Crystal Hartwell
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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 activity hit new highs in the first three quarters of 2014, soaring to an 89% increase year-over-year, according to the just released Kerrigan…See More
Dec 3
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Dec 2
Crystal Hartwell and Sharon Hill are now friends
Oct 23
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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 – DrivingSales today announced the winners of the 2014 DrivingSales Innovation Cup and Dealer Best Idea Awards. “New Car IQ” from Pearl Technology won…See More
Oct 20
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“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 of 77%. Dealers who had used another chat product reported a marked improvement with Gubagoo’s managed chat solution,…See More
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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 webinar, Your Service Retention Metrics: Lying Liars and the Lies They Tell offers a wake-up call for dealers on the service retention metrics they have been…See More
Sep 23
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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 Chat and Call Centers’ has been named a finalist for the DrivingSales Innovation Cup…See More
Sep 22
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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 – DrivingSales today announced the full agenda of breakout speakers and presentations for the 2014…See More
Sep 4
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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, 2014 – DrivingSales announced that five auto dealer professionals have been selected as finalists for the 2014…See More
Aug 25
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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 looked at 307 dealerships nationwide that offer a dealership-branded mobile app and compared the 6-month service visit frequency…See More
Aug 20
Sharon Hill commented on Crystal Hartwell's blog post New Study: Mobile App Users Become More Frequent Visitors to Dealership Service Department; Visiting Nearly 50% More Often Than Non-App Users
"mobile is clearly crucial. I've heard that geo-location tools beef up sales conversions 200 to 300%. "
Aug 19
Crystal Hartwell posted a blog post

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 looked at 307 dealerships nationwide that offer a dealership-branded mobile app and compared the 6-month service visit frequency…See More
Aug 19
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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 CAR Group). The transaction is the largest to date for The CAR Group.  It was…See More
Aug 5
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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 – DrivingSales today announced that Rand Fishkin,…See More
Jul 10

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

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 12:23pm 0 Comments

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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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

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 12:14pm 0 Comments

 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 DMEautomotive (DMEa) reveals that a whopping…

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

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

 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, 2014DrivingSales today…

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

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

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 shoppers based on dealer-defined credit criteria and provides shoppers with direct, upfront…

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