The annual Honda Summer Clearance Event campaign features well-known tunes to conjure up the rush consumers experience when they first drive off the lot in a new vehicle.
Six spots are pitch-perfect parodies of Hollywood movie-ending clichés, with the action-adventure, family comedy, buddy, college adventure, girl-power and inspirational genres each taking a turn onscreen. Following a farewell from a friendly salesperson, an instantly recognizable song kicks on, the elated driver zooms off and the credits roll.
In "Action Adventure," a Honda owner points his Accord toward the desert horizon to the beat of Judas Priest's "You've Got Another Thing Coming." Another spot, "Family Comedy," set to Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door" captures the antics of shopping for an Odyssey with three kids in tow. "College Movie" shows a new Civic owner and his college buddies jamming through town to Outasight's "Tonight Is the Night." Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," Derek and the Dominos' "Layla," and OneRepublic's "Good Life" are the soundtracks for the other three spots.
Spots will air on high-profile network programs such as "America's Got Talent," "Castle," "NCIS," "The Middle," "The Office," "Two Broke Girls," "Vampire Diaries" and cable networks, including A&E, Animal Planet, Bravo, Discovery and TBS. Print ads will be featured in several national publications that include "People," "Sports Illustrated," "TIME" and "USA Today."
Online ads will run in top automobile and consumer websites, including AOL Autos, Automotive.com, AutoTrader, Autobytel, Bing, Car and Driver, Cars.com, Edmunds, Facebook, Google, Jumpstart, Kelley Blue Book, Motor Trend, MSN Autos, Road & Track, Source Interlink Media, Vehix and Yahoo! Autos.
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