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Finalists Announced for the DrivingSales 2014 Dealer Best Idea Award

Award recognizes the most innovative auto dealership strategies of 2014; finalists are Cathy Nesbit and Alyssa Safty, Harry Robinson Buick GMC; Bryan Armstrong, VW SouthTowne; Shelly Hebert, Glenmore Audi; Erich Gail, Cardinale Automotive Group; Robert Karbaum, Weins Canada Inc. / Don Valley North Toyota

 

Salt Lake City, Utah – August 25, 2014DrivingSales announced that five…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on August 25, 2014 at 9:13am — No Comments

New Study: Mobile App Users Become More Frequent Visitors to Dealership Service Department; Visiting Nearly 50% More Often Than Non-App Users

 

Study of 307 dealerships nationwide shows that for every 1,000 app users, a dealership receives, on average, $144,000 in incremental service revenue

 

Daytona Beach, FL – August 19, 2014 –DMEautomotive (DMEa) today released new research proving that mobile app users become more frequent visitors to a dealership’s service department after they download the app. The study…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on August 19, 2014 at 8:28am — No Comments

Kerrigan Advisors Represents Fladeboe Honda, Volkswagen, Buick/GMC in Sale to The Conant Auto Retail Group

Sale of California dealership group to the 3rd largest auto group in the state reinforces buy/sell market strength in California and nationally; consolidation continues - the big are getting bigger

 

Irvine, CA, August 5, 2014 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading national dealership buy/sell advisory firm, advised Irvine, California-based Fladeboe Automotive Group in its successful sale to The Conant Auto Retail Group (The…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on August 5, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Rand Fishkin, Renowned ‘Wizard’ of SEO Returns by Popular Demand to Keynote DrivingSales Executive Summit

Author of the Art of SEO and one of the most sought-after experts on ‘all things content, search, & social on the web’, Fishkin will provide attendees with critical new tactics for increasing showroom and website traffic; joins keynote line-up that includes digital expert and author Brian Solis and eMarketer’s Lead Digital Auto Analyst, Mike Hudson.

 

Salt Lake City, UT – July 10, 2014 –…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 10, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

New Research: The Top Things Drivers Do to ‘Fight the Drowse’ – Caffeine, Open Windows, Stretch, Loud Music, AC – Do Not Work

DMEautomotive survey reveals that less than one in four drivers do what experts recommend most: pull over and take a nap

With more than half of Americans planning road trips this summer – and the majority intending to drive 7 or more hours a day – dangerous, drowsy driving looks to intensify

Daytona Beach, FL – June 25, 2014  With the summer road-trip season hitting high gear July 4th,,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on June 25, 2014 at 8:34am — No Comments

New Research: Small Ad Formats with Targeted Offers Drive More than 4 in 5 Website Leads for Dealers Studied

 

Gubagoo study also finds: gradually ramping up value of published offers on dealer websites saves $18,000+ a month

 

West Palm Beach, FL–June 24, 2014 – With dealerships making record investments in driving traffic to their sites, the website engagement leader, Gubagoo, today released new research on what kind of ad formats and published offers convert at the highest rates (and most cost-efficiently) at dealer…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on June 24, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

U.S. Dealership Buy/Sell Activity Increased 60% in First Quarter 2014

 

Blue sky pricing remains very high as pricing floor forms; more sellers enter market; privates dominate, while public spend rises 9% year-over-year, according to The Kerrigan Quarterly Blue Sky Report

 

Irvine, CA, June 23, 2014 – U.S. dealership buy/sell activity dramatically increased in the first quarter of 2014, according to The Kerrigan Quarterly Blue Sky Report for Q1…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on June 23, 2014 at 8:29am — No Comments

Brian Solis, World-Renowned Digital Analyst & Futurist, to Keynote DrivingSales Executive Summit

 

Award-winning author Brian Solis to show dealers how to navigate and embrace disruptive technologies (from wearables to sharing economies)-- and drive better customer relationships and more sales by becoming part of the ‘disruption’

 

Salt Lake City, UT – June 5, 2014DrivingSales today announced that Brian Solis,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on June 5, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Mobile App-Users Are More Likely to Purchase Vehicles, and Spend More Money per Purchase, at Auto Dealerships

National study of over 366,000 vehicle purchases shows, for the first time, that dealership branded mobile apps influence consumer vehicle purchases

 

Daytona Beach, FL – May 6, 2014 –DMEautomotive (DMEa) today released key research findings from a first-ever study of over 366,000 purchase records, from a mix of 111 dealerships that offered a dealership-branded mobile app during the course of a full year,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on May 6, 2014 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Case Study: New ID Scanner Eliminates ID Fraud at Dealerships – While Also Boosting Sales

 Study details unexpected benefits: Benny Boyd Auto Group lost 4 cars to fake IDs prior to using ID Drive scanner; after using for one year: ID fraud eliminated – sales across 9 stores increased 10% - and sales process slashed by 30 minutes

 

