>Who’s fooling whom, BMW?

>Spot on. BMW advertising is such a finely tuned piece of engineering after WCRS’ 30-year tenure of the account that even the car company’s April Fool’s Day jokes resonate the brand. In The Guardian today, The Ultimate Driving Machine boasts of its new “Magnetic Tow Technology – For once we’re happy to be behind the competition”. The idea being that BMW-patented super magnets allow the driver to lock on to the car in front, so saving fuel bills. “Why burn your fuel, when you can burn someone else’s?” says the copy. Post-modern irony, or an unconscious revelation of the self-centred one-upmanship at the core of BMW’s image?


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