It took a while, but someone has finally lampooned Cadillac's much-derided "Poolside" commercial starring Neal McDonough. And not just any old someone—Ford Motor Co.
Ford's agency, Team Detroit, shot the parody below, which stars the polar opposite of the McDonough character—Pashon Murray, the founder of Detroit Dirt, a sustainability consultancy and advocacy group. The Cadillac spot showcased the CLR luxury plug-in hybrid. The Ford video shows off the Ford C-MAX hybrid. But Murray's message about today's America is light years away from Cadillac's.
Compare the two ads below:
Damn Ford, you hit the sweet spot there. If I had more moola and was interested in buying a hybrid car that probably isn't much better for the environment than a twenty-times-cheaper (and better looking) 1980s small car, I'd rush out to the dealership right now. That was amazing.