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Subaru Introduces The World's Worst Weatherman
Subaru Introduces The World's Worst Weatherman

Subaru has just announced a new marketing campaign highlighting the fact that with a Subaru the weather doesn't matter. The humorous video spots make use of the world's worst weatherman. The new marketing campaign is being launched across multiple social media networks including both Facebook and...Read More»

Honda Loves You Back Campaign
Honda Hits One Million Fans On Facebook, Shows Love For Its Fans

As more and more automakers hit the magic one-million fan mark on Facebook, the way each one thanks its fans becomes more important. Honda is the latest to join the one-million Facebook fans club as it passed the mark this weekend. To say thank you to its fans, Honda is showing its fans how it is a...Read More»

2012 Audi A7 U.S.-spec premiere
Study Says Audi Has Most Engaged Fans On Facebook

You hear the term everyday: engagement. It's almost become a dirty word if you can't back it up with numbers. Today a new study finds that Audi has the most engaged fans on Facebook. Beating the likes of Justin Bieber, Chamillionaire, and even Lady Gaga, Audi has 47 more likes per post on average...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe live photos
Check In At The 2011 New York Auto Show, Get A $1,000 Discount From Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes has been slower than other automakers to dip its shiny metal toe into the waters of geolocation apps. But this weekend, the boys (and girls) of Benz are plunging headlong into things by offering $1,000 vouchers in exchange for Foursquare check-ins at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The way it...Read More»

Google Map Maker
Video: Google Map Maker Lets You Edit Maps In The U.S.

Sometimes, even smart people get led astray. They think they know exactly where they're going, they follow directions to a tee, then -- BAM -- they hit a wall. Or a soccer field. Or a dead end that wasn't shown on the satnav. Now, they can change things -- and you can too, with Google Map Maker...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic 'Study Break' sweepstakes
Yo, Freshman: Wanna Win A 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe?

This week, the auto world's attention is focused on major motor shows in New York and Shanghai, but in-between the two, there's a special promotion that ought to interest college kids (or anyone else who'd like a new car). For the next several weeks, Honda is giving students in Arizona and...Read More»

Toyota Prius Eco-Greenhouse in MONOPOLY Millionaires game by Electronic Arts
Monopoly Millionaires Lets You Pass Go, Collect $200, And Save The Planet In A Virtual Toyota Prius

Weary of pulling weeds on Farmville? Been around the block one too many times in Car Town? Need a new way to look busy in your cubicle without actually being busy? Look no further than Monopoly Millionaires -- now with special add-ins from Toyota. For the next 12 months, folks who play Monopoly...Read More»

Fast Five trailer playing at Car Town drive-in cinema
Car Town's Virtual World Offers Real-World Amenities -- Including Fast Five Movie Tickets

Last summer, we announced the launch of a new app on Facebook: Car Town. It was meant to be the gearhead's answer to Farmville and Petville and other social games that encourage obsessive-compulsive types to do repetitive chores in a virtual world while presumably ignoring their chores in this one...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
The New Volvo Hates Its Fans (But Loves Its Lawyers)

For years, Volvo was the redheaded stepchild of Ford Motor Company, and even before the recession hit in 2008, Ford had begun looking to find a new home for the Swedish marque. Though a foster parent was soon found in China, Ford's negotiations with Geely took a long time to resolve and undid much...Read More»

iMingle
Need Insurance? iMingle Offers Policy Discounts To You And Your Facebook Friends

No one enjoys paying for insurance. It's like placing a bet that something terrible is going to happen, and really, who wants to think about that? Making matters worse: rates always seem to be on the increase, and you're never entirely sure that you're getting the best deal. Thanks to the internet...Read More»

CPT002 concept phone from Aston Martin and Mobiado
For Better Or Worse, Aston Martin Develops Luxury Concept Phone

Aston Martin has been busy lately, showing off its new 2012 Virage and reminding us about the impending return of the Lagonda line at the Geneva Motor Show. Now, the company has scooted to another gathering in another Swiss city: the annual watch and jewelry show known as BaselWorld. There Aston...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Need A Car? State Farm Giving Away 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid On Facebook

As insurers go, State Farm is one of America's more venerable institutions. It's the one often used by our parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. But from the ad campaigns we've seen, State Farm hasn't been aggressively focused on reaching younger drivers -- at least not as focused as...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Lincoln Sponsoring Free New York Times Access Through 2011

Do you read the news daily on NYTimes.com? If so, you could find yourself sponsored. Lincoln, the luxury division of Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F], is paying for the subscriptions of about 200,000 online readers through the year. That's a value of about $150. There's one major catch to the deal...Read More»

Entries in Saab's banner ad competition
Saabs United Founder Joins Saab's Social Media Team

Despite all the turmoil Saab has gone through in the last year, there has been a ton of support from the fans of this quirky Swedish car company. At this point, many Saab fans know about the blog Saabs United. This morning Saab announced it has hired Steven Wade, founder of Saabs United. As of...Read More»

Entries in Saab's banner ad competition
Saab Wants You To Design The World's Best Banner Ad. Good Luck.

Nobody loves banner ads. They're often garish to the point of being offensive, and they take up space that could otherwise be used for news, reviews, syllogisms, or whatever the kids are into these days. Worst of all: they're not very effective for advertisers. But Saab hopes to change all that...Read More»

Car being loaded onto flat bed tow truck
The Repo Man Cometh -- But Not On Facebook

Late last summer, we sent a warning to anyone who might be behind on a car note, credit card, or mortgage: don't accept that mysterious Facebook friend request! At the time, we'd begun hearing stories about creditors tracking borrowers' activities on social networks, then using those same networks...Read More»

Rinspeed BamBoo concept
Rinspeed BamBoo: Forward-Thinking Concept, Or Deathtrap For Generation Y?

For weeks -- nay, months -- we've been puzzling over the Rinspeed BamBoo. That's not surprising; Swiss tuner Rinspeed is known for rolling out wacky, weird, and occasionally, idiotic concept vehicles. (Though they sometimes earn points for pushing the envelope.) But the BamBoo is different. The one...Read More»

Experian Automotive's CheckMyRide.com
Love Your Car? Share That Love On The New Social Network, CheckMyRide.com

People are passionate about their cars -- if they weren't, we'd be out of a job. But some people are more enthusiastic than others, and for those folks, Experian Automotive has created a new social network, CheckMyRide.com. The site's premise is pretty straightforward: users create accounts, then...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Wants To Send You On The Adventure Of A Lifetime In A 2011 Explorer

Ready for some adventure? Ford certainly hopes so. Building on the social media success of its Fiesta Movement, Ford has launched the "Go. Do. Adventures" contest to promote the 2011 Ford Explorer. Just tell Ford about your dream adventure vacation, and if you're lucky, Scott Monty & Co. will...Read More»

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