NEW YORK, September 18, 2013 – NBCUniversal, in partnership with Lexus, today announced “It’s Your Move After Dark,” the first truly live, real-time marketing broadcast commercial campaign that will launch the all-new Lexus IS. The ads will take advantage of real-time marketing by allowing viewers to contribute ad concepts via social networks to influence the creative for the Lexus advertisements. This unique, interactive cross-platform initiative will be comprised of a series of live, improvisational short comedy ads that will run in the commercial pods during NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35am ET/PT on NBC). The ads will be based on real-time viewer social media submissions each Thursday and performed by some of New York’s best improvisational comedy troupes including Fun Young Guys, Magnet Theater Touring Company, MB’s Dream and Stone Cold Fox.
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Filed under: Budget , Sedan , Marketing/Advertising , Videos , Toyota Despite the fact that the Toyota Corolla pretty much sells itself, the eleventh-generation 2014 model is getting a huge marketing push that aims to appeal to both Millennials (of course), as well as the older generations that have lived with the stalwart Japanese compact for decades. The first television advertising spot, called, “Style Never Goes Out of Style,” shows that the Corolla has had a place in mainstream culture since its launch in the 1960s. We have to admit, it’s pretty cool to see older models from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s come out to play for this commercial, especially the latter of those, as it gives us enthusiasts fond memories of the infamous AE86. The whole web/broadcast/print/social media marketing campaign surrounding the 2014 Corolla is called “Elevate,” because, according to Toyota : Extensive market research shows that Millennials are looking to take their career to the next level and are looking to buy their first ‘real’ car to get them there. The design of the all-new Corolla is significantly elevated from the previous generations, creating a more dynamic and desirable image for the Corolla nameplate that will appeal to these younger buyers. In our First Drive of the 2014 Corolla , we found it to be a perfectly fine vehicle for the sort of day-to-day, appliance-like tasks it will be asked to accomplish, but in terms of excitement… there isn’t any. But since research shows that more and more younger buyers don’t really give a hoot about driving , perhaps a shiny new appliance like the Corolla is exactly what they’ll be looking for when it comes time to buy a car. Scroll down to have a look at Toyota’s newest commercial for the Corolla, as well as the company’s press blast. Continue reading First 2014 Toyota Corolla commercial dances through time First 2014 Toyota Corolla commercial dances through time originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 07 Sep 2013 19:05:00 EST.
TORRANCE, Calif., (Oct. 1, 2012) — Toyota and Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media ( LATISM ) will team up to host a candid education discussion on Oct. 4, leveraging the inclusiveness of Twitter and the expertise of the National Center for Family Literacy ( NCFL ), a longtime partner of Toyota . The hour-long open discussion will begin at 9 p.m. EDT using the hashtags #ToyotaLatino and #LATISM.
Toyota Returning for 2nd Year as LATISM Conference & Gala Sponsor, Expanding Partnership with Key Latino Organization
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Filed under: Budget , Sedan , Marketing/Advertising , Toyota Toyota is looking to meld the smartphones with the television in a new ad campaign. The automaker is giving fans a chance to win two Camrys in new promotion that uses the Shazam mobile app in conjunction with a TV spot. When the commercial airs, viewers simply fire up Shazam and enter the giveaway. (They can also enter the sweepstakes online.) Toyota says the program is the first and largest of its kind to use Shazam. The “Connections” TV spot is designed to encourage further exploration of the so-called “Camry Effect,” a social media campaign focused on how the Camry impacts people’s lives for the better. Fans can enter the sweepstakes once daily for a chance to take home a Camry for themselves and one for a friend. Hit the jump for the full press release. Continue reading Toyota using Shazam music ID app for new TV spot, giveaway Toyota using Shazam music ID app for new TV spot, giveaway originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 04 Feb 2012 10:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2012) — In anticipation of Facebook’s expected launch of Timeline for brands, Lexus unveiled a new Timeline-inspired Facebook app today at apps.facebook.com/pointsofnoreturn-tm/ that allows the automaker to connect with its fans on a more personal level. The Points of No Return application focuses on the all-new 2013 Lexus GS (arriving in showrooms February 2012), highlighting milestones in the creation and history of the model, as well as other groundbreaking moments in social media, technology and design.
TORRANCE, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2011) — Toyota is headed to Chicago to join Latinos in Social Media (LATISM,) as the official sponsor of the awards gala taking place during the LATISM ’11 Annual Conference.
Filed under: Budget , Sedan , Etc. , Marketing/Advertising , Toyota Automotive News is reporting that Nissan recently scored a hit against Toyota – at least in terms of social media marketing for the new 2012 Camry . When Nissan received word that Toyota was planning to pull back the sheet on the Camry last week, it reportedly set about snatching up promoted tweets featuring the words “Camry,” “Toyota Camry,” and “mid-sized car.” A promoted tweet directs those searching for the terms toward a specific tweet instead of all tweets featuring the term for a 24-hour period. In this case, those looking for information on the Camry were pointed toward product news from Nissan. At this point, it’s unclear whether Nissan intentionally set out to scuttle Toyota’s Twitter effort or if the two companies were merely giving each other some good-natured harassment. Either way, we can imagine Toyota will be a little more careful about protecting its search terms in the near future. How Nissan outmaneuvered Toyota’s Camry launch for Twitter supremacy originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 02 Sep 2011 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink