Hey, remember when Oprah gave everyone in her audience a new car (previously
)? It was ten years ago tomorrow
And now, here's Gary Numan performing "Cars" on a bunch of cars.
The performance is an ad for DieHard batteries. If you're freaking out about Mr. Numan selling out for car batteries, don't be a dummy. It's not the first time Gary Numan's done a commercial.
The first 50 years of Fiat advertising images.
Fiat has been a pioneer in the development and management of its corporate image through advertising. Famous artists as Dudovich, Codognato, Casorati and De Chirico have created beautiful posters and designs for this Italian giant of which 100 from the 1899 to 1950 period have been selected for their online historial archive. The oldest being this fantastic “Fabbrica Italiana Di Automobili
” poster from 1899.
McLellan's Automobile Literature
covers everything from Alfa
. You can purchase the advertising which feeds your fantasy
even if you did not, or can no longer,
live it. They even have the car of tomorrow!
Can biaised TV coverage of motorsports events be bought?
The Aussport Post
says it can. According to the linked article, Ford Australia
signed a deal with Network 10
, which has exclusive rights to telecast the V8 Supercars
series, ensuring that other car manufacturers would be unable to advertise during telecasts of the series, in addition to guarantees of a certain amount of coverage of their cars during the series. Ironically, the car that lead the first 30 laps of the biggest race of the year, the Bathurst 1000
, did not carry any Ford signage.
Thieves have stolen 6 valuable paintings, and a Mini Cooper S. Read the mysterious novella by Scottish author, Val McDermid
, and then fly to Barcelona to take part in this mystery. Mini has arranged plane tickets and hotel for you. Are you up for some sleuthing? Get briefed.
This could be one of the coolest interactive marketing campaigns I've seen in a long while. [some links contain flash]
Luxury carmaker achieves relevance with "the kids"
by use of Led Zep in ad. Although the article touches on Chevy's decade-long affiliation with Bob Seger, it curiously neglects to mention that Chevy ad with the Mary Chain song
, or even the Volkswagen soundtrack album
. Did you ever hear a favorite song in an ad
or as the theme to a TV show
and think "how'd THAT happen?"
The Oscar Maier Weinermobile
, an icon of American consumer culture, was pulled over for driving on a restricted road
near the Pentagon today. I would have to wonder if riding inside of a faux sausage during a jihad meets Muslim dietary codes
? Sigh. It's a dark day when even the Weinermobile is a suspect...
Local car dealership commercials that don't suck?
Okay, so, yes, every major metro region has its own crop of idiosyncratic and usually-low-budget car dealership commercials -- god bless Kramer the Magical Donkey -- but Portland, OR has this wonderful sort of Cinderella story guy named Scott Thomason. (more inside)
ad for an SUV make you want to buy one? I think that it says a whole lot about our society, non-withstanding one's preference for soy-based foods. I see the humor here and I can laugh at myself as readily as the next person, but this seems to embody the "Bush/Cheney" ethos at its most cavalier. Comments?
How willing are you to whore yourself?
City buses have been doing it for years. Now an ad company is willing to give you a free car for two years if you're willing to drive a mobile billboard for them. Ideal candidates live in busy urban and suburban areas, park on the street, and get stuck in traffic all the time. You pay for insurance and gas, and they take care of the rest (including maintenance). Or have your current car wrapped with advertisements and get up to $400 a month. The company will also entice you with free concert tickets if you'll drive the vehicle to the show.
, the ad company will use your detailed profile to sell more stuff to you.
These New Bumper Stickers
will probably make you laugh out loud. I imagine that some of them would get your car keyed if you actually dared to put them on it. Then again, it would probably be worth getting your car keyed to see some people's reactions to these.
Turn your webwasher off for this link
I hate banner ads, which is why I use webwasher, they're annoyingly large, wasteful, and don't work. The reason they are dying and taking the rest of the dot-com industry along with them.
I don't know much about Hondas or cars all entirely, but prius seems like a good idea, better fuel efficiency saves on money and doesn't pollute as much. The reason I like the ad though, is it's not intrusive, it doesn't have a 200k gif of a windows alert box telling you 'your connected is too slow. CLICK HERE to make it faster OK', it doesn't blink or use flash. It is tailored to a specific audience, people that look up directions and drive their cars, the product that the company sells.
I hope this is the future of advertising on the web, but then again, how exactly are you suppose to fish out people to buy your 'ultra small hidden bathroom cameras'?
Joe Isuzu is Back!!! "He is not going to be this smarmy, lying, bad car salesman person. He is going to be more corporate."
Free TiVo? Heck, I want a Free Car.
I don't care if Amazon is selling Cars online now, I want my next car to be free. This company gives you a free car, wrapped in advertising, for up to two years. Not a bad deal considering the cost of cars these days. You can get a Ford explorer (no word on the tires) or a VW beetle. I'll be watching my TiVo TV from the back seat!
This company will pay you up to $400/month to wrap your car in advertising. Intriguing, but not exactly aesthetic...
Another domain battle begins,
as the Honda Motor Corp. is suing the owner of honda.net
, a fan site owned by a web designer. The owner has his own take on it
, and Alan Herrell wrote a nice summary too
. Come on Honda, let it go, this is a pointless fight.