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July 26, 2009 - Industry News

TK Carsites Launches New Search Optimized Banner Ads

TK Carsites, Inc. announced the launch of their new Search Optimized Banner Ad product, which allows dealer clients to push specific banner ads to website visitors based on the “keywords” they entered into the search engines.

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July 25, 2009 - Industry News

Auto Dealers Report Boost in Sales from Cash for Clunkers

Redwood City, CA, July 23, 2009 – In a nationwide survey conducted earlier this week, three out of ten dealers report having made a sale involving a “Cash for Clunkers” voucher even though the rules about how the program will be administered won’t be issued until tomorrow (Friday, July 24, 2009). However, the clarity those rules will provide is still needed: Nearly 90% of dealers said consumers had either low or moderate awareness of the program, and two thirds (66%) said information given to d

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July 21, 2009 - Industry News

The 2009 Special Finance Convention Announces BHPH Speaker Mark Dubois

Auto Dealer Monthly is pleased to announce Mark Dubois, who heads dealer education at CarBiz USA, Inc. and is a moderator for CarBiz Performance Groups, will be speaking during the Dealer Controlled Finance education track at the 2009 Special Finance Convention in Dallas, Texas. The Dealer Controlled Finance track will include education

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July 21, 2009 - Industry News

Car People Marketing Launches Online Selling System for Extended Service Warranties

Car People Marketing, a leader in dealership retention solutions, is excited to introduce OneStop, the industry’s first online platform for presenting, selling and financing extended service warranties on the service drive.

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July 14, 2009 - Industry News

Announcing Additional Finance Company Panel at 2009 Special Finance Convention

Auto Dealer Monthly is pleased to announce the addition of the Sunday August 9th Finance Company Panel, which focuses on securing D-Tier customers. It will take place on day one of the 2009 Special Finance Convention. The panel will include:

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July 14, 2009 - Industry News

The 2009 Special Finance Convention Names Finance Company Panelist

Auto Dealer Monthly is pleased to announce the five panelists who will participate in the Monday August 10th Finance Company Panel, which is an integral segment of the 2009 Special Finance Convention. The five finance companies and their representatives on the panel include:

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July 2, 2009 - Industry News

Dealer Marketing Services Introduces Instant Screen an Innovative Way for Dealers to Screen Floor Traffic & Prospects.

Iowa-based Dealer Marketing Services, the creators of ProMax Online, announced today it will provide a revolutionary system that will enable dealers to pre-qualify consumers for automotive financing by simply entering the consumer’s name and address into the Instant Screen® system. Research shows that the portion of Internet leads that do not qualify for financing can be as high as 75%.

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July 2, 2009 - Industry News

Dealerslink and JMN Logistics Announce Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Promo

Dealerslink® and JMN Logistics have teamed up once again, this time with Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group (DTAG), to offer a 4th of July inventory promotion. DTAG has offered significant savings on its inventory purchased through Dealerslink’s Web site (www.dealerslink.com) and JMN is providing an additional 10 percent to 20 percent discount on any DTAG vehicle shipped through its Dealerslink Shipping Portal.

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July 2, 2009 - Industry News

Cross-Sell Partners with Dealer Specialties and XIGroup

Cross-Sell, the leading provider of market analysis reports for automotive dealers nationwide and a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, today announced a partnership with sister companies Dealer Specialties and XIGroup to provide its Snap-Shot report to their customers.

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June 29, 2009 - Industry News

DealerTrack Connects 750th Financing Source

DealerTrack, Inc., a subsidiary of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRAK), a leading provider of on-demand software and data solutions for the U.S. automotive retail industry, today announced that the number of active financing sources ...

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June 22, 2009 - Industry News

Dealer.com Doubles 2009 Research and Development Investment for Automotive Dealer Websites and Online Marketing

Dealer.com (www.dealer.com), the leading provider of online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, today announced that the company has increased research and development (R&D) spending by over 100% for 2009. In a time of great challenges for the industry, Dealer.com has increased the commitment to keeping ...

