Racing brand campaign heralds new Honda models

Civic Type R and Si Models Make Television Debut

“Racing at Heart,” a new brand campaign linking Honda‘s incredibly diverse, high performance motorsports programme to production vehicles including the new Civic Type R makes its television debut. The new spot, also titled “Racing at Heart, ” highlights Honda racing programmes including the Verizon IndyCar Series, Red Bull Global Rallycross and desert truck racing, demonstrating how the brand’s deep roots in competition inspire the engineering of the Honda vehicles available to its customers.

“Racing at Heart” leads a new Honda brand marketing campaign, with the racing focused spot starring the Civic Type R, Civic Si and Ridgeline, along with the race cars that inspired such production vehicles. The campaign delivers the message that from the racetrack to the road, racing is at the heart of every Honda vehicle, starting with its engine. The campaign debuts during the NBA Conference Finals on ABC, and will be showcased during the ABC broadcast of the 2017 Indianapolis 500 on 28 May 2017, as well as during the 500 qualifying on 20 May 2017 to 21 May 2017, while also featuring additional broadcast, print, digital and social amplifications.

“Racing is a core part of Honda DNA and for over 60 years the new technologies and challenging spirit we gain on the track translates into the high level of performance in the vehicles we make for our customers,” said Susie Rossick, Assistant Vice President, Honda Marketing. “This new Racing at Heart campaign helps celebrate the arrival of the Civic Type R and Si at Honda dealerships nationwide in the coming weeks.”

The multi channel “Racing at Heart” campaign will include broadcast television, with the spot airing multiple times on NBC, ABC and ESPN sports programming, including during the NHL Conference Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Conference Finals and NBA Finals, during Red Bull Global Rallycross race competition, as well as on networks targeting performance minded viewers such as Comedy Central, Spike TV, FX and among others.

Honda is also launching a motorsports influencer campaign, taking Honda’s long running “Fastest Seat in Sports” campaign, the long standing experience that gives a celebrity the chance to go on a two seat ride leading the start of a Verizon IndyCar Series race with legendary Indy 500 champion driver Mario Andretti to the next level. Eight different influencers from a variety of backgrounds, from base jumping adrenaline junkies to science buffs like Tory Belleci from “Myth Busters“, will discover their inner racer at heart by helping start an IndyCar Series race riding behind legendary Indy 500 champion driver Mario Andretti in the Honda IndyCar two seater.