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100 Creative Car Campaigns

From Grumpy Grandma Car Ads to Socially Awkward Auto Ads

— October 24, 2011 — Autos
In the world of cars, competition never ceases, which is why it’s imperative for automakers to create intriguing, engaging and memorable car campaigns that will stick in the minds of consumers.

Auto brands have tried everything from humor to artistic expression in attempts to capture more customers. Since price drops and innovative financing plans will only go so far, any car manufacturer knows that creative advertising that speaks to a specific demographic is a crucial part of the car selling process. From interactive iPad auto games to animated hip-hop car commercials, the types of creative car campaigns are far and plenty. Further, interest in driving has fallen with the millennial generation, making it even more important to execute an engaging campaign that will lure in this market group.

As such, this list of creative car campaigns is only the beginning of much more to come.
3.3
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
97
Alma Mater Auto Advertising
Alma Mater Auto Advertising
Volvo Big East Media Day Promotes the Volvo S60 With Super-Fans
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96
Eco-Aiding Car Campaigns
Eco-Aiding Car Campaigns
The GM Post-Oil Spill Initiative Does Tremendous Social Good
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95
Pleasure-Promoting Carvertising
Pleasure-Promoting Carvertising
Volkswagen Passat Commercial Opposes Traditional Thinking
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94
Cloud-Collecting Car Campaigns
Cloud-Collecting Car Campaigns
The Land Rover Defender Ad Reaches for the Sky
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93
Euphoric Car Experiences
Euphoric Car Experiences
The Hyundai Turbo Face Ad Will make you Smile
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92
Popstar Car Campaigns
Popstar Car Campaigns
The Lexus CT 200h Ad Stars Sexy Singer Kylie Minogue
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91
Vandalizing Auto Ads
Vandalizing Auto Ads
The Nissan GT-R Porsche Killer Ad Targets German Drivers
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90
Comparative Auto Ads
Comparative Auto Ads
This Volkswagen Wedding Ad Provokes Laughs with Engagement Costs
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89
Children Fantasy Car Ads
Children Fantasy Car Ads
The Mistress Agency Hot Wheels Commercial is Every Boy's Dream Come True
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88
Smoking Car Campaigns
Smoking Car Campaigns
Neiman Marcus's Art of Fashion 2011 Ad Stars Drew Barrymore
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87
Sky-High Auto Ads
Sky-High Auto Ads
The BMW 1 Series M Coupé Helipad Commercial Pumps Up the Adrenaline
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86
Romantic Auto Ads
Romantic Auto Ads
Car One 'Love Story' Commercial Shows How Each Used Car Has a Story
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85
Thug Car Commercials
Thug Car Commercials
The 'How Much Rap Can You Pack in a Jazz?' Commercial Shows off Spaciousness
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84
Skynet-Inspired Auto Ads
Skynet-Inspired Auto Ads
The Dodge Charger 'The Future of Driving' Ad Declares War on Machines
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83
Technicolor Auto Ads
Technicolor Auto Ads
The Vectorsoul ‘Seat' Video is a Trippy Clip of Glowing Colors
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82
Hippie Auto Ads
Hippie Auto Ads
These Ford Sync Technology Ads Feature Street Corner Cuties
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81
Sleepwalking Auto Ads
Sleepwalking Auto Ads
The Volkswagen Touareg Commercial Brings a Whole New Meaning to Dream Cars
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80
Scrapbooking Car Ads
Scrapbooking Car Ads
The Mazda Car Commercials Take You on a Journey
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79
Charitable Car Commercials
Charitable Car Commercials
Kia 'Drive Change: Court' Makes a Difference in a Beautiful Way
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78
Sing-Along Car Ads
Sing-Along Car Ads
The Humorous Volkswagen Passat Commercial Will Get You Grooving
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77
Alluring Auto Ads
Alluring Auto Ads
The Peugeot 'Take the Car Challenge' Uses Brainwashing Techniques
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76
Satirized Car Campaigns
Satirized Car Campaigns
Renault Electric Life Ad Challenges the Way We Perceive Oil Consumption
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75
Accommodating Auto Ads
Accommodating Auto Ads
Toyota Camry 'It's Ready. Are You?' Campaign Shows How the Car Adapts
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74
Breathing Auto Ads
Breathing Auto Ads
The Toyota Zelas Inhales Life at the Pump
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73
Roller Coaster Car Campaigns
Roller Coaster Car Campaigns
The Volkswagen Tiguan Ads Shows How Exciting Off-Roading Is
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72
Multiplying Car Commercials
Multiplying Car Commercials
The MINI Countryman ‘Flow' Commercial Tours Italy
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71
Road Trip Auto Ads
Road Trip Auto Ads
Volkswagen Golf GTI Campaign Asks, 'Anyone for a Sunday Drive?'