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June 17, 2009 - Industry News

Prestige Auto Increases Sales Leads with DealerUps CRM Solution

Prestige Auto of Ocala, Florida says its DealerUps CRM solution has helped increase sales leads and enabled the store to outperform the majority of dealerships in its county, including both independent and franchised dealers. “Using a professional, robust CRM is one of the ways

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June 5, 2009 - Industry News

Importing Orphaned Chrysler Owners into AutoSoft Traffic Cop is 1-2-3 Easy

Remaining Chrysler dealers using AutoSoft International’s uncomplicated, no-contract CRM Traffic COP can quickly and easily import Chrysler’s list of orphaned owners from the Chrysler Marketing Planner and start marketing their dealership to those owners. The list will be available ...

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June 5, 2009 - Industry News

Cobalt Launches 2nd-Generation Mobile Dealer Web Interface

Cobalt (www.cobalt.com), the leading provider of digital marketing services for the automotive industry, today announced the launch of its second-generation mobile web interface optimized specifically for the in-market automotive shopper. The design focuses on ...

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June 2, 2009 - Industry News

Dealer.com Partners with Leading Automotive Ad Agencies

Dealer.com, the leading provider of online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, today announced strategic relationships with key automotive advertising agencies to provide maximum benefit for auto dealer websites and online marketing. Dealers can now work with website providers and ad agencies in a collaborative partnership to ...

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June 2, 2009 - Industry News

FinCo's BuyHere-PayTHERE Program for New and Used

FinCo Management announces that its innovative BuyHere-PayTHERE program is now available in 29 states across the US. FinCo’s subprime financing solution allows Dealers to structure and finance their own deals without running their own finance department ...

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June 2, 2009 - Industry News

DealerTrack Quantifies Benefits of Inventory Management Solution

DealerTrack, Inc., a subsidiary of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRAK), a leading provider of on-demand software and data solutions for the U.S. automotive retail industry, today announced the results of a study that quantifies the benefits to dealers of marketing used vehicles that have had only one previous owner. The data underscores the value of using ...

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May 31, 2009 - Industry News

Auctions

Much discussion has taken place about dealers choosing to purchase inventory online rather than travel to auction. Some dealers say they’ll never abandon the traditional auctions; others vow never to ...

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May 31, 2009 - Industry News

Subprime Credit Finance

Not only did overall scores take a plunge, but the number of providers who were rated as above-average dropped from six last year to only four...

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May 31, 2009 - Industry News

Prime Credit Finance Non-Captive

BB&T made its first appearance at the awards this year, announcing it’s presence with authority by going straight for the top, grabbing the Diamond Award. The score of 137.4 was ...

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May 31, 2009 - Industry News

Prime Credit Finance Captive

Dealers have felt the significant credit tightening at all ends of the market. Additionally, many dealers have experienced a substantial loss of available retail financing sources – especially independent dealers, some of whom have found no place else to turn. The volatility in the market has shown ...

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May 31, 2009 - Industry News

Special Finance Leads

Providers in this category were faced with a two-pronged issue this year. While always somewhat concerned about lead quality, dealers began examining their special finance leads under a microscope, not looking at their cost per lead nearly as much as their cost per sale...

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May 31, 2009 - Industry News

Used Vehicle Internet Leads

There was no one new in this neighborhood, but there were a few address changes. After missing the top spot for the last two years, eBay Motors reclaimed the

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May 31, 2009 - Industry News

New Vehicle Internet Leads

Voting is this category is always heavy. One might expect that since the new car market had one of its worst years ever in 2008, dealer frustration would drive ...

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May 31, 2009 - Industry News

Internet Trainer

Now in its second year, the category group average saw an increase of more than 13 points. Dealers are becoming more and more aware of how powerful the Internet can be as a tool for increasing their market reach, driving dealership ...

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