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Honda's Nostalgic Brand Mission: #SaveTheDriveIn

I am an absolute fan of using nostalgia to connect traditional values with modern brands, whenever appropriate. With its new "Save the Drive In" campaign Honda is doing precisely that --and it's definitely worth taking a look.

Project Drive-in aims to "preserve this iconic part of American car culture." Honda is "taking the first step by starting a drive-in fund and donating 5 digital projectors" and your vote decides where they go.  Honda's website for the project ( explains that "in less than 3 months, the majority of American drive-in theaters will face closure with the movie industry’s switch from film to digital" and that the challenge for drive-ins is that "upgrading to digital projection costs roughly $80,000."

Not feeling nostalgic yet? Wait until you see the campaign video:

By standing up for Drive-ins, Honda is associating with traditional American values, aligning its brand with strong themes such as:

- The importance of family

- Community-building

- Small business empowerment

- The essence of car culture

- Sense of belonging

- Honoring history


Let them know you are in by using #SavetheDriveIn visiting or donating at

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