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- Communicating tax increases - Canadian Liberals 2015 - Fairness for the middle classes - https://youtu.be/h-wKMJ3zsiA
Canadian Harper government ad anti-drugs [1m] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEuCvUdHDNA
- Canadian government advertising for Canadian oil 2013-14 – ‘Friendly government advertising on Washington subways – CBC media piece on Natural Resources Canada blanketed Washington subway stations with friendly ads promoting Canadian oil. This round of ads ran in Metro Centre from Dec. 31 to mid-February 1:14 (Just footage of the ads, no commentary) http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/ID/2493464568/
Australian Abbott government advertises university policy changes 2014 - Govt funds ad blitz on university changes - Sky News Australia media discussion on The Abbott government is using taxpayer funds for an advertising blitz to sell its controversial higher education changes. 01:06 http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2014/12/08/govt-funds-ad-blitz-on-university-changes.html
Bob Brown blasts Rudd's mining ad campaign on ABC Radio National http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEyUPNu5pdU
Work choices ad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNddf-iZLLk
Selling Health Care insurance, Obama USA
Health care.gov ad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZcEqSqAWEY
Magic Johnson on Health insurance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNvTAgQXZ-4;
US President Obama interview show Between Two Ferns with comedian Zach Galifianakis - http://www.upworthy.com/president-obama-burns-a-rude-celebrity-and-then-teaches-him-how-to-get-it-treated?c=ufb1 or or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnW3xkHxIEQ
“The Story of the Affordable Care Act: From an Unmet Promise to the Law of the Land.” Organizing for Action http://www.barackobama.com/video/issues/health/page/1/top
USA President Obama: Policy Initiatives
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, January 2009, 6:47http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhtE2EfFXvY
A Strong Middle Class = A Strong Future, January 2009, 19:52 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63Do7L1yh-I
A New Standard of Openness, April 2009, 9:41 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1-W7QSXT_c
Roadmap to Recovery, June 2009, 2:09 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8LbDbKXRxQ
Credit Card Bill of Rights, August 2009, 2:37 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxWD-ZOQMKk
Race to the Top $4B Education Investment, November 2009, 32:03http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5YAxzgvjvo
Health Care Reform, September 2009, 4:00 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUNCpnRBf9o
Financial Regulatory Reform, September 2009, 4:00 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWgR6R-L1Kc
Education to Innovate, November 2009, 18:16 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33_nZaOUWYw
Obama: The Volcker Rule for Financial Institutions, January 2010, 8:16http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfiD3N267ok
George W Bush presidency selling war
Scott McClellan, Bush advisor, on "Selling the War to the American People" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq8qBHYYyKs&feature=related
Annette King criticises $600k of government advertising by the New Zealand National Government http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3oh7G3sbfg [3.25m]
Thatcher Conservative government selling privatisation in the UK
British Gas Ad Tell Sid Postman - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nedVpG-GjkE
Privatisation in Britain during 1980's under Mrs Thatcher – BBC documentary detailing the privatisation of industries in Britain during the 1980's including British Telecom, British Gas, British Airways and the electricity boards and creating a nation of shareholders - resulting in the rise of "Popular Capatalism" - 1 and a half hours - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Qq01tC0lU
Privatization in Britain – 8 minute excerpt from Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40NVkfbaMo4
UK PM Brown policy initiatives
Home Owners Support Package, September 2008, 0:37 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOEBUQ1lkWE
Post-Expenses Scandal Reforms, April 2009, 3:28 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBXj5l6ShpA
3Rs Initiative: one to one tuition, January 2010, 1:22 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKVh39eN0kw
Smarter Government, November 2009, 3:00 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNpZrU6YLXU
National Strategy for Carers, June 2008, 8:16 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5S3wQJAumo
Issue campaign video on the use of marijuana as the US state of Florida voted on legalizing it in 2014. This Is The 'Grease' Parody To End All 'Grease' Parodies. You're Welcome, Everyone - http://www.upworthy.com/this-is-the-grease-parody-to-end-all-grease-parodies-youre-welcome-everyone?c=fea
Website featuring links to US Government Ads
Selling Obama care
''Obama’s Vote-Getting Tactics Struggle to Find the Uninsured' http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/us/proven-models-break-down-in-search-for-the-uninsured.html?src=rechp&_r=1
Obama Administration ad to target young men (the hardest demo to get to sign up for health insurance) to sign up see http://www.ijreview.com/2013/12/102551-ridiculous-new-video-shows-parents-talk-talk-obamacare-christmas-dinner/
‘White House enlists kitty, piglet, duckling to pitch Obamacare’ http://washingtonexaminer.com/white-house-enlists-kitty-piglet-duckling-to-pitch-obamacare/article/2536456
Klein, E., and Kliff, S. (2013) ‘Obama’s last campaign: Inside the White House plan to sell Obamacare’, Washington Post, July 17, <http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/07/17/obamas-last-campaign-inside-the-white-house-plan-to-sell-obamacare/> accessed 25 July 2013.
Shear, M. (2009) 'Polling Helps Obama Frame Message in Health Care Debate.’ Washington Post, July 30 <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/30/AR2009073001547_2.htm> accessed January 18 2010
New York Times (2013) ‘a Chance for Pro Sports to Help on Healthcare.” By the Editorial Board New York Times, July 2, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/03/opinion/a-chance-for-pro-sports-to-help-on-health-care.html Accessed August 201
Australia, Kevin Rudd
Government ads keep things simple, but ignore the factshttp://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/opinion/politics/government-ads-keep-things-simple-but-ignore-the-facts-20100526-wcx2.html
Kevin Rudd planned mining ad campaign planned before industry backlashhttp://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/kevin-rudd-planned-mining-ad-campaign-planned-before-industry-backlash/story-e6frgczf-1225873658225
Independence lost as Kevin Rudd dumps advert policyhttp://www.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/independence-lost-as-kevin-rudd-dumps-advert-policy/story-e6frerff-1225881063443
Govt's health reform ad blitz promotes political, not public,interesthttp://www.crikey.com.au/2010/06/02/govts-health-reform-ad-blitz-promotes-political-not-public-interest/
Key Government, New Zealand
Annette King criticises $600k of government advertising in parliament transcript http://theyworkforyou.co.nz/portfolios/prime_minister/2009/mar/31/government_advertising
Australian PM John Howard work choices advertising
Howard ignored his own polling Mark Davis Political Correspondent March 7, 2008 http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/03/06/1204779971065.html