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Auto Retail Index Up 11.66% in Wake of Election

Auto Retail Index Up 11.66% in Wake of Election

Kerrigan Auto Retail Index indicates auto retail stocks reacting positively to Trump election, outperforming S&P by 240.9%   Irvine, CA, De…

Report: In-Dealership Transaction Times Improving, But Most Dealers Believe They Should Be Shorter

Report: In-Dealership Transaction Times Improving, But Most Dealers Believe They Should Be Shorter

Unengaged wait time in the dealership outpaced negotiation as the biggest consumer pain point in the car buying process, according to eLEND Solutions …

New Report: Dealership M&A Activity Declines in Third Quarter; 2017 Increases Likely

New Report: Dealership M&A Activity Declines in Third Quarter; 2017 Increases Likely

Dealership M&A Activity Declines in Third Quarter; 2017 Increases Likely, according to The Blue Sky Report™ released by Kerrigan Advisors Pace…

Gubagoo’s New RESQ App Generates a 300% Increase in Lead-to-Sale Conversion

Gubagoo’s New RESQ App Generates a 300% Increase in Lead-to-Sale Conversion

Gubagoo launches RESQ’s new industry-first technology to empower dealerships with complete access to, and insight on, potential and existing custom…

Gubagoo announces Facebook Messenger Integration for Automotive Dealerships

Gubagoo announces Facebook Messenger Integration for Automotive Dealerships

Gubagoo’s latest innovation enables Facebook users to chat with auto dealerships, using Facebook Messenger just like they chat with friends; unlocks …

Patent Awarded to CarStory Market Reports’ Technology

Patent Awarded to CarStory Market Reports’ Technology

New patent covers “demand/price driver” engine that powers pricing and features analysis found in CarStory Market Reports; data provides dealer…

Multi-Franchise Dealership Transactions Rise by 52% in First Half of 2016

Multi-Franchise Dealership Transactions Rise by 52% in First Half of 2016

Multi-Franchise Dealership Transactions Rise by 52% in First Half of 2016 according to The Blue Sky Report™ released by Kerrigan Advisors   …

CarStory Launches VDP Deep Linking

CarStory Launches VDP Deep Linking

CarStory Launches VDP Deep Linking: Delivers Low Funnel Traffic and High Engagement to VDPs During “Moment of Search” The CarStory Advertisi…

New Study: Dealership Purchase Transactions Reduced by 60 Minutes...

New Study: Dealership Purchase Transactions Reduced by 60 Minutes...

New Study: Dealership Purchase Transactions Reduced by 60 Minutes, Likelihood to Buy Increases 56% with New Process White Paper from eLEND Solutions wit…

Vast® Experts to Speak at Key Auto Industry Conferences

Vast® Experts to Speak at Key Auto Industry Conferences

Vast executives to share insights on how a shift in fundamental marketing strategies can lead to increased used vehicle sales for car dealers   …

CallSource Sponsors “Personal Development” Track at 2016 Women in Automotive Conference

CallSource Sponsors “Personal Development” Track at 2016 Women in Automotive Conference

Company founder and director, Carey Fried, to lead “Mindful & Emotional Intelligence for Leaders” workshop   Westlake Village, C…

Auto Industry Experiences Monumental Shifts in Public Auto Retail Valuations

Auto Industry Experiences Monumental Shifts in Public Auto Retail Valuations

The Blue Sky Report™ released by Kerrigan Advisors analyzes dealership buy/sell activity for Q1 2016; overall activity, including multi-dealersh…

The KAR Index™ Drops 9% in Two Weeks

The KAR Index™ Drops 9% in Two Weeks

Index from Kerrigan Advisors shows high inventory levels, gross margin compression, and weak sales forecasts depressing public auto retailer valuations …

CallSource Expands Management Team   

CallSource Expands Management Team   

Appointment of key marketing and sales execs, Robin Schweitzer and Bill Bauwens, adds 35+ years of sales and marketing expertise to leading call management…

Gubagoo ChatSmart Presented with DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Award

Gubagoo ChatSmart Presented with DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Award

Gubagoo ChatSmart received a “Top Rated” Award for Dealer Satisfaction in the Chat Products Category   West Palm Beach, FL – …

Study: Dealers must woo young service customers

Study: Dealers must woo young service customers

Service customers at auto dealerships are intensely loyal -- but are older and spend less than customers of independent shops and chains, according to a …

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