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Conference & Expo: October 8-10, 2024

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Digital Retailing Continues to Grow at Auto Dealerships

A recent report found car dealers offering consumers the ability to do a deal online has grown to 40% in the last year—but an urgent need to cutdown on repetitive steps happening in the showroom. Nearly all car dealers currently using digital retai
Nov 28, 2023

Consumers and Auto Dealers Agree: Personalization Enabled by Automation and Artificial Intelligence Will Greatly Improve Both Car Buying and Ownership

New study from Cox Automotive shows 67% of consumers believe personalization technology will improve the car-buying process. According to 72% of dealers, automation and AI technology will help empower employees and improve consumer satisfact
Sep 25, 2019

Must-Dos to Score an A+ on Your Dealership’s Month-End Processes

By Susan Moll and Matt Hurst Can you hear the pencils sharpening, expo markers squeaking, and fresh new backpacks zipping? While it’s back-to-school season across the nation, at the dealership, September is also a great time to start anew by giving
Sep 24, 2019

How Will Robots Affect Driver Safety?

Several manufacturers, including Tesla, have rolled out some “innovative” features that include self-driving technology. At first glance, consumers like this type of vehicle technology because it typically means that these vehicles are fuel-effic
Sep 19, 2019

Digital Dealer 27 Takeaways: Going Beyond Personalization

By Kevin LeSage, Director of Digital Marketing, Autotrader The biggest lesson I’ve learned in digital marketing, over the years of helping dealerships with measuring the quality of their traffic, is that you must have a focused digital marketing st
Sep 18, 2019

Use Data to Improve the Customer Experience

When we think of using customer data, it’s often in the context of marketing. I’ve written previously on how data can be used to drive action and build better relationships with customers by sending them the right message on the right channel at
Sep 13, 2019

The Power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is About Augmenting NOT Replacing

By Anthony Giagnacovo, CEO at CallRevu While much has been written about how the “bots” are coming and will threaten to automate everyone’s job, the reality is that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is about automating mundane tasks to improve the c
Sep 13, 2019

How to Build a Human Firewall

Cyberattacks are on the rise. In the first six months of 2019, the number of data breaches has increased by 54% compared to the same period last year. As of July, more than 4.1 billion customer records have been exposed in approximately 3,800 publicl
Sep 11, 2019

Reaching the Older Consumers

Full disclosure: I’m one of the ‘older consumers’ who thinks a lot of advertisers are missing the target on the largest group of people with the most money, the most homes, the biggest assets, and the people who not only buy the most cars — b
Sep 4, 2019