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Suzuki Asks Fans To Rate Its Super Bowl Ad Against Others
Suzuki Asks Fans To Rate Its Super Bowl Ad Against Others

While automotive journalists rave about the new midsize Kizashi, most consumers don't even know the brand exists. Last night Suzuki aired its first Super Bowl commercial in an attempt to firmly place themselves in front of American consumers. In a 30-second spot, Suzuki featured its Kizashi sedan...Read More»

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda Offers 20% Discount On The Miata Via Facebook Deals (Sorry, U.K. Only)

One of 2010's biggest social media stories was the rise of group-buying services like Groupon and Living Social. These companies have been a hit with businesses and consumers alike, offering great discounts on products and raising visibility for entrepreneurs. (Think of the hugely successful...Read More»

#PORSCHE SPOTTING AT THE BIG GAME
Porsche Invites Football Fans To A Game Of #Porsche Spotting

Will you be attending the Big Game in Dallas, Texas? If your answer was immediately yes (said with a tinge of glee in your voice), Porsche has a game for you. It's called the #Porsche Spotting challenge and it should be pretty interesting for both those participating, and those at home watching the...Read More»

Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl
Subaru Prefers Puppy Bowl To Super Bowl & Offers Free Pet Treats On Facebook

There's a lot of chatter in marketing circles about the auto industry's return to Super Bowl advertising. Because the spots are so expensive -- around $3 million per 30-second ad -- this year's demand for airtime is seen as an indicator of strength in the automotive sector. But one of 2010's most...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
BMW Giving Away 2-Year 2011 X3 Lease In Facebook Contest

Like many other automakers, BMW is set to run a major advertisement in the upcoming Super Bowl. This year they want to take the advertisement and tie it to a social media contest dubbed "The X3 Matchup." The premise of the contest is for BMW fans to guess the exact configuration of the X3 featured...Read More»

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car
Drivers Of The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car Holding Online Web Chat

Have you been drooling over the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe race car? Are you excited about the news that Cadillac is re-entering the SCCA World Challenge GT Racing Series for the 2011 season? If you said yes to both of these questions then you might be interested in talking with the two men who will...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible
Chrysler 200 Convertible Photographer Posts Rant On Facebook

Last week photos of the new 2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible leaked onto the Internet. While the shots themselves are great, the problem lies in the timing. These pictures were not set to be released until this week. Most major reporting outlets from magazines to automotive blogs quickly picked up the...Read More»

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
Acura Wants You To Compete Like A Pro In TSX Sport Wagon Competition

Calling all athletes. Acura wants to give you a Sport Wagon to make sure you can get to all those extreme sporting events you participate in. The competition is dubbed "Compete Like A Pro," and is being managed through Acura's Facebook fan page. Acura says the goal of the Compete Like a Pro...Read More»

Lemur Vehicle Monitors EconoDriver
Automoblog Giving Away Lemur EconoDriver And SafeDriver

Everyone loves a contest right? How about a contest in which you don't have to really do anything to win? Well Automoblog is holding just that. On February 12 Automoblog will be giving one lucky contestant a Lemur Monitors EconoDriver, while another contestant will win a Lemur Monitors Safe Driver...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Tweet Race to the Big Game
Mercedes-Benz Chooses Tweet Race Teams, Get Ready To Tweet

Mercedes-Benz has finally announced the line-up for its pre-Super Bowl Tweet race. Quick recap about the race: four two-person teams each with a "coach" will be using Twitter as "fuel" for the race which will end in Dallas, Texas at the Super Bowl. The race will begin on February 2, and each team...Read More»

The plural of Prius Facebook campaign from Toyota
Facebook Or Face-To-Face: How Do You Learn About New Cars?

An article came across the news feeds yesterday suggesting that manufacturers of green cars rely more heavily on social media than other automakers. Eh, we're not so sure. It's true that different markets need to be reached in different ways. Pickup truck buyers, for example, have traditionally...Read More»

Paris
Social Media, Car Crashes, And The Police: A Dangerous Cocktail?

Police have reached out to the citizens of Paris: they need help finding witnesses of traffic accidents. And how can people respond? On Facebook, of course. Les gendarmes are asking anyone who's witnessed an accident to leave a comment on the department's Facebook page. They're looking for anything...Read More»

2012 Buick Verano
Play 'Quest For The Keys' And Win A New Buick Enclave, LaCrosse, Regal, Or Verano

There's no doubt about it: Buick is on a roll. The new Regal has been well-received by journalists and consumers alike; the brand's sales are strong in China (aka the World's Largest Auto Market); and there's a lot of interest around Buick's offerings at the Detroit auto show -- especially the 2012...Read More»

Ram Battle of the Bands
Ram Holds A Battle Of The Bands--Just Like High School, Only Not

Remember in high school when there was the battle of the bands each year? We know you never really participated but hey, it was fun watching, right? Well now Ram wants you to relive those awkward teenage years and is holding its own battle of the bands contest over social media. The contest is...Read More»

Cropped Fortune Teller
Five Automotive Social Media Predictions For 2011

Yesterday we took time to look back at some of the year's biggest hitting automotive social news. Today we bring you five predictions of what we see happening in automotive social media in 2011. Below are our predictions for 2011 and the probability of them happening: More automakers will hire...Read More»

Audi R8 V10
SCN's Top Stories Of 2010: Kevin Rose And Audi's R8 V10, Subaru's Mediocrity, And Lexus

This has been a banner year for social media. As 2010 draws to a close, we take a look back on some of the more memorable moments. Ford has revealed the new 2011 Explorer to the world via social media, while other car companies have just started venturing into the deep waters of viral marketing...Read More»

GM Renaissance Center American flag
GM Preparing Big Social Media Campaigns For The New Year

This past year has been huge for social media marketing. With Twitter's popularity through the roof and Facebook effectively adding a "like" button to the Internet, there is no question what direction marketing is headed. GM recognizes this, and is set to launch some big social media campaigns in...Read More»

Screencap from Isle of Tune
SocialCarNews Has A Belated Holiday Gift For You -- Five, In Fact

We should've had our act together by the time Hanukkah rolled around. Now, Christmas has come and gone, and still, we've given you nothing -- well, unless you count all the news and games and apps and videos and other useful stuff we throw your way most weekdays. But apart from that: nothing. We'll...Read More»

2011 Smart Fortwo
Tell The World You're Going Green, And You Could Win A Smart Fortwo

If you're in the market for a new car -- a very small new car -- pay attention, because the Earth Day Network is giving away two brand new rides in a new social media contest. And all you have to do is make a pledge to go green. The good news is that the Billion Acts of Green sweepstakes is very...Read More»

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