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96Cadillac ad boss is happy controversial Poolside TV ad created debate

Remember Cadillac's controversial commercial for it ELR plug-in hybrid? Did you find it provocative? If so, that's a good thing according to the brand's advertising director, Craig Bierley. First aired during NBC's coverage of the Olympic opening ceremony, the minute-long spot returned to the tele again this weekend, bookending the Academy Awards on ABC.

17Grey Poupon's Pardon Me Lost Footage ad airs during Oscars

Those of you that took our tip and tuned in for last night's Academy Awards may have caught the latest iteration of the famous Grey Poupon commercials, featuring a pair of Rolls-Royce sedans and their condiment-loving stewards. The update to the 1981 commercial was only shown in part on television, however, as the mustard company directed viewers to its website to see the entirety of the Lost Footage spot. Of course if you didn't bother then, you can just scroll down to see the full-length two-m

AddMercedes picks Oscars to roll out S400 Hybrid ads

Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid – Click above for high-res image

23VIDEO: Fisker runs commercials in L.A. before Oscars

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AddTesla Roadsters to whisk actors to Oscars?

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13Audi bucks trend, beefs up ad budget

Automakers have been fleeing main-stream media faster than most new reality shows get pulled from prime-time programming. There are many reasons for the move away from big dollar media, including decreased TV viewers and online ads soaking up some of the budget, but perhaps the biggest reason is that cash isn't spewing out of SUV tailpipes any more.

12GM Style Event nixed from 2009 NAIAS activities

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AddRed carpet at the Academy Awards will be showcase for green vehicles, especially the Tesla Roadster

Global Green USA will have 30 alternative fuel and electric vehicles ready to shuffle celebrities on Oscar night. And the Tesla Roadster is likely to be the headline attraction, probably outshining many of the stars on the red carpet. In fact, Global Green won't disclose who'll be in the passenger seat. They're going to the milk the publicity opportunity for every possible photo op.

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