Uber has made a $19,500 ad buy from Comcast on BET, CNN, and MSNBCtargeting City Council ahead of its upcoming vote on new rules for rideshare companies and cabs. Ads will run between Oct. 20 and 28th–the day of the full Council vote on the budget. The biggest chunk of money will target downtown and South Side viewers.
Hulsen Media Services, an Austin, Texas based ad agency specializing in media planning and buying for liberal/democratic candidates and issues, is handling the ads. Hulsen also consulted for this ad in Wisconsin, saying worksites could soon be taken over with illegal workers. The company also worked for supporters of Michigan’s Use Tax and Community Stabilization Share ballot proposal, which in part, phased out personal property taxes on small businesses and manufacturing equipment, and the Congressional campaign of Stanley Chang, a Democrat from Hawaii.