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Bad design by design, Politics, Social Media

Obama and Romney on Twitter… a major #fail

In a previous blog post, I said that Obama and Romney have failed at replying to Twitter followers – as noted by the ‘no replies’ that can be found on their Twitter profiles. They or their campaign have never replied to any of their followers. I said this was an utter failure because they could […]

Politics, Social Media

Praise and indictment for celebs on Twitter

Before it was cool I’ve been on Twitter since 2006 and have tweeted 9,651 times (at the time of this writing). I was on Twitter years before it was cool. I’ve watched Twitter ‘grow up’ in a sense. It’s a small world In the last few years, I’ve really started to notice how celebrities have […]

Branding, Inspiration, Politics, Website Design

GOP Candidates & the Obama Design Aesthetic

I couldn’t help but notice a few striking similarities between current GOP candidate websites and Obama’s 2008 campaign website and the current White House website. Glowing Blue Background It seems that the new political design trend is going to be glowing backgrounds. Most of the candidate’s sites use a glowing blue background of some sort […]

Branding, Creative Improv, Politics, Social Media, Viral Advertising

Social Media & Brands

Just yesterday, I spoke to Lambda Pi Eta, the communication department’s honor society at Truman State University. I was connected to them by fellow Mountain Dew and Twitter addict, Don Krause (@santee). I was über nervous about speaking, as I always am, but I think I overcame that fear. I talked about my experience with […]

Politics, Social Media

Politicians turning to Social Media

Just a quick thought here – Does anyone find it very interesting that Sarah Palin has taken her voice to Facebook and Twitter almost exclusively? She is calling the shots and making the mainstream media report on what she just wrote on these social sites. It is unprecedented that a politician could so overtly avoid […]

Branding, Politics, Viral Advertising

A look back: 2008 Presidential election

Since it seems like my six-part series on the 2008 presidential election has disappeared within my blog, I wanted to re-highlight it since I spent hours researching various aspects of that election. This series focuses on the websites of Sen. John McCain and then-Sen. Barrack Obama. It was a culmination of a semester of research […]