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Fred Savage, Hired to Do Honda Voiceovers, Wants to Practice by Narrating Your Home Videos Getting in game shape

Fred Savage will soon be the new voice of Honda. But he's not exactly a voiceover specialist (that's Daniel Stern you're thinking of, Wonder Years fans). So, Honda agency RPA…

October 21, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

Here’s Why Automakers Are Ahead of the Game in Digital Honda tests new tool for programmatic Facebook ads

For years, automakers were synonymous with branding-based advertising, but the shift to digital has steered more of them toward direct-response marketing. Of course, sizable ad budgets help, but there’s more…

October 21, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT

Watch a Clerk Shock Customers by Haggling Over Groceries in Campaign for Edmunds.com You wouldn't do it for food. Why do it for a car?

It's common practice to haggle for a better price at a car dealership. But at a grocery store? In American supermarkets, at least, it just doesn't happen. Until now. Car shopping…

October 21, 2014, 8:01 AM EDT

Nissan's CMO Explains How Digital Is Changing the Future of Car Advertising Sophisticated marketing needed for sophisticated shoppers

Nissan's CMO Roel de Vries is bullish on digital, and for good reason—80 to 90 percent of the car-buying experience now starts online. Car shoppers already know exactly what model…

October 16, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

Fiat Accidentally Took Viagra and Grew a Bigger Car, Says New Ad That's Total Poppycock Ready to get 'a little excited' by the 500X?

There are ads where you can't quite believe the premise, and this is one of them. How did the Fiat 500X SUV come to be? Well, it seems a little Fiat…

October 15, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Peugeot Remakes 1984 Ad, Taking the Stunt Driving From Crazy to Insane A worthy sequel for the GTi

In 1984, Peugeot introduced its 205 GTi with a wild, James Bond-esque commercial in which the car was seen being chased across a snowy expanse by a plane dropping explosives. Thirty…

October 13, 2014, 11:48 AM EDT

Hot Wheels Climbs In for Vanguard's Third Fun, Furious Stop-Motion Toy Car Chase Driven to fantasy

IDEA: Vanguard Pictures won plenty of fans with its first two, unbranded Nitro Warriors films—see them here and here—exquisitely made stop-motion shorts that showed toy cars in wonderfully frenetic car…

October 7, 2014, 9:10 AM EDT

Volvo Really Takes the Plunge in Powerful Ad That Leaves the Car on Shore Grey London's 'The Swell'

In its first global campaign for Volvo, Grey London strives for a "quietly epic" tone to position the Swedish nameplate more firmly in the premium auto space. Director Marcus Söderlund,…

September 29, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

For Nationwide's Matthew Jauchius, Marketing Is the Best Policy 2014 Brand Genius winner for financial services

Promoting insurance services has traditionally relied on earnest pitchmen or scenes of car trips gone awry. But exotic birds? Nationwide’s spots in the recent past featured scenes like a guy sitting…

September 29, 2014, 12:04 AM EDT

Trudy Hardy Drives BMW to Olympics Glory 2014 Brand Genius winner for automotive

The U.S. bobsled team took home one silver and three bronze medals at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. And BMW scored marketing gold. Lots of brands ink sponsorship deals…

September 29, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

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