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Royal Purple Wants To Send You To SEMA
Royal Purple Wants To Send You To SEMA

Have you been dreaming about attending the SEMA show? Royal Purple just might have your ticket. It is running two Facebook contests which will end up sending three winners to the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The first Facebook contest, "The Royal Purple Show It Off At SEMA," launched yesterday on the...Read More»

Porsche prototype testing, from the Porsche Facebook page
Porsche Creates Controversy With New Facebook Photo

Art students learn that good work is about contrast. Black and white, filigree and shadow, weight and airiness: look at your favorite paintings and photographs, and you'll find that most rely on some kind of tension. Porsche is pushing that tension in a new photo posted to its Facebook page -- and...Read More»

Stop Subaru in Saudi Facebook Ad
Saudi Women Drivers Create Stop-Subaru Facebook Ad

A week ago, a group called Saudi Women for Driving asked Subaru to stop selling cars in Saudi Arabia until women are allowed to drive. Today the group launched a Facebook ad campaign to put pressure on Subaru. Three weeks ago, women drove in circles around the Saudi embassy in Washington, D.C., to...Read More»

2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe
2012 MINI Coupe, Focus Doug, Brooklyn's 'Gran Torino' Shooter: Today's Car News

The 2012 MINI Coupe is finally official, and comes with a $22,000 base price. [MotorAuthority] The numbers behind Ford's Focus Doug social media campaign have finally hit the interwebz. Looks like the politically incorrect orange puppet is a hit. [SocialCarNews] Many new cars now come without spare...Read More»

Focus Doug
Focus Doug: Has The Campaign Been Successful? By The Numbers

It's been three months since we told you about Ford's Focus Doug social media campaign. We even got to use the term amazeballs in the post. Now that the campaign has had some time to grow, let's take a look at the numbers to see if the campaign has been a success. Ford's Digital Marketing Manager...Read More»

Million Mile Joe and his 1990 Honda Accord. Image: Honda
Million Milers: Which New Car Would You Want For The Long Haul? #YouTellUs

Most people would never consider keeping their cars past 200,000 miles. After about 100,000 miles cars start needing work. Whether it is timing belts and water pumps, or suspension bits, many people just decide it's time for a new car. But then there are people like Irv Gordon and Million-Mile Joe...Read More»

Team JapSpeed IJZ Subaru Impreza
JapSpeed IJZ Subaru Impreza Stolen, Recovered Via Facebook and Twitter

We've heard stories about stolen cars being recovered with the help of social media. We've even seen the police trying to use social media to recover stolen vehicles. Now comes the story of a unique car being stolen from a display stand at an auto show. This past Sunday Team JapSpeed's IJZ Subaru...Read More»

2012 Nissan GT-R EGOIST
Nissan Views GT Academy As A Social Media Success

Have you ever been playing a racing video game and thought to yourself, "I bet I'd be a great driver on the track in real life." Of course you have, and Nissan knows it. That's why it worked with Sony, the creators of Gran Turismo 5, to create what is known the GT Academy. Nissan started a contest...Read More»

Texting while driving
Will Facebook In Cars Become Illegal?

The government is flexing its regulatory muscle again, and this time it's against social media on the road. While car manufacturers are looking for more ways to integrate technology, like Ford SYNC to monitor your vitals, they are coming under fire from the federal level to minimize gadgetry...Read More»

L2's Facebook IQ survey for 2011
BMW Zooms To The Front Of The Pack On Facebook

If you're on Facebook, you understand its allure, its dazzling ability to connect you with friends, fremenies, people you'd thought you'd forgotten, and others you wished you had. If you're not on Facebook...well, you will be. Facebook -- or at least the social, interconnected, sharable info model...Read More»

Kumho Tires DRIVE iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch racing game
Car Driving Games Go Social Via Fupa

Do you like driving games? Do you like social gaming? We thought Fupa meant something else, but apparently it's a gaming company out of San Francisco that's just launched a new car driving games website that you might want to bookmark, if you like lots of ads pre-gaming some pretty basic, though...Read More»

Kelley Blue Book
Kelley Blue Book Goes Social for New Site

With the launch of a revamped Web site this week, Kelley Blue Book is taking a bigger leap into the world of social media. The update of the consumer Web site, KBB.com, comes after an intensive two-year effort to refresh all the site's live data and to give the brand a more personal presence, says...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In
'Toyota Friend' Links Driver, Car, Dealer and Factory

Toyota has developed a new telematics system called “Toyota Friend”, which looks to bring interactive social media into your Toyota automobile. Developed jointly between Toyota and Salesforce.com, the system allows communication between the driver, the car, the dealership and the...Read More»

The open road
Sears Wants To Send You On A Fantasy Road Trip: Contest

Hankering to feel the wind in your hair, but can't swing the dough to pull off an epic road trip? Never fear: if you've got the right stuff (and a video camera), Sears Auto Center might be willing to foot the bill. For the second year in a row, Sears Auto Center is sponsoring the "Exploring My...Read More»

Cadillac on Foursquare
Cadillac Comes To Foursquare: Discuss

Cadillac used to be the car of grandparents' dreams: solid, dependable, and staid. It said, "Yes, I've arrived...at Denny's for the early bird special." In recent years, though, Caddy has been making a play for younger drivers. Design has gotten bolder and edgier, and the company has tapped...Read More»

Honda Sounds of Civic contest
Honda Is Looking For The Next Justin Bieber (Or Lady Gaga): Video

When Honda launched its first marketing salvo for the revamped 2012 Civic, we were underwhelmed -- mostly because we're grammar nerds and the campaign's tagline has a major error front-and-center. Honda's next Civic promotion, however, looks much better, and it might even yield some good music (or...Read More»

Toyota 100 Cars for Good campaign
Visit Facebook To Give 100 Toyotas To 100 Nonprofits: Video

A few weeks ago, we told you about Toyota's "Ideas for Good" competition, which encouraged scientists, inventors, and average Joes (and Janes) to put Toyota technologies to new uses. Now comes another community-minded contest from the automaker, which will give 100 Toyota vehicles to 100 U.S...Read More»

Gas pump
Murphy USA Offers Gas Discounts On Foursquare (But Customers Seem Confused)

Gas prices in the U.S. hit the $4 mark earlier this week, and Murphy USA is hoping to ease the burden on drivers by offering discounts on Foursquare. Judging from comments on Facebook and Twitter, though, we're not so sure that customers are pleased. The offer was announced yesterday on Murphy's...Read More»

Used car salesman
Social Media Is Fun, But Why Isn't It Selling Cars?

We here at SocialCarNews will be the first to advocate that social media is fun. Connecting with people across the world over your passion is a new way of making friends. But while it may be fun, a new report from Automotive News says it isn't selling cars. A poll performed last summer by R.L. Polk...Read More»

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