Playwright Mamet Directing Ads For Ford
The ads, which debuted on "American Idol" this week, focus on the Ford Challenge events that have spawned ad campaigns for Ford Fusion and other vehicles by having car-savvy consumers rate Ford versus competitive vehicles.
One of the ads, "Quieter than a Lexus," pitches the fact that Ford Edge beat against Lexus RX350 for interior quiet. The other spot does likewise versus BMW X5 in a 0-60 mph acceleration test. Both ads end with the line, "Spirit of a sports car ... versatility of an SUV. The all-new Edge." The ads were created by JWT Team Detroit as part of the Ford 'Bold Moves' marketing platform.--Karl Greenberg