Sunday, February 05, 2012

Chevy Apocalypse

Here's the SuperBowl commercial that got Ford so pissed they actually petitioned NBC to ban it; in which Chevy implies that their rival's trucks will not protect you from The Mayan Apocalypse. Yes, really:

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Y'know, it's kind of interesting to see american advertisements where they specifically taunt other companies or brands, we don't seem to have that in Sweden.

Anonymous said...

I like how casual they're being about the end of the freaking world as they know it (I guess they like REM) and the probable deaths of everyone they know and love.

Anonymous said...

Same here I would like see ads like that in Switzerland !

Anonymous said...

Chevrolet seems to be the only brand that can survive human extinction. Adjust your purchases accordingly.

Daniel R said...

Yeah Ford is exaggerating. For all we know Dave drove his Ford Pinto right into the heart of the alien armada, effectively saving whatever left of Humanity from complete eradication.

Also;
Go PATS! :)

The Lonely Wizzard said...

@the second Anon comment
I see what you did there.

Mads said...

Yup. Trash talking your competition is something I wish a lot more advertising companies would do.

Why? Because I enjoy spectacle.

Anonymous said...

Corporate level butthurt is funniest butthurt.

Anonymous said...

their cars might survive the Apocalypse, but it seems their company couldn't even survive the will of the market. remember when they mismanaged their company to the verge of bankruptcy, only to be bailed out with our tax dollars.

if ford wants to stick the knife in, they'd do well to remind consumers of that interesting fact.

Lance said...

Unless you actually think that the world is ending, I can't imagine any reasonable person being upset by this ad. I mean, it literally rains frogs at the end. IT RAINS FUCKING FROGS.

Anonymous said...

When the Mayan apocalypse happens. I'll drive a Ford. A Ford Prefect that is. Guaranteed to keep you alive when the Earth goes kablooie.

Wendy said...

I loved it, personally. It's funny and clever. i guess that government bailout really resulted in quality vehicles.

biomechanical923 said...

Looks like no women survived the apocalypse.

I wonder what a bunch of rugged good-ole-boys are going to do now...

Anonymous said...

chevy is shit. that is all.