In 2012, campaigns target voters through their phones
May 24th, 2012
01:50 PM ET
3 years ago

In 2012, campaigns target voters through their phones

(CNN) - Even as the head of the Young Republicans at Samford University, Weathers Veazey didn't have a lot of time for politics this primary season.

Immersed in tough pre-law classes at the conservative Baptist university in Birmingham, Alabama, she barely paid attention to the nonstop political ads that ran on TV during the state's presidential primary.

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  1. The REAL Truth...

    Last thing I need is the morons of either party advertising thru my cell phone. Unfortunately, there is no way to turn them off as politicians calls are not considered marketing (nice move SCOTUS) and the DNC (do not call) registry rules do not apply.

    May 24, 2012 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Somehow, I don't think it would be a good idea to start spamming mobile phones with political ads. People would dislike you for doing it. You'd most likely be eating up the person;s monthly minutes.

    May 24, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Whatta concept! Wonder when the pollsters will start calling cellphones.

    May 24, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    Just hang up when caller calls from GOP nonsense.

    May 24, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Gurgyl

    Just hang up when caller calls from GOP nonsense.
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    Of course, but it still burns up your minutes. The minutes start counting from the time call is placed and rings your phone, not when you answer the call. In other words, it is possible to use up all of your minutes and not once place a call nor answer a call.

    May 24, 2012 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  6. Silence DoGood

    "Whatta concept! Wonder when the pollsters will start calling cellphones."

    Didn't this myth die a long time ago? Major polls include cell phones. You're probably waiting for mail to be sent through The Internet too instead of the post office too.

    Sadly, this is an excellent example of the target audience for Dem/Repub sound bite advertizing.

    May 24, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    "Didn't this myth die a long time ago? Major polls include cell phones. You're probably waiting for mail to be sent through The Internet too instead of the post office too."

    Do you even read the polling articles here on CNN? Most of them have a sentence about "this poll was conducted by calling 1000 LANDLINES." Pay more attention before spouting off.

    May 24, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |