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April 24, 2013 |
Los Angeles' mayoral candidates clashed in a feisty debate , with Wendy Greuel striving to create a strong distinction between herself and rival Eric Garcetti as mail-in voting begins in advance of the May 21 runoff election. Greuel is arguing she is a strong leader rather than a flashy campaigner, with Garcetti countering his track record shows he has tackled challenging work, such as pension reform. The hourlong debate on Monday at USC was testy, with the candidates swinging at each other from the opening moments.
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April 14, 2013 |
In her first television ad in the runoff for mayor or Los Angeles, Wendy Greuel describes how gun violence has affected her and other Americans and promises Angelenos, “I'll work so this never touches your life.” Greuel uses the 30-second spot, due to begin running Monday on cable television, to pledge more mental health services and “a partnership with parents and police to keep guns and gangs out of schools.” By raising the issue in...
March 31, 2013 |
Once known as an upstart carrier, Southwest Airlines recently launched a new ad campaign that has some airline industry experts wondering if it signals a new direction - and new fees - at the nation's largest domestic airline. The new ads, which began airing during the television broadcast of the NCAA playoffs, don't mention the airline's most popular appeal - that your first two checked bags fly free and you don't pay to change flights. The ads also don't feature funny dialog that slams competitors - a common theme in past Southwest commercials.
March 31, 2013 |
Once known as an upstart carrier, Southwest Airlines recently launched an ad campaign that has some airline industry experts wondering whether it signals a new direction - and new fees - at the nation's largest domestic airline. The new ads, which began airing during the television broadcast of the NCAA tournament, don't mention the airline's most popular appeal - that your first two checked bags fly free and you don't pay to change flights. The ads also don't feature funny dialogue that slams competitors - a common theme in previous Southwest commercials.
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February 26, 2013 |
With one week until Election Day, every move by the mayoral candidates is being closely scrutinized for signs of what they believe is happening among voters below the radar in what is expected to be a low-turnout election. And no one is being watched more closely at the moment than Jan Perry, who is waging a blistering mail campaign against Wendy Greuel. Greuel's recent decision to respond may signal that Perry is making headway in the five-candidate contest. But the aggressive, and some would argue questionable, nature of Perry's mail campaign is drawing scrutiny as well, with county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky the latest to speak out about the Perry campaign's tactics.
January 28, 2013 |
Sunday night's SAG Awards broadcast featured a sneak peek of Disney's “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” showing the black-and-white world of James Franco's Kansas huckster morphing into color when the soon-to-be-wizard lands in Oz. It's one of several previews - or previews to previews - that will air for the big-budget prequel in the coming days. This Sunday, Disney will air a spot during the Super Bowl and has seen fit to tease that teaser with its own online video.
January 9, 2013 |
Magic Johnson and Steve Nash join Chris Paul in a new NBA commercial, "Unbelievable is BIG. " In the commercial, Johnson is sitting a restaurant watching a Clippers-Memphis Grizzlies game on television. Paul is dribbling against Mike Conley, disappearing into puffs of smoke and reappearing to the confusion of the Memphis defenders. It's revealed that Johnson is sitting alongside Nash, who is eating French fries. Paul transports to join them, grabbing a fry before snapping back into the game to score a layup.
November 10, 2012 |
The Marine Corps has launched a multimedia advertising campaign aimed at encouraging more women and minorities to join as officers, and ending a decades-old stereotype that the Corps is the domain of white men. The Marines' “Fighting With Purpose” campaign tracks with the lesson that many pundits have drawn from last week's election results: The nation's demographics have dramatically changed. The campaign, created by the advertising and marketing firms UniWorld Group and JWT, features 1st Lt. Drexel King, an African American based at Camp Pendleton, and Capt.
November 1, 2012 |
Four years ago, Sarah Silverman famously urged young American Jews to "get your fat Jewish" behinds (not the word she used) to Florida and tell their grandparents to vote for Barack Obama for president. It was called "The Great Schlep," and it won a lot of attention, if not votes. "You don't have to use facts; use threats," she told her peers. Threat No. 1: If the grandparents didn't vote for Obama, the grandchildren wouldn't visit them. Silverman might not have single-handedly won the election for Obama (in fact, it's hard to say whether she swayed a single vote)
October 31, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- The race for the Senate has intensified, with big-name surrogates and new money and ads moving into criucial battleground states in this final week of the election. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will cast his early vote Wednesday at Cardenas Market in Las Vegas, a nod to the power of the swing state's Latino electorate in the competitive race the between Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley and Republican Sen. Dean Heller. In North Dakota, Sen. John McCain was set to stump Thursday for fellow Republican Rick Berg, the congressman who is in a surprisingly close contest with Democrat Heidi Heitkamp, a seat the GOP had counted in their column in their pursuit of the Senate majority.