January 29, 2012

Mark Oxner For Congress (R-FL-27) Ad Banned on FaceBook

The following ad has been banned on FaceBook but you can see it below. After the add is information from the candidate's campaign team:

Oxner Staff: One of the ads to promote Mark Oxner's first campaign video, "Turn This Ship Around," was banned [on Jan 25, 2011] on Facebook. Here is the graphic and text for it...
Ship of Fools.

"We already have Captain Crazy. Don't add Alan Grayson to the crew. Support Mark Oxner for Congress. (R) FL-27 WATCH THE MUST SEE VIDEO!"

This pointed to our web video called Turn This Ship Around. Mark truly believes that the spending by President Obama and his former enabler Alan Grayson (on corporate subsidies, Obamacare, bailouts and more) are enslaving our children and grand children with stifling debt. This is a message that statists would rather not hear: sure, your "free" healthcare or bank bailout sounds good, until you ask how it's paid for. But as President Obama says in the video, "No questions on this ship!"

This message enrages statists.

Apparently Facebook feels the same way.

Our campaign ad promoting the video was reviewed, approved, and ran. Because it was hard hitting, Obama supporters complained and the ad was temporarily pulled by Facebook for re-review. It was re-approved and began to run again. So statists re-complained and it was pulled AGAIN! After re-re-review the ad was again approved and started running again.

On the fourth review, Facebook finally disapproved the ad and refuses to run it claiming that it violates their rules on images regarding political issues. Of course, none of us have seen ads on Facebook with negative images of Republicans, have we? The odd thing is that we have four other identical ads running on Facebook that they and the Obama for America PAC have no problem with. Same ad. Same image. No problem.

So what's the problem?

Perhaps it's a mix of ideology and poor business practices. We targeted the ad five different ways. The one they banned is getting tens of thousands of more impressions than the other ads. It's getting thousands of more click throughs and the Cost Per Click is less than half of the other ads we are running.

Conservative Republicans are learning how to effectively use Social Media and it is scaring OFA and their statist enablers on Facebook.

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