Amazon Enters the Vehicle-Shopping Business
The ecommerce site stopped short of saying it's looking to compete against lead sites like Cars.com, TrueCar, and Edmunds.com, describing its new web page as a car research destination and automotive community designed to help 'customers get the information they need when shopping for vehicles, images, videos, customer reviews.'
Ex-Cox Exec Joins YP.com
The former president of Cox Automotive's Media Solutions Group has found a new home. According to a press announcement, Jared Rowe is set to become CEO of YP.com on Sept. 1.
Auto/Mate Announces Integration With Dominion Dealer Solutions
Users of both company's automotive solutions should expect to see enhanced customer insights as a result of the integration, which, according to Auto/Mate, will allow for real-time updates of customer, vehicle, service and deal information in both systems.
AMS to Sponsor Mobile Wallet Giveaway at Industry Summit
Organizers of the upcoming Industry Summit have announced that Automotive Mobile Solutions (AMS) is offering a free year of mobile wallet geofencing services to the winner of a drawing at the event, which will be held Aug. 29–31, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas.
Jumpstart Unveils New Name and Logo
Jumpstart Automotive Group today announced it is changing its name back to Jumpstart Automotive Media. The company also unveiled a new logo company officials said reflects the evolution of the business and the market it serves.
Edmunds Launches Mobile-Optimized Ad Solution
Edmunds has launched Edmunds Ad Solutions, a mobile-optimized ad tool designed to help dealers target in-market car shoppers on Facebook and Instagram using the firm's first-party shopping data.
AutoLoop Names New Vice President of Analytics and Data Services
AutoLoop LLC named Doug Van Sach vice president of analytics and data services. He will oversee data services and be responsible for using analytics to improve digital and multi-channel acquisition, retention, and loyalty programs for AutoLoop’s OEM and dealer partners.
Geitner to Lead Cox's Media Solutions Group
Cox Automotive has named Brian Geitner president of its Media Solutions Group. He replaces Jared Rowe, who is departing the company for a new opportunity outside the automotive industry.