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70
Off the Wall Auto Ads
Off the Wall Auto Ads
The Hyundai Accent 3D Project Mapping Video Spotlights the 2012 Accent
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69
Stylish Auto Ads
Stylish Auto Ads
The Karl Lagerfeld Volkswagen Commercial Combines Elegance and Grace
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68
Ever-Changing Auto Ads
Ever-Changing Auto Ads
The Ad is the Concept in This Chevy Camaro 2011 Super Bowl Spot
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67
Crop Circle Car Campaigns
Crop Circle Car Campaigns
The Mini Cooper Kiwi Ad Seems Created by Aliens
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66
Historic Auto Ads
Historic Auto Ads
The New Dodge Commercial Mixes Freedom and Cars
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65
Liar Liar Car Commercials
Liar Liar Car Commercials
The Land Rover LR4 Pathological Liar Video Makes Living a Lie Funny
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64
Concept Car Commercials
Concept Car Commercials
The Toyota 'Progress From the Inside Out' Ad Shows How Its Built
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63
Fiery Flying Auto Ads
Fiery Flying Auto Ads
These 'Diadema City Balloons' Print Ads Showcase Dangerous Balloons
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62
Multiscreen Car Campaigns
Multiscreen Car Campaigns
The Chevrolet and Microsoft Advertising Collaboration
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61
Partially Animated Car Commercials
Partially Animated Car Commercials
New Toyota Yaris Ads are Inspired by Pop & Rap Videos
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60
Grumpy Grandma Car Ads
Grumpy Grandma Car Ads
The Saatchi & Saatchi Puerto Rico Toyota Commercial is Long-Lasting
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59
Musical Car Commercials
Musical Car Commercials
The Glee Chevy Commercial Will Entertain & Thrill Fans of the Show
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58
In-Car Acoustics
In-Car Acoustics
Sing Better In Your Car, Scientific Study
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57
iPod Auto Adventures
iPod Auto Adventures
The Nissan Juke 'iPhone iAd' Takes You on a Mission for Donuts
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56
Afterimage Auto Advertising
Afterimage Auto Advertising
The BMW Flash Projection Project Leaves a Lasting Impression
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55
Reflective Auto Ads
Reflective Auto Ads
This BMW Advertisement by 'Serviceplan' Doubles the Attention
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54
Carvertising Sales Sites
Carvertising Sales Sites
The 'cashURwheels' Marketplace for Drivers Who Want to Earn Extra Cash
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53
Anecdotal Auto Ads
Anecdotal Auto Ads
The Nissan X Trail Campaign Presents a Situation No One Wants to be In
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52
Avant-Garde Auto Art
Avant-Garde Auto Art
Leonardo Tezcucano's Painted BMW Ads Are Exciting
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51
Anti-Size Auto Ads
Anti-Size Auto Ads
The Smart Car 'Unbig. Uncar.' Campaign Proves Size Doesn't Matter
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50
Outdoorsmen Auto Add-Ons
Outdoorsmen Auto Add-Ons
The MINI Countrymen Getaway Package Encourages You to Park and Picnic
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49
Ubiquitous Auto Ads
Ubiquitous Auto Ads
Digital License Plates in California Suggested to Generate Revenue
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48
Hug-Loving Car Ads
Hug-Loving Car Ads
The 'Embrace Life' Campaign for the Opel Meriva is Heartwarming
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47
Legendary Car Commercials
Legendary Car Commercials
The Heroic Nissan Juke Takes on "The Dread"
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46
Immortalizing Auto Ads
Immortalizing Auto Ads
Hyundai Genesis Prolongs Super Bowl Buzz With Free Soundtrack Download
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45
Viral Supercar Ads
Viral Supercar Ads
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Promo
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44
Gucci-Clad Car Models (UPDATE)
Gucci-Clad Car Models (UPDATE)
The Fiat 500 by Gucci Print Ads Use Dynamite Model Natasha Poly
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43
Boring Car Campaigns
Boring Car Campaigns
The 2011 Subaru Mediocrity Pokes Fun at Dull Four-Doors
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42
Fake Car Commercials
Fake Car Commercials
Shocking Auto Ad Illustrates Backlash of Eco Snobbery
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41
Synchronized Car Campaigns
Synchronized Car Campaigns
The Large and in Charge Lexus Hybrids Commercial
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40
Catalyst Car Campaigns
Catalyst Car Campaigns
Nissan Auto Insurance Ads Show Destructive Reactions Between Two Things
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39
Dummy Carvertising
Dummy Carvertising
The 'Life Adventure' Company Practices Eye-Catching Shockvertising
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38
Thrilling Sunroof Ads
Thrilling Sunroof Ads
The New 'Skoda Superb Comb' Auto Ads Sell a Panoramic View
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37
Luxury-Loving Car Campaigns
Luxury-Loving Car Campaigns
The Volkswagen Touareg Ads Will Take Over Your Senses
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36
Classic Carvertising
