Monday, March 31, 2008

Ad bogosity.

Some of you may be aware of Toyota's strange new marketing campaign for the Matrix, having discovered it by clicking on fake banner ads for a Pub-Fighting School or Animal Lingerie. The best "ad" in the campaign is the one below, however. The image of Mr. Raccoon is, for some reason, just seared... seared into my subconscious:


...and yes, if you click on the above graphic, you go to the Toyota Matrix site. They've given me the creeping willies so well that the least I can do is spot 'em a link.

13 comments:

BobG said...

That is sort of a creepy lookin' critter. My first thought was that it was either molesting the dog, or getting ready to eat it.

Tam said...

I don't know what it says about the state of the nation that I was actually moderately surprised to find that Mr. Racoon's Pet Daycare wasn't a real business.

Anonymous said...

Tam, I'm surprised you clicked onit to see where it went.

Tam said...

Oh, I figured it was something I wanted to see regardless. No mortgage refi or Viagra spam banner is that clever...

Brian said...

Tam, I'm terribly sorry to hijack, but I can't find another way to contact you. I think in another post you seemed very unhappy with Gun Sight; I'm shopping around, and don't have money to waste. Will you think of doing a blog entry on training schools? I'm also at

workinwifdakids AT aol DOT com

I really appreciate your blog, and I'm sorry if my request is inappropriate.

Tam said...

Gunsite is fine. I'm pretty lukewarm on some others, though.

What quadrant of the country are you in?

Anonymous said...

All this and Toyota makes a good car too!

OA said...

The scary thing is it jives well with some pet food commercials.


Anonymous said...
All this and Toyota makes a good car too!

7:00 PM, March 31, 2008


Ahhh...Teflon Toyota...

Lorimor said...

Awesome target!!! Thanks Tam!!

danny said...

I can think of only one word to describe this: Amazing.

Brian said...

Southern California, Tam. 60 miles east of Los Angeles and 80 miles north of San Diego.

Brian said...

I'm sorry - your post in question was regarding Front Sight, not Gunsite.

Joseph said...

Yeah, and our trucks aren't bad either.