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Study Finds Mercedes Advertising Outperforms Competitors Across the Board Asked users to respond to 250,000 ads in print, digital and TV

Over the past few months, Mercedes' digital team has nimbly worked a number of social platforms to build brand awareness. But a new study launching today from Phoenix Marketing International…

November 5, 2014, 9:34 AM EST

Are These Ads Prejudiced Against Car Dealers? They don't want to be called the H-word

Car buying is a delicate negotiation, but don’t call it haggling. Edmunds.com found that out the hard way with a YouTube ad campaign that spoofed car salesmen with videos involving…

October 24, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT

Twitter Has Fun With Elon Musk's 'D' Unfortunately named car reminds Internet of penis slang

Elon Musk’s model D car is the most unfortunately named product since the iPad reminded consumers of feminine hygiene. So when Musk promised to "unveil the D" last night, you…

October 10, 2014, 12:48 PM 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

BMW Moves Into Zipcar’s Territory Car-sharing program boosts brand

To win over trendy young drivers, BMW is launching a new on-street car-sharing service this month in San Francisco. Drivers will be able to rent BMW electric cars that are…

May 16, 2014, 11:29 AM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: May 9-16 Brands are driving, riding and never looking back. Vote for your favorite

Save for a Coca-Cola ad that leans heavily on cuteness, all of this week's best ads seem to meander around a central theme of moving, either on or forward (preferably,…

May 16, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: April 11-18 Life lessons abound in these brand stories

You can learn a lot from this week's best new commercials.  Centenarians shared the wisdom of their long lives in a Dodge ad highlighting its 100th anniversary. A boy with one…

April 18, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

Study: Facebook Ads Influence Car Shoppers Mid-Funnel Research revs up social advertising narrative

Facebook has doggedly tried to prove its advertising mettle to automotive brands since General Motors famously yanked its paid budget in May 2012, only to return to the social platform…

January 15, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Avis, Zipcar Deal Meets Marketing Challenges Word-of-mouth essential to car-sharing business model

For established corporate brands like Avis, buying a trendy “sharing economy” business like Zipcar is akin to gaining custody of an unruly child. Sharing companies build their brands on a…

January 15, 2013, 6:04 AM EST

Lincoln's 'Social' Super Bowl Spot; New Branding Strategy Automaker unveils integrated campaign and in-house agency

Lincoln has purchased a Super Bowl XLVII spot—its first commercial during the big game—that its marketing brass says will be “extremely social.” Reps for the Ford Motor Company have been tight-lipped regarding…

December 3, 2012, 6:00 AM EST

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