Category : Featured

20 Feb

VIDEO: How Dealers Can Embrace the Concierge Economy to Let Leads Come Naturally

by Ryan G

For today’s dealership, lead capture is a huge priority – and a huge challenge. Reaching diverse customers with personalization, managing the wide variety of lead-capture tools, and gathering and using data effectively can all be daunting, as well as time-consuming. In November 2017 during our live web chat with AutoLeadStar Director of Business Development Ilana 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…

01 Dec

Introducing the All-New DealerRefresh Roundtable – In the Forums and On the Lot

by Ryan G

After nearly an entire year of collaborating, designing, and experimenting, I am excited to introduce our latest new media program – The DealerRefresh Roundtable. What began as a series of conversations between DealerRefresh Founder Jeff Kershner and myself more than two years ago, and which secured official support at NADA 2017, the Roundtable is now 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…