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Read The Car Connection On Google Currents
Read The Car Connection On Google Currents

Faithful readers of The Car Connection, we know you are already a fan on Facebook, a follower on Twitter, and have us in your most prized circle on Google+, but today we are happy to announce another terrific way to get all the latest automotive news and reviews: Google Currents. That's right, The...Read More»

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class Reveal Live-Streamed On Facebook

Automakers live-streaming new vehicle reveals is becoming commonplace at auto shows. Lexus live-streamed the 2013 GS reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show this past fall, and now Mercedes-Benz plans to do the same thing with the 2013 SL Class debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. While the new...Read More»

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Top 20 Viral Automotive Videos Of 2011

As we look back on 2011 in our rear view mirror, we take a moment to look at the top 20 viral automotive videos. These videos all hit it big on YouTube, and spread like a grease fire on various social networks throughout the year. Everyday brands are fighting each other for consumers' attention...Read More»

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GM Drops Big Fuel As Social Media Agency

After a short year-long relationship, General Motors is dropping Big Fuel as its social media agency of record. In early November, GM announced it would begin an overall agency review, in an effort to become more efficient in the way its agencies of record are handled. The review wasn't limited to...Read More»

MINI already using #Saab in advertising.
Saab Is Dead, Long Live... MINI?

In case you missed today's breaking news on Saab, the Swedish automaker filed for bankruptcy in Swedish District Court this morning. The move came after Chinese suitor Youngman withdrew funding commitments, following GM’s reconfirmation that it would block any purchase attempt by the Chinese...Read More»

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Social Car News Is Now Part Of The Car Connection

Welcome to the new Social Car News. You may have noticed our digs have changed a bit--we've merged with our sister site The Car Connection in an effort to bring automotive social media coverage to an even larger audience. We'll still report on the same great stories such as how to find your...Read More»

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Find Your Favorite Automaker On G+

G+ brand pages will be crucial if Google wants to chase Facebook in the race for global social-media domination. But up until now, Google has been missing out on the action. That all changed yesterday, as Google rolled out G+ brand pages and company marketers and social-media managers scrambled to...Read More»

Ford's 'Escape Routes' competition
Sign Up For Ford's 'Escape Routes' Challenge, Starring The Ford Escape

Ford is looking for a few good men and women for its next Amazing Race-style competition called "Escape Routes", featuring the all-new Ford Escape. If you and a friend think you've got what it takes -- and you've both got six weeks to spare -- keep reading for details on how to apply. According to...Read More»

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Nissan: Strike A Heisman Pose, Win Trip To BCS Championship

Are you a huge football fan? If so, Nissan has the contest for you, and it's even partnered with Desmond Howard in an effort to find the next great Heisman pose. The premise of the contest is, you guessed it, the Heisman pose. All you need to do to enter is submit your best, and we might add most...Read More»

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General Motors Takes Unique Approach To Google+

Google finally got around to unleashing brand pages, and automakers have flocked to the new social media site in an effort to find yet another way to connect with fans. While many automakers are still working to differentiate how Google+ is used in comparison to other social media site, General...Read More»

Share The Ford Mustang Badge
Share The Ford Mustang Badge, Get Sneak Peek Of 2013 Mustang

Are you dying to get a sneak peek at the 2013 Mustang before its reveal in Los Angeles next week? Well you're in luck, as Ford wants to be social with you. All you have to do is share the newly minted Ford Mustang social badge and get 5,000 of your closest friends to do the same thing, and Ford...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
Ford Teams Up With GoldRun To Promote New Escape

Ford is always on the cutting of of social media, always trying to one-up themselves. The launch of the new 2013 Escape is no different, and it has teamed up with the iPhone/iPad application GoldRun in an effort to promote the new Escape in an new and fun interactive way for fans. The promotion...Read More»

Honda Fan's Faces Carved Onto Pumpkins
Honda Carves Fans' Faces Into Pumpkins

Ever since Honda hit the one million Facebook fan mark this past spring, it's been showing the love for its fans. Last Halloween, it held a Facebook contest where fans posted photos of their Honda-inspired pumpkin carving. This Halloween, Honda has decided to show the love by having the faces of...Read More»

Ford Social Badges
Ford Introduces Social Badges

Ford says it's on a mission to celebrate the people who love Ford. In an effort to share the enthusiasm, Ford has created social badges for your pleasure. The badges are similar in concept to what you would earn on the location-based social media network, Foursquare. Only Ford's version isn't part...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»

Ford and Instagram #Fiestagram Photo Competition
Win A Ford Fiesta In The Ford, Instagram #Fiestagram Contest

Would you like a new Ford Fiesta? Do you own an iPhone? Do you happen to live in Europe? If you answered "yes" to all three of those questions, we've got good news for you. Ford has partnered with the popular photo-sharing app, Instagram, to launch the #Fiestagram Photo Competition. Instagram users...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe. Image: Mercedes-Benz
Fulfill Your Adventure In A 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Do you have dreams and adventures that require the use of a 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe? If so, Mercedes-Benz has the Facebook contest for you called C-Coupe Your Week. To enter, you need to submit a one- to two-minute video on the Mercedes-Benz Facebook fan page, explaining what you would do...Read More»

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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»

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