I think they already have a conflict of interest. I think whole concept could start to unravel. I wouldn't be too pleased if I was buying time in the traditional ad breaks.
Wake up and smell the branding.
It was a major exercise in branding, the fact that you didn't notice it doesn't matter. They extolled three of Audi's core brand values.
The A8 showed the obvious sporting nature. The Audi boat demonstrated Audi's durability and reliability, regardless of model. Everyone remembers how unsinkable it was, and the fact they drove it up the ramp. Plus they mentioned they were there for an Audi-sponsored yacht race, which pointed to prestige. None of these would be by accident, believe ME.
Why do I never learn not to argue with conspiracy theorists. I have friends who think the moon-landing never took place and I managed to learn that there is no point trying to argue with them and there crackpot theories.
Okay, your right. There you go. You'll get no more argument from me. TopGear Australia is nothing but an ingenius plot by Toyota and Volkswagen to increase sales of Toyota, Lexus and Audi through subliminal messages and product placement. I strongly recommend that anyone who wishes to continue watching the show take some basic precautions such as wearing a tin-foil hat to block Toyota's market-research mind-reading beam and avoid driving past Audi dealerships to protect against exposure to their CIA developed brain-washing ray. You know what, we should all go out and buy BMWs just to prove to VW, Toyota and SBS that it isn't working.
Vive Le Resistance!!!
Now if you will excuse me, I have a strongly worded letter to write to SBS about their insidious advertising techniques and I have to cut all the words out of magazines so that it can't be traced back to me.