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Need A Car? State Farm Giving Away 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid On Facebook
Need A Car? State Farm Giving Away 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid On Facebook

As insurers go, State Farm is one of America's more venerable institutions. It's the one often used by our parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. But from the ad campaigns we've seen, State Farm hasn't been aggressively focused on reaching younger drivers -- at least not as focused as...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Lincoln Sponsoring Free New York Times Access Through 2011

Do you read the news daily on NYTimes.com? If so, you could find yourself sponsored. Lincoln, the luxury division of Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F], is paying for the subscriptions of about 200,000 online readers through the year. That's a value of about $150. There's one major catch to the deal...Read More»

Blake Griffen Slam Dunk Over Kia Optima
Blake Griffin Jumps Over 2011 Kia Optima To Win Dunk Contest

When you think guerrilla marketing in the auto industry your thoughts most likely turn to MINI. Recently Kia decided to push its way into that segment by providing a 2011 Optima for NBA Clippers player Blake Griffin to jump over in a dunk contest. The Optima was arranged so that the hood of the car...Read More»

Scott Bartosiewicz Talking Twitter
Video: Scott Bartosiewicz Speaks About Tweeting The F-Bomb on Chrysler's Twitter Account

As many of you have heard by now, the F-Bomb was accidentally tweeted on Chrysler's Twitter account last week. Soon after that fiasco went down, Chrysler announced it would not be renewing its contract with its social media agency of record New Media Strategies (NMS). While all this is big news we...Read More»

JabbaWockeeZ Ford Dance Off
What Do You Think Of The Ford Explorer JabbaWockeeZ Dance Off?

Ford has been marketing the new 2011 Explorer in some very unique ways. Its latest video features a JabbaWockeeZ dance off between the 2010 V8 Crew and the 2011 V6 Posse. While we must admit, some of the new marketing for the 2011 Explorer is downright creative, this latest video has us scratching...Read More»

Entries in Saab's banner ad competition
Saabs United Founder Joins Saab's Social Media Team

Despite all the turmoil Saab has gone through in the last year, there has been a ton of support from the fans of this quirky Swedish car company. At this point, many Saab fans know about the blog Saabs United. This morning Saab announced it has hired Steven Wade, founder of Saabs United. As of...Read More»

Jewel's Cadillac SRX Crash
Jewel Thanks Cadillac On Twitter For The SRX Saving Her Life

On Saturday morning the singer/song writer known as Jewel tweeted that her Cadillac SRX saved hers and her baby's lives after being in a rather gruesome car accident. The accident occurred early Saturday morning when a local fire truck T-boned Jewel's Cadillac SRX. After being checked out at the ER...Read More»

Entries in Saab's banner ad competition
Saab Wants You To Design The World's Best Banner Ad. Good Luck.

Nobody loves banner ads. They're often garish to the point of being offensive, and they take up space that could otherwise be used for news, reviews, syllogisms, or whatever the kids are into these days. Worst of all: they're not very effective for advertisers. But Saab hopes to change all that...Read More»

ChryslerAutos Tweet Motor City Drivers
Chrysler Fires NMS After F-Bomb Tweet

As most of our loyal SocialCarNews readers know, yesterday a tweet with the F-bomb was posted on Chrysler's Twitter account. Within minutes it was deleted and investigated. Just as everyone suspected, the tweet was posted by a now former New Media Strategies (NMS) employee by accident. The tweet...Read More»

Car being loaded onto flat bed tow truck
The Repo Man Cometh -- But Not On Facebook

Late last summer, we sent a warning to anyone who might be behind on a car note, credit card, or mortgage: don't accept that mysterious Facebook friend request! At the time, we'd begun hearing stories about creditors tracking borrowers' activities on social networks, then using those same networks...Read More»

ChryslerAutos Tweet Motor City Drivers
*UPDATED* Chrysler Tweets The F-Bomb "By Mistake"

UPDATE- Chrysler confirms the profane tweet came from an NMS employee, and also confirms the employee has been terminated. Social media is a double-edged sword: tweet too fast and you might make a mistake. A bad one. The official Chrysler Twitter account made a mistake of haste this morning, by...Read More»

Homer Simpson
5 Habits To Change During Lent -- And The Apps To Help You

The rain held off for most of yesterday's Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, but around the time that the police department made its traditional midnight charge down Bourbon Street to declare the holiday over, storm clouds began rolling in. This morning, folks across the area awoke to a very...Read More»

Eminem in Chrysler's Super Bowl XLV ad
Chrysler 200 Ad Starring Eminem Still Popular, But Can Chrysler Put That Buzz In The Bank?

There's no denying that Chrysler scored big with its giant-sized, two-minute-long Super Bowl ad. The spot, which featured Eminem and the new Chrysler 200, generated a huge response, especially on social networks like Twitter. In fact, a new study says that the commercial is still causing buzz, but...Read More»

OnStar SXSW
Chevrolet To Tweet Its Way To SXSW Using OnStar

As many of our loyal fans know, SXSW is quickly approaching. Chevrolet is planning on tweeting its way there using future OnStar technology. This will be the first time this technology has been used outside of internal testing. SXSW (South By Southwest) is an annual film, music, and interactive...Read More»

Screenshot from Pay With PlugShare app for electric-car charging
PlugShare: Building An EV Charging Community

Xatori has released a new iPhone app that will build a community of EV charging station locations. The goal is to relieve EV owners of what is commonly known as "range anxiety." The app lets users mark the location and type, free or paid, of EV charging stations they come across. Xatori's goal is...Read More»

GasBuddy
GasBuddy, GasBook, And Local Gas Prices: Save Money With Social

With unrest still bubbling in the oil-producing Middle East, it's time for a reminder on how to save money when filling up--on where and how to get the cheapest gas prices. These three iPhone apps let you report gas prices and share in the love from other drivers, so you'll spend less: GasBuddy...Read More»

Twitter
Top Three Automotive Tweets We Saw Today

Every once in a while it is nice to recognize automakers that tweet out some great stuff. Today we have kept a close eye on our Twitter streams and have picked out the three best tweets that we saw from an automaker. First up is a tweet from Chrysler stating, "Want to join the @Chrysler family? Go...Read More»

Rinspeed BamBoo concept
Rinspeed BamBoo: Forward-Thinking Concept, Or Deathtrap For Generation Y?

For weeks -- nay, months -- we've been puzzling over the Rinspeed BamBoo. That's not surprising; Swiss tuner Rinspeed is known for rolling out wacky, weird, and occasionally, idiotic concept vehicles. (Though they sometimes earn points for pushing the envelope.) But the BamBoo is different. The one...Read More»

Asphalt Audi RS 3
Play Audi's iPhone Racing App For A Chance To Win A 2012 RS3

Been wanting to get your hands on the hot new 2012 Audi RS3? Audi is looking to hook you up, with its new Asphalt Audi RS3 iPhone game. Unfortunately you don't win a RS3 by just crossing the finish line first. You must log the fastest time around the Bahamas track after three rounds to win the RS3...Read More»

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