So, Kylie Minogue is shilling the Lexus CT 200h. Let's discuss:
PRO: This could mean that Lexus has finally given its confusing "Darker Side of Green" campaign the Old Yeller treatment.
CON: Old Yeller made us cry. (The "Darker Side of Green", on the other hand, made us rabid, like Old Yeller.)
PRO: If the "Darker Side of Green" is over, those bogus climate-change debates are, too.
CON: Those bogus climate-change debates may have been the only thing keeping Sarah Silverman in rent money.
PRO: Kylie has a lot of appeal for Generations X and Y, which are the CT 200h's target demographics.
CON: In today's economy, do folks in those demographics have jobs?
PRO: Kylie puts on a great show, and Lexus' sponsorship makes it possible for thousands of fans to see her perform live.
CON: With Kylie often comes Dannii, who is...well, let's just call her the Billy Carter of pop starlets.
Sounds like a split decision. Anyone want to cast the tie-breaking vote?
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KYLIE AND LEXUS FORM NEW PARTNERSHIP
- Kylie Minogue to support the launch of the new Lexus CT 200h
- Superstar singer to appear in cross-media publicity for the new Lexus full hybrid luxury hatchback
- Lexus announced as lead sponsor of Kylie’s 2011 UK concert tour
Elegant, contemporary and chic: you might choose the same words to describe both Kylie and the new Lexus CT 200h. Lexus is proud to announce a new partnership with the global superstar to launch its new full hybrid luxury hatchback into the heart of a new market sector.
The new relationship will see Kylie – one of the world’s most iconic performers – supporting the introduction of the new Lexus CT 200h through the cross-media “Quiet Revolution” marketing campaign and publicity. In addition to appearing in the upcoming TV commercial and print advertisements, Kylie will take delivery of her own personally specified Lexus CT 200h.
At the same time, Lexus will be the lead sponsor of Kylie’s Aphrodite - Les Folies 2011 UK tour – destined to be one of the most visually spectacular and technically complex shows ever staged in the UK.
Kylie, who has enjoyed huge success as an actor, singer, dancer, model and designer, said: “I am absolutely delighted to be working with Lexus on the launch of their new full hybrid CT 200h. I’ve been lucky enough to have a preview of the car which is both stylish and elegant and will definitely create a Quiet Revolution”.
Belinda Poole, Lexus Director, said: “Kylie is the perfect ambassador for Lexus and the new Lexus CT 200h. Kylie has the energy, style and exceptionally popular public profile that will reach directly to customers new to the Lexus brand.”