First 2016 Prius "Commercial"

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  1. priusfan500

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    Will that be on TV or just the internet? Quite the commercial for TV and no MPG numbers? Very interesting to just focus on the beauty of the car
     
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    looks like internet only.
     
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    Looks like a "print" advertisement - one that goes into magazines.
     
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    I'm mixed about it. You don't really know it's a commercial for the car until the very end. Is it about the photographer? the man? the woman? the clothes? photography in general? Then the camera focuses on the car. Its almost like they want you to see the car as beautiful by forcing beautiful ideas before the car.
     
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    Lamest commercial ever. Just showing it driving with it's crazy high mileage and nice interior should be more than enough. It shows that the masses dislike the styling of the car so far and they want to mindtrick people into associating the models beauty with the cars design.
     
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    I had no idea so many Priuschat members never watched TV.

    "That's not a Buick" never mentions technical specifications.
    Ford's foot-activated hatchback is only available on the highest-end and most expensive package but touted as though it's a standard feature on all minivans.
    Lexus shows cars driving through a desert because - you know - that sells cars.
    Cadillac has What's His nice person driving in the middle of nowhere talking some babbly shit.
    Mazda is all about the Zoom Zoom but no substantial specifics.
    Shall I go on?

    The only commercials that actually provide specifics about their products are drug commercials which, interesting enough, are required by law to be vague about what the drug can actually do for you but are required to be specific about what the drug can do to you.

    So someone at Toyota decided to show the car with a male and female model. The car is being used, essentially, as a prop for a photo shoot. Big deal. If anyone finds the looks interesting and they want specifics, they'll go to the website or the dealer. Hmm...it's almost as though they planned that.
     
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    Love it. :LOL:
     
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    Still undecided :whistle:
     
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    Sure... if it was 2004.

    I believe that's what marketing and advertisement is about. It's to demonstrate what they perceive the product should be. How YOU perceive it is up to you and it's ok to perceive it in the complete opposite sense (sometimes it is beneficial cause some advertisements really are mind boggling confusing)

     
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    It needs no commercials, it will sell itself, it is a Prius after all! :D
     
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    woody harrelson?
     
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    Woody Allen?
     
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    I was a skeptic at first. I think this one could grow on me.

    There, I said it.
     
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    I will never forget you said it!
     
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    Well...at least they dropped the whole rainbows and birds crap they've been using.
     
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    Wow. Used to love this Télépopmusik song - back in 2002. Is Toyota subtly thinking fondly back to the glories of its own past?
     
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