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DrivingSales Announces Innovation Cup and Dealer Best Idea Award Winners for 2014

 

 New Car IQ from Pearl Technology wins 2014 Innovation Cup Award and “YouTube Postal Service” from Robert Karbaum E-Commerce Manager, Weins Canada Inc./Don Valley North Lexus, wins the 2014 Dealer Best Idea Award; presented at 2014 DrivingSales Executive Summit  

 

Salt Lake City, Utah – October 20, 2014 –…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 20, 2014 at 10:56am — No Comments

eLEND Solutions™ Launches CreditPlus™, the Next Generation of its Industry-Leading Credit Application Platform

 

CreditPlus Brings Consumer-Qualified Payments to Front of Sales Process

 

 

Mission Viejo, CA – October 13, 2014 – eLEND Solutions™ today announced the launch of CreditPlus™, the next generation of its industry-leading online, interactive credit application platform. CreditPlus instantly pre-approves…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 13, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

“Smart” Chat vs. Passive Chat: Study of Toyota, Lexus and Scion Dealers Proves New Smart Chat Platform Drives Huge Increase in Website Traffic Conversions

 

Comprehensive Study of 68 Dealerships using Gubagoo’s ChatSmart Platform Shows 77% Chat-to-Lead Conversion

 

West Palm Beach, FL - October 8, 2014 – A comprehensive study[1] of 68 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers using a next-generation “smart” chat solution versus old-school, passive chat has shown consistently high chat-to-lead conversion rates…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 8, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Mike Martinez, CMO of DMEautomotive, to Present at the 2014 DrivingSales Executive Summit; and DMEa Selected as a Finalist for the 2014 Innovation Cup

Mike Martinez’s presentation, “Smartphones and the Purchase Game,” was selected by a panel of auto dealers; joins an agenda that also includes keynotes from digital expert and best-selling author Brian Solis; SEO ‘Wizard’ Rand Fishkin; eMarketer’s lead digital auto analyst, Mike Hudson; Kellogg School of Management marketing professor Florian Zettelmeyer, and online marketing pioneer, Bryan Eisenberg

 

Daytona Beach, FL – September 30, 2014 –…

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8 in 10 Dealers Agree the Ideal Sales/Finance Process Should Be Two Hours or Less



New dealership survey from eLEND Solutions underscores pain points for dealers in Sales/F&I process; 80% report their Sales/Finance process takes two hours or longer

Mission Viejo, CA – September 30, 2014 – A new survey of dealerships* from eLEND Solutions underscores what most dealers know already, that the sales and finance process takes much longer than it should:  80% report their process goes on…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 30, 2014 at 7:43am — No Comments

Your Service Retention Metrics: ‘Lying Liars and the Lies They Tell’ - Revealed by DMEa at Automotive News Webinar



 

Free webinar on Thursday, October 2nd at 2 p.m. EST offers a completely new way of measuring customer value, plus five things every dealership can do to increase retention NOW

 

Daytona Beach, FL–September 23, 2014– DMEautomotive (DMEa) announces the 10th in a series of webinars the company is hosting with Automotive News. The 60-minute…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 23, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

Gubagoo is a Finalist for Most Innovative Dealership Solution of 2014

 

‘Gubagoo Behavioral Engagement & Analytics Technology (BEAST), and Chat and Call Centers’ selected by dealers as DrivingSales Innovation Cup Award finalist; Gubagoo to present onstage at DrivingSales Executive Summit

 

West Palm Beach, FL and Salt Lake City, UT – September 22, 2014 – ‘Gubagoo Behavioral Engagement & Analytics Technology (BEAST), and…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 22, 2014 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

DrivingSales 2014 Innovation Cup Award: Finalists Announced

 

Innovation Cup recognizes the most innovative dealership solutions of 2014; finalists CarWars, DMEautomotive, Gubagoo, LotLinx and Pearl Technologies to present their solutions at the 2014 DrivingSales Executive Summit

 

Salt Lake City, UT – September 16, 2014  - DrivingSales today announced that five finalists have been selected for the fifth annual…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 16, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

Gubagoo’s New TalkSmart Drives ‘Smart’, High-Converting Phone Leads

TalkSmart integrates advanced telephony into Gubagoo’s analytics-driven website chat and communications platform

 

 

West Palm Beach, FL – September 16, 2014  Gubagoo Inc.’s new TalkSmartsm is designed to drive ‘smart,’ high-converting phone leads. Integrated into Gubagoo’s analytics-driven website chat and…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 16, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments

DrivingSales Executive Summit Announces 2014 Breakout Speakers

Expanded roster of presentations selected by a dealer panel; topics range from wearable tech, social media, mobile marketing and SEO to F&I, service, location-based and website strategies, and more; breakout presenters include some of the auto industry’s most innovative dealer executives and thought leaders

 

 

Salt Lake City, UT – September 4, 2014 –…

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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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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

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