Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dogs Against Romney: Be in Our First Ad (YouTube Challenge)

Hey, Pack Members, would you like to be in our very first Dogs Against Romney ad? We are about to produce our first ad and we want YOU to be in it! Keep reading for instructions about how to participate.

Dogs Against Romney YouTube Challenge

For your chance to be in our very first ad, here is all you have to do. Get out your video camera (iPhone or Droid video is fine, too) and shoot video of:

1) You telling your kid(s) that you are about to go somewhere in the car AND ask your kid(s) if they think it will be OK to transport their pet on the ROOF of the car instead of inside. Capture your kid(s) reaction to this question on video. We want real reactions (not rehearsed) of kids who think it is a wrong, mean, crazy, or upsetting thing to do.


2) Ask your pet if it be OK if you make them ride on the roof of the car. Try to capture your pet’s reaction to this (barking, whining, running away, confusion, etc.) Note: Special bonus if your pet is wearing Dogs Against Romney doggie shirts or bandanas!


Upload your video to YouTube. IMPORTANT! When you upload your video, please do the following: 1) Title Your Video “Dogs Against Romney YouTube Challenge” and tag it “Dogs Against Romney.” When you are done, please let us know it is ready for us to look at by leaving a comment on this blog post OR by commenting on our Facebook page.

We will accept submissions until Saturday, March 31!

Need Help Understanding How to upload video to YouTube?

We can’t wait to see what you submit! We will choose the best of the best video to create our viral ad.

Start shooting!



Power to the Peeps: A Romney Family Vacation

Every year for the last 6 years, The Washington Post has hosted a contest called the "Peeps Show" in which people create little scenes using Peeps candies as characters. Check out one of this year's entries, called "A Romney Family Vacation."

Created by Colleen Canning of Jacksonville, Florida, the entry was a semi-finalist in the contest.

"The diorama depicts a vacation the Romney family -- Mitt, Ann, their five young sons and the family dog, an Irish Setter named Seamus -- took in 1983," Ms. Canning describes. "While most of the family enjoyed the 12-hour road trip from the interior of the wood-paneled station wagon, Mitt placed poor Seamus in a pet carrier on top of the family’s station wagon for the entire trip from Boston to the family’s cottage on the shores of Lake Huron in Ontario."

Colleen, we think your entry should have won. Well done!