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Kerrigan Advisors Represents Honda of Hollywood in its Sale to Bakhtiari Auto Group

 

Southern California landmark dealership changes ownership after 57 years  

 

Irvine, CA, July 18, 2017 – Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the US, represented and advised Honda of Hollywood, one of Southern California’s oldest Honda dealerships, in its sale to Bakhtiari Auto Group.  Honda of Hollywood is owned by Patricia, Don, and…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 18, 2017 at 9:29am — No Comments

PERQ Expands into Canada: Offers Personalized Web Engagement Technology that Increases Dealership Leads, Car Sales

 

Interactive, personalized website experiences ramp up dealer conversions; Canadian dealer sees 31% lead to sale conversion rate in just one month on PERQ’s platform

 

Indianapolis, IN - July 12, 2017 - PERQ, which offers a game changing web-engagement platform, now offers its services in Canada where early adopters are already reaping significant results.

 

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 12, 2017 at 8:13am — No Comments

Kerrigan Advisors Expands Team: Names Mercedes Hendricks as Vice President

Hendricks brings over 15 years of auto dealership public accounting and financial consulting experience to the leading auto dealer buy/sell advisory firm

Irvine, CA, July 10, 2017 – Kerrigan Advisors, the leading buy/sell advisory firm to auto dealers in the US, today announced that Mercedes Hendricks has joined the firm as Vice President. Hendricks brings extensive CPA-level expertise and a deep understanding of the…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 10, 2017 at 8:21am — No Comments

Reviver Expands Leadership Team: Names Fabrice Barbier COO

GoPro veteran brings decades of senior level expertise in consumer products strategy, design, R&D and engineering to his role at Reviver, creators of the digital license plate

San Francisco, CA - June 20, 2017 – Reviver, creator of the rPlate, the world’s first digital license plate, today announced that Fabrice Barbier, who served as Senior Vice President of Consumer Devices at GoPro…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on June 20, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

AutoBuy Upends Traditional Auto Remarketing: Connects Dealers with Today’s Most In-Demand Used Vehicles

 

AutoBuy positively disrupts auto remarketing, solving dealer inventory challenges by providing pipeline of fresh, hard-to-find, high-demand used vehicles to Manheim and Adesa auctions; attracts over 100,000 pre-owned car sellers through its bricks-and-mortar locations and WEPAYTHEMAX.com website

 

 

West Palm Beach, Florida – June 15, 2017 –…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on June 15, 2017 at 6:52am — No Comments

PERQ’s $25,000 FATWIN Sweepstakes Incentivizes Consumers and Helps Auto Dealer’s Digital Marketing Stand Out

 

Annual prize awarded to Sawgrass Ford customer and Plantation, FL, resident after submitting a vehicle trade-in appraisal request

 

Indianapolis, IN – June 14, 2017 – PERQ, experts in online consumer engagement and behavior, today announced the winner of their annual $25,000 FATWIN Sweepstakes. Jose M. Hervis Garcia, from Plantation, Florida, was selected from over 171,000 eligible FATWIN entries. Garcia, his wife,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on June 14, 2017 at 6:48am — No Comments

Rising Dealership Real Estate Prices and Private Sector Spending Offset Slight Decline in Blue Sky Values, according to The Blue Sky Report® released by Kerrigan Advisors

 

Kerrigan Advisors report for Q1 2017 reveals robust dealership buy/sell activity in 2017 with dealership valuations remaining high, even as auto sales slow; private buyers dominate buy/sell market as publics focus on non-US acquisitions

 

Irvine, CA, June 5, 2017 – Buy/Sell auto dealership activity remains robust for…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on June 5, 2017 at 8:06am — No Comments

PERQ Adds Kelley Blue Book to Data Providers; Increases Trade-in Leads by 3x

 

 

Addition of Kelley Blue Book’s trusted valuation data to FATWIN Web Engagement platform further increases engagement on trade-in tool

 

Indianapolis, IN – May 24, 2017 - PERQ, specialists in personalized, interactive web engagement technology, today announced that it has added Kelley Blue Book, one of the most trusted names in the…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on May 24, 2017 at 8:43am — No Comments

Procon Analytics Launches Suite of Connected Car Telematics Products and Services to Serve the Exploding Automotive Internet of Things (IoT) Industry

 

Pioneering auto technology leader Brian Boling returns as CEO to lead company’s international automotive IoT strategy

 

Irvine, CA – May 23, 2017  - Procon Analytics, a global leader in connected car telematics, today announced the rollout of a progressive new platform that powers a new suite of connected car products and services. The highly scalable…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on May 23, 2017 at 11:01am — No Comments

Reviver Appoints Allan Cooper as Chief Strategy Officer

Cooper brings decades of auto retailing innovation to fast-growing tech company that created the first-ever digital license plate 

San Francisco, CA - April 5, 2017 – Reviver, creator of the rPlate, the world’s first digital license plate, today announced that Allan Cooper has been appointed Chief Strategy Officer. Cooper brings over twenty-five years of automotive expertise to Reviver where he will work closely with…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 5, 2017 at 9:29am — No Comments

