Mini campaign will defy labels during OlympicsThu, 21, Jul 2016
Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields has dealt with a bevy of labels in her life. Shields -- who captured a gold medal during the London games in 2012 -- is one of eight current and former U.S. Olympians featured in the latest round of Mini's “Defy Labels” campaign.
BMW N.A. retains Interpublic's UM for media workWed, 20, Jul 2016
Interpublic Group's UM has retained BMW's North American media planning and buying account after a review. The agency has also picked up media planning for BMW-owned Mini, after previously handling buying.
A Benz for back roadsMon, 18, Jul 2016
Prototypes of Mercedes-Benz's E-class All-Terrain wagon have been caught testing on public roads. The new variant, based on the E-class Estate, will give Mercedes a rival to the Audi Allroad and Volvo Cross Country.
Jaguar's big crossoverMon, 18, Jul 2016
Spy photos signal that Jaguar is far along in developing a crossover larger than the compact F-Pace that went on sale in late spring. The so-called J-Pace is expected to go on sale in 2019.
Chevy opts out of sponsoring 'Wendy Williams Show' amid race controversyWed, 13, Jul 2016
Chevrolet won't renew a sponsorship deal with "The Wendy Williams Show" following controversial remarks the host made about historically black colleges and universities and the NAACP.
Google self-driving car project names general counsel as scrutiny risesTue, 12, Jul 2016
Google's self-driving car project has appointed its first general counsel, Ken Vosen, as U.S. regulators increase their scrutiny of autonomous vehicles. The move could be a sign that Google is preparing to make its self-driving car unit a separate company.
FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to ItalyMon, 11, Jul 2016
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, exactly seven years after arriving to work for the former Fiat S.p.A. in the US.
Dealers invest more in Facebook ads as Google search competition heats upMon, 11, Jul 2016
Facebook, which has a trove of data on its users to back up a growing portfolio of marketing services, is becoming a prime marketing vehicle for savvy auto dealers to reach low-funnel shoppers, especially in the wake of changes in how Google displays advertising.
Tesla mixes warnings and bravado about hands-free drivingTue, 05, Jul 2016
Tesla officially touts its partial self-driving Autopilot feature as a back-up to human drivers, but some of the car maker's comments -- and some high profile videos -- have led many drivers to think of it as a replacement.
Automakers rank high on annual ad-spending listTue, 28, Jun 2016
The Detroit 3 held their top-10 rankings unchanged on Advertising Age's list of the 200 Leading National Advertisers for 2015. Most other automakers slipped, as companies such as Amazon, Expedia and Merck climbed.
Glimpses of the redesigned Volvo XC60Mon, 27, Jun 2016
Spy photos of next year's redesigned Volvo XC60 show the midsize crossover with heavy cladding, making it difficult to tell whether the vehicle will look radically different from today's version.
Ford Escape stars in new series on Verizon video platformMon, 27, Jun 2016
The 2017 Ford Escape will help people avoid “capture” in a new series airing on Verizon’s recently-launched video platform. "The Runner," an original series from executive producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, will appear on Verizon's Go90 mobile video service, the company said Monday.