Chevrolet launches advertising campaign for new Silverado

(January 8, 2019) DETROIT — Chevrolet debuted its most comprehensive integrated marketing and social campaign to support the launch of the all-new Silverado during the NCAA championship football game Monday night. The campaign elements will reach a wide array of consumers through traditional and digital media, unique integrations and creative content that features real truck owners.

The blitz began during the College Football Playoff National Championship with the debut of the new 60-second TV commercial “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock n’ Roll.”

Later, the truck appeared in custom integrations on “Manifest” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

“In today’s hyper-connected, always-on society, we knew the all-new Silverado launch campaign needed to be bold, engaging and comprehensive to break through the clutter while staying true to the brand’s values and overall advertising approach,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing.

“Leveraging all the available channels — traditional and new — along with unique partnerships and integrations allows us to reach both traditional truck buyers and potential new customers who may be drawn to the versatility and lifestyle that comes with owning a pickup truck.”

The comprehensive launch includes:

    Three all-new TV, digital and cinema films will airin the first half of 2019:
        “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll” This spot celebrates the fact that the all-new Silverado is designed and engineered for all facets of America.
        “Official Truck of Real People” showcases that the new Silverado is a truck for every use, from work to play.
        “Tailgates” Highlights the intersection of 100 years of renowned dependability and truck expertise, punctuated by an industry-first, segment-exclusive power up/down tailgate.
     Amazon: In a first for the automotive industry, the Silverado will be featured breaking through the traditional brown packaging on 7.1 million Amazon boxes. And Chevy owners can have their packages delivered to their vehicle through the Amazon Key In-Car Delivery partnership.

    Custom Magazine Covers: Chevy partnered with several magazines to sponsor custom front cover designs. Magazine covers include Bon Appétit, ESPN, GQ, Motor Trend, Rolling Stone, Southern Living, Sports Illustrated, Texas Monthly and US Weekly.

    Hotel Silverado: Chevrolet will showcase the versatility of the Silverado bed with a unique infield activation at the Daytona 500 called Hotel Silverado.Chevrolet partnered with the American Cancer Society to reward a deserving family with the once-in-a-lifetime experience of “camping” in the Daytona International Speedway infield — sleeping in specially outfitted Silverado truck beds. Also, for the first time ever, the Daytona 500 will be paced by a pickup truck. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will lead the crowd to the green flag in an all-new Silverado.

    Homepage Takeovers: As part of the launch week, the Chevy Silverado will have a placement on the Amazon, Bleacher Report, USA Today, CNN and YouTube homepages.

    HQ Trivia: In another automotive first, Chevy will sponsor the 9 p.m. EST game of HQ Trivia on Jan. 8. The game, themed “Truckin’ Tuesday Trivia,” will give players the opportunity to win $50,000 in the prize pool and a chance to win an all-new Silverado. Potsch Boyd, the moderator in Chevy’s “Real People, Not Actors” commercials, will cohost the game with HQ’s Scott Rogowsky.
    Chevrolet created dedicated, in-language, Hispanic-market versions of the campaign to help ensure Silverado maintains its position as the top-selling pick-up among Hispanic buyers.

Additional integrations with Pandora radio, Turner Networks and “This Is Us” will roll out over the coming months.