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January 29, 2018 - Industry News

Study: Dealerships Missing Out With Facebook Messenger, After-Hour Leads

Only 16% of the 1,500 dealerships mystery-shopped by Digital Air Strike responded to internet leads within 15 minutes and 18% didn’t respond at all. Those are just some of the findings in the social media firm’s first Mystery Shop Study.

Tags: Digital Air Strike, digital marketing, Facebook, Internet Leads, social media

October 4, 2017 - Industry News

CDK Global, CarGurus Partner on New Marketing Solutions

Through the collaboration, dealers using CDK websites will gain exposure for their inventory as well as high-quality leads from CDK will also leverage the online automotive marketplace’s anonymized, aggregated data in its suite of automotive digital marketing solutions.

Tags: CarGurus, CDK Global, digital marketing, Internet Leads, inventory merchandising

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

Eric Brown Named President of LotLinx

The executive, who founded research firm Dataium in 2009 before joining LotLinx in September, also assumes the title of chief product officer.

Tags: Business Development Center, digital marketing, digital retailing, Internet Leads, LotLinx

February 2, 2016 - Industry News

Flick Fusion, Automark Solutions Announce Integration

Flick Fusion Video Marketing today announced the integration of its Timeline Marketing tool with the suite of website conversion tools developed by marketing software provider Automark Solutions.

Tags: Automark Solutions, digital marketing, Flick Fusion, Internet Leads, Lead Conversion, third-party sites, vehicle display page

February 2, 2016 - Industry News

Viral Marketing Company Starts 2016 With Big Expansion

Viral marketing firm Vboost opened 2016 by moving into its new offices in Santa Ana, Calif. The move follows the addition of several new features to its viral marketing program for auto dealers.

Tags: digital marketing, internet departments, Internet Leads, Paul Moran, social media marketing, Vboost

October 20, 2015 - Industry News

AutoAlert Releases French Version of Its Sales Opportunity Software

AutoAlert has released a French version of its sales opportunity software for dealers operating in French-speaking Quebec, Canada.

Tags: AutoAlert, data mining, Internet Leads, sales

September 17, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Syndicating Dealer Inventory to

Ford is now syndicating its dealers’ new-vehicle inventory to, a vehicle-shopping site that has drawn criticism for the way it rates dealers and their deals.

Tags: CarGurus, Ford, FordDirect, Internet Leads, lead generation, Online Marketing, Vehicle Sales

April 14, 2015 - Industry News

TrueCar Dealer Enrollment Hits All-Time High

TrueCar added 840 franchise and independent dealers in the first quarter of 2015, the biggest ever volume gain in company history, company officials said.

Tags: Internet Leads, lead generation, Scott Painter, TrueCar, TrueCar Dealer Council,

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 5, 2015 - Industry News

AutoNation Posts Record Fourth Quarter

The dealer group realized its 17th consecutive quarter of double-digit year-over-year growth in earnings per share, with net income from continuing operations reaching a record $117 million in the end-of-year quarter.

Tags: AutoNation, Fourth Quarter, Internet Leads, Quarterly Earnings

October 30, 2014 - Industry News

AutoNation to Cut Spending on Third-Party Lead Providers

The dealer group reported this week that its F&I operations achieved a record per-copy average of $1,401 in the third quarter. Officials also announced plans to cut spending on third-party lead providers 'every quarter' in order to invest in its own online presence.

Tags: AutoNation, CFPB, Internet Leads, Quarterly Earnings, subprime

October 1, 2014 - Industry News

Potratz Releases Web Tool That Predicts Shopper Behavior

ExitGadget uses custom algorithms and device tracking technology to determine when a website visitor is exhibiting signs of abandoning the page. It then delivers a customizable message designed to covert the site visitor into a sales lead.

Tags: Internet Leads, Internet Shopper

September 23, 2014 - Industry News

New Online Tool Triggers Real-Time Leads for Dealerships

AutoLoop has added a feature to its Essentials platform called Instant Online Leads, alerting sales personnel when a prospective car buyer is requesting more information on a dealer’s website.

Tags: AutoLoop, Internet Leads

November 12, 2013 - Industry News

AutoUSA: Financing Tools Generate Best Website Leads

More than half of the respondents of the AutoUSA annual Internet marketing survey said online credit applications were the best source of online leads. Nearly as many dealers indicated that chat applications were the best source.

Tags: AutoUSA, Internet Leads, objection handling, Survey, Website

October 22, 2013 - Industry News

Gubagoo Launches ‘Vehicle Matching’ for Dealership Websites

Patent-pending technology enables dealership websites to accurately predict visitor preferences, allowing dealers to match in-stock vehicles to customer preferences.

Tags: Internet Leads, lead generation, live chat, Website

February 5, 2013 - Industry News

ShowroomMagnet, Flick Fusion Announce Partnership

The two companies announced this week that they are joining forces to offer dealers a complete marketing solution designed to drive showroom traffic.

Tags: Flick Fusion, Internet Leads, Ken Luna, Partnership, ShowroomMagnet

November 1, 2012 - Industry News

DealerSocket CRM Adds Manufacturer Incentives Integration

DealerSocket has integrated manufacturer incentive information into its CRM solution. The new connection alerts users of new incentives through icons.

Tags: CRM, DealerSocket, incentives, Internet Leads, Matt Redden

October 2, 2012 - Industry News

DMEautomotive: Service Retailers Missing Profit Opportunities

A new consumer survey from DMEautomotive reveals that service shops aren't cashing in on key service opportunities. It also shows that young, Internet-savvy shoppers are rewriting the purchase process.

Tags: DMEautomotive, Internet customer, Internet Leads

June 5, 2012 - Industry News

DealerTrack Enables Online Financing

The company’s new solution is designed to help dealers generate more quality finance leads and streamline online vehicle purchasing.

Tags: Dealertrack, Financing, Internet Leads, Online Financing

June 5, 2012 - Industry News

Firm Launches Dealer Marketing Program

Automotive Internet Media combines service offerings to provide dealers with a complete online marketing service.

Tags: Automotive Internet Media, Internet Leads, internet marketing

May 10, 2012 - Industry News

Audi, Chevrolet, and VW Ads Rate Highest in New Report

Non-luxury customers favor engaging ads that are humorous, clever, entertaining and unique, while luxury respondents are more responsive to ads that have a serious tone, a new report reveals.

Tags: Dealer Advertising, digital marketing, Internet Leads, Internet Shopper, Phoenix Marketing International

May 10, 2012 - Industry News

Facebook Drives Website Visitors, Not Leads, Report Says

Facebook is becoming a great driver of new visitors to dealership websites, a new report shows, but the social-media site still has a long way to go before it becomes a major lead-generation source.

Tags: Dataium, facebook advertising, Internet Leads, Internet Shopper

April 17, 2012 - Industry News

DealerRater Previews New Dealer Tool

The dealer review site's new tool allows users to monitor reviews across the web, improve their online visibility, and track and promote their efforts on social-media sites.

Tags:, Facebook, Internet Leads, Internet Shopper, online reputation management, twitter

April 12, 2012 - Industry News

Mosley Offers In-Store Sales and Marketing Training

The magazine’s Sales Driver columnist is now offering an in-store version of his “Control Your Sales Destiny” seminars, which he launched last year.

Tags: Cory Mosley, digital marketing, Internet Leads, Internet Shopper, Sales Driver

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Cory Mosley Launches Online Training Center

Mosley Automotive Training has launched a new series of internet-based courses designed to help dealers sell more cars and earn higher gross.

Tags: Cory Mosley, digital marketing, Internet Leads, Mosley Automotive Training, online reputation management

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