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CarStory Market Reports Selected for DealerInspire’s Award-Winning Dealer Website Platform

 

DealerInspire’s network of dealers now have immediate access to CarStory’s unique reports, which are based on analysis of millions of used vehicle listings and millions of real-world, real-time searches by online shoppers.

 

Austin, Texas – March 3, 2015 – CarStory, the industry’s largest provider of crowdsourced data and analytics on used vehicle pricing and preferences,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 3, 2015 at 11:29am — No Comments

AutoCorner Integrates CarStory Market Reports into Auto Dealer Websites

 

Partnership means over 1,000 independent dealers will benefit from CarStory’s unique reports, which are designed to build consumer confidence in used car purchasing process and to help dealers better engage customers online and on the lot

 

Austin, Texas - February 24, 2015 – CarStory, the industry’s largest provider of crowdsourced data and analytics on used vehicle pricing…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on February 24, 2015 at 8:44am — No Comments

Gubagoo Selected as Certified Provider for Dealer.com

West Palm Beach, FL– January 27, 2015 – Gubagoo, the fastest growing chat and website engagement provider for dealerships, today announced that it has been selected as a trusted provider in Dealer.com’s Certified Provider Program.  To qualify as a provider in the program, companies and their products must have proven value, security, efficiency, and return on investment, giving customers added assurance that they are choosing high-quality, complementary software…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 27, 2015 at 12:48pm — No Comments

CallSource Automotive Brings Industry-Leading Call Tracking and Management System to Australia

 

Company to help Australian dealers improve call-to-conversion ratios with U.S.-patented system that generates an average of $320K+ in additional annual earnings for US dealers; Hyundai Australia first to roll out system to dealer network

 

San Francisco, Calif. - January 23, 2015 - CallSource, the U.S. leader in call tracking, management and training, announced today at the 2015 National…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 23, 2015 at 6:58pm — No Comments

DMEautomotive’s Driver Connect Collects Two More Top Honors: AWA Award and 2015 Digital Edge 25 Award

 

DMEautomotive’s groundbreaking mobile app for dealerships wins Automotive Website Award for second year in a row, and is an honoree in the prestigious Digital Edge 25 Awards

 

San Francisco, Calif. – January 23, 2015 – DMEautomotive (DMEa) today announced that its groundbreaking dealer-branded mobile app, Driver Connect, has received two of the most prestigious…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 23, 2015 at 11:20am — No Comments

CallSource CallTrack® Presented with DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Award

 

CallSource receives a “Top Rated” Award for Dealer Satisfaction in Call Management Category

 

San Francisco, CA – January 23, 2015 – CallSource’s CallTrack® is the recipient of a “Top Rated” Call Management award in the sixth annual DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards, presented at a special event today in conjunction with the…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 23, 2015 at 8:15am — No Comments

DMEautomotive Releases The Pocket Innovation: New eBook on Mobile Strategies



 


 

Second edition of groundbreaking eBook includes new data on mobile user behavior and multiple best practices - from mobile payment to geo-fencing and beacon technology

 

Daytona Beach, FL –January 22, 2015 – DMEautomotive (DMEa), the company that has led the thought leadership charge when it comes to mobile strategies and technologies…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 22, 2015 at 3:45pm — No Comments

2014 DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Award Recipients Announced

 

 

Awards recognize dealer satisfaction with products / services in 14 categories; presented at special ceremony in conjunction with the 2015 NADA Convention  

 

 

San Francisco, CA – January 22nd, 2015 – The sixth annual DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards were…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 22, 2015 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Volkswagen of America Selects CarStory Market Reports to Showcase their WorldAuto Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Program in Nationwide Rollout

CarStory Market Reports Help Educate Volkswagen Customers and Streamline Purchase Decisions

 

