The hard-sell TV campaign for the transportation sales tax in metro Atlanta begins next week, we’re told. In the meantime, the so-called educational side of the campaign is staking out some off-beat Internet territory with a series of lectures from a Mr. Stan Still.
Uh-huh. Watch here:
The press release from the Metro Atlanta Voter Education Network informs us that the video is funnier if you’re not a crusty old man:
With 40 days remaining until the Regional Transportation Referendum vote, MAVEN is continuing to educate voters across the region. The organization has partnered with COLLYDE and Green Tricycle Studios to produce a four-part series on Mr. “Stan Still”, a fictional Atlanta commuter helping metro Atlantans cope with our legendary traffic.
“Our hope is that our Gen X / Y peers will catch wind of this comedic series and help push the satire virally- not just for laughs in their inboxes, but more than anything, to spur the younger generation to be a part of critical decisions shaping our city’s future”, said Tara Makarechi, a partner at COLLYDE and in-town Atlanta resident.
Look for three more to come.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider