Advertising agencies

Land Rover to consolidate advertising work with agency Spark44

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2015

Land Rover is shifting its global strategic and creative ad accounts to Spark44, the same agency that handles sister brand Jaguar. Spark44 is jointly owned by its management and Jaguar Land Rover....
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GM switches ad agencies for Silverado

9:11 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015

General Motors said it has moved its Chevrolet Silverado ad account from Publicis Groupe's Leo Burnett to Interpublic's Commonwealth....
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GM hires new media-strategy director

12:33 pm U.S. ET | March 5, 2015

General Motors has hired Jonathan Halvorson as director of global media strategy and branded entertainment. The appointment is effective April 1....
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GMC doubles down with 10-year plan to boost U.S. share to 5%

12:30 pm U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

General Motors plans to roughly double its total spending on its GMC truck brand over the next decade with the goal of boosting its U.S. market share by two-thirds, the brand's top executive said today. Duncan Aldred, vice president of the GMC and Buick brands, said the doubling of investment in GMC will cut across vehicle development, marketing and other areas....
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Chevy Trax 'Hidden Gems' campaign leverages social media

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2015

Chevrolet is getting creative with its social media approach, using it to introduce a new vehicle. The 2015 Chevrolet Trax will be introduced in a social media campaign dubbed “Hidden Gems.”...
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Fiat Chrysler to review its digital agency business, report says

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has begun a digital agency review, people familiar with the matter told Advertising Age, an affiliate of Automotive News....
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BLOG: Cadillac has a new brand strategy involving subtlety and fashion

2:05 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2015

Bet you never thought you'd utter the words "Anna Wintour" and "Cadillac" in the same breath. Well, think again....
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VINCE BOND JR.

BLOG: How automakers fared capturing eyeballs during the Super Bowl

5:09 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Super Bowl advertisers used a variety of tactics to capture eyeballs Sunday night. It's about moving metal. But before they can do that, they need to draw consumers in....
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KRISHNAN ANANTHARAMAN

BLOG: One vehicle that deserved a Super Bowl ad

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2015

Back in January 2009, GM didn't have money for a Super Bowl commercial, but if it could have scraped together the funds, it had a golden opportunity to introduce the masses to the Chevy Volt....
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Many auto brands pass on Super Bowl ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

The Super Bowl has lost its allure this year for some auto brands that have used the big game to launch new products, choosing instead to use their ad budgets elsewhere. So far, six brands -- BMW, Kia, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Toyota -- are expected to run spots during the game, which airs next Sunday on NBC. Last year, 11 auto brands ran commercials during the game....
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VINCE BOND JR.

BLOG: Toyota channels Muhammad Ali for Camry Super Bowl spot

1:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Toyota channels boxing legend Muhammad Ali in its Camry Super Bowl spot about overcoming obstacles. “How Great I Am” was originally slated to run pre-game, but Toyota confirmed today that it will now run in the first quarter....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: The other side of the digital ad craze

7:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

One veteran ad agency owner has some advice for dealers pondering a shift in their marketing outlays: Don't be so quick to change horses....
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New Ram ads feature singer Miranda Lambert

7:14 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Ram's newest advertising blitz features singer Miranda Lambert and her song, “Roots and Wings,” written exclusively for the campaign. The campaign includes television, print, digital, social media and long form video elements....
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Nissan uses zany videos to boost Super Bowl spot

4:51 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

Nissan is letting YouTube stars add their own flavor to the automaker's Super Bowl storyline....
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CarMax starts media agency review, report says

7:43 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

CarMax, the largest US used-car retailer, has begun a media agency review, people familiar with the situation told Advertising Age....
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BMW to pitch i3 electric in Super Bowl

3:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015

BMW and Lexus will return to the Super Bowl after sitting on the bench for several years. BMW said today that it will pitch the i3 electric in a 60-second spot during the game’s first quarter. Meanwhile, Lexus will run its second Super Bowl commercial ever....
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Cadillac names Publicis Worldwide as new global ad agency

11:23 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2014

Cadillac today named Publicis Worldwide its new global advertising agency of record, replacing agencies controlled by Interpublic Group, which held the account since July 2013....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: Why it will be a different Nissan that returns to the Super Bowl

10:05 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2014

Jeremy Tucker was still in college the last time Nissan ran an ad during the Super Bowl back in 1997. Now 38 and vice president of US marketing for the automaker, Tucker will execute Nissan's return to the high-profile advertising stage in February....
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Nissan returns to Super Bowl advertising after nearly two decades

10:26 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

Nissan is returning to Super Bowl advertising after nearly 20 years away. A Nissan spokesman declined to say when the 60-second spot would run but confirmed that it will appear in-game and not during halftime....
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Fiat takes on 'Fix It Again, Tony' in spot for the 500X

11:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014

Fiat global brand head Olivier Francois calls Tony “the elephant in the room.” And for more than five years, Fiat has tried to run away from him, even though Tony does not exist, but no more. A new spot for the Fiat 500X finally takes on Tony -- the nom de guerre for the brand's decades-old quality woes in its “Fix It Again, Tony” English-language acronym....
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Chrysler blitzes American Music Awards

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2014

Chrysler on Sunday night launched an ad blitz during the American Music Awards that linked five of its brands to A-list recording artists in spots that co-promoted both the vehicles and Interscope singles....
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How the stars aligned with Chrysler brands

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2014

How did Chrysler decide which star fit best with which auto brand? Marissa Hunter, director of global brand advertising and head of Ram Truck brand advertising, laid it out like this....
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Infiniti set to name CP&B as its global advertising agency, report says

1:17 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2014

Infiniti is set to tap Crispin Porter + Bogusky as its global advertising agency after a drawn-out review, people familiar with the matter told Advertising Age, an affiliate of Automotive News....
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Toyota's first ad campaign from new marketing team to pitch Camry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2014

The first ad campaign created by Toyota Total, the automaker's multicultural marketing team, will break this weekend on some of the most mainstream programming around: NFL football....
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KC CRAIN

BLOG: Wrong move for Cadillac -- the creative vibe is in Detroit, not New York

11:28 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014

It seems like GM is missing a big opportunity in moving Cadillac's headquarters to trendy SoHo in New York. I know I'm biased, but I can't think of many cooler places to have a marketing office than Detroit....
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