LaNeve says that Chevy ads must change
LaNeve has a good point. The quality of American cars has increased greatly in recent times, but prices have remained fairly steady. He thinks car buyers need to be told that choosing a Chevy is a "smart choice" because you're not paying a premium for buying Japanese.
Reshaping attitudes can be difficult, however. Many people still believe American cars are inherently inferior than their Japanese competition. Whether through personal experience or second-hand information, some buyers feel Japanese, and increasingly Korean cars, are somehow better. We're not sure how much one ad agency can do to fix that, but simple grids with features and prices won't cut it anymore. Maybe a move like parking Accords and Camrys in Chevy dealerships will help, but only if the dealers can get people to try them out. And if the product is truly competitive.
[Source: Advertising Age]
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