Saatchi & Saatchi LA - Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.
Saatchi & Saatchi and Toyota Motor Company developed a partnership with HowStuffWorks.com through which the company sponsored the answers to key automotive topics (including towing, braking and hybrid technology). This sponsorship extended beyond the automotive category, showcasing the "paradoxical" features of the Toyota Venza when paradoxical questions (such as "How do noise canceling headphones actually work?") arose on HowStuffWorks.com. And, because "truck guys" like to be knowledgeable, Toyota's engagement moved beyond article content with quizzes. The result was a lift in awareness of Toyota's brand attributes and a boost in shopping activity. The partnership also included an online destination dedicated to hybrid technology (and showcasing the Prius), and co-branded printed brochures distributed at farmers markets and other gatherings.
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