Category : Buzz Worthy

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…

21 Jul

VIDEO: Attacking Website Visitors, Online Vehicle Checkout, DealerRefresh Podcast, and more…

by Ryan G

AutomoBuzz July 13th, 2017 – In this week’s AutomoBuzz video I introduce the latest the Mini-Webinar we produced for DealerRefresh. I also announce two of the upcoming Refresh Fridays for July 21st and July 28th, and I briefly talk about the FIRST podcast I did for DealerRefresh with my new co-host Chris K Leslie where we Read More…

15 Jul

[PODCAST] Experian Acquires String Automotive – Interview with Ken Kolodziej, CEO

by Ryan G

In today’s generally flat new-car market, successful dealers need the perfect mix of data and market intelligence to drive more sales, cultivate deeper customer relationships and develop new ways of better conquesting customers from their competition. One of the few companies in the auto retail tech space that does this is String Automotive and in Read More…

12 Jul

Authenticom Wins Court Injunction Against CDK – Full Story

by Ryan G

Information is power – it’s a truism we all know. But in the 21st Century, access to information is where the real power lies. This point has been illustrated with crystal clarity in the recent CDK / Reynolds & Reynolds lawsuit brought by Authenticom. The public fight between these companies is finally getting its day Read More…

21 Jun

VIDEO: Will Uber Fail? All-New Mini Webinars, Social Incentives, and more…

by Ryan G

AutomoBuzz June 16th, 2017 – In this week’s AutomoBuzz Video, I introduce the new mini webinars we’ve been rolling out on DealerRefresh, among which this week includes Four Elements to Running a More Profitable Buy Center. I also talk briefly about my latest post on AutoConversion “Is Uber Doomed to Fail? and I unveil some awesome new Read More…

08 Jun

VIDEO: Why Carvana Will Fail, Cars.com Goes Public, and Experian Acquires String

by Ryan G

AutomoBuzz June 2, 2017: In this episode of the AutomoBuzz Casual Video Series, I summarize the latest Refresh Friday on DealerRefresh with Steve Stauning where we talk about his article series on Why Caravana Will Fail. Also mentioned in this edition is Cars.com going public and Experian acquiring String Automotive. This edition is only 3 minutes and 23 seconds. Read More…