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C.R.U.S.H new national ad to be released on Saturday in G & M!

This latest and newest ad by the C.R.U.S.H folks (Canadians Rallying To Unseat Stephen Harper) has obviously been released to coincide with the billion dollar boondoggle known as the G8/G20 summit:

This ad will appear in the Focus section of the Globe and Mail on Saturday, June 26th (and yes, the national edition, not just the Toronto edition) but C.R.U.S.H is pre-releasing it for us bloggers to publicize, so thank you to them for doing that.

The C.R.U.S.H 'radicals' are at it again - this time in the Globe & Mail

This lovely full-sized ad appeared on Page F4 in the Saturday May 22, 2010 edition of the Globe and Mail, courtesy of the Canadians Rallying To Unseat Stephen Harper group – also known as C.R.U.S.H, also known to the Conservative Party as being “anti-Stephen Harper radicals”, which means apparently anybody who disagrees with Conservative Party propaganda. Here is their latest ad, pointing out the Harper/Conservative Party contradictions:

C.R.U.S.H. formally responds to the Conservatives calling them ‘radical’

I was wondering whether or not we’d see a formal response from C.R.U.S.H to being called “radicals” by the Conservative Party, and they have indeed issued a press release, which I hope they won’t mind me re-printing in full:

Conservative Party of Canada redefines the meaning of being a political “radical”

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -(Marketwire – May 12, 2010) – A grassroots group of Canadians dedicated to engaging their fellow Canadians in political discussion has recently learned that is has been labeled as “radical” by the Conservative Party of Canada.

According to a report by Jane Taber, Globe & Mail, Monday, May 10, a recent issue of Conservative talking points […]

C.R.U.S.H. has the Conservatives attention.

What’s that quote from Ghandi? “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” I believe is the quote. C.R.U.S.H. (Canadians Rallying to Unseat Stephen Harper) has apparently jumped to the “fight” part of that equation with the Conservatives. Check out this snippet in the middle of another anti-CBC rant by the Conservative faithful in another Jane Taber “internal Conservative email”. We find this:

The CBC-bashing continues unabated as Tory strategists uncover more revelations of so-called Liberal bias at the network. Mary Pynenberg, the viewer who inspired a recent poll on women in politics, is not only a former Liberal candidate but is also […]

CRUSH intrigue in Edmonton with Metronews attempted ad placement

That would be C.R.U.S.H – as in the Canadians Rallying To Unseat Stephen Harper grassroots group. It seems the group thought it had an agreement with the Edmonton Metro edition to run its ad in that paper, but something weird took place. The press release I received below explains more, from CRUSH’s pespective:

C.R.U.S.H. and concerned Edmontonians organized to put an ad in the Thursday April 8th edition of the Metro (Edmonton) for the agreed upon price of $1000. The ad was approved by a regional publisher out of Calgary and organizers we were charged the entire amount. We assumed the ad was acceptable to Metro. However, at the last […]

If you're reading the Monday edition of the Hill Times...

..you’ll apparently see the next C.R.U.S.H ad (Canadians Rallying to Unseat Stephen Harper) placed in there somewhere. It appears it will be the same ad as has been placed in other media recently.

I hate to harp on this at the CRUSH folks, since I think they’re doing a great job, and I applaud their membership which is obviously very dedicated to donating to the cause to help get their message out, but again, I think if you want to maximize your message’s impact, you need to get this out into the smaller-market news media chain (like Osprey Media as an example).

Putting an ad like this in the Hill […]

CRUSH strikes again with new ads in more newspapers

Briefly on a Saturday, I am very pleased to read CRUSH (Canadians Rallying to Unseat Stephen Harper) has been able to raise additional funds to put more of their ads in additional newspapers – including one that will be seen in Calgary, and presumably the riding of Stephen Harper (which probably wont change many minds there, but it’s a symbolic thing I think). You may remember they initially put one in the Toronto Star a couple of weeks ago; well, they’ve raised more funds from their members to do additional ad buys.

If anyone over at CRUSH is reading this, by the way, I think the strategy of putting these […]

Well done, CRUSH

CRUSH ran this ad in the Saturday March 20 edition of the Toronto Star:

CRUSH stands for “Canadians Rallying to Unseat Stephen Harper”, if you were wondering. As you can see from the ad, they have their own website, and they do also have a Facebook group. Their origins are explained at their FAQ:

CRUSH is not officially affiliated with the Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament (CAPP) Facebook group or any of its other official or unofficial, online or offline offshoot groups. Nonetheless, a number of members of CRUSH are members of CAPP and vice versa. CRUSH was formed by a group of very active CAPP members who felt that […]

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