Chrysler: We’re Still “Imported from Detroit”

imported-from-detroitNot that long ago, there were rumors going around that Chrysler might be moving away from their popular “Imported from Detroit” ad campaign, but last week, Chrysler’s chief marketing officer Olivier Francois announced that “Imported from Detroit” isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Francois assured Chrysler fans in a statement that, “’Imported from Detroit’ is and will continue to be the tagline for the Chrysler brand.” He recognizes that the tagline appeals to consumers who don’t want to “cross an ocean” to find a quality car with modern style and technology.

“Imported from Detroit” will be used this year for the 2013 Chrysler 300 Motown edition and the 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition, and Chrysler will continue to offer “Imported from Detroit” merchandise through their website.

You can watch the original “Imported from Detroit” Super Bowl commercial below.

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Chrysler Celebrates 10th Anniversary of “8 Mile”

Much has been said about the incredible job the marketing team with Chrysler has been doing. “Half-Time in America” was a hit with fans when it aired during the Superbowl. Before that, “Imported from Detroit” featuring Eminem in it was capturing the attention of buyers and critics alike. Chrysler wants to keep that momentum going, and to do so will be releasing a new special edition vehicle in honor of the 10th anniversary of Eminem’s popular movie, 8 Mile.

According to NBC news, Chrysler will be putting out a special edition of the Chrysler 200 sedan. That’s not all, however, as the company has another release planned. To tie-in with the new Broadway show, Motown: The Musical, there will be a Chrysler 300 based around the show. The tie-in campaigns that these vehicles are part of stem from comments Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne made that emphasized the auto-maker’s roots in Detroit. Olivier Francois, Chrysler’s global marketing chief, went even further by saying, “We needed to give Detroit credit for what it really does stand for”

No word yet on to what degree Eminem himself will be involved with the promotion of the sedan. Chrysler is currently getting ready to show off even more of their premium vehicles during the SEMA show, scheduled to happen over the Halloween week. Keep your eyes and ears peeled to the future to see what develops out of that auto-show.

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