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palomino_pony





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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:54 pm    Post subject: Canadian Tire Voter? Reply with quote

The demographic of the month?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com...../National/

I have been trying to figure out what to think about the CPC buying advertising space on a car in Canadian NASCAR circuit. I don't know what to make of it...

What do others think? Good, bad, indifferent? Will this work?
Craig
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are buying Pierre Bourque's support. This has nothing to do with CASCAR or NASCAR.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't Bourque an unsuccessful Liberal candidate at one point?

I must confess I don't quite know what to think about the stock car sponsorship. I'm not contrary to it but it certainly provides fodder for the Liberals and Greenies.

-Mac
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I grew up going to CASCAR races in Wetaskawin(spelling?), sunset speedway. I say all the power to them advertising on a great past time...

A lot of bull over nothing if u ask me..
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

biggie wrote:
I grew up going to CASCAR races in Wetaskawin(spelling?), sunset speedway. I say all the power to them advertising on a great past time...

A lot of bull over nothing if u ask me..


That is funny to see the same government whos position is not to support Race Tracks in Canada but funding a race car whos friend owns the Car ?
palomino_pony





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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craig wrote:
They are buying Pierre Bourque's support. This has nothing to do with CASCAR or NASCAR.


Until now, I never knew that that "CASCAR" existed. The CPC seems to want to leave no stone unturned.

Pardon my western ignorance, but in all sincerity why is Pierre Bourque's support so important? He seems like a fringe player to me (failed federal Liberal candidate in 1993 and failed Ottawa city council in 1994) and his newswatch website is an just an aggregator. Does he wield that much influence that the CPC feels that it needs to spend money on car decals?

I have come to the "I don't really care" conclusion on this one.
cbasu





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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

palomino_pony wrote:
Craig wrote:
They are buying Pierre Bourque's support. This has nothing to do with CASCAR or NASCAR.

Pardon my western ignorance, but in all sincerity why is Pierre Bourque's support so important? .... Does he wield that much influence that the CPC feels that it needs to spend money on car decals? .

It is not important, and no, he doesn't wield much influence. Neither does Drudge, or Kos, or any of the other self-appointed alternative media denizens.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sponsoring a car has not hurt any other big organization that has done it, why should it hurt the CPC? Don't know how effective it will be. People see Brembo on a car, and they want those fancy rotors and pads. They see a big C, does that make them more inclined to vote CPC? I don't think so, especially with no election looming. It does keep the brand out there, in people's minds though.

If the car wins some races, that will be better than 90 straight last place finishes.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is bad news, why can't government stay out of the market? I thought there were more capitalists among the Conservatives, I guess there are more socialists then I had hoped.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hasdrubal wrote:
This is bad news, why can't government stay out of the market? I thought there were more capitalists among the Conservatives, I guess there are more socialists then I had hoped.


Capitalists are you kidding, all the Canadian capitalists got wiped out at the Boarder, it seems that Free Trade is a one way street from south to north only, and our Tory friends gave them the keys to the gate !
Infact they are so prood to sell Canada's wealth generation to anyone but a Canadian that they have even got one of the former PM's now sitting on the board of the commuist party of China's owned black stone. Now I don't think that capitalist would be a suitable name for black stone. As I remember it the communists are the enemy of the free. You all heard the Wall speech Ronald Reagan, so how come now we are selling everything too our enemy Now ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you talking about staying out of the market? That does not make any sense. All they have done here is bought some advertising space. I don't see how that affects the markets in any way.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

palomino_pony wrote:
Pardon my western ignorance, but in all sincerity why is Pierre Bourque's support so important?


You just have to ask yourself why they chose Bourque's car. Coincidence? No way. There are dozens of drivers. Bourque's website reaches about 10,000 people per day and many of those are influential people. Bourque openly acknowledges that his bias is for sale. Buying it indirectly avoids criticism. The cost of the ad is about the same as you would pay for that kind of traffic for 3 months on any website with that traffic level. Brilliant move.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kwlafayette wrote:
Sponsoring a car has not hurt any other big organization that has done it, why should it hurt the CPC? Don't know how effective it will be. People see Brembo on a car, and they want those fancy rotors and pads. They see a big C, does that make them more inclined to vote CPC? I don't think so, especially with no election looming. It does keep the brand out there, in people's minds though.

If the car wins some races, that will be better than 90 straight last place finishes.


Why should the CPC support a car but not tracks ?
palomino_pony





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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craig wrote:
palomino_pony wrote:
Pardon my western ignorance, but in all sincerity why is Pierre Bourque's support so important?


You just have to ask yourself why they chose Bourque's car. Coincidence? No way. There are dozens of drivers. Bourque's website reaches about 10,000 people per day and many of those are influential people. Bourque openly acknowledges that his bias is for sale. Buying it indirectly avoids criticism. The cost of the ad is about the same as you would pay for that kind of traffic for 3 months on any website with that traffic level. Brilliant move.


Brilliant move for Bourque as well. I bet 99% of Canadians didn't know who this guy was before this anouncement. Now maybe 2% do. :wink: Heck, I just learned that the CASCAR circuit existed.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

palomino_pony wrote:
Craig wrote:
palomino_pony wrote:
Pardon my western ignorance, but in all sincerity why is Pierre Bourque's support so important?


You just have to ask yourself why they chose Bourque's car. Coincidence? No way. There are dozens of drivers. Bourque's website reaches about 10,000 people per day and many of those are influential people. Bourque openly acknowledges that his bias is for sale. Buying it indirectly avoids criticism. The cost of the ad is about the same as you would pay for that kind of traffic for 3 months on any website with that traffic level. Brilliant move.


Brillian move for Bourque as well. I bet 99% of Canadians didn't know who this guy was before this anouncement. Now maybe 2% do. :wink: Heck, I just learned that the CASCAR circuit existed.


Billiant Move you say' they fund race cars, buts are agianst race tracks ?
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