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  • VW 'Eyes On The Road' Ad Brings Danger Of Texting And Driving To The Movies
    VW 'Eyes On The Road' Ad Brings Danger Of Texting And Driving To The Movies

    Distracted driving continues to be a scourge to road safety around the world. In the US, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ran a graphic commercial in April appealing to young people about the dangers of texting and driving......

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  • Think You've Got The Skills To Overcome Distracted Driving?
    Think You've Got The Skills To Overcome Distracted Driving?

    Public-service announcements fashioned in the form of a rap battle seem like a terrible idea, but the video made by YouTube stars Rhett and Link for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration manages to be hilarious.In the video, Rh......

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  • Texting-While-Driving Ad Shows Devastating Effects Of Distracted Driving
    Texting-While-Driving Ad Shows Devastating Effects Of Distracted Driving

    The Department of Transportation released a commercial Wednesday aimed at texting teens and young adults to help curb distracted driving just in time for Distracted Driving Awareness month.The video starts with three teens happily chatting ......

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  • Car Dealerships Will Settle Deceptive Advertising Charges
    Car Dealerships Will Settle Deceptive Advertising Charges

    Nine U.S. car dealerships caught in a Federal Trade Commission dragnet will settle charges of making deceptive claims in their advertising, the Automotive News reports.The nationwide investigation, dubbed Operation Steer Clear, found dealer......

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  • New Zealand Speeding Public Service Announcement Goes Viral
    New Zealand Speeding Public Service Announcement Goes Viral

    Speeding kills.That's the message the New Zealand Transport Agency hopes viewers will take to heart after seeing their latest public service announcement. It serves as a stark reminder of what losing even a little extra reaction time can do......

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  • The Best Car Commerical Ever Stars Robert De Niro
    The Best Car Commerical Ever Stars Robert De Niro

    Before he ascended to his rightful place at the top of American cinema, Robert De Niro hawked cars in a television commercial.This 30-second spot for the 1970 AMC Ambassador is an unearthed gem. In it, De Niro portrays a young man made good......

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  • Dodge Turns To 'Anchorman' Ron Burgundy For Ad Campaign
    Dodge Turns To 'Anchorman' Ron Burgundy For Ad Campaign

    How's this for a new episode of Mad Men: the client doesn't need the ad agency's creative director because the celebrity star of the ads is going to take over. That'll work out well, right?That's exactly what happened in real life when Chry......

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  • Mini Explodes Air Bags In Women's Faces To Prove A Point?
    Mini Explodes Air Bags In Women's Faces To Prove A Point?

    Fact: Women often wear make up to workFact: Women often drive cars to work.Therefore: Women applying makeup while driving to work causes 22% of accidents.That's MINI's logic as it tackles the real scourge of Mexican roadways. Forget drunk d......

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  • General Motors Pulls Offensive Chevy Commercial
    General Motors Pulls Offensive Chevy Commercial

    A recent spat of offensive ads should have warned off automakers from attempting anything approaching 'edgy'. First, Ford India's print ad that showed women tied and gagged in the back of a Ford caused outcry. Then, Hyundai's commercial mak......

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  • Hyundai Pulls Suicide Commercial After Outcry
    Hyundai Pulls Suicide Commercial After Outcry

    Who in their right mind thinks suicide is funny?Hyundai is learning the hard way that very few people, except possibly out-of-touch advertising executives trying desperately to create the next big viral video, get a belly laugh from seeing ......

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  • The Coolest Button In A New Car Ever?
    The Coolest Button In A New Car Ever?

    There are all kinds of new buttons and alerts showing up on new cars: ones that put you in touch with a person who can give you directions or talk to you after an accident; alerts that rumble your seat and steering wheel if you doze; green ......

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  • Is Geico's Allman Brothers Motorcycle Ad ... Awkward?
    Is Geico's Allman Brothers Motorcycle Ad ... Awkward?

    A new Geico ad features a character on a motorcycle with the Allman Brothers song 'Midnight Rider' in the background is raising some eyebrows.While the track reminds many people of cruising it may be because two members of the band, Berry O......

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  • Jeep's Super Bowl Ad Salutes Veterans and Leads a Weak Year for Car Ads
    Jeep's Super Bowl Ad Salutes Veterans and Leads a Weak Year for Car Ads

    Chrysler has been the most talked about advertiser the last two years. The Detroit automaker may not achieve that status this year, but it still may have produced the best ad moment of the game.The ad Chrysler chose to run in the Super Bowl......

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  • Opinion: Lincoln's Super Bowl Commercial Is A Flop
    Opinion: Lincoln's Super Bowl Commercial Is A Flop

    You'd think the dreadful news for Lincoln on Friday would be that January sales declined 22 percent from one year ago while the rest of the auto industry enjoyed robust sales growth.Alas, the car brand will soon be wishing for the days when......

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  • The 2013 Super Bowl Commercial Rundown
    The 2013 Super Bowl Commercial Rundown

    Ah, the Super Bowl. It's that special time of year where advertisers try and create their best, most engaging, arresting ads of the year. It's our unofficial holiday celebrating the vast consumer culture that defines America. Oh, and there'......

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  • Carib Groups say Volkswagen Super Bowl Ad Not Racist
    Carib Groups say Volkswagen Super Bowl Ad Not Racist

    Volkswagen's Super Bowl ad has been causing quite a stir since it was released. The commercial, which features the Beetle Turbo and a white, Minnesota man speaking with a superimposed Jamaican accent, has caused many to label the ad as "rac......

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  • Volkswagen's Super Bowl Teaser Stars Internet's Misfits
    Volkswagen's Super Bowl Teaser Stars Internet's Misfits

    Volkswagen has released a YouTube teaser of its upcoming Superbowl ad, which collects some of the most viral Internet "stars" -- people famous for having their breakdowns become wildly entertaining time-sucks -- and encouraging them to "Be ......

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  • Romney Campaign Runs Misleading Auto Bailout Ad In Ohio
    Romney Campaign Runs Misleading Auto Bailout Ad In Ohio

    A new TV ad produced by the Romney-Ryan campaign, running in Ohio heading into the last week of the Presidential campaign, severely distorts the facts of the auto bailout in the hopes of swaying independent voters.The ad, showing images of ......

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  • How Applying Make-Up Can Kill You
    How Applying Make-Up Can Kill You

    AOL Autos has written a lot about all kinds of distracted driving this year, and not just texting.There have been people who attempt to eat whole rotisserie chickens while driving; people who drive around with dogs on their laps and laying ......

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  • Three Car Ads Rated In Top Ten For 2011
    Three Car Ads Rated In Top Ten For 2011

    Do you talk to your friends and family when an ad comes on TV? "That was great!" or, "That ad sucks." How about, "If I see that ad one more time, I'm going to kick in the TV screen."This time of year is a real challenge to ad haters and tho......

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