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14Danica Patrick gets ridiculous new body for Super Bowl spot

For a number of years, the annual batch of Super Bowl ads has brought with it a risque spot from GoDaddy that features Danica Patrick, an online-only "red band" version and controversy. This year could be different, even as we get to see more of Danica's body than we ever have before - perhaps because GoDaddy has decided to humorously, instead of salaciously, advertise what it can do for you.

18Ron Burgundy returns for four more Dodge Durango ads

Dodge has released several more of its Anchorman 2-themed commercials, starring Will Ferrell as inept newsreader Ron Burgundy. The four spots, one of which is a sequel to a previous commercial, follow roughly the same pattern as previous ads, with Ferrell's Burgundy misunderstanding or generally making a fool of himself. For some of the ads, though, Burgundy is selling more than just Durangos – the red-suited host of San Diego's most watched news broadcast shilling the entire Dodge lineup.

14Ducati ads defy all logic

It appears that Ducati riders in Ecuador respond to different stimuli than riders in North America. This shouldn't exactly come as a surprise – we're used to 'Ooooooh'-ing at primetime commercials from other lands that could barely get past Cinemax censors here. In the case of four Ducati ads from the Italian firm's Ecuadorian agency, though, the response might less "Ooooh" and more, "Oh."

7Report: Saab plans ad agency review as Colleran resigns

In an attempt to accelerate its very sluggish sales volumes, Saab is planning to review the company's ad agency in the spring, according to Automotive News. The report notes that the automaker changed its European ad agency last year, and that with the recent departure of Mike Colleran as the company's COO earlier this month, there's a good chance that the Swedish automaker will be looking for fresh ideas on the advertising front. Former Volkswagen guru Matthias Seidl has taken over COO duties f

21Video: Banned Smart ad sells using fear of back seats?

Smart ForTwo preys on your back-seat fears – Click above for video after the jump

AddVideo: Nissan unveils Leaf-centric "Innovation for All" ad campaign

Nissan's "Innovation for All" ad campaign - Click above to watch video after the jump

8Video: BFGoodrich takes body modification to a new level

BFGoodrich gets sticky – Click above to watch video after the jump

8Bucking the Trend: Automaker ad spending reportedly up in magazines

Here's a sign that things are possibly turning around in the automotive industry – Advertising Age is reporting that the total number of ad pages bought by automotive advertisers went up over the past year. First quarter numbers for American magazines went up compared with the first quarter of 2009, according to a report by the Publishers Information Bureau. This represents the first time that both of those numbers has gone up since 2007.

21Video: Local Aussie authority using profanity to keep teen drivers in line

VicRoads is reaching out to teens - follow the jump for the videos

79Garage door company latest to take advantage of Toyota in tasteless way

Dansk Port Teknik garage door ad – Click above to enlarge

28Cadillac kicks current ad agency to the curb, seeking new suitors

Click above to view Modernista's Cadillac commercials after the jump

AddWhat is 230? GM knows, but isn't saying...

The graphic above has been appearing all over the place -- television, billboards, elevators, baseball games, even people's shirts. It has a blog, Flickr and Facebook pages, and a YouTube channel. What it doesn't have is an explanation. Ad Age lined up the perps behind the online assets and discovered they all have a GM connection, and GM has a news conference scheduled for August 11.

96What is 230? GM knows, but isn't saying...

The graphic above has been appearing all over the place -- television, billboards, elevators, baseball games, even people's shirts. It has a blog, Flickr and Facebook pages, and a YouTube channel. What it doesn't have is an explanation. Ad Age lined up the perps behind the online assets and discovered they all have a GM connection, and GM has a news conference scheduled for August 11.

51Lutz lays out his strategy for GM advertising: "Memorable," "clever," "viral" [w/VIDEO]

Click above to watch Kate Walsh talk up the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon after the jump

20Next generation of in-car tech may be sponsored by advertisers

Not surprisingly, young car buyers want their new cars filled with as much technology as possible. Specifically, navigation systems and in-car telematics like Ford's SYNC and General Motors' OnStar are highly desirable among 16-24 year-old car buyers. As it turns out, though, it is that same demographic that is least willing to pay for these features. So, what's the solution? Advertising. As we've noted before, the chances seem good that at some point in the not-too-distant future, our navigatio

AddVW Bluemotion's print and TV ads

Bluemotion is the green badge VW puts on many of the their greenest cars and they have odd ads like the one above showing a man trying to save a rabbit with jumper cables subtitled "for those who care about nature." Below the fold are several TV ads for Bluemotion including: one with a Bluemotion car sprouting trees, plastic bags turning into a Bluemotion car and an animated ad equating driving a Bluemotion car to saving paper. I think the ads are clever and I like hearings words like CO2 and ca

18Parking stripe ads assault the senses from beneath your feet

var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/business_finance/Parking_stripe_ads_assault_the_senses_beneath_your_feet'; My father used to stripe parking lots as a side business, and while still with us, he will nonetheless find a grave, hop in it, and roll over after learning that his beloved lines are now being taped over with advertisements. Parking Stripe Advertising, a three years young agency from Colorado, is responsible for this scheme that covers those long yellow and white lines with a heavy-duty

30Jeep comes up with new tagline: "Have fun out there"

It's no newsflash that Jeeps are fun, and that's the new angle the brand is taking to move iron at a pace faster than crawling the Rubicon. Jeep's most recent figures show a 15-percent gain in June from last year, so it's not like they're sitting on their thumbs, but Jeep's been listening to feedback from their often-rabid owner base, and the new tag line will read thusly: "Have fun out there. Jeep." Previous advertising campaigns have pointed up the exclusive club you join by being a Jeeper. "T

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