Toyota Motor Corporation Informative - Toyota ads

Review by WillisO on 2008-01-07
NEW YORK -- Dear Sir:

My wife and I are former Toyota Sienna van owners. We were VERY happy with our van and had NO complaints relevant to it or your company.

However, we find some of your current advertising repugnant.

Your have a current ad which depicts a current Toyota owner attaching his vehicle to a rope so it can be towed into the water thus necessitating the consumer's need to buy a new Toyota. Another ad depicts a Toyota owner shoveling snow on top of his vehicle in order to have a snow plow destroy the car and thus necessitating the need to buy a new Toyota.

Where is the head of your advertising team?

Both ads exult fraud and deception as ends to personal gratification and corporate profitability.

I really thought your organization was above such sophomoric attics.

Willis Osborn
Comments:7 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-01-07
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-01-07:
It's a kitchy ad campaign that somehow works for me - don't take it so seriously.
Posted by S on 2008-01-07:
I like the ads. Makes me laugh... =)
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-01-07:
Hmmmm.... You remember the ad and associate it with Toyota. Mission accomplished. Like my good friend PirateWithParrot says, "don't take it so seriously".
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-01-07:
Wow, you must have an easy life to be focusing on something so trivial.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2008-01-07:
Well Mr. WillisO, I think they should let you review all their advertisements so you can OK them, but since you are a former owner I don't think they'd really care.
Good point stew!
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-01-07:
Drive a Ford.
Posted by leopard on 2008-01-07:
I think that kia commercial with the dancing idiot is stupid too. so is that comcast ad with the boepc thing. don't take them so seriously. the point is to make you think of their company. oh, drive a Nissan.

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