A little more news about Democratic attorney general candidate Sean Coffey, who announced he’s putting $2 million of his own money into his campaign:
He’s hired Jimmy Siegel to do his ads, a campaign source confirmed.
Siegel created the ads for Eliot Spitzer, when he needed to shave the Read More
John Liu has signed Bill Lynch Associates to be the general consultants on his campaign for public advocate, a campaign aide confirmed.
“This is a very accomplished group of campaign strategists and partners who have signed on as a team for John Liu, the next public advocate,” said Chung Seto, a senior strategist on Read More
Ad man Jimmy Siegel, who worked for both Spitzer and Clinton, is out with a new television ad for Democratic State Senate candidate Rick Dollinger, who is trying to unseat Republican incumbent Joe Robach.
Lots of close-ups and soaring music.
A poll last week showed Robach leading Dollinger 49-38 in the Read More
David Paterson is facing a $1.5 million ad campaign funded by groups opposed to his plan to cap property taxes. And ad man Jimmy Siegel knows how it feels.
Siegel made ads for Eliot Spitzer last year when the governor was trying to reduce health care spending.
When I played the ad for him, Read More
Yesterday’s endorsement rally for Hillary Clinton on the steps of the capitol was idyllic: sunny weather, a cool breeze, happy schoolchildren cheering along.
It was, quite literally, picture perfect. Hanging from the metal barricades around the event were signs warning that the event was being filmed for a commercial purposes.
Over to you, Read More
The health care unions opposing Eliot Spitzer’s health care spending cuts have come up with four new Let It Be On Your Head ads featuring frail health care patients talking right to the camera and dropping the governor’s name.
A frail, grandmotherly woman named Anna Rose says in one ad, “Governor Spitzer, I want you Read More
Here’s the new Craig Johnson ad, which moves away from the slick, soft-music pieces we got used to seeing from adman Jimmy Siegel during the governor’s race.
The script is after the jump.
– Azi Paybarah
Here’s what you need to know to save on taxes this year.
Maureen O’Connell Read More
Here is an ad for Democratic state senate candidate Brooke Ellison of Long Island. Note the kicker: “Brooke Ellison kicked butt in Harvard. Imagine what she’ll do to Albany.”
The ad, which began airing recently, was created by Jimmy Siegel, he of Eliot Spitzer fame.
The tagline in this ad is pushing the Read More
Eliot’s first television spots doesn’t actually include cannibalism, animal cruelty, or the other unmentionables that made John Waters’ Pink Flamingos such a family favorite. Particularly that scene with the chicken.
But that doesn’t mean there’s not a connection to the cult filmmaker, better known for Hairspray. Danny Levinson, the director Read More
A curious fact about the Governor’s race is that the self-styled outsider, Tom Suozzi, is running a by-the-book political campaign. His ad, released this morning, was a traditional, introductory political spot, if a bit amped up.
Spitzer, by contrast, has the establishment support but is driving insiders crazy with his Read More