Hyundai to Hypnotize, Deprogram Super Bowl Ads Viewers
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Specifically, Hyundai will begin promoting the new Elantra with a spot called "Hypnotized", followed by a healing session with an ad called "Deprogramming". These two will be followed by a third spot starring the 2011 Sonata Hybrid, titled “Anachronistic City”.
“Both offer the all-new 2011 Elantra as treatment for the malaise afflicting the long-suffering compact car shopper,” Hyundai says. “Hyundai marks its fourth consecutive year as a Super Bowl advertiser by deprogramming 100 million Americans tuned in to watch the game.”
The three spots are themed “Snap Out of It” and feature Hyundai's 2011 "New Thinking, New Possibilities" brand vision. Taken separately, Hypnotized will air in the game's first quarter, followed by Deprogramming in the third quarter, and ending with the Anachronistic City in the fourth.
"We love the Super Bowl's ability to transform over 100 million Americans into advertising aficionados, so we went with a playful theme that ties a marketing-driven conspiracy theory to our fresh take on the compact car segment, the 40-mpg Elantra," said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. "Building from the first two Elantra ads in the AFC Championship Game, and 10 viral spots online right now, the Super Bowl shifts the campaign into top gear with what may be the biggest group therapy hypnosis session ever attempted."
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