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New 'Valley of Reflections' Campaign Features Toyota Fortuner's Beauty

Press Release - Johannesburg, 18 November 2013

A new campaign comprising television, cinema, rugby big screens, print, outdoor and radio elements will be launching the Toyota Fortuner's enhanced specifications, particularly the new – and highly desirable – black interior and its improved multi-function information display.

Positioning the Fortuner with the phrase 'Freedom is beautiful', the campaign also showcases the vehicle's impressive 4x4 capability with unique camera angles and juxtaposing its beautiful design with rugged, almost impenetrable terrain.

It was devised by long-standing Toyota South Africa marketing communications partner, Draftfcb Johannesburg, and targets males aged between 35 and 49 who are adventurous and passionate about getting the most out of life.

According to Draftfcb Chief Creative Officer, Brett Morris, "This group of consumers is always in control, makes no bones about setting the path they want to follow, and is equally determined to do what it takes to get to where they want to be."

He went on to say that, "The off-road capabilities of the Fortuner more than matches their adventurous streak, while its luxurious interior and feature-rich nod to the modern and connected world exceeds the comfort and convenience they have come to expect as standard."

The television advertisement begins flighting on November 13 until the end of November, while cinema and rugby big screen versions will flight in theatres around the country from mid-November to mid-December. It will also be appearing on the web, on the YouTube link here.

The ad features four friends around the braai reminiscing about an epic trip they've just experienced to find the Valley of Reflections. The director uses cut-away to add texture to the narrative as well as demonstrate the Fortuner's new features. While they are impressed with their end destination, it's clear that the real purpose of their journey was to enjoy the ride in the Fortuner.

"With this advertisement, the vehicle is the star of the commercial by showing off the lifestyle it affords the driver as well as the comfort and safety in which he can enjoy that lifestyle," added Morris.

Supporting these executions are print ads appearing across various publications during October, November and December; radio starting from December; outdoor next year; and dealer advertisements which will be flighted as and when it suits individual dealers to do so.

Client: Toyota South Africa
Kerry Roodt, Pieter Klerck
Brand: Toyota Fortuner
Creative Agency: Draftfcb Johannesburg
Executive Business Director: Mike Di Terlizzi
Account Director: Jacqui Teixeira
Account Executive: Nicole Combrinck
Chief Executive Creative Officer: Brett Morris
Creative Director: Tian Van den Heever
Copywriter: Bongani Luvuno
Art Director: Lethu Zimu
Strategic planners: Tim Allemann, Ashleigh Albertyn
TV Production: Barbara Clarke
Director: Juniper
Producer: Daniel Kaplan

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