The Lexus Crash Test Genius is no dummy
Viewed in slow motion, there is no comparison between an ordinary crash test dummy and a Lexus crash test genius in the throes of an accident.
The spot, titled Light, is intended to illustrate how the Lexus digital crash test model provides an exponential leap in understanding how the human body is impacted by a collision and, thus, the ability to design industry-leading safety technology.
The new marketing campaign made its debut just yesterday, to demonstrate the commitment to Engineering Amazing and its pursuit of future technology. The new commercial continues the advertising campaign from June that highlighted the Lexus Hybrid Drive Technology and Lexus Driving Simulator.
"When a company makes a bold statement such as Engineering Amazing it better be able to back up the message with true examples," says Brian Smith, vice president of marketing for Lexus. "Light picks up where our last campaign left off, once more demonstrating how Lexus goes to great lengths to engineer vehicles that we call future-forward."
Light is the most recent commercial providing an inner glimpse of Lexus by revealiong the simulation technology enabling the fabrication of technologically advanced vehicles. The spot clearly implies how much Lexus can learn from the wealth of data generated by the digital model's response to a collision.
Narration reveals the automaker's rationale by stating, "When you pursue industry-leading safety, you don't just engineer breakthroughs in simulation technology, you engineer amazing."
Lexus will also release a behind-the-story video providing more information on how the digital crash test models provide engineers a better understanding of the human body. The broadcast spot debuts is now in major coverage of broadcast and cable television, satellite radio and a host of social media sites. Billboards will further publicize the campaign with 28 boards in 11 markets, and Lexus will also take over D.C. Gallery Place with three digital units, including a wallscape.
In addition to traditional television and print placement, Lexus is deploying correllating digital media to add depth to the Engineering Amazing message.
For the first time, Lexus will develop an iAd, one of Steve Jobs only ideas that has yet to take flight on golden wings. Lexus is using iAd's functionality to create an engaging experience whereby users can see if they have what it takes to drive an LFA supercar by testing reaction time, focus and concentration with interactive mini games.
In keeping with the theme of engineering the future, Lexus has partnered with MSNBC Digital Network to sponsor The New Tomorrow. The online hub encourages consumers to upload innovative solutions to a solvable problem and "Turn What If? Into What Is."
The individual or group with the best solution will have a chance to attend the renowned Startup Weekend, with the chance to turn their winning idea into reality. Consumers can begin submitting ideas on Sept. 14, and the winning idea will be announced on Nov. 17.
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