AutoSuccess Magazine eNewsletter

October 26, 2014 Volume 1 Issue 189  




































DealerRater Launches LotShot™ App – a Photo App Proven to Produce Customer Reviews

Waltham, MA – DealerRater, the world's premier car dealer review site, has announced the release of LotShot™, a web application that allows dealership employees to easily snap customer photos at...

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Dealertrack Announces New Reynolds Certified Interface for Dealertrack CRM

Lake Success, NY - Dealertrack Technologies recently announced that the company has received certification from Reynolds and Reynolds for its Dealertrack CRM. The certification for Dealertrack CRM is...

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Auto/Mate Announces Final Integration of Dealership Management System with Nissan's DCS

Albany, NY – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced recently the final integration of its dealership management system (DMS) with Nissan's dealer communications system (DCS). The completed...

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5 Strategies to Ensure Family Business Success
Advisor Shares Tips for Avoiding Common Problems

Non-family businesses can learn a lot from family businesses, says Henry Hutcheson, a certified Family Business Advisor and founder of Family Business USA consultancy.

“Family businesses...

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AutoLoop Introduces EngageTM, a Call Center Solution Proven to Increase Sales & Service Profitability for Auto Dealers

Clearwater, FL - AutoLoop recently introduced EngageTM, a call center solution proven to engage customers and increase sales and service profitability for auto dealers. Building on twenty years of...

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Artificial Intelligence Technology is Changing How Marketing and Sales Organizations Interact with Leads

Foster City, CA – Conversica, the leading provider of sales conversion management software for marketing, inside sales and sales organizations, announced recently that the use of artificial...

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Equifax Automotive Lender Customers Gain Access to Black Book Vehicle Value Data
Relationship Enhances Lenders' LTV Evaluation by Combining Credit, Capacity and Collateral Data

Atlanta, GA - Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX), a global information solutions company, announced that its auto lending customers will now have the added benefit of direct access to Black Book(R) vehicle...

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Manheim Reports Wholesale Used Vehicle Price Adjustments in Q3 Keep Retail Markets on Track
Dealers increase vehicle turn as prices decline, market returns to more normal levels

Atlanta, GA – Wholesale used vehicle values declined by just over 2 percent in the third quarter, as the market showed signs of returning to more normal levels after historically high prices earlier...

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Cracking the Code to Innovation
7 Steps That Guarantee Success

Everyone says they want innovation in their organization, but when an ambitious employee offers it to a CEO, for example, the idea is often shot down, says Neal Thornberry, Ph.D., faculty director...

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L2TMedia Named Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner

L2TMedia, a digital marketing solutions provider, announced that it has been named a Google AdWords™ Premier SMB Partner (PSP). As a result, L2TMedia will have one more way to connect with...

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eLEND Solutions™ Launches CreditPlus™, the Next Generation of its Industry-Leading Credit Application Platform
CreditPlus Brings Consumer-Qualified Payments to Front of Sales Process

Mission Viejo, CA – eLEND Solutions™ recently announced the launch of CreditPlus™, the next generation of its industry-leading online, interactive credit application platform. CreditPlus instantly...

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Flick Fusion Launches AutoflicksTM for Auto Dealers, Live Action Videos That Let Car Shoppers Take A Virtual Test Drive

Urbandale, IA - Flick Fusion, the industry's leading video marketing provider, recently launched AutoflicksTM for auto dealers, live action videos that provide car shoppers with a virtual test drive...

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A Satisfying Automotive Website Experience on a Smartphone Leads to Greater Sharing of Vehicle Information on Social Media, Benefiting the Brand and Website
Acura Ranks Highest in Automotive Mobile Site Satisfaction among OEM Websites, and U.S. News Best Cars Ranks Highest among Third-Party Automotive Sites

Westlake Village, CA — Auto shoppers using a smartphone are more likely to share vehicle information on social media when they have a satisfying online experience with an automotive manufacturer...

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4 Emerging Concepts and Trends in Social Media Marketing
Marketing to Millennials? Tech Entrepreneur Identifies Opportunities for Businesses

When Beyoncé released her self-titled album late last year, she didn’t go through any of the traditional promotional means, which she called boring. Instead, she simply posted a video featuring the...

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Hyundai Motor's Brand Value Reaches Global Top 40, Highest Ever

- Hyundai Motor's brand value exceeds $10 billion for the first time, according to Interbrand's Best Global Brands 2014
- Hyundai Motor is the world's fastest-growing auto brand since 2005
- Hyundai's brand value has been posting two-digit growth since the company implemented its Modern Premium brand direction in 2011

"Brand loyalty that comes from an emotional connection are becoming key drivers over price," says Interbrand

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New Device Designed To Keep Drivers Stay Alert… And Alive
resqme, Inc. launches innovative alertme™ device to address drowsy driving

Santa Barbara, CA — Statistics don’t lie, and one of the most alarming for motorists in the United States is that 41 percent of drivers admit to falling asleep behind the wheel, causing more than...

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LeMay – America’s Car Museum Adds Five New Sponsors, Renews Two More
North America’s largest automotive museum gains automotive, tourist, wholesale and retail organizations as sponsors

Tacoma, WA – LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) has gained five new sponsors and two renewal sponsorships, according to David Madeira, president and CEO of Tacoma, Washington-based ACM, the largest...

