The 2019 Toyota Mirai’s new marketing campaign, “Real Power,” claims the power of hydrogen fuel cell technology can change the world. The vehicle’s Power button is shown “supported by joyful, optimistic imagery, to convey the idea that Mirai doesn’t just make life better for the driver, it has the potential to make life better for everyone.”
“Mirai means ‘future’ in Japanese and that’s where this technology will take us,” claimed Ed Laukes, group vice president, marketing, Toyota Motor North America. “The new marketing campaign shows how Mirai gives drivers the power to move the world forward with the touch of a button.”
The campaign has 0:15 and 0:30-second digital broadcast spots directed by Academy Award Winner Angus Wall. Said Wall, “We want viewers to take away a sense of optimism and possibility from the spots.”
The new Mirai marketing campaign strategy sounds all too familiar – it “utilizes precise audience and location-based targeting, applying zip code, behavioral and contextual targeting tactics.”
High reach, data-driven partners such as Amazon, WIRED and Hearst Digital Media – it’s hoped – will build awareness and consideration in the Los Angeles and San Francisco markets. While Asian-American in-language portals such as Sina Weibo, India.com and Apple Daily aim to increase purchase intent specifically among the Asian-American customer. A targeted approach for social channels will align relevant Mirai ads to “geo-targeted audiences.”
Print and out-of-home content include billboard as well as electric vehicle (EV) charging station placements. The EV station placement informs drivers that the Mirai is a viable, zero-emission vehicle that boasts a range of more than 300 miles and fuels in about 5 minutes vs. longer charging times for pure battery electric vehicles.
The campaign will run through December 31 in Los Angeles and San Francisco markets, where Mirai is currently available for sale or lease.
2019 Toyota Mirai
The 2019 Toyota Mirai, a four-door, mid-size sedan, is one of the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. The Mirai is a zero-emission hydrogen vehicle with an EPA estimated driving range of 312 miles and 67 mpge city/highway combined. Its performance fully competes with traditional internal combustion engines – but uses no gasoline. With a refueling time of approximately five minutes, the Mirai creates electricity using hydrogen, oxygen and a fuel cell, and emits nothing but water vapor in the process. With more than 4,000 vehicles sold in California, Mirai make up more than 76% of all hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles on the roads in the United States.
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