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Groundbreaking Ceremony For INFINITI Milwaukee Scheduled For Wednesday, May 1, 2019 At Noon

Groundbreaking Ceremony For INFINITI Milwaukee Scheduled For Wednesday, May 1, 2019 At Noon

Lupient Automotive Group today announced plans to hold an official groundbreaking ceremony for INFINITI Milwaukee's new showroom. The Lupient INFINITI deal…

Subaru Of Midland Odessa Gives Muscular Dystrophy The Boot By Becoming Official Sponsor

Subaru Of Midland Odessa Gives Muscular Dystrophy The Boot By Becoming Official Sponsor

Subaru of Midland Odessa is proud to announce its official sponsorship of the 65th Annual 'Fill The Boot' campaign, organized by the Midland Fire D…

Subaru of Midland Odessa Partners With MASA, Will Donate 2019 Subaru Outback

Subaru of Midland Odessa Partners With MASA, Will Donate 2019 Subaru Outback

Subaru of Midland Odessa today announced its new partnership with MASA (Midland Animal Shelter Adoptables), a local nonprofit animal rescue group. Aside fr…

Subaru of Midland Odessa To Host Grand Opening On Saturday, January 19

Subaru of Midland Odessa To Host Grand Opening On Saturday, January 19

Bob Moore Auto Group today announced the Grand Opening of its 18th dealer, Subaru of Midland Odessa, scheduled for Saturday, January 19, 2019. The dealersh…

Watertown Ford Chrysler To Host 17th Annual Complimentary Thanksgiving Dinner, Deliveries Available

Watertown Ford Chrysler To Host 17th Annual Complimentary Thanksgiving Dinner, Deliveries Available

Watertown Ford Chrysler will host its 17th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00p.m., with deliveries available to co…

Inaugural Pawtraits Event Benefits Charity With Santa Pet Pic Profits Going To Coconino Humane Assoc

Inaugural Pawtraits Event Benefits Charity With Santa Pet Pic Profits Going To Coconino Humane Assoc

Flagstaff Nissan Subaru will host its inaugural 2018 Pawtraits Charity Event, in benefit of the Coconino Humane Association, on Saturday, December 8 from 1…

Loyal Crown Jaguar Customers Purchase First Jaguar I-Pace In The US From Luxury Dealership

Loyal Crown Jaguar Customers Purchase First Jaguar I-Pace In The US From Luxury Dealership

***From Crown Jaguar:  The Pascarella family has bought a total of 7 luxury vehicles, 4 of them Jaguars, which includes the all-new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace…

Crown Automotive Group & Rays Baseball Foundation Present $7,500 Check to Starting Right, Now

Crown Automotive Group & Rays Baseball Foundation Present $7,500 Check to Starting Right, Now

Crown Automotive Group partnered with the Rays Baseball Foundation for the "Strikeout Challenge" to end teen homelessness by matching Chris Arche…

Flagstaff Nissan Subaru Invites the Local Community to Its Second Annual Trunk-Or-Treat Event

Flagstaff Nissan Subaru Invites the Local Community to Its Second Annual Trunk-Or-Treat Event

Flagstaff Nissan Subaru will host this year’s Trunk-Or-Treat event inside its showroom at 4960 E. Marketplace Drive on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 fr…

Morgan Auto Group Purchases First Hyundai And Third Mitsubishi Dealer, Acquisitions No. 31 And 32

Morgan Auto Group Purchases First Hyundai And Third Mitsubishi Dealer, Acquisitions No. 31 And 32

The Tampa-based automotive group closed on Brandon Hyundai and Brandon Mitsubishi on Thursday, Aug. 2. This move marks two separate milestones for Morg…

Aaron Zeigler Acquires McCarthy Ford Riverside With Plans To Take Over Early Next Week

Aaron Zeigler Acquires McCarthy Ford Riverside With Plans To Take Over Early Next Week

Zeigler Automotive Group today announced the acquisition of its fourth Ford dealership, McCarthy Ford of North Riverside, from the LeFevour family. The dea…

Philpott Toyota To Select Its 14th Perfect Attendance Winner

Philpott Toyota To Select Its 14th Perfect Attendance Winner

The Philpott Perfect Attendance Car Giveaway will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Nederland High School, 2108 N 18th St, in Nederland, Texas.  T…

Grossinger Autoplex Becomes Zeigler's First Buick GMC Cadillac Dealer, 24th Acquisition

Grossinger Autoplex Becomes Zeigler's First Buick GMC Cadillac Dealer, 24th Acquisition

Zeigler Automotive Group today announced the official acquisition of its first Buick GMC Cadillac dealership, making Grossinger AutoPlex its 24th retail lo…

Crown Eurocars Announces All-New Mercedes-Benz Dealership In Pinellas Park

Crown Eurocars Announces All-New Mercedes-Benz Dealership In Pinellas Park

Crown Eurocars today announced the completion of its new state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz dealership at 8302 US Highway 19 N., setting a grand opening date f…

SunCoast Mercedes-Benz Dealers Announce Big Game Sweepstakes Winner At Crown Eurocars

SunCoast Mercedes-Benz Dealers Announce Big Game Sweepstakes Winner At Crown Eurocars

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWEB) January 26, 2018 -- SunCoast Mercedes-Benz Dealers today announced Mike Strube as its third annual Big Game Sweepsta…

Morgan Auto Group Taps Dan Like For Regional Director

Morgan Auto Group Taps Dan Like For Regional Director

Morgan Automotive Group today announced that automotive veteran Dan Like will now oversee its operations in Jacksonville and Gainesville in his new rol…

CK Advertising Challenges Businesses To Surpass Its 14,058-lb. Donation To Food Bank

CK Advertising Challenges Businesses To Surpass Its 14,058-lb. Donation To Food Bank

CK Advertising is challenging local businesses to surpass last year’s 14,058-pound donation to the Holiday Heroes Food Drive by Nov. 17.  The food drive…

CK Advertising Debuts New Name Signaling Continued Growth

CK Advertising Debuts New Name Signaling Continued Growth

Widely known as the Original TraDigital Agency®, one of the nation's largest automotive retail ad agencies today announced the official launch of its new…

Morgan Auto Group Hires New Chief Learning Officer

Morgan Auto Group Hires New Chief Learning Officer

Pamela Prue has been hired by Tampa-based Morgan Auto Group to be its Chief Learning Officer. Prue will be in charge of sales recruiting and training for t…

$20,350 Strikeout Challenge Check to Be Presented to Starting Right, Now Before Rays Game Friday

$20,350 Strikeout Challenge Check to Be Presented to Starting Right, Now Before Rays Game Friday

Crown Automotive Group will join forces with Chris Archer & the Rays Baseball Foundation for the "Strikeout Challenge" check presentation on …

CK Advertising Listed In Gulf Coast 500, Up 107 Spots From Last Year

CK Advertising Listed In Gulf Coast 500, Up 107 Spots From Last Year

Business Observer Magazine recently listed CK Advertising at number 274 in the Gulf Coast 500, its yearly publication that ranks area businesses accordin…

Crown Buick GMC Taps Robert "Bob" Meredith For New Commercial Fleet Position

Crown Buick GMC Taps Robert "Bob" Meredith For New Commercial Fleet Position

The Crown Automotive Group today announced that industry veteran Robert "Bob" Meredith has been hired to fill its new Commercial & Fleet Sale…

Crown Buick GMC Earns CarGurus 2017 Top Dealer Award

Crown Buick GMC Earns CarGurus 2017 Top Dealer Award

CarGurus recently announced that Crown Buick GMC was among the select few dealerships to qualify for the prestigious 2017 Top Dealer Award. The award-winni…

Toyota of Tampa Bay To Select 7th Annual Perfect Car For Perfect Attendance Winner From 15 Students

Toyota of Tampa Bay To Select 7th Annual Perfect Car For Perfect Attendance Winner From 15 Students

The Morgan Automotive Group dealership will be hosting its 7th Annual Perfect Car For Perfect Attendance Giveaway Event on Saturday, June 4, 2017 inside it…

Morgan Auto Group Rises To Number 28 In Automotive News' Top 100 Dealer Group Used Sales Ranking

Morgan Auto Group Rises To Number 28 In Automotive News' Top 100 Dealer Group Used Sales Ranking

Morgan Auto Group moved up 25 spots in this year's "Top 100 Dealership Group Used-Vehicle Sales" supplement published by Automotive News. The…

Bimmer-Con To Feature Daryl Dixon Motorcycle Giveaway In Benefit Of Female Veterans Unite, Inc.

Bimmer-Con To Feature Daryl Dixon Motorcycle Giveaway In Benefit Of Female Veterans Unite, Inc.

BMW of Sarasota will host its first ever BimmerCon on Saturday, April 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at its dealership located at 5151 Clark Road, Sa…

Audi Clearwater Among Top 86 U.S. Audi Dealers, Earns Coveted Magna Society Status

Audi Clearwater Among Top 86 U.S. Audi Dealers, Earns Coveted Magna Society Status

The Crown Automotive Group dealer was 1 of only 86 U.S. Audi dealers to qualify for the prestigious 2016 Magna Society Award. Audi Clearwater was evaluated…

Toyota of Tampa Bay Honored with 2016 Toyota President’s Award For CustomerFirst, 9th to Date

Toyota of Tampa Bay Honored with 2016 Toyota President’s Award For CustomerFirst, 9th to Date

The Morgan Auto Group recently announced that its Toyota of Tampa Bay dealership was among the select few U.S. Toyota dealerships to qualify for the covete…

Honda of Ocala To Announce Seventh Annual “Perfect Car For Perfect Attendance” Winner

