The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg Thursday said in a statement yesterday that Norway’s restrictions again political TV-ads is against the freedom of speech, and because of that we can have political ads in the election campaigns next year.
Is this a good thing? Yes, I absolutely think so! During an election year, you probably will see a variety of political ads on TV. But do you ever stop to think about the messages that are being conveyed? As you may already know, political ads can convey both positive and negative feelings. The purpose of a positive political ad is to create support for the featured candidate by emphasizing the candidate’s good qualities and accomplishments. Positive ads are intended to leave viewers feeling good about the candidate.
The interesting thing in this matter is, will the political parties in Norway go for the parties itself, or will they promote some of the house-hold names? Will they even be so courages that they allow less known people to have ads on the local TV-stations?
There is tons of good political TV-ads – this is one of my favorites – a positive one telling the world how he can solve things! Brilliant!