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It’s like waking up from a bad dream. The Entenza-Robinson gubernatorial campaign in Minnesota has giving a whole new meaning to “Social Media Networking on the Web.”
Although IBNN it’s partners and distribution do not support or endorse and single candidate in our blogs, radio programs and television shows – it seems that the Entenza-Robinson campaign has taken full advantage of Google Ad Words to show up in places their really not wanted.
Today, (Saturday, July 3, 2010) – the BlogTalkRadio Show “ON POINT!” featuring co-hosts Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen contacted Google Ad Words to advise the Internet giant of their disappointment of seeing the Entenza/Robinson campaign ads on the “ON POINT!” web-page. Mr. Ron Edwards, co-host and author said, “It’s amazing that the Entenza/Robinson campaign would want their ads on our program page. Other than Matt coming into the Black community via Congressman Keith Ellison and talking about getting the community 50,000 Green jobs, this is nothing more than a campaign year dog and pony show.”
IBNN was at what we described as a “campaign rally” at a local non-profit where IBNN’s editor Don Allen tried to tell Matt
Entenza that “Hanging campaign signs in the windows and passing out campaign promotional material is strictly prohibited in a Minnesota 501(c)3.” Mr. Entenza’s response was somewhat aggressive, he said, “I’m a Lawyer I know the law! Why don’t you waste your time doing something productive?”
In that case Mr. Entenza, you might KNOW the law, but you are not the LAW! Furthermore, when you disrespect one member of the Black community – you’ve done em all, “Massa.”
Google Ad Words asked the following question: “What type of feedback do you have on this ad (and/or its landing page)?” Out of the four answers, our answer was simple: “We (I), don’t trust the advertiser to deliver on their claims.”
An official request to remove or block the Entenza/Robinson campaign ads from the “ON POINT!” talk show website has been requested.
Needless to say, this attempt to bring top-of-mind attention to “possible” voters is annoying, intrusive and down right silly.