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From golf to gamers: Lexus goes in search of younger buyers
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Luxury car brand Lexus is shifting its focus towards millennials, whom it expects to be the largest buyer of its vehicles in the near future; it’s a move which has entailed a reappraisal of its media mix.
What it means
- Investment in TV has been reduced while that in platforms such as TikTok and Instagram has increased.
- The nature of its video work has changed: the latest more resembles a music video than a traditional ad.
- Money is being directed away from the usual luxury sporting play of golf and into e-sports: it has built a one-off car especially for gamers and sponsors e-sports organization 100 Thieves.
“At most 2% of the people we talk to are in-market [to buy a car] at any given time … so the majority of our advertising frankly is planting a seed for the future and telling the story of our brand and why you should consider our brand” – Vinay Shahani, Marketing VP, Lexus, told AdAge.
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