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Infiniti To Hold Twitter Chat Today From Pebble Beach
Infiniti To Hold Twitter Chat Today From Pebble Beach

Infiniti has been participating in the online #LuxChat on Twitter, but today it plans to hold its own chat on Twitter with special guest Chef Jonathan Graham. The chat will take place on Twitter today at 2 pm PST. Both Infiniti (@InfinitiNews) and Compartes Choclates (@Compartes) will co-host the...Read More»

Ken Block is working on Gymkhana FOUR. Now with added fire.
Ken Block's Gymkhana FOUR Hits Over 1 Million Views In 24 Hours

Each Gymkhana video that Ken Block puts out is a smashing success when it comes to YouTube views, and Gymkhana FOUR is no different. Released yesterday, the video has racked up well over a million hits, and is well on its way to 1.5 million. Gymkhana FOUR is dubbed "The Hollywood Megamercial." The...Read More»

Ford's F-150 EcoBoost Challenge truck. Image: Ford
Ford Launches F-150 Ecoboost Challenge On Facebook

Ford has already successfully launched the new 2011 Explorer using social media, and now it's trying something similar with the F-150 Ecoboost. Ford has launched a contest on Facebook promoting its new F-150 Ecoboost Challenge. The contest involves eight cities and drivers. Each driver will...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
Chrysler Announces Ignite As Social Media Agency

It feels like just yesterday that the f-bomb found its way onto the Chrysler Twitter account, which led to the firing of Chrysler's social media agency, New Media Strategies. Today, Chrysler announced it has hired Ignite Social Media as its agency of record for social media. Ignite's team will work...Read More»

Facebook check-in kiosk using RFID
Mercedes-Benz Automates Facebook Check-Ins At PGA Tourney

Back in April, Mercedes-Benz tried its hand at geolocation, offering a $1,000 discount to shoppers who checked in on Foursquare at the 2011 New York Auto Show. Now, the company is trying something a little different: automated Facebook check-ins using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags...Read More»

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MINI Wants You To Sign Up To Be A Lunatic

It's MINI's tenth birthday and it wants to have an out-of-this-world-celebration. To do so, MINI is having a space-themed birthday bash for its U.K. customers by having fans sign up to be a lunatic on MINI's website. When you sign up to be a lunatic you enter your car's mileage to earn points...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
DriveSRT Shows Proper Way To Handle Fake Facebook Fan Page

There are two ways of handling sticky situations: the proper way and the brash overly-aggressive way. We are happy to report Chrysler's DriveSRT social media team has just shown us it knows how to handle such situations the proper way. DriveSRT noticed what it deemed to be a fake SRT fan page on...Read More»

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NYPD Scanning Social Media To Track Criminals Online

As bad-guy technology is evolving, police departments across the nation are scrambling to keep up. The NYPD's latest weapon in the fight against car theft: a crack social media team formed to help track and catch criminals. According to the New York Daily News, the new team will "mine social media"...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Teaser
Updated: Toyota Posts Yet Another 2012 Camry Teaser on Twitter, Facebook

Update: Toyota has released yet another teaser shot today. Toyota is clearly excited about the new 2012 Camry. So much so that it shared a teaser photo on Twitter and Facebook, for its social-media hardcores. Reactions from fans on Facebook overall seem to be positive. With over 200 likes and 55...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Test Drive A 2012 Ford Focus And Share On Facebook

Ride and drives are nothing new, but integrating Facebook and lasers brings the concept to a whole new level. Later this month Ford will launch its "Start More Than A Car. Get More Than A Test Drive" event. After a kick-off in Chicago on August 22, the marketing event goes on to 21 cities...Read More»

Toyota 'Auto-Biography' with videos from Xtranormal
Animate Your Own Toyota Story Using Xtranormal

You've heard of Xtranormal -- or at least you've seen the video that a Best Buy employee created with it, lampooning mindless iPhone fanboys. Xtranormal provides a quick and easy way to animate stories with cute, 3D cartoon characters, and now, Toyota is using the service to help Facebook fans...Read More»

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Woodward Dream Cruise Fans Turn To Social Media

The Woodward Dream Cruise is one of those events that muscle car junkies and Detroit fans look forward to each year with high expectations. The Dream Cruise is the largest gathering in the U.S. of collector, muscle, and classic cars, which cruise slowly along Woodward Boulevard past tens of...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2011 Fiat 500 Sport
Fiat USA Is Beating Scion And MINI USA On Social Media

Fiat is finally back in the U.S. and it's looking to take the market by storm with the new 500. Within a matter of months Fiat has already blown past the small car competition on social media. When it comes to niche automakers in the U.S., MINI and Scion are the two big players in the small car...Read More»

2013 Lexus GS 350 teaser image, brightened to show detail.
2013 Lexus GS Teaser Image Shows Up On Facebook

Yesterday we brought you an exclusive heads-up that Lexus would be launching the custom 2013 GS tab on its Facebook fan page today. Right on cue, the custom tab launched early this morning. The new 2013 Lexus GS tab on the Lexus Facebook page invites fans to upload a photo of themselves. Lexus will...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS teaser
Cadillac Announces XTS And ATS On Twitter

We've known the Cadillac ATS and XTS are coming, but didn't have confirmed dates until now. This morning production of both the XTS and ATS was confirmed via Twitter, and shortly after announced on GM's media site. The ATS is being used as a codename for Cadillac's upcoming compact luxury sports...Read More»

The 2013 Lexus GS attacks an autocross course
Exclusive: Lexus Launching 2013 GS Facebook Tab Tomorrow

Earlier in the week, we reported that Lexus will live-stream the 2013 GS reveal at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance onto its Facebook fan page. We knew a custom tab would launch on the Lexus Facebook page, but didn't know when, until now. We've just received word that Lexus will launch the custom...Read More»

2012 Toyota Yaris
Update: 2012 Toyota Yaris Gets Online Reveal on Facebook, In Person At Lollapalooza

UPDATE: Toyota has tweeted out that it will be giving away headbands at Lollapalooza. Not just any headbands, but sweet, sweet headbands. Toyota has announced that the 2012 Yaris will make its debut this weekend at Lollapalooza. The big news for the small car came on Toyota's Facebook fan page. To...Read More»

Ford F-150 EcoBoost Baja 1000 truck
BFGoodrich Wants You To Pick Its Baja 1000 Race Drivers

What do you do if you have 23 race drivers and only six driver spots? If you're BFGoodrich, you decide to let your Facebook fans make the hard decisions, and turn it into a popularity contest. Two of the drivers will automatically be chosen after winning the SCCA National Runoffs. By our math, that...Read More»

The 2013 Lexus GS attacks an autocross course
Lexus Will Stream Live 2013 GS Reveal On Facebook Fan Page

Lexus has been teasing the upcoming 2013 GS for a while, but all will soon be revealed in a few short weeks at this month's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Earlier today Lexus released a short video clip of a camouflaged 2013 GS attacking an autocross course. The video also announced that Lexus...Read More»

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