Political Campaign #fail
Ok, usually I focus on Journalism here, but since advertisement is also part of communications and politics is always of interest to journalists, today I have some advertisement for you!…
Here’s one for all those of you who are just as fond as I am of “clever” political campaigns. This poster is so loaded with paradox that I cannot tell whether it is blatantly wrong, lying, just ambiguous or maybe even an honest attempt to inform people about their program (which would be poor indeed).
The poster is taken from a political campaign at the university of Mainz. The student body will elect a new government next week.
And for those who don’t know: The RCDS is a political group who is
– on the right of the political spectrum
– regularly subject to sanctions for disturbing other campaigns
– apparently completely unaware of layout and proper word choice
Who does not have A SINGLE WOMAN on their list of political candidates this year! Update: It is the SDS who does not have a single woman on the list. Nonetheless, the RCDS does not have a strong history of female candidates AND they put their poster over a woman’s face! Thanks to Max for setting this straight!
Enjoy and discuss 🙂
At the worst, this is sexist and offensive, at the very least it is an ambiguous message. And ever since when did you want to send “mix messages” to a political audience you want to gain for yourself??