02 February 2010

Politicians Turn to Comp Shop Ads

There are only a few days left before the start of the official campaign period and months away from the national election, but this early some politicians for the 10 May polls have found unique ad spaces in screensavers of many computer shops scattered all over the country.

Screenshots of both administration and opposition candidates can be seen in the computer monitors of Netopia at SM Mega Mall. Other less popularly known shops that caters to the public in all income brackets are also accommodating the pictures and slogans of candidates.

The usual shots showed the beaming faces of candidates with their programs when elected. The picture is large enough to cover the entire screen of the monitor.

Among the candidates who stuck their happy faces on the were administration standard bearer Gilberto Teodoro Jr. and senatorial bet Augusto Syjuco Jr.; and opposition senatorial candidate Bongbong Marcos.

It is expected that more candidates will utilize this mode of advertising to reach out to all classes and increase their captive market as the election period nears.