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GM Unlikes Facebook, Ford & Chrysler Are Still Besties
GM Unlikes Facebook, Ford & Chrysler Are Still Besties

About half of all Americans use Facebook, and yet, just days before the company launches one of the most eagerly anticipated IPOs in recent memory, General Motors has pulled all advertising from the network. This isn't especially surprising. GM's head marketing honcho, Joel Ewanick, has long been a...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 Pink Ribbon Edition
Fiat's Giving Away Ten 2012 500s To Lucky Facebook Fans

Fiat has reached the 500,000 fan mark on Facebook and it is looking to celebrate. It is running a sweepstakes for all of its Facebook fans, and 10 lucky fans will win a brand new 2012 Fiat 500. Along with giving away ten 500s, Fiat is also giving the first 500,000 eligible fans $500 towards the...Read More»

Ford's Go Further Commercial
Ford Is Going Further--But Has It Gone Far Enough?

With most of its 20 cars, crossovers and trucks new in the past five years, Ford Motor Company thinks it's a completely different car company than the one you may have bought from--or skipped over--the last time you purchased a new vehicle. It's been hammering that point home in a series of "Drive...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Golf R
Win A Trip To Germany From Volkswagen And Drive The 2012 Golf R

Volkswagen is in the process of launching the new 2012 Golf R hot hatch, and what better way to drum up excitement from enthusiasts and get fans engaged than to run a contest. It's called the Golf R Ultimate Fan Experience, and it's going on now. The premise of the contest is simple: In 265 words...Read More»

MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013
Would You Let Your Facebook Friends Choose Your Music?

How do you make listening to music in the car more social? This is a question Ford decided to tackle during its 24-hour hackathon at Facebook's campus. During the event, an innovative app called "Just Play" was created, and it could change the way we listen to music in our cars. The concept of the...Read More»

Smart of Argentina's Twitter animation
Smart Of Argentina Gets Clever On Twitter

Nearly every automaker is now on Twitter at this point, and frankly using Twitter isn't that hard. Most companies use it for customer service, engaging new customers, and even teasing new product. But getting creative and unique is becoming increasingly difficult. Smart of Argentina seems to have...Read More»

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Twitter Opens Office In Detroit To Work With Automakers

Twitter just opened a brand new office in the heart of downtown Detroit on Wednesday to help better serve the needs of local ad agencies and automakers. But is the new local office worth it? Detroit automakers had record sales in March with Chrysler reporting its best month in four years. Twitter...Read More»

Spring Green Challenge Facebook App
Toyota Teams Up With Audubon For Spring Green Challenge Facebook App

Toyota and the National Audubon Society have teamed up to create a conservation alliance named TogetherGreen. Today, they launched a Facebook app called Spring Green Challenge in an effort to get TogetherGreen's Facebook fan base engaged in the program. The Facebook app will be interactive...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover
2013 Mazda CX-5, 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1, #WantAnR8: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Coda delivered its first electric sedan and Chevy revealed the production 2013 TrailBlazer. Hyundai is working on the next-generation Genesis Sedan and we drove the Volvo C30 electric car. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Lojack...Read More»

2012 Audi R8 GT
Audi Restarts #WantAnR8 Twitter Campaign

Last year an avid Audi fan posted a tweet with the hashtag #WantAnR8. Audi not only surprised the fan by showing up with an R8 for her to use for a day, but decided that the hashtag would make for an innovative marketing campaign. It was right, as the hashtag has been used over 75,000 times. Audi...Read More»

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Win A Trip To The New York Auto Show From Snap MyLife

Attending press days at a major international auto show is many enthusiasts dream. This year, Snap MyLife wants to make that dream a reality for one lucky person and their friend. It is running a photography contest, and the winner will be the official roving photographer for the New York Auto Show...Read More»

Project 370Z
Nissan Announces Social Media Driven "Project 370Z"

We're here at day two of the Chicago Auto Show, also now known as "Social Media Day," and Nissan has just announced what it is calling "Project 370Z." The new social media project is driven around the mildly refreshed 2013 370Z unveiled yesterday and is aimed at building up hype for the car before...Read More»

Lexus Points Of No Return Facebook Application
Lexus Introduces Points Of No Return Facebook App

Lexus has just announced a new Facebook application it calls, Points Of No Return. This is the first time an automaker has created a Facebook Timeline inspired application, beating other automotive social media leaderssuch as Ford, Audi, and General Motors. Similar in appearance to Facebook's new...Read More»

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Nissan Invites Fans To Social Media Day At The Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is next week, and as usual, we'll be there in full force. This year, Nissan is again inviting fans to come hang out at the show during Thursday, February 9, the second press day which has been formally dubbed by the Chicago Auto Show as "Social Media Day." Nissan has put...Read More»

Dodge Viper burnout minus the body
DriveSRT To Tease 2013 Viper If It Hits 10,000 Fans

Many enthusiasts are excited for the return of the Viper, and that includes the team at SRT. In an effort to keep fans engaged, DriveSRT has announced it will release a teaser image of the all-new 2013 Viper if it hits 10,000 fans on Facebook by February 1. Running a campaign to get new fans is...Read More»

Jeep's "production-ready" 2012 Grand Cherokee concept
Jeep Announces Name My Ride Contest

Jeep unveiled a blacked-out Concept Grand Cherokee at the Houston Auto Show yesterday. While the vehicle looks terrific, the more interesting news is the "Name My Ride" contest that goes along with the vehicle. In an effort to build excitement around the concept which it intends to build. Jeep is...Read More»

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The Car Connection Now Has A YouTube Channel

Loyal readers of The Car Connection, we have heard what you want: more videos. And what better way to give you more videos than with our very own YouTube channel. With our new videos section recently introduced, there's never been a better time to create a Car Connection YouTube channel. The...Read More»

2011 GMC Acadia Denali
Refreshed GMC Acadia Confirmed For 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Back in February we reported General Motors may axe the Acadia from the GMC lineup. It seems the Acadia will get at least one refresh before that may or may not happen. Manager of GMC Communications Joel LaMuraglia confirmed on Twitter the refreshed seven-seater will make make its debut at the...Read More»

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The Car Connection Is On Google+, Put Us In Your Circle

Dedicated readers of The Car Connection, we know you love to read all the latest automotive news and reviews no matter where you are. Which is why we are happy to announce we are on Google+. Technically we have been on Google+ for a while, but we wanted to make sure this fact is brought to your...Read More»

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