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DrivingSales Announces the Most Valuable Insight of 2016 at Presidents Club in Miami

 "The Language of Closers: Communication that Wins," presented by CDK Global,named 2016’s Most Valuable Insight at third annual DrivingSales Presidents Club Salt Lake City, UT– June 13, 2016 – DrivingSales today announced that "The Language of Closers: Communication that Wins," presented by CDK Global, has been named the 2016 DrivingSales Most Valuable Insight.  CDK Global received the award from DrivingSales CEO Jared Hamilton at the…See More
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Auto Industry Experiences Monumental Shifts in Public Auto Retail Valuations, according to The Blue Sky Report™ released by Kerrigan Advisors

New report analyzes dealership buy/sell activity for Q1 2016; overall activity, including multi-dealership transactions, size of groups coming into market and luxury import transactions, continues to rise; publics’ blue sky multiples decline: valuations at parity or below many private acquisition opportunities Irvine, CA, June 7, 2016 – U.S. dealership buy/sell activity continued to rise in the first quarters of 2016, including growth in multi-dealership transactions, the size of groups coming…See More
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The KAR Index™ Drops 9% in Two Weeks

Index from Kerrigan Advisors shows high inventory levels, gross margin compression, and weak sales forecasts depressing public auto retailer valuations  Irvine, CA, May 18, 2016 – Kerrigan Advisors today announced that The KAR Index™ (The Kerrigan Auto Retail Index) has dropped 9% - from 496.82 to 452.49 – in just the last two weeks, indicating depressed public auto retailer valuations. The KAR Index™ attributes the sharp drop to higher inventory levels, gross margin compression in new vehicle…See More
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CallSource Expands Management Team

 Appointment of key marketing and sales execs, Robin Schweitzer and Bill Bauwens, adds 35+ years of sales and marketing expertise to leading call management company Westlake Village, CA – May 12, 2016 – CallSource today announced the appointment of two veteran sales and marketing executives to its management team. Robin Schweitzer brings a 20-year record of marketing success to her role as Marketing Director for the company; Bill Bauwens adds over 15 years of strategic and measurable sales…See More
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Gubagoo ChatSmart Presented with DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Award

 Gubagoo ChatSmart received a “Top Rated” Award for Dealer Satisfaction in the Chat Products Category West Palm Beach, FL – April 26, 2016 – Gubagoo ChatSmart is the recipient of a “Top Rated” Chat Products award in the seventh annual DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards. “We are honored to receive a DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Award for ChatSmart,” said Brad Title, CEO of Gubagoo, Inc. “Especially because this award is based on comparisons and ratings from dealerships on the industry’s…See More
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Website Rankings and Conversions Increase with Dealership Switch to .Cars URL

  Study shows new automotive domain improves over 50% of search rankings  Santa Monica, CA – March 28, 2016 – A new dealership case study conducted by independent SEO experts GlobeRunner reveals that new automotive-specific domain names, .Cars, .Car, and .Auto (“.Cars”), are lifting search rankings, conversions, and traffic. Since launching in January, .Cars has been globally adopted by automotive businesses like Chinese manufacturer…See More
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U.S. Dealership Buy/Sells Hit Record Highs in 2015: New Entrants Drive 29% of Sales, according to The Blue Sky Report™ released by Kerrigan Advisors

 Dealership valuations skyrocket; Van Tuyl, Berkshire Hathaway acquisitions have major impact; new entrants outpace publics by over 4 to 1  Irvine, CA, March 9, 2016 – U.S. dealership buy/sell activity reached record highs in 2015[1], with activity by new entrants outpacing public company acquisitions by over four to one, according to The Blue Sky Report™, a Kerrigan Quarterly, which today released its full year 2015 analysis.  The report from Kerrigan Advisors is the auto…See More
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U.S. Dealership Buy/Sells Hit Record Highs in 2015: New Entrants Drive 29% of Sales, according to The Blue Sky Report™ released by Kerrigan Advisors

 Dealership valuations skyrocket; Van Tuyl, Berkshire Hathaway acquisitions have major impact; new entrants outpace publics by over 4 to 1  Irvine, CA, March 9, 2016 – U.S. dealership buy/sell activity reached record highs in 2015[1], with activity by new entrants outpacing public company acquisitions by over four to one, according to The Blue Sky Report™, a Kerrigan Quarterly, which today released its full year 2015 analysis.  The report from Kerrigan Advisors is the auto…See More
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Vast® Experts to Speak at Key Auto Industry Conferences

Posted on June 22, 2016 at 10:29am 0 Comments

Vast executives to share insights on how a shift in fundamental marketing strategies can lead to increased used vehicle sales for car dealers

 

Austin, Texas – June 22, 2016 – Vast announced today that two of its executives from its CarStory® product team will be sharing insights into how dealerships can improve marketing strategies to make stronger…

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CallSource Sponsors “Personal Development” Track at Second Annual 2016 Women in Automotive Conference

Posted on June 21, 2016 at 12:37pm 0 Comments

CallSource Sponsors “Personal Development” Track at Second Annual 2016 Women in Automotive Conference Company founder and director, Carey Fried, to lead “Mindful & Emotional Intelligence for Leaders” workshop Westlake Village, CA – June 21st, 2016 – CallSource today announced that company director and founder Carey Fried will present a workshop based on Google’s “Search Inside Yourself” curriculum at the upcoming Women in Automotive (WIA) conference taking place in Orlando, FL (June…

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DrivingSales Announces the Most Valuable Insight of 2016 at Presidents Club in Miami

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 11:12am 0 Comments

 

"The Language of Closers: Communication that Wins," presented by CDK Global,

named 2016’s Most Valuable Insight at third annual DrivingSales Presidents Club

 

Salt Lake City, UT– June 13, 2016DrivingSales today announced that "The Language of Closers: Communication…

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Auto Industry Experiences Monumental Shifts in Public Auto Retail Valuations, according to The Blue Sky Report™ released by Kerrigan Advisors

Posted on June 7, 2016 at 10:19am 0 Comments

New report analyzes dealership buy/sell activity for Q1 2016; overall activity, including multi-dealership transactions, size of groups coming into market and luxury import transactions, continues to rise; publics’ blue sky multiples decline: valuations at parity or below many private acquisition opportunities

 

Irvine, CA, June 7, 2016 – U.S. dealership buy/sell activity…

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Is Your Campaign Compatible?

Posted by Paul Potratz on June 24, 2016 at 1:41pm 0 Comments

Are you testing your emails before you send them?

More than 80% of the population use smartphone and other mobile devices. Over 60% of people open their…

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Are You a Game Changer?

Posted by Dave Anderson on June 24, 2016 at 11:23am 0 Comments

There are normally three types of team members on an organization’s payroll: caretakers, playmakers, and game changers. The behaviors associated with each category go beyond skills or talent; they are primarily mindset issues that determine how…

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Dangerous Recalls May be Leaving your Service Lane Unrepaired

Posted by Chris Miller on June 24, 2016 at 10:35am 0 Comments

In my last few blogs, I’ve discussed how to handle recall customers…

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The Writing Is On the (Facebook) Wall but May Not Be for Long

Posted by Gina Reuscher on June 24, 2016 at 10:17am 0 Comments

Words, both written and spoken, have been the primary form of…

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How Can Auto Auctions Improve Dealer Confidence Online?

Posted by Kelly Bianchi on June 24, 2016 at 8:42am 1 Comment

The Online Perception

Perhaps Buzz is a bit naive... or... maybe Woody has had a bad experience in the past. (For those of you who don't have have kids, I am referencing the image above.) The…

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