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BURLINGTON, VT - December 21, 2009 - Dealer.com, the global leader of online marketing solutions for auto dealers, is a Leader award winner in the 2009 Summit Emerging Media Award (Summit EMA) for their work with the Brandon Ford website.  "We are honored by this award and proud of our work with auto dealership Brandon Ford," commented Dealer.com creative director, Ryan Dunn.  "They are a key partner in our pioneering communication products and services, including the latest MobileSitesTM technology.  They fully leverage our online marketing platform which allows them to communicate and engage more directly with shoppers, quickly connecting them to specific vehicles of interest, no matter how consumers choose to shop for vehicles online." Brandon Ford is a full service dealership located in Tampa, Florida.  The dealership has received Ford's prestigious Presidents Award for seven consecutive years and Ford Credit's Partners In Quality Award for five consecutive years.  The dealership carries a comprehensive line of new Ford vehicles, including the Edge, Focus, Escape, Mustang, Explorer, Taurus, Flex, F150, and Fusion, as well as an extensive used vehicle selection. The Summit EMA competition is based on the premise that advertising is consistently at the forefront of the technological evolution of communication. Some of this year's judges included: Peter Gorman  - Restaurant.com; Chris Jones - Stellar Debris Creative Studios; and Mahiette Tarrago - xpert-design.com. "Those involved in today's emerging media technologies are the leaders who are establishing tomorrow's avenues of advertising communications." Said Jocelyn Luciano, Executive Director for the Summit International Awards (SIA). "Most communication professionals recognize that established avenues of communication can be reliable and safe.  Developing and engaging in emerging media technologies, along with creative messaging and market awareness, is often a difficult criterion which makes earning a Summit EMA a significant achievement. The SIA organization is devoted to furthering excellence in the communications industry. It administers rigorous award competitions throughout the year with the goal of recognizing companies and individuals that excel. Throughout its sixteen-year history, the organization has established itself as one of the premier arbiters of communication excellence. Companies and individuals from more than 50 countries across five continents participate annually in its awards programs. The organization conducts three awards each year: Summit Creative Award, Summit Emerging Media Award and Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award. Additional information about the SIA and its competitions is available at www.summitawards.com. About Dealer.com (www.dealer.com) Dealer.com is the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, providing award winning e-marketing solutions to OEMs, auto dealers and media companies.  More dealerships use the Dealer.com platform than any other platform in the world. Recent national and international accolades include: The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, top ranking in The Net Promoter® Score Survey of customer satisfaction, Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 and the Web Marketing Association's Automobile Standard of Excellence. In addition, Dealer.com was the 2008 top rated web provider on leading online rating websites, as well as the Gold Award winner from the Dealers' choice awards for best dealer website solutions. For more information visit: http://www.dealer.com/promo/look-inside.htm

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