Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Texan Matthew McConaughey, Ellen DeGeneres, Lincoln MKZ and Cyrus the bull
So you're watching TV and you see this guy who looks familiar, driving in a car by himself, late at night on what is likely IH-35 in Austin....and you recognize the movie star, still looking rather gaunt from his "Dallas Buyers Club" box office smash. Then you ask yourself....why is it again that "The Lincoln Lawyer" is selling cars? Oh wait, Lincoln, Lawyer, someone over at Ford Motor Company's Lincoln Division saw the perfect product placement, eh? Texas men are fearless, generally, and undoubtedly there’s definitely a stereotype of many a southern gentleman as the “strong, silent type,” and so it is that Lincoln Motor Company chose Matthew McConaughey, a native son to market their 2015 Lincoln MKZ. So far there are a series of spots with the award-winning actor, his Lincoln, and you—the audience—engaged, but there’s another version of the commercial that’s doing even better—one posted on Sept. 23, 2014 by television star Ellen DeGeneres, who cyberjoins “Mumblin’ Matthew.” If you haven’t seen it, check it out in the accompanying video link. Full story, click here .