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New TV ads from Parker and Brown

Annise Parker has released her second TV ad. Before I embed the video, here’s some of the press release about the ad:

The Annise Parker Campaign released its second TV ad today, on the theme of leadership. The ad will run in conjunction with Parker’s first ad that launched Thursday, “Parker Delivers.”

The ad is called “The Only One” and features Parker’s vision of Houston as the world headquarters for the new energy economy and points to her detailed plans to create jobs, grow our economy and attract high-tech, clean-tech companies to Houston. It also highlights Parker’s innovative Hire Houston First policy to ensure that jobs created by city projects go to local workers first.

Parker’s detailed plans can be found on her website at www.anniseparker.com/issues.

The ad makes clear, however, that plans alone are not enough: “Leadership means more than plans,” says Parker at the start. “You have to deliver, too.”

So we have one slap at Gene Locke, and one at Peter Brown. At least this one is unlikely to annoy or confuse supporters of the arts. Give her credit for being aggressive. Now here’s the ad.

The ad is on YouTube and as the release notes, is coincident with the release of Parker’s energy plan. Even without the mixed-message issues of the first ad, I like this one a whole lot better. It’s more appealing to me personally, it’s forward-looking, and yes it’s simple and direct with nothing to distract from it. More like this, please.

Meanwhile, Peter Brown is out with TV ad #3.

Also pretty good. Brown speaks for himself for the first time, rather than just a voiceover, and I thought he did well. It too comes with a new plan, Brown’s expanded “Get Tough, Get Smart” public safety blueprint, which is an expanded version of his original crimefighting plan (both PDFs). Brown has made good use of his media budget, at least from where I sit. Again, it’d be nice to see what a poll has to say about that.

Releases from both candidates about their new ads are beneath the fold. Here’s more on Parker’s ad from Greg and from Martha, and more on Brown’s ad from Greg and from Martha. We’re still waiting for an ad from Gene Locke, and I’m still waiting to see either of Parker’s spots on TV instead of the Internet. What do you think?

UPDATE: Stace likes Parker’s ad. KT is unimpressed by both.

The Annise Parker Campaign released its second TV ad today, on the theme of leadership. The ad will run in conjunction with Parker’s first ad that launched Thursday, “Parker Delivers.”

The ad is called “The Only One” and features Parker’s vision of Houston as the world headquarters for the new energy economy and points to her detailed plans to create jobs, grow our economy and attract high-tech, clean-tech companies to Houston. It also highlights Parker’s innovative Hire Houston First policy to ensure that jobs created by city projects go to local workers first.

Parker’s detailed plans can be found on her website at www.anniseparker.com/issues.

The ad makes clear, however, that plans alone are not enough: “Leadership means more than plans,” says Parker at the start. “You have to deliver, too.”

Parker is the only candidate for mayor who has launched tough, independent audits that rooted out fraud and waste, freeing up millions for priorities like police, after-school programs and economic development.

Parker is also the only candidate who can leverage 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas business to create innovative public-private partnerships in alternative energies like bio-fuels, wind and solar – creating high-wage, green-tech / clean-tech jobs that will power our local economy, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and clean up our environment.

Parker released her energy plan, Energizing Houston’s Economy, in conjunction with the TV ad, saying:

“As Mayor, I will lead the city’s effort to bring millions of dollars for energy research and collaboration to Houston that will build on existing business capacity and attract and expand high-tech, new energy companies. These endeavors will help reawaken Houston’s second-to-none job creation machine.”

Parker’s new TV ad, The Only One, can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOcSiEB1lWw

Energizing Houston’s Economy can be read here:

http://www.anniseparker.com/issue/houston_the_headquarters_for_new_energy_development/

Script:

Parker: “Leadership means more than plans; you have to deliver, too.

“I’m the only candidate for mayor who fought to audit city departments. We cut waste and fraud – and freed up millions for priorities like public safety. My Hire Houston First plan will give Houston workers priority on city projects. And I’m the only one who spent 20 years in the oil and gas business, with a detailed plan to create new jobs and make Houston the world headquarters of the new energy economy.”

Announcer: “Annise Parker for Mayor.”

Parker: “Because you have to deliver.”

Houston City Council Member and Candidate for Mayor Peter Brown today unveiled his third television ad, “Community,” outlining his “Get Tough, Get Smart” public safety blueprint. It calls for protecting Houston’s neighborhoods, including policies for neighborhood policing, hi-tech crime fighting, proactive crime prevention, and accountability.

“Peter Brown has fought for public safety improvements on City Council and our message reflects his experience in dealing with these issues,” said Brown campaign manager Lucinda Guinn. “As Mayor, Peter Brown will make our city safer with his strategy for neighborhood-based, results-oriented policing.”

The advertisement is being unveiled alongside the release of Brown’s expanded “Get Tough, Get Smart” public safety blueprint. An initial outline of the plan was released in June. Brown has already been praised for having the most substantive, forward-thinking policy proposals of any candidate and this new commercial highlights those his vision for safer Houston.

“When I’m Mayor, we’ll focus on tough neighborhood-oriented policing with anti-gang and crime-reduction units where we need them, and officers out in neighborhoods and ready to respond,” said Brown. “We’re also going to do more to prevent crimes, and we’re going to use our resources more effectively and efficiently.”

Brown’s current television ads, “Next Step” and “Blueprint” have received strong praise for their clear, positive message and compelling presentation. “Community” will begin airing citywide today on both cable and broadcast television.

A transcript of the ad is below:

Peter Brown:

“It’s not enough to be tough on crime, we’ve gotta be smart about it.”

Announcer:

“Peter Brown. A new get tough, get smart neighborhood policing plan to not only fight crime, but prevent it.”

Peter Brown:

“We’ve got to have more police officers in the neighborhood and on the streets, paroling and walking on the beat.”

Announcer:

“And a real time crime center using state of the art technologies with faster response times and emergency preparedness. Peter Brown for Mayor, an even better Houston.”

As a successful businessman, Peter Brown has the experience Houston needs in our next mayor. A U.S. Army Veteran born and raised in Houston, Peter built his own small business into a successful national firm. He knows how to make a business thrive, and he knows how to get results. As Mayor, he’ll use those skills to improve our city – protecting our tax dollars with a more effective, efficient and accountable approach to government. He’ll make smart investments to reduce crime, improve the quality of life, and attract more businesses and more jobs to Houston. As a City Council Member, Brown saved taxpayers millions by reworking city building plans, cutting government waste, and championing conservation efforts. Brown has the experience and vision to build an even better Houston. We need a Mayor who will get results, and Peter Brown is that leader.

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