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Topic: General Motors

How Doug Ellin Turned Entourage Into the New Paragon of Product Placement

A seamless collaboration of brands and bros

For filmmaker Doug Ellin, who is as passionate about cars as he is movies, it was love at first sight. A few years ago, Ellin—creator of HBO's brilliant Hollywood send-up Entourage…

IMM Uses a Data-Driven Approach to Hone Its Creative for Clients

Digital shop even has an IBM super computer

Specs Who From left: Founder, CEO Adam Edelman; svp, ecd Kyle Taylor; svp, solutions Gina Lee; svp, strategy Zach Baze; COO Jeremy Leonard What Full-service digital agency Where Boulder, Colo. At the heart of…

Why an Agency Founder Dropped His Ph.D. Ambitions to Tackle Marketers' Real-World Challenges

From a beach in the deep South

Specs Who From left: CCO Scott Seymour; president, CEO Kevin Meany; creative strategy and ideation vp Larry McGearty What Promotion-driven marketing services agency Where Hilton Head, S.C. After college, Kevin Meany took a break…

New MLB Commish Says Digital Media and Hispanic Marketing Can Grow Baseball

Rob Manfred also wants faster play, in-market streaming and more social

Rob Manfred's reign as the 10th commissioner of Major League Baseball will begin in earnest Sunday night with the first pitch of the regular season. The 56-year-old former lawyer, who…

GMC Touts Precision in New Ads from Leo Burnett

Brand will double its media spending this year

General Motors said it will doubling down on GMC's media spending for 2015 amid a long-term plan to grow the brand in the next 10 years. The first step in the…

Car Brands Are Starting to Get the Marketing Data They've Always Wanted

Digital ad targeting and auto designs are better for it

The car industry isn't slowing down when it comes to employing more data for everything from vehicle malfunctions to marketing. In fact, in terms of digital advertising, the category looks like…

Lexus Aims for Super Bowl Impact, While Other Car Brands Sit on the Sideline

Fewer automakers play in this year's Big Game

While some automakers are pulling back on Super Bowl ads this year, Lexus and agency Walton Isaacson have committed to making their second sppearance in the Big Game.  This year's commercial…

College Football Playoff Quickly Becomes a TV and Social Media Power Player

Real-time marketers are waking up to the new 'big game'

College football, which culminates Monday night with its first playoff championship game, is either in the process of building its own version of the Super Bowl or is setting the…

Here's How GM Uses Social Data to Improve Cars

Brands employ Twitter and Facebook feedback in new ways

When owners of the new Chevrolet Trax drive off lots in January, they will comment on everything from its built-in WiFi to its trunk space on Facebook, Twitter and auto…

Cadillac Leaves Lowe for Publicis

Global account shift came after months of meetings

Interpublic Group's reeingineering of how its agencies handle Cadillac's creative business was short-lived. Three months after the holding company consolidated the business at Lowe Campbell Ewald, eliminating sister shop Hill Holliday…

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