Mission Viejo, CA – April 28, 2014 – ID fraud is a massive national problem – and a growing dealership issue. The Benny Boyd Auto Group, with nine stores in Texas, lost four vehicles to…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 28, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

Gubagoo’s Fast-Growing Chat and ‘Total Engagement’ Solution for Dealer Websites Goes Mobile

 

Dealerships can now track – and precisely target – the 40% of their site traffic that comes through smartphones and tablets; 1,100 dealers using Gubagoo report even higher chat-to-lead rates on mobile (74%) than on desktops

 

West Palm Beach, FL–April 15, 2014 Gubagoo announced today that its behavioral analytics-based chat and website engagement platform for dealer…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 15, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments

New Research: 1 in 6 Car Buyers Skips Test-Drive; Nearly Half Visit Just One (Or No) Dealership Prior to Purchase

DMEautomotive study provides fresh evidence that dealership avoidance is a new car buying “normal”

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – April 15, 2014 – It may be the second most expensive purchase of most people’s lives, but new research from DMEautomotive (DMEa) reveals that a growing number of Americans are bypassing test-drives – and making strikingly few visits to dealerships – in their car-buying…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

DMEautomotive Receives Technology Leadership Award for Second Year in a Row

DMEautomotive named as Dealer Marketing Magazine’s 2014 Technology Leader in Service Marketing for Driver Connect

 

 

Daytona Beach, Fla., April 9, 2014 -- DMEautomotive’s (DMEa), the leader in science-based, results-driven automotive marketing, has received the prestigious Dealer Marketing Magazine Technology Leadership Award for…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 9, 2014 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Fidelis PPM to Exclusively Offer DMEautomotive’s Award-winning Driver Connect to its Dealer Clients

DMEa Driver Connect joins with leading prepaid maintenance provider to put Fidelis PPM in the palm of the customer’s hand -- and powerful mobile marketing and retention at the dealership’s fingertips

 

Daytona Beach, FL –April 8, 2014 – DMEautomotive (DMEa), the leader in science-based, results-driven automotive marketing, today announced that…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 8, 2014 at 8:35am — No Comments

DMEautomotive is a Finalist for DrivingSales Most Valuable Insight Award

 

DMEautomotive will present Moving Beyond Retention: A New Paradigm to Grow Your Service Business, based on original research, at the DrivingSales Presidents Club in New York City April 16th, 2014

 

Daytona, FL and Salt Lake City, UT – April 2, 2014 – DMEautomotive has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 DrivingSales Most Valuable Insight Award, which was created to foster the…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 2, 2014 at 8:06am — No Comments

DMEautomotive and DealerSocket Announce Strategic Partnership; DealerSocket Names DMEautomotive as Exclusive Call Center Provider



Partnership integrates DMEautomotive’s state-of-the-art call center services and award-winning mobile app services directly into the DealerSocket CRM system, providing seamless and secure connectivity for DealerSocket users.

Daytona Beach, FL – March 31, 2014 – DMEautomotive (DMEa), the leader in science-based, results-driven …

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 31, 2014 at 6:42am — 1 Comment

DrivingSales Announces Finalists for 2014 Most Valuable Insight Award

Insights on Retention Metrics, KPIs, Phone Lead Conversion and Service Pricing – All Backed by Deep and Original Research - to Compete Onstage at the Inaugural DrivingSales Presidents Club event in New York City in April

Salt Lake City, UT -  March 19, 2014 - DrivingSales today announced the finalists of the 2014 DrivingSales Most Valuable Insight Competition, which was created to foster the spirit of progress and thought leadership in the…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 19, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments

Car-aoke Anyone? New Study Reveals Singing Out Loud is Top Activity While Driving; One in Four Admit to Texting

New consumer survey from DMEautomotive released in conjunction with National Collision Awareness month reveals that 'distracted driving' activities are still rampant: 28% surveyed admitted that they text; half eat or talk on the phone; 5% read, work on laptop, floss or shave while driving; young are the biggest offenders

Daytona Beach, FL – March 18, 2014 – Singing out loud is the number one activity while driving, according to a…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 18, 2014 at 8:55am — No Comments

Digital Automotive Sales Leader Named Chief Revenue Officer of LotLinx

Steve Pace, veteran of leading innovative digital marketing companies, including Dealer.com, Dealix, ResponseLogix, AutoWeb and Autobytel, to lead dealer sales initiatives for rapidly growing company

 

San Francisco, CA – February 26, 2014 – LotLinx, the first syndicated advertising network for automotive retailing that delivers deep-linking to VDPs on…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on February 26, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

DMEa / Automotive News Webinar: Mobile Marketing Success - What You Need to do Today to Win!

Free webinar on Thursday, February 27th at 2 p.m. EST provides an easy-to-grasp guide to mobile marketing; free copy of “The Big Picture Book of Mobile Marketing Strategy” for each attendee

Daytona Beach, FL–February 19, 2014– DMEautomotive (DMEa), the science-inspired, results-based automotive marketing leader, announces the ninth in a series of webinars the company is hosting with Automotive News. The sixty-minute webinar,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on February 19, 2014 at 2:24pm — No Comments

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