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Captain Bryan
12-16-2008, 01:05 AM
Cheap/free ways:
Slimjims
*Creating characters in MMORPGs or using his name in games that let you chose a name, if his name is taken try using variations (GaryEJohnson, johnsonforprez) (Note: if you do this, be prepared to answer questions.)

*Led throwies with a card about him attached(http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Throwies/) (or http://www.instructables.com/id/LED_Throwie_Instant_Messanger_Tube/)

*Writing his URL (when he gets one) on dollar bills (illegal?) ( maybe someone could bulk order stamps and sell them)

*Stickers on light posts


Moderately priced ways:
*Get an insane amount of custom golfballs made with the URL to his site made, bring them to driving range use them but save 18 ( or 1 for every hole you have at the particular course ) put one in every hole. ( this last part may be pointless but who knows )

Expensive ways:
*Buying space on Nascar cars, maybe a big ad on one car or small ads on numerous cars?

*Buying airtime for late night ads, full infomercial ala Obama?

I hope some of you guys have ideas soon, the quicker his name gets out there the better.

Elwar
12-16-2008, 08:55 AM
*Writing his URL (when he gets one) on dollar bills (illegal?) ( maybe someone could bulk order stamps and sell them)


This is not illegal. I had a Ron Paul 2008 stamp that I stamped most of my currency with.

As for (when he gets one)... http://www.garyjohnson2012.com

LibertyIn08
12-16-2008, 01:30 PM
Cheap stamps can be procured from: vistaprint.com

Elwar
12-16-2008, 01:45 PM
When/if Johnson announces he will set out for the first year or so fundraising and getting in contact with the major players in the early states, etc. Giving speeches at major Republican and Libertarian events, radio and TV interviews and all of that.

I expect most of the early campaign will be a slow build up as opposed to the full blown revolution that Ron Paul enjoyed half way through his campaign.

As long as the infrastructure is built well during that time. Gary Johnson is a smart businessman, I'm sure he'll run his campaign well.

Our role should be local.

Captain Bryan
12-17-2008, 07:16 PM
This is not illegal. I had a Ron Paul 2008 stamp that I stamped most of my currency with.

As for (when he gets one)... http://www.garyjohnson2012.com
Good to know!:) I'm glad a website has been set up. Though I hope it gets improved on soon.:D

Cheap stamps can be procured from: vistaprint.comNice, thanks.:)


When/if Johnson announces he will set out for the first year or so fundraising and getting in contact with the major players in the early states, etc. Giving speeches at major Republican and Libertarian events, radio and TV interviews and all of that.

I expect most of the early campaign will be a slow build up as opposed to the full blown revolution that Ron Paul enjoyed half way through his campaign.

As long as the infrastructure is built well during that time. Gary Johnson is a smart businessman, I'm sure he'll run his campaign well.

Our role should be local.
That's what I'm trying to do with this, for the most part.

Bro.Butch
12-18-2008, 03:14 AM
Gary needs to write a book about his adventurous athletic lifestyle after he left office. Heavily covering his Mt. Everett climb, etc.. A NON-political book. Then do a book tour using the controlled media to build his name ID before he ever hints of a POTUS run. They would block him if they knew he plans to run, but otherwise would use him on a book tour to help fill their 24/7 cable/satellite airtime.

He then needs to write a compact political book with his vision for the future. The book needs to be short enough that it might be read by the most people possible. Perhaps seven chapters covering the seven most important issues facing us. He then needs to start hammering those issues through the '12 election.

Captain Bryan
12-18-2008, 12:54 PM
Gary needs to write a book about his adventurous athletic lifestyle after he left office. Heavily covering his Mt. Everett climb, etc.. A NON-political book. Then do a book tour using the controlled media to build his name ID before he ever hints of a POTUS run. They would block him if they knew he plans to run, but otherwise would use him on a book tour to help fill their 24/7 cable/satellite airtime.

He then needs to write a compact political book with his vision for the future. The book needs to be short enough that it might be read by the most people possible. Perhaps seven chapters covering the seven most important issues facing us. He then needs to start hammering those issues through the '12 election.
Hopefully he does something like this soon.

slacker921
12-18-2008, 01:15 PM
loads and loads of interstate billboards are vacant right now since ad budgets have been slashed. A PAC could probably get a huge discount on a national billboard campaign. Same thing for TV ads - the media is hurting for ad revenue.

That web site needs to be reworked so the text can be indexed by google.. if we go ahead and start linking to it from multiple sites then it'll have a head start on page rank.

