NISSAN DEBUTS NEW TITAN PICKUP
Oct. 8, 2018
Source: Marketing Daily article by Tanya Gazdik
Nissan North America unveiled its 2019 Titan pickup truck today at the Texas State Fair.
Following an introduction from guitarist Eric Johnson, Fred DePerez, vice president, North American LCV Business Unit, Nissan North America, debuted the new pickup to a group of the nation's top truck, auto and lifestyle media, a day before doors open to an anticipated 2.5+ million fair-goers.
On sale this fall, the Titan and Titan XD will be on display through Oct. 21 at the Fair Park in Dallas. DePerez says it is Nissan's "most refined truck yet." It features advanced technology, new safety features and a new audio system.
DePerez provided media with a look at the first official TV spot in the purpose-driven "Calling All Titans" campaign from Zimmerman Advertising.
As first reported in Marketing Daily earlier this month, the spot features the song "Whatever it Takes" by Imagine Dragons.
Nissan and partners American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and National Park Foundation first announced the campaign on Sept. 5. The spot debuts tonight during the North Carolina vs. Miami college football game on ESPN.
Producer and director Shawn Levy, known most recently for his work in the hit Netflix series "Stranger Things," led the commercial.
The 60-second spot shows Titan owners engaging in volunteer efforts for the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and the National Park Foundation. The voiceover, which includes dramatic imagery of disaster and subsequent rebuilding, states "A truck can't change the world, but a titan can. ... So at Nissan, we build trucks for titans. American needs more titans. You've got work to do, and we've got your truck."
Nissan has been focusing on its technological capabilities for the automaker's overall brand messaging, and this effort helps humanize the "amazing" capabilities of what the truck actually does, Jeremy Tucker, vice president, marketing communications and media, Nissan North America, told Marketing Daily earlier this month.