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Facebookers: Want Your Name Engraved On A Porsche? There's Still Time!
Facebookers: Want Your Name Engraved On A Porsche? There's Still Time!

A few weeks ago, Porsche launched a massive campaign to reach the one million mark on its Facebook page. As an incentive to get users to "like" Porsche, the company offered fans the opportunity to have their names engraved on a special Porsche model, which will go on display next February at the...Read More»

Allstate's X the TXT
Allstate's X The TXT Campaign Reaches 100,000 Fans

Texting and driving is one of the more dangerous things you can do. It puts both you, and everyone inside the vehicle, at risk. Not to mention everyone else on the road. Allstate has decided to take a stand against texting and driving which lead to the creation of "X the TXT." X the TXT is a...Read More»

A Special Ford Invitation for Brian Solis
UPDATED: Video: Ford Invites Brian Solis To Test Drive New 2012 Focus

UPDATE: We asked Brian Solis on Twitter if he had responded to Ford yet. Brian quickly tweeted back to us with: "@SocialCarNews I haven't let @ford know either way yet...still on tour here in Europe and have not looked beyond 2010 yet :)" Well there you have it, Brian has not yet responded to Ford...Read More»

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Facebook (And Stupidity) Land Car Sellers In Hot Water

Bad-mouthing the boss is a pretty terrible idea, but that doesn't stop people from doing it. In hallways, at the water cooler, over cocktails at happy hour, disgruntled employees frequently air their grievances to potentially sympathetic co-workers and friends. Most of those complaints never make...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Tweet Race to the Big Game
Mercedes-Benz Announces 2012 C-Class Coupe Via Super Bowl 'Tweet Race'

If you are reading SocialCarNews, then you are probably quite connected when it comes to social media. That makes you exactly the kind of person Mercedes-Benz for its "Tweet Race to the Big Game" campaign. The campaign was announced on the Mercedes-Benz USA Facebook fan page. You apply to...Read More»

Honda's 'NaughtyOrNice-a-tron'
Breaking: Honda Sees You When You're Sleeping, Knows If You've Been Naughty

We talk a lot about apps at Social Car News, but most of those apps are for smartphones. We often forget that Facebook has apps, too -- and they're not all about tending sheep. In fact, Honda just launched a Facebook app that's not only timely, but also fairly funny: the "NaughtyOrNice-a-tron". The...Read More»

2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
Trending In Social Media This Week: BMW Unveils 1-Series M Coupe, Ford And Chrysler

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring...Read More»

First 10 Days of Fiesta Winner
The 10 Days of Fiesta: Like Hanukkah But With Two More Days And Fiestas

Ford is looking to keep the buzz around the 2011 Ford Fiesta going this holiday season, and thus created The 10 Days Of Fiesta program. While Hanukkah is only eight days, the 10 days of Fiesta program will last three crazy weeks in 10 different cities between December 6th and 21st. Ford has teamed...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Announces 2011 Explorer Fuel Economy Via Facebook YouTube

With the Explorer starting production it was only a matter of time until Ford would tout fuel economy. Ford initially promoted that the Explorer would have an overall fuel economy increase of 25 percent, but no real numbers have been given up to this point. Yesterday, a YouTube video was posted to...Read More»

Porsche 918 Spyder clay model production teaser
*UPDATED* Porsche Hits The One Million Fan Mark on Facebook

UPDATE: We were able to get in touch with a spokesperson for Porsche regarding how they acquired the one million fans. We were told that the majority of the fans came organically, though Porsche did run one small ad campaign. The campaign resulted in less than one percent, or about 11,123 of the...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang Mustang Club of America Edition
Help Name The 2012 Ford Mustang V6 Performance Package And Win A Lease

Ford has announced that it is developing an all-new performance package for the 2012 Mustang V6 model. With all the variants of the Mustang to date, you would think they have a bucket full of names; alas, Ford has decided to involve its fans instead of reaching into the name bucket. Utilizing its...Read More»

Toyota Prius Minivan Dash
Toyota Reveals Upcoming Prius Minivan Dashboard On Facebook

Late yesterday Toyota posted an image of the upcoming Prius Minivan to its Facebook fan page with this caption: "The Prius community has put together a second puzzle revealing more details about the upcoming addition to the Prius family of products." Having already seen images around the web of...Read More»

Whitney Cummings interviews Brian Solis for Darkcasting
Wall Street Journal Reveals Twitter, Facebook Can Be Used To Sell Things (Like The Lexus CT 200h)

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, automakers have grown weary of hiring high-priced celebs like Ricardo Montalban and John Slattery to hawk their rides. Nowaday's, car marketers are focusing their attention on "a similarly powerful but cheaper source: young social-media influencers...Read More»

2011 Dodge Charger R/T
High Gear Media Invades The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Early this month we descended upon SEMA and brought you live coverage from the floor both on Twitter and Facebook. Just last week we brought you live pictures and juicy new information from the Hyundai Technical Center in Detroit. This week we will invade the Los Angeles Auto Show with the full...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan spy shots from inside Hyundai's Technical Center
Today at High Gear Media: 2012 Genesis, Tatas and Virgins

Today's Hyundai backgrounder is going nuts on social-media channels, maybe due in part to our 2012 Hyundai Genesis spy shot live from the event. [MotorAuthority] Last night, Facebook hosted the online reveal of the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible--but you were probably too busy on Farmville to...Read More»

2011 Lexus IS 350 F Sport
Lexus Wants Your Lunch--For An Online Chat

Lexus may have been late to the social media party but they're definitely making up for lost time. Recently they held a dinner at a customer's house while live tweeting the conversation. This brought interactive focus groups consumer engagement to a whole new level. Now, Lexus plans to hold what...Read More»

Smart Fortwo Hello Kitty
Smart Launches All-Out Assault On Dumb

Smart has published a manifesto on its Facebook page -- a manifesto against "dumb". The headline spells out the concept pretty clearly: "smart is against dumb, mindless consumption. Are you?" The manifesto goes on to list examples of the "dumb" that smart seeks to eradicate: • Dumb is Venti...Read More»

Duramax & Allison
Video: Chevy Silverado Loads Up On Funny In New 'Max & Al' Campaign

Marketing to truck fans can be tough. They tend to be well-informed shoppers and very brand loyal, so convincing them to switch brands or models has to be more than smoke and mirrors; automakers have to talk the talk and walk the walk. That's exactly what Campbell-Ewald is hoping to do with its new...Read More»

Social Car News and OneRiot
Trending In Social Media This Week: Another Toyota Recall, Ford And GM

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace and blogs to bring you...Read More»

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