Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Doing back flips for the YouTube campaigns. Give us a break.

Bob Mayo of WTAE and others are make a big deal about the YouTube campaigns. Anyone up for a food fight? Shall I set the table?
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From signs

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These numbers of page views are not going to set the world on fire. They might be a spark. Time will tell. The important element in these videos is trust. To see, watch, hear and catalog the perspectives can't be denied. That is where the power resides. Meanwhile video ads from faceless, nameless, image trashing sources amount to pimples on the digital landscape and our shared political spaces.

Finally, the coverage from the MSM to the trite and the fumbles to the matters of substance is fuel for the fire -- even the sparks. Seems that the MSM would like to give props to empty shoes. That's just another example of Pittsburgh needs oversight.

The links to my video sites, and the photo catalogs at Picassa, are to the left of this blog. I have toyed with this medium and various messages. There isn't any one 'masterpiece.' The best offering of mine has been the CDs that are given in person to those who attend candidate functions.
Recent highly viewed video: Rauterkus.Blip.TV video called, "Democracy is Important to Me" from city council presentation.


Tom said...

Sorry Mark,

I have no idea what you're trying to say here.

A guy like Peduto had better revolutionize the way the mayor's campaign is run in this town...that's been his reputation...the "progressive"--and I don't use that in the liberal, nonsensical term--when it comes to technology and the Internet.


Mark Rauterkus said...

After a Trib article, and other MSM mentions, the empty shoe YouTube ad had 180 viewings, total.

My videos on two site have been seen more than 5,000 times.

My site isn't great -- even. But MSM drove little to the concept ad. This is but a pimple in what is really happening.

But -- this posting is also a bit of a snapshot / benchmark. Perhaps that add will hit 5,000 views? Time will tell.

Anonymous said...

You probably got a spike of interest from the Marty Griffin interview.