FRANKLIN, Tn. (May 22, 2012) – Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) has selected Carfax as the exclusive vehicle history provider for their Nissan and Infiniti Certified Pre-Owned programs. As of May 1, 2012, Carfax® Vehicle History Reports™ are a requirement for the Nissan and Infiniti certification process.
“Nissan and Infiniti brands set all-time sales records in Certified Pre-Owned sales this past fiscal year, delivering over 110,000 units, and we expect further growth with our…Continue
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DealerRater, the world’s premier car dealer review web site, today announced that its vice president of sales, Heather MacKinnon, will be a featured speaker at Chicago DigitalCON, to be held at the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, May 9-10. MacKinnon’s presentation entitled, “The Do’s & Don’ts of Building and Leveraging an Online Reputation,” will be held Thursday, May 10th at 4:15 PM. Attendees will learn about the myths vs. the realities involving online…Continue
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April 28, 2012 - - If you haven’t heard by now, Google plans to produce self-driving car technology and hopes to partner with folks in Detroit. Google announced in October that its engineers are working on developing technology for cars that can drive themselves.
Anthony Levandowski, head of Google's self-driving car project, told an audience at the Society of Automotive Engineers conference this week that the company is looking for partners to help it get autonomous cars on the road…Continue
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Total Retail Unit Sales Increase 18.1%
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Apr 25, 2012
-- Revenues Increase 17.9% to $3.2 Billion
--Same-store Retail Revenue Increases 7.5%
--Income from Continuing Operations Increases 37.3% to $50.0 Million
--EPS from Continuing Operations Increases 41.0% to $0.55
Penske Automotive Group, Inc., an international automotive retailer, announced today the most profitable first quarter in…Continue
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NEW YORK, NY, Apr 25, 2012 - HookLogic, the leading provider of ecommerce media solutions and services, today announced its new partnership with PureCars(TM), an automotive research company dedicated to answering the top concerns of car shoppers. As a result of this new relationship, PureCars will now leverage HookLogic's popular Lead-to-Show incentive solution for the over 1,500 automotive dealerships they represent.
PureCars' mission is to answer the top concerns of a…Continue
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CEDAR FALLS, IA – April 23,2012 - Rob Mudd, President of Digital Media at Mudd Advertising, has been selected to present at the inaugural Chicago DigitalCON. The conference will be held in Chicago May 9-10.
The Chicago DigitalCON is geared to help dealerships by sharing the latest online, digital strategies from the industry’s top experts. Topics from the speakers include: increasing traffic and sales, SEO and paid search, enhancing online reputation and much…Continue
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Nashville, TN — 04/13/2012 — Dataium, the largest aggregator of online automotive shopper behavior, today released its monthly ASI report. The ASI (Automotive Shopper Intensity) index, a leading…Continue
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RoadLoans.com® Named Preferred Auto Lender for Cars.com™ Customers
Consumers can shop for and finance vehicles from the leading automotive Web site
DALLAS, April 9, 2012 — Online automotive research site Cars.com has selected RoadLoans.com as its exclusive lender for its online customers. Visitors to Cars.com, newcars.com and pickuptrucks.com can get pre-approved for auto financing as part of their automotive shopping experience.
RoadLoans.com is a leading online auto…Continue
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NEW YORK, NY 04/10/12 -- HookLogic, the leading provider of e-commerce media solutions and services, today announced the launch of new mobile capabilities integrated into its popular Lead to Show incentive solution for automotive dealerships. As the newest facet of the AutoHook suite of dealer tools, the functionality enables automotive dealers to provide incentives to customers who visit their mobile websites or mobile apps.…Continue
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One effective way of driving traffic to your website and increasing your search engine rank is to send out online press releases. Online press releases captures the attention of search engines and becomes a part of an online marketing campaign. A press release is a way to deliver news or new events taking place within your dealership and help your SEO strategy.
Publishing newsworthy press releases that are tactically optimized with keyword-rich content can be a powerful…Continue
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Dealers now have an inventory management system built around how they work
CHICAGO – March 30, 2012 –FirstLook Systems unveiled its much anticipated FirstLook 3.0 at NADA in Las Vegas back in February. This latest version empowers users with cutting edge capabilities based on market research of best-in-class dealership practices.
Among the most notable aspects of FirstLook 3.0 is the PING III pricing…Continue
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The way consumers shop for cars, trucks and SUVs is changing and marketing strategies are simply not keeping pace. Whether we're shopping for new or used cars or parts and service, the Internet has changed how we decide what to buy and where to buy it. Today we're all digital explorers, seeking out online ratings, social media-based peer reviews, videos, and in-depth product details as we move down the path to purchase.…Continue
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