Volkswagen’s ‘full-on’ sequel to last year’s all conquering ‘The Force’ Super Bowl Ad, features a dog, the new VW Beetle and a 30-second scene from Star Wars.
We hear a lot about Intelligence in the motoring industry, it’s become the norm in automotive acronyms, especially for the leading German car makers – Intelligent Performance, Intelligent Lightweight Construction and even Intelligent Emotion (whatever that means) – but how intelligent is their marketing?
Sometimes – on very rare occasions – our friends from across the pond produce better car ads than their European counterparts. Volkswagen comes to mind with their recent Super Bowl ads, or those hilarious off-beat VW Academy ads with Saturday Night Live comedian Bill Hader. Land Rover are another brand that have blurred the lines between the normally dull commercial and a genuine piece of entertainment.
Volkswagen stole a march on other car makers at this year’s Super Bowl by launching its promotional ads 1 week early – the resulting void filled by their campaign resulted in more than 35 million online views, plus over 100 million TV views during the event.