Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ranking the campaign videos.

I ranked the campaign videos according to hits on June 15, 2011 on Youtube. I tried to include professionally produced commercials, not Youtube videos of campaign speeches, appearances, debates, and the like. Very interesting. Obviously the two ads released at the beginning of the year had the most hits. Max Phillips is a surprise as it was released Monday and already is in the fourth spot. I thought the Dick Hall ad would have done better but one thing I noticed was ads that are "delisted" on Youtube (Youtube now offers an option where the provider can remove it from the search engine) did not fare as well as those that were.

Length of the video did not seem to affect the number of views as several videos more than a minute long are at the top of the list. Feel free to comment as I'm no expert on this subject.

12,858 hits (release six months ago)

8,603 hits

5,188 hits (This one started in January 2011)

4,247 hits (released one month ago)

2,121 hits (released Monday)

1,889 hits


1,674 hits

1,629 hits

1,627 hits

1,565 hits

1,466 hits

1,310 hits

1,261 hits

1,205 hits

1,548 hits

948 hits

907 hits

888 hits

825 hits

820 hits

700 hits

697 hits

596 hits

558 hits (released two days ago)

508 hits

313 hits

297 hits (released May 12)

56 hits (started today)


Anonymous said...

The Life Story on Knox Ross is a great video, pretty impressive for a district race to have as many (or more) views as the statewide crowd. Go Knox.

Anonymous said...

Having looked at them all, I really enjoyed the Billy Hewes commercial with him in the minivan with his kids. After that I liked Max Philiips and the boots.

Kingfish said...

It must be pointed out the top three had money behind them making them Youtube sponsored ads.

Anonymous said...

Phil's ads are the most boring yet. Dave Dennis has good ideas, but it doesn't come across quite right in his ads.

Kingfish said...

Would love to know what those ideas are because so far, no campaign ads have told me.

Anonymous said...

KF, I should have said "intentions". Dave Dennis has good intentions, but the ads don't come across right.

Anonymous said...

Josh Harkins has a video too. Would be great to see it on the lost. Thanks kingfish!

Anonymous said...

The ad on TV where Phil Bryant sits there like he's retarded, and the wife does all the talking, may be the worst political commercial I've ever seen. Hope he didn't pay good money for it. He certainly doesn't come across as dynamic

Anonymous said...

Tate's commercials suck. Oh ya, inaccurate as well

Anonymous said...

Max Phillips ad is pretty damn good

Anonymous said...

Harkins video link?

Anonymous said...

Ramked in number of views, nobody wants to see Gregg Harkin's video.

Anonymous said...

10:54 who is Gregg Harkins?

Anonymous said...

He makes chairs!! Did not know he had a video.

Anonymous said...

Dang! I wondered why Sylvester Croom was endorsing Johnny Where those two separated at birth?

Anonymous said...

Gary Harkins had triplets (as you may know) Phil Harkins, Gregg Harkins and one other that I can't remember his name.

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Reed said...

People I trust have told me Dennis is a good choice for Governor, but his new signs have REALLY turned me off. The slogan, "A CEO you can be proud of", is simultaneously elitist and derogatory toward the current administration. Whether or not either sentiment was Dennis' intention, the ad comes off that way.

It seems all the current crop of gubernatorial candidates are taking the "I'm not Phil Bryant" tack (except Phil, of course). I was leaning toward Dennis, but I need more than the fact that he is a member of the CEO club.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Dick Hall's ad with the Bulldog.He is saying that sometimes you have to be stubborn to represent the people honestly. The dog does a two paw high five with Dick at the end.Most everyone I have talked with is ready for Elvis to leave the building,thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

Reed-I think it is the word "proud" that sets the tone. The CEO part has been his platform all along. Probably not the best choice for a yard sign slogan, but then yard signs don't influence my vote. And by that, I am not saying they influence yours. He is incredibly sharp and if you met him, very down to earth. Remember, it is his first time in politics.

Anonymous said...

I can only assume the Sandridge For Sheriff video was not considered in your ranking of You Tube popular because it represented a measly county
Sheriff's. With more than 8,500 views, it should be of some interest to note that his video was the second highest ranked video of all the district and statemwide races you posted.

Kingfish said...

Knock it off and the person(s) whose comments I zapped know exactly what I am talking about.

Anonymous said...

Wow awesome! Cyndi Hyde smiths cattle inspired ad! Helps me remember she voted yes every time for the Beef Plant! You know the one that wasted our hard earned tax layers money? Moooooo, Booo Cyndi! Go Max Phillips! Max has my vote?

Anonymous said...

I didn't think the Dave Dennis 'CEO' ad took a cheap shot at the current governor - I think it was aimed at his opponents, particularly the front-runner. The governor is the CEO of the state, and it fits his (Dennis's) background well as compared to the career politicians running in most races.

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