DEARBORN, MI – Good products and steering clear of bankruptcy have been equally important in boosting Ford Motor Co.’s image among consumers, the auto maker’s top marketer says. “The goodwill for the company grew when we decided that we didn’t need (government) help,” says Jim Farley, group vice president of global marketing and Canada, Mexico and South America operations. “There were a lot more people paying attention to Ford.” But product, too, has played a role in Ford’s resurgence. ...

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