Filed under: Hybrid , Marketing/Advertising , Videos , Hatchback , Toyota , Humor Company : Toyota Motor Sales Brand : Toyota Medium : TV Ad Agency : Saatchi and Saatchi Product : Prius Campaign :”What Happens After Practice” What We Like : Going to back when Toyota launched its very amusing campaign for its Sienna ” Swagger Wagon ” TV ad and Youtube videos, the Japanese automaker has been looking for ways to engage consumers by not taking its very practical models so damn seriously. The Prius is an unabashed market success. It defines the hybrid segment. And it is the market leader in fuel economy. It does everything but run on actual crunchy granola in the gas tank. Prius ads do not need to play up the fact that they are super fuel efficient. Everyone knows. So, as we showed you a few days ago , turning to this approach of having NBA star Steve Nash talk about how driven he is, as if it was a Nike ad, is a creative homerun. His deadpan monologue about how competitive he is, talking about making constant adjustments and improvements to his game, while driving a Prius and finally edging out a grandma for a parking space is a way to stand out from the usual hybrid ad that merely screams the highway fuel economy rating. Gotta love Nash’s trash-talk dance at the end too.
Filed under: Etc. , Videos , Toyota , Celebrities , Humor Steve Nash: Phoenix Suns point guard, seven-time NBA All-Star, two-time MVP award winner and true competitor. Just how competitive is Mr. Nash? The man thinks of everything in life as something you can win. Case in point, Nash will push his Toyota Prius to beat an old lady into a parking spot if it means he can chalk up another “victory.” How does he celebrate the win? By shoving it in Grandma’s face. Rejected! Click past the jump for the clip. Continue reading NBA’s Steve Nash does Toyota Prius parking dance NBA’s Steve Nash does Toyota Prius parking dance originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .