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Topic: General Motors

Consumer Groups Claim That CarMax's Ads Are Deceptive

Urge F.T.C. to investigate

A coalition of 11 consumer groups is calling on the Federal Trade Commision to investigate CarMax for using deceptive advertising, writes Chistopher Jensen for The New York Times. The groups claim that…

Automaker Resorts to Hypnotizing Drivers (Yes, Really) to Make Them Like Its Cars

Opel makes you very sleepy

German automaker Opel isn't a household name in the U.S., but in Europe it is synonymous with "extremely boring car," "kinda lame" and "crap car." These are words straight from…

John Oliver's Parody Ad Skewers GM With Bleak Phrases From an Internal Memo

These cars totally aren't 'Kevorkianesque'

While it's true HBO is not an ad-supported network, Last Week Tonight's John Oliver made an exception Sunday, uttering the words rarely heard on the premium cable network: "We'll be…

TBS Primes the Pump for Its First Final Four

Turner net’s marketing push designed to help fans break a 32-year habit

As TBS gears up to host its first-ever Final Four, the Turner network is pulling out all the stops on the promotional front. In a sense, the TBS marketing team’s…

Retail, Automotive Biggest Spenders in 2013

P&G, GM, AT&T among Kantar's top 10 spenders for the year

The absence of the Summer Olympics and political spending in fall 2013 (compared to their presence in 3Q 2012) may have put a damper on advertising expenditures, but total ad revenue…

Top 10 Auto Brands for Sprint Subscribers

Infographic shows Toyota is winning this lead gen battle

Automotive brands have long circled the field of Google marketing like robins on a worm hunt, trying to snatch up consumers and drive them to lead-generation landing pages. And such…

NatGeo's hit Brain Games

Killing Jesus Will Be 4 Hours Long With a Teleplay by the Writer of the Wild Bunch

NatGeo upfront features lots of renewals

Yes, the Bill O'Reilly book-based special to end all Bill O'Reilly book-based specials is too large for just one evening: the National Geographic Channel will air Killing Jesus (to be…

Chevy and AT&T Need Help Understanding All Their Data

Here's where media agencies can play a crucial role

Among marketing chiefs, it's a familiar refrain: We're awash in data about consumers and our products, but what does it all mean? So, it was not surprising that in their appearances…

Blue Chippers Return to the Red Carpet

American Express, McDonald’s, Sprint spiff up for Oscars

While two of the biggest advertisers have rotated out of ABC’s Academy Awards broadcast, many more blue-chip sponsors are returning to the Red Carpet. As first reported by Adweek, General Motors…

Two of the Oscars' Biggest Sponsors Have Decided Not to Return This Year

Rivals have already swooped in

After a lengthy stretch during which they served as exclusive category sponsors of the Academy Awards, Hyundai and Coca-Cola have decided to leave the red carpet behind. The automaker and soft…

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