• Without evidence, Bloomberg campaign blames Sanders supporters for spate of vandalism

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg's campaign field office in Knoxville, Tenn., was vandalized Thursday night.
    Campaign manager Kevin Sheekey - without evidence - blamed Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters for the incident.
    The office was tagged with phrases such as "OLIGARCH," and "broken windows, broken homes."
    "We call on Bernie Sanders to immediately condemn these attacks and for his campaign to end the Trump-like rhetoric that is clearly encouraging his supporters to engage in behavior that has no place in our politics," Sheekey said.
    Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories .
    The...
    Read more ...

     

  • Trump's Election Day YouTube takeover feels very different in 2020

    Trump's Election Day YouTube takeover feels very different in 2020

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    According to a report from Bloomberg , the Trump campaign called dibs on some of the most prized ad space online in the days leading up to the 2020 U.S. election.
    Starting in early November and continuing onto Election Day itself, the campaign will reportedly command YouTube's masthead, the space at the very top of the video sharing site's homepage. YouTube is now the second most popular website globally after the online video platform overtook Facebook in web traffic back in 2018. Bloomberg didn't report the details of the purchase, but the YouTube masthead space is reported to cost as...
    Read more ...

     

  • Facebook has reportedly shown users 1.5 billion Bloomberg 2020 ads, more than twice as many as all other presidential candidates combined, including Trump

    Facebook has reportedly shown users 1.5 billion Bloomberg 2020 ads, more than twice as many as all other presidential candidates combined, including Trump

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Facebook users have seen more than twice as many ads from Bloomberg's campaign in 2020 than from all his opponents combined, according to a new report from The Guardian .
    The Guardian's analysis found that people have seen 2.3 billion presidential campaign ads on Facebook so far this year, and more than 1.5 billion of those came from Bloomberg.
    Since launching his campaign in November, Bloomberg has spent $45 million on Facebook ads - also more than his opponents combined, The Guardian found.
    The former mayor of New York City's campaign has spend $409 million total through January...
    Read more ...

     

  • Bloomberg is hiring from places like Facebook, Snapchat, and Viacom as he throws unlimited money at his campaign

    Bloomberg is hiring from places like Facebook, Snapchat, and Viacom as he throws unlimited money at his campaign

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign and his secretive data firm, Hawkfish, have also been hiring at a rapid pace to win the Democratic Party nomination and beat Donald Trump.
    The list of agencies working for Bloomberg now includes Horizon Media, Dentsu, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, and Oberland.
    Hawkfish and Bloomberg have hired former tech executives at Facebook, Google, Snapchat, and Viacom.
    Read more ...

     

  • Meet the key people who are leading Mike Bloomberg's digital campaign to topple Donald Trump

    Meet the key people who are leading Mike Bloomberg's digital campaign to topple Donald Trump

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Mike Bloomberg started secretive ad agency Hawkfish to aid in his presidential campaign, and it's packed with people from the worlds of politics, advertising, and technology.
    To beat Donald Trump, the Bloomberg campaign has hired widely from companies like Facebook, Google, and ad agencies.
    Business Insider identified 17 people in key roles in and around Hawkfish, including former Facebook CMO Gary Briggs, who is leading it.
    Read more ...