Austin, Texas - January 21, 2015 – Today, CarStory announced it was selected by Volkswagen of America to provide free online CarStory Market Reports to authorized Volkswagen dealers nationwide. These Market Reports will introduce WorldAuto® Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles to customers earlier in the buying process…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 21, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Dealers Missing Dollars: One Third of Dealership Service Dollars Potentially Lost in Missed Afterhours and Overflow Service Calls

New analysis by DMEautomotive of over 8,500 dealership calls shows that nearly 70% of missed service calls are from ‘Swing Loyalists’ who represent 31% of dealership spend

Daytona Beach, FL – January 21, 2015 – A new analysis by DMEautomotive reveals that dealerships are missing out on calls from customers who represent nearly one third of their total service dollars. The study of 8,537 overflow and afterhours…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 21, 2015 at 11:38am — No Comments

New Businesses Accelerate DrivingSales to Record Growth; Digital Marketing Veteran Chris Reed Joins Expanding Team

Doubling in size and launching two new businesses in 2014, DrivingSales cemented its position as the leading information services provider in the retail automotive industry delivering valuable insights to dealers through its media properties, university and data & analytics tools

Salt Lake City, Utah – January 21, 2015 – DrivingSales today announced that 2014 marked a banner year of growth for the retail automotive information services…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 21, 2015 at 11:19am — No Comments

DMEa Adds ‘Tap-to-Pay’ Functionality to its Groundbreaking Mobile App, Driver Connect

Consumers can now view their service invoice and ‘tap to pay’ instantly when the mobile app alerts them that their car is ready from service

New study shows that consumers are embracing dealership mobile apps and want mobile payment functionality, as well as quick access to service history, scheduling and special offers

Daytona Beach, FL – January 15, 2015 – DMEautomotive (DMEa) today unveiled version 3.0…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 15, 2015 at 7:48am — No Comments

DMEautomotive Launches Mobile Loyalty; Program Targets Retention Bleed by Capturing the ‘Always-On’ Consumer

 

New Driver Connect mobile app enhancements make customer loyalty points easily available to “on-the-go” dealership customer; attacks increasing service interval with program proven to increase retention

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – January 13, 2015 DMEautomotive (DMEa) today launched Mobile Loyalty, a new mobile app-enabled customer loyalty program targeting today’s “always-on” customer, designed to help…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 13, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Auto Dealers Report Targeted Direct Mail Marketing Campaigns are Most Cost- and Time-Efficient Way to Retain Customers

New Study of Over 200 US Dealerships, by Prospect Vision, Reveals Direct Mail Campaigns Deliver Dramatic Conversions/ROI; In-Equity Customers are Ready-to-Buy and Their Trade-ins Sell Faster

 

Hickory, North Carolina - January 13, 2015 – A comprehensive study of 200 US dealerships has revealed that old-fashioned postal mail, when used strategically, still packs a punch, delivering much stronger results than other marketing…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 13, 2015 at 10:12am — No Comments

Major Acquisitions Skyrocket U.S. Dealership Buy/Sell Activity -- Up 89% Year-Over-Year

Acquisition activity soaring; Berkshire Hathaway acquisition of Van Tuyl and Lithia acquisition of DCH push pricing expectations to record peaks, according to Q3 Kerrigan Quarterly Blue Sky Report;

 

Kerrigan Advisors announces new private equity/family office advisory to meet evolving market needs

 

Irvine, CA, December 2, 2014 – U.S. dealership buy/sell…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on December 2, 2014 at 9:24am — No Comments

New Research: One Third of Consumers Plan to Hit the Road for Winter Holidays; One in Six to Put Over 1,000 Miles on Odometer

 

 

 

With gas prices at five-year lows, a new survey from DMEautomotive shows that car travel is the way to go for 35% of travelers over the winter holidays; and these consumers are making sure their ride is safe: 90% plan pre-trip maintenance

 

Daytona Beach, FL – December 2, 2014 – With gas prices at five-year lows, new research from…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on December 2, 2014 at 9:17am — No Comments

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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Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 30, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments

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