The spot above is for Nissan. They're launching "5 All-New Models."
And they're driving blind.
Yeah, I get the subtleties - Nissan is proud of their new models but can't quite release the details so they build the buzz by showing busy Americans sparked by the promise of New.
"Gary? I got it! This is what we do. We keep our Media up by showing the cars we can't show...draped...by...a cloth! And we'll show the good Folk seeing them drive by...reassured by the promise of all-things-Nissan!"
"Approved. Now, getting back to your request for time-off next Tuesday...!"
If you & me (good Folk that we are) saw a car driving down the block draped in white cloth we'd call 911. The imaginative among us might shout, "THE DEAD! THEY DRIVE!" But for the most part, we'd freak out - not smirk approvingly like the Talent did.
Look. Driving cars that are wholly draped through neighborhoods is not exactly cheap. I bet it cost Nissan at least $900 in extra animation time...at least I think so. Gawd-forbid they did that for real.
But the lame creative tells me two things. 1. Nissan didn't bring their A-team in on the 5-new-car-Creative. 2. Nissan didn't ask their legal team the ramifications of showing their cars riding through suburbia cloaked in white sheets.
Did you see the Mazda spot?