Audi Super Bowl Ad Bashes "Old Luxury"
The ad, created by San Francisco ad agency Venables Bell & Partners, is a play on the children's book "Goodnight Moon." The voiceover in the ad backs up a camera shot that winds its way through a mansion of rooms. We see the mansion's exterior, a decadent table set complete with candelabras, some sort of exotic animal sleeping around the neck of a sleeping woman decked out in a party gown, and a fox-hunter lamp comes to life and turns its own light out. "Good night old luxury and all your wares....Good night bygones everywhere (the camera fixes on a Mercedes)." The video for the commercial is after the jump.
Audi of America chief marketing officer Scott Keogh says that his brand represents "progressive luxury," while brands like Mercedes-Benz and BMW are "old luxury." In an interview with Luxist, Keogh even referred to BMW as suffering from "Snookization," a reference to the fact that the Snooki character from MTV's Jersey Shore bought a BMW 3 Series in the show's second season.