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Crystal Hartwell
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.Cars / .Car / .Auto Domains Globally Launch into General Availability

 Santa Monica, CA -- January 20, 2016 – Cars Registry, a joint venture between XYZ and Uniregistry, today announced public availability of its domains ending in .Cars, .Car, and .Auto. Dealerships, manufacturers, and all other businesses can now register auto-specific domains on a first-come, first-served basis.The global launch of .Cars, .Car, and .Auto…See More
Jan 20
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Jan 13
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3+ Hour Vehicle Transaction Times Still the Norm, But Vendor Cooperation Could Help Says Auto Dealer Survey

  40% of dealers report start-to-finish transaction time of 3 hours or more in eLEND Solutions™ survey; lack of vendor integration and data exchange seen as key obstacle to faster process by majority of dealership respondents Foothill Ranch, CA – January 13, 2016 – A new survey of dealerships from eLEND Solutions™ shows that dealers continue to struggle with shortening the lengthy, often three-hour plus, car-buying process, down to two hours or less, which is what 85% think is ideal. In fact,…See More
Jan 13
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.Cars / .Car / .Auto Domains Open Registration to General Public Today

Cars Registry’s Early Registration Begins with Automotive Domains like Hybrid.Cars, Midsize.Car, and Dallas.Auto Now Available; First-Come, First-ServedSanta Monica, CA -- January 12, 2016 – Cars Registry, a joint venture between XYZ and Uniregistry, today announced the first opportunity for the general public to register some of the best domain names…See More
Jan 12
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Patent Awarded to CarStory Market Reports’ Technology

 Patent covers “similarities engine” that enables CarStory Market Reports to automatically generate relevant and ‘like’ vehicle recommendations to car buyers, helping facilitate a better, more informed car selling/buying experience Austin, Texas – December 9, 2015 – CarStory, the industry’s largest provider of search and inventory data and analytics on used vehicles, today announced that a significant technology used in its popular CarStory Market Reports has been awarded U.S. Letters Patent…See More
Dec 9, 2015
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Dec 2, 2015
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Innovative Start-Ups Friendemic, Nuve and PartPic Voted Top Business Ideas at AutoVentures 2015

   Creative investment opportunities recognized at auto industry’s first innovation and investor conference; SRO conference, packed with investors, dealerships & PE firms, reviewed over 20 start-ups representing the best of the auto industry’s future Salt Lake City, UT –November 3, 2015 – Twenty-two of the top young companies shaping the future of the automotive industry came together last month to compete for investment dollars at the AutoVentures conference in Las Vegas.  Friendemic’s…See More
Nov 3, 2015
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Ken Garff Auto Group Adds CarStory® Market Reports to its Dealer Websites; Giving In-Market Used Car Shoppers Direct Access to Detailed Used Car Data

Auto group integrates Inline CarStory Market Reports into its nearly 50 dealership websites; information-rich reports increase consumer engagement and trustCarStory, the industry’s largest provider of search and inventory data and analytics on used vehicles, today announced that the Ken Garff Auto Group has incorporated CarStory Market Reports available into its nearly 50 dealership websites.The…See More
Sep 29, 2015
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Dealer Car Search to Offer CarStory® Market Reports to Network of 5,000 Dealers

 Reports deliver direct engagement on VDPs, reducing lead leakage from dealer websites Austin, Texas – September 22, 2015 – CarStory, the industry’s largest provider of search and inventory data and analytics on used vehicles, today announced that Dealer Car Search is making Inline CarStory Market Reports available to dealer customers who subscribe to its responsive websites. The Inline CarStory Market Reports embed important vehicle research directly in the Vehicle Detail Page (VDP) so…See More
Sep 22, 2015
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Chad Bockius of CarStory Named to “40 Under 40” list for Remarketing & Used-Car Industry

 Auto Remarketing list honors outstanding leaders under 40 whose innovations are making an impact; Bockius recognized for role in launching CarStory Market Reports which use big data to tell every used car’s unique story. Austin, Texas – September 10, 2015 – Chad Bockius, Chief Marketing Officer of CarStory, the industry’s largest provider of search and inventory data and analytics on used vehicles, has been named Auto Remarketing Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list which recognizes outstanding…See More
Sep 10, 2015
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Vehicle Service Interval Adherence Decreases by 15.6%

 New research from DMEautomotive reveals vehicle age, and lack of awareness of manufacturer recommendations, contributing to drop in number of consumers following manufacturer recommended service intervals Daytona Beach, FL – August 25, 2015 – New research from DMEautomotive analyzes the factors influencing the decrease in the number of consumers who adhere to manufacturer’s recommended service intervals for their vehicles. The study of over 8,000 respondents from 2011 to 2014 revealed that the…See More
Aug 25, 2015
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Dealerships Losing 84% of Phone-Ups