The idea for books is awesome. Make the second one small enough and cheap enough that it can be mailed out for free to people. Put it online for free.

Captain Bryan
12-18-2008, 02:43 PM
loads and loads of interstate billboards are vacant right now since ad budgets have been slashed. A PAC could probably get a huge discount on a national billboard campaign. Same thing for TV ads - the media is hurting for ad revenue.

That web site needs to be reworked so the text can be indexed by google.. if we go ahead and start linking to it from multiple sites then it'll have a head start on page rank.

The idea for books is awesome. Make the second one small enough and cheap enough that it can be mailed out for free to people. Put it online for free.
Damn, I didn't even think of billboards. Yeah, I'd imagine they would be fairly cheap these days.
I suppose something like that would have to be done with Gary's consent, though.
It really wouldn't hurt to get a better photo of the guy either. All the ones I find on the internets are small, wouldn't work for a billboard at all.

Peace&Freedom
12-18-2008, 08:11 PM
Simplest way to popularize Johnson: Have him be the running mate of somebody who already IS popular. Paul/Johnson, or Ventura/Johnson in 2012.

dr. hfn
12-18-2008, 10:55 PM
Johnson/Goldwater 2012! It's all about the Iowa Straw Poll, along with all "freedom" and "liberty" organizations coming together and fighting the status quo.

With the Johnson/Goldwater 2012 ticket, along with early campaigning, and the support of the C4L, Constitution Party, Libertarian Party, and other liberty and conservative organiztions we can win.

Doug Wead's posts about Ron Paul running in 2012. Though I think Ron Paul should not run in 2012.

http://dougwead.wordpress.com/2008/11/25/ron-paul-for-president-in-2012/
http://dougwead.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/is-ron-paul-too-old-to-run-for-president/
http://dougwead.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/how-ron-paul-wins-in-2012-step-one/
http://dougwead.wordpress.com/2008/12/15/ron-paul-and-karl-rove-dont-mix/

Elwar
12-19-2008, 07:21 AM
Candidates don't usually pick their VP until after they receive the nomination. It sometimes helps to keep people in line because they think they might either influence the decision or may themselves be the VP pick.

Here's an idea...I see these Obama commemerative gold coins for sale and during the commercial Obama gives a little speech. Why not sell something like that with a clip of Johnson? Pay for the commercials from any proceeds gathered from the sales.

tangent4ronpaul
12-19-2008, 04:11 PM
Gary needs to write a book about his adventurous athletic lifestyle after he left office. Heavily covering his Mt. Everett climb, etc.. A NON-political book. Then do a book tour using the controlled media to build his name ID before he ever hints of a POTUS run. They would block him if they knew he plans to run, but otherwise would use him on a book tour to help fill their 24/7 cable/satellite airtime.

He then needs to write a compact political book with his vision for the future. The book needs to be short enough that it might be read by the most people possible. Perhaps seven chapters covering the seven most important issues facing us. He then needs to start hammering those issues through the '12 election.

Anyone here ever read the Notebooks of Lazarus Long? - hmmm....

-t

Bro.Butch
12-20-2008, 01:54 AM
Anyone here ever read the Notebooks of Lazarus Long? - hmmm....

-t


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Political tags -- such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth -- are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.
-- Lazarus Long

Lovecraftian4Paul
12-20-2008, 11:06 AM
One thing we can do is put in a bad word about the bad apples who will more than likely pursue the 2012 nomination and compete against Johnson or Paul. Start getting the word about how awful Huckabee, Romney, Jindal, and Palin would be for the party and the country.

Bro.Butch
12-20-2008, 06:48 PM
One thing we can do is put in a bad word about the bad apples who will more than likely pursue the 2012 nomination and compete against Johnson or Paul. Start getting the word about how awful Huckabee, Romney, Jindal, and Palin would be for the party and the country.

This is a GREAT idea! Johnson won't run a negative campaign it's up to us to highlight the opposition's disqualifications.

Would you really want this as your POTUS ???

SARAH PALIN SWIMSUIT COMPETITION!! Miss Alaska Pageant 1984 ...: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSdFIDygFwM&feature=related
:eek:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIOD5X68lIs

Captain Bryan
12-21-2008, 06:38 PM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5251599&l=f039c&id=506610191
:D

Bryan
12-21-2008, 07:03 PM
Don't forget to check out our Strategies for Success forum, in the early days it was used for exactly the same reasons- how to get the name out there- many techniques should carry over:

link- (note it is forum #3):
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=3

IPSecure
12-21-2008, 07:20 PM
Since nobody seems to have legally changed their name to Obama, have Dr. Paul be the first...

