Contact At Once! Partners With Automotive AI Leader LotLinx

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March 23, 2018: Today, LotLinx, the industry's automotive AI leader and Contact At Once!, a live person company, publicly announced their partnership to provide auto dealers an integrate CAO! chat and text within their websites and on advertisement listing starting with 48 shopping sites with...

J.D. Power Announced Dave Habiger As New President and CEO

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J.D. Power announced Dave Habiger as new President and CEO, of the global leader in consumer data & analytics, effective immediately. Habiger will oversee the global strategic direction and business strategy in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. In his new position he will encourage the development of the company’s short-and long-term business strategy and...

Edmunds: Used Car Sales Hits A Record High

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March 21, 2018- The latest Edmunds Used Car Report indicates that used car sales hit a record high in 2017. They show a 1.6 percent increase in sales from 2016 and a 4.3 percent increase from 2012. Edmunds attribute this spike to increased replacement demand...

FTC Blocks Acquisition of Auto/Mate by CDK Global

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March 20, 2018 – In a media release today, Auto/Mate stated the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has blocked Auto/Mate Dealership System’s pending acquisition by CDK Global. In April 2017, the two companies signed an agreement outlining terms of a sale that was subject to FTC approval....

Jim O’Sullivan, Automotive Veteran, Joins LotLinx Board of Directors

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CHICAGO, March 20, 2018 -- LotLinx, the industry’s #1 Automotive artificial intelligence (AI) announced today that Jim O’Sullivan will join the company’s board of directors, adding senior leadership and an accomplished background to help its team drive measurable results for dealerships. Jim O’Sullivan’s career as an automotive...

Auto/Mate Updates Open/Mate Integration Interface, Enabling Auto Dealers to Create ROs Using Third-Party Systems

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Albany, NY – March 14, 2018​ – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has updated its Open/Mate application programming interface (API). The Fixed Ops department can now use third-party service solutions to create new repair orders (ROs) and add job lines to existing ROs, increasing efficiency and improving...

APCO Adds Anne Bélec to Board of Directors

Norcross, GA, - APCO Holdings Inc., an innovative dealer solutions provider and administrator of vehicle service contracts sold by franchised and independent auto dealers throughout the U.S., announced the addition of Anne Bélec to its board of directors. “Anyone who is fortunate enough to have...

Auto/Mate Developers Win Hack Tech Valley Competition!

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Albany, NY– Auto/Mate Dealership Systems today announced that a team of five of its software developers placed first in the Hack Tech Valley (http://hacktechvalley.com) hackathon competition. The event was held at Schenectady County Community College in New York on February 10-11. Sixteen teams competed...

Gee Leung Joins LotLinx as Chief Operating Officer

CHICAGO, January 17, 2018 -- LotLinx, the industry’s #1 Automotive AI, today announced Gee Leung has joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer. Leung has been a trusted advisor to hundreds of digital media and technology companies over a career spanning multiple decades. He has had the privilege of working with...

Lotlinx Integrates with CarNow For Chat-Friendly, Conversion-Optimized VDPs

CHICAGO -- LotLinx, the industry’s #1 Automotive AI, yesterday announced a new integration to strengthen its powerful CX-AMP Vehicle Display Page offering, a vital tool for dealers to convert highly engaged mobile shoppers into sales leads. To emphasize the importance of mobile-friendly sites for...
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The What, Why, and Who of NAFTA

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Hiding in Plain Sight: How Investing in Your People Could Be the Answer for...

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The Correlation Between Fuel Prices and Auto Sales

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Fundamental Traits of a Winner – Lessons Learned From Mike Singletary

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On this week's edition of Progressive Retail, Cory Mosley talks about how to increase your email marketing and phone etiquette skills and how to develop...

Attracting and Hiring Talent to Advance Your F&I Department

On this week's edition of F&I Today, Becky Chernek invites Tony Troussov, Group F&I Director at Morrie's Automotive Group, to discuss the importance of...

Accountability and What it is Worth to Your Business

Your culture, what’s that worth? Team morale, momentum, your brand, the customer experience, the team member experience, your own credibility as a leader. You...