October 18, 2017 - Industry News
Automotive retail and compliance expert Max Zanan is set to release ‘Perfect Dealership,’ a new book designed to serve as an auto dealer’s guide to surviving the Digital Age.
CarStory’s new, AI-driven predictive analytics interface was designed to show dealers how their sales will rank in their local markets.
October 17, 2017 - Industry News
‘Like I See It’ has already achieved best-seller status based on preorder sales. The book devotes chapters to margin compression, increased OEM control and financial reliance of their dealer partners, technology disruption and consumer preferences for digital retailing.
Tags: Customer Experience, Dale Pollak, digital retailing, Inventory Management, online F&I
The fintech firm named Chuck Schofield vice president of dealer sales. The new executive previously served as a regional senior manager for Mercedes–Benz Financial Services. He now joins AutoGravity cofounder Aleks Bogoeski in expanding the firm's dealer network development program.
Tags: auto finance, AutoGravity, digital retailing, online F&I
October 16, 2017 - Industry News
Cars.com has launched a number of new features and enhanced vehicle inventory pages designed to enable car buyers to quickly and easily find the right car for their needs.
CloudOne and iHeartMedia have agreed to a new advertising deal that will connect CloudOne’s lead-generation platform with iHeart’s network of radio stations.
Autotrader has listed the 10 most-searched vehicles in the site’s 20-year history, which includes more than 2 billion car shoppers and 350 million vehicle listings.
October 12, 2017 - Industry News
Finbarr O’Neill will retire as J.D. Power’s president and CEO in March 2018, after a decade of leading the company’s successful forays into the B2C and ‘big data’ segments.
October 11, 2017 - Industry News
Fastlane offers dealers an Amazon-like checkout process for consumers who want to buy their car online. It has chosen Market Scan to provide its ecommerce platform with real-time payment and rebate information from every car manufacturer, bank and credit union in the country.
Tags: auto finance, digital retailing, F&I products, Fastlane, Market Scan, online F&I
New data from Cox Automotive reveals that dealership visits and dealer website visits fell by 5% and 3%, respectively, during the holiday weekend compared with the six prior weekends.
October 10, 2017 - Industry News
Cox Automotive has promoted Patrick Brennan to the role of senior vice president of marketplace for the company’s Inventory Solutions Group.
October 5, 2017 - Industry News
LotLinx has launched an invitation-only campaign to take its proprietary TURN artificial intelligence platform north of the border.
October 4, 2017 - Industry News
New Florida locations open inside Adesa Auction in Sanford and Manheim in Orlando are expected to increase buy/sell volume by more than 40% and create a unique remarketing model.
A new partnership combines CarStory’s artificial intelligence-based insights with Flick Fusion’s video marketing platform.
Through the collaboration, dealers using CDK websites will gain exposure for their inventory as well as high-quality leads from CarGurus.com. CDK will also leverage the online automotive marketplace’s anonymized, aggregated data in its suite of automotive digital marketing solutions.
Tags: CarGurus, CDK Global, digital marketing, Internet Leads, inventory merchandising
October 3, 2017 - Industry News
PERQ’s latest Car Buyer Insights Report upends preconceived assumptions about customers, finding that the majority of website visitors are not in the ‘buy’ phase and phone calls are their least desired method of contact.
Former Showroom Logic CSO Matt Weinberg joins Drive Motors as the ecommerce firm’s senior vice president of consumer experience.
October 2, 2017 - Industry News
Cox Automotive divisions RMS Automotive and Manheim have built a new co-listing capability into RPM, the company’s Nissan/Infiniti digital sales platform. The feature was designed to give independent dealers the opportunity to source OEM vehicles before they cross the auction block.
Thomas King has been promoted to the new position of senior vice president of data and analytics for J.D. Power following a ‘comprehensive national search’ for the ideal candidate.
September 27, 2017 - Industry News
More than 750,000 car buyers have downloaded the AutoGravity app, pushing the company past $1 billion in total finance amount requested.
Tags: AutoGravity, digital retailing, online F&I
September 20, 2017 - Industry News
Beginning in the state of California, financing through Hyundai Capital America is now accessible to AutoGravity users searching for financing for Hyundai, Kia or Genesis.
TrueCar and Team Red, White & Blue have partnered to support Old Glory Relay, a 4,600-mile journey across America that will deliver a free van to a deserving veteran or active military member.
CarStory Insights is a new feature that adds predictive analytics functionality to Vast’s artificial intelligence platform.
Gubagoo’s new Credit Pre-Qualification feature is designed to provide dealers with rich data they can use to prequalify customers during an online chat session.
Gubagoo has launched Outbound Texting, a new feature designed to add permission-based SMS texting to the company’s ResQ mobile and desktop app.
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