AIADA Announces Brad Strong As 2018 Chairman

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The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) announced that Brad Strong will serve as its 2018 Chairman. Strong accepted the position in February of 2018 yet formally announced such to the public during AIADA's 48th Annual Meeting and Luncheon over the NADA weekend in Las...

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...
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Six Ways to Use the Test Drive to Secure a Sale

So much happens during the car buying experience that it is easy to forget how pivotal the test drive is to the total process....
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Have Your Managers Been Taught to Teach? – Paul Cummings

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How Transaction Time Can Help Make or Break A Purchase – David Kain

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Wake-Up Call: These Women Want Cars – and Have Money!

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Using Customer Experience to Shied Your Dealership from Disruption

When you think of businesses with outstanding customer service, it’s highly probable that Chick-fil-a comes to mind. The Food Chain has set themselves apart...

Daily Save-A-Deal Meetings

On this week's episode of On the Mark, Mark answers a question from Ron Whittaker, General Sales Manager at Joseph Airport Hyundai in Vandalia,...

Smarter Retargeting Strategies to Sell More Cars in the Digital Age

On this week's edition of Auto Marketing Now, Brian goes over the basics of retargeting and gives you some new insights on how to...

The Fear of Millennial Car Buyers

On this week's edition of the Weekly Tune-Up, Becky Nixon gives a few examples of ways you can deal with something that is becoming...

How to Build a Winning Sales Team (Part 2)

   Are you trying to be as good as everybody or as bad as everybody? Do you know the difference? Building a winning sales team...