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Jeep Announces Name My Ride Contest
Jeep Announces Name My Ride Contest

Jeep unveiled a blacked-out Concept Grand Cherokee at the Houston Auto Show yesterday. While the vehicle looks terrific, the more interesting news is the "Name My Ride" contest that goes along with the vehicle. In an effort to build excitement around the concept which it intends to build. Jeep is...Read More»

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Refreshed GMC Acadia Confirmed For 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Back in February we reported General Motors may axe the Acadia from the GMC lineup. It seems the Acadia will get at least one refresh before that may or may not happen. Manager of GMC Communications Joel LaMuraglia confirmed on Twitter the refreshed seven-seater will make make its debut at the...Read More»

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The Car Connection Is On Google+, Put Us In Your Circle

Dedicated readers of The Car Connection, we know you love to read all the latest automotive news and reviews no matter where you are. Which is why we are happy to announce we are on Google+. Technically we have been on Google+ for a while, but we wanted to make sure this fact is brought to your...Read More»

Family Car Guide On Google Currents
Family Car Guide Is Now On Google Currents

We here at Family Car Guide know you are always seeking new ways to get the latest insights for making a smart pick on your next family vehicle. Today we are happy to announce a new way to take Family Car Guide on the go with you: Google Currents. That's right, Family Car Guide is now available on...Read More»

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class Reveal Live-Streamed On Facebook

Automakers live-streaming new vehicle reveals is becoming commonplace at auto shows. Lexus live-streamed the 2013 GS reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show this past fall, and now Mercedes-Benz plans to do the same thing with the 2013 SL Class debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. While the new...Read More»

Chrysler Born of Fire Super Bowl XLV ad
Top 20 Viral Automotive Videos Of 2011

As we look back on 2011 in our rear view mirror, we take a moment to look at the top 20 viral automotive videos. These videos all hit it big on YouTube, and spread like a grease fire on various social networks throughout the year. Everyday brands are fighting each other for consumers' attention...Read More»

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GM Drops Big Fuel As Social Media Agency

After a short year-long relationship, General Motors is dropping Big Fuel as its social media agency of record. In early November, GM announced it would begin an overall agency review, in an effort to become more efficient in the way its agencies of record are handled. The review wasn't limited to...Read More»

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Social Car News Is Now Part Of The Car Connection

Welcome to the new Social Car News. You may have noticed our digs have changed a bit--we've merged with our sister site The Car Connection in an effort to bring automotive social media coverage to an even larger audience. We'll still report on the same great stories such as how to find your...Read More»

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Find Your Favorite Automaker On G+

G+ brand pages will be crucial if Google wants to chase Facebook in the race for global social-media domination. But up until now, Google has been missing out on the action. That all changed yesterday, as Google rolled out G+ brand pages and company marketers and social-media managers scrambled to...Read More»

Ford's 'Escape Routes' competition
Sign Up For Ford's 'Escape Routes' Challenge, Starring The Ford Escape

Ford is looking for a few good men and women for its next Amazing Race-style competition called "Escape Routes", featuring the all-new Ford Escape. If you and a friend think you've got what it takes -- and you've both got six weeks to spare -- keep reading for details on how to apply. According to...Read More»

Nissan Heisman Facebook Conest
Nissan: Strike A Heisman Pose, Win Trip To BCS Championship

Are you a huge football fan? If so, Nissan has the contest for you, and it's even partnered with Desmond Howard in an effort to find the next great Heisman pose. The premise of the contest is, you guessed it, the Heisman pose. All you need to do to enter is submit your best, and we might add most...Read More»

Nissan NV Food Trucks at 2011 LA Auto Show
Nissan Steals Attention And Feeds The Press At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

We've just gotten back from the Los Angeles Auto Show, and while we could sit here and tell you all about the new 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, or the new 2013 Cadillac XTS, we aren't going to. No, in fact we are going to tell you about how Nissan snagged some extra attention by feeding hungry...Read More»

General Motors Google+ Brand Page
General Motors Takes Unique Approach To Google+

Google finally got around to unleashing brand pages, and automakers have flocked to the new social media site in an effort to find yet another way to connect with fans. While many automakers are still working to differentiate how Google+ is used in comparison to other social media site, General...Read More»

Share The Ford Mustang Badge
Share The Ford Mustang Badge, Get Sneak Peek Of 2013 Mustang

Are you dying to get a sneak peek at the 2013 Mustang before its reveal in Los Angeles next week? Well you're in luck, as Ford wants to be social with you. All you have to do is share the newly minted Ford Mustang social badge and get 5,000 of your closest friends to do the same thing, and Ford...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
Ford Teams Up With GoldRun To Promote New Escape

Ford is always on the cutting of of social media, always trying to one-up themselves. The launch of the new 2013 Escape is no different, and it has teamed up with the iPhone/iPad application GoldRun in an effort to promote the new Escape in an new and fun interactive way for fans. The promotion...Read More»

Saab Facebook Fans, 100k
Saab Gets Social And Hits The 100,000 Facebook Fan Mark

Saab, the company which has had more life lines than Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, just hit the 100,000 Facebook fan mark. Now, this is a major milestone for the small Swedish automaker with a tiny marketing budget. The story behind the Saab Facebook fan page is as odd as the automaker itself. A...Read More»

Honda Fan's Faces Carved Onto Pumpkins
Honda Carves Fans' Faces Into Pumpkins

Ever since Honda hit the one million Facebook fan mark this past spring, it's been showing the love for its fans. Last Halloween, it held a Facebook contest where fans posted photos of their Honda-inspired pumpkin carving. This Halloween, Honda has decided to show the love by having the faces of...Read More»

Ford Social Badges
Ford Introduces Social Badges

Ford says it's on a mission to celebrate the people who love Ford. In an effort to share the enthusiasm, Ford has created social badges for your pleasure. The badges are similar in concept to what you would earn on the location-based social media network, Foursquare. Only Ford's version isn't part...Read More»

Davis-Moore Nissan
Is Davis-Moore Nissan Making A Mockery Of Social Media?

Is there a line to be crossed when advertising that your dealership is social-media aware? If there is, Davis-Moore Nissan just might be crossing it. Its recent ad campaign running on YouTube borders on making a mockery of social media. The short clips on YouTube hit all the right notes when it...Read More»

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