Conference & Expo: October 8-10, 2024


2024 Digital Dealer Conference & Expo Latest News

Digital Dealer Conference & Expo 2024 Registration Now Open

Attendee registration is open for the 2024 Digital Dealer Conference & Expo (#DDCE2024)! Oh, and did you know the show will be at a new venue? That’s right! Digital Dealer will be at MGM Grand, October 8-10, 2024!

#DDCE2024, a 2.5-day event, brings together automotive dealers, OEMs, thought leaders, and solution providers, powering business growth and connections. The 2024 Digital Dealer Conference & Expo is your chance to connect with peers and thought leaders to discover innovative solutions and gain cutting-edge strategies, actionable insights, and new ideas to implement for maximum impact.

#DDCE2024 will include:….

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Sold on Attending Digital Dealer? How to Convince Your Boss, Highlighting Benefits for Your Dealership

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Now it’s time to seek approval. Whether you are seeking budget approval from accounting or your supervisor, sharing the bottom line benefits of Digital Dealer is the best plan of action.

Step One: Download and Fill Out Our Request for Approval Template
Click the link to fill out our easy-to-use, customizable template that gets to the nuts and bolts of why attending Digital Dealer is valuable for your dealership.

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Emerald Welcomes New Conference Producer to Digital Dealer Team

Spotlight on….. Search Engines MD

As we look to tell the stories about people and the products that support auto dealerships, Digital Dealer is shining the spotlight on companies that help dealers do their job more effectively.

We recently interviewed Search Engines MD’s Cody Jerry to hear about his experiences, how to develop a digital strategy, and his views on the industry.

DIGITAL DEALER: What was your first job in the industry, and what did it teach you?

CODY JERRY: My first job in the auto industry was in Bozeman, MT, and I think the dealership really demonstrated how competitive the market can be. The goal was to always push for a higher percentage of cars sold in the market, and that heavily influenced the decisions made in the marketing department.

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NFC Clip Digitizes a Vehicle’s Glove Box

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By Claire Swedberg

Technology company RealTime Feedback has released an NFC-based system that aims to provide digital access to the kind of information drivers have traditionally stashed in their glove box.

The solution, known as NFC Clip consists of an NFC tag built into a small device that grips onto the car owner’s sun-visor. By tapping their phone near the NFC Clip, users can then open links to dedicated sites operated by companies such as the dealership where they bought their car, to schedule service, view their vehicle’s manual or access service history.

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Auto Industry Survey Shows Improvements in Leveraging Automation, AI For Lenders

By James Hickey, Managing Editor, DigitalDealer.com

While they are still trying to understand all of its benefits, auto finance leaders are beginning to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) into their daily workflow.

Informed.IQ, a developer of AI-based software that verifies, streamlines and optimizes loan processing, recently commissioned an industry-wide survey of auto finance executives to identify the key areas where they are leveraging AI and automation.

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Digital Dealer Speaker Application Deadline Set for March 12

The deadline for speaker proposals for Digital Dealer Conference & Expo (#DDCE2024) (Oct. 8-10, 2024, in Las Vegas) is set for March 12, 2024. Accepted speakers will be notified by May 27, 2024.

Digital Dealer brings actionable insights to automotive dealers and managers through its conference program. Digital Dealer is looking for speakers who will present brand-new, fresh topics (no recycled/outdated content or strategies that go against best practices, etc.) built around the most up-to-date data, trends, and proven approaches to help dealerships solve pain points or tap into new growth opportunities.

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Digital Dealer’s Inaugural DealerPoint Set for May

Digital Dealer’s inaugural DealerPoint event is fast approaching! DealerPoint (May 21-23, 2024, at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, FL) will bring together dealership decision-makers and auto retail solution providers for a VIP experience with an agenda that’s highly customized and curated with invaluable networking throughout. 

A select group of invited VIP dealership decision-makers will efficiently discover innovative auto retail solutions in a unique format that fosters knowledge sharing and forward-thinking dialogue.* 

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Emerald’s Digital Dealer Welcomes New Managing Editor to Expand Content Strategy

Digital Dealer.com, a leading brand in the automotive industry has hired James Hickey as the new managing editor at Digital Dealer, a brand owned and operated by Emerald, the nation’s leading tradeshow company announced.  

With a wealth of experience and a deep track record in both journalism and editorial brand management, Hickey is poised to play a pivotal role in Digital Dealer’s editorial strategy and working with stakeholders to spearhead a range of new editorial initiatives. 

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