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WHAT is Romney doing with his money? Where are the ads??
October 6th 2012 | County Agent Hank Kimball

Posted on 10/06/2012 9:19:37 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball

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1 posted on 10/06/2012 9:19:44 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Why would R&R throw their money at Texas?

Additionally, Romney has pretty much won the white male vote and your programming is demographically male.


2 posted on 10/06/2012 9:23:56 PM PDT by Kahuna
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

I’m in CA and can’t say I’ve seen any ads by either candidate. Maybe it’s cuz this state is a lock for The RAT-in-chief.


3 posted on 10/06/2012 9:24:23 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Maybe after a bad month or so after the DNC the donations have been down, and maybe after this debate the donations will pick up.


4 posted on 10/06/2012 9:24:42 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

It’s your location. I’m in New York, and I have not seen any ads from either candidate.


5 posted on 10/06/2012 9:27:19 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: richmwill

These are national networks - every one. Same commercials being run nationwide.

Hank


6 posted on 10/06/2012 9:29:21 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Myth Romney is a vile Fabian Socialist - his opponent is infinitely worse. How did it come to this?)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

No, tons of ads hitting the swing states this week.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/05/romney-campaign-and-rnc-spending-12-million-this-week-on-ads/

Excerpt:
“Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney’s campaign and the Republican National Committee are together spending just over $12 million for television ads in nine battleground states this week, according to a Democratic ad-buying source.

The Romney campaign itself bought $7.7 million worth of ad time in those states running from Wednesday until next Tuesday while the RNC is spending $5.05 million for commercials to support the Republican nominee on the airwaves.”

Colorado: $650,000 (RNC only)
Florida: $1.6 million (Romney only)
Iowa: $1.33 million (Romney: $670,000; RNC: $660,000)
Nevada: $660,000 (Romney only)
New Hampshire: $240,000 (Romney only)
North Carolina: $1.46 million (Romney: $900,000; RNC: $560,000)
Ohio: $3.15 million (Romney: $1.78 million; RNC: $1.37 million)
Virginia: $2.63 million (Romney: $1.43 million; RNC: $1.2 million)
Wisconsin: $1.05 million (Romney: $440,000; RNC: $610,000)


7 posted on 10/06/2012 9:29:24 PM PDT by plushaye (Election 2012 Prayer Force)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

You’re in Texas, right? Is there even the slightest hint that Obama will carry Texas?

Romney is smart enough to get maximum return on his campaign dollar so he’ll spend it in swing states or anywhere he thinks he has a chance at picking up a state. He’s not worried about Texas.

Obama is used to wasting other peoples money, so he’ll blow it anywhere, including Texas.


8 posted on 10/06/2012 9:29:53 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Lichtenstein!


9 posted on 10/06/2012 9:29:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

He loaned it all to the Obama camp so they could roll it and snort blow.

It appears to be rather effective, don’t you think?


10 posted on 10/06/2012 9:30:50 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Kahuna

Again...these are national networks. National ads. People all across the country are seing the same ads. Of course, he wouldn’t advertise on local channels in Texas I understand that.

But these ads are all being seen in Ohio, Florida, and everywhere else. I just don’t get it.

Hank


11 posted on 10/06/2012 9:31:00 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Myth Romney is a vile Fabian Socialist - his opponent is infinitely worse. How did it come to this?)
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To: uncitizen

I am in the central coast area and obama is running ads here, no Romney ads.


12 posted on 10/06/2012 9:31:32 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

He has been focusing on swing states. I’ve read a lot from others in those states that he is hammering them hard.


13 posted on 10/06/2012 9:33:28 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Romney will likely win 60% of the vote in Texas


14 posted on 10/06/2012 9:35:17 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Unless you’re in a swing state or a media market shared with a swing state, don’t expect to see anything on cable or in any slots that are sold by a local station.

I’m guessing closer to the election we’ll see some national media buys, but they’ll be fairly thin, compared with “saturation bombing” in the swing states,and targeted on the demographic of the show they run in.

Anyone seeing more in swing states?


15 posted on 10/06/2012 9:35:35 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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...also consider the media buys we have here. If it is a local buys like KETK, KLTV, etc, they don’t have a lot of reach and isn’t really needed. Locally we went something like 80% for Bush in 2004 and 75% for McCain in 08. There aren’t too many to convince here.


16 posted on 10/06/2012 9:36:24 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

even national programming has local ads.


17 posted on 10/06/2012 9:36:24 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Come to VA. We’re getting plenty!!


18 posted on 10/06/2012 9:36:37 PM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
These are national networks - every one. Same commercials being run nationwide.

I don't think so, most slots on cable-only channels are sold by the local cable provider. (Or at least that's the way it looked to me back when I had cable.)

19 posted on 10/06/2012 9:37:25 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

I’ve seen several Obama ads during breaks in the baseball playoff games on TBS.
Nothing at all from Romney.


20 posted on 10/06/2012 9:37:31 PM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

I believe advertising, even though the shows may be seen nationally, is done locally. I can be watching the OSU game in Colorado on ABC and during commercial break, I’m getting a Romney or Obama commercial and my dad watching the same game in central OH will get a different commercial. The same also happens with ESPN or WGN for the baseball games
Come up to CO if you want to see massive amounts of political TV commercials, radio ads, flyers, billboards, direct mailings, and anything else the campaigns can think of. They’ve been non-stop for both sides since early summer


21 posted on 10/06/2012 9:37:38 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: plushaye

Thanks for the info and the link.

I still think Romney is missing the mark dramatically by (apparently) not adverising on national cable channels. How many people watch local networks versus ESPN, A&E, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, TBS, TNT, etc., etc.

I think a huge percentage of TV viewership is on these large national channels and the Romney camp appears to have blown them off entirely.

Hank


22 posted on 10/06/2012 9:38:03 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Myth Romney is a vile Fabian Socialist - his opponent is infinitely worse. How did it come to this?)
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To: GeronL

About 50% of advertising on national channels are still sold locally.


23 posted on 10/06/2012 9:38:37 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Here in Colorado the ads appear about 4 times an hour, we are swing state and the polls are showing Romney building a lead!


24 posted on 10/06/2012 9:38:46 PM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Hank - Mr. Haney says that Arnold the Pig told him that “market strategies” are a’workin.


25 posted on 10/06/2012 9:40:11 PM PDT by jungleboy
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
"Again...these are national networks. National ads. People all across the country are seing the same ads. Of course, he wouldn’t advertise on local channels in Texas I understand that. But these ads are all being seen in Ohio, Florida, and everywhere else. I just don’t get it."

I'm not sure that is how it works, I was watching the same baseball games earlier (TBS) in Minnesota and was seeing a ton of Bachmann and other local ads. It would be a complete waste of money for her to run ads in Texas, so my guess is that local ads run during the national broadcasts. I could be wrong though, I've never been in the TV business.

On another note, I did see 2 Obama ads during the game, if he has to spend money here its a good thing.

26 posted on 10/06/2012 9:41:25 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: svcw

Really?! Obama ads? I’m in the Central Valley and the only ads I see are on national tv and they’re all O ads. Are you seeing them on local programming? Are there a lot of them? Or just occasional?


27 posted on 10/06/2012 9:41:46 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: ebersole

Hmmm. Interesting thought. I’m watching on satellite (DirecTV).

The thing that still doesn’t compute is that I’m seeing all the Obama ads. Surely, Filth isn’t paying for ads to run in East Texas where, as another poster pointed out, will go 70 percent or so for Romney.

Hank


28 posted on 10/06/2012 9:42:47 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Myth Romney is a vile Fabian Socialist - his opponent is infinitely worse. How did it come to this?)
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To: plushaye

Colorado: $650,000 (RNC only)
Florida: $1.6 million (Romney only)
Iowa: $1.33 million (Romney: $670,000; RNC: $660,000)
Nevada: $660,000 (Romney only)
New Hampshire: $240,000 (Romney only)
North Carolina: $1.46 million (Romney: $900,000; RNC: $560,000)
Ohio: $3.15 million (Romney: $1.78 million; RNC: $1.37 million)
Virginia: $2.63 million (Romney: $1.43 million; RNC: $1.2 million)
Wisconsin: $1.05 million (Romney: $440,000; RNC: $610,000)

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Looks as if Romney knows how to spend his money wisely.


29 posted on 10/06/2012 9:43:13 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: mnehring

bump


30 posted on 10/06/2012 9:43:47 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Irenic; County Agent Hank Kimball

Bill Maher Rips Obama’s Debate Performance: ‘Looked Like He Took My Million & Spent It All On Weed’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2941175/posts


31 posted on 10/06/2012 9:44:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

I have Dish as does my Dad...It wouldn’t shock me if those Obama advertisements aren’t costing him a penny:)


32 posted on 10/06/2012 9:45:35 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: mnehring

Interesting. OK. So the Romney camp apparently made the decision not to do any of the national buys?

That would account for some people seeing some Romney ads and Filth ads, while others are seeing only Filth ads. Obama is buying national and local, while Romney’s buying only local.

Thanks,
Hank


33 posted on 10/06/2012 9:45:48 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Myth Romney is a vile Fabian Socialist - his opponent is infinitely worse. How did it come to this?)
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To: REDWOOD99

Occasionally, they aren’t playing on the national stations but the local stations, who are affiliated with the networks.
So you do have a good point though.
Like the LA ABC which I think is a national network I haven’t seen any in the evening but when the local Santa Barbara ABC is on during the day, there are obama ads, I guess they still could be national.
During the day the local stations are showing a different line up than the LA stations.


34 posted on 10/06/2012 9:46:00 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
You're not understanding: He is advertising on national cable channels. But technology now allows advertisers to target specific segments of advertising to local markets and regional markets on "national channels." While you are seeing an ad for Wal Mart on NBC in Texas, a guy in Ohio is seeing a Romney ad, and a guy in Pennsylvania is seeing an ad for the PA Senate race.

Really.

35 posted on 10/06/2012 9:46:34 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Is YOUR religion BATF approved?)
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To: cydcharisse

THAT is exactly what triggered me. Millions upon millions are watching these games and seing nothing but Filth propoganda. Except, perhaps where Romney is buying local ads.

Makes no sense to me.

Hank


36 posted on 10/06/2012 9:47:15 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Myth Romney is a vile Fabian Socialist - his opponent is infinitely worse. How did it come to this?)
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To: AmonAmarth

Ads are priced according to how many eyeballs will be reached. Reach 50 states; pay for reaching 50 states (Duh!)How should mass mailings work then? Should R/R do mailouts to all 50 states or pay much less by limiting their mailings to swing states. Simple economics.

Most of the narrow audience cable channels don’t get Nielsens done, so a campaign would have no idea of the demographics of who was was watching, much less where.


37 posted on 10/06/2012 9:47:25 PM PDT by FirstFlaBn
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

From your profile it appears you are in TX. How much money would you like the Romney campaign to waste in TX?

I spoke with a friend in FL before the debates who was concerned about the dearth of Romney ads. He texted me in the last couple of days to ignore that conversation, that the floodgates opened up after the debates.

I suspect it is the same in other key swing states. Romney and his people are pretty darn smart and aren’t going to be wasting money.


38 posted on 10/06/2012 9:47:37 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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” - - - The most recent, today, was a rebuttal to the debate - - - “

What you saw was a DEFENSE ad: in politics, when you are explaining you are on defense.

Romney, as coached by the debate consultants is the real Romney.

Romney, as coached by his Campaign staff is a disaster.

Why Romeny does not fire his Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaavud “Top” Advisors is beyond me, unless he is determined not to win.

Thanks for this thread. Your $ question is a great one.

RINO Mind Meld ignores the fact that 35 % of Voters this year will have a chance to vote early. Many have already sent in their marked ballots.

RINO Mind Meld still assumes that “people really don’t decide who they are going to vote for until 24 hours before the election.” Many have already voted.

RINO Mind Meld finds comfort is losing by being really, REALLY stupid, politically. Witness RINO Poster Boy Lame-Brain McCain. He is still on TV and still offering advice.


39 posted on 10/06/2012 9:49:26 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: svcw

Keep an eye on them. If gas prices out here are making such a big splash nationally, O may get worried about CA. NO WAY he wins w/o CA.


40 posted on 10/06/2012 9:50:23 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

The last report I saw, sometime in the last week, is that Obama is out-collecting and out-spending Romney by significant amounts.

That was in a post here on Free Republic.


41 posted on 10/06/2012 9:50:47 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Sack Ed Gillespie and the Bush cronies on the Romney Campaign Team. Reince Priebus, RNC Chair is worse that useless. Rats always fight in the trenches, blood and guts. The Republican bluebloods have no clue.


42 posted on 10/06/2012 9:51:33 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Satellite cannot target content to the extent that cable can. However, if you have a DVR, targeted commercials can be downloaded to your set-top box, and only played in your specific area [one of the ways DVR costs are underwritten for satellite providers is by providing targeted advertising.] Local ad content is then inserted at predetermined times from the downloaded content.


43 posted on 10/06/2012 9:54:34 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Is YOUR religion BATF approved?)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

That is no longer true. The cable networks are able to substitute commercials in various locations on nationally broadcasted programs. It may already be technologically possible to specify commercials by households.


44 posted on 10/06/2012 9:54:34 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: FredZarguna

OK. Thanks. This isn’t my field and I appreciate the education. But bear with me here, becuse I DO work in marketing and something still doesn’t make sense.

It would make sense to me that a network like TBS, say, would reserve SOME block of ads that it sells nation-wide. Don’t they sell advertising directly? And if so, don’t they need to base that on some guaranteed (or estimated) viewership?

Now as I think this through, though, maybe I’m seeing your point even more clearly. Apparently Filth is placing nation-wide buys while Romney is doing only the targeted local buys.

Which I understand, but still don’t necessarily think is smart. People travel. They watch in hotels and bars. They watch in aunt Minnie’s house while they’re on vaction in the neighboring state. Still seems short-sighted.

But I think I’m starting to get what I at least HOPE they’re doing.

Thanks,
Hank


45 posted on 10/06/2012 9:55:12 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Myth Romney is a vile Fabian Socialist - his opponent is infinitely worse. How did it come to this?)
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To: Iron Munro

Too bad he’s not using that money he’s outraising R&R in collecting to buy himself some debating lessons! What an Urkel!


46 posted on 10/06/2012 9:55:17 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

I don’t think anybody does national buys for political ads anymore.


47 posted on 10/06/2012 9:55:45 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Is YOUR religion BATF approved?)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
It's a waste of money to run ads nationally when it can be used to target ads in local markets.

Look, it's the 21st century. The campaigns have robust "data mining" operations. They know precisely where they need to advertise for best effect. They don't need to target even an entire state.

The election will turn on precincts. That's just how it is.

48 posted on 10/06/2012 9:55:56 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Mr. Kimball,

Please step away from the insecticide and pay attention. Regardless of whether or not a shows are across the country, either regular network or cable, there are STILL local ads. My cable distributor is local, many are local. You don’t have Buckeye cable (an Ohio company) in Texas, do you?

Maddie10


49 posted on 10/06/2012 9:57:56 PM PDT by madison10
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To: REDWOOD99

How’s the central valley? SB gas went up $0.50 in one week.
Local news is saying probably another $0.50 next Friday.
There was an alert on the local news at 5 on ABC saying LA reg was $5.99 and super $6.29.
AND there is a shortage, stations are shutting down because they can’t get deliveries. I don’t know what farmers are going to do or truckers transporting goods.
Well, all I can say is the evening is about 70 degrees, no wind just soft sea breezes.........so going back on the deck and sip wine.


50 posted on 10/06/2012 9:58:04 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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