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Auto Industry’s First Innovation & Investor Conference Announced

 

AutoVentures Conference, produced by DrivingSales and Fraser McCombs Capital, will connect entrepreneurs with investors, innovative retailers, and industry vendors to foster investment in, and adoption of, new technologies in the auto industry

 

Salt Lake City, UT – July 22, 2015 – DrivingSales and Fraser McCombs Capital today announced AutoVentures, the auto industry’s first conference to foster…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 22, 2015 at 1:14pm — No Comments

New Study: Three in Four Used Car Shoppers are Lead Loyal; Lead Switching Patterns Offer Cross-Selling Insights

 

 

 Lead Loyalty and Intent to Buy Online white paper from CarStory tracks used car shoppers brand loyalty path from online search to lead submission

 

  • Ford shoppers have greatest lead brand stickiness
  • Honda/Toyota shoppers have greatest reciprocal lead…
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Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 15, 2015 at 8:54am — No Comments

Inline CarStory® Market Reports Deliver Direct Engagement on VDPs; Reduce Lead Leakage from Dealer Websites

 

For the first time ever, important vehicle research is directly embedded in the Vehicle Detail Page through CarStory Market Reports; DealerOn to make new inline reports available to their entire dealer network

 

Austin, Texas – June 17, 2015 – CarStory, the industry’s largest provider of search and inventory data and analytics on used vehicles, today announced a…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on June 17, 2015 at 7:10am — No Comments

DMEautomotive’s Driver Connect Selected As Finalist In 2015 American Business AwardsSM



 

Auto dealer-branded, consumer-facing mobile app is recognized for its exceptional value in the business-to-business product category: Driver Connect is increasing appointments, visit frequency and incremental revenue for auto dealership service departments

 

Jacksonville, FL – May 19, 2015 – DMEautomotive’s groundbreaking mobile app for auto dealerships, Driver Connect,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on May 19, 2015 at 9:23am — No Comments

Enhanced Certification Platform from SureSale(TM) Helps Dealerships Target the 20 Million Used Cars Not Covered by Manufacturer CPO Programs

New “Check, Inspect and Protect” platform helps auto dealers sell used cars faster, and at a higher profit, while giving today's used car shopper more peace of mind

 

Las Vegas, NV – May 12, 2015 SureSale, the certified pre-owned marketing program designed to change the way used cars are bought and sold, today launched its upgraded certification platform – “Check, Inspect and…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on May 12, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments

New Dealership Survey: 80% Believe CFPB Regulations Will Be Implemented; Yet 60% Don’t Have Plans in Place to Meet Regulations

 

eLEND Solutions survey reveals that eight in ten dealers agree that a connected online and in-store experience will help sell more cars faster and lead to greater customer satisfaction

 

Mission Viejo, CA – May 6, 2015 –Eighty percent of auto dealers expect that CFPB regulations will be implemented in the near future, according to a new survey conducted by eLEND Solutions™. …

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on May 6, 2015 at 7:08am — No Comments

CallSource Acquires ContactPoint’s Phone Coaching and Training Division

CallSource expands its leadership in end-to-end call management, tracking, and training

 

Westlake Village, CA – April 30, 2015 - CallSource, the leader in call management, tracking, and training, has entered into an agreement with ContactPoint (also known as LogMyCalls) to acquire the company’s phone coaching and training division. Simultaneously, CallSource agreed to sell to…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 30, 2015 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Autoblog, AOL’s Automotive Channel, Incorporates CarStory® Market Reports



 

Featuring independent, third-party data for consumers higher in the shopping funnel promises to accelerate purchasing decisions

 

Austin, Texas – April 29, 2015CarStory, the industry’s largest provider of crowdsourced data and analytics on used vehicles,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 29, 2015 at 9:37am — No Comments

eLEND Solutions™ Wins Dealer Marketing Magazine’s 2015 Technology Leadership Award

eLEND Solutions named highest rated in Auto Finance category

 

 

Mission Viejo, CA – April 20, 2015 – eLEND Solutions™, the leader in next-generation consumer finance for the auto industry, today announced that it is the winner of Dealer Marketing Magazine’s 2015 Technology Leadership Awards in the Auto Finance category.

