Political ad spend on Google NZ: https://transparencyreport.google.com/political-ads/region/NZ?hl=en
OMG tiny spends... Adds weight to my theory that a couple of smaller parties exist solely so their leaders can draw a salary from member donations & the electoral handout :/
Oh look, we put up a website and held rallies at free venues... we're "contesting" the election just like the rules say we have to :D
Does Facebook and others also report numbers , it would be interesting to see the whole landscape. ?
As an aside I have often thought it would be interesting to see a comparison of Advertising Industry tax take before social media , and after.
% of GDP would give an idea of how much more we are missing out on as economy has grown.