Classic Carvertising
Emirates Classic Car Festival Uses Nostalgia to Sell Tickets
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35
Grand Auto Ad Installs
Grand Auto Ad Installs
These Audi Bridge Ads Turn Famous Bridges into Billboards
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34
Condescending Car Commercials
Condescending Car Commercials
Mercedes Benz Ad Pokes Fun at Seller Stereotyping
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33
Naughty Auto Ads
Naughty Auto Ads
The S & M Mini Cooper Billboard Makes Me Want to Say the Safe Word
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32
Eco-Friendly Auto Ads
Eco-Friendly Auto Ads
The Smart Car Beats "Gas Can Blues"
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31
Simplistic Carvertising
Simplistic Carvertising
Mini Cooper's Commercial Puts the Mini in Minimalism
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30
Inside-Out Car Ads
Inside-Out Car Ads
AlmapBBDO Campaign Showcases the Interior of a Volkswagen Fox
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29
Traumatic Sportscar Campaigns
Traumatic Sportscar Campaigns
The Subaru 2011 Impreza WRX STI Ad Campaign Takes Bystanders Riding
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28
Controversial Car Commercials
Controversial Car Commercials
Clone Fight Scenes in VW Golf VI Ad Ruled Unsuitable for Children
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27
Hot Rods for Kids
Hot Rods for Kids
Matchbox Ads
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26
Racist Car Commercials
Racist Car Commercials
Nissan Upsets Saudis
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25
Wrap-Around Car Ads
Wrap-Around Car Ads
The May 2011 Ford Lobo Print Ads are Head-Turning
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24
Cruel Carvertising
Cruel Carvertising
Audi Flashes New Pictures of Europe-Only 2010 TT RS Coupe
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23
Anti-Electricity Auto Ads
Anti-Electricity Auto Ads
The Audio e-tron 'Electricity Untamed' Campaign to Build Hype
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22
Car Commercial With No Cars
Car Commercial With No Cars
Ford Uses Acrobats To Pose As Fusion & Edge
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21
Interactive Luxury Car Campaigns
Interactive Luxury Car Campaigns
The Lexus 'Dark Ride' Car Campaign is Social Media-Friendly
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20
Throwback Car Commercials
Throwback Car Commercials
Toyota Avalon Looks to the Past for Present Car Comfort
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19
Luxury Cliche Ad
Luxury Cliche Ad
Lexus GS Commercial
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18
Papercraft Car Ads
Papercraft Car Ads
Pawel Nolbert & Lukasz Murgrabia's 'Chrysler-Paper City' Shows the 300's Edge
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17
Color Changing Concept Car
Color Changing Concept Car
Fiat Adventure
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16
Epic Car Ads
Epic Car Ads
David LaChapelle and Maybach Zeppelin Make Some Pretty Pictures
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15
Disaster-Dodging Supercars
Disaster-Dodging Supercars
The Lamborghini Aventador Spot is Pure Action Entertainment
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14
Sword-Safe SUVs
Sword-Safe SUVs
The Land Rover LR4 Sword Ads Show an Unconventional Danger
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13
Giant Human Hybrid Ads
Giant Human Hybrid Ads
The Toyota Prius 'People Person' Commercial Uses 18 Bodies in One
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12
Typography Auto Ads
Typography Auto Ads
Mercedes-Benz Pre-Safe Brake Warns You Not to Text and Drive
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11
Toughvertising Tiny Cars
Toughvertising Tiny Cars
Smart Car Ad Campaign Uses Fragility to Sell Durability
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10
Aviation-Inspired Supercar Ads
Aviation-Inspired Supercar Ads
Deltobran Lamborghini Reventon Roadster Campaign Plays On Emotions
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9
Colorful Car Campaigns
Colorful Car Campaigns
Le Creative Sweatshop's Renault Twizy Ads are Explosively Vibrant
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8
Ambient Auto Ads
Ambient Auto Ads
Teco Cipriano Promos the MINI in Peculiar Places
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7
Imaginative Auto Advertising
Imaginative Auto Advertising
The Volkswagen People's Car Project Invites Whimsical Submissions
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6
Computerized Auto Ads
Computerized Auto Ads
Fulvio Bonavia Makes Amazing Car Campaigns
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5
Utility Vehicle Adverts
Utility Vehicle Adverts
This Land Rover 'Defender' Ad Highlights Your Handiest Tool
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4
Curvaceous Car Commercials
Curvaceous Car Commercials
The 'Extra Cheese' Ad for Volkswagen Features One Hungry Model
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3
Hamster Wheel Car Ads
Hamster Wheel Car Ads
Kia Soul Commercial Uses Pet Rodents to Show a New Way to Roll
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2
Supermodel Supercar Ads
Supermodel Supercar Ads
The Mercedes Benz A Class 2012 commercial Stars Supermodel Jessica Stam
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1
Virgin Imagery to Sell Used Cars
Virgin Imagery to Sell Used Cars
BMW: You're Not The First
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