Wacky Youtube videos and a caterpillar suit is the way to grab voters’ attention, according to Ross Macleod.
Macleodâs second time at running for the Hamilton City Council has “a lot of buzz” online.
Macleod said his series of Youtube videos have created online buzz, with videos about lemon metaphors and politicians using scare tactics.
âPeople like them, laugh at them and share them,â Macleod said.
His motto âSilly campaign. Serious candidateâ shows in his wacky youtube video campaign as an alternative and cost-effective way.
The videos have found their way to twitter as people have tweeted them.
Josh Drummondâs account said, âI’d prefer for all election campaigns everywhere to be like this, to be honestâ
The twitter account of Larnz said âOnly in Hamilton……….?â
Macleod also turned up to the Farmerâs Market in a caterpillar suit as a way of getting his name out there.
He said his theatre hobby gave him the creative idea as he already had the suit.
He ran for council in 2010 and had the most votes as a ratio to money spent ($60).
Although he Â hopes to get in this time, he is optimistic people have paid attention to his policies.
“Even if I donât get in, people will be thinking about these issues,â he said.
As well as a FacebookÂ page and Youtube account, Macleod has his own website to explain what he is all about, as well as Â flyers.
Macleod’s blog on the website includes issues such as recycling and refuse, traffic, and council bullying.