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Video: Interview With Ford's Scott Monty At The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show
Video: Interview With Ford's Scott Monty At The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Yesterday we had the opportunity to chat with Ford's social media lead Scott Monty at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Scott is not only leading the charge when it comes to Ford's social media, but is also a recognized leader in the social media industry as a whole. During the interview Scott gives...Read More»

Ford Fiesta in The Sims 3
The 2011 Ford Fiesta Slides Into Sims 3

If you're a Ford fan and a Sims fanatic, we hope you're sitting down, because the 2011 Ford Fiesta has just rolled onto the virtual streets of The Sims 3. Even better: you can download it for free. The Sims Fiesta is available in both sedan and hatchback variants, and players can choose their own...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TCC's Best Car to Buy 2011 Nominees: Sedans and Wagons

Work trucks aside, the heart of the U.S. new-car market is for sedans, hatchbacks and wagons under $50,000. TheCarConnection's Best Car to Buy 2011 award will pick one vehicle from among the 40 new or significantly revised cars, crossovers, SUVs and minivans to hit the road this model year. And for...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
The TCC List: 12 Cars With Roll-Up Windows

You might be swayed to spend a lot of money on new-car features--but if you're cheap or scare easily at the thought of big repair bills, can you still get manually operated wind-up windows? Sure you can. It's becoming ever more uncommon, but even though power windows are almost ubiquitous in new...Read More»

Twitter logo
Why You Should Follow A Company On Twitter

Twitter has taken the world by storm. Some consider Twitter as making it or hitting the big time back in the spring of 2009. That is when Twitter hit Oprah. Around the same time Ashton Kutcher and CNN were in a war as to who could reach 1 million followers first. Many companies have flocked to...Read More»

Fiesta iPad App
Ford Fiesta: There's An App For That

Do you have an iPad? Do you want a Ford Fiesta? Well then you are in luck! Ford announced today that they are releasing a Fiesta iPad app in the Apple App Store. Ford says the app for consumers is meant to "deliver the interactive brochure experience which allow them access to information and...Read More»

Facebook page for the Honda Accord Crosstour
One In Four Shoppers Uses Facebook, Twitter To Choose Next Ride. Do Automakers Know That?

People discuss lots of stuff on social networks. Grandchildren. Farmville. Cat videos. But they also discuss the world of commerce -- what they like, what they're buying, and what they try to avoid. And of all those things, all those products, we talk about cars most of all. ROI Research recently...Read More»

Audi TT RS
Today in Social Car News: Audi Makes Good on TT-RS, Ken Block Releases Gymkhana Three

Today was a day in history for Audi as they finally announced that the TT-RS would come to the U.S.. In fact they announced via Twitter and Facebook that the TT-RS gathered over 11,500 signatures in the one month the online petition was going. Some of those people may even be buyers (I'm sure they...Read More»

Screencap from Ford Fiesta 'Vampire Diaries' contest
Ford Wants To Know Why You Love Vampires (In 50 Words Or Less)

Leggings, Hammer pants, vampires: these are tell-tale signs that the 80s revival is in full swing. To market the new Fiesta subcompact to Millennials -- for whom the 80s seem like a kicky time to be alive -- Ford is hoping to capitalize on one of those three trends. Can you guess which? (Hint: it...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta IIHS crash tests
2011 Ford Fiesta Nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2011 Ford Fiesta is the first minicar to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award since the addition of rollover roof strength testing. Announced today, the rating should help alleviate safety concerns, warranted or not, Americans may have with small cars...Read More»

Old Spice campaign featuring Isaiah Mustafa
Forbes Names Top 20 Social Media Campaigns: How Many Automakers Made The Cut?

Last week, Forbes ran a feature on the top 20 social media campaigns of all time. Some on the list were shoo-ins, like the recent Old Spice video series featuring Isaiah Mustafa. Others -- like the number one winner -- came out of left field. And a few raised eyebrows, like Target's "Bullseye...Read More»

Roger Penske
Penske Is Feeling Very Anti-Social Media

New technology always comes with its share of detractors. Renaissance Brits hated the fork. Silent film vamp Clara Bow hated talkies. And now, Penske Automotive Group has taken a stand against social media. In a brief interview with Automotive News,  the company's vice president of business...Read More»

2010 Toyota Yaris
As Automakers Move Focus To Smaller Cars, Entry Segment Lags

With the landslide of all-new small cars being introduced this year and over the next several model years—including the 2011 Ford Fiesta, 2011 Mazda2, and 2012 Fiat 500—you might assume that small-car sales are going strong, and that the forecast for subcompacts in the U.S. is bullish...Read More»

Kukunu
Road Trip Assistance: Kukunu Helps Plan That Last-Minute Summer Vacation

Need one more run at the beach before autumn arrives? How about a quick trip to the mountains with your rafting buddies? Or maybe a simple road trip to the nearest outlet mall. There's still plenty of time to do any and all of those things -- but how to begin planning? You could, of course, kick...Read More»

Screencap from Craig Benzine's video for the Fiesta Movement
Video: Catching Up With The Stars Of Ford's Fiesta Movement

The Fiesta Movement has generated a lot of publicity for Ford's highly anticipated new model, and most of that publicity has been very, very good. Even haters would have to admit that it's been a game-changer on the marketing front and a groundbreaking use of social media. Chapter two of the Fiesta...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Ford Says Fiesta Deliveries Will Be Delayed Two Weeks

Ford's Fiesta has been a much-awaited car ever since the company announced that an American version of the subcompact would launch this summer.  Now, some Fiesta buyers will have to wait a little longer to take delivery of their cars, thanks to storm-damaged railroad tracks in Mexico. Thanks to...Read More»

American Journey 2.0: Socially Networked Road Trip with the Ford Fiesta
The 9 Most Useful Mobile Apps for the Road

According to Mashable.com, today is Social Media Day. And even though we don't fully understand the rationale -- It's the end of Q2? The feast day of St. Theobald (unlikely, since he was a hermit)? -- we're happy to take part in the festivities as long as there's punch and pie. ...Okay, so we've...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Ford's Fiesta Movement Keeps Moving After You've Moved On

There's no question that Ford has scored a huge marketing coup with its hip, fully wired Fiesta Movement. The campaign's camera-ready army of influencers tweeted and Facebooked and YouTubed the hot new compact to an astounding 60% brand recognition before it even appeared in showrooms. The Movement...Read More»

Audi A8 MMI Navigation with Google functionality
Audi And Google Take Top Tech Honors (It's More Exciting Than It Sounds)

We love a good telematics system, and Audi's MMI is a really good one -- so good, in fact, that it took home the award for "Best Embedded Telematics Navigation Product" at the 2010 Telematics Awards. And before you ask: • Yes, there is an annual Telematics Awards ceremony. • Yes, there is a...Read More»

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