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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®.


Potratz

Potratz

Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

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


Cox Automotive connects pillars of our industry to drive results for dealers, lenders, OEMs and consumers and makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone. In addition to helping millions of car shoppers and our 40,000 auto dealer clients, we are passionate about fostering an environment that provides the support, tools and resources for women to thrive in our industry. Our company of 34,000- plus team members includes Autotrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, HomeNet, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, VinSolutions, vAuto and Xtime, and is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta- based company.


AskPatty

AskPatty

Visit: https://www.askpatty.com


AskPatty.com, Inc. takes a two-pronged approach to revolutionizing the women’s automotive retail market: For consumers, the AskPatty.com website, is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice and research. For auto dealers, tire dealers, collision centers, auto service and repair centers, the revolutionary AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® program, designed from the ground up, trains and certifies automotive retail and service centers on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to- end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles.


GM’s Women’s Retail Network

GM’s Women’s Retail Network

Visit: http://www.gmwomensretailnetwork.com


Established in September 2001, the GM Women’s Retail Network was the first of its kind in the automotive industry.  Through this GM initiative, a dedicated GM staff was identified to work to increase the number of female dealer operators, managers, and employees within the GM dealer body.

WRN’s vision is to be the industry leader with a dealership population that mirrors our communities by increasing the number of women as dealers, managers and employees within GM dealerships and to become the transportation company of choice for female consumers.

WRN’s goal is that women GM dealers will meet or exceed the operational effectiveness of the overall GM dealer body.

WRN offers all GM women dealers the opportunity to participate in all-women dealer 20 Groups in partnership with NADA 20 Groups.

To qualify as a dealer member of the GM Women’s Retail Network, a woman must have a minimum ownership investment of 15% AND be contractually named as Dealer Operator per the General Motors Dealer Sales and Service Agreement.  There is no ethnicity requirement or fees associated with membership in WRN.

To qualify as a WRN affiliate or manager member of WRN, there are no ownership, ethnicity requirement, or fees associated with membership. Affiliate or manager members must be employed in a General Motors dealership.


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®.


Potratz

Potratz

Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

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


Cox Automotive connects pillars of our industry to drive results for dealers, lenders, OEMs and consumers and makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone. In addition to helping millions of car shoppers and our 40,000 auto dealer clients, we are passionate about fostering an environment that provides the support, tools and resources for women to thrive in our industry. Our company of 34,000- plus team members includes Autotrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, HomeNet, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, VinSolutions, vAuto and Xtime, and is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta- based company.


AskPatty

AskPatty

Visit: https://www.askpatty.com


AskPatty.com, Inc. takes a two-pronged approach to revolutionizing the women’s automotive retail market: For consumers, the AskPatty.com website, is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice and research. For auto dealers, tire dealers, collision centers, auto service and repair centers, the revolutionary AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® program, designed from the ground up, trains and certifies automotive retail and service centers on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to- end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles.


GM’s Women’s Retail Network

GM’s Women’s Retail Network

Visit: http://www.gmwomensretailnetwork.com


Established in September 2001, the GM Women’s Retail Network was the first of its kind in the automotive industry.  Through this GM initiative, a dedicated GM staff was identified to work to increase the number of female dealer operators, managers, and employees within the GM dealer body.

WRN’s vision is to be the industry leader with a dealership population that mirrors our communities by increasing the number of women as dealers, managers and employees within GM dealerships and to become the transportation company of choice for female consumers.

WRN’s goal is that women GM dealers will meet or exceed the operational effectiveness of the overall GM dealer body.

WRN offers all GM women dealers the opportunity to participate in all-women dealer 20 Groups in partnership with NADA 20 Groups.

To qualify as a dealer member of the GM Women’s Retail Network, a woman must have a minimum ownership investment of 15% AND be contractually named as Dealer Operator per the General Motors Dealer Sales and Service Agreement.  There is no ethnicity requirement or fees associated with membership in WRN.

To qualify as a WRN affiliate or manager member of WRN, there are no ownership, ethnicity requirement, or fees associated with membership. Affiliate or manager members must be employed in a General Motors dealership.


Stream Companies

Stream 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.


ELEAD1ONE

ELEAD1ONE

Visit: http://www.elead-crm.com


Experience the latest modern dealership technology in one core platform: innovative mobile CRM, automotive digital retail and dealership management, service CRM, personalized marketing and cutting-edge reporting.

ELEAD1ONE helps dealers bridge the gap between sales, service and marketing operations. The company’s automotive-only customer experience center (CXC), CRM, and service drive technologies are the foundations of its unique suite of products that drive clients forward through strategic business advantage. Schedule a demo at www.elead-crm.com.


Autobytel

Autobytel

Visit: http://www.autobytel.com


Autobytel provides consumer leads and associated marketing services to auto dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States. The company also provides consumers with robust online automotive content to help them make informed decisions. They pioneered the automotive Internet in 1995 and have since helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and helped every major automaker market its brand online. Autobytel offers the industry a full suite of products and advertising services, including leads, Autobytel Direct pay-per-click advertising, TextShield, SaleMove, and Payment Pro.


