Blog Ads—Pre-Campaign

Pre-campaign organizations including leadership PACs, 501(c)(4)s, independent super PACs and other committees have many online advertising options including search, display, pre-roll video, and ads on Facebook.  Likewise these groups have various objectives such as persuading or mobilizing voters, driving traffic to their websites, building email lists and fundraising.  The display ads run on political blogs and news sites are easiest to track and are the focus of this section.  These ads can be targeted with considerable specificity.  Blog ads come in different sizes and shapes (leaderboard, big square, half page, rectangle).  Some are animated so that the text and graphic elements come together into the final design, others are animated GIFs which cycle through, and others change when the mouse rolls over them.  A campaign can run the same ad over an extended period of time at the risk of it becoming stale, or it can produce a stream of new designs. 

(alpha by potential candidate)


      America Next (Jindal)

Oct. 30, 2014 - Political Wire

       Sept. 20, 2014 - The Weekly Standard

May 31, 2014 - The Weekly Standard

Kasich Taylor for Ohio (2014 Re-elect Campaign)

Aug. 1, 2014 - Politicalwire


Rand Paul for Senate 2016

Sept. 22, 2014 - The Iowa Republican

Reclaim America PAC

Jan. 25, 2014 - The Blaze

Friends of Scott Walker (2014 Re-elect Campaign)

May 8, 2014 - National Review

Republican Governors Association

Nov. 6, 2013 - Politicalwire

National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee
  April 21, 2014 -

Ready for Hillary PAC >>

Jan. 2014

Dec. 2013:



Judicial Crisis Network
July 30, 2014 - (coinciding with Christie visit)


July 31, 2014 - Union Leader
see also TV ad/video