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SEMA Goes Mobile With eGuide
SEMA Goes Mobile With eGuide

Upon arriving at the show today we immediately walked past this large sign promoting SEMA's new mobile eGuide site. Instead of building applications for different smartphone platforms, SEMA decided to build a mobile site that would work on most smartphones, regardless of the operating system. The...Read More»

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OnStar Launches Facebook 'Like' Campaign And Brings Fair Use Into Question

OnStar announced today that they will donate $1 to the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation (FOP) for every "like" OnStar gets on Facebook. The target goal is a lofty $250,000 donation, though it is starting off with a $40,000 donation to cover the current Facebook fans. In essence, OnStars fan...Read More»

When Harry Met Sally
Video: VW Hitches Its Wagens To Film Buffs

Chances are pretty good that you've seen When Harry Met Sally -- and even if you haven't, you've almost certainly witnessed that scene. You know: the one where Meg Whatshername shows Billy Whosit that women have an uncanny ability to lie? As it turns out, many people have been known to visit New...Read More»

Motor Trend SUV of the Year on Facebook
Motor Trend Utilizes Facebook To Announce The Porsche Cayenne As 2011 Sporty Utility Of The Year

More and more automakers are moving to Facebook reveals and live announcements. Earlier this year we witnessed Ford reveal the new 2011 Ford Explorer on Facebook. Audi followed in these steps revealing the new A7 on Facebook. Earlier today Motor Trend announced their award for 2011 Sport/Utility of...Read More»

Ford Motor Company's Jim Farley
Ford Motor Company Named 'Marketer Of The Year'

For 40 years, Advertising Age magazine has pored over marketing campaigns from corporations and politicians across America, with the goal of selecting its "Marketer of the Year". The winners have frequently come from the auto industry -- after all, automakers, dealers, and auto insurance agencies...Read More»

Twitter
It's Official: Twitter Has Become The New Facebook

Sometimes, those of us who follow tech trends succumb to self-doubt. "Is this start-up really important?" we wonder. "Is this product too 'out there', too advanced, too counterintuitive to resonate with mainstream consumers?" Sure, QR code readers are nifty, and geolocation apps open up some...Read More»

Screencap from Motor Trend's Facebook page
Another Facebook Launch, Another Nail In The Coffin Of Corporate Websites

There's been a spate of Facebook launches in recent months -- the most notable being Ford's unveiling of the 2011 Explorer. Now, there's another Facebook reveal a-brewing, and it's due to drop next Monday at 8pm ET: Motor Trend's 2011 Sport/Utility of the Year. If you're a fan of Motor Trend's...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
Today in Car News: BMW X3, Ford Ranger, Toyota Supra and BP

BMW says it could build a fourth vehicle in its South Carolina plant; it's already building the 2011 X3, which we'll bring you in first-drive form tomorrow at 6 p.m. [Detroit News] The new Ford Ranger is here! On the Web. Not in the U.S. Not that we needed it or anything since we still have the...Read More»

Mrs Stig
Top Gear Crowns Sexiest Fan (Mrs. Stig) Monthly

Everyone who knows about TopGear loves it. With good reason! TopGear loves to be loved (don't we all), and they love their fans. TopGear has started a new fan of the month contest. This is no ordinary fan of the month contest. You need to upload a picture(s) of yourself in a "natty fancy dress...Read More»

Screencap from the Skoda Belgium website
Skoda Uses Facebook For Something We'd Like To Call 'Crowdhaggling'

We don't have much cause to talk about Skoda on this side of the Atlantic, but an unusual new promotion from the Czech Republic-based brand has turned our heads. Skoda's Belgian subsidiary recently launched a contest using the Facebook "like" button as currency -- seriously, it's been assigned a...Read More»

Facebook mobile app for Android
Study Says One In Five Likes To Facebook And Drive

The last time we heard from the Royal Automobile Club, they were extolling the virtues of traveling by car, even if it meant sitting in traffic. Today, they've come out with news that's apt to be much less divisive and far more disturbing: according to a recent RAC survey, 21% of drivers in the...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge - first drive in and around Nashville
Today at High Gear Media: Ford Edge, Facebook, Corvette Z06

If you missed our first drive of the 2011 Ford Edge this summer, the full review is live--and it's giving the judges a reason to break out the 8s. [TheCarConnection] So far, it's short of a call for a complete ban on talking and driving--but DOT Secretary Ray LaHood is pressing automakers to do...Read More»

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This Study Shows Facebook Fan Pages Pay Off

Many claims are made about social media and particularly about Facebook. Some state that fan pages and fans do not pay off. I have personally read many studies that argue both sides of the equation. Most have valid points and usually have data to support those points. DDB recently did a study in...Read More»

Social Car News Daily Email
Get Social Car News Via Our New E-Mail, Better RSS Feeds, Facebook And Twitter

Want to follow the latest news and information on Social Car News of all varieties, from viral marketing campaigns, iPhone/iPad applications, along with the latest auto industry's use of Twitter, Facebook and more? Now we're launching a brand-new, redesigned daily e-mail update. If you'd like to...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
Volvo Wins 'Best Use Of Facebook' At Digi Awards

Ad agencies haven't always known what to do with their digital departments. Sometimes, the web team has been dumped in a corner of the graphic design office. Other times, they've been shoved in a spare room near the in-house server -- because that's what they do, right? Server things? But no more...Read More»

Tweets about Volt/GM Fiasco
*UPDATED* General Motor's Social Media PR Nightmare: The Chevrolet Volt

UPDATE- Well turns out GM was not going to stay silent. Phil Colley and crew have been hard at work tweeting out responses to the naysayers, trying to explain and defend while standing the ground they laid from the beginning. The point is GM is facing the social media storm and trying to respond...Read More»

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Ach! Porsche Bans Facebook

Once upon a time -- maybe ten years ago -- employers worried about how much time employees spent shopping online. And although there was some basis for their concerns -- that's why they call it Cyber Monday, right? -- these days, employers now have something much more insidious to worry about...Read More»

Lexus Enform iPhone App
Lexus Launches Enform iPhone App -- Blackberry And Android Not Left In The Cold

Lexus was no where near the first to the telematics game. But just as with its cars, it is in the pursuit of perfection for its Enform telematics service. Today Lexus announced a new iPhone app that helps users get the most out of Enform. Many competing companies have telematics offerings in...Read More»

Jason Sadler hawking the Nissan Juke
Nissan Very Excited To Put Juke Marketing In The Hands Of 'Virtual Nobodies'

We love PR people. Sometimes, they give us great scoops about upcoming rides, or offer us test drives before models launch. And sometimes, they make us laugh, as one PR team did yesterday while trying to pique our interest in the marketing campaign for the 2011 Nissan Juke. The premise of the...Read More»

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