Category : Featured

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…

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…

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

VIDEO: How to Turn Customers’ Phones Into Cash Registers

by Ryan G

You know that thing that the Internet is really good at, buying stuff? Let’s apply that to the most expensive stuff anyone wants to buy…new cars. -Aaron Krane, Drive Motors. This is not only the viewpoint of Drive Motors Founder and CEO, Aaron Krane, but also what inspired him to form the San Francisco based Read More…