McConaughey Stars in New Round Of Lincoln Ads

by Lawana Perkins | Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2015

Matthew McConaughey’s ruminative commercial work with the Lincoln MKC, MKZ, and MKZ Hybrid showed us a side of Lincoln we didn’t know existed, and a bunch of spoofs made us laugh about it. Most importantly, though, the partnership worked, leading to a double-digit increase in sales and millions of hits in brand exposure. That’s why the actor and the automaker are back together, McConaughey scheduled to return in a new commercial campaign launching September 2 for the 2016 Lincoln MKX.


He’ll give up the air of cosmopolitan sage, because these ads “dial up the swagger factor” according to Lincoln’s group marketing manager John Emmert. Introduced earlier this year at the Detroit Motor Show, the brand put a lot of work into the all-new model, said to be “much improved in how it rides, steers, brakes and looks,” offering a more powerful engine, and at least 36 new features including adaptive lighting.

Ford’s first production implementation of adaptive steering, and Harman’s first automobile application of Revel audio will bow with the mid-sized crossover. On top of all that, it’s also got that lower price. Emmert said the McConaughey ads will point out “the technology and the beauty of the vehicle.”

Lincoln will buy time during NFL games as part of the campaign. We have no doubt the anticipation from YouTube and a few celebrity rascals is already high.

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