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Automakers, NASCAR surprise Mandel in Autoweek

Longtime Autoweek publisher Dutch Mandel took his own personal checkered flag at the end of 2016. After 32 years at the magazine - owned by Crain Communications, publisher of Automotive News - six seven automakers and NASCAR didn't let Mandel leave Detroit without a proper send-off.

BMW to sit out Super Bowl for second straight year

BMW is not running a Super Bowl spot for the second year in a row, the brand confirmed today. The brand last ran an ad in the 2015 game to tout the

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Automakers, NASCAR surprise Mandel in Autoweek

Longtime Autoweek publisher Dutch Mandel took his own personal checkered flag at the end of 2016. After 32 years at the magazine - owned by Crain Communications, publisher of Automotive News - six seven automakers and NASCAR didn't let Mandel leave Detroit without a proper send-off.

New Chevy ad features Lego Batman with 'real people'

Chevy's "Real People, Not Actors" focus group campaign just took on a new task: Giving a psychological assessment of Batman, Lego-style. Chevrolet also unveiled a life-size Lego Batmobile made from 344,187 Lego bricks and required 1,833 hours to build.

Buick back for the big game

Buick, General Motors' fastest-growing U.S. brand in 2016, plans to advertise in the Super Bowl for a second consecutive year as it prepares to introduce three more new vehicles.

A polar bear on ice. What could go wrong?

White Bear Mitsubishi General Manager Richard Herod III was supposed to take a leisurely stroll on a hockey rink, along with the dealership's polar bear mascot, to pitch the Outlander crossover. But the bear could barely make it across the ice without falling. Instead of ignoring the wipeouts, the store store's ad agency compiled the hilarious tumbles into a blooper reel that White Bear posted on Facebook on Dec. 23. It soon went viral.

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