I’m getting scattered reports and images of political advertising popping up on various websites. They seem to look like accidents more than a deliberate strategy.
At 8:58am, I have an image off the Stuff mobile website main page of a election advertisement for a major party.
I noticed that the Met service is still showing the TV3 leaders debate banner ad (not on the main page, but when you click through to a town):
For one thing, this is really out of date. More seriously, the colours [deleted] & names of leaders [deleted] may serve to increase voting for those party’s (recency effect) and thus quash votes for minor parties.
The NZH[erald] politics page had the same banner ad earlier on (around 8am), but it seems to be gone now (replaced by Newspix & Qantas ads).
Just looks like the advertising agencies and major newspaper websites need to be quite a lot better at making sure that they clean up their advertising programs.
In both cases, the pages had fixed themselves by the time I got to look at them.
13:10. The NZ Herald really need to look at their mobile site. They are still popping up National adverts periodically. I’ve had two reports of that happening and one image.
14:30: Some moron young Nat has been boasting on facebook about voting multiple times. Apparently, a complaint with screenshots has been sent to the Electoral Commission.
Tim Bellew Nat supporter boast on FB 2 Tiffany Cater of Waikato,Nat supporter, about voting multiple times. Dirty politics at the base also
— Lynn Williams (@LynnW192) September 19, 2014
I suspect the fool isn’t going to like the attention that he now gets.
15:50: I think that Quinovic Mt Eden needs a complaint with a mass email today that is pretty clearly election advertising targeting property investors. “Barry Adkins and the team at Quinovic Mt Eden” have pumped out a email that starts with
It will be election day when this newsletter arrives in your inbox, and we will be on the verge of knowing who will lead the country through the next three years.
So clearly they knew it would arrive on election day. They then explicitly describe and link to a chart from Property magazine that rates all of the political parties based on how good they are for property investors. That is something you can do before and after election day. But not on election day. Barry Adkins is a chump…
The weather in Auckland is bight and sunny with occasional downpours – our classic changeable spring weather. It is still threatening rain, so I’d suggest that people get out and vote before it gets miserable.
Scott at ImperatorFish has been skirting the edge of the law with his series of posts bemoaning his inability to do political posts on election day. I did enjoy his selfie.
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