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    Report: Ex-GM VP LaNeve takes over Lincoln ad agency
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    Those of you that caught yesterday's op-ed about Lincoln will have heard already, but Mark LaNeve has taken the helm at Team Detroit. Once the North American vice president of sales, service and marketing for General Motors, LaNeve will now head up the agency that handles all of Ford advertising. ...

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    Video: Chevy Sonic shreds like a skateboard
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    Despite the fact that the 2013 Chevy Sonic is a fun, plucky little thing – especially in ever-so-slightly hotter RS guise – it is not, in fact, a skateboard. But don't tell that to rapper Theophilus London. In General Motors' latest spot for the Chevrolet compact, London needs to ...

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    Video: Citroën helped speed up the Pope selection process a bit
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    Citroën took advantage of this week's election of a new Pope to promote its clean diesel initiatives. The advertisement in the video below shows one determined Citroën engineer as he climbs atop the Vatican to take care of a pesky black smoke problem. After he works his magic, the ...

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    Opinion: General Motors shaking up its marketing... again
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    One of the things that dogs the full comeback of General Motors is the instability of its marketing. That part of the automaker got yet another big shakeup today when GM confirmed what I have been tweeting for a few days – strong rumors that the Chevrolet and Cadillac ad accounts are ...

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    Report: One Million Moms says Geico car insurance ad promotes bestiality [w/video]
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    The last time the group One Million Moms got upset about a commercial promoting bestiality was seven months ago. The offensive ad that time was a Skittles commercial that began and ended with a girl making out with a CGI walrus. Just in case you didn't get that, a real live human girl was making ...

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    Video: Best bus stop ever makes public transportation way more interesting
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    For all the advantages public transportation offers, relying on your local bus is typically about as entertaining as taking in someone's lint collection. Telecommunications giant Qualcomm set out to remedy that scenario at one stop by switching out the bus schedule on the wall for a URL. ...

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    Official: YouTube tallies votes for this year's top five Super Bowl spots [w/video]
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    When we asked you to tell us which of this year's 16 car-themed Super Bowl commercials you liked best, you chose the Farmer commercial from Chrysler Group, advertising the Ram trucks, over Audi's Prom commercial in second place. Turns out the voters in YouTube's Ad Blitz poll agreed, voting the ...

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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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    Video: Lincoln's second, more traditional, Super Bowl commercial
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    For its second Super Bowl commercial, Lincoln Motor Company has stepped away from the Max Ernst-ian surrealism of the "Steer the Script" spot. No Germans, no turtles, no aliens nor alpacas this time, just a 30-second run through the ways in which Lincoln sees the 2013 MKZ as a rebirth of the ...

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    Video: Hyundai lets loose another Super Bowl ad
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    Another day, another Super Bowl ad from Hyundai. The automaker is planning to show off five spots during the big game, and seems hell-bent on trotting each one out ahead of time to garner the most amount of attention possible. We've already seen three of the ads, and the latest follows one young ...

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    Video: Behold, Kia's Space Babies Super Bowl commercial
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    Kia is out to answer life's big questions in its ad for the upcoming Super Bowl. Questions like: Where do babies come from? The spot follows one father as he spins a tale to shield his young son from the world of adult truths. The story starts on planet Babylandia, where infants of every species ...

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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: Choose your own adventure in Audi's next Super Bowl commercial
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    Audi has a 60-second spot planned for this year's Super Bowl to promote its S6 sedan, but exactly which spot will air is being put in the hands of Internet users. The ad follows a high schooler as he "embarks on one of the most pivotal moments of his adolescence: prom night." The spot is fixed up ...

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    Official: Chevrolet introducing "Find New Roads" global tagline
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    Between the global success of the Chevrolet Cruze and the poorly received "Chevy Runs Deep" tagline, Chevrolet will be aligning all of its marketing behind a new global campaign called "Find New Roads." Looking at the big picture, Chevrolet says this new tagline will be used to create "one global ...

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    ETC: Toyota Super Bowl ad to star Big Bang Theory bombshell Kaley Cuoco
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    Toyota has turned to actress Kaley Cuoco for a little help during this year's Super Bowl. The Big Bang Theory star will play a role front and center in the automaker's spot for the game, and Toyota fans have a chance to show up in the ad as well. Anyone can take a photo and upload it via Twitter ...

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    Video: Gangnam Style and Swagger Wagon influence makes it to local Hyundai dealer ads
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    It used to be that a wild car dealership commercial meant a screaming frontman in a hideous suit making terrible puns and begging for you to help him out of some terrible predicament having to do with surplus inventory. No more – as production values have increased so has the number of ...

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    Video: Refreshed Honda Civic's first commercial is a minor mea culpa
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    Honda has officially rolled out the first ad for the 2013 Civic. The one-minute spot focuses on a number of clever inventions that improve on old themes, from rocket-powered parachutes to hover bikes and smart window shades, before shifting to the redesigned compact. Set to Santigold's "Disparate ...

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    Video: Luc1 Motorsport does advertising right. Again.
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    Last year, Luc1 Motorsport rolled out a nine-minute-long video as a way to thank the team's sponsors for their support over the 2011 season. Now the crew is back with another supermoto infomercial, and while the 2012 clip may not be as intense as last year's, the video is no less entertaining. ...

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    Official: UK auto magazine says this is the best car commercial of all time [w/videos]
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    There have been many great car commercials over the years, but is it possible to define the best? Well, Ad Week recently took a crack at it by rating the top commercials of the year by looking at their view counts on YouTube, but Auto Express took a more democratic approach by putting the ...

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    Video: Is the Fiat 500L the new, smaller swagger wagon?
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    Toyota tried to make family hauler commercials cool with its "Swagger Wagon" spot for the Sienna minivan back in 2010, but now Fiat looks to have created the unrated version of Toyota's idea with a web ad for its new Fiat 500L called "The Motherhood." Trying to cater to the 500L's target ...

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