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Companies looking for a boost in sales during election season are rolling out a bevy of marketing schemes.Promotions designed to appeal to both sides of the aisle are cropping up the closer we get to November 6. Not only do these tactics reach a greater number of potential customers, but the company’s marketing ploys inevitably lead to higher media coverage and free advertising as well.
Whether it’s election-themed ads, products, or promotions, everyone is lining up to take advantage of your political leanings.
The package, which includes a champagne limo moonlight tour of the monuments and a 'political swag bag,' costs $5,000 per night. You can choose between the Republican or Democrat suite, and partake in the election-themed cocktail menu, which includes the Balanced Budget and Interns And Scandals.
Obama's bowl is the Chicken Teriyaki Luau Bowl while Romney's is called the Mexican Mitt-Loaf Bowl. Both are $7.29, and the company keeps track of how many 'votes' (tortilla bowls) each candidate has (are sold), according to Eater.
But California Tortilla isn't the only food chain to have this idea: Boston Market is also getting in on the action by predicting election results by having customers choose between a 'left-wing chicken' or 'right-wing turkey' bowl.
To drum up some publicity, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay brand commissioned artist Jason Baalman to create four-foot tall portraits of the candidates.
Cheetos then invited fans to vote on Facebook for who they think should be the next 'Big Cheese.'
In an effort to get young people interested in voting (or get more website hits), MTV has invented this Fantasy Election game where you can, 'build a dream team of candidates who are being truthful, transparent, and civil on the campaign trail.'
The grand prize winner will receive a trip to the VMAs for four plus $25,000 in cash.
Jumping on their 2008 success, Urban Outfitters will once again be selling its tongue and cheek 'political' gear this election season.
Mugs, t-shirts, and posters are all available on the company's website to get you in the spirit with slogans like, 'Occupy A Voting Booth' and 'I Vote For Vodka.'
Lincoln, a D.C. restaurant, encourages customers to pay $11 to 'vote' for their favourite political party with a cocktail.
You can choose between ordering two cocktails to represent the parties: The Elephant, made with rhubarb-infused white whiskey, strawberry liqueur, fresh lemons, and bitters; and the Donkey, made with blueberry-infused gin, Earl Grey and mint syrup, fresh lemon, and bitters.
An up-to-date tally is kept on the restaurant's blackboard, according to Eater DC.
Called 'Live Free Or Fly,' this JetBlue promotion offers a free round-trip ticket to one of more than a dozen countries, including Jamaica and the Bahamas, according to Fox Business.
You enter by visiting JetBlue's website and telling them your political party, before logging into Facebook and sharing the promotion with all your friends.
So far, Obama is beating Mitt in every state but three (Mitt and Barack are tied in New Hampshire, and Romney's ahead in West Virginia and Idaho).
Nationally, Obama's ahead 60 per cent to Romney's 40 per cent in the '7-Election.'
Maker's Mark wants you to visit its website and vote for your favourite Maker's Mark cocktail--will it be 'The Conservative' (a Presbyterian), 'The Incumbent' (a Manhattan), 'The Glad Hander' (an Old Fashioned), 'The Hanging Chad' (a Mojito), 'The Baby Kisser' (a Redhead), or 'The Swing State' (a Collins)?
Source: Maker's Mark
FedEx is drumming up business with a TV spot showing two fictional divisive candidates using FedEx for their campaigns.
This ad for Bob Pearce vs. Alex Taylor is actually pretty funny.
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