Lincoln Is Screwed And Jimmy Fallon Won't Save Them

Ford's been on an amazing streak building great cars that manage to sell to the masses. It's been a single brand turnaround that deserves all the praise we've been giving it. Ford's "premium" Lincoln brand is entirely made up of rebadged Fords that are slightly nicer and unreasonably more expensive. It's been a… » 12/03/12 3:40pm 12/03/12 3:40pm

Watch Ford Marketing Chief Jim Farley Explain Why He Loves Jalopnik

Last week at an after-party during the New York Auto Show, a long-time automaker PR professional uttered a maxim of automotive spin I've heard so often it feels like a Tantric mantra: "The cars are the stars." Every time I hear it, I shake my head — because if there's one phrase that sets us apart from every other… » 4/13/12 10:00am 4/13/12 10:00am

Ford To Slash Up To 12% Of White-Collar Jobs?

Bryce Hoffman over at the Detroit News is reporting this morning Ford plans to involuntarily cut between 10% and 12% of its U.S. salaried work force. That's "involuntary" as in "canned," "fired" or "booted." According to Bryce "B-Boy" Hoffman, senior employees in Ford's sales, marketing and service division were told… » 5/28/08 10:20am 5/28/08 10:20am

Another Jim Leaves Toyota, Farley Goes To Ford

Toyota's lost another top American executive to Detroit. If you'll remember from way back in early September, Jim Press left Toyota as chief operating officer of North America for a gig at Chrysler as vice chairman in charge of knowing how to run an automaker. Now Toyota's lost their second Jim as twenty-year veteran… » 10/11/07 3:00pm 10/11/07 3:00pm