JetBlue’s Election Protection – Win a Flight Out of the Country if Your Guy Loses

JetBlue - Election Protection

JetBlue has just launched Election Protection 2012, a solution for all the loud mouths who are quick to threaten to ‘leave the country’ if their candidate doesn’t win.

Starting October 3, participants can choose their candidate and one of the eligible destination that JetBlue flies. If your chosen candidate loses on November 6, your name will go into a draw to win 1 of 1,006 certificates for airfare from the US to one of the 13 eligible destinations in the Caribbean, Central America and Colombia. And yes, they were round-trip tickets, so you can fly home rested and relaxed after some quality time away from politics.

The data of both party choices and destination are tracked and displayed on the site at

But remember my American friends, on November 6 get your butt out there and vote for real.


Samuel L. Jackson Tells Complacent Obama Supporters to ‘Wake the F*ck Up!’

Wake the Fuck Up - Samuel L. Jackson

I try not to wade into politics too much here on the blog, which has been fairly with the US Presidential campaign. There haven’t been many innovative, creative or humourous tactics used yet by either of the two sides. The ‘Smack a Candidate‘ created by Santa Monica agency Ignition was an exception, along with Sarah Silverman’s offer to… (ahem) ‘scissor’ Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

However, this week the Jewish Council for Education and Research (who also were behind the Sarah Silverman video) launched a video featuring Samuel L. Jackson imploring complacent Obama supporters to ‘Wake the Fuck Up!’. The video is inspired by Jackson’s audiobook reading of Adam Mansbach’s best-selling parody children’s book, “Go the F*ck to Sleep.” In fact, Mansbach was recruited to write the story featured in the video.

The video features a little girl who can remember how inspired the rest of her family was back in 2008 when they were heavily involved in supporting Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign. As she visits each member of her family, Jackson appears and tells them to ‘Wake the Fuck Up’, explaining issues that they should be concerned about. There is more information available at

The campaign was created by Schlep Labs, a creative shop funded by the Jewish Council for Education and Research.

The video below is obviously NSFW, but there is a cleaned up version available on YouTube.

[via Adverblog]


Agency Creates Twitter-Powered Presidential Puppet Smackdown?

Smack a Candidate

Santa Monica-based agency Ignition are set on moving the US Presidential campaign away from a mudslinging match into a puppet smackdown with ‘Smack a Candidate‘. Smack a Candidate consists of a Barack Obama and Mitt Romney puppet controlled by the posts of Twitter users.

How does it work? When you hear something from one of the candidates that you don’t like, post a tweet with the hashtag #SMACKOBAMA or #SMACKROMNEY and the puppet will take of the rest.

Smack a Candidate bouts will take place right up to election day November 6. Each round is recorded and can be viewed on the site, or watch live as the presidential punches fly.

[via FastCoCreate]