2499-image-450-550-fit-213x300.jpgYes, the Republican National Convention 2012 is coming to Tampa and again, PR and politics is on our mind here at JoTo.

I found this book, titled Presidential Campaign Posters: Two Hundred Years of Election Art, which is a large-format volume of 100 tear-out, ready-to-frame political campaign posters from the Library of Congress archives. Check out brainpickings.org for the review of the book and to see some of the presidential campaign posters. The art, coupled with PR slogans like “Peace,” “Unbought and Unbossed,” and “Bringing America Back,” represents decades of promises – and some broken promises.

There is one thing, however, that the American people can depend on, and that’s themselves. While the Republican National Convention 2012 is coming to Tampa Bay to try and secure votes under more campaign promises and slogans, the businesses of Tampa Bay are making their OWN economy. The key influencers of this great region will be leveraging the 15,000 journalists that will be here in Tampa Bay during the RNC via one of the biggest marketing initiatives ever, called Front Row Tampa Bay.

Front Row Tampa Bay is a unique TV & Web event that will broadcast to the nation, and the world, the message that Tampa Bay is a major league home (and destination) for many of the primary drivers in the new economy. This must-see web television program will include exclusive pre-taped, and live, interviews with players and others from around the Convention… and the region.

So while you may buy historical campaign posters to frame as nostalgia on your walls, visit Front Row Tampa Bay (www.frontrowtampabay.com) and register to see the event every day during RNC 2012 – where  Tampa Bay will make its own history.

See ya at the event!

~Karla Jo