Caption Campaign Ads

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MNF Ads – Dayton & Walz yes, Bachmann no

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That was a tough game. So many woulda shoulda couldas… if only Farve had thrown that slant pass to Harvin just a little lower…

It’s the same with captioning. We saw ads by Dayton and Walz that were captioned, and one by Bachmann that wasn’t. There may have been other ads that we didn’t see. If you saw any, please send us an email with the specifics!

PS – remember, if a candidate receives public funds he or she MUST caption their ads. Dayton does not receive funds, so he is not legally obligated to caption. But of course we think he should anyway 😉


Written by jwyant

October 12, 2010 at 10:00 am

Emmer Captions Web Videos

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Emmer’s campaign has been working hard to catch up. The four most recent videos are now captioned. Kudos and keep up the good work!

Written by jwyant

October 6, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Otto Ads Captioned

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Rebecca Otto recently aired two ads and posted them on her website as well – both captioned. Like Ritchie (see the previous post), her staff clearly made an effort to make sure the online ads were captioned from the get-go. Way to go, Otto!

Written by jwyant

October 5, 2010 at 10:30 am

Ritchie Ad Captioned

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Mark Ritchie’s campaign announced a new ad on TV today – and the online version was captioned. Kudos to the Ritchie campaign! All too often, when the web version is captioned, it is days – even weeks – after the fact. Captioning takes time – and that time needs to be planned for when scheduling a production.

( is nonpartisan. We will issue kudos to any candidate who complies with the law.)

Written by jwyant

October 5, 2010 at 10:06 am

Kudos: Horner web ad captioned

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Talked with Matt, Horner’s press secretary. Turns out that when they were embedding the YouTube ads onto their website, the captions were not passing through. They’ve since fixed that problem. Check them out (video at lower left):

Written by jwyant

October 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm

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