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Cars.com

Cars.com

Visit: https://www.cars.com


Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Chicago, Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) is a leading digital automotive marketplace that improves car decision making by connecting buyers and sellers more intelligently and efficiently. The company empowers consumers by connecting them to the resources they need to make better automotive decisions about the right product, price, place and person. Cars.com enables its advertiser partners by connecting them to its vast in-market audience and providing them the data-driven intelligence they need to increase turn and gain market share. A pioneer in automotive
classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms. Cars.com became an independent, publicly traded company on June 1, 2017. Cars.com companies include DealerRater®, Auto.com, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®.


Executive Sponsors

Cars.com

Cars.com

Visit: https://www.cars.com


Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Chicago, Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) is a leading digital automotive marketplace that improves car decision making by connecting buyers and sellers more intelligently and efficiently. The company empowers consumers by connecting them to the resources they need to make better automotive decisions about the right product, price, place and person. Cars.com enables its advertiser partners by connecting them to its vast in-market audience and providing them the data-driven intelligence they need to increase turn and gain market share. A pioneer in automotive
classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms. Cars.com became an independent, publicly traded company on June 1, 2017. Cars.com companies include DealerRater®, Auto.com, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®.


Lotlinx

Lotlinx

Visit: https://www.lotlinx.com/


Back in 2010, our founders Len Short, Robert Vucic, Jason Knight, and Denise Chudy understood there were too many layers wedged between a dealer and a shopper. They saw a gap in the industry; No technology or platform existed to identify and solve for a dealer’s specific needs – and they believed in the importance of landing car shoppers on VDPs. So they began their journey of developing the business they knew dealers needed.

With the idea that dealers would welcome the ability to cut out the middlemen, and connect directly with people who were looking to purchase the cars they had on their lot, they created Chug.net. It was a Vehicle Display Network that enabled shoppers to easily search dealer inventory. But they realized the automotive world didn’t need another portal site. So they set out to do something that hadn’t been done before – bring the cars dealers wanted to sell directly to the people who were looking to buy them, unrestricted by channel.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With over 40 years of experience, CDK Global is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry.

We are the leading global provider of IT and Digital Marketing Solutions to the Automotive Retail Industry. CDK is the primary provider of DMS solutions to the majority of the top 10 U.S. dealer groups, with more than 27,000 retail client locations, representing most manufacturers.


Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

Visit: https://www.coxautoinc.com/


Cox Automotive transforms the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc.


Event Sponsors

Cars.com

Cars.com

Visit: https://www.cars.com


Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Chicago, Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) is a leading digital automotive marketplace that improves car decision making by connecting buyers and sellers more intelligently and efficiently. The company empowers consumers by connecting them to the resources they need to make better automotive decisions about the right product, price, place and person. Cars.com enables its advertiser partners by connecting them to its vast in-market audience and providing them the data-driven intelligence they need to increase turn and gain market share. A pioneer in automotive
classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms. Cars.com became an independent, publicly traded company on June 1, 2017. Cars.com companies include DealerRater®, Auto.com, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®.


Lotlinx

Lotlinx

Visit: https://www.lotlinx.com/


Back in 2010, our founders Len Short, Robert Vucic, Jason Knight, and Denise Chudy understood there were too many layers wedged between a dealer and a shopper. They saw a gap in the industry; No technology or platform existed to identify and solve for a dealer’s specific needs – and they believed in the importance of landing car shoppers on VDPs. So they began their journey of developing the business they knew dealers needed.

With the idea that dealers would welcome the ability to cut out the middlemen, and connect directly with people who were looking to purchase the cars they had on their lot, they created Chug.net. It was a Vehicle Display Network that enabled shoppers to easily search dealer inventory. But they realized the automotive world didn’t need another portal site. So they set out to do something that hadn’t been done before – bring the cars dealers wanted to sell directly to the people who were looking to buy them, unrestricted by channel.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With over 40 years of experience, CDK Global is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry.

We are the leading global provider of IT and Digital Marketing Solutions to the Automotive Retail Industry. CDK is the primary provider of DMS solutions to the majority of the top 10 U.S. dealer groups, with more than 27,000 retail client locations, representing most manufacturers.


Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

Visit: https://www.coxautoinc.com/


Cox Automotive transforms the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc.


TrueCar

TrueCar

Visit: https://www.truecar.com/#/


TrueCar is a digital automotive marketplace dedicated to being the most transparent brand in the industry. TrueCar shows consumers what others paid for the car they want, so they can recognize a fair price. Users receive upfront pricing information when they connect with TrueCar Certified Dealers, allowing them to enjoy a more confident buying experience. TrueCar operates its own site and powers car-buying programs for over 500 companies, including some of the most trusted brands in the world such as USAA, AARP and American Express. TrueCar has a network of over 14,000 Certified Dealers and currently, over one third of all new car buyers engage with the TrueCar network during their purchasing process. For more information, go to truecar.com.


Ally

Ally

Visit: https://www.ally.com


Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally's legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (Ally Bank Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender) offering deposits, credit card and home loan products, one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.


