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    Video: New VW Beetle Convertible ad needs no disguise
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    Convertibles make you do funny things. Ask someone if they'd drive a hardtop in near freezing temperatures with all the windows down and they might not even answer, thinking the question so ridiculous. Give that same person a convertible they love and you might just have to ask them to please put ...

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    Teased: Watch this doggone hilarious VW Golf ad
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    We've had some pets with some pretty strange proclivities. There was the long-haired dachshund that preferred climbing trees and riding skateboards to chasing cars, the doberman with a penchant for Krystal hamburgers and the border collie that loved herding cats more than chasing them, but we've ...

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    Video: This cat thinks the Toyota Corolla is to die for
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    Cats generally don't like car rides. Cats universally detest veterinarians. Yet to showcase the die-for-it allure of the Toyota Corolla in New Zealand (which isn't our Corolla but the European Auris), ad house Saatchi and Saatchi asked, "What lengths would a cat go to for a ride if they loved ...

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    Video: 2013 Smart ForTwo gets three bite-size new ads
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    For such a Lilliputian car, the Smart ForTwo has giant staying power. The hatch that still gets wary glances is not only still kicking here in the U.S., it's done ten-straight months of year-on-year sales increases. That kind of sales trend calls for an ad campaign, and we have it in three new ...

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    Video: Carlton Draught beer ad recreates classic 70s car chase... without cars
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    Australian bank robbers apparently know two things: where to go to steal Aussie dollars in Los Angeles, and that you don't leave the bar without your Carlton Draught. It seems that what they don't know is which bars are crawling with police. This presents a challenge when, after the heist, they ...

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    Video: This is how to teach teens the perils of distracted driving
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    A European group called Responsible Young Drivers wanted to showcase the dangers of texting while driving, and got ad agency Publicis to help them out. The result: a two-minute spot that put trainee drivers in Belgium with an instructor who said part of their driving test would be to avoid an ...

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    Video: Subaru of Canada gets its schwerve on
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    Last time we checked in with Subaru Canada's commercial front we were greeted by the sexy side of sumo, a half ton of rikishi getting lathered up on car hoods and being fed strawberries. Woof. The wrestlers have taken a break for this new commercial, which features Subie employees and a few ...

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    In Bad Taste: Dainese ads target organ donors
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    It's no secret that EMTs, firefighters and emergency room nurses have a perverse sense of humor, especially when it comes to motorcycle riders. It's a sort of defense mechanism against the visual horrors those occupations impart on those who work them, and with the mortality rate among bike ...

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    Video: Citroën shows us what to do when you wish your car was fully loaded
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    We've seen some amusing videos over the years here at Autoblog, many of which have taken the form of clever advertisements. This latest one comes from French automaker Citroën, and as far as humorous ads go, this is quickly becoming one of our favorites. In the video after the jump, ...

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    Video: Aprilia makes real bikes for real men
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    There's no shortage of reasons to ride an Italian sportbike. Not enough cash to drive a Ferrari or Lamborghini might be one, but the pure unadulterated euphoria is easily another. The way Aprilia figures, however, there are too many riders out there ...

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    Video: Renault's racy lesbian Twingo ad banned from Italian TV
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    Some cars are unfairly derided as "chick cars," like the Mini Cooper or the Mazda MX-5. Less so the Renault Twingo. While we're sure it's a good car for its class, it doesn't exactly ooze testosterone. Which is fine, of course, because not every car ...

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    Videos: Ford launches new TV spots to promote 2011 F-150 powertrains
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    TV spot for the 2011 Ford F-150 – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    The Ford F-150 is an outrageously important vehicle here in America. Not only has it been the best-selling pickup truck for the past 33 years, it has out-sold every single vehicle in the country for 28 of those ...

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    The woman who tracks down real customers for car commercials [w/ video]
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    Danya Solomon helps manufacturers find customer testimonials – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The testimonial is one of advertising's oldest weapons. It's a simple formula: If someone spent his or her hard-earned money on a product and lived to tell about it, chances are it will ...

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    Video: Cadillac CTS-V "Competition" commercial
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    Cadillac CTS-V "Competition" commercial – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Recently, we showed you a behind-the-scenes look at Cadillac's newest commercial featuring the CTS-V sedan out on Germany's hallowed-be-thy-name Nürburgring. Now, after all of the editing and ...

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    Video: First 2011 Buick Regal commercials plays up its German roots
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    2011 Buick Regal television ad spot – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    The 2011 Buick Regal has had a lot of premature exposure ahead of its on-sale date in the U.S. In fact, we've driven it not once, not twice, but thrice, and we're fairly confident that General Motors has ...

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    Video: DieHard keeps Gary Numan "stable for days"
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    DieHard battery ad with Gary Numan – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    How could we forget about the fantastic 1980's synthesizer-heavy hit "Cars" by Gary Numan? Not only is it an infectious tune, it acts as a sort of an ironic new-wave theme song for automobile enthusiasts. ...

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    Video: First 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee commercial released
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    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee commercial – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a really big deal for Chrysler. Not only is it the first product to launch since the Fiat takeover, but it needs to show the world that Chrysler is capable of making ...

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    Just-hired GM marketing head Ewanick already stirring the pot?
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    It seems a pretty safe assumption that if Joel Ewanick agreed to join General Motors as its Vice President of Marketing after less than two months in the same job at Nissan, he must have been promised a lot. Specifically, he was probably given complete control over everything marketing related for ...

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    Video: Ford kicks off Fiesta marketing campaign, "It's a pretty big deal"
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    2011 Ford Fiesta – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Actually, the Ford Fiesta marketing campaign started well over a year ago with the Fiesta Movement social media effort. The primary advertising campaign is now moving into the more traditional print and broadcast areas as well as a ...

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    VIDEO: The answer to how Honda will market the Accord Crosstour? Animated jazz
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    We're not so sure about the Honda Accord Crosstour. It's definitely a Honda, so at least from a marketer's perspective, that''s a big plus, but the big crossover/hatchback//wagon/thing isn't exactly what we'd call pretty, and worse, it isn't even as ...

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