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This Dog's Road Trip Stretching Routine Might Be the Best Reason to Buy a Citroen Well, or maybe the fuel efficiency

Citroen puts on the dog once again in this commercial with an anthropomorphized mutt who charmingly works out the muscle kinks and stiffness of a long drive when its owner…

September 18, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

IPG Kills Rogue Unit Dedicated to Cadillac Lowe is now brand lead

Interpublic Group has killed the Rogue group it established in June 2013 to handle Cadillac's creative business. The IPG team, which took over from Publicis Groupe’s Fallon, consisted of Hill Holliday,…

September 9, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT

Toyota Sees 45% Boost in Traffic Through Targeted Mobile Ads Takes aim at competitors’ customers

The automotive industry has long been viewed as the sweet spot for location-based marketing, with campaigns that track all parts of the car-buying process. But brands have been reluctant to…

September 7, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT

Study: Buick, Chevy See Increase in Consumer Satisfaction GM ads helped

While overall consumer automobile satisfaction dropped for a second straight year, two brands saw an increase: General Motor’s Buick and Chevrolet. The findings come from the American Customer Satisfaction Index…

August 26, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

Kia's Hamsters Are Back, and Getting Lucky With Sexy Lady-Hamster Girlfriends Electric vehicle tests lead to some unsettling experiments

Kia's oddly endearing and enduring hamsters have returned, this time dabbling in experiments that make Weird Science look scientifically responsible by comparison. The new ad from David&Goliath for the plug-in 2015…

August 21, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

Hyundai Will Air an 11-Minute Sci-Fi Film During the Ad Breaks of TNT's Legends Premiere Brand will also sponsor show's digital stream

Serious commercials are hard to do well, but when you're doing content specifically for TNT's upcoming Sean Bean spy thriller, Legends, it's sort of mandatory. So Hyundai and TNT turned to…

August 4, 2014, 3:11 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Is Toyota's Swagger Wagon Sequel Good Cringey or Bad Cringey? Kids (and Busta Rhymes) step up in sequel to viral hit

Swagger Wagon, Toyota's white-hot viral hit of 2010 (or at least the whitest viral hit of 2010), has pulled back into the cul-de-sac for a new round of awkward suburban…

August 4, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

Hot Wheels Rolls a Life-Size Darth Vader Car Into Comic-Con Sure to inspire some heavy breathing

To promote its new line of Star Wars-themed character cars and die-cast ships, Hot Wheels showed up at San Diego Comic-Con this week with a life-size Darth Vader car. The car,…

July 25, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

Honda Targets Hispanic Millennials by Mocking the Way Brands Target Hispanic Millennials Bilingual ads bust open the 'box of clichés'

Young Latino consumers: They're hip! They're mobile! They lead active, on-the-go lifestyles! They're also, you know, pretty much like anybody else—though that's something marketers rarely want to hear when they're paying…

July 18, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: July 4-11 A Thai tearjerker, a Lego lesson and a well deserved beer. Vote for your favorite spot

In this week's best ads, two mobile companies—Samsung and Thailand's DTAC—are as far away in their marketing approaches as they are geographically, with the former continuing its attacks on Apple…

July 11, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

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