Online Marketing Leader Recognized for Excellence in Web Site Design/Provider Category

Burlington, VT –  Dealer.com, the leading provider of online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, today announced it has been named a recipient of the Gold Award in the Web Site Design/Provider category of the 2008 Auto Dealer Monthly Dealers' Choice Awards. This is the third year dealers have chosen Dealer.com for a top placement in its category.

“Winning the gold holds special significance because vendors are chosen by dealership employees who use a variety of products and services every day,” said Mark Bonfigli, president and CEO of Dealer.com. “The data and findings from these awards are very valuable as we use the direct feedback from dealers to improve our company and the customer experience.”

Each year Auto Dealer Monthly recognizes the most highly regarded vendors, suppliers and finance companies in the retail automotive industry. The award is determined by a survey of dealers across the country who are asked to select the top providers in the industry. Vendors are scored on performance, customer support and overall value compared to cost to the dealership. In 2008, more than 36 companies were named winners in 20 categories of products and services, with more than 25,000 votes cast overall.

“We’ve been with Dealer.com for two years now and we have no intention of going anywhere else,” said Alex Snyder, director of e-commerce at Checkered Flag Motor Car Corporation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. “Customer service with Dealer.com has been phenomenal. I’d say it’s the main reason that makes Dealer.com my favorite vendor to work with. Between the organic search and the Dominator platform, which we’re very excited about, they have everything we’ve been asking for. Conversion has been off the charts. I can’t say anything better.”

For dealers’ quotes live on video, click on the following links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96VJY4nd2j0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s49ZkF_0I0

Dealer.com offers automotive dealers a suite of online marketing solutions including award-winning websites, lead management tools and proven search engine marketing strategies. More of the top 100 auto groups use Dealer.com for their Web solutions than any other vendor. Dealer.com’s web sites are designed to convert online browsers into buyers and are consistently the highest performing web sites in the industry.

The complete list of Dealers’ Choice Award winners can be found at http://www.AutoDealerMonthly.com/files/2008DCA_winner.pdf

About Dealer.com
Founded in Burlington, VT in 1997, Dealer.com is the industry leader of online marketing solutions for the automotive industry. Dealer.com offers the only fully-integrated, Web-based, closed-loop marketing platform that measures the effectiveness of every marketing program, while tracking responses and respondents, from exposure to closure. The platform includes NADA award-winning automotive dealer websites, user-friendly lead management tools, the most proven local search engine advertising solutions available, and unparalleled metrics and Web analytics. Dealer.com is the only company to truly revolutionize the online marketing and sales effectiveness for auto dealers with an unmatched level of speed, precision and ease-of-use. For more information, please visit www.dealer.com or call 888-894-8989.

About Auto Dealer Monthly
Auto Dealer Monthly is a publication of Agala Investment and is delivered to more than 35,000 subscribers nationwide. Auto Dealer Monthly is the day-to-day resource for automotive dealerships of all sizes. It is known for offering business solutions to automotive executives by providing information necessary to make wise decisions regarding products, services or process changes in daily operations.

Auto Dealer Monthly is edited for auto dealers. Publishing and editorial decisions are based on the editors' judgment of the quality of writing, the timeliness of the article, and the potential interest to readers of Auto Dealer Monthly.