Frank Strategies: The Blog

Video Asks: Is Social Media a Fad? A: Um, No
August 28, 2009, 9:58 am
Filed under: Online Video

If you don’t board the train, you’re gonna be stuck in the station…


Here’s Your Inspirational “KennedyCare” Poster
August 27, 2009, 2:20 pm
Filed under: Health Care

Not content that their health-care reform bill is dying quickly enough, Democrats now apparently want to rename it after Ted Kennedy. Isn’t the label “KennedyCare” one of the things that KILLED the bill last time around? And how many Southern conservative Blue Dogs are going to be able to support any bill that bears Kennedy’s name – even in the sympathetic days after his passing? In other words, bring on the “KennedyCare” moniker!

Still, not to be deterred, a source tells me that staffers in Speaker Pelosi’s office have wallpapered their cubicles with this new inspirational poster:



kennedycare successories poster 3.001

Your Tax Dollars at Work
August 26, 2009, 12:53 pm
Filed under: Energy / Environment, Government Spending, Online Video | Tags: ,

Killing a perfectly good Corvette — for Cash for Clunkers…

How exactly is this a productive use of our tax dollars again? Couldn’t this car have provided somebody with a relatively cool and low-cost means of transportation for several more years?

Once again, online video covers a part of the story that the mainstream media won’t.

A Great Video From charity: water
August 25, 2009, 4:11 pm
Filed under: Online Video

Here’s a great online video from a nonprofit named charity: water that aims to help provide clean drinking water to people in the world’s poorest communities.

The video works so well because of the deeply emotional connection it makes with viewers through the coordinated use of stirring music, video of the kids and dirty water in Africa, and most importantly, the simple telling of its story and mission. The group’s founder and president, Scott Harrison, builds an intimacy with the viewer, sitting before a plain black backdrop, looking directly into the camera and sincerely telling a story in which he obviously believes and to which he has dedicated this part of his life.

This is the kind of thing every non-profit organization — whether political or not — should be doing to build supporters and donors. Those who don’t think they can afford it will discover they really can’t afford not to.

GOP Continues to Pick Up Ground Online
August 25, 2009, 12:58 pm
Filed under: Health Care, Online Video, Republican Party

Famous DC recently checked the status of the two parties’ online efforts. The whole post is here, but check out how far ahead the GOP is re: online video:

RNC | Video views, 3,029,701
DNC | Video views, 1,743,103
NRCC | Video views, 1,613,299
DCCC | Video views, 700,236

And that doesn’t even count individual Members of Congress like Republican Tom Price, who recently broke a million views with this relatively dry committee markup health-care rant. When even videos like Price’s – which contains absolutely no bells or whistles – goes viral, you know the energy is incredibly high on the Right these days.

The German Invasion and Occupation of Ukraine – Animated in Sand
August 20, 2009, 11:25 am
Filed under: Online Video

Video: Obama’s Brooks Brothers Brigade
August 7, 2009, 3:12 pm
Filed under: Health Care, Obama, Online Video

As the Left attempts to paint a bunch of jean-shorts-wearing anti-ObamaCare protestors as a fake “Brooks Brothers Astroturf Brigade,” check out the crowd at last night’s Obama grassroots campaign rally in Northern Virginia: