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AAH #170 – Taking the Pulse of the Ad Biz

October 26th, 2012 at 7:24pm

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This week the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, takes the helm, and it’s time to talk auto advertising. And, we’ve got one of the marketing world’s seasoned veterans to offer his expert opinion. Mark LaNeve was the marketing chief for General Motors before going to Allstate and now he’s back, fully enveloped in the automotive world, as the COO for Team Detroit, Ford’s advertising agency. We’ll talk about some of the very best examples of car ads out there right now and find out what agencies are turning out the most engaging creative. On hand to offer her opinion as well is friend of the show Jean Halliday from AutoAdOpolis.

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AAH #169 – And Hau!

October 20th, 2012 at 10:34am

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One of the most anticipated cars over the last few years has been the Ford Focus ST. Well, this hot hatch is finally gracing the Autoline studios, and as if that weren’t enough, we’re also joined by Ford’s gearhead supreme, Hau Thai-Tang, Vice President of Engineering and Global Product Development. Suffice it to say, we won’t be lacking for topics. Plus, John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, will discuss the news of the week including A123′s bankruptcy. Which EV companies could be next? All that and much more on this week’s rip-roaring installment of Autoline After Hours.

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AAH #168 – Debunking All Those Ethanol Myths

October 13th, 2012 at 5:35am

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When you fill your tank up with E85, are you burning food for fuel? Don’t biofuels take more energy to produce than we get out of them? Candace Wheeler is GM’s foremost fuels expert, and she’ll be in studio to answer all of your questions. And, don’t fret, you’ll get the panel’s reaction to the latest news to cross the transom including the baffling appointment at the Cadillac brand. We’ll discuss why GM chose an executive with no car experience to run this critical luxury division. Plus, NASCAR’s smash ‘n’ crash races look increasingly stupid, so what should be done? Joining John McElroy to talk about all these topics and much more is Peter De Lorenzo, the one and only Autoextremist, and Drew Winter from WardsAuto.

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RoAb #145 – This Was RoundAbout

October 9th, 2012 at 10:01am

Sayonara, arividerchi, auf wiedesehen, bon voyage, adios, good bye! Join us for one last trip through the gyratory with a monumental panel of panelists and guests.

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Featuring: Colin Bird, Christiaan Conover, Jeff Glucker, Bob Hall, Jim Hall, Will Maley, Mark Malonzo, Michelle Naranjo, Mirko Reinhardt, Jeffrey Ross, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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Ford Using Biometric Data to Reduce Distracted Driving

October 2nd, 2012 at 8:00pm

Distracted driving is today’s hot-button issue. The prevalence of navigation systems, smart phones, MP3 players and the like creates all kinds of opportunities for motorists to take their eyes off the road and their fists off the tiller. But what if you could measure how busy a driver is and actually REDUCE potential distractions? Researchers at Ford are doing just that.

RoAb #144 – Torque of the Town

October 1st, 2012 at 4:39pm

It’s a race against time as the RoundAbout crew rushes to recap the Paris Motor Show. They’re gunning to cover 60 reveals in just 90 minutes. Can they do it or is this one challenge that’s just out of reach? Listen in and find out.

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Featuring: Bob Hall, Manoli Katakis, Eric Trytko, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

With additional research and assistance from: Mark Malonzo

RoundAbout records LIVE on Fridays at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT. Visit RoundAboutShow.com and click Watch Live to watch our webcast and look in on all the antics.

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