Honda of Ocala To Announce Seventh Annual “Perfect Car For Perfect Attendance” Winner

The Morgan Automotive Group dealership will announce the winner on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at its dealership located at 1800 S.W. College Road in Ocala,…

Nissan Opens First Purpose-Built Nissan 2.0 Store In US, Iconic Design On Display At Zeigler Nissan

Nissan Opens First Purpose-Built Nissan 2.0 Store In US, Iconic Design On Display At Zeigler Nissan

Zeigler Automotive Group announces the opening of its state-of-the-art Zeigler Nissan Gurnee dealership now located at 3175 E. Grand Ave in Lindenhurst, IL…

Crown Buick GMC Earns Fourth Consecutive "GM Mark Of Excellence Award" For Both Dealer Brands

Crown Buick GMC Earns Fourth Consecutive "GM Mark Of Excellence Award" For Both Dealer Brands

UPDATE: General Motors will present Crown Buick GMC with individual brand awards at its official awards ceremony scheduled for late May/early June 201…

Crown Motorsports Division Builds Record-Breaking Supercharged Audi S5,GIAC Production Software Used

Crown Motorsports Division Builds Record-Breaking Supercharged Audi S5,GIAC Production Software Used

Loe Phaengsavanh, a Crown Motorsports Division client, sets new quarter-mile record with an Audi S5 3.0 equipped with GIAC tuning software. The vehicle was…

Crown Automotive Group Adds 25 Awards to Growing List of Accolades

Crown Automotive Group Adds 25 Awards to Growing List of Accolades

Crown Automotive Group received a total of 25 dealership awards from two of the nation's top annual custo…

Crown Jaguar Wins Coveted 'Pride Of Jaguar Award' For 10th Consecutive Year, 13th To Date

Crown Jaguar Wins Coveted 'Pride Of Jaguar Award' For 10th Consecutive Year, 13th To Date

Jaguar Land Rover North America recently listed Crown Jaguar as 1 of only 16 U.S. Jaguar dealers to qualify for the prestigious 2017 Pride of Jaguar Retail…

DyGen Automotive Summit Speaker Daniel Kim Explains Why Ignoring Bot Traffic Could Cost You

DyGen Automotive Summit Speaker Daniel Kim Explains Why Ignoring Bot Traffic Could Cost You

According to the Association of National Advertisers over 67% of the Internet's traffic is now attributed to bots! How bots costs advertisers millio…

Kalamazoo-based Aaron Zeigler Opens Highly Anticipated 50-Acre Powersports Dealership & Action Park

Kalamazoo-based Aaron Zeigler Opens Highly Anticipated 50-Acre Powersports Dealership & Action Park

Zeigler Automotive Group announces the grand opening of Zeigler Motorsports, its 50-acre dealership and entertainment complex. The new facility, located in…

Naples Mazda and Naples Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM acquired by Morgan Auto Group

Naples Mazda and Naples Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM acquired by Morgan Auto Group

Morgan Auto Group announces acquisition of Naples Mazda and Naples Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. The purchase expands the automotive group's portfolio to 23…

Pre-Roll: 5 Surefire Ways To Know That You’re Still Doing it Wrong!

Pre-Roll: 5 Surefire Ways To Know That You’re Still Doing it Wrong!

By Paul Caldwell It’s been almost 2 years since I made this promotional video impersonating President Donald Trump for my Digital Dealers session,…

Mercedes-Benz of Gainesville becomes Morgan Auto Group's 20th dealership acquisition

Mercedes-Benz of Gainesville becomes Morgan Auto Group's 20th dealership acquisition

Tampa-based Morgan Auto Group announces purchase of former Scott-McRae Automotive dealership Mercedes-Benz of Gainesville. Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) D…

Automotive Executive Releases Highly Anticipated Sequel To Thriller With Digital Version To Follow

Automotive Executive Releases Highly Anticipated Sequel To Thriller With Digital Version To Follow

Following the successful release of his first book, author and automotive executive Ralph H. Perkins recently published the second installment of his…

Automotive Advertising Agency Drives Local Support For Upcoming Charity Golf Tournament

Automotive Advertising Agency Drives Local Support For Upcoming Charity Golf Tournament

In an effort to drive additional interest in this year's Help Fore Hannah Charity Golf Tournament, Moore & Scarry Advertising recently produce…

The Bilingual Keyboard & What Dealers Can Learn From My New Favorite iPhone 7 Feature

The Bilingual Keyboard & What Dealers Can Learn From My New Favorite iPhone 7 Feature

Just over 2 years ago, I started my career in automotive advertising.  I was a bright-eyed publicist ready for a fresh start after working endless hou…

Automotive Advertising Veteran Joins DyGen as VP of Business Development

Automotive Advertising Veteran Joins DyGen as VP of Business Development

Caldwell & Kerr taps Jason Wiley for new Vice President of Business Development position at SEO/SEM/Pre-Roll subsidiary company DyGen. The automotive a…

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