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Conference & Expo: October 8-10, 2024

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Empowering Dealerships in the Digital Age: Adapting to the New Customer Paradigm

Transparency, responsiveness, informativeness, friendliness, and helpfulness—these are the attributes dealership customers have always wanted. It’s what we all want anytime we go to a store to buy anything. When I started in the business in t
Jul 12, 2024

Mark Miller Subaru’s Ashley Bales to Speak at #DDCE2024

The session schedule for the 2024 Digital Dealer Conference & Expo (#DDCE2024) is now live! Ashley Bales, Social Media and Special Projects Manger with Mark Miller Subaru, will host a session titled Engaging Audiences on the Move: How to Fuel Bra
Jul 12, 2024

KBB: New-Vehicle Prices Hold Steady in June

New-vehicle prices were lower year-over-year for the ninth straight month in June, according to data released by Kelley Blue Book (KBB). The average transaction price (ATP) for a new vehicle in the U.S. was $48,644—$266 (0.6 percent) higher from th
Jul 12, 2024

Mismatch Between Consumer Perceptions of Electric Vehicles and Reality Creates Opportunities

Electric vehicles (EVs) have been getting plenty of attention recently, and mostly for the wrong reasons. Their sales growth has slowed, automakers are resetting expectations and timetables, and concerns persist about their viability as a replacement
Jul 11, 2024

Inaugural Digital Dealer Scholarship Available to New Conference Attendees

Digital Dealer is proud to announce the inaugural offering of a scholarship for new attendees to the Digital Dealer Conference & Expo 2024 (#DDCE2024)! The Shape the Future Scholarships program supports dealership professionals fairly new to thei
Jul 11, 2024

New-Vehicle Sales Down 4.8% in June: NADA

New light-vehicle sales slipped in June in the wake of the cyberattack that affected many dealers’ operations, according to a report from the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Using data Wards Intelligence, NADA’s chief economist Pa
Jul 11, 2024

The Car Market Crash Hype

The automotive news feed is completely saturated with fear mongering about what might happen for the rest of 2024. Negative equity from rapidly rising vehicle prices over the past few years has made upgrading or obtaining new auto loans more difficul
Jul 10, 2024

Wyler Automotive Family’s Kevin Frye to Speak at #DDCE2024

The session schedule for the 2024 Digital Dealer Conference & Expo (#DDCE2024) is now live!  Kevin Frye, Head Coach of Marketing with the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family will present a session titled.I Have a CDP… Now What?. Frye’s session
Jul 10, 2024

Strolid Launches its First Product Release for Auto Dealers

Sales services and technology company Strolid released its first product for auto dealers, the Strolid Portal, yesterday. Based on the upcoming IETF Internet Standard for Virtualized Conversations (vCons), company officials stressed the portal respon
Jul 10, 2024