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(Government Motors) GM, Ford feud over Super Bowl ad
Reuters ^ | Sun Feb 5, 2012 | Bernie Woodall

Posted on 02/05/2012 4:46:57 PM PST by DogByte6RER

GM, Ford feud over Super Bowl ad

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(Reuters) - A simmering feud between General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co heated up on Sunday as Ford objected to GM's Super Bowl advertisement for its Chevy Silverado pickup truck.

The ad, which will run on NBC's television broadcast of the Super Bowl on Sunday, depicts an apocalyptic scene in which Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks and their owners escape death and make it to a pre-arranged meeting point.

But, one of their friends, identified as "Dave," who drives a Ford, doesn't make it to the meeting site, in the video that plays off the idea that the ancient Mayans predicted the world would end in 2012.

A letter from Ford attorney Lynne M. Matuszak says that according to insurance industry data it is Ford, and not GM, that makes the safer pickup truck and she called on GM not to use the ad. GM has refused to pull the spot.

GM has had the advertisement on its website for a few days, and a posting on YouTube by Sunday afternoon had been viewed 1.6 million times. GM stands by the ad and its claims.

"Ford insists that Chevrolet refrain from running the commercial during (Sunday's) Super Bowl; refrain from any future use of the commercial; and permanently remove the commercial from its website, its YouTube and Facebook pages and any other Internet sites," Matuszak wrote.

Jim Farley, Ford's global sales and marketing chief, told reporters on sidelines of the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Las Vegas on Sunday that despite the GM claim that pickup truck registrations over the past 30 years support the ad's claim, Ford will fight the commercial.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adwars; apocalypse; bailout; cars; detroit; ford; gm; governmentmotors; madisonavenue; obamanomics; silverado; superbowl; trucks
Government Motors is downplaying its association with Obamanomics and the big gov bailout it took from Fedzilla.

The Apocalypse theme seems particularly apt though, since an economic wasteland is what Obama is leaving for America. The Barry Manilow song makes the whole ad sound gay.

1 posted on 02/05/2012 4:47:03 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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Watch the ad here:

http://online.wsj.com/video/gm-silverado-apocalypse-ad/2A54189A-7B96-4757-9F1C-C7D566B8075C.html


2 posted on 02/05/2012 4:48:17 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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3 posted on 02/05/2012 4:49:00 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kartographer

Super Bowl chuckle for the Prepper Ping List gang...


4 posted on 02/05/2012 4:56:34 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: musicman

NEVER buy gm ever.


5 posted on 02/05/2012 4:57:04 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: DogByte6RER

i HATED this commercial. First it looked like 9-11...then it had TWINKIES co-branding with GM, then it put down FORD> SCREW GOVERNMENT MOTOTS and the idiots that BUT their cars!!


6 posted on 02/05/2012 5:03:59 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Thanks for the explanation. I didn't get the commercial at first. I think my ears must not be completely engaged. I thought they said Dave was driving “foreign”. I guess “Ford” makes more sense. No way GM would slam the foreign truck market. Man, I just hate it when I don't “get” commercials and have to have them explained. Makes me feel old, lol.

The Manilow music made it even weirder.

Disclaimer: With the exception of my “fun” classic car..I have always driven a Chevy truck. I'll be switching to Ford for my next, and hopefully last purchase.

7 posted on 02/05/2012 5:07:24 PM PST by berdie
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To: Ann Archy

Saw the ad..it was pretty stupid. Twinkies..that was the perfect touch for this twinkie ad.


8 posted on 02/05/2012 5:08:08 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: DogByte6RER
I got off a phone call with my mother, and she was complaining about not even understanding any of the ads, but maybe the septuagenarian demographic is not what people are after.

Dad coached football for almost 40 years as well as playing it in HS and in the 20th AF, and when it comes to the sport he has been around the block. My dad's comment on the pre-game show was "These people are making themselves look like dumb-asses."

Mr. niteowl77

9 posted on 02/05/2012 5:08:35 PM PST by niteowl77 (Mitt Romney: the horse the GOP intends to ride into the abyss. Or is it the other way around?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Is that some twisted attempt at humor?
Go Ford!

Go away GM and GE!
Go away OWS!
Go away Progressives!
Go away Obama!


10 posted on 02/05/2012 5:14:39 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: DogByte6RER

HA HA yeah, they down play their obamanomics associantions, but bend their knee for their $?,000,000.00 bonuses from nobama. At least Ford is still a “private corporation”, not government owned.


11 posted on 02/05/2012 5:16:42 PM PST by tillacum
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To: niteowl77

I have to agree with your Mom..and I’m not a septuwhateverian.


12 posted on 02/05/2012 5:21:53 PM PST by berdie
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To: DogByte6RER

Actually wondering why anybody would buy anything that is advertised on the Super Bowl! After all, if they were already successful, they would not need the advertising... If they weren’t successful, they must be really bad anyway.

As to GM, I’m really surprised that they would spend this kind of money to try to change the public’s mind - way too late, they are Government Motors and they can NOT change! Go you corrupt Unions - GO!

Ford - probably a good advertisement for them here...heh.


13 posted on 02/05/2012 5:23:25 PM PST by Deagle
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To: DogByte6RER
I drive a '99 Ford Ranger.

Maybe I'll get a new vehicle in the Gingrich administration.

