Not Trev’s campaign then?

Every year in the US they have the Reed Awards.

The Reeds recognize excellence in campaign management, political consulting and political design, and will bestow honors in more than 60 categories for television ads, direct mail, GOTV operation, online advertising and technology. The competition also includes 15 special categories such as Best Campaign Comeback, Best Social Networking Technology, and Most Daring (and Successful) Tactic.

There are some awesome categories. The finalists have now been released. The “Best Use of Social Networking Technology” is interesting:

Clearly that wasn’t Trevor Mallard’s spectacular cluster-f*ck of a campaign. Poor old Blue State Digital, they must rue the day that the numpties from labour darkened their door.

I think the awards have some merit, perhaps John Pagani and I could start up a Kiwi version so we can get some decent political advertising happening in New Zealand.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.