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MINI Connected iPhone App Reads Tweets, Status Updates Aloud
MINI Connected iPhone App Reads Tweets, Status Updates Aloud

If you're the sort of adrenaline junkie who can't stand the thought of being left out of anything, we've got good news -- if you drive a MINI and own an iPhone, that is. The latest update to the MINI Connected app has text-to-speech capability, meaning that it can read tweets and status updates as...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan
Nissan Launches 'My Versa Road Trip' Contest

Automakers are finding all sorts of new ways to utilize social media to promote new vehicles, and Nissan is no exception. To promote the new 2012 Versa compact sedan, Nissan has launched the My Versa Road Trip contest. The idea is simple: plot out a road trip using the My Versa Road Trip website...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
Subaru's Facebook Fans Choose Make-A-Wish Foundation

Each year Subaru runs its "Share The Love" sales promotion, where it donates $250 to a charity for each car it sells in a specified period of time. This year, Subaru wanted to let its Facebook fans help decide on one of the charities that will receive a donation. After three weeks, Subaru's fans...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid, road test, Aug 2011
Kia Launches Optima Hybrid Myth Busters Facebook App

Kia is in the midst of launching the Optima Hybrid, and what better way to build up hype than with a shiny new Facebook application? Earlier today, Kia launched the Hybrid Myth Busters app on the Kia Optima Facebook fan page. The app tests your knowledge regarding hybrid vehicles with questions...Read More»

2011 Nissan Juke
Who Is The Official Voice Of Nissan?

Automakers are trying to get creative in all sorts of new ways each day on social media, and Nissan has just launched a very creative new campaign. What typically happens if you post a comment, picture, or question on a brand's Facebook fan page? Do you get a response? What if that fan page talked...Read More»

Ford's F-150 EcoBoost Challenge truck. Image: Ford
Ford Launches F-150 Ecoboost Challenge On Facebook

Ford has already successfully launched the new 2011 Explorer using social media, and now it's trying something similar with the F-150 Ecoboost. Ford has launched a contest on Facebook promoting its new F-150 Ecoboost Challenge. The contest involves eight cities and drivers. Each driver will...Read More»

Facebook check-in kiosk using RFID
Mercedes-Benz Automates Facebook Check-Ins At PGA Tourney

Back in April, Mercedes-Benz tried its hand at geolocation, offering a $1,000 discount to shoppers who checked in on Foursquare at the 2011 New York Auto Show. Now, the company is trying something a little different: automated Facebook check-ins using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
DriveSRT Shows Proper Way To Handle Fake Facebook Fan Page

There are two ways of handling sticky situations: the proper way and the brash overly-aggressive way. We are happy to report Chrysler's DriveSRT social media team has just shown us it knows how to handle such situations the proper way. DriveSRT noticed what it deemed to be a fake SRT fan page on...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Test Drive A 2012 Ford Focus And Share On Facebook

Ride and drives are nothing new, but integrating Facebook and lasers brings the concept to a whole new level. Later this month Ford will launch its "Start More Than A Car. Get More Than A Test Drive" event. After a kick-off in Chicago on August 22, the marketing event goes on to 21 cities...Read More»

Toyota 'Auto-Biography' with videos from Xtranormal
Animate Your Own Toyota Story Using Xtranormal

You've heard of Xtranormal -- or at least you've seen the video that a Best Buy employee created with it, lampooning mindless iPhone fanboys. Xtranormal provides a quick and easy way to animate stories with cute, 3D cartoon characters, and now, Toyota is using the service to help Facebook fans...Read More»

Woodward Dream Cruise logo
Woodward Dream Cruise Fans Turn To Social Media

The Woodward Dream Cruise is one of those events that muscle car junkies and Detroit fans look forward to each year with high expectations. The Dream Cruise is the largest gathering in the U.S. of collector, muscle, and classic cars, which cruise slowly along Woodward Boulevard past tens of...Read More»

2012 Toyota Yaris
Update: 2012 Toyota Yaris Gets Online Reveal on Facebook, In Person At Lollapalooza

UPDATE: Toyota has tweeted out that it will be giving away headbands at Lollapalooza. Not just any headbands, but sweet, sweet headbands. Toyota has announced that the 2012 Yaris will make its debut this weekend at Lollapalooza. The big news for the small car came on Toyota's Facebook fan page. To...Read More»

2 Million MINI sweepstakes on Facebook
MINI Is Giving Away Its 2,000,000th Car On Facebook

Need a new car? Want something cute, stylish, fun to drive, that won't cost an arm and a leg? How's about a MINI? If you're lucky, you can get one for practically nothing. No, really: nothing. MINI is running a sweepstakes on its Facebook page, and when all is said and done, the automaker will give...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
2012 Toyota Camry, Saab Woes, Toyota Prius: Car News Headlines

The 2012 Toyota Camry has been accidentally revealed in an assembly plant video. [TheCarConnection] According to the EPA, the Toyota Prius is no longer the most fuel-efficient vehicle. [GreenCarReports] A Lamborghini Gallardo has gone up in flames in Scotland. [MotorAuthority] The 2012 Cadillac SRX...Read More»

GMC's updated website with Facebook integration
Buick, GMC Now Let You Share Your Dream Ride On Facebook

General Motors' marketing team have working overtime to make the company's brands attractive to tech-friendly consumers. A couple of weeks ago, the company announced that its popular OnStar system would finally come to non-GM vehicles on July 24 (i.e. yesterday), and now the automaker has unveiled...Read More»

GM OnStar FMV
Win OnStar FMV System Via Facebook Contest

Earlier today, OnStar announced its OnStar For My Vehicle (FMV) system for launch on July 24th. If you can't wait that long, or just want it for free, OnStar is giving out OnStar FMV via a Facebook contest. OnStar FMV adds OnStar to most non-GM vehicles with an aftermarket mirror that replaces your...Read More»

Skoda's 'Family Composer' website
Skoda Uses Spotify To Put Romance In the Passenger's Seat

The music service Spotify is a big hit with younger consumers, and not surprisingly, advertisers from every industry are going full-tilt capitalize on its booming popularity. Here in the U.S., most of those marketing tactics have been fairly ho-hum, but Volkswagen's Skoda brand is doing something...Read More»

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Development Mule
SRT Holding Facebook Popularity Contest For LX & Beyond Nationals

Are you planning on attending the LX & Beyond Nationals (LX&B) this weekend? If you are, get your camera ready because SRT is holding a Facebook Favorite Award contest on Facebook. The LX&B is a car show dedicated to modern Mopar vehicles. To enter, take a picture of your vehicle staged...Read More»

Allyn Rachel in an ad for the 2011 Toyota Venza
2011 Toyota Venza Ad Warns Of Takeover By The Facebook Generation

The new ad campaign for the 2011 Toyota Venza is chilling: a bleak, emotionless picture of post-apocalyptic America, full of Facebook and MacBooks. And Thunderdomes, too, we assume. The clip features comedienne Allyn Rachel in what may be her first serious role to date. Sitting before a white...Read More»

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