Posts Tagged ‘ Barack Obama ’

How Barack Obama Beat John McCain With New Media

Nov 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Story, General, Podcasting Events

Barack Obama has soundly beaten John McCain and it’s clear that Obama’s new media strategy played a big part in this win.

While McCain pulled back from new media and focused his attention on core supporters via old media, Obama got his message out anywhere people were listening.

Watch The Elections Online

Nov 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Streaming Video, Video, Video Podcasts

Silicon Alley Insider has a great post highlighting the ways that you can watch the elections online. While you probably expected each of the major networks to provide live streams, you can also get live streams coming from the candidates themselves: John McCain’s Live Ustream Channel Barack Obama’s Live Ustream Channel

Take That, Rewind It Back; Usher Offers VOTE Video To Podcasters

Oct 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Podcasting, Video

From Rob Walch, creator and host of Podcast 411, and VP of Podcaster Development at Wizzard Media: “Usher has made a music Video. He is allowing podcasters to include it as an item in their feed.  This is a get out the vote message, and the version below has an intro from Senator Obama.   You […]

Has John McCain Given Up On New Media?

Oct 28th, 2008 | By | Category: General

Video analytics and distribution company Tube Mogul looked at the past several months of metrics for You Tube videos featuring U.S. Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama: “John McCain’s campaign appears to be shifting resources away from YouTube. Overall, they are launching 39.8% fewer videos than last month, and 29.7% fewer than August. Perhaps […]

Obama iPhone App

Oct 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: iPhone

Barack Obama has introduced a new tool for catering to his wired backers – the Obama ’08 iPhone app (app store link). Features: Call Friends: A great volunteering tool that lets you make a difference any time you want by talking to people you already know. Your contacts are prioritized by key battleground states, and you […]

What’s On Barack Obama’s iPod?

Jun 25th, 2008 | By | Category: General, iPods & Portable Media Players

We already know that John McCain is a huge ABBA fan, from his blog. But what about Barack Obama? What’s on his iPod? Obama says he has “pretty eclectic tastes”: The list of bands reads like the acts at a summer music festival, with the Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow and Ludacris all in the mix. […]

Will John McCain Pull A Hillary When It Comes To Internet Media?

Jun 8th, 2008 | By | Category: General

The SFGate has published an interesting piece that looks at how Internet media affected Hillary Clinton‘s campaign: What hurt Clinton most, political analysts say, is that she couldn’t consistently use the newfound ubiquity of video to soften her image with voters. Or, as George Washington University Professor and new-media analyst Michael Cornfeld said, “It’s like […]

Is Social Media Behind Barack Obama’s Success?

Jun 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Commentary, General

Earlier in the week, Elisabeth noted that Barack Obama had wrapped enough delegates to secure the Democratic nomination and that he is actively using podcasting as part of his campaign strategy. Obama has run a remarkable campaign, and his campaign’s has made innovative use of social media, embracing not just podcasting, but Twitter, Flickr, MySpace, […]

Obama Secures Democratic Bid

Jun 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Video Podcasts

[display_podcast] On the evening of the last batch of U.S. primary elections, Presidential candidate Barack Obama wrapped enough delegates to secure the Democratic nomination. Although Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton has not formally ended her Presidential bid, it is looking fairly assured that Obama will, after his official nomination at this summer’s convention in Denver, […]

Obama Fighting For The iPod Vote

Jan 26th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Strange, Streaming Video

Barack Obama delivers the Top Ten list on the Late Show with David Letterman: # 4 may be the best fake campaign promise yet!