We saw this advertisement and thought it was brilliant! We are sure it was semi-serious, but it sure gave us a chuckle and we think that’s good when it comes to advertisements.
The text says it all: “Jesus Drove a Honda But Didn’t Talk about It” and then sites the scripture “For I did not speak of my own accord…” John 12:49.
How long does it take to go through 50 years of Honda history?
About 60 seconds.
This is a great advertisement (even though it is in Japanese) that provides a visual of where Honda started and where it’s going. No, it’s not a quick flip of each car Honda has ever made, but a nice roll down memory lane.
Check out the commercial HERE.
When you think of the history of Honda, what car or cars comes to your mind?
Honda is making a logical step and marketing the new Acura MDX not just to all mankind, but specifically to womankind. Which sorta makes sense when you consider that the Acura MDX is driven by many moms who don’t want to be driving a minivan.
“Moms drive the MDX; it’s sort of a minivan that’s not a minivan,” said Michelle Krebs of Edmunds.com, which is based in Southfield, Michigan. “Why not appeal to the female audience? Not many automakers do that.”
As I prepared for many women to potentially be offended by this marketing effort (like they were for the pink car that blew out air from the vents infused with products that were supposed to make skin look younger, etc), I realized that this might actually work.
“Luxury is so focused on a very sort of stereotypical, 40-year-old wealthy male,” Gary Robinson, advertising manager for Honda’s Acura luxury line, said June 20 in Detroit at a briefing on the new MDX. “Going forward, certainly in our country, that is not going to be anybody’s majority anymore. So there’s this opportunity to talk to somebody different.”
What do you think? Will this ad campaign be effective in driving up Acura sales?