Tuesday, December 6, 2016

political advertising

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016

A mishmash of voices and music blaring from video screens compete for attention inside a new art exhibit in Ohio looking at the images and sounds of presidential campaign television ads.

In another show near New York City that explores how photos affect voters, snapshots of John Kennedy...

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Jeb Bush's recent cancellation of advertising plans in Iowa and South Carolina was yet another cost-saving step for a down-in-the-polls presidential campaign that had already thinned its staff. If not for his flush super PAC, the Republican might be gone from the...

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015

Just before Rhode Island voters chose their governor last year, a group in Ohio transferred $730,000 from secret donors to another Ohio organization that spent the money on television ads aimed at defeating Gina Raimondo, the Democrat who eventually won a tight...

Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

After a summer spent chasing voters with millions of dollars in television ads, some of the biggest spenders in politics have settled on eight Senate races for a final flurry before Election Day.

The groups, which include the Crossroads network...

Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

When the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom launched a recent TV ad, the spot went viral — but for all the wrong reasons.

In a kitchen, a woman complains that while her husband can't stop talking about the independence referendum, she...

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

(Editor's note: Labor Day kicks off a two-month sprint toward Election Day. This story is part of a package that sets the stage for the November elections.)

Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which...

Friday, May. 16, 2014

A new analysis finds the nation's health care overhaul deserves a place in advertising history as the focus of extraordinarily high spending on negative political TV ads that have gone largely unanswered by the law's supporters.

The report, released...