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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Service Contract Provider - Reinsurance

This year makes Double-Diamond and Double-Platinum wins for two consistently high performers in the category of Service Contract Provider - Reinsurance.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Service Contract Provider

Only six-tenths of a point separated the winners in the Service Contract Provider category this year.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Desking Software

An industry standard won this year's Diamond Award in the Desking Software, but another familiar name was not far behind.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

F&I Trainer

The race for the top in the F&I Trainer category was a close one this year. Dealers put two companies neck-and-neck, separated by only a tenth of a point.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Internet Trainer

This year’s Diamond Award winner has been a consistent force in the Internet Trainer category, challenged by only one other provider.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Sales Trainer

This year saw the return of a perennial favorite and a huge win by a newcomer to the Sales Trainer category.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Direct Mail

Of all 21 categories in the Dealers' Choice Awards, the direct mail category is the only one that has seen almost no movement among the top two in five years.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Customer Relationship Management

The Customer Relationship Management category is constantly in motion. A whopping 17 companies have ranked above average over the years, and there’s been movement among the top companies every year.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Online Inventory Marketing Tools

For dealers, online inventory marketing is a key component of their digital marketing strategy, and there are several providers that facilitate this.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Chat Provider

This is the second year that Auto Dealer Monthly has recognized chat providers in the Delaers' Choice Awards. This year, a mere tenth of a point separated the winners.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Website Design/Provider

Website and website design providers have been an integral part of the DCAs ever since the Awards' inception. As in 2011, two providers dominated the category this year.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Special Finance Lead Provider

The Special Finance Lead Provider category should probably win a survival award because the providers in this category endured the subprime meltdown.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Used Vehicle Internet Lead Provider

If there ever was a stable category, the Used Vehicle Internet Lead Provider cateogry would be it. This year’s winners each made it two in a row.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

New Vehicle Internet Lead Provider

Dealers vote for several different New Vehicle Internet Lead Providers each year, and two familiar names returned in 2012 along with a first-time Diamond Award winner in the category.

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March 28, 2012 - Industry News

First Niagara Establishes Indirect Auto Lending Business

First Niagara Financial Group today announced it has entered a robust indirect automobile lending business, providing a variety of car financing options through dealerships across the Northeast.

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March 26, 2012 - Industry News

SAFCo Expands Non-Prime Auto Lending Services to Dealerships in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan

Southern Auto Finance Company (SAFCo), a non-prime automotive lending company, is pleased to announce its expansion into the Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio markets.

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March 20, 2012 - Industry News

DealerTrack Expands Integrated Services to Assist Dealers in Complying with New California Law

DealerTrack Registration and Titling Services Group, a leading provider of on-demand dealer management software and services, now offers an innovative solution to California automobile dealers in complying with a new state law.

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March 20, 2012 - Industry News

CAR-Research XRM and ADAM Systems Announce Integration

CAR-Research XRM and ADAM Systems today announced that they have jointly developed a data integration application for their common customers.

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March 15, 2012 - Industry News

vAuto’s RealDeal Enhances Sales Flexibility With Mobile Integration

vAuto’s RealDeal is now available for dealership sales teams to use on Android phones, as well as Apple’s iPhone and iPad.

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March 1, 2012 - Industry News

DealerTrack Brings Local Teams Together with New Office Space in Dallas

DealerTrack, a leading provider of technology solutions and services to the automotive retail industry, today announced the company will be leasing approximately 59,152 square feet of new office space at Dallas’ prestigious Galleria 1 building.

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March 1, 2012 - Industry News

CarChat24 announces Jeff Sterns as Vice President of Sales and Business Development

ChatLead.com, Inc/CarChat24, a leader in 24/7 Staffed Auto Dealer Chat Support, and Dealer Chat Software as a Service, announced today the appointment of Jeff Sterns as Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

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February 28, 2012 - Industry News

Marketing and Retention Leader Dealer Concepts Partners with Dick Scott Automotive Group for QR-Code Blitz

Dealer Concepts, a leader in providing innovative customer retention and marketing programs, today announced its partnership with Dick Scott Automotive Group of Plymouth, Mich., to provide full-scale QR-code promotions at each of its dealer locations.

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February 27, 2012 - Industry News

Film About Frank Myers Auto Scheduled To Make Free Online Premiere

At a press conference, Frank Myers Auto Maxx announced that Celebrity Films will host the free online world premiere of the film "Car Men."

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February 23, 2012 - Industry News

GSFSGroup Announces Keith Cooper as Director, National Sales Division

GSFSGroup announced today that Keith Cooper has been appointed Director, National Sales Division to further continue the development of GSFSGroup’s national footprint.

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February 22, 2012 - Industry News

SOCIALDEALER Introduces New Facebook A.M.P. Offering to Help Dealers Target Auto Buyers Online

SOCIALDEALER, a leading social media management company that helps automotive dealers create, manage and monitor their social activities through one centralized web platform, today introduced their Facebook Ad Management Program (A.M.P.) service.

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