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As Obama vs. Romney Heads to Homestretch, Campaigns Get Hyperlocal

Patrick Duprey

As Obama vs. Romney Heads to Homestretch, Campaigns Get Hyperlocal

With seven weeks remaining until Election Day, it’s seeming clear that the ballots of specific swing voters in specific neighborhoods in Florida, Ohio, Virginia and other battleground states could once again decide the presidency. Recent polls show the two candidates neck-and-neck in several states, and campaigns, super PACs and other interest groups are employing geographically targeted political ad platforms more than ever…

2012 Election to Drive $9.8 Billion in Ads, Online Share Growing

Noah Davis

2012 Election to Drive $9.8 Billion in Ads, Online Share Growing

Campaigns, fueled in large part by Super PAC money, will spend a whopping $9.8 billion on political ads this year, according to Borrell Associates. That’s up from $7 billion in 2008. Online advertising, although still a small chunk of the business, will increase more than 615% between 2008 and 2012 to $160 million.