Oh, that's just beautiful - A slogan simulacrum.


On May 8th, Chrysler unveiled "Engineered Beautifully"

On May 20th, Buick unveiled "Drive Beautiful"

Whose slogan is mo' betta beautiful? AdGrunts, go critical!

(And yes, it did indeed take me this long to notice - So much for impact, eh?)

Comments (8)

  • Sputnik_Barconi's picture

    I think what we have here is a real downside to corporate espionage - you end up with a slogan that is just as awful as the one for the company you stole it from.

    Jun 25, 2007
  • claymore's picture

    I think this falls under the Rich, Chocolatey Ovaltine Conundrum (RCOC) - If you have to tell consumers that your product or service is cool or extreme* or beautiful, it usually isn't.

    *or Xtreme, X-Treme, XXXtreme!, Eckstreaghm, etc.

    Jun 25, 2007
  • Sputnik_Barconi's picture

    You know what George Carlin said about marketing words like chocolatey, right? "No f*cking chocolate."

    Jun 25, 2007
  • katiepoche's picture

    I'm pretty tired of people not using adverbs when they should ("Think different"). Or using words in wacky, new, stupid ways to sound fresh or hip ("Method: Against dirty"). So for me, Chrysler wins by default.

    Above that, though, celebrating the idea that engineering can be beautiful makes me pretty happy. I get nothing out of "Drive beautiful."

    Jun 25, 2007
  • Dabitch's picture

    Both lines are beautifully bland.

    Jun 26, 2007
  • Robblink's picture

    Don't forget Jaguar's "Gorgeous" tag line!

    Jun 26, 2007
  • Susan Gunelius's picture
    Susan Gunelius

    What a shame. I'm sure both companies paid significant sums to come up with these new taglines, but unfortunately, they'll fail to provide the differentiation needed. Let's see who changes their tagline first.

    Susan Gunelius

    Jun 28, 2007

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