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April 13, 2018 - Industry News

AutoWeb Names Industry Veteran Jared Rowe President and CEO

The announcement marks Rowe's return to the company where he started his digital marketing career nearly 20 years ago. It also marks his return to the car business.

Tags: Autobytel, AutoWeb, Cox Automotive, digital marketing, digital retailing, technology

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Autobytel Sells Off Specialty Finance Leads Product to Internet Brands

Autobytel last week completed the sale of its specialty finance leads product to Internet Brands Inc. for $3.2 million in cash and $1.6 million in additional transition licensing income.

Tags: Autobytel, Internet Brands Inc., Sale

December 20, 2016 - Industry News

Autobytel to Sell Specialty Finance Leads Product to Internet Brands

Per the agreement, the SFL product will be sold for $3.2 million in cash, as well as additional transition licensing income that will total $1.6 million over a five-year period.

Tags: Autobytel, Definitive Agreement, Internet Brands Inc., Transaction

December 22, 2015 - Industry News

Autobytel Honors Dealership Internet Teams

The online automotive services provider named Taylor Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Stillwell Ford and Ed Morse Automotive Group as its Dealers of the Month for the third quarter.

Tags: Autobytel, Ed Morse Automotive Group, Stillwell Ford, Taylor Chrysler Dodge Jeep

April 1, 2015 - Industry News

Autobytel Partners With Scion to Provide ‘Virtual Showroom’

Using Autobytel’s SaleMove, Scion customer service representatives can co-browse directly with customers, using chat and video capabilities.

Tags: Autobytel, Internet Leads, live chat, Scion

February 18, 2015 - Industry News

Autobytel Invests in GoMoto’s Car-Shopping HUBs

Autobytel has made a strategic investment in GoMoto’s cloud-based HUB, a large touchscreen display that allows showroom customers to browse new- and used-car inventory, research, build and price vehicles.

Tags: Autobytel, GoMoto, HUB, Internet customer, Showroom

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

Autobytel Unfazed by AutoNation’s Stance on Third-Party Leads

Autobytel executives said that despite talk of AutoNation and other dealer groups moving away from third-party lead providers, the company has seen a 26% increase in third-quarter revenue thanks to its lead generation services.

Tags: Acquisition, Autobytel, AutoNation, AutoUSA, lead generation

August 21, 2014 - Industry News

New Industry Summit Track to Examine F&I’s Role in the Digital Age

Two panels scheduled for F&I and Showroom’s newest education track will focus on how dealers are connecting today’s Internet shopper to their in-store processes.

Tags: Autobytel, Black Book, Dealertrack, digital retailing solutions, Industry Summit, Internet Shopper, RouteOne

January 14, 2014 - Industry News

Autobytel Acquires AutoNation's AutoUSA

The transaction significantly expands Autobytel’s dealer network and is expected to deliver meaningful increases in revenue and cash flow.

Tags: Acquisition, Autobytel, AutoUSA

October 31, 2013 - Industry News

Autobytel, Jumpstart Partner to Up Ad Revenue

Through the new relationship, Jumpstart will now reach 26 million unique visitors each month. And by outsourcing its ad sales function, Autobytel hopes to expand advertising revenue opportunity.

Tags: advertising, auto advertising, Autobytel, Online Marketing

July 25, 2013 - Industry News

Autobytel Nets Big SEM Results With Google AdWords Enhanced Campaigns

Autobytel conversions increase 10 percent and tablet conversions increase 15 percent, while marketing costs decrease across many of the company’s online marketing campaigns, the company reports.

Tags: advertising, AdWords, Autobytel, Campaign, case study, digital marketing, Google, Jeffrey Coats, Lead Conversion, marketing, ROI

September 18, 2012 - Industry News

CEO of Ally Joins Autobytel’s Board of Directors

Michael A. Carpenter, CEO of Ally Financial Inc., joined Autobytel's board of directors.

Tags: Ally Financial, Autobytel, Michael A. Carpenter

August 9, 2012 - Industry News

Audi Scores Big in Ideal Vehicle Awards

Audi sweeps the Aspirational Luxury Car category in Autobytel’s and AutoPacific’s 2012 Ideal Vehicle Awards.

Tags: Audi, Autobytel, AutoPacific, Ideal Vehicle Awards, Quattro

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Polk Provides Internet Lead Conversion Reporting for Autobytel

Polk announced it will provide internet lead conversion reporting to Autobytel.

Tags: Autobytel, Internet Leads, new-vehicle leads, Polk

January 3, 2012 - Industry News

Autobytel Names Hyundai Veloster 2012 Car of the Year

Autobytel Inc. crowned the Hyundai Veloster as its 2012 Car of the Year thanks to aggressive styling and the vehicle’s appeal with a wide variety of consumers.

Tags: Autobytel, Hyundai

November 22, 2011 - Industry News

Former Autobytel Chief Executive Joins Mota Motors

Mota Motors, a provider of online vehicle certification and selling platforms, announced that automotive digital marketing pioneer Jeffrey Schwartz was appointed president and CEO.

Tags: Autobytel, Internet Leads

July 2, 2011 - Industry News

Autobytel Launches Redesigned Website

Autobytel’s redesigned Website incorporates new colors, updated graphics, nearly a million vehicle images, user-friendly navigation and new customization tools.

Tags: Autobytel, Internet Shopper, Web Tools

March 17, 2011 - Industry News

KBB Study Shows New-Car Shoppers Plan to Research Finance Options Online

According to a new Kelly Blue Book Market Intelligence Survey, 64 percent of new-car shoppers say they plan to research their financing options on the Web. The vehicle information site also announced that it has entered into exclusive partnerships with Bank of America and Autobytel Inc.'s to offer prime and subprime financing to visitors of

Tags: Autobytel, Bank of America, Internet Shopper,, Kelley Blue Book, subprime

February 24, 2011 - Industry News

Autobytel Partners With ActivEngage on Live Chat for Websites

Autobytel Inc., a provider of consumer purchase requests and marketing resources, has launched a new service for dealers and manufacturers: Live Chat by ActivEngage.

Tags: ActivEngage, Autobytel, live chat

December 28, 2010 - Industry News

Necessity Driving Consumers to Consider <br/> New-Vehicle Purchase in Next 12 Months

In the case of new- or used-car purchases or leases, Autobytel’s most recent "What’s Hot Now" report reveals that consumers are looking to lease or buy a car out of necessity over the next 12 months, even though they may not have increased confidence in the economy.

Tags: Autobytel, Vehicle Sales

September 20, 2010 - Industry News

Autobytel Acquires Lead Providers Cyber Ventures, Autotropolis

Autobytel Inc., a provider of online consumer leads and marketing resources, has acquired the privately-held, Tampa, Florida-based Cyber Ventures Inc. and Autotropolis Inc.

Tags: Autobytel, Internet Leads, lead generation

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Autobytel, NAMAD Partner to Help Minority Dealers Sell More Cars

Autobytel Inc., a provider of online consumer leads and marketing resources, has partnered with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) to help its member dealers sell more cars using proven digital marketing methods.

Tags: Autobytel, National Association of Minority Automobile Dealer

March 16, 2010 - Industry News

Autobytel Launches iControl to Help Dealers Control Online Leads

Autobytel launched iControl by Autobytel, a program that allows dealers to customize their mix of online consumer leads.

Tags: Autobytel, Internet Leads

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

Autobytel Adds Autodata Solutions’ Vehicle Images and Data to

Autobytel Inc. and Autodata Solutions Inc. announced that Autobytel will utilize Autodata Solutions’ professional still image vehicle photography and comprehensive data for U.S. vehicles on its network of sites, including

Tags: Autobytel, inventory, web marketing

December 15, 2009 - Industry News

Autobytel Powers

Autobytel Inc., a provider of online consumer leads and marketing services to the auto industry, announced Monday that its vehicle price quote and dealer selector platform will power, the recently launched car-buying portal of LendingTree LLC.

Tags: Autobytel, special finance

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