AutoSuccess Magazine eNewsletter

May 26, 2019Volume 1 Issue 125

































AutoSuccess Webinar: Jim Green

Please register for "8 Ways Technology is Changing Automotive Marketing in 2017" on Jan 18, 2017 2:00 PM EST:

In this webinar you will learn how technology will help you:

1. Increase leads, sales, and service business for less cost from both active and conquest customers.
2. Lower your overall marketing budget.


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VinSolutions Announces New Integration with Dealertrack
Desking tool upgrade makes desking deals more profitable for dealerships

Mission, KS — VinSolutions announced recently the availability of Rates & Residuals, a new upgrade to its Connect Desking tool that integrates Dealertrack’s comprehensive lender data to help with more accurate, efficient and profitable deal making.

With the Rates & Residuals enhancement, dealerships now have the ability to structure deals for new and pre-owned vehicles by accessing incentives, rates and programs of both their captive and non-captive lenders, all within VinSolutions.


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Hormann High Performance Doors Announces the Release of Their New BIM Objects

Burgettstown, PA – Hörmann High Performance Doors has developed its fabric and rigid high speed doors for BIM, and it is now available on their website.

The data-rich content is available to customers working with Autodesk® Revit® projects at no charge, and is intended to enable informed design decisions to Architects, Engineers, and other Building Industry professionals.


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Rapid Recon to Share its General Manager’s Recon Playbook at NADA ’17

Palo Alto, CA – Rapid Recon said recently it would share its General Manager’s Recon Playbook at this month’s NADA convention in New Orleans. The proprietary Playbook is a quick study that outlines what defines excellent recon management.

Playbook insights help dealership GMs improve used car growth, increase turn, and streamline open safety recall resolution through their dealership’s reconditioning operations.


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Automotive Leader Pat Ward Joins LotLinx as Chief Revenue Officer
Ward brings deep industry experience to digital marketing startup

Chicago, IL - Pat Ward, former Chief Strategy Officer of motormindz, a consultancy focused on helping dealers address critical business issues, has been named Chief Revenue Officer of LotLinx, the digital retail technology company specifically for car dealers. With over 25 years in sales leadership, marketing, and customer advocacy, Ward brings extensive expertise in every aspect of the automotive business to LotLinx.


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Pearl Technology Combines VehicleXchange Equity Calculator with “Buy Direct from Consumer” Trade-In Concierge Mobile Platform
Integrated technology automatically searches, calculates and notifies consumers that dealers want to make a real-time purchase offer

Dallas, TX – Pearl Technology Holdings, LLC, (Pearl) recently announced it has combined VehicleXchange’s (VX) equity intelligence and automated marketing platform with its “buy direct from consumer” platform, - Trade In Concierge (TIC). The integration allows dealers to input vehicles they wish to purchase directly from consumers by year, make, model and trim. The VX equity engine continually searches for consumers in the service drive, dealer database, or market, who own these vehicles and are in an appropriate equity position to sell. The consumer and vehicle information obtained from VX is pre-populated into TIC and the customer is automatically sent an email asking for an opportunity for the dealer to verify the condition in return for a real cash offer.


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AutoSuccess Webinar: Mark Vickery

Please register for "5 CRM Metrics Every Successful Dealer Needs to Measure" with Mark Vickery, Senior Director of Performance Management on Jan 19, 2017 2:00 PM EST:

Using an automotive CRM seems like a no-brainer … but seeing how your metrics connect to your overall success isn’t always easy. How should you be measuring your team’s performance? Which metrics provide the best insight into your business? And what can you do to get your numbers up?


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Cactus Sky Digital Introduces Integrated Solution for Automotive Dealers
Dealer Influence combines five-choice products for one composite solution

Baltimore, MD – Last year, automotive sales achieved a record number of 17.5 Million units for the year, shattering previous numbers. Forecasters project an even bigger 2017, as the car buying process has changed forever with 95% of shopping and research taking place online. Dealerships have become more accessible to consumers who are previewing the digital showroom, scoping online reputation, and reading reviews before ever visiting the physical store.