NCM Associates

NCM Associates

Visit: http://www.ncmassociates.com/


NCM® Associates originated the automotive dealer 20 Group peer collaboration model in 1947. Since then, we’ve been empowering non-competing business owners to share proven best practices and profit-building strategies with one another. Since our earliest days, we’ve never stopped enhancing our process to include always-innovative analytical tools and software solutions, on-site retail consulting programs, dealership management training, travel solutions and other business-building resources to help our clients get the most value. NCM, a 100% employee-owned company, and its staff of experienced professionals are proud to serve thousands of new and pre-owned auto dealers, and businesses in more than 20 other industries throughout North America.


Affiliate Sponsors

Cars.com

Cars.com

Visit: https://www.cars.com


Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Chicago, Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) is a leading digital automotive marketplace that improves car decision making by connecting buyers and sellers more intelligently and efficiently. The company empowers consumers by connecting them to the resources they need to make better automotive decisions about the right product, price, place and person. Cars.com enables its advertiser partners by connecting them to its vast in-market audience and providing them the data-driven intelligence they need to increase turn and gain market share. A pioneer in automotive
classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms. Cars.com became an independent, publicly traded company on June 1, 2017. Cars.com companies include DealerRater®, Auto.com, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®.


Lotlinx

Lotlinx

Visit: https://www.lotlinx.com/


Back in 2010, our founders Len Short, Robert Vucic, Jason Knight, and Denise Chudy understood there were too many layers wedged between a dealer and a shopper. They saw a gap in the industry; No technology or platform existed to identify and solve for a dealer’s specific needs – and they believed in the importance of landing car shoppers on VDPs. So they began their journey of developing the business they knew dealers needed.

With the idea that dealers would welcome the ability to cut out the middlemen, and connect directly with people who were looking to purchase the cars they had on their lot, they created Chug.net. It was a Vehicle Display Network that enabled shoppers to easily search dealer inventory. But they realized the automotive world didn’t need another portal site. So they set out to do something that hadn’t been done before – bring the cars dealers wanted to sell directly to the people who were looking to buy them, unrestricted by channel.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With over 40 years of experience, CDK Global is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry.

We are the leading global provider of IT and Digital Marketing Solutions to the Automotive Retail Industry. CDK is the primary provider of DMS solutions to the majority of the top 10 U.S. dealer groups, with more than 27,000 retail client locations, representing most manufacturers.


Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

Visit: https://www.coxautoinc.com/


Cox Automotive transforms the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc.


TrueCar

TrueCar

Visit: https://www.truecar.com/#/


TrueCar is a digital automotive marketplace dedicated to being the most transparent brand in the industry. TrueCar shows consumers what others paid for the car they want, so they can recognize a fair price. Users receive upfront pricing information when they connect with TrueCar Certified Dealers, allowing them to enjoy a more confident buying experience. TrueCar operates its own site and powers car-buying programs for over 500 companies, including some of the most trusted brands in the world such as USAA, AARP and American Express. TrueCar has a network of over 14,000 Certified Dealers and currently, over one third of all new car buyers engage with the TrueCar network during their purchasing process. For more information, go to truecar.com.


Ally

Ally

Visit: https://www.ally.com


Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally's legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (Ally Bank Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender) offering deposits, credit card and home loan products, one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.


NCM Associates

NCM Associates

Visit: http://www.ncmassociates.com/


NCM® Associates originated the automotive dealer 20 Group peer collaboration model in 1947. Since then, we’ve been empowering non-competing business owners to share proven best practices and profit-building strategies with one another. Since our earliest days, we’ve never stopped enhancing our process to include always-innovative analytical tools and software solutions, on-site retail consulting programs, dealership management training, travel solutions and other business-building resources to help our clients get the most value. NCM, a 100% employee-owned company, and its staff of experienced professionals are proud to serve thousands of new and pre-owned auto dealers, and businesses in more than 20 other industries throughout North America.


Auto Careers Online

Auto Careers Online

Client Command

Client Command

Visit: http://clientcommand.com/


Client Command simplifies the automotive marketing and advertising process. By engineering the industry’s most powerful technology for identifying active car shoppers and advertising directly to them, automotive marketers can precisely target and engage active shoppers™ to increase both sales and profits, as well as gain clear and measurable ROI. Offering marketing solutions for single point stores all the way to enterprise level needs, Client Command helps dealerships attract new customers, retain a higher percentage of existing customers, and lower advertising costs with streamlined online and offline media touch-points. Strategies are developed based on measurable dealership goals and fully backed by a performance guarantee.


Flick Fusion

Flick Fusion

Visit: http://flickfusion.com/


Flick Fusion Video Marketing is a pioneer of video technology, specializing in creating, managing, and distributing dynamic and cost-effective online and mobile video products on the world's largest content delivery network. Each video is designed to help our clients reach and engage their customers with richer content and greater impact that results in increased sales and ROI. Data, photos, inventory, audio, music, and special offers are automatically combined to create compelling multimedia video solutions that are fast, easy, and affordable. We look forward to serving you.

Founded in 2000, the company has built, and retained, a national customer base by developing, customizing, and supporting a comprehensive suite of digital marketing solutions that meet the varied online business needs of each dealer client. Flick Fusion Video Marketing is a privately-held company and is headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa.