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 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
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.
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.
I live in California and have not seen even one add for either candidate on tv. I will vote for Romney and encourage others to (mostly people in other states), but he is not carrying this state, and would be foolish to waste money here.
National networks run local ads just like any other network. Typically, networks will have a percent set of ad time set aside for running national ads, and a percent they have for local ads. If they don’t get local ads, they run more national ads.
I’m in FL. Trust me, I see the ads everywhere and on every channel from Romney...