Hi there. Welcome to the latest Frisk special!
We’ve got a rather chewy edition for you this month. You see, there’s a general election happening - you’ll have spotted this in the press, unless you live in a Grand Designs- style eco-bunker with no TV and patchy wi-fi. It’s kind of a big deal.
The Big Three – Cameron limbering up in the blue corner, Miliband boxing clever in red, Clegg strapping on his yellow gloves – have been set for a rumble for some time, closing in on the last corner of the ring where Farage, Sturgeon, Wood and Bennett are fighting for the title of ‘fourth credible option’. A subjective notion, of course.
Free democratic elections are the ultimate expression of modern fairness – if you don’t put an X in the box, you don’t have the right to complain about whoever’s in power, right? Well, that may or may not be the case, as voter apathy continues to plague the ballot boxes (or rather, totally leave the ballot boxes alone while going to the pub instead to complain about how ‘they’re all the same’ or ‘none of them are worth voting for’) – so will this general election be any different to those of recent-ish years? Have the televised leaders’ debates and massive social media buzz turned this into our first truly digital election? Are people better informed today, or just angrier and more annoyed? This report aims to give you an eye-opening view on the nature of the whole hoopla.
Flipping through these colourful pages you’ll find insight from all corners of Leo Burnett London – what politics can learn from advertising (and vice versa), the culture of voting as it applies to women and to youth, a data angle, a social media angle, and a retrospective snapshot from the Creatives. There’s much to intrigue here.
I do hope that you enjoy what you read. If so – or indeed, if not – be sure to fire some feedback into the Twittersphere: the handle’s @LeoBurnettLDN.
See you next month for more of this punchy wordism.
Senior Knowledge Editor
Leo Burnett London