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Top 5 Ways to Sell More Used Cars Online
Take advantage of every opportunity the internet offers to move used units more quickly for more money.
Revelers cheer New Year’s fireworks in Valparaiso, Chile. Photo by Andrés Aguiluz Rios It’s 2017. Expect More From Your DMS.
The reach of new technology extends to your dealer management system, and you should demand a solution that exceeds your expectations.
Social Awareness
The publisher seeks expert advice for making social marketing work for dealers.
How to Be More Social
Social marketing experts from dealerships around the country share advice for starting a meaningful dialogue with your community, generating organic, in-market leads, and calculating your return on investment.
The Lawsuit Ticking Behind You
Unguarded customer data is a reliable source of income for identity thieves and a largely underestimated threat to auto dealers.
Don’t Let Ex-Employees Steal Your Data
IT expert explains how data theft happens, the possible implications, and five ways to prevent it at your store.
Condition Reports: Let’s Get Digital
Paper documentation is hurting your service department’s bottom line. Here’s how to fix it.
Magazine Offers Details on Compliance Summit Program
Scheduled for Aug. 29-30, Compliance Summit is designed to deliver a crash course in federal regulations and enforcement action to help dealers, agents and industry execs build sustainable sales and F&I processes without sacrificing productivity and profitability.
Get More Out of Facebook
Use the 1-2-3 method for managing engagement on Facebook and the Rule of 5 to keep from becoming overbearing.
How to Hit the Microtarget
Dealers are driving timely, relevant communications with data-driven microtargeting. Digital marketing expert explains how it’s done and why it works.

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F&I Digital Media Awards Now Accepting Entries
Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 F&I Digital Media Awards, organizers announced Friday. The submission deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.
automotiveMastermind Names New Dealer Relations Head
The digital marketing firm today announced the promotion of Napolean Rumteen to vice president of dealer relations, a new role created to increase the firm’s level of service to its dealer and OEM partners.
Eric Brown Named President of LotLinx
The executive, who founded research firm Dataium in 2009 before joining LotLinx in September, also assumes the title of chief product officer.
eBay: Car Buyers Will Buy Online
Will consumers buy cars online? Results of a new two-part consumer survey conducted by eBay Advertising shows they will.
Alfa Romeo's "Dear Predictable" ad took the top spot in Jumpstart's rankings of Super Bowl car commercials. Photo courtesy Alfa Romeo USA Jumpstart: Alfa Romeo, Ford, Kia Had Best Super Bowl Commercials
Jumpstart Automotive Media released its annual report listing the Super Bowl car commercials that drove the most online engagement.
A 2017 V90 wagon rolls off Volvo's Gothenburg, Sweden, assembly line. Photo courtesy Volvo Car USA LLC Volvo Offers Factory Sales to V90 Buyers
Volvo Car USA LLC announced that buyers of the 2017 V90 wagon can order their vehicle direct from the OEM’s Gothenburg, Sweden, factory. The service can be initiated online or at a Volvo dealership.
Zubie Hires CEO Tucker from DealerRater
The connected car and telematics provider announced that Gary Tucker has joined the company as CEO. Tucker leaves his role as CEO of dealer review site DealerRater.com.
Rico Glover to Speak at NYC Event
ADT contributor Rico Glover and his team from Bryan Honda will deliver a presentation on dealership digital marketing in New York City next month.
Brandon Honda, Sun Toyota Win DealerRater Consumer Satisfaction Awards
Brandon Honda and sister dealership Sun Toyota are winners of DealerRater’s 2017 Consumer Satisfaction Award, an annual recognition given to auto dealerships in the United States and Canada that deliver outstanding customer service as rated by online consumer reviews.
Cardone Endorses VinSolutions' Connect CRM
According to officials, this is the first time the sales expert and trainer has endorsed a dealership software solution in his more than 30-year career.