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The 2011 Ford Fiesta Slides Into 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»

2011 Lexus IS 350 F Sport
Lexus Wants Your Lunch--For An Online Chat

Lexus may have been late to the social media party but they're definitely making up for lost time. Recently they held a dinner at a customer's house while live tweeting the conversation. This brought interactive focus groups consumer engagement to a whole new level. Now, Lexus plans to hold what...Read More»

Chevy Cruze ad on Pandora
Today Only, Pandora's Music Box Is Full Of The 2011 Chevy Cruze

If you're a Pandora fan, prepare to get an earful about the Chevrolet Cruze today: Chevy has bought every ad spot the popular music streaming service has to offer, both on the Pandora website and its popular mobile app. Web visitors can expect to see Chevy ads cycle through their playlists at...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra spy shot
Hyundai Uses Twitter To Reveal Their Own Spy Shot Of The 2011 Elantra

The spy photo industry is one that works long hours, works very hard, and simply is under appreciated by some. Well the upcoming 2011 Hyundai Elantra was just captured digitally by none other than Hyundai themselves. Just moments ago Hyundai sent out this tweet, "Self-Spy-Photo: Just received this...Read More»

Smart Fortwo Hello Kitty
Smart Launches All-Out Assault On Dumb

Smart has published a manifesto on its Facebook page -- a manifesto against "dumb". The headline spells out the concept pretty clearly: "smart is against dumb, mindless consumption. Are you?" The manifesto goes on to list examples of the "dumb" that smart seeks to eradicate: • Dumb is Venti...Read More»

Duramax & Allison
Video: Chevy Silverado Loads Up On Funny In New 'Max & Al' Campaign

Marketing to truck fans can be tough. They tend to be well-informed shoppers and very brand loyal, so convincing them to switch brands or models has to be more than smoke and mirrors; automakers have to talk the talk and walk the walk. That's exactly what Campbell-Ewald is hoping to do with its new...Read More»

Generation Y
Is Social Media Driving Young People Away From, Well, Driving?

If you read our sister sites, you already know that shoppers over 50 account for nearly two-thirds of all new car purchases. What you may not know is that the stats on shoppers under 35 -- better known as Generation Y or Millennials -- are in the tank, and they may not improve much. When news first...Read More»

Social Car News and OneRiot
Trending In Social Media This Week: Another Toyota Recall, Ford And GM

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 you...Read More»

2011 Lexus CT 200h
Video Sneak Peek: Lexus CT 200h Invites You To The Darker Side Of Talk Shows

Lexus has been working the "Darker Side of Green" angle for months now, hyping the company's new hybrid the Lexus CT 200h. We've talked a good bit about the marketing campaign, its series of odd but entertaining debates, and some of its...less successful elements. Now, a little birdie -- seriously...Read More»

SafeCell
Today In Apps: SafeCell Promises Prizes To Help Combat Distracted Driving

By now, everyone should be pretty clear on the dangers of distracted driving -- specifically, the danger of using a mobile phone behind the wheel. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is working with automakers to combat the problem, but the car companies can't do it alone. Now, a new app called...Read More»

2011 Dodge Avenger
Today at High Gear Media: Avenger, Grand Caravan, and Cayenne

We're driving the 2011 Dodge Avenger soon, but we figured you'd like to see pictures of its marvy new interior while you're on hold. [TheCarConnection] The same goes for the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, which leaps into the modern era with a new interior and a "man van" version. [TheCarConnection]...Read More»

Screencap of 'Places' search on Google
Google Puts Geolocation Front And Center For Searchers

Pundits have said it for years, but the chorus has grown louder in recent months: geolocation is the biggest trend since social networking. If you own a smartphone you probably already use geolocation on a daily basis through apps like Facebook, Foursquare, and Twitter. Now, Google has put it front...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Today at High Gear Media: Cadillac ATS, Chrysler Goes Green

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt makes its TV-ad debut tonight during the World Series. By the way, did you know it's American? So we hear. [PoliticsAndCars] Can you really get a deal on a car you really want? Lucky you, we've found five vehicles that have become a little more wheely-dealy lately...Read More»

When Harry Met Sally
Video: VW Hitches Its Wagens To Film Buffs

Chances are pretty good that you've seen When Harry Met Sally -- and even if you haven't, you've almost certainly witnessed that scene. You know: the one where Meg Whatshername shows Billy Whosit that women have an uncanny ability to lie? As it turns out, many people have been known to visit New...Read More»

Screencap from Land Rover's 'Pulse of the City' program
Land Rover Launches Evoque-ative 'Pulse Of The City' App

Earlier today at Celebs And Cars, we talked about the launch of the 2010 Range Rover Evoque and a new marketing campaign called the "Pulse of the City Project". In case you missed it, the automaker is putting 30+ celebs and influencers behind the wheel of the Evoque and having them track their...Read More»

The Google Street View Car
Google Street View Raises Questions About Privacy, We Provide Answers

Last spring and summer, Google was embroiled in a brief but heated scandal involving data collection for its Street View service. America hasn't seen much fallout from the debacle, but courts in other parts of the world have dealt the folks from Mountain View a few setbacks. What does this mean for...Read More»

Screencap of Klutch22
Klutch22 Launches A Kinder, Gentler Social Network For Drivers

A few weeks ago, we told you about Bump, a new social network that allows people to communicate with one another via their license plates. While Bump seemed to have some nifty applications -- like allowing users to tell a complete stranger that his car alarm keeps going off -- it also struck us as...Read More»

2010 Lexus GS 460
Lexus Hosts Dinner At A Customer's House, Live Tweets Part Of The Conversation

Lexus just recently jumped into social media, starting a Twitter account about a month ago, while also ramping up their Facebook fan page. Lexus says it is all in an effort to both listen to, and engage with their customers and fans. They have built a brand around the pursuit of perfection. While...Read More»

Motor Trend SUV of the Year on Facebook
Motor Trend Utilizes Facebook To Announce The Porsche Cayenne As 2011 Sporty Utility Of The Year

More and more automakers are moving to Facebook reveals and live announcements. Earlier this year we witnessed Ford reveal the new 2011 Ford Explorer on Facebook. Audi followed in these steps revealing the new A7 on Facebook. Earlier today Motor Trend announced their award for 2011 Sport/Utility of...Read More»

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