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Ashland to Sponsor Inaugural Composites and Advanced Materials Exposition (CAMX) Awards in Recognition of Leading Composites Innovators and Technologies
Sponsorship reinforces Ashland’s commitment to industry-wide innovation and collaboration

Dublin, OH – Ashland Performance Materials, a global leader in resin chemistries and technology solutions for composite manufacturing, recently announced that it has agreed to be exclusive sponsor of...

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“Smart” Chat vs. Passive Chat: Study of Toyota, Lexus and Scion Dealers Proves New Smart Chat Platform Drives Huge Increase in Website Traffic Conversions
Comprehensive Study of 68 Dealerships using Gubagoo’s ChatSmart Platform Shows 77% Chat-to-Lead Conversion

West Palm Beach, FL – A comprehensive study of 68 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers using a next-generation “smart” chat solution versus old-school, passive chat has shown consistently high...

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Consumers Avoid Dealer Mark-ups When Shopping Online For A Lease

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a new rule that would allow it to oversee companies that finance car loans and leases. The new rule is designed to address dealer mark-ups – bumps in...

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International Corporate Coach’s Breakthrough Motivational Book Gives Mind a Life-Changing ‘Workout’

United Kingdom – While millions of people are willing to pump iron at the gym most days, the mind itself often never gets a workout. Having travelled the world training corporate leaders and fellow...

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Majority of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Not Satisfied with Current Levels of Sustainability
Cox releases 1st survey to examine #sustainability challenges, opportunities for SMBs #CoxConservesSMB

Atlanta, GA — A majority of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) want better sustainability programs but are hindered by costs and a perception that investments in these initiatives don’t matter...

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AUL Corp., Best Places to Work

Napa, CA - The winners of the North Bay Business Journal Employer Awards were announced on September 18, 2014, and AUL Corp. was named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in the North Bay. This is...

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CarProof Reveals Next Generation Vehicle Valuation Tool at Client Advisory Board Meeting

London, ON - Last week, CarProof, Canada's most trusted vehicle history provider, hosted its second annual Client Advisory Board Meeting in Muskoka, Ont. with great success. The event generated...

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Conversica Now Available for the Salesforce1 Mobile App – Empowering Companies to Run Their Business from Their Phones

Foster City, CA – Conversica, the leading provider of sales conversion management software for marketing, inside sales and sales, announced recently that its application is available for the...

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Equifax Reports Auto Loan Growth Continues, Subprime Bubble Not Occurring
Year-to-Date Originations at Record Highs

Atlanta, GA – According to the latest Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) National Consumer Credit Trends Report, while year-to-date auto loan growth rates have slowed compared to last year, totals for new...

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Another Repair Location in Michigan

Chicago, IL - The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") recently announced the opening of a collision repair location in Commerce Township, Michigan, bringing the total number of locations in Michigan...

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Covercraft Industries to Kick Off 50th Anniversary Celebration During 2014 SEMA Show

Pauls Valley, OK – Known as the manufacturer of the World’s Best Custom Car Covers®, Covercraft Industries, Inc. (Covercraft) will kick off the celebration of its 50th anniversary at this year’s SEMA...

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Newegg Subsidiary NuTrend Automotive Launches Improved Website
New Brands and Categories, Improved Images, Educational Section and Auto Configurator Top List of Site Improvements; All Products 10% Off Until Oct. 21

Los Angeles, CA - Newegg, the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America, recently announced the launch of its redesigned
automotive website subsidiary, NuTrend Automotive. The original...

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Vertical Measures Offers a New Free Guide to Help Businesses and Marketers Create Effective Promotion of Great Content

Phoenix, AZ – Smart marketers looking for a step up with their content marketing now have a new guidebook to help with their content promotion efforts.

The Beginner's Guide to Content Promotion is...

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TRICO Named as a Vendor of the Year by Advance Auto Parts

Rochester Hills, MI – Trico Products Corporation, a global leader in wiper blade technology, has been named Advance Auto Parts 2013 Vendor of the Year in the Do-It-Yourself Excellence Award category....

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Patti Engineering and McClellan Automation Systems Expand Relationship as Demand Escalates from U.S. Manufacturers Looking to Gain a Competitive Advantage with Custom Automation Solutions

With successful completion of a large contract to build state-of-the-art high-precision custom machine lines utilizing Mitsubishi robots and automation controls, McClellan Automation Systems and Patti Engineering strategically align to collaborate on future projects.

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LoyaltyOne Research Shows Millennials Are Looking for Hands-On Experiences When Shopping
Vast majority of 18-29 year olds say expert sessions would boost store trips for groceries, clothing, cosmetics, electronics and home improvement goods

Cincinnati, OH - New LoyaltyOne research shows that retailers should consider providing millennials with a hands-on shopping experience by offering exclusive sessions with a consultant or expert in...

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Lista Offers ListaWorks Automotive Industry Custom-Configurable Process
Complimentary service maximizes efficiency and flexibility and optimizes profitability

Lista, a STANLEY Industrial & Automotive, LLC business, offers the innovative ListaWorks™ service, which provides the highest-quality, custom-configurable solution that precisely fits automotive...

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