Cultural policy has scarcely featured in the 2022 campaign – when Whitlam campaigned in 1972, the arts were centre stage.
The social media strategies of many parties and candidates aim to bypass mainstream media to speak directly to voters, but they are often not as sophisticated as is assumed.
The government used to set interest rates but it doesn’t anymore. If UAP really did try to deliver on an election promise to cap interest rates at 3% for five years, what would the consequences be?
The federal election campaign is underway and political advertising has really started to ramp up. But who is each party targeting and what’s their key message?
We can expect political ads to continue to ramp up over the coming weeks. The onus will be on each voter to sift through the spin for the facts and for the policies that matter to them.
Provincial regulations have major implications for the freedom of expression exercised by individuals and organizations in Ontario in the months leading up to the June election.
It is likely in future we will see more, not less, unsolicited text messaging — and not just in politics.
A study of Facebook’s Ad Library over the past three months, shows what federal MPs, state premiers and political parties are spending on the social media platform.
Candidates from both the right and the left use the escalator as a metaphor for the economic perils – and perks – of upward social mobility.
So far, Trump and Biden are spending money on Facebook and Instagram at roughly the same rate as Trump and Hillary Clinton did during 2016.
Organic appeal and reach still trump advertising spending when it comes to digital engagement by parties and individual politicians.
Negative political advertising can actually spark more curiosity about a policy issue.
For many years, political operatives have been perfecting their use of the internet’s vast array of social media platforms, websites and digital tools.
The cynicism of political lies and the fear of losing control by opening up the corridors of power can’t last.
It’s a slippery slope from satire to dangerous deepfakes.
Political parties don’t use Twitter anywhere near as much as Facebook. But at least someone is talking about this problem.
Until the two giants change, Twitter’s political ad ban will have little effect on elections around the globe.
Australia needs to rein in the ever-increasing role of private money in federal elections with caps on political advertising and donations.
The major parties are focusing on social media like never before to get their messaging out – and finding more creative ways to do it.
Andrew Hughes on political advertising - and Clive Palmer
ANU marketing lecturer Andrew Hughes says this is the first election where the advertising spend and activity has been more focussed on digital.