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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘volvo’

The Best Volvo Ad of All Time Doesn’t Come from Volvo

As a member of the Volvo-owners club since 2001, I can attest to the inexplicable draw of the Swedish-made automobile. There’s just something about a Volvo, man. No, there’s just something about this Volvo. According to the legend of the owner’s grandfather’s father’s grandchild’s grandchild child, at least, it’s haunted. If you’re near Malmö, Sweden and have 7,500 Swedish crowns …

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Car Seats By Volvo May Be The Most Amazing Thing Ever

Sometimes a company comes along with a concept or idea that is so absolutely amazing and yet surprisingly simplistic, you wonder why in the heck we’re just now getting it. This is the best description of Volvo’s take on the car seat. That’s right the car seat—that clunky piece of plastic that is meant to keep your kid safe, but …

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Volvo XC90 To Include Apple CarPlay

Volvo may not be a name that comes to mind when we in America consider purchasing a new car, but it may jump a few spots up the list after the company’s recent announcement regarding the newest version of their XC90 SUV. The company has made it known that the most recent iteration of the XC90 will include Apple CarPlay, …

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Channing Tatum Spoofs Van Damme’s Split [VIDEO]

Remember Jean-Claude Van Damme’s amazing split for Volvo we told you about last week? Well, Channing Tatum decided to try out a similar split on the set of 22 Jump Street, and let’s just say that one man’s epic split turned out to be another man’s epic fail. Don’t worry–Tatum didn’t get between two trucks to attempt his split. Instead, …

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Jean-Claude Van Damme’s New Volvo Ad Is Mind-Blowing

There are splits, and then there are epic splits. I’m going to say that this new Volvo Trucks ad featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme has some of the latter. Bonus Enya below: Holy crap. That dude is 53 years old. And he’s doing the splits for everyone. According to Volvo, the ad is supposed to demonstrate “the precision and directional stability …

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Tesla Outsells Porsche And Others In California

The state of California has long been considered to be more accepting of green technologies, especially in the realm of automobiles. Jokes about the streets being filled with the hybrid Toyota Prius are well known and made often. It should come as no surprise then that the residents of the state have been buying up cars from Tesla motors in …

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Volvo Recall: Car Manufacturer Fined $1.5 Million

Volvo recall: Although the car manufacturer is thought to produce some of the safest automobiles money can buy, apparently even they are prone to making mistakes. Between 2010 and 2012, the company recalled roughly 32,000 vehicles for a variety of issues, including incorrect tire-pressure labeling, defective airbag deployments, and stalling engines. Although the company eventually alerted consumers about the recalls, …

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Jeremy Lin Might Score Endorsement with Volvo

Jeremy Lin continues to enhance its global presence. Last Friday we reported that a new strain of weed, Linsanity OG, was named to honor the player’s winning streak and now Lin is in the midst of negotiating an endorsement deal with Zhejiang Geely Holding’s Volvo car brand in China. This would be one of Lin’s first business deals with a …

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More Proof That Good Ideas Transcend Time And Media

I can’t get over this wonderful project Google is doing called, Project Re: Brief. In it, the folks at Google take great advertising from the past and have the original creatives re-look at the big idea and how they might apply it in today’s advertising and marketing landscape. The first project looked at the classic Coke commercial from 1971 where …

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Volvo Introduces New Airbag

Swedish automaker Volvo has introduced the world’s first external airbag for pedestrians. Volvo, long known for it’s excellent safety standards for drivers, has been developing ways to ensure the safety of those outside of a vehicle as well. The company unveiled its external airbag concept at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The airbag is deployed when proximity sensors detect …

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