Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Harper’s ’24/7 videos require up to four staffers to produce; hardly anyone watches

As many as four public servants from the Privy Council Office are engaged in the publishing of weekly video clips that celebrate Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s accomplishments, the National Post reports.
The Prime Minister’s Office can’t say how much it costs to produce the promotional “24 Seven” videos every week. Viewership numbers for the videos are small, the PMO’s written response to a question from the opposition shows.
Viewership peaked for the clips in their first edition, covering Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, when 10,172 people watched the English version on YouTube and another 14,342 watched through a proprietary software used on the website.
The numbers have been in sharp decline since, with only 100 watching the Jan. 23-29 English version on YouTube and 19 in French.
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