14 posted on 02/05/2012 5:25:05 PM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: DogByte6RER

GM attacking Ford is like the U.S. Government attacking private businesses. Oops! Wait a minute.... Like someone else said, that ad IS “gay”.


15 posted on 02/05/2012 5:25:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (So just where does the "buck stop" at the Department of "Justice"?)
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To: DogByte6RER

It was a cheap shot during the Super Bowl. Never buy Obama Motors.

Pray for America


16 posted on 02/05/2012 5:33:04 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: DogByte6RER

If I was Ford I’d start running that ad where the buyer talks about wanting to buy Ford because they were not bailed out.

And keep running it forever.


17 posted on 02/05/2012 5:34:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: bray

Buying a Hyundai.


18 posted on 02/05/2012 5:36:13 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Did I pay for that ad?


19 posted on 02/05/2012 5:39:17 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DogByte6RER

manilow was a shout out to the fagot in chief.

LLS


20 posted on 02/05/2012 5:48:15 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Had they not mentioned Ford specifically they would have had a decent Super Bowl ad. As it is, though, GM has just exposed themselves as low-class bums and undeserving of my business.


21 posted on 02/05/2012 5:51:22 PM PST by The Duke
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To: DogByte6RER

Ford gets the ‘stupid’ award for objecting and making a big deal out of it. They need to can everyone that was involved in that decision making.

As for me, I buy cars made in America - like Hyundai.


22 posted on 02/05/2012 6:13:12 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Secret Agent Man

They ran an ad like that, and the Administration “politely” told them to stop, or else. Seriously. Amazing, but true.

I figured Dave with his Ford didn’t show up because he took a girl with him in his truck since it’s a sexy truck, and he’s not sharing. And the 4 guys with the twinkies are going to be lonely, if you know what I mean.


23 posted on 02/05/2012 6:26:11 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: DogByte6RER

The SuperBowl was befouled by the stench of ads from GE, GM, and Chrysler.

Three democrat party companies I will NEVER purchase a product from.


24 posted on 02/05/2012 6:29:19 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: DogByte6RER; All
I saw the add at a superbowl party and it sucked..

I asked one my Ford "gnomes" who was their why not run some funny add's that evicorate the Volt.

The answer was no, not their style....

But they said they will however try to beat them with better product which means better sales.

I'll say it again, watch the Fusion "Energi" vs. the Volt.

My predictions on what the Fusion would be were spot on, I follow Ford and I get how the set the bar high and shoot for best in class.

The Energi once compared to the Volt will be like comparing a Trablant to a Shelby Cobra...

25 posted on 02/05/2012 6:36:52 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

Bookmark


26 posted on 02/05/2012 6:40:55 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: FormerACLUmember
The SuperBowl was befouled by the stench of ads from GE, GM, and Chrysler.
Three democrat party companies I will NEVER purchase a product from.

...of course; these (fascist-owned) companies, can afford these
commercials w/ OBozo's stash...the taxpayers' hard earned $$$$.

27 posted on 02/05/2012 7:00:20 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, Laugh @ the (remaining) Liberals :^)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Addition: new or used!


28 posted on 02/05/2012 7:31:42 PM PST by mcshot (Voter fraud will be the doom of the Republic as desired by the Lib Dems.)
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To: PAR35

“Ford gets the ‘stupid’ award for objecting and making a big deal out of it. They need to can everyone that was involved in that decision making.”

Amen!


29 posted on 02/05/2012 7:43:34 PM PST by VMI70
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To: mcshot

Thats totally up to you.I have always had Fords and Lincolns.


30 posted on 02/05/2012 7:49:20 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: taildragger

Hitler finds out about 2013 Mustang GT500

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eeplOPqdyA

Good digs on GM and the Volt.

Warning for captioned language.


31 posted on 02/05/2012 7:52:26 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: berdie

Now I’m upset.

The E-Trade baby wasn’t too funny.

If there was a Clydesdale commercial..I missed it.

At least I understand those commercials.


32 posted on 02/05/2012 7:55:37 PM PST by berdie
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Ford should reply with an ad like this: Dave pulls up to the meeting area, with the bed full of food and adult beverages, and pulling a camping trailer. When he stops, the door of the camper opens and 6 good looking girls come out. Dave asks the Chevy guys if they have enough gas to get to the safe place, which they reply no, they drive Chevys. Dave says sorry!.


33 posted on 02/05/2012 7:55:37 PM PST by bullfeather
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To: DogByte6RER

If the Obama Apocalypse occurs, we’ll have a real-life chance to see which truck is better.


34 posted on 02/05/2012 8:04:52 PM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: DogByte6RER
ads aren't going to sell Government Motors product... they're dead to me. I've owned 4 suburbans and the next big vehicle is going to be a Toyota.

f'em... Volt, Vette', Caddy, whatever.... keep them, put the out of work union pot-smoking/beer swilling assembly workers in them as condos. Park them in the newly "rebounding" Detroit... I hear that land is cheap.

Only quisling traitors would buy anything from Government Motors.

35 posted on 02/05/2012 8:16:52 PM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I know. I said I want them to start running that ad again.


36 posted on 02/05/2012 10:39:04 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Almost all Fords for me. My comment was meant to qualify your comment to include new or used GMs but, in hindsight, that wasn’t necessary.


37 posted on 02/06/2012 6:27:14 PM PST by mcshot (Voter fraud will be the doom of the Republic as desired by the Lib Dems.)
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