Fred Who? - First-in-the-Nation Commercial to Run in New Hampshire

September 20, 2010

MANCHESTER, NH – In a speech at the famous New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College this past weekend, possible 2012 Presidential candidate Fred Karger previewed the first commercial of his recently announced Presidential Exploratory Committee.  It is also the first commercial to hit the airwaves of anyone considering running for President in 2012.  The New Hampshire Campaign Kickoff Night where Fred spoke was sponsored by the St. Anselm College Republicans

Fred at the podium in the NHIP Auditorium

The spot called; “Good Morning New Hampshire” will be going viral Wednesday.  The new “Fred’s What? Going Viral Wednesday” campaign will enable thousands of people to view a little longer version of this groundbreaking commercial on YouTube.  

Shot all over New Hampshire by filmmaker John Keitel, the commercial began airing statewide Saturday on Manchester, New Hampshire’s WMUR-TV – ABC Channel 9.   It then went into six (6) more markets today (see schedule below).  

The MTV style, fast-paced, fun and informative commercial will run until Friday, September 24th.  On Wednesday, it will be up on Fred’s YouTube channel:  CLICK HERE as well as his web site:

Karger has been testing the waters in Iowa and New Hampshire since last February.  “I came to Peterborough, New Hampshire seven months ago in the middle of winter and it was pretty cold up here, but now the water has warmed up considerably,” said the Laguna Beach, California resident Karger.

The minute long commercial will air in all seven television markets throughout New Hampshire for a full week.  The unique video will be a bit longer when it goes viral on Wednesday.  Director Keitel is putting the finishing touches on it today.  

Fred from a scene in the Commercial…..

“I’m hoping New Hampshire will get to know a little bit about me through this short video,” said Karger.  “I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time in the Granite State over the next year and a half.  I’ve just started house and car hunting, and we have a lot of exciting things planned.”

Schedule for TV Commercial broken down by DMA’s:

Manchester – WMUR – ABC Channel 9 & MSNBC
Nashua – CNN & MTV

Seacoast / Portsmouth and Durham -- CNN
Laconia / Wolfeboro -- FXNC
Concord -- FXNC
Claremont / Lebanon / Hanover – CNN    
Keene – MSNBC