Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton inadvertently tangled with Apple and YouTube this month with the viral release of a remake of Apple’s 1984 TV ad, featuring the speeches of Clinton and a challenge to vote Obama, vote different.
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The ‘Vote Different’ ad, a rehash of the 1984 Super Bowl clip, was made by Democrat supporter Phil de Vellis, who up to this point has been an employee of Blue State Digital. Outed by Huffington Post, Phil came clean and owned up to the campaign.
In a special post at Huffington Post, de Vellis wrote:
“I made the “Vote Different” ad because I wanted to express my feelings about the Democratic primary, and because I wanted to show that an individual citizen can affect the process. There are thousands of other people who could have made this ad, and I guarantee that more ads like it–by people of all political persuasions–will follow.”
Phil has resigned from Blue State Digital, a company that has a commitment to working with Democrat candidates, progressive institutions and corporations. The company is currently developing software and hosting for the Obama campaign while one of the founding members is on leave to work directly for the campaign.