Dealer.com, the global leader of online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, today announced it received two “Automobile Standard of Excellence” 2009 WebAwards from the Web Marketing Association. Dealer.com auto dealership clients Ed Voyles Acura and Flatirons Subaru were entered into the prestigious international competition that honors outstanding achievement in website development. More than 2,000 sites from 47 countries were entered in 96 industry categories during this year's competition. Entries were judged on design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. This is the second consecutive year that Dealer.com has received the WebAwards Automobile Standard of Excellence.
Bill Stout, general manager of Ed Voyles Acura, commented, "We are honored by the WebAward and I am very pleased with our work with Dealer.com. Their level of service is always at or above my expectations, and everyone at Dealer.com is very responsive and pleasant to work with. Our website design and production with Dealer.com was seamless and it was easy to make the switch. And we just signed up for their SEO service to achieve even more success and first-party lead generation from our website."
The Ed Voyles Acura website was designed in conjunction with Dealer.com's overall online marketing solution for Acura of North America's U.S. dealer network. The Flatirons Subaru site was also created as a part of Dealer.com's solution for Subaru of North America's U.S. dealer network. Both sites were designed to create consistent brand experience, capability and quality. In addition, the sites re-enforce the respective brands and styles, ensuring the brand interaction is consistent throughout the dealer network, while showcasing each dealership's unique characteristics and personality. Most importantly, the sites offer consumers an improved shopping experience at the dealerships' websites.
Brian Scaglia, I.T. director of Flatirons Subaru, stated, "I have been with the dealership for over 14 years and have seen many vendors come and go. Our work with Dealer.com has been a refreshing experience and we made a huge leap forward when we partnered with them. They are constantly evolving and driving technology and service advancements. And the people at Dealer.com are great. There is a personal touch that you just don't find with most vendors. This award is a testament to what we already knew: Dealer.com is one of the very best companies in online automotive retail."
Ryan Dunn, Dealer.com creative director, also commented, "What is most rewarding, is to see the spirit, talent and philosophy of Dealer.com epitomized by these solutions and the effort by all teams involved to bring them to market. Each project represents the unique capacity for our system to be adapted and designed for the intended audience, while building upon the strengths of a common foundation."
About Dealer.com (www.dealer.com)
Dealer.com is the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, providing award winning e-marketing solutions to OEMs, auto dealers and media companies. More of the nation's top 125 auto groups use Dealer.com for their online marketing than any other provider.
Recent national and international accolades include: The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, top ranking in The Net Promoter® Score Survey of customer satisfaction, Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 and the Web Marketing Association's Automobile Standard of Excellence. In addition, Dealer.com was the 2008 top rated web provider on leading online rating websites, as well as the Gold Award winner from the Dealers' choice awards for best dealer website solutions.
About the WebAwards
The Web Marketing Association is the producer of the WebAward Competition. Now in its 13th year, the WebAwards is the premier annual website award competition that names the best websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. More information about the WMA and the WebAwards can be found at www.webaward.org.