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Toyota's Saved By Zero commercial

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Mz_TazComa, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Nov 14, 2008 at 12:29 PM
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    Mz_TazComa

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    I just came across this article from our local paper about Toyota's latest Saved By Zero commercial. It seems like it's annoying the hell out of alot of people...


    Tired of the "Saved by Zero" ad campaign for Toyota?


    Even the '80s new wave band The Fixx doesn't care for it. And their song stars in the spot.

    "It's a bit cheesy," the Fixx's Cy Curnin told the Las Vegas Sun when asked about the tune's use to promote 0 percent financing.

    It's more than a bit annoying, say many others. And they're saying it in droves—on social networks like Facebook and on blogs like Buzzfeed.com, which pronounced, "That 'Saved by Zero' Toyota commercial is driving everyone crazy."

    As of Thursday night, the "Stop Playing Toyota's 'Saved by Zero' Commercial" group on Facebook boasted 5,141 members. The group's description states, in part: [N]ever before has a commercial this bad been aired so much."

    The overkill may come from the fact the campaign has run both in national and local TV spots (usually car advertisers use different national and local campaigns).

    Toyota Motor Sales executives said the campaign has increased showroom traffic.

    "It's a very catchy tune that sticks in people's heads," said Cindy Knight, marketing communications manager for Toyota. "We're staying aware of the criticism but it hasn't changed our plans."

    While the campaign isn't going away yet, you may see less of it. Toyota's national rotation of the ad stopped Nov. 9.




    Here's the actual article... http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/chi-talk-toyotanov14,0,6487295.story
     
  2. Nov 14, 2008 at 12:31 PM
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    It came on twice in a row the other day. thought i was gonna die... then hit mute
     
  3. Nov 14, 2008 at 12:34 PM
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    Its on every commercial break 2 or three times, thats anoying.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2008 at 12:34 PM
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    haven't seen it until now, it is kinda dumb tho
     
  5. Nov 14, 2008 at 12:36 PM
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    it seems to be louder than every other commercial also
     
  6. Nov 14, 2008 at 1:34 PM
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    YES! i HATE that commercial:mad:. get it off my tv!:lalala:
     
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    saved by zero!!! saved by zero!!! saved by zero!!!! ThEy play that allllll the time here!!! can't stand it!!!!!!:fenforcer:

    I want more Cool Tacoma commercials!!! I haven't seen a new one in a while!!
     
  8. Nov 14, 2008 at 1:37 PM
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    I can't stand it. Drives me nuts. Its on tv, radio every commercial break.
     
  9. Nov 14, 2008 at 1:40 PM
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    LMAO....I was afraid to post this cuz I thought I was the only one it bothered. Glad to see I'm not alone. Luckily, most of the shows I watch are on my DVR so I just fast forward thru the commercials. :D
     
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