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Social media fall flat for car shopping, research finds

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014
The body of evidence continues to grow that social media are ineffective for selling vehicles....
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Birthday videos court consumers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Sure, interrupting the daily grind to sing "Happy Birthday" to a stranger on Facebook can be inconvenient....
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Ferrari, 21-year-old racer tussle for control of Facebook page

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 29, 2014
Sammy Wasem was 15 when he started a Ferrari fan page that would become one of the most popular car sites on Facebook. Six years later, he is in a legal battle with his favorite Italian sports-car maker in a case that may help define freedom of expression rights in social media....
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Ferrari fights 21-year-old racer for control of Facebook page

March 27, 2014 06:01 CET
Ferrari and amateur racecar driver Sammy Wasem are in a legal battle over a fan page Wasem started that has become one of Facebook's most popular car sites. The case may help define freedom of expression rights in social media....
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A mother's 'life mission': Seeking truth on GM's recall

5:52 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2014
In the month since GM recalled the car that her daughter died in, Laura Christian has taken it upon herself to make sure others know what she now knows. She has started a Facebook page called “GM Recall Survivors" as a way to connect victims’ families and share news stories....
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Ford social strategy: Listen more, push less

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Automotive marketers and sales executives salivate at the idea of influencing the growing contingent of connected consumers on social networks, but Ford's Scott Monty says there's more to social media than hawking products....
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Game ads work OT on viewers' 'second screens'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2014
Right after Peyton Manning's first-quarter interception toss to Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor in Super Bowl XLVIII, American Honda tweeted out a condolence video of sorts....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Facebook exec says network has untapped potential to influence car shoppers

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
There's an opening for automakers to boost brand consideration on Facebook within the sea of vacation photos and witty status updates....
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Studies: Auto industry-buyer communication uneven

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
The auto industry is doing a good job fielding social media questions from customers and shoppers, but dealerships too often fail to reach out to vehicle buyers after the sale, according to separate findings in a pair of new studies....
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Facebook exec joins speakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Kass Dawson, who took over in April as Facebook's head of Automotive, Global Vertical Strategy, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress next month in Detroit....
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Reuss closes the book on Facebook

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Mark Reuss shut down his Facebook account last week after a tart reply to a Web site that wrote dismissively about General Motors' shrinking U.S. market share. But GM's top executive for North America hasn't sworn off social media altogether. He also engaged last week in a friendly (we think) exchange with Chrysler's Ralph Gilles on Twitter....
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Reuss defends GM on Facebook, then deactivates account

5:58 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Mark Reuss, GM's top executive for North America, deactivated his Facebook account on Monday after he responded to a Web site that wrote dismissively about the company's shrinking U.S. auto market share....
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'A week didn't go by that I didn't think of quitting'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
Young Bert Boeckmann was disillusioned with the car business when he joined Galpin Ford in suburban Los Angeles as a salesman 60 years ago....
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Facebook's pitch to automakers: We have reach -- and the data to prove it

10:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Facebook revved up its charm offensive for the auto industry last month, holding its first "summits" in Detroit and Los Angeles for executives from Team Detroit, Carat, GM, Ford and Toyota....
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