The “Fight Mehdiocrity” campaign makes it clear that drivers don’t need to sacrifice the desire for styling, performance, passenger space and cargo room to achieve great gas mileage. “Fight Mehdiocrity” will air on television starting today and through the fall – when the campaign expands to Honda social and digital platforms, including a series of social videos that will depict the ‘Meh’mobiles’ featured in the TV campaign.
“Our new marketing campaign introduces the all-new Honda Insight as simply a great sedan to demonstrate that a hybrid vehicle can be a beautiful thing,” said Susie Rossick, Assistant Vice President of Honda Marketing at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We have created a campaign to show that with the Honda Insight, you can have a fuel-efficient vehicle without compromising great styling and fun-to-drive performance.”
“Fight Mehdiocrity” Campaign Elements
The 2019 Honda Insight marketing campaign begins airing on national TV starting July 23rd, featuring a :30 ad titled “World of Meh” (https://honda.us/WorldofMeh). To complement national efforts, a mix of high impact out of home ads will announce the sleek, stylish Insight in key markets, including Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, and in one of the most heavily-trafficked places in the world, outside New York City’s Macy’s Herald Square near the famed Penn Station.
This fall, the Insight campaign’s print, digital and social media extensions ramp up. To maximize awareness, the Insight will be featured in homepage takeovers on sites such as Yahoo!, MSN and YouTube surrounding major sporting events including the NFL Kickoff, NBA Opening week and the Honda sponsored Little League World Series. The use of social video and rich mobile ad units in this campaign are intended appeal to a younger, active audience. The Insight also will be integrated into various Gimlet lifestyle podcasts to highlight the benefits of hybrid technology through native storytelling content.
The 2019 Honda Insight
The all-new sharply styled, tech-savvy and highly fuel efficient 2019 Honda Insight offers customers a premium driving experience, exceptional fuel economy and advanced standard safety features. The 2019 Insight combines best-in-class passenger space, premium interior appointments, upscale styling and a driving experience that far exceeds its hybrid competition. With 151 horsepower, Insight offers brisk acceleration, yet receives an EPA city rating of 55 mpg (LX/EX trims). Additionally, its comparatively low starting price and generous level of standard features mean Insight buyers don’t have to compromise to save fuel. Available in LX, EX, and Touring trims, all Insight trims come standard with multi-element LED headlights, push-button start, a digital driver’s meter and the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.
Insight joins the Clarity series and 2018 Accord Hybrid as the fifth new Honda electrified vehicle introduced over the past year. As a premium compact sedan, Insight is positioned and priced between Civic and Accord in Honda’s passenger car lineup.