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Why are car commercials so awful?

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Why are car commercials so awful?

Like the new Chevrolet Cruze commercial. 'For the mature'er', really?

The only commercial that doesn't make me instantly recoil is the Dodge Ram Rebel 'Sorry Mom' or Aston Martin Vanquish one.

Who comes up with these crap commercials? And are they even effective?
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WOWMAN wrote:
Jul 31st, 2016 10:09 pm
Like the new Chevrolet Cruze commercial. 'For the mature'er', really?

The only commercial that doesn't make me instantly recoil is the Dodge Ram Rebel 'Sorry Mom' or Aston Martin Vanquish one.

Who comes up with these crap commercials? And are they even effective?
I think there running out of ideas to grab our attention.
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WOWMAN wrote:
Jul 31st, 2016 10:09 pm
Like the new Chevrolet Cruze commercial. 'For the mature'er', really?

The only commercial that doesn't make me instantly recoil is the Dodge Ram Rebel 'Sorry Mom' or Aston Martin Vanquish one.

Who comes up with these crap commercials? And are they even effective?
The fact you posted about it means it worked.
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pickup truck commercials, targeting trailer trash demographics
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No creativity these days.. All commercials resemble one another, not interesting all the way.
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And thanks to CAFE all car shapes resemble one another too.

Do you want the Toyota jellybean or the Ford jellybean?
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karakoram wrote:
Jul 31st, 2016 10:46 pm
pickup truck commercials, targeting trailer trash demographics
And just what dynasty do you hail from o troyal one ??
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Jag commercials are pretty good

Also the Maserati commercial from the super bowl
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who remembers the "minivan man" commercial? all I remember is "do you know the minivan man? have you seen the minivan man", how does the rest of it go?
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The goal is to make you remember the commercial so yes, cringe, humor and visual impressiveness make you remember. People don't tend to remember spec sheets so those went out the window years ago.
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it's a sad day when commercials for imaginary space ships are better than the ones for actual cars.
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I thought this one was pretty good at the time.
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mrweather wrote:
Aug 1st, 2016 7:55 am
And thanks to CAFE all car shapes resemble one another too.

Do you want the Toyota jellybean or the Ford jellybean?
Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations makes them all look the same?
Aerodynamic efficiency really does not care what rules are in place for engine fuel efficiency and I certainly do not think all vehicle look the same. :)
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If anything, it's probably safety regulations which are affecting vehicle shape, not CAFE.

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