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Category Winners Named for 2017 F&I Digital Media Awards

September 5, 2017

TORRANCE, Calif. — Organizers of the inaugural F&I Digital Media Awards have announced the five category winners as determined by a panel of five judges. Category winners will be honored at the upcoming Industry Summit, where the Grand Prize Winner will be announced. The awards are presented by F&I and Showroom magazine and sponsored by F&I Express.

The winners of the 2017 FIDMAs are:

Category No. 1: Best Product-Specific Digital Media

  • Axiom: “Key Replacement”

Category No. 2: Best General Education Digital Media

  • Justin Gasman, McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC: “Car-Buying Advice”

Category No. 3: Most Unique and Artistic Content

  • AutoGravity: “How It Works”

Category No. 4: Best Website Feature

  • GWC Warranty: “Video Carousel”

Category No. 5: Best Mobile App

  • AutoGravity: “How It Works”

Serving as judges for this year’s contest were:

  • Gregory Arroyoeditorial directorF&I and Showroomand Auto Dealer Today
  • Brian Crisoriovice president of marketing, United Development Systems (UDS)
  • David GesualdopublisherF&I and Showroomand Auto Dealer Today
  • Brian Reedpresident and CEO, F&I Express
  • Michael Tunopresident, ARMD Resource Group and World Class Dealer Services

“Congratulations to each of our winners, and thanks to everyone who entered,” said Tariq Kamal, associate publisher of F&I and Showroom and Auto Dealer Today. “The F&I Digital Media Awards were designed to honor innovation in the auto finance space, and these videos, website features and mobile apps prove that innovation is happening at the product provider and dealership levels.”

To watch the videos submitted by all 13 finalists, click on the “Finalists” tab at the contest’s website. Industry Summit will be held Sept. 11–14, 2017, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, near Dallas, and the awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

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