Super Bowl Ad: Hyunda plays hypnotic mind tricks to promote the Elantra

We normally don’t subscribe to these types of marketing campaigns because they’re plainly of the annoying variety, but Hyundai did a pretty darn good job at executing it that we actually liked the whole theme of hypnosis.

Playing the age old visual mind trick, Hyundai worked on the idea that the Elantra is more than just a compact car and tells consumers that they need to rid themselves of their preconceived notions of what a compact car really is.

The whole idea of "snapping out of it" plays exactly into Hyundai’s hands. For the most part, at least as far as the Korean manufacturer is concerned, the Elantra is a car that’s far from boring and actually has better mileage - 40 mpg, according to Hyundai - than most people think.

Even if it means resulting into playing the whole hypnosis mind trick routine, Hyundai is all for it so as long as people begin to realize that the Elantra is a lot better car than most people give it credit for.

As the ad vehemently declares, it’s going to be a mass-deprogramming of an unprecedented scale when the commercials hit the tubes.

Check out the commercials after the jump.

What do you think?
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  (378) posted on 07.5.2011

I think these kinds of video make Hyundai different from others. They make a high-end commercial that uses hypnotic medium to promote their cars.

  (808) posted on 05.23.2011

Well, this ad is really not a grabbing attention type. However, I impressed with the concept of compact cars. I really like this Korean brand,their cars are very convenient and reliable.

  (600) posted on 04.29.2011

Comparing this ad to the other manufacturer,this one is kind of lame and I think it wasn’t edited well.

  (387) posted on 03.10.2011

I really loved the music on this one. It was like one of those Gothic-classical tunes that I like to listen when I can’t sleep. Definitely hypnotic.

  (409) posted on 02.6.2011

I like the second video!the concept of hypnotizing is not bad though!Hyundai really goes into the competition with Toyota.

  (340) posted on 02.6.2011

Nice tag line! " We are hypnotized to believe" hehe. I’m totally hypnotized with the sexiness of the Hyundai in Red..smiley

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