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The Repo Man Cometh -- But Not On Facebook
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»

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*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»

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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»

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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»

2011 Jeep Wrangler
Is Jeep Splitting Hairs When It Comes To Facebook Fans?

Jeep announced today that it now has over 1 million Facebook fans. It joins other automakers such as Porsche and Ford in this elite, but growing group. Jeep is also quick to claim that it is the "first domestic automotive brand with more than 1 million Facebook fans." While this is true, at some...Read More»

Audi TT RS Q&A at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show
Audi Answers Fans Questions About 2011 TT RS At 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Auto shows are great for many things, seeing new cars in the metal, talking about the industry with other member of the press, and of course, learning about the product from different PR and product managers. At the Chicago Auto Show, Audi product manager Mark Fruechtnicht took the time to answer...Read More»

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Audi Ties Twitter Into Its Super Bowl Advertisement #ProgressiveIs

As we mentioned earlier in the week, many automakers Super Bowl Ad will incorporate some social media element. Audi is the latest to do so with its #ProgressiveIs campaign. Audi's new progressive luxury marketing campaign, previewed in its Super Bowl ad taunting Mercedes-Benz, today gets a social...Read More»

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Automoblog Giving Away Lemur EconoDriver And SafeDriver

Everyone loves a contest right? How about a contest in which you don't have to really do anything to win? Well Automoblog is holding just that. On February 12 Automoblog will be giving one lucky contestant a Lemur Monitors EconoDriver, while another contestant will win a Lemur Monitors Safe Driver...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Tweet Race to the Big Game
Mercedes-Benz Chooses Tweet Race Teams, Get Ready To Tweet

Mercedes-Benz has finally announced the line-up for its pre-Super Bowl Tweet race. Quick recap about the race: four two-person teams each with a "coach" will be using Twitter as "fuel" for the race which will end in Dallas, Texas at the Super Bowl. The race will begin on February 2, and each team...Read More»

The plural of Prius Facebook campaign from Toyota
Facebook Or Face-To-Face: How Do You Learn About New Cars?

An article came across the news feeds yesterday suggesting that manufacturers of green cars rely more heavily on social media than other automakers. Eh, we're not so sure. It's true that different markets need to be reached in different ways. Pickup truck buyers, for example, have traditionally...Read More»

2012 Buick Verano
Play 'Quest For The Keys' And Win A New Buick Enclave, LaCrosse, Regal, Or Verano

There's no doubt about it: Buick is on a roll. The new Regal has been well-received by journalists and consumers alike; the brand's sales are strong in China (aka the World's Largest Auto Market); and there's a lot of interest around Buick's offerings at the Detroit auto show -- especially the 2012...Read More»

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Five Automotive Social Media Predictions For 2011

Yesterday we took time to look back at some of the year's biggest hitting automotive social news. Today we bring you five predictions of what we see happening in automotive social media in 2011. Below are our predictions for 2011 and the probability of them happening: More automakers will hire...Read More»

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SCN's Top Stories Of 2010: Kevin Rose And Audi's R8 V10, Subaru's Mediocrity, And Lexus

This has been a banner year for social media. As 2010 draws to a close, we take a look back on some of the more memorable moments. Ford has revealed the new 2011 Explorer to the world via social media, while other car companies have just started venturing into the deep waters of viral marketing...Read More»

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GM Preparing Big Social Media Campaigns For The New Year

This past year has been huge for social media marketing. With Twitter's popularity through the roof and Facebook effectively adding a "like" button to the Internet, there is no question what direction marketing is headed. GM recognizes this, and is set to launch some big social media campaigns in...Read More»

2011 Smart Fortwo
Tell The World You're Going Green, And You Could Win A Smart Fortwo

If you're in the market for a new car -- a very small new car -- pay attention, because the Earth Day Network is giving away two brand new rides in a new social media contest. And all you have to do is make a pledge to go green. The good news is that the Billion Acts of Green sweepstakes is very...Read More»

A Special Ford Invitation for Brian Solis
UPDATED: Video: Ford Invites Brian Solis To Test Drive New 2012 Focus

UPDATE: We asked Brian Solis on Twitter if he had responded to Ford yet. Brian quickly tweeted back to us with: "@SocialCarNews I haven't let @ford know either way yet...still on tour here in Europe and have not looked beyond 2010 yet :)" Well there you have it, Brian has not yet responded to Ford...Read More»

2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
Trending In Social Media This Week: BMW Unveils 1-Series M Coupe, Ford And Chrysler

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring...Read More»

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Study: Twitter Users Not As Engaged As Raw Numbers Suggest

We constantly hear about how popular Twitter is becoming, along with the growth that the site is experiencing. Not often enough do we sit down and actually crunch the numbers related to how the site is used. In a recent survey performed by Pew Internet, it was found that Twitter is currently being...Read More»

First 10 Days of Fiesta Winner
The 10 Days of Fiesta: Like Hanukkah But With Two More Days And Fiestas

Ford is looking to keep the buzz around the 2011 Ford Fiesta going this holiday season, and thus created The 10 Days Of Fiesta program. While Hanukkah is only eight days, the 10 days of Fiesta program will last three crazy weeks in 10 different cities between December 6th and 21st. Ford has teamed...Read More»

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