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The Mar-Kee Group’s David Martin to Present Handling Objections Workshop at NADA 100

The Mar-Kee Group announced that 10-time National Automotive Dealers Association speaker and President of the Mar-Kee Group, David Martin will present a sales training workshop, “Marketing Opens the Door: Closing Seals the Deal” at the 2017 NADA Conference & Expo.

“The focus of the automotive industry is currently on creating customers through digital marketing. However, as important as that is, dealerships are discovering that is only half the battle.


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Dealer-FX Reveals How Auto Dealership Service Departments Use ONE Platform to Create an Excellent Customer Experience, Shorter Cycle Times, Better Capacity Utilization and Improved Performance Metrics
ONE Platform is the only customer experience management platform for dealer service

Toronto, ON and Rochester Hills, MI - Dealer-FX, the leading customer experience management platform for dealers and OEMs, said dealers using ONE Platform, its mobile service technology suite, report more engaged customers who spend more dollars with them across their entire ownership experience.

ONE Platform is comprised of seven hardware and software components which together manage the entire service experience, from initial Connection through Scheduling, curbside Check-In, Inspection, mobile Check-Out and Retention marketing.


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AutoLoop to Reveal ShopMonitor, an Exclusive New Service Solution, at NADA100

Clearwater, FL – AutoLoop LLC, the leading provider of auto industry marketing and customer relationship management solutions that successfully drive the Sell, Service, Repeat cycle, recently announced their latest service solution: ShopMonitor.

A new workflow optimization tool exclusively available from AutoLoop, ShopMonitor tracks vehicles throughout service.


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NCM Associates and The Rawls Group Announce New Leadership and Succession Program

Kansas City, MO – NCM® Associates and The Rawls Group announce the launch of their new NCM-Rawls Dealer Executive Program, where leadership and legacy intersect.

A collaboration between two leading automotive service providers, the NCM-Rawls Dealer Executive Program offers an exclusive 10-month leadership development curriculum specifically designed with an emphasis on succession planning for current and future dealers to gain the critical knowledge, tools, and resources necessary for long-term success.


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I-CAR Launches Seven New Vehicle and Technology-Specific Training Courses Including Courses on Calibration, Diagnostics and Scan Tools

Hoffman Estates, IL – I-CAR® has released seven new one-hour, online courses, as part of its new Vehicle and Technology Specific Training curriculum portfolio.

The courses include three that are Nissan/INFINITI specific, a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Collision Repair Overview, a course on calibration of front facing cameras and front radar, an introduction to diagnostics and scan tools and a new one-hour online version of the 2017 edition of I-CAR’s popular vehicle technology and trends course.


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Northwood University Honors Automobile Dealers with Dealer Education Awards
Recipients from Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, Idaho, Tennessee and Florida to receive honor January 28 at NADA convention in New Orleans, Louisiana

Midland, MI – Northwood University will honor seven automobile dealers—including five graduates of the university’s Automotive Marketing and Management program—from across the United States with its annual Dealer Education Award at the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s honorees include:


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Automotive Compliance Consultants Field Manager Ron Keable Earns Consumer Credit Compliance Expert Certification

Crystal Lake, IL – Automotive Compliance Consultants reported today that Texas field manager Ron Keable is now certified as a consumer credit compliance expert by the National Automotive Finance Association (NAF).

The NAF's compliance education program has set the standard for the auto financing industry. Graduates earn its Consumer Credit Compliance Certification.


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Dent Wizard Hires VP of Customer Development

St. Louis, IL – Dent Wizard International, the global leader in automotive reconditioning and SMART (Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques) repairs, recently hired Ryan Briggs to the newly-created position of vice president of customer development.

