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A Commercial For Strong Winter Tires Surprises Viewers With A Very Different Chilling Approach In Japan! (a must read!!)

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With Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Vines, etc. it takes just a matter of seconds to get your videos or pictures posted on to social media.  The challenge now is to have your video viewed and talked about more than any other video on the web and Japan knows just how to do it!

In our world today, it is believed that if videos are not super disgusting or super frightening, they will get overlooked and will not catch the eye of the public.  Japan decided to use the fearful tactic for their new 2013 winter tire commercial.

Check out the video.  Before doing so, be warned.  It scared a whole class of 51 students in a public relations program at a college, when they watched it all together… in the daylight.

How did it do? Successful??

This chilling tire commercial by Japanese maker AutowayTire went viral with over 1.3 million views in the first 24 hours.  It has been titled the SCARIEST ADVERTISEMENT of 2013.  It used both the fear and shock tactics for it’s audience.

What’s the point of this commercial?

We think to let viewers know how important it is to have tires with great traction when driving in winter conditions.  This commercial not only grabbed the attention of everyone across the world, but it also made an excellent video to want to share and talk about with your friends, family, etc.

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If you have not seen the video and were too scared to watch it with the link provided in this blog, this 40 second video comes with a serious health warning before watching.  The commercial involves a car driving in a blizzard at night time and you view the commercial feeling like you are the one sitting in the vehicle.  Before you know it, a scary ghost girl appears very far away.  Then, out of no where, she appears in front of the windshield and hits it—- insert heart attack for viewers!!

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AutowayTire wanted to emphasize how important it is to have strong tires on your vehicle in the winter time.  It also needed to prove why it’s tires are better than everyone else’s on the market right now.  Before the video was put on to social media, it aired with a major warning to the public before watching it.

It may not be a favourite video to watch, especially with the holidays coming up, however, it was definitely a great success and captured the eyes of people all over the world.  AutowayTire in Japan tried something extremely risky but ended up getting way more attention than they could have hoped for.

Don’t have winter tires on yet? Who are you buying from for this winter season?

Blog Post By Laura Jeffs