• Nov 6th 2006 at 6:41PM
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Viral videos seem to be all the rage with ad agencies on retainer by the automakers. Debates are still swirling over whether or not the recently posted video showing a 14-year-old crashing his family's brand new Ford GT500 is real or a viral video from Ford itself. You'll no doubt spot this carboarding commercial for the Nissan Qashqai for the marketing tool it is, but you still get to see a small CUV tackle the half pipe with Tony Hawk-like moves. Follow the jump for the second commercial in the series.

[Source: Fresh Creation]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      neox: you realize that just saying that means there was at least a miniscule piece of you that believed it was real.

      great commercials i think, completely over the top in just the right places. i felt that it gave the car a more sporty/youthful image, even without actually showing the car in detail. normally i despise car commercials that hardly show the car, this one was humorous enough that i let it slide.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hanging out the open door on the halfpipe is a nice touch.
      • 8 Years Ago
      that put a smile on my face, so I guess I am who viral marketing was made for (although I did not forward the link yet).
      I like the humour and stunning ideas of the commercials, and thats what its all about.

      To stunn people so they say, hey you must have a look at that, and spread the commercials. Word of mouth is THE best marketing tool.
      If it used to be for recommendation mostly, now they use it as well to just get the name out. And its fun.
      Good job Nissan.

      But mark this year 2006, as the final beginning of the end where it was possible to differ between reality and fake/fantasy. (OK, it started with questioning the moon landing video already, but youtube brought video to the masses this year)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Carboarding and Tony Hawk are not the correct analogies here.
      Mike Dominguez is a freestyle BMX rider who was popular in the early 80's. He rode for Diamondback bikes at the time.
      • 8 Years Ago
      So FAKE!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      not buying it...nope...never, B.S. I don't care what you say...
      • 8 Years Ago
      #1 was kinda being sarcastic, but #5 made me LOL IRL! GG People, come one!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I bet 50 years into the future this will really be an extreme sport. :)
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