MASERATI DEBUTS THE GHIBLI IN SUPER BOWL XLVIII
3 February 2014 — Luxury automotive marque, Maserati, continues to celebrate the North American roll out of the all-new Ghibli with a 90-second broadcast spot titled “Strike” during the first quarter of America’s most anticipated football game.
“Maserati is embarking on its 100th year of craftsmanship with an important entry into the North American market,” said Harald Wester, CEO of Maserati SPA. “We’ve worked hard at designing and engineering the Ghibli and there is no better time to make an impactful introduction than while the entire country is watching.”
Maserati enters this new era backed by strong product and with ambitious sales goals driven by proven growth in the North American market, where the brand experienced triple digit gains in the past year. First unveiled to the U.S. in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Ghibli is Maserati’s first-ever mid-size four-door luxury sports saloon vehicle.
“We know luxury sports sedan buyers are met with a lot of options these days, but in this category, cars have become more and more uniform,” said Wester. “The Ghibli is the newest and most distinguished option in an all-too indistinguishable luxury sports sedan market.”
Maserati strikes with Super Bowl spot
The story of Maserati’s introduction to the North American market with the Ghibli is one of hard work, dedication, and an element of surprise. Maserati brings this story of passion and tenacity to life in its Super Bowl spot “Strike” featuring Academy Award-nominated actress Quvenzhane Wallis.
Directed by American filmmaker David Gordon Green and filmed on location in Los Angeles, “Strike” is a poetic nod to a brand with a proven tradition and one of the highest standards of quality in the industry, which has been hard at work engineering an automobile that will usher it into the next 100 years of innovation—an automobile with power and personality capable of striking against the status quo.
The broadcast spot, as well as print and digital extensions, was created in partnership with independent advertising agency, Wieden+Kennedy, based in Portland, Oregon.
The world is full of giants. They have always been here, lumbering in the schoolyards, limping through the alleys. We had to learn how to deal with them, how to overcome them. We were small but fast, remember? We were like a wind appearing out of nowhere. We knew that being clever was more important than being the biggest kid in the neighbourhood. As long as we keep our heads down, as long as we work hard, trust what we feel in our guts, our hearts, Then we’re ready. We wait until they get sleepy, wait until they get so big they can barely move, and then walk out of the shadows, quietly walk out of the dark—and strike.