09 Nov

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

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Authenticom to Lay Off 55 Workers

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…

04 Nov

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Introducing the All-New DealerRefresh Podcast – In the Mix

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DealerRefresh Podcast "In the Mix"

Don’t you just love a good old-fashioned radio show? Well if you do then you should listen to the radio. But if podcasts are your medium of choice, then be sure to subscribe the all-new DealerRefresh Podcast – “In the Mix!” Hosted by Refreshers Ryan Gerardi and Chris K Leslie, In the Mix is quickly Read More…

17 Oct

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Introducing the Refresh Fridays Weekly Broadcast Series on DealerRefresh

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DealerRefresh Friday

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

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

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AutomoBuzz Video, DD23, Millennials

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

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

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DDR23 Interviews Video

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

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

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Ryan Gerardi Interview w/ Ray Kingman, Semcasting CEO

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

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

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digital retailing, online vehicle checkout

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…