postheadericon ‘Hope and Change’ Sticky Note Campaign takes flight

A simple question in a simple form can help serve as a catalyst to once again bring change in 2012.  Join the 'Hope and Change' Sticky Note Campaign.

A simple question in a simple form can help serve as a catalyst to once again bring change in 2012. Join the 'Hope and Change' Sticky Note Campaign.

Social media can be a powerful tool as can various forms of guerilla marketing.  A new campaign which is both extraordinarily simple and amazingly brilliant seeks to focus the masses attention on the dire straits our nation is in by simply asking “How’s that hope and change working out for you?” with sticky notes.

The campaign is the brainchild of a blogger, Greg Hedgepath, that was simply fed up with our government and the president’s policies.  Like many Americans, Hedgepath is tired of the high gas and food prices, record unemployment, out of control government spending and representatives that ignore the will of the people.

Hedgepath’s idea is brilliantly simple.  Ask people to post sticky notes wherever they go asking a simple question – “How’s that hope and change working out for you?”

In less than a week more than 9,000 people have joined the Facebook event dedicated to the campaign (although it isn’t required to participate).  The sticky notes are showing up at grocery stores, gas stations, bars, ATMs, restaurants – virtually everywhere and anywhere.  As you can see from the image above, we left one on a gas pump in Sheridan, CO yesterday.

I am quite excited about this and believe this grass roots campaign can be quite powerful.  It reminds people of the current state of affairs and makes them stop and think whether or not this is what they want for their children.

Independent voters, as always, will be key in 2012 and I believe a movement like this could hold considerable sway in their mind.  As such I am encouraging all of my readers to take part in the ‘Hope and Change’ Sticky Note Campaign.  This can help to serve as a catalyst to returning the government to the people.

Following is a description of the campaign from the Facebook event.  Note that you don’t need to officially join the event on Facebook to participate.  Simply take a pad of sticky notes and a pen and post them anywhere asking, “How’s that hope and change working out for you?”

From the The ‘Hope and Change’ Sticky Note Campaign Facebook page:

'Hope and Change' Sticky Note Campaign

Purchase a pad of large sticky notes. Write on each one, “How’s that Hope & Change working out for you?” Every time you stop to fill your vehicle with gas, place your sticky note somewhere on the pump before you drive away. DO NOT be destructive in ANY way! Place your sticky note somewhere, so as not to impede the next customer’s ability to read the pump’s digital readout.

Places to stick your sticky’s!

01. The Gym

02. Food Stores, NOT on food items, i.e. packages, boxes,etc. Front edges of shelves only.

03. Gas Stations

04 Doctor’s Offices

05. Restrooms, on the toilet, sink, mirror, door, towel dispenser, etc.

06. Self Check Out Machines, right where the change comes out.

07. Hunting Clubs

08. Bars

09. Shopping carts, on the handle, baby seat, etc.

10. Bulletin Boards in stores

11. Red Boxes

12. Leave Fliers in empty shopping carts

13. Your Electric and Water Meters

14. Flea Markets

15. Resort Areas you visit

16 The “Mom and Pop” stores.

17. Your Computer, Bulletin Board, Desk, etc. at work! It will generate some questions.

18. ATM’s, where the money comes out.

19. Fast Food Drive, on the order screen.

20. Fast Food Restrooms, on the toilet, sink, mirror, door, towel dispenser, etc.

21. Car Washes

22. Laundry Mats

On the net:

2 Responses to “‘Hope and Change’ Sticky Note Campaign takes flight”

  • [...] vary and are showing up in other places than gas pumps.  In the social media terms, “Its Gone Viral” and expanded into other places like TSA inspection queues and grocery stores. To be [...]

  • Sandra Leathers:

    I think this is a wonderful idea. I will get myself some sticky notes. Not only can we use them to bring attention to our Nobama president, but in my Co. we need some new people on our School Board. The current one is corrupt.I will be using these for both.

Email Subscription

Switch to our mobile site