Author : Ryan G

09 Nov

Authenticom Set to Lay Off 55 Employees Due to Antitrust Battle with CDK

by Ryan G

Upon hearing news just now that Authenticom has informed 55 employees that they will be laid off effective Feb. 2 because of the company’s prolonged antitrust battle with two larger companies, I have to say this is a sad day for our corner of the industry, not only for the workers affected, but also the Read More…

17 Oct

Introducing the Refresh Fridays Weekly Broadcast Series on DealerRefresh

by Ryan G

Earlier this year we began experimenting with a new broadcast concept. The idea was to conduct a periodic live broadcast that was casual and fun yet productive for us and for the audience. After a few tests, Refresh Fridays was born. “Refresh Fridays” is a recurring webinar series broadcast live on DealerRefresh (most Fridays), hosted by Ryan Gerardi, Jeff Kershner, Steve Stauning, and Tom LaPointe where we Read More…

13 Oct

VIDEO: Selling Cars to Millennials, Live Streaming for Auto Dealers, DD23 Wrap Up, and more…

by Ryan G

AutomoBuzz September 28th – In this edition of AutomoBuzz we do a brief wrap up of Digital Dealer 23, and touch on a couple recent webinars going on at DealerRefresh – the ‘Myth’ of Selling Cars to Millennials and ‘Intelligently’ Engaging Shoppers with Live Streaming Video. Digital Dealer 23 Wrap Up Shouts out to everyone who Read More…

02 Oct

VIDEO: Interviews, Montage, and More from Digital Dealer 23 Las Vegas

by Ryan G

Here are my videos from Digital Dealer 23 in Las Vegas, along with links to all my Facebook Live interviews on DealerRefresh. The embedded videos include: Montage Compilation (4:49) LotLinx Bellagio Party (2:28) DealerRefresh Panel (18:10) The montage compilation videos consists of footage almost entirely from inside the expo hall at Paris Casino & Resort, Read More…

27 Sep

[PODCAST] Semcasting Acquires Transparency AI – Interview with Ray Kingman, CEO

by Ryan G

According to eMarketer, the U.S. automotive industry is projected to spend $9.94 billion on digital ads in 2017 and digital ad spend will reach $14.14 billion in spending by 2020. WIth this kind of money being spent, how to auto dealers and their advertising partners know what’s influencing what, and how they can they prove Read More…

16 Aug

VIDEO: Drive Motors raises $5.2M, Sh*t Sandwiches, and AI for Auto Dealers

by Ryan G

AutomoBuzz: August 7th – In this week’s edition of AutomoBuzz I announce the success of Drive Motors raising an additional $5.2M in incubator funding. This leads into my declaration on the use of the term ‘Automotive E-Commerce’ for the idea of buying cars online as opposed to Digital Retailing or Online Checkout, part of an Read More…