 Analysis by IHS Automotive, Commissioned by CallSource, Reveals Auto Dealers are Missing Out on Important Phone Leads Westlake Village, CA – August 18, 2015 – Over eighty percent (84%) of a dealership’s inbound sales calls are not converted to a sale[1] by that dealership, according to recent IHS Automotive analysis commissioned by CallSource. The performance of over 540 dealerships[2] nationwide over a one-year period (4/14-3/15) was…See More
Aug 18, 2015
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Chad Bockius of CarStory Selected to Present at the 2015 DrivingSales Executive Summit

 Bockius’ presentation “Big Data Strategies to Capitalize on Your Used Car Marketing” will be co-presented by Tom White, Jr. from Subaru of Wichita; Bockius and White were selected to speak by auto dealers in a highly competitive process; joining an agenda with four award-wining authors and other industry experts Austin, Texas – August 17, 2015 – Chad Bockius, Chief Marketing Officer of CarStory, and Tom White Jr. from Subaru of Wichita have been selected to present at the seventh annual…See More
Aug 17, 2015
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DMEa to Present Breakthrough System for Forecasting Dealer Fixed Ops Revenue and Retention Rates at Auto Retailing Industry Events in 2015

Gross Revenue Optimization (GRO) to be presented to automotive dealers at four key conferences: DealerSocket User Summit; Digital Dealer Conference & Expo; DrivingSales Executive Summit and Fixed Ops Conference & Expo Daytona Beach, FL – August 13, 2015 – DMEautomotive (DMEa) today announced that Gross Revenue Optimization (GRO), its groundbreaking methodology built upon a foundation of statistical analysis and direct research for forecasting dealer fixed ops revenue and retention…See More
Aug 13, 2015
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Aug 12, 2015
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DMEautomotive Named a Finalist for B2B Brand of the Year

 DMEautomotive recognized by MarketingProfs Bright Bulb Awards for innovation and for pushing the boundaries of traditional B2B marketing Jacksonville, FL–July 29, 2015 – DMEautomotive (DMEa) today announced that the company has been named a finalist for 2015 B2B Brand of the Year by MarketingProfs Bright Bulb B2B Awards. The Brand of the Year award recognizes a B2B brand, product, or service that breaks out of the humdrum and demonstrates innovation by pushing the boundaries of traditional B2B…See More
Jul 29, 2015

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.Cars / .Car / .Auto Domains Globally Launch into General Availability

Posted on January 20, 2016 at 10:13am 0 Comments

 

Santa Monica, CA -- January 20, 2016 – Cars Registry, a joint venture between XYZ and Uniregistry, today announced public availability of its domains ending in .Cars, .Car, and .Auto. Dealerships, manufacturers, and all other businesses can now register auto-specific domains on a first-come, first-served…

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3+ Hour Vehicle Transaction Times Still the Norm, But Vendor Cooperation Could Help Says Auto Dealer Survey

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 10:24am 0 Comments

 

 

40% of dealers report start-to-finish transaction time of 3 hours or more in eLEND Solutions survey; lack of vendor integration and data exchange seen as key obstacle to faster process by majority of dealership respondents

 

Foothill Ranch, CA – January 13, 2016 – A new survey of dealerships from eLEND Solutions™ shows that dealers continue to struggle with…

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.Cars / .Car / .Auto Domains Open Registration to General Public Today

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 10:14am 0 Comments

Cars Registry’s Early Registration Begins with Automotive Domains like Hybrid.Cars, Midsize.Car, and Dallas.Auto Now Available; First-Come, First-Served

Santa Monica, CA -- January 12, 2016 – Cars Registry, a joint venture between XYZ and Uniregistry, today announced the first opportunity for the…

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Patent Awarded to CarStory Market Reports’ Technology

Posted on December 9, 2015 at 5:11pm 0 Comments

 

Patent covers similarities engine that enables CarStory Market Reports to automatically generate relevant and like vehicle recommendations to car buyers, helping facilitate a better, more informed car selling/buying experience

 

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Developing Content To Generate Sales

Posted by Paul Potratz on February 5, 2016 at 12:34pm 1 Comment

Make sure your site is accessible and resourceful to your clients.

Many dealers aren’t taking advantage of using content as a way to generate sales. On this week’s episode of Hard Facts, Samantha is covering how you can…

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Recalls and the Connected Car: Is In-Vehicle Technology the Answer?

Posted by Chris Miller on February 5, 2016 at 7:59am 0 Comments

Today’s cars come with very sophisticated technology, including live…

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This Week in Social Media

Posted by Joseph Little on February 4, 2016 at 2:29pm 0 Comments

News for the Week of 2.4 

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Know your Competition! What Independents Are Doing to Retain Customers

Posted by Mike Gorun on February 4, 2016 at 9:17am 0 Comments

There is a constant stream of advice from industry experts concerning…

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The Long Arm of Loyalty

Posted by Tom Cannata on February 4, 2016 at 9:05am 2 Comments

In the decades I’ve been in the automotive industry, I’ve rarely seen…

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