Madison Avenue Loses To Silicon Valley In Stimulus Political Ad Race

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Both Republicans and Democrats are up today with online spots touting or defaming the Recovery Act, which turns 1 today. Most notably, both parties have chosen to parody high-tech ads to make their point, with great effect. This spot is from the Democrats on the House Labor and Education Committee:

After the jump, Google gets a nod from the National Republican Senatorial Committee:

For the record, the Apple iPhone campaign is run by TBWA Chiat Day, primarily out of Los Angeles, while the Google campaign is designed in house by Google Creative Lab, also in California.

As Don Draper says at the start of Mad Men’s third season, “I was in California. Everything is new, and it’s clean. The people are filled with hope. New York City is in decay.”