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April 2009

Nothing changes like the weather, well except for the Toyota Venza.
To illustrate the Venza’s versatility, big box ads were designed to show the Venza driving through real time, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts that were accurate to wherever the viewer was in Canada. If it happened to be raining outside, then the Venza was shown driving through the rain. At the same time, the relevant feature of the Venza was highlighted (e.g. Vehicle Stability Control for rain, AWD for snow, hp for clear days). Should the temperature suddenly drop and the rain turn to snow, and day turn to night then the weather condition and the time of day the Venza was driving through would also change. Each of the big box ads featured the viewer's current weather condition, outside temperature, city location, and time of day.

Digital advertisment created by Saatchi & Saatchi, Canada for Toyota, within the category: Automotive.

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Canada
Creative Directors: Brett Channer/Brent Choi
Art Director: Basil Cowieson
Copywriter: Brent Choi
Agency producer: Stefan Fabich
Director of Digital Marketing: Kevin Krossing
Interactive Producer: Stefan Fabich
Development: SociMedia

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TRICKY's picture
Activity Score 3954

what's the msg here: a car that can drive at night in the rain and while snowing??? mainly all cars do that no?
btw i don't think people will notice the change once they scroll down the page

"just commenting to gather points i love free drinks"

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short shorts's picture
short shorts
Activity Score 109

The fact that this car can drive in all conditions isn't revolutionary. That message is as old as dirt. But the way the banner reacts to the featured article's content is what makes it memorable.


Guest's picture

The featured article is made up.

If the banner worked off of existing headlines in the weather section, that would have been cool.

Crisp One's picture
Crisp One
Activity Score 2005


tr3n00ps's picture
Activity Score 78

I'm not feelin this at all. Seems like a lot of work for nothing.

I hope the campaign was a success. any metric info?

Guest's picture

the description posted is incorrect. look for the new description soon. sorry guys.

Guest's picture

sorry guys, the wrong description is up for this ad. new one be posted soon. it'll make a lot more sense then.

mango_mother's picture
Activity Score 12

As long as the headlines story's not real, I'm not really impressed

derya's picture
Activity Score 302

its very cleverly but something is missing

Guest's picture

Nice, but who care with banners?