You guys are the BEST!

" Marie D’Amore—Production Supervisor, HSI

I just wanted to send you a quick message and let you know how amazing Rich is. I have hired motos from all over and this was by far our best experience. Really nice to work with great people

" Crystal Raymond- Chinese Laundry

…the moho was super nice, everything was great! I will definitely rent it again!!

" Susan Borbely – Prod Coordinator

King Kong… top notch service, incredible drivers, clean, well equipped vehicles, on time—every time! Thanks guys…. you ROCK!!!

" Elaine Lee—Producer 5th and Sunset Los Angeles
King Kong has the best equipment & drivers in the biz.
" Tom Baker – gangboss

You guys did a phenomenal job with the Helios. And Rob, as always, went above and beyond for us.

" Dan Kae—Assistant Production Supervisor

North Six has been working with King Kong for many years now.  Not only is their customer service unparalleled, but their fleet of motorhomes is always clean, reliable, and exactly what we need to support our photo productions.

" Kyd Kisvarday—Producer, North 6

Just wanted to say thanks for the awesome customer service. Our driver was friendly and professional. He arrived early and had everything ready to go for us. The motorhome was clean and in perfect shape. Every detail matters on a shoot to help keep everything running smoothly. We love working with King Kong!

" Jamie Williams- That Girl Productions

I wanted to give Rich another glowing report, He was AMAZING on our shoot. The most helpful driver I’ve ever had. I’ll definitely be requesting him on future shoots.

Thanks for everything guys!

" Adrienne Burton – Freelance Prod Coordinator

The Helios is a great motorhome. Not only is it energy efficient but it offers a large space for production to work in. The copy machine is great because you can wirelessly print and make color copies and send faxes. The satellite phones came in handy when we realized we didn’t have any cell service on location. We received several compliments throughout the shoot day. Crew walked into the motorhome in awe of such a beautiful space.

" Courtney Witherspoon-Production Coordinator Three One O

Rusty, Bruce and the guys at King Kong were a crucial asset to my photoshoot.  They took a lot of stress off of my plate and came through when I needed them, allowing me to focus 100% on the production.  Without a doubt, King Kong is now my go-to for production vehicles and I do not hesitate to recommend them to my colleagues.  And, not only is Rusty the best and most helpful driver I have ever had the pleasure of working with, he is also awesome with a fog machine!

" Brett Spencer-Producer,

We’ve used the Helios twice now and have been quite impressed each time.  It has everything production could want AND it’s earth friendly! We will use the Helios on every job in which we need a moho.

" Mario D’Amici—Production Coordinator, Beef Films

King Kong has great motorhomes and the best drivers in the business. Working with you guys is always easy and a pleasure.

" Cat Burkley-Portfolio One
Thanks again for helping out with our party. The restrooms worked out great and the service was awesome as usual!
" Steve Brazeel

We truly enjoyed working from the Helios, the attention to detail to make it an Eco friendly asset to our industry should be commended. The quiet workspace you get when running on the solar power is delightful! Rob was pleasant to be around and always willing to help out. Thank you Rob and King Kong for bringing us the Helios!

" Rochelle Savory-Assistant Production Supervisor

Thank you so much for lovely Eko lav — definitely the nicest port-a-potty I’ve ever used!

" Amanda – Producer

The drivers were awesome to be with.  Hard working drivers!!   It really stands out when the drivers jump in to help set up base camp, and tear it down.  Not to mention always having a fresh green tea for me just when I needed it every time.  They really were great and I’d ask for them anytime we get vehicles from you. Thanks!

" Mary Brooks – 3 Star Productions

Toyota pitches hybrids on HSN network

Having seen cosmetics, jewelry and pots and pans hawked on TV infomercials, Toyota took to the home-shopping airwaves Sunday to see if it could drum up interest in its hybrid cars.

Toyota officials said they were thrilled with the results. Spokesman Steve Curtis said they received more requests for product information after the first hour than they had expected to get all day.

HSN, formerly the Home Shopping Network, says it’s the first time in its 34-year history that an automaker pitched its lineup to its audience, which is about 90% female.

Toyota used three one-hour blocks to explain its hybrid lineup. Normally, products are sold on HSN, but Toyota couldn’t directly sell the cars because of state dealer franchise laws and other complications.

Toyota says it was drawn to the network by the chance to have the time to fully explain its technology. “A lot of our research shows people don’t understand how hybrid technology works,” says Ed Laukes, a Toyota vice president.

The toughest sell on the novel idea was inside Toyota. “My team was skeptical,” Laukes acknowledges. They weren’t sure that a product demonstration on HSN worked to burnish the brand, or ultimately, to sell cars.

But Laukes says he was impressed by HSN as a classy operation with a strong reputation and ironclad return policy. It also got around not being able to sell by encouraging viewers to call instead to get free coffee mugs and to qualify for $1,000 certificates for free gas or HSN shopping credit if they go through with a car purchase.

On the broadcast, a pair of Toyota specialists enthused about the features of various Prius models, as well as hybrid versions of the Camry and Avalon sedans and Highlander crossover. They kept hammering on their impressive gas mileage, while urging viewers to call for the promotional items.

HSN executives say they were thrilled by the “unprecedented” event as more evidence on how far the channel has come. These days, HSN features celebrities such as chef Wolfgang Puck and also is selling more sophisticated products such as laptop or tablet computers.

“We have an engaged customer, and they turn to us for expert advice,” says Bill Brand, HSN’s head of marketing.” As for viewers not being able to buy: “We’re selling the idea this is the right car for them. It is less about selling and more about inspiring.”

Ian Beavis, executive vice president of Nielsen Automotive and former U.S. marketing chief for Kia and Mitsubishi, says Toyota might be making a good move.

“If you can get (the time) for the right price and at the right time, it is a perfectly acceptable environment to reach women,” Beavis says. “New technology is intimidating, and women, in particular, don’t enjoy going to a dealership. This environment allows them a long-form tutorial approach that can demystify hybrids and fully explain the benefits.”

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