AutoGuide Week-In-Reverse: 1,000 Karmas Sold, Stick-Shift M6

AutoGuide Week-In-Reverse: 1,000 Karmas Sold, Stick-Shift M6
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The automotive industry is a global business that is constantly evolving and growing, and we here at AutoGuide know it can be hard to keep up sometimes. So here is a summary of the top stories you may have missed this week: Fisker Sold Over 1,000 Karmas this Year Fisker will recall a selection of its Karma exotic… Continue Reading...

GM Might Return to Facebook Advertising: Exec Says

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GM Might Return to Facebook Advertising: Exec Says
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GM’s about-face advertising policy raised a few eyebrows this month, but based on the latest from GM global chief marketing officer Joel Ewanick, the company might not be quite as far over the cuckoo’s nest as you might think. Continue Reading...

Online Automotive Advertising to Grow in 2012: Study Says

Online Automotive Advertising to Grow in 2012: Study Says
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It’s no secret that the auto industry is recovering. Chrysler is reporting 20 percent sales gains in the U.S. over last year and Toyota is surging back from its tsunami-hampered supply problems in 2011. What’s next? Advertising, and more money to spend on it. Continue Reading...

Bridgestone Custom Colored Tires Announced

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Bridgestone Custom Colored Tires Announced
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Bridgestone announced a development in tire printing technology last month that allows new stylistic possibilities. White-wall tires and white lettering harken back to cars with cranks, though neither the tires nor the cars are common today. Bridgestone wanted to change that by finding a solution for bright designs printed onto the sidewall of tires that… Continue Reading...

Sexy Fiat Super Bowl Ad Boasts Biggest Online Traffic Increase

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Sexy Fiat Super Bowl Ad Boasts Biggest Online Traffic Increase
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This Fiat 500 Abarth ad hit the spot with viewers, and showed the biggest increase in internet traffic during the course of the Super Bowl. Edmunds revealed that the commercial showed the greatest increase of traffic to the models page on their site. Using measurements at 7 different points during Sundays game, Edmunds found that the… Continue Reading...

2013 Lexus GS Marketing Push Going High-Tech, Interactive

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2013 Lexus GS Marketing Push Going High-Tech, Interactive
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The Lexus GS has been around for a while, and has often gone unnoticed. Maybe it just couldn’t compete with it’s European counterparts? Or maybe it just wasn’t advertised enough? Lexus is hoping for the latter, and is aiming to correct that issue with a multi-pronged advertising campaign to help support the launch of the… Continue Reading...

Toyota’s Spams Twitter in Latest Social Media Campaign

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Toyota’s Spams Twitter in Latest Social Media Campaign
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Toyota wasn’t kidding when it called The Camry Effect “one of the most ambitious social media campaigns we’ve ever implemented.” In the days leading up to the super bowl, Twitter users were spammed by a whole army of Toyota’s verified Twitter accounts. Users who tweeted anything in regards to the big game, especially with hashtags… Continue Reading...

Chevy Volt Super Bowl Ad Looks to Recreate Chrysler’s “Imported from Detroit” Buzz

Chevy Volt Super Bowl Ad Looks to Recreate Chrysler’s “Imported from Detroit” Buzz
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Everything is big news in a small town, especially the chance at being featured in a Super Bowl commercial. For one small town, that possibility may become a reality if General Motors decides to run an ad they shot featuring Hamtramck, Michigan. The little town of about 20,000 people is all a twitter over their chance… Continue Reading...

Audi R8 GT Billboard Warns Locals

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Audi R8 GT Billboard Warns Locals
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Audi knows a thing or two about thumbing their nose at the world. The question is if people generally take it in stride or take offense. Their latest advertising escapade (shown above) is probably one of the more unabashed examples of their cocksure style. A Chicago area Audi dealership sold an R8 GT and decided… Continue Reading...

Fiat 500 Sales Missing Targets, Chrysler Blaming Marketing Strategy

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Fiat 500 Sales Missing Targets, Chrysler Blaming Marketing Strategy
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Sales targets for the Fiat 500 were set at an ambitious 6,000 units per month, and surprise surprise, the car isn’t meeting them. This might be due to the fact that it’s a subcompact, foreign branded car in a market where gasoline is (relatively) cheap and large vehicles reign supreme. Or it could be the… Continue Reading...

The Next Big Thing for Advertising – Rental Cars

The Next Big Thing for Advertising – Rental Cars
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The next big thing for advertising might be mobile billboards in the form of vinyl wraps for rental cars. It’s already happening in Atlanta. The folks at Budget Rent A Car of Atlanta are working with Wrap Media Group, a company that specializes in promotional vinyl car wraps cars. The result is drivable billboard that you… Continue Reading...

Agency Behind Sexy Kia Ads Banned from Cannes, Stripped of Awards

Agency Behind Sexy Kia Ads Banned from Cannes, Stripped of Awards
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As it turns out, Kia‘s inappropriately sexy ads that spread like wildfire through the blogosphere just a few weeks ago, weren’t Kia ads at all. Designed to help loosely deliver the message that the Korean automaker now has a dual-zone climate control system (showing two sides to the same story), the print ads drew plenty… Continue Reading...
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