Toyota Camry is Ready. Are You?

Toyota has launched “It’s Ready. Are You?”, an integrated advertising campaign promoting the 2012 Camry campaign. The Toyota Camry campaign demonstrates how the seventh-generation model addresses changes in consumers‟ vehicle needs, expectations and driving habits through the combination of new innovations and improvements to interior and exterior vehicle styling. Six television commercials, print and out of home advertisements are joined by a microsite, the Camry Effect site.

Toyota Camry Ready Built

“Built” highlights the Camry‟s new features and visually demonstrate the reinvention of Toyota‟s signature model. As the 2012 model builds around its driver, the spot touches on several of the key aspects midsize car buyers expect to get with their next car purchase. Click on the image below to play the video.

“Pit Stop” pays homage to the Camry‟s racing heritage with Toyota NASCAR driver Kyle Busch. The ad shows how Toyota‟s excellence carries from the racetrack to the roadway by transforming the car in the speed of a pit stop to highlight the Camry’s performance capabilities and intuitive mobile technology. “Pit Stop” will make its television debut on October 24. Click on the image below to play the video.

Two additional TV commercials will roll out later in 2011, followed with two further spots in the 2012 Super Bowl and the Toyota Halftime Report.

The campaign also includes print ads, digital media, out-of-home boards and social media elements. Additionally, digital billboards featuring Camry imagery will run atop the Walgreens building in New York‟s Times Square to spark the public‟s interest and build intrigue for the 2012 model.

Toyota Camry Performance print ad - Female
Toyota Camry Innovation print ad - male
Toyota Camry Safety print ad
Toyota Camry MPG print ad

Beginning in November, consumers will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the 2012 Camry at over 125 events through March 2012. The Toyota Drive Center national ride and drive tour, along with activations at select Life Time Fitness locations across the country, will give the public a chance to experience the vehicle first hand.

The Camry Effect website is designed to connect the nearly seven million Camry drivers in the United States through an intuitive, interactive, online experience. The Camry Effect provides past and present Camry owners a platform to share stories, moments, memories and milestones of first dates, road trips, soccer games, interviews and college days while witnessing the collective “effect” each has.

Toyota Camry Effect site
Toyota Camry Effect Explore Timeline site

Toyota Camry Ready Credits

The Ready campaign was developed at Saatchi & Saatchi LA Los Angeles by executive creative directors Margaret Keene and Chris Adams, creative director John Payne, art director Verner Soler, copywriter Graham McCann, director of integrated production/multimedia Tanya LeSieur, senior broadcast producer Gil DeCuir, project managers Angela Montoya, account director Andrew Corpman, management supervisor Erica Baker, account executive Kejal Crosson-Elturan, strategic planning director Evan Ferrari, strategic planners Skylar Wallace and Allison Farquhar, broadcast media director Gwen Conley, working with product information supervisor Paul Watson, business affairs managers Cara Orlowski and Ivy Chen, Toyota corporate manager Ed Laukes and advertising manager Colin Morisako.

Filming was shot by director Phil Joanou via MJZ with executive producer Jeff Scruton, president David Zander, director of photography Mauro Fiore and line producer Paul Manix.

Editor was Rick Lawley at The Whitehouse Post with executive producer Sue Dawson, senior producer Joni Williamson and assistant editor Brian May.

Special and visual effects were produced at The Mill, Los Angeles, by executive producer Sue Troyan, colorist Adam Scott, senior producers Melanie Wickham and Arielle Davis, 3D lead Andrew Proctor, 2D lead Paul O’Shea, 3D artists Yorie Kumalasari, Michael Panov, Lu Meng Yang, Kiel Figgins, 2D artists Gareth Parr, Steve Cokonis, Dag Ivarsoy, Nicholas Kim, Shane Zinkhon, Brinton Jaecks and Jen Stavish.

Music was produced at Mophonics by executive producer Michael Frick, head of production Shelley Altman and creative director Stephan Altman. Sound was designed at Trinitite Studios by designer Brian Emrich, and recorded and mixed at Lime Studios by Loren Silber.

The Camry Effect site was developed at Hook Studios.