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Zipcar Brings Car Reservations To Facebook
Zipcar Brings Car Reservations To Facebook

Most of the world's successful companies follow one simple rule: they bring their goods and services directly to consumers, rather than waiting for consumers to come to them. Now, Zipcar is following suit by bringing its car reservation service to Facebook. Zipcar knows that most of its subscribers...Read More»

2012 Kia Optima and Blake Griffen Commercia
Kia And Blake Griffin Take Dunk Commercial To Next Level

Back in February Kia teamed up with Clippers forward Blake Griffin for what some people have called the greatest NBA dunk ever. Later in the spring, Kia auctioned off for charity the 2011 Optima that was used in the marketing stunt. Now Kia and Blake have teamed up to take the dunk stunt to a new...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Being Given Away In 27 Cities On SCVNGR

Chevrolet has been working hard to build buzz for the all-new Sonic among younger buyers. First came the "Let's Do This" campaign, which sent the Sonic on a bungee-jumping adventure, and now Chevy is giving away 27 of the subcompacts in cities across the U.S., using the geolocation service, SCVNGR...Read More»

MINI Connected
MINI Connected iPhone App Reads Tweets, Status Updates Aloud

If you're the sort of adrenaline junkie who can't stand the thought of being left out of anything, we've got good news -- if you drive a MINI and own an iPhone, that is. The latest update to the MINI Connected app has text-to-speech capability, meaning that it can read tweets and status updates as...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 3500 HD
Ram Trucks Holding Heavy Duty Live Chat Today

Do you like talking about heavy-duty trucks? Or maybe you just have some questions about the heavy-duty Ram trucks. Either way, Ram Trucks is holding what it is calling a Heavy Duty online chat on its RamZone blog later today. The online chat will focus on the heavy-duty 2500 and 3500 Ram models...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan
Nissan Launches 'My Versa Road Trip' Contest

Automakers are finding all sorts of new ways to utilize social media to promote new vehicles, and Nissan is no exception. To promote the new 2012 Versa compact sedan, Nissan has launched the My Versa Road Trip contest. The idea is simple: plot out a road trip using the My Versa Road Trip website...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
Subaru's Facebook Fans Choose Make-A-Wish Foundation

Each year Subaru runs its "Share The Love" sales promotion, where it donates $250 to a charity for each car it sells in a specified period of time. This year, Subaru wanted to let its Facebook fans help decide on one of the charities that will receive a donation. After three weeks, Subaru's fans...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid, road test, Aug 2011
Kia Launches Optima Hybrid Myth Busters Facebook App

Kia is in the midst of launching the Optima Hybrid, and what better way to build up hype than with a shiny new Facebook application? Earlier today, Kia launched the Hybrid Myth Busters app on the Kia Optima Facebook fan page. The app tests your knowledge regarding hybrid vehicles with questions...Read More»

Kia Soul Shuffle Slam
Kia Introduces Soul Shuffle Slam

Kia seems to have hit its stride with the marketing campaign for the Kia Soul--you remember the hamsters, right? Now Kia wants to party and has introduced the Soul Shuffle Slam contest. Partnering with LMFAO, Kia wants you to submit a video to YouTube of yourself dancing to LMFAO's song, Party...Read More»

Ford Drive One Ad
Ford Ad Slams GM And Chrysler For Taking Bailouts

A lot has been said about GM and Chrysler taking the government bailouts while Ford didn't, but to date, the automakers have played nice regarding the situation. Ford has now apparently decided it's OK to slam the competition for taking government loans, airing a commercial that does just that. The...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
San Francisco Tries New Text-To-Park Service

While most of us around here love driving, parking can be a pain. Looping through different lots in search of an open spot can drive one nuts. Luckily for motorists in San Francisco, things are about to get a little bit easier with a new text-to-park service. The city is rolling out the new service...Read More»

Concept You teaser from the Volvo Tumblr page
2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Volvo Teases Concept You On Tumblr

Even though the visually oriented blogging site Tumblr seems poised to cross over to the mainstream, it's still viewed as a place for trendsetters in fashion and design. So really, it's no wonder that Volvo is using Tumblr to tease one of its newest fashion-forward rides, the Concept You. Last...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec
Klout's Featured Perk Is The Chevrolet Volt

Klout has been rewarding social media influencers around the world with what it calls "perks" for the last few months. Yesterday it announced the latest perk: a Chevrolet Volt. To be specific, the perk is to drive a Chevrolet Volt for three days. Klout plans to have the top technology...Read More»

2011 Nissan Juke
Who Is The Official Voice Of Nissan?

Automakers are trying to get creative in all sorts of new ways each day on social media, and Nissan has just launched a very creative new campaign. What typically happens if you post a comment, picture, or question on a brand's Facebook fan page? Do you get a response? What if that fan page talked...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Update: 2012 Hyundai Veloster Base Price Announced On Twitter

UPDATE: Hyundai has just released full pricing information for the 2012 Veloster. The base price of $17,300 does not include the $760 destination charge. It seems announcing news on Twitter is becoming the thing to do these days, and John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America wanted in on the fun...Read More»

2013 Lexus GS 350
Lexus General Manager Mark Templin Holding 2013 GS Tweet Chat

While the automotive world is buzzing about the Woodward Dream Cruise and vehicle reveals at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Lexus hasn't forgotten about its loyal fans. Last night, Lexus unveiled the 2013 GS 350, and now it would like to chat online with fans to get feedback regarding its...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Concept
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»

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