As the holiday spirit sets in, Toyota is celebrating the season of coming together with a special holiday message.
“Bookstore” is a 60-second spot that shares the heartwarming story of a young girl who gets inspired to collect gently used books from her community to restock her favorite local bookstore after it’s devastated by a fire.
In the final scene, the girl presents the shop owner with her favorite book, purchased from his bookstore when she was younger, as community members come together to repair his storefront in a gesture of kindness.
The shop owner is overwhelmed by the support from the community, especially after seeing that his inventory can be replenished thanks to the generous book donations delivered to him with help from a Toyota Tundra and Toyota Highlander. “Bookstore” was created by Saatchi & Saatchi and directed by Ted Melfi.
Toyota continues the holiday spirit with a message of joy with a CGI-developed spot titled “Nora’s Joy,” produced in both English and Spanish.
Developed by Conill Advertising, “Nora’s Joy” is the story of a young woman who finds the ability to share her joy in a very magical way.
Once she unleashes her emotions, we see her driving her Toyota Tacoma around town, spreading the joy with those around her in a flurry of bright lights lighting up the night sky.
The spot includes a unique musical composition called “Starlight” by Robert DiPietro and produced by Pickle Music. The spot was directed by directing duo Kyra and Constantin, with executive producers Belle Palmer and Shannon Lewis, of Passion Pictures.
“This year, more than ever, the holidays remind us of the importance of being with loved ones and helping give back to the community,” said Lisa Materazzo, group vice president, Toyota Marketing, Toyota Motor North America. “We’re looking forward to sharing an uplifting message of coming together to celebrate the true meaning of the season.”
Tying in with “Bookstore,” Toyota is spotlighting its longstanding partner, National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), a national nonprofit that works to eradicate poverty through education solutions for families. Toyota is partnering with NCFL to provide more than 85,000 books for families nationwide through its 420 literacy centers across the country.
Tying in with “Nora’s Joy,” Toyota is inviting consumers to #sharethejoy by sending a digital “joy jar” to their loved ones via the @ToyotaLatino Instagram channel from December 12 through January 3, 2022. For every share, Toyota will make a donation to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund up to a total of $50,000, in support of student scholars nationwide.