Social Media

Subaru's Facebook Fans Choose Make-A-Wish Foundation
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»

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»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
CEO Of Hyundai Tweets 2012 Veloster Price To Be $17,300

Late last night, John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, tweeted on his personal account that the 2012 Veloster will have a base price of $17,300. The tweet did not include information as to whether that number includes destination charges or any other details. Krafcik also tweeted that full...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»

FamilyCarGuide on Flipboard for iPad
Love FamilyCarGuide? Check Us Out On Flipboard Via Your iPad

Attention fans of FamilyCarGuide: Do you obsess over the latest minivan ratings? What about national Brake Safety Awareness Week? Or are you just taking your time in making a smart vehicle choice? We know you are constantly checking your iPad for the latest news and reviews on the redesigned site...Read More»

Ken Block is working on Gymkhana FOUR. Now with added fire.
Gymkhana FOUR, 2014 Cadillac ELR, 2012 Toyota Tacoma: Car News Headlines

The 2012 Toyota Tacoma gets a video web reveal. [TheCarConnection] Cadillac confirms the Converj concept will go into production as the ELR. [GreenCarReports] Gymkhana FOUR hits over 1 million views on YouTube in less than 24 hours. [SocialCarNews] Photos of the 2012 Porsche 911 (991) have leaked...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
Chrysler Announces Ignite As Social Media Agency

It feels like just yesterday that the f-bomb found its way onto the Chrysler Twitter account, which led to the firing of Chrysler's social media agency, New Media Strategies. Today, Chrysler announced it has hired Ignite Social Media as its agency of record for social media. Ignite's team will work...Read More»

Facebook check-in kiosk using RFID
Mercedes-Benz Automates Facebook Check-Ins At PGA Tourney

Back in April, Mercedes-Benz tried its hand at geolocation, offering a $1,000 discount to shoppers who checked in on Foursquare at the 2011 New York Auto Show. Now, the company is trying something a little different: automated Facebook check-ins using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
DriveSRT Shows Proper Way To Handle Fake Facebook Fan Page

There are two ways of handling sticky situations: the proper way and the brash overly-aggressive way. We are happy to report Chrysler's DriveSRT social media team has just shown us it knows how to handle such situations the proper way. DriveSRT noticed what it deemed to be a fake SRT fan page on...Read More»

NYPD - Cushmans by Flickr user tom_hoboken
NYPD Scanning Social Media To Track Criminals Online

As bad-guy technology is evolving, police departments across the nation are scrambling to keep up. The NYPD's latest weapon in the fight against car theft: a crack social media team formed to help track and catch criminals. According to the New York Daily News, the new team will "mine social media"...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Teaser
Updated: 2012 Toyota Camry Teased On Twitter, Facebook

Update: Toyota has released yet another teaser shot today. While we drove the new 2012 Toyota Camry last week, we're still under a first-drive embargo until later this month. That won't stop us from bringing you this photo, though. Toyota just posted a sneak peek at the front end of the new 2012...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Teaser
Updated: Toyota Posts Yet Another 2012 Camry Teaser on Twitter, Facebook

Update: Toyota has released yet another teaser shot today. Toyota is clearly excited about the new 2012 Camry. So much so that it shared a teaser photo on Twitter and Facebook, for its social-media hardcores. Reactions from fans on Facebook overall seem to be positive. With over 200 likes and 55...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Test Drive A 2012 Ford Focus And Share On Facebook

Ride and drives are nothing new, but integrating Facebook and lasers brings the concept to a whole new level. Later this month Ford will launch its "Start More Than A Car. Get More Than A Test Drive" event. After a kick-off in Chicago on August 22, the marketing event goes on to 21 cities...Read More»

Toyota 'Auto-Biography' with videos from Xtranormal
Animate Your Own Toyota Story Using Xtranormal

You've heard of Xtranormal -- or at least you've seen the video that a Best Buy employee created with it, lampooning mindless iPhone fanboys. Xtranormal provides a quick and easy way to animate stories with cute, 3D cartoon characters, and now, Toyota is using the service to help Facebook fans...Read More»

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