At I Agree to See we loved this ad from Bill de Blasio featuring his son, Dante. We liked it for the unexpected twist, which certainly helped make it memorable from a creative perspective, and for the clearly data-driven appeal to African American voters. And we honestly just like this young man – political consultants start recruiting him right now.
Recent polls have shown de Blasio, the New York City Public Advocate, shooting to a lead, with a large part of his growth attributed to winning support from African American voters. A core part of de Blasio’s message has been his commitment to ending the controversial stop and frisk policy used by the NYPD – and his most recent ad spoke directly about that issue.
Bill Thompson, another candidate in the race, has fired back with his own ad. It is a classic “Response Ad,” addressing both the underlying claims de Blasio has made about being the “only candidate” to end stop and frisk and the challenge to the constituency (African Americans) Thompson has considered his natural base.
Check out the He Said/He Said exchange by viewing the three political ads below: