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PHILIP NUSSEL

A mixed message about GM's PR -- but why?

3:44 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
If a company changes its head of public relations in the midst of a public relations crisis that stems from a recall crisis, does that not send a certain message? Yes, unless the company is General Motors.... Read More »

 

GM seeks new PR boss, replaces human resources chief

11:21 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
General Motors today said its public-relations chief is leaving and appointed a new head of human resources, with both moves effective immediately. A GM spokesman, Greg Martin, said the actions are not connected to the company's ongoing recall crisis, but rather a result of Mary Barra's appointment as CEO three months ago.... Read More »

 

Honda, Acura, dealers tangle for Google ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
A battle is shaping up among Honda, Acura and their dealers for control of Google shoppers. Competition for keywords can drive up Google ad prices. It's a quandary Honda Motor Co. and its Acura brand seem intent on tackling.... Read More »

 

Ford moves Europe exec Cortesi to global corporate communications role

April 11, 2014 06:01 CET
Ford of Europe executive Elena Cortesi has been given a global role as the automaker's corporate communications manager.... Read More »

 

GM investors unshaken as recall cuts $3 billion in stock market value

1:48 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Some of GM's institutional investors say they're keeping faith in the stock after the recall crisis wiped out more than $3 billion in shareholders' value over four weeks. CEO Mary Barra has apologized for the lives lost in accidents tied to an ignition switch defect and promised an aggressive investigation into why it took so long to do anything even though some at GM knew about the faulty switches as early as 2001.... Read More »

 

Barra hearing lampooned on 'Saturday Night Live'

1:05 pm U.S. ET | April 6, 2014
Lawmakers showed little mercy for General Motors CEO Mary Barra during last week's Congressional hearings. Neither did the comedy writers at "Saturday Night Live" for the show's April 5 opening skit.... Read More »

 

New Corvette gets driven by Scarlett Johansson in 'Captain America'

1:15 pm U.S. ET | April 5, 2014
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" opened nationwide this weekend. But they might as well call it "Scarlett Johansson Drives a Corvette Stingray" because movie-goers will witness a flood of product placements from General Motors.... Read More »

 

Comedian Jon Stewart rips GM over ignition switch recall

9:46 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2014
Last night on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the faux news-anchor and popular comedian targeted General Motors in a segment related to GM's ignition switch recall.... Read More »

 

Follow the GM recall hearings on autonews.com

4:03 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Automotive News on Tuesday will offer industry-leading multimedia coverage of the General Motors recall hearings before a U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.... Read More »

 

Hot hatch from VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Volkswagen looks to be cooking up something special for the folks who gather each May at Lake Woerthersee in Austria to celebrate the GTI hot hatch.... Read More »

 

New route to Google in-store reviews

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Two years ago, suspecting deceit, Google deleted virtually all customers' reviews of auto dealerships that were sent from dealerships' computers. But the debate about in-store reviews continues to rage.... Read More »

 

BlackBerry determined to maintain lead in connected-car technology

March 27, 2014 13:48 CET
BlackBerry says it's determined to keep its lead in connected-car software, even though its share of the global smartphone market has tumbled below 1 percent, crushed by rivals Apple and Google.... Read More »

 

Porsche Carrera GT not at fault in death of 'Fast & Furious' star Paul Walker, investigators say

8:26 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2014
The fiery car accident last year that killed Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker was caused by excessive speed and not mechanical failure, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said Tuesday, concluding an almost four-month investigation.... Read More »

 

BRUCE GAIN

Hollywood gives French brands a marketing boost

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2014
PSA and Renault are taking a battering in their slumping French domestic market, but globally the automakers are getting a big marketing boost from Hollywood's film industry.... Read More »

 

Google co-founder would send his money to Tesla's Musk

3:38 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2014
Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page says that when he dies he has a plan for where his billions should go -- not to charity, but to people like Tesla founder Elon Musk.... Read More »

 

Google drops shopping pilot, tests options

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Google has discontinued an auto shopping pilot program for dealerships in the San Francisco area but continues to roll out marketing products for automakers and dealers.... Read More »

 

Tesla hires Renault-Nissan chief spokesman Sproule in global push

March 13, 2014 06:01 CET
Tesla is hiring a veteran of Carlos Ghosn's Renault-Nissan alliance to manage its marketing and message as it prepares to push into China.... Read More »

 

Tesla hires Renault-Nissan chief spokesman Sproule in global push

1:55 pm U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
Tesla Motors, preparing to sell electric cars to China as it fights car dealers in the United States, is hiring a veteran of Carlos Ghosn's Renault-Nissan alliance to manage its marketing and message.... Read More »

 

Automakers tap smartphone technology in battle over city cars

March 8, 2014 06:01 CET
Carmakers are tapping smartphone technology to spruce up low-cost minicars and try to get an edge in a market that has grown to account for almost 10 percent of new-car sales in Europe.... Read More »

 

Google Glass faces driving bans as states move to bar use

2:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2014
Motorists in at least six states may be barred from using Google Glass, the eyewear device under test that can access the Internet and take photos with a blink.... Read More »

 

Rumored rwd Cadillac LTS spied

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
After more than a decade of rumors, a big, rear-wheel-drive Cadillac sedan looks to be a go.... Read More »

 

Photos hint at sleek look for next Chevy Cruze

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2014
The next-generation Chevrolet Cruze will get a more swept-back silhouette and sleeker headlights and taillights, based on recent spy photos.... Read More »

 

THAT '70S GRILLE

Next-gen Dodge Challenger spotted

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Chrysler Group's SRT performance brand was caught testing its next-generation Dodge Challenger variant.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

UAW vote at VW: not the top story in Chattanooga?

10:02 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Reporters have descended on Chattanooga from all over the country to see the result of the UAW vote that concludes today. But here in town, the election at Volkswagen AG's plant may not even be the most closely watched vote.... Read More »

 

Aston Martin slammed by China state media over handling of recall

Feb. 14, 2014 11:10 CET
Aston Martin has been slammed by China's state media over a recall of its luxury cars involving Chinese parts, saying the company is using stereotypes to mask its own shortcomings.... Read More »

 

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