Berg Court Doc: Link (http://www.obamacrimes.com/attachments/015_ObamaMotExpedDdiscovery09082008Pacer.pdf)

Nathan Hale
12-21-2008, 07:38 PM
Simplest way to popularize Johnson: Have him be the running mate of somebody who already IS popular. Paul/Johnson, or Ventura/Johnson in 2012.

Unfortunately neither Paul nor Ventura is a viable candidate in 2012. Paul is too old and Ventura has issues...literally. Paul would make a good VP choice for Johnson, but Johnson is a better head for the ticket. It's easier to win popularity in the coming two years than throw away a race with Paul or Ventura at the helm.

Nathan Hale
12-21-2008, 07:51 PM
The best way to pitch Johnson is to look at the ways we pitched Paul. Guerrilla marketing works. The business cards with Paul's picture, bio, and issues on it were GOLD. For $20 I got something like 500 and I put them all over town. The format is also brief enough to guarantee a greater "click thru" rate (to misuse an internet term).

Another good piece of guerrilla marketing is windshield flyering, posting on telephone poles, putting out campaign lawn signs and chalking sidewalks (preferable on college campuses). Though as with all guerrilla marketing, make sure first that you won't get arrested for doing so as local ordinances vary.

The best marketing comes with organization. Get your meetup group together and plan something bigger. You can get 30 mentions on a rural radio channel for $200. You can get a month on a billboard for $800. Letters to the Editor are free. As are demonstrations - but it's worth it to drop $40 on copies for fliers to hand out.

And, of course, once the campaign gains steam its up to them to make the big ad purchases and large targeted mailings.

Captain Bryan
01-15-2009, 03:28 PM
Bump?

dr. hfn
01-16-2009, 07:41 PM
This is not illegal. I had a Ron Paul 2008 stamp that I stamped most of my currency with.

I did the same!

Captain Bryan
01-17-2009, 03:28 AM
Has anyone here tried using a printer to print on money? How well does it work?

Captain Bryan
06-30-2009, 04:55 PM
Has anyone here tried using a printer to print on money? How well does it work?Bump.
I was thinking of trying to print this kind of stuff onto money.
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t53/captainbryan2021/RonPaul20121dollarresized.jpg
I figure the sign would grab attention for sure..

tajitj
07-01-2009, 03:14 AM
We need a grassroots slush fund. Imagine is a million of that moneybomb cash went to a PAC or other organization. The rules on them compared to the offical campaign easier to navigate.

Let's face it, Ron Pauls people did a terrible job of trying to harness the energy around his campaign.

We now have the people in place who with 50k could do great things. I certainly will be donating to organizations or websites who come up with big ideas for spreading the message.

Elwar
07-01-2009, 08:29 AM
We need a grassroots slush fund. Imagine is a million of that moneybomb cash went to a PAC or other organization. The rules on them compared to the offical campaign easier to navigate.

Let's face it, Ron Pauls people did a terrible job of trying to harness the energy around his campaign.

We now have the people in place who with 50k could do great things. I certainly will be donating to organizations or websites who come up with big ideas for spreading the message.

I do believe that a PAC cannot endorse a candidate. Or something along those lines...they'd be subject to all sorts of rules.

But...a PAC can spread a message. The key would be linking that message to the candidate.

Matt Collins
07-01-2009, 09:34 AM
Real simple - get him to announce he's considering a run.

Feenix566
07-01-2009, 09:46 AM
The first step is that Gary Johnson needs to hire a campaign manager with a proven track record and the intention of playing to win. That was Ron Paul's achilles heel. He wasn't playng to win.

The second step is to raise money, and lots of it.

The third step is to engage in a brand name advertising spree. Just put his name everywhere that ads can exist. Billboards, newspapers, web sites, radio, television, movie trailors, etc. If you can put a brand on it, the brand should be Gary Johnson. And really hammer it home by repeating it. Make every tenth ad on every network a Johnson ad. You don't even have to link him to any issues, just get his name out there. Do something like coke, budweiser, verizon, and geico have done. It costs a LOT of money, but it's a proven technique. You get what you pay for. (hence step 2)

tajitj
08-22-2009, 07:32 PM
Dont know how creative this is but it is essential and a good starting place. Website up and running http://www.johnsonforamerica.com/ is a clear cut site that give a good intro to Gary.

Something like that is needed in case new people are interested.

Matt Collins
11-10-2009, 03:00 AM
YouTube - Gary Johnson 2012: Meet Gary Johnson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSao9_JiIXc)