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Protective to Acquire Revolos, Adding Complementary Product Portfolio to Asset Protection Division

Protective Life Corporation (Protective), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. (TSE:8750), today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the Revolos family of companies.

“Protective’s Asset Protection Division is an important—and growing—part of our business,” said Rich Bielen, President & CEO, Protective.…

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Added by John Sternal on September 25, 2020 at 8:59am — No Comments

SURVEY SHOWS WHERE AUTO DEALERS WILL LOOK TO INCREASE SPENDING ON DIGITAL ADVERTISING FOR REMAINDER OF 2020

Dealers will be Buyers of Social Media, Direct Marketing, & SEO to Attract Customers

 

ATLANTA – (September 14, 2020) – PureCars, a leading provider of digital marketing and advertising insights for automotive dealers, today released results of as recent auto dealer survey that shows how dealers’ digital advertising strategies have shifted since COVID-19, as well as their plans for advertising strategies for the…

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Added by John Sternal on September 14, 2020 at 2:11pm — No Comments

How Dealers Today Leveraged Fixed Ops and Digital Advertising for Quicker Recovery

Many auto dealerships drastically cut back their overall ad spending during the springtime COVID-19 lockdowns as a way to preserve as much of their bottom line as possible. After all, the annual pace of sales fell sharply to 8.47 million in April1. This was a significant drop from the 17.05 million level it was pacing just a few months earlier in January.

 

However, dealers were one of the earliest segments of business to embrace a message of wide-spread cleanliness…

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Added by John Sternal on September 14, 2020 at 10:29am — No Comments

Swapalease.com Releases 2020 Vehicle Lease Trends Report Showing Impact Lease Policies Have on Sales, Loyalty, Retention

Honda, Hyundai, Nissan Among Brands Losing Drivers Due to Unfriendly Policies 

CINCINNATI, OHIO (August 31, 2020) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, unveiled today its latest report on vehicle lease trends and brand retention for leasing: “2020 Vehicle Lease Trends - What’s Motivating Drivers and Dealers to Modernize the Vehicle Lease Experience”.…

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Added by John Sternal on August 31, 2020 at 9:50am — No Comments

PROTECTIVE ASSET PROTECTION EXPANDS DEALER F&I TRAINING CURRICULUM WITH SEVERAL NEW WEBINARS AVAILABLE

Webinar Topics Range from Generational Selling to Customer Engagement Techniques

 

CHESTERFIELD, MO (August 26, 2020) –…

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Added by John Sternal on August 28, 2020 at 10:18am — No Comments

LEASE CREDIT APPROVAL RATES DIP SLIGHTLY TO 65.1% IN JULY

Lease Approval Ratings Decline While Lease Applications Continue to Increase

CINCINNATI, OHIO (August 12, 2020) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit…

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Added by John Sternal on August 12, 2020 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Survey: 80% of Automotive Dealerships Report Partnering with Fewer than Twenty Lenders, Highlighting Competitive Financial Marketplace

Data Reveals Importance of Accuracy and Efficiency in Lending Processes

BURNABY, BC (August 10, 2020) - Inovatec Systems…

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Added by John Sternal on August 10, 2020 at 4:52pm — No Comments

PureCars' Multi-Channel Digital Advertising Platform Selected By Toyota For Dealer Parts & Service Program

Leading Digital Advertising Platform Helps Toyota Dealers Promote Fixed Ops Programs & Offers

ATLANTA, July 15, 2020 -- PureCars, a leading provider of digital marketing and advertising insights for automotive dealers, today announced it has expanded its …

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Added by John Sternal on July 15, 2020 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Dealers See Bottom-Line Benefits from a Thorough F&I Product Portfolio Review

The world has witnessed drastic changes in just a few short months. The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly 50 million workers since the end of February, according to Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics in a recent CNBC1 report.

While Moody’s also believes “the COVID-19 recession is over1,” automotive dealers of every size should be taking this time to review every aspect of their business to ensure maximum readiness for when the…

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Added by John Sternal on July 9, 2020 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Used vs. New Sales Trends Week of July 4

Topic Expert: Jeremy Anspach, CEO of PureCars

Background: New-car inventory at the beginning of June was down by a third, compared to the same time last year, according to research from Edmunds.com. At the same time, June auto sales climbed about 3.3% from May, although they are down by 30% compared to a year earlier, according to estimates from Cox Automotive. So, what IS moving as we head into July? Jeremy Anspach…

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Added by John Sternal on July 8, 2020 at 12:48pm — No Comments

PureCars' Automotive Marketing Platform Receives Digital Advertising Certification For The Honda Dealer Program

Leading Digital Advertising Platform Helping Auto Dealers Drive Consumer Demand From COVID-19

ATLANTA, July 1, 2020 -- PureCars, a leading provider of digital marketing and advertising insights for automotive dealers, today announced it has been certified as one of the official providers of digital advertising for the …

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Added by John Sternal on July 1, 2020 at 2:17pm — No Comments

PureCars Receives Digital Advertising Certification For The Porsche Dealer Program

ATLANTA, June 17, 2020  -- PureCars, a leading provider of digital marketing and advertising insights for automotive dealers, today announced it has been certified as an official provider of digital advertising for the Porsche Dealer Program. PureCars is now certified in a total of 14 OEM programs across the U.S.  

 

PureCars' digital advertising insights are powered by Meridian, its premier automotive marketing platform that combines powerful business intelligence tools with…

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Added by John Sternal on June 18, 2020 at 2:28pm — No Comments

LEASE CREDIT APPROVAL RATES CLIMB TO 68.6% IN MAY

Credit Approvals See Significant Rebound from April Rates

CINCINNATI, OHIO (June 18, 2020) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a…

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Added by John Sternal on June 18, 2020 at 11:05am — No Comments

Beep Partners with USDOT, AV Industry, and State Transportation Departments for AV Test Initiative

Beep among initial participants selected to promote the safe development and testing of autonomous vehicles across the United States

Beep, an Orlando-based autonomous shuttle service provider, is among 17 initial participants selected by the United States Department of Transportation  (USDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)  for the Automated Vehicle Transparency and…

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Added by John Sternal on June 16, 2020 at 11:44am — No Comments

Are Car Shoppers Getting “COVID Fatigue” In Dealer Ads?

View the latest COVID-19 data report from PureCars.

Background: We’re far from “all clear” but evidence of COVID fatigue is everywhere you look. Depending on where you live, you can either step…

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Added by John Sternal on June 10, 2020 at 9:42am — No Comments

REPAY Announces Partnership with Inovatec Systems Corp

Partnership will enhance payment capabilities for lenders and finance companies across the Inovatec system…

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Added by John Sternal on June 9, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

PureCars Auto Sales Data May 22 - 28; Used Vehicles Dominate Top Sales

New brand performance sales data from PureCars illustrates which brands, models and new vs. used saw the biggest sales during the period of May 22 - May 28. 

 

Breakdown of Brand % of Sales May 22 - May 28

Brand  % of Sales

1: Ford  14%

2: Toyota 11%

3: Chevrolet 11%

4: Honda 8%

5: Jeep 6%

6: Nissan 4%

7: Subaru 4%

8: Hyundai 4%

9: GMC 5%

10: Kia…

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Added by John Sternal on June 2, 2020 at 11:37am — No Comments

PROTECTIVE ASSET PROTECTION MAKES ONLINE DEALER TRAINING INSTITUTE AVAILABLE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Online Training Program Helps F&I Personnel Elevate Skills to Improve Profit and Customer Satisfaction Levels

 

CHESTERFIELD, MO (May 20, 2020) – Protective Asset Protection, a leading provider of F&I programs, services and dealer owned warranty company programs, has made available its library of professional development training courses to all dealership personnel and agents. This…

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Added by John Sternal on May 20, 2020 at 8:56am — No Comments

Inovatec Systems Awarded TISAX Certification

The Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange Certification is the Automotive Industry Standard for Information Security

Inovatec, a cloud-based software solutions provider, today announced that it has been awarded the Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX) Certificate for meeting compliance with stringent information security requirements. TISAX Assessments are conducted by accredited audit providers that demonstrate…

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Added by John Sternal on May 12, 2020 at 2:56pm — No Comments

PureCars Data: Early Stay-at-Home States Showing Positive Signs for Auto Dealers

Here is the latest COVID-19 report for auto dealers, filled with data and insights from PureCars that shows that continued impact the pandemic is having on the industry, tips to help dealers make the right decisions for their business, and trends that show where dealers in some of the earliest and hardest-affected states are now showing positive signs. …

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Added by John Sternal on April 28, 2020 at 9:23am — No Comments

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