I remember watching Mazda’s Princess Diana Xedos 6 ad in the early 1990s. It must have been scheduled around the 8 o’clock news as that was the most expensive timeslot for ads during the day. It was both shock and awe. The whole of The Netherlands spoke about it the next day.
Diana’s Xedos 6
Just months prior to this ad, the news about Diana and Charles living separately was shared by the, back then, prime minister John Major. Mazda in the Netherlands decided this was an excellent opportunity to launch an ad to praise the quietness of their Mazda Xedos 6.
What would be your first thought when you would drive a 1992 Suzuki Alto? The two girls in this ad go visit some aquarium, look at the octopus and immediately head off to the nearest takoyaki food cart around the corner. Weird!
Takoyaki is a Japanese dish which roughly translates into octopus dumplings:
I thought this old Nissan Cedric newspaper ad was very funny:
Nissan Cedric 330 newspaper ad
Now would the ad imply the Cedric is better than the carriage in the background or is it supposed to be just as good as the carriage? At least the man and his wife (presumably head of the clan) seem to favor the Cedric over the carriage!
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