Category : Buzz Worthy

26 Feb

PCG Companies Announces 2018 Lighthouse Award Recipient

by Ryan G

EATONTOWN, NJ (February 26, 2018)—PCG Companies, an industry leader in digital marketing, education, research, and data intelligence for the automotive industry, is pleased to announce Kevin Frye, eCommerce Director of the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family, as the 2018 Lighthouse Award recipient. This prestigious award, given annually at the AWA Awards Ceremony hosted by PCG Companies, Read More…

14 Feb

Cars.com Announces the Acquisition of Dealer Inspire and Launch Digital Marketing

by Ryan G

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Cars.com Inc. (NYSE: CARS) (“Cars.com” or the “Company”), a leading online automotive marketplace, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Dealer Inspire and Launch Digital Marketing (“LDM”), market-leading technology companies that provide digital solutions to automotive dealers, for $165 million in cash at closing Read More…

07 Feb

ActivEngage, Inc. Appoints Jeff Clark Vice President of Sales

by Ryan G

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — ActivEngage, Inc. welcomes Jeff Clark as the new Vice President of Sales. Clark brings over 20 years of proven effectiveness leading large sales teams in the automotive industry. Most recently, Clark was the Chief Sales Officer of DealerOn, Inc., where he was responsible for the company’s entire sales Read More…

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…