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May 23, 2017 - Industry News

Cars.com Names Jennifer Newman Editor-in-Chief

Newman has served in various roles of increasing responsibility since joining the company nine years ago, most recently as managing editor. She will lead efforts to expand and grow Cars.com's content and innovate the way its packaged and delivered.

Tags: Cars.com, Jennifer Newman, third-party sites

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

TEGNA Board Approves Spin-Off of Cars.com

With the approval, the separation of the two brands is expected to be completed on May 31. While the spin-off still requires regulatory approval, Cars.com shares are expected to begin trading June 1 on the New York Stock Exchange.

Tags: Cars.com, digital marketing, TEGNA, third-party sites

December 13, 2016 - Industry News

Reputation Butler to Shake Up the Online Review Game

The company’s directors say Reputation Butler tackles a problem that dealerships face almost daily: monitoring and keeping track of online consumer reviews on countless platforms.

Tags: Cars.com, Customer Reviews, Dealerrater, Edmunds, online reputation management, reputation management, SureCritic, Yellow Pages, Yelp

October 18, 2016 - Industry News

Cars.com Readies for IPO With New Hire

Cars.com has appointed James F. Rogers as the company’s chief legal officer. He will be responsible for directing all areas of legal and compliance, including legal-related aspects of strategic initiatives and acquisition-related legal and integration matters.

Tags: Cars.com, CTO, Hiring, IPO

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

TEGNA to Spin Off Cars.com

Almost a year after purchasing full ownership of Cars.com, the company formerly known as Gannett announced on Wednesday plans to spin-off the digital automotive marketplace into an independent publicly trade company.

Tags: Cars.com, digital marketing, Gannett

July 26, 2016 - Industry News

Cars.com to Acquire DealerRater

Once the acquisition is approved, Cars.com will add the automotive industry’s largest dealer review site to its platform.

Tags: Acquisition, Cars.com, Customer Reviews, Dealerrater

May 23, 2016 - Industry News

ADT Names 2016 Dealers’ Choice Award Winners

The publishers of Auto Dealer Today announced the winners of the 12th annual Dealers’ Choice Awards. The awards are based on a comprehensive survey that allowed dealers and dealership personnel to recognize their favorite vendors, suppliers and finance companies in 34 categories.

Tags: ActivEngage, Ally, American Financial & Automotive Services, AUL Corp., Auto Credit Express, Autotrader, Cars.com, CDK Global, Client~ConneXion, CNA National, Contact At Once, Dealer Synergy, Dealer.com, DealerClickz, DealerLink, DealerRefresh, Dealers' Choice Awards, DealerStrong, Dealertrack, Digital Air Strike, DMEautomotive, Dominion Dealer Solutions, eBizAutos, ELEAD1ONE, IAS, Jim Ziegler, Mosaic, Naked Lime, National Auto Care, Portfolio, ProMax Online, Protective Asset Protection Division, Reahard & Associates, Reynolds & Reynolds, RoadVantage, United Development Systems, vAuto, Zieger Supersystems

March 29, 2016 - Industry News

DealersLink’s New Site to Compete With Cars.com, TrueCar

DealersLink will be entering the retail classified space with a new website it will showcase at this month’s NADA Convention & Expo. According to company officials, the site will promote ‘dealership prestige’ utilizing cloud-based and mobile app technologies.

Tags: Cars.com, DealersLink, third-party sites, TrueCar.com, vehicle information

July 3, 2014 - Industry News

BBB Warns Consumers of Fake Dealership

Customers reported that they found listings for the dealership on Cars.com, but the dealer was using a fake address.

Tags: BBB, Cars.com, fraud

June 11, 2014 - Industry News

June Incentives, Lease Deals Strong, Cars.com Reports

May turned out to be the second highest month for incentive spending so far this year. And Cars.com doesn’t expect OEMs to take their foot off the incentive pedal anytime soon.

Tags: Cars.com, incentives, Trucks

May 21, 2014 - Industry News

Cars.com: Service Department Reputation a Key Factor in Car-Buying Decision

A recent survey commissioned by Cars.com found that more than half of car shoppers seek out reviews for a dealership’s service department before purchasing a vehicle.

Tags: Car Shopping, Cars.com, Service

May 14, 2014 - Industry News

Study: Moms Prefer to Shop Online and Negotiate in Person

A new study shows that 73% of mothers consider themselves to be the “sole decision-maker” in the vehicle-shopping process. And more than half of them still prefer to conduct negotiations in person.

Tags: car shopper, Car Shopping, Cars.com, Study

February 27, 2014 - Industry News

Cars.com Projects Highest February SAAR Since 2008

Cars.com analyst predicts that new-vehicle sales in February will be up 1.1% from a year ago. He also put the industry SAAR at 15.4 million — the highest selling rate since February 2008.

Tags: Cars.com, Jesse Toprak, SAAR

February 6, 2014 - Industry News

Digital Air Strike Names Winners of Social Media and Reputation Awards

The reputation-management company announced the winners of its second annual Social Media and Reputation awards, recognizing dealers and vehicle OEMs in 15 categories.

Tags: Awards, Cars.com, Digital Air Strike, Edmunds.com, google+, NADA Convention & Expo, National Automobile Dealers Association, online reputation management, social media, Yahoo! Autos, Yelp, YouTube

October 22, 2013 - Industry News

Digital Air Strike Partners With Cars.com

Digital Air Strike and Cars.com are partnering on a new “customer verified” review integration. The new platform pulls from the dealer’s DMS to identify customers who are likely to write a review on Cars.com.

Tags: Cars.com, Digital Air Strike, DMS

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

Cars.com Combats Top Mistakes of Automotive Marketing

In a webinar titled, “The Seven Digital Sins of Attribution,” Cars.com offered a guide to the most common metrics mistakes and how dealers can correct the misconceptions.

Tags: Cars.com, digital marketing, Kirsti Correa, webinar

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