Dowd Campaign Launches Campaign Website, Hires Local FirmAs Progress Pittsburgh pointed out, Lil Mayor Luke used an out-of-state company for his website:
Pittsburgh, PA March 5, 2009
This week the Patrick Dowd mayoral campaign launched a website at http://www.dowdformayor.com/. The campaign hired local start-up Bearded Studio to develop the site design and functionality.
"Our web design team epitomizes a story we'd like to see repeated over and over again in this city. Two young people with an idea and some entrepreneurial spirit start and grow a business right here in Pittsburgh," Dowd said. "Our campaign is thrilled to find and engage great local talent."
Check out this tweet, from a guy in North Carolina - looks like Luke Ravenstahl has a new campaign website http://lukeformayor.com/ . The website is being designed by New Media Campaigns which is based in North Carolina. The guy who posted the tweet is originally from Cleveland, it doesn’t look like this firm has any Pittbsurgh connections.Hey, Luke! That's a job that could have gone to a Pittsburgher!
Like Dowd, mayoral candidate Carmen Robinson also managed to find a Pittsburgh firm to do her website, Soul Pitt Media, which is owned by a local African American woman. Robinson's website is: http://carmenformayor.com
Speaking as a local web designer myself (see a sample of my work at http://www.georgiaforcouncil.com) this issue does resonate with me.