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Video: Toyota Makes The Avalon More (Mad) Manly

Video: Toyota Makes The Avalon More (Mad) Manly

The Toyota Avalon: it's a sensible sedan, safe and comfortable, but it loses points on looks. In fact, while the 2010 model was busy scoring high marks for quality and safety, our own Bengt Halvorson handed it a mere 6 for styling and a 7 for performance. That kind of critical reaction might... read more

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Teaser image for Scion's 'Reinvent the Wheels' campaign

Contestants Are Here To Reinvent Scion's Wheels, Not Make Friends

Question: What do you get if you cross Ford's popular "Fiesta Movement" marketing campaign with the hit TV show Project Runway, the unwatchable Launch My Line, and a dash or... read more April 1, 2010 by 


 
Kia 'Hamsters' commercial

2010 New York Auto Show: Nielsen Names Winners Of 2010 Ad Awards

A couple of weeks ago, Nielsen ripped open a few envelopes and announced the nominees for its 2010 Automotive Ad awards. Unfortunately, last year's  economic storm clouds... read more March 31, 2010 by 


 
Coolhunting app for the iPad, featuring the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Finds Its Calling -- As A Muse For iPad Developers

Some people think of Cadillac as a brand for grandparents -- or perhaps moms and dads who don't care about leaving an inheritance. But Cadillac and its upcoming 2011 CTS... read more March 30, 2010 by 


 
The play 'Amor Galactico', written as part of a marketing campaign for the Ford Ranger in Argentina

In Argentina, Ford Uses Theatre To Sell The 2010 Ranger Pickup

Product placement isn't a new idea. For decades, companies like General Motors, Coca-Cola, and McDonald's have paid big bucks to have their products featured in TV shows and... read more March 22, 2010 by 


 
Screencap from Ford SYNC demo with Pandora

Video: The Pandora App For Ford SYNC In Action

Lots of folks use Pandora. In fact, the service currently has 48 million users accessing its 700,000 music tracks -- and nearly half of them do so on their mobile phones. But... read more March 18, 2010 by  1


 
Screencap from an ad for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class [by Impact BBDO]

New Video: Does Mercedes-Benz Doubt America's Sense Of Humor?

Sometimes, it seems as if automakers --  and other advertisers, too -- question America's sense of humor. Many companies partner with ad agencies to create hilarious and/or... read more March 17, 2010 by  6


 
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Today In Social Media: Tweeting The Names Of Alleged Drunk Drivers

Newspapers across the country often publish the names of those arrested for vandalism, assault, and other charges, but Montgomery County, Texas (just north of Houston) has... read more December 30, 2009 by 


 
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