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Political Ads for the 2008 US Election

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

September 12, 2007

Comments (9)

Democrats RepublicansCalling all Republicans and Democrats!

Uncle Sam and advertising agencies across the US are in need of political voice overs to air for the 2008 US Election.

Send us your political demo and we'll feature it on a special page dedicated to getting you political voice work!

Learn more here.

If you bleed red, white and blue, we want to hear from you!

As we're all aware, the United States is holding an election in 2008 to elect a new president to succeed George W. Bush.

As campaign trails are being blazed across America, production of political advertisements is now upon us with voice over being a top priority for many candidates and their representatives.

In order to help facilitate the finding, listening to and hiring of voice actors for political ads, Voices.com is in the midst of creating a web page on our site that features political voice over demos of all stars and stripes specific to elections in the USA.

If you have a political demo that you'd like to feature, send it to media (@) voices.com. Once received, we'll review it for content (family friendly please, folks) and feature it on the website.

Be sure to specify which political party your voice over demo is representing.

Sound good?

Looking forward to receiving your political voice over demos!

Best wishes,

Stephanie

P.S. To participate, you must be a member of Voices.com as we will be linking to your Voices.com website. Memberships include Premium, Preferred and Guest.

If you are not a member but would like to participate, sign up for one of our voice talent memberships to qualify.

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Comments


    Stephanie, I'm THRILLED to see this come about and, once again, no surprise that Voices.com is leading the way in service to the voice talent and voice talent seeker!

    Thanks to you and the entire Voices.com Team!!!

    Brian in Charlotte

    Posted by:

      A very good idea, as it appears the political season is going to last a while this time around. I don't discriminate. I'll work for a red or a blue, because the money is just as green on either side of the political fence! LOL

      All the Best,
      Bobbin Beam, Voice Actress

      Posted by:

        Brilliant service for Seekers and Talent!

        Your classification of which party we work with is very important to me as I only voice for one particular party. (Old hippie habits die hard.)...However, Bobbin, your post made me laugh!

        David K. Jones

        Posted by:

          Terrific! Once again, I will ask that we discourage the use of custom demos.

          Posted by:
          • Kacky
          • September 13, 2007 1:30 PM

            Awesome guys!

            Keep sending them in :)

            Steph

            Posted by:

              What are the parameters? Deadline to submit? File size/length? Anything additional we need to know?

              Thanks for creating the opportunity!

              Posted by:

                Hi Chuck,

                Thanks for your comment and questions - here are the answers :)

                Parameters: Family Friendly Content
                Deadline to submit: December 31st, 2007
                File size / length: MP3 file at 128kbps, 60 seconds preferred
                Classification: Let us know which party or parties are represented on the recording so that we can categorize them accordingly
                Email them to: media @ voices.com

                If you need more details, please ask.

                Thanks,

                Stephanie

                Posted by:

                  Wonderful idea Steph. Thank you and keep up the great work.

                  However, I'm in a quandary. I tend to be independent in the political arena and support a party or candidate based on the current issues. Why choose a political party to represent for voice over work?

                  Is there some requirement to market our services to only one party? Is there an ethical factor involved in doing voice overs for opposing candidates? Is it because some of the value of the VO actor's voice in an ad, is its' contribution to the branding image, and doing competitors ads diminishes that worth? Some other reason?

                  I've read in a couple of voice over books that I shouldn't do work for different clients in the same business in the same market. But I've often wondered why.

                  I'm sure there are good reasons for this 'one side only' stance, but I just haven't been able to bring it all into focus yet.

                  Again, thanks for setting up a web site to specialize in political voice overs.

                  John

                  Posted by:
                  • John Wallman
                  • September 14, 2007 12:23 AM

                    Hi John,

                    Those are some fabulous questions. I'm going to post a follow up to this article today so that we can get a variety of opinions on the matter to help you and others wondering the same thing to further explore this topic.

                    Best wishes and thank you for your questions :) Much appreciated.

                    Stephanie

                    P.S. In fact, here's the link to the new article fresh off the press!

                    Politics in Political Voice Overs?

                    Posted by:

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