In this role Briggs will primarily focus on the Top 150 Dealer Groups, expanding Dent Wizard’s relationships with those groups, particularly with Frontline Fast by Dent Wizard, a SMART repair program that helps remarketers and dealers recondition vehicles more quickly and in top condition so they sell for maximum profit.


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Manheim Press Briefing at NADA 2017

Join Manheim leaders as they share a business update, unveil further expansion plans for innovative auction channels and present the latest industry insights from Manheim's 2017 Used Car Market Report.


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Magellan Navigation App Debuts in Subaru Starlink Multimedia System for 2017 Models

Las Vegas, NV – CES 2017 - Magellan®, a leader in GPS navigation, announced recently that its Magellan Navi navigation app for connected cars is now available in select 2017 SUBARU models, including the Impreza and BRZ, via the SUBARU STARLINK™ multimedia system. Magellan Navi brings powerful GPS satellite navigation features, the latest maps and routing accuracy by seamlessly connecting the smartphone app to the car’s infotainment display. Magellan Navi is a featured app in the SUBARU STARLINK app, which can be downloaded on the Apple App Store and Google Play.


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Syndicated Columnist Warren Brown Showcases Vehicle Automation and Driver Connectivity at The Washington Auto Show
Recognized industry expert highlights advancements in advanced driver assistance

Washington, DC - The Washington Auto Show, the automotive industry's annual public policy show and the largest public shows held in Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce the official technology brochure for the 2017 show, entitled "Driving the Future," written by Washington Post syndicated journalist and recognized automotive industry expert Warren Brown. Back by popular demand, the Washington Auto Show's annual "New Technology Guide" provides guests with insights into the show's hottest models and most advanced automotive technology innovations.


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Helion Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Helping Auto Dealers with Proactive IT Strategies to Support Business Success

Timonium, MD – Helion Automotive Technologies announced recently it's celebrating the company's 20th anniversary. For 20 years Helion has been a Managed Services Provider (MSP) for auto dealerships, designing and implementing proactive information technology (IT) strategies to support auto dealers' business success. One year ago Helion expanded into the heavy-duty trucking dealership space when they brought Summit Truck Group on board as a new customer.


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Leadership Expert Doug Keeley Named as Keynote Speaker at NAFA’s 2017 Institute & Expo

Princeton, NJ – For 60 years, NAFA has understood that leadership is integral to every organization’s success and is a necessary skill for all professionals to master. With this necessity in mind, NAFA proudly announces that Doug Keeley, CEO and Chief Storyteller of The Mark of a Leader, will be the Keynote Speaker for the Association’s annual conference, the 2017 Institute & Expo, April 25-28 in Tampa, Florida.


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Sika-Sponsored Rinspeed AG Concept Vehicle on Display at 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Sika Automotive announces its sponsorship of Rinspeed AG concept vehicles for the fifth year in a row. The Oasis, Rinspee’s’ 2017 concept vehicle is on display at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.

The 2017 Rinspeed Oasis is a self-driving electric vehicle intended for urban environments. In typical Rinspeed fashion, the vehicle’s form is driven by a creative vision for the interaction between man and machine.


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Line-X's Revolutionary Coatings to Highlight Vehicle Manufactoring Advances at the North American International Auto Show
"Unbreakable," scientifically advanced protective coating collection revolutionizes vehicle/parts durability and manufacturing; attractive aesthetics and extreme protection take spotlight in Detroit

Huntsville, AL – LINE-X, a global leader in powerful protective coatings complemented with first-rate Truck Gear by LINE-X accessories, is showcasing groundbreaking advances in vehicle/parts durability and manufacturing at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) January 9-22, 2017 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich. With LINE-X’s top-shelf ULTRA Body Armour coating for vehicle exteriors in the spotlight on a stunningly customized Tundra truck – the brand will also be displaying a dynamic lineup of different coating products specifically engineered to enhance vehicle durability through the manufacturing process, as well as conquer a variety of industrial challenges.


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