Sunday, September 18, 2005

Mike Bloomberg's Creative Campaigning

Mike Bloomberg is certainly getting creative. I got a spam from his campaign initiative and I had to check out what was going on. He has a site which allows individuals access to campaign initiatives such as voter registration sign ups, campaign parties, and conference calls.
There is a full calendar with links to upcoming events. You can register to host a Bloomberg party just email parties@mikebloomberg.com.

The Points System

There is a whole points system set up. You get points for doing certain things and as you rack up points you get invited to certain campaign events. Is this selling out who knows. But it is certainly a creative way to get some help with your campaign. You get 2 points for signing up a friend. 134 points for attending a voter registration event. There is a whole list of point value.

It almost seems like a very grass roots very un republican way to get things done. Now whether or not you agree with the Republican platform, you can not disagree that these guys are not organized when it comes to running campaigns and getting elected. This is a a perfect example of that. He is running the show as if he were doing a new product launch, not a campaign. He holds big schmoozing campaign launch parties similar to those held when a new tech start up launches a new product. He is developing an image to reach out to new voter bases similar to the way a company redesigns its image to attract a new customer base of those that normally wouldn't use their product. It seems that this is he kind of vehicle the democrats should be using to gain votes and party participation. The site provides large reach to the masses, while increasing participation, and building a strong community and following. It gets the story out to  anyone willing to listen at a very marginal cost.

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Bloomberg is also creating niche groups to cater to specific voter bases.

Women For Bloomberg

That's right Bloomberg is recruiting women over to his party platform. A smart move considering many women do not agree with many of the Republican views on abortion etc. etc. So it makes sense that he would start a group to recruit these voters.

Democrats for Bloomberg
In an ultimate campaign strategy what could be better than getting the opposing side to join your team. Claire Schulman borough president of Queens is heading this initiative. Should they be ashamed. Who knows? Bloomberg claims to have once been a registered democrat on his site.

Well Bloomberg was a creative thought leader in business and his persona and strategic planning is carried through to his political career. It will be an interesting race.

 

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Blog For Hope

For 30 days read celeberity  posts as they blog for charity. Here are sample of some of the doners:

Hilary Clinton
Tom Green
The Nanny

Star Power rocks. Hey at least its for a good cause!

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Monday, June 27, 2005

John Walton Dies In a Plane Crash

Is this how all celebrities go?

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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Teens Face Felony Charges for Hacking HS Laptops

Link: http://www.berksmontnews.com

"Thirteen Kutztown Area High School students are facing felony charges for tampering with district-issued laptop computers. According to parent testimony and confirmed by an otherwise vaguely-worded letter from the Kutztown Police Department, students got hold of the system's secret administrative password and reconfigured their computers to achieve greater Internet and network access"

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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Interesting Prediction for the Future

Reasons Unbeknownst wrote an interesting post on his take regarding the future of our society. Here is a funny quote from the post:

"This is not like the industrial revolution. All of the jobs where we had to be smart to navigate bureaucracy will be gone, not because robots are going to be smarter than us but because we will have figured out how to eliminate the bureaucracy. We won’t be able to retrain in other words."

June 18, 2005 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Summer 2005 Free Events in New York

Now you can finally impress your friends by being in the know. I have been blasting this excel file around and it is a great lits of free events in New York City through out the summer. Its def worth the download. Though, I am still not quite sure where it originated and who created.

Download summer_2005.xls

The nice feature about this list is that it has links to each event. It includes Shakespeare in the Park, Movies in Bryant Park, MidSummer Nights Swing, The JVC Jazz Festival, GMA Concerts at Rockefeller Plaza, Concerts at Bryant Park, and New York City Opera productions in Central Park. I am not sure if I left any thing out, but take a look at the list. Its worth it.

June 11, 2005 in Around Town - Giving back, Current Affairs, Events, Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack