All Blog Posts Tagged 'retail' (53)

Nissan CPO Program Partners with Carfax

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…

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Added by Tony French on May 24, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

DealerRater Vice President of Sales Heather MacKinnon to Speak at Chicago DigitalCON

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…

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Added by Tony French on April 30, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Google’s Car with No Driver

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…

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Added by Tony French on April 28, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Penske Announces the Most Profitable Quarter in History

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…

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Added by Tony French on April 28, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

PureCars Joins Forces With HookLogic

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…

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Added by Tony French on April 25, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

DealerSocket Selected as Top 100 Winner

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 25, 2012 - Leading auto dealer CRM DealerSocket (DealerSocket.com) announced today it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnDemand Top 100 winners. Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. DealerSocket was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe, based on a set of…
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Added by Tony French on April 25, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Rob Mudd to Speak at the Inaugural Chicago DigitalCON

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…

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Added by Tony French on April 22, 2012 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Toyota Camry Tops Dataium ASI Rankings For Second Month In A Row

Auto Shoppers Remain Strong In March, Continued Strong Auto Sales to Follow

Increasing gas prices move fuel-efficient car models into Top ASI spots

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…

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Added by Tony French on April 14, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Cars.com Adds "Exclusive" Lender for Online Customers

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…

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Added by Tony French on April 11, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

HookLogic Influences Car Buyers With Mobile Incentives and Releases Their Mobile Redemption App for Dealers

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.…

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Added by Tony French on April 10, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

SEO Press Releases Shared More on Facebook But Twitter Drives More Traffic

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…

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Added by Tony French on March 30, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

FirstLook: The Next Generation of Inventory Management: Coming Soon

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…

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Added by Tony French on March 30, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Expanding Your Online Presence

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.…

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Added by Tony French on March 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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