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The Evolution of Car Commercials

June 10, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 2.30.48 PM Remember when car commercials used to be all about a shiny, fast car taking a picturesque drive in the mountains or by the beach? It seems like nowadays you rarely see those type of car commercials…in fact, some commercials hardly feature a car in them at all! As car buyers have the chance to research everything they need to know about the car online, get reviews from other buyers, and potentially skip over commercials, I think advertisers are realizing they need to keep their commercials entertaining if they are going to keep people watching. And I’m all for it! Here are a few car commercials I have loved from the past year or two. If you’re a music fan like I am, you’ll love this Toyota Corolla commercial from this year. It’s so fun to see how the car, fashion and music have changed together over the decades. And I do think it’s true — the Toyota Corolla is just an old standby that people will always rely on! This commercial for the 2015 Hyundai Genesis is just so sweet. It makes me think of my own dad…and that always gets me teary! It also reminds me of the Olympic commercial that was about moms looking out for their kids. The emotional ones always get me! So here’s another one that plays on the emotions…but if you’ve ever had a dog, you just won’t be able to help it! Like I said at the beginning of this post, some car commercials hardly show the car at all, and this is one of those. This 2014 Chevy commercial compares a Chevy to the loyal, best friend your dog is throughout your life. Awww. Now I just have to stay away from “Marley and Me.” 🙂 There are so many other great commercials out there, but these are just a few that popped into my mind. Which car commercials are you loving lately?

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