 

“This award is really…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 20, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

Gubagoo’s Latest Release Includes Responsive Web Platform, Chat-to-Text Functionality and Customizable User Interface

 

Enhancement to popular smart chat platform includes Google Adwords integration for better ROI optimization and an improved mobile experience

 

West Palm Beach, FL - April 20, 2015 – Gubagoo Inc., the fastest growing chat and website engagement provider for automotive dealerships, today announced significant upgrades to its…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 20, 2015 at 10:16am — No Comments

DMEa Launches Service Connect with TCi, Tire Centers LLC: Groundbreaking Mobile App Puts Service Information, Savings in Aftermarket Customers Hands

 

Offered as part of TCi’s T3 Prime program, Service Connect’s award-winning customizable mobile technology helps Aftermarket retailers retain and engage with today’s “always-on” consumer

 

Daytona Beach, FL – April 20, 2015 – DMEautomotive today announced that TCi, Tire Centers LLC, one of America’s premier tire distributors, has selected Service Connect, DMEa’s…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 20, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments

CarStory® Wins Dealer Marketing Magazine’s 2015 Technology Leadership Award



 

CarStory Market Reports named highest rated in Mobile Solutions category

 

Austin, Texas – April 13, 2015 – CarStory, the industry’s largest provider of crowdsourced data and analytics on used vehicles, announced today that it is the winner of a Dealer Marketing Magazine’s 2015 Technology…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 13, 2015 at 11:49am — No Comments

DrivingSales Announces the Most Valuable Insight of 2015 at Presidents Club in New York City

"The Importance of Quality Response," presented by SCI MarketView,

named 2015’s Most Valuable Insight at third annual DrivingSales Presidents Club

 

Salt Lake City, UT– April 8, 2015DrivingSales today announced that "The Importance of Quality Response," presented by SCI…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 8, 2015 at 4:06pm — No Comments

DMEa Launches Service Connect: Mobile App for the Aftermarket Puts Service Information, Savings in Aftermarket Customers’ Hands

 

Award-winning customizable mobile technology helps Aftermarket retailers retain and engage with today’s “always-on” consumer

 

Daytona Beach, FL – April 7, 2015DMEautomotive today announced the launch of Service Connect, a new mobile app built for the unique needs of the Aftermarket service provider. The technology upon which Service Connect is built…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 7, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments

CallSource Uncovers Six Key Behaviors to Successful Service Appointment Setting

 

 

CallSource manages over 8 million calls to dealerships every month and analyzed nearly 2,500 calls to determine how auto dealers can convert more service calls into appointments

 

Westlake Village, CA – April 7, 2015 - CallSource, the U.S. leader in call management, tracking, and…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 7, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

What Do Used Car Shoppers Want? New Study Reveals Habits, Needs and Wants

From the top 25 “must-have” vehicle features to the optimal number of marketplace photos, new report from CarStory provides key insights on market

 

Key Findings

  • Optimal number of images on an online used car marketplace =…
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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 1, 2015 at 7:52am — No Comments

CallSource Manages Nearly One Million Calls a Month for OEMs/Dealer Groups, a 100% Increase Year Over Year; Automotive Veteran Bill Bieser Joins as VP Strategic Accounts

 

Bieser brings 25+ years of automotive sales experience to the company that invented call tracking; CallSource has tracked over one billion calls since inception

 

Westlake Village, Calif. – March 31, 2015 - CallSource, the U.S. leader in call management, tracking, and training, today announced its call management volume for its OEM and enterprise group…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 31, 2015 at 8:26am — No Comments

DMEautomotive Offering New Services to FCA US LLC MarketCenter

 

 

 

DMEautomotive’s innovative mobile app, call management program and parts lead generation now available to Alpha Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and RAM dealers



Daytona Beach, FL – March 31, 2015
– DMEautomotive today announced that it is adding services to its long-standing relationship with the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) MarketCenter, an online marketplace designed for Alpha…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 31, 2015 at 8:10am — No Comments

Automotive Sales Could Grow 24% if Retail Experience Improved

 

 

56% would buy more often if the dealership process was not so difficult

New research from DrivingSales identifies how the growing gap between consumer expectations and the current automotive buying process is suppressing car sales volume



New York – March 31, 2015 – Automotive sales could grow up to 24% if the retail…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 31, 2015 at 7:28am — No Comments

Wayne Reaves Adds CarStory Market Reports to its Nearly 2000 Dealer Websites

               

 

The partnership marks the second customer-wide rollout of the reports by a dealer website provider and grows the CarStory dealer network to more than 3,000 dealerships nationwide.

 

Austin, Texas – March 23, 2015CarStory, the industry’s largest provider of crowdsourced data and analytics on used vehicle pricing and…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 23, 2015 at 9:52am — No Comments

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