Florida and Arizona Anti-Gay Activists Use Same Media Company

Jim Burroway

October 20th, 2008

Remember those nearly identical television commercials running in Arizona and Florida in support of those states’ proposed “marriage amendments”? The Miami Herald has noticed them as well:

Bloggers have pointed out that new ad uses many of the same images and the same format as an ad running in Arizona. Arizona and California are also deciding whether to pass a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman in November. Both the backers of Florida’s Amendment 2 and Arizona’s Proposition 102 hired the same media company, Stemberger said, but he said the fact that the ads were similar is “irrelevant.”

We posted both of those “irrelevant” ads alongside each other so you, too, can marval at the coincidences.

johnson

October 20th, 2008

Find out who owns the media company they’re using.

Louie

October 20th, 2008

Very interesting. Some numbers don’t seem to add up. This is what I was able to dip up from the public records for Prop. 102 in Arizona and Amendment 2 in Florida:

Advertising Company for Prop. 102 in Arizona:
Design4 Advertising
106 N Collins St, Plant City, FL 33563
Purpose : Communications – Advertising
08/15/08 – $225,000.00
08/21/08 – $150,000.00
08/28/08 – $500,000.00
08/29/08 – $112,000.00
09/11/08 – $1,322,000.00
$2,309,000.00 – Cycle to date (09/22/08)

Still with me? Yes on Prop. 102 has spent over $2 Million dollars on advertising using the “Design4 Advertising” company based out of Florida! Hmmm, Florida. Over $2 Million dollars! Wow! You would think that with the State of Arizona being about $3 Billion dollars in the red, yes on Prop. 102 would show some Arizona PRIDE and buy LOCAL?!

Anyway, this is what I was able to dig up for the yes on Amendment 2 committee in Florida:

Advertising Company for Amendment 2 in Florida:
Design4 Advertising (Also spelled as “DESIGN FOR ADVERTISING”)
106 N COLLINS ST
PLANT CITY, FL 33563

Date: Paid To: Amount: Purpose:
04/24/08 DESIGN4 ADVERTISING $3,000.00 CONSULTING
08/14/08 DESIGN4 ADVERTISING $500.00 ADVERTISING
09/18/08 CCADVERTISING $5,000.00 ADVERTISING
09/25/08 GOOD NEWS $2,050.00 ADVERTISING
09/30/08 MAS COMMUNICATIONS $22,000.00 ADVERTISING
10/07/08 MAS COMMUNICATIONS $6,000.00 ADVERTISING
10/08/08 DESIGN FOR ADVERTISING $50,000.00 ADVERTISING

I added up the numbers and the campaign for yes on Amendment 2 in Florida has only spent $88,550.00 It seems the biggest bulk of their money has been spent on a company named “THE BROADCAST TEAM” doing direct mailings. To the tune of $378,725.00

Something doesn’t seem right.

Also, the yes on Prop. 102 campaign has paid out $171.00 in bank fees to Bank of America in Florida?!

They also paid $258.07 to PODS for storage space in Florida?

Amazing how much interplay there is amongst these two campaigns that are over 2,000 miles away from each other.

California – Vote “NO” on Prop. 8!
Arizona – Vote “NO” on Prop. 102! AGAIN!
Florida – Vote “NO” on Amendment 2!
Connecticut – Vote “NO” on Question 1!

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