Cadillac Owners Forum banner

1 - 20 of 35 Posts

·
Registered
1979 Sedan deVille d'Elegance
Joined
·
4,153 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I love it! Sign me up for a Regency! :) Check out the Caddies rolling by on the Dan Ryan. :)

 

·
Registered
2010 CTS (Elvis) 1964 Impala (Betty) 1991 Miata (Dolly)
Joined
·
14,333 Posts
I can think of two right off the bat. The first is the Volkswagen Funeral ad from 1969. I show this to my advertising students as an example of brilliant storytelling:


The second is a Chevrolet ad from 1964. Naturally, I love seeing a car like mine, but I also love the magnificent setting, plus the harp and the way the announcer says, Jet Smoooooth luxury:


And this Cadillac spot that launched the Breakthrough campaign is pretty damn cool:

 

·
Registered
'92 Brougham d'Elegance 305; '98 Seville STS
Joined
·
490 Posts
I still get a kick out of the late 1980's Cadilllac television commercials set to the tune of "The Only Way to Travel is Cadillac Style" - with vignettes of polo players, yachtsmen, foil fencers, and (out of place) shots of men in tuxedos with women in cocktail dresses standing alongside a Cadillac on a remote mountain pass or lakeside.

One of the more absurd Cadillac commercials has imagery of an over-the-hill, stern faced fellow completely adorned in aviator sunglasses replete with leather driving gloves putting an Eldorado through its paces; too funny, as the ad inconspicuously suggests a vicarious experience as an aviator/pilot.

The imagery of those late 80's Cadillac ads conjures up pure unmitigated cheese, yet they are catchy and lovingly garish.

 

·
Registered
2006 STS N* 1SE
Joined
·
2,399 Posts
My favorite was either not very effective or sued off the air. It was a radio spot that made fun of every SUV currently on the market. The gist of the ad was changing the name of the make/model, with very funny results. I believe it was a Ford ad, and they even made fun of their own name.

Nissan Pathfinder became Sneeze-on PathGrinder
Ford Explorer -> Bored Extorter
...and so on

It's been years since I last heard it, and I don't recall the other variations they used. But it was definitely hilarious.
 

·
Registered
2010 CTS (Elvis) 1964 Impala (Betty) 1991 Miata (Dolly)
Joined
·
14,333 Posts
I had forgotten to mention the 1988 Cadillac Style commercial. It does indeed have wonderfully cheesy and clichéd images of affluence that are so 80s. But I love the jingle, especially how the dynamite blast is synched to the music at :48.
 

·
Registered
2010 CTS (Elvis) 1964 Impala (Betty) 1991 Miata (Dolly)
Joined
·
14,333 Posts
A couple more commercials that I use as examples in my advertising class. Sorry for the crappy quality; these were taken from a VHS tape back in 1997, and I haven't been able to find either spot anywhere else on YouTube.

Rick will be shocked — shocked I say — by my inclusion of this brilliant Jeep commercial:


I drove a Honda Accord at the time this commercial came out in 1997, and as someone who often has several things go wrong at once, I could certainly relate (and was grateful that I could at least depend on my car):


Rumor has it that the Cohen brothers directed this and a similar series of ads for Honda.
 

·
Registered
See my sig...
Joined
·
8,096 Posts
In addition to the others mentioned above:

I love the latest CTS-V ad w/"Lovesick" -- probably my favorite.

Any of those original "V" ads were good. The Cadillac "Mission Control" ad was good.
 

·
Registered
02 Escalade | 02 Corvette "Goldilocks" | 03 Blazer 4x4 | 92 Caprice Wagon LS1/T56
Joined
·
19,692 Posts
Cause this is where it's at!
 

·
Registered
1992 Town Car Cartier & 2014 Accord LX MTX
Joined
·
34,087 Posts
The Mark VIII ad with the I-beam was pretty cool.
[YOUTUBE]ff6xf9tzYSM&feature=related[/YOUTUBE]
 

·
Super Moderator
2002 Seville STS F55, 2006 Mazda Miata
Joined
·
22,408 Posts
A couple more commercials that I use as examples in my advertising class. Sorry for the crappy quality; these were taken from a VHS tape back in 1997, and I haven't been able to find either spot anywhere else on YouTube.

Rick will be shocked — shocked I say — by my inclusion of this brilliant Jeep commercial:

YouTube- Jeep Commercial -- Top of the World

I drove a Honda Accord at the time this commercial came out in 1997, and as someone who often has several things go wrong at once, I could certainly relate (and was grateful that I could at least depend on my car):

YouTube- Honda Accord commercial 1997

Rumor has it that the Cohen brothers directed this and a similar series of ads for Honda.
That ad's premise is quite similar to 2009's "A Serious Man". Too bad the character in the Coen brothers film didn't have a happy Honda ending.
 

·
Registered
2010 CTS (Elvis) 1964 Impala (Betty) 1991 Miata (Dolly)
Joined
·
14,333 Posts
I discovered these two gems from Buick just by searching YouTube. The one for the '64 Riviera is very sexist, but damn, the car is sexy (so is the chick driving it):


And this one just amuses me. I especially like the music:

 

·
Registered
2010 CTS (Elvis) 1964 Impala (Betty) 1991 Miata (Dolly)
Joined
·
14,333 Posts
I vividly recall this commercial when the 1986 Mercury Sable was introduced. Bette Midler sued Ford for using her version of Do You Wanna Dance? I don't think that's her singing in the commercial, but the arrangement is identical to her version (I bought it because I loved this commercial):

 

·
Registered
See my sig...
Joined
·
8,096 Posts

·
Registered
See my sig...
Joined
·
8,096 Posts
And on the "Cadillac Style" ad, what cracks me up is the Cimarron that they show for about 1.5 seconds in such a way that you can't even see what it is.

Anyone that was sentient in 1988 that is still sentient now, however, would remember that jingle.....it really was a good ad...
 

·
Registered
1979 Sedan deVille d'Elegance
Joined
·
4,153 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
"Cadillac Style" ads debuted for the 1988 Masters golf tournament which was always sponsored by Cadillac, I had the VCR rolling on the final day and taped them all. :) Easier to watch them now on youtube. :)

Here is the 88 Eldo:


There is a "Cadillac Style" commercial for the 1988 Brougham - I can't seem to find it on youtube although I will keep looking.
 
1 - 20 of 35 Posts
Top