Buy/Sell Auto Dealership Activity Declined in 2016, but Record Activity Predicted for 2017 according to The Blue Sky Report® released by Kerrigan Advisors





Sellers coming back into market, improved valuations, private buyer demand for large acquisitions, advantageous market fluctuations and ‘Trump Bump’ driving optimism in buy/sell market; Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, Honda and Subaru top buyer targets



Irvine, CA, March 22, 2017 – Buy/Sell auto dealership activity is set to rebound to record levels in 2017, according to The Blue Sky Report®, a Kerrigan Quarterly, which today released its analysis for the full…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 23, 2017 at 8:20am — No Comments

Decluttering Dealership Websites Increases Profit, Data Collection and Click-throughs, According to PERQ Consumer Behavior Data

New data reveals key tips to clean up websites leading to 42% increase in CTRs, 15% profit lift, and a 5-fold increase in lead data

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 13, 2017 - Decluttering dealership websites and focusing on targeted messaging and “personalized” Calls to Action (CTA) can significantly increase click-through rates, lead data collection, and, ultimately, dealership profits, according to consumer website data(1) analyzed by PERQ. PERQ, who are experts in website…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 13, 2017 at 7:19am — No Comments

GUBAGOO CHATSMART RECEIVES DRIVINGSALES DEALER SATISFACTION AWARD

 

 Gubagoo/ChatSmart presented with Top Rated award for Dealer Satisfaction in Chat Tools and Services Category

 

New Orleans, LA January 27, 2017 – Gubagoo/ChatSmart is the recipient of a “Top Rated” Chat Tools and Services award in the eighth annual DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards. The awards, presented at a…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 27, 2017 at 9:22am — No Comments

Gubagoo Launches Call RESQ: Industry-First Real-Time Access with 24/7 Coverage

Gubagoos Call RESQ technology combines the best of TalkSmarts 24/7 service with the industry-best RESQ innovation for monitoring and management.

 

New Orleans, LAJanuary 27, 2017 – Gubagoo, the leading provider of dealer communications solutions, today launched Call RESQ at the National Automobile Dealers Association…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 27, 2017 at 9:14am — No Comments

NEW REPORT: Dealerships Say Mobile Devices Save Time, but Adoption Hampered by Resistance to Change

eLEND Solutions Mobile Adoption Survey shows 60% of responding dealers are not considering using tablets in either their Sales or F&I departments.

New Orleans, LA – January 27, 2016 – Mobile devices can speed up a transaction process that the vast majority of dealerships say is too long, yet 60% of dealers not using them say they are not even considering adopting mobile tablets in their dealerships. Why?…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 27, 2017 at 9:10am — No Comments

Gubagoo Announces Web RESQ 2.0: Advanced Video Chat Capability and Deeper Facebook Integration

Gubagoos Web RESQ 2.0 is powerful new technology that enables advanced live or recorded video capability, as well as deeper Facebook integration for more traffic and better leads

 

New Orleans, LA -  January 26, 2017 – Gubagoo, the leading provider of dealer communications solutions today, at the National Automobile Dealers Association conference in New Orleans,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 26, 2017 at 9:29am — No Comments

AutoID® Automates Online Lead Attribution, Providing Cross-Domain Mapping of Complete Customer Journey

 

New, easy-to-implement analytics give dealers a complete, real-time picture of lead attribution and digital marketing ROI from one platform, identifying lead sources as well as hot prospects, sending alerts when a prospect visits a competitors website

 

New Orleans, LA January 26, 2017 AutoID announces AI℠, the first web analytics tool…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 26, 2017 at 8:47am — No Comments

Nearly Half a Million Mishandled Phone Customers Recovered for Auto Dealers by CallSource in 2016

 

CallSource clients have increased call-to-appointment ratios by 20% YOY; effective lost call recapture, strong analytics and training driving increases

 

Westlake Village, CA January 26, 2017 CallSource, pioneers of award-winning solutions to help dealerships track, analyze and improve incoming call performance, has helped auto…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 26, 2017 at 8:38am — No Comments

Reviver, Creator of World’s First Digital License Plate, Secures Series A Funding

 

Round Co-Led by WRV and ACK Group; BOD to include John W. Thompson, chairman of Microsoft, and Nicholas Brathwaite, Managing Partner of WRV

 

San Francisco, CA - January 26, 2017 – Reviver, creator of the rPlate, the world’s first digital license plate, has secured $6.8 million during a Series A round. The funding round…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 26, 2017 at 7:11am — No Comments

New Data from PERQ Indicates Significant Lag Time Between ‘Ready-to-Buy’ Consumers on Dealership Websites and Actual Purchase

 

Data analyzed from over 45,000 consumer profiles offers key insights into digital consumer purchase cycle and shopping behaviors 

 

Indianapolis, IN – January 25, 2017 - New consumer data gathered and analyzed by PERQ shows a significant lag between the time consumers submit an online vehicle appraisal and the…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 25, 2017 at 8:20am — No Comments

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