TrueCar

TrueCar

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


TrueCar delivers ready-to- transact buyers via an exclusive network of over 500 affinity partner sites. Our expanded Client Success Team is dedicated to helping Certified Dealers utilize all of
the tools, resources and benefits of our program. With on-the- lot service, lower funnel buyers and an accountable billing model, our Dealers are able to sell cars in a more efficient, cost effective and measurable way.


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 and Equal Housing Lender), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.

The company had approximately $164.3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. For more information, visit the Ally press room at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @AllyFinancial.


AutoNation

AutoNation

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®.


Potratz

Potratz

Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

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


Cox Automotive connects pillars of our industry to drive results for dealers, lenders, OEMs and consumers and makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone. In addition to helping millions of car shoppers and our 40,000 auto dealer clients, we are passionate about fostering an environment that provides the support, tools and resources for women to thrive in our industry. Our company of 34,000- plus team members includes Autotrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, HomeNet, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, VinSolutions, vAuto and Xtime, and is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta- based company.


AskPatty

AskPatty

Visit: https://www.askpatty.com


AskPatty.com, Inc. takes a two-pronged approach to revolutionizing the women’s automotive retail market: For consumers, the AskPatty.com website, is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice and research. For auto dealers, tire dealers, collision centers, auto service and repair centers, the revolutionary AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® program, designed from the ground up, trains and certifies automotive retail and service centers on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to- end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles.


GM’s Women’s Retail Network

GM’s Women’s Retail Network

Visit: http://www.gmwomensretailnetwork.com


Established in September 2001, the GM Women’s Retail Network was the first of its kind in the automotive industry.  Through this GM initiative, a dedicated GM staff was identified to work to increase the number of female dealer operators, managers, and employees within the GM dealer body.

WRN’s vision is to be the industry leader with a dealership population that mirrors our communities by increasing the number of women as dealers, managers and employees within GM dealerships and to become the transportation company of choice for female consumers.

WRN’s goal is that women GM dealers will meet or exceed the operational effectiveness of the overall GM dealer body.

WRN offers all GM women dealers the opportunity to participate in all-women dealer 20 Groups in partnership with NADA 20 Groups.

To qualify as a dealer member of the GM Women’s Retail Network, a woman must have a minimum ownership investment of 15% AND be contractually named as Dealer Operator per the General Motors Dealer Sales and Service Agreement.  There is no ethnicity requirement or fees associated with membership in WRN.

To qualify as a WRN affiliate or manager member of WRN, there are no ownership, ethnicity requirement, or fees associated with membership. Affiliate or manager members must be employed in a General Motors dealership.


Stream Companies

Stream 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.


ELEAD1ONE

ELEAD1ONE

Visit: http://www.elead-crm.com


Experience the latest modern dealership technology in one core platform: innovative mobile CRM, automotive digital retail and dealership management, service CRM, personalized marketing and cutting-edge reporting.

ELEAD1ONE helps dealers bridge the gap between sales, service and marketing operations. The company’s automotive-only customer experience center (CXC), CRM, and service drive technologies are the foundations of its unique suite of products that drive clients forward through strategic business advantage. Schedule a demo at www.elead-crm.com.


Autobytel

Autobytel

Visit: http://www.autobytel.com


Autobytel provides consumer leads and associated marketing services to auto dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States. The company also provides consumers with robust online automotive content to help them make informed decisions. They pioneered the automotive Internet in 1995 and have since helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and helped every major automaker market its brand online. Autobytel offers the industry a full suite of products and advertising services, including leads, Autobytel Direct pay-per-click advertising, TextShield, SaleMove, and Payment Pro.


TrueCar

TrueCar

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


TrueCar delivers ready-to- transact buyers via an exclusive network of over 500 affinity partner sites. Our expanded Client Success Team is dedicated to helping Certified Dealers utilize all of
the tools, resources and benefits of our program. With on-the- lot service, lower funnel buyers and an accountable billing model, our Dealers are able to sell cars in a more efficient, cost effective and measurable way.


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 and Equal Housing Lender), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.

The company had approximately $164.3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. For more information, visit the Ally press room at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @AllyFinancial.


AutoNation

AutoNation

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.


iPD

iPD

Visit: https://imperialpressdirect.com/


iPD is one of the largest, privately-held automotive solutions companies in America. specializing in direct mail, business development, advertising, database management, printing, fulfillment, premiums, incentives and lead generation.


National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving

National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving

Visit: http://www.NFTSD.org


National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is recognized as a respected leader in a nationwide movement focused on the leading cause of teen deaths: car crashes. Dealers Driving Teen Safety is a program exclusively for dealers and industry partners to support to this important cause. We invite you to get involved at a level that works best for you. Support targeted campaigns, contests and calls to action that help raise awareness and educate teens and adults on ways to develop good driving skills and make smart choices. We will share our expertise and provide you with guidance and access to all campaign templates, at no cost. Our one voice is limited, but with your help we can reach millions and save lives. Learn more at NFTSD.org.


Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz

Visit: https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/index


Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four- door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT S. MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart products in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com.


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.


Now Digital

Now Digital

Visit: http://www.nowdigital.com/


Now Digital (previously Now Marketplace) prepares auto dealerships and other businesses for an Internet overhaul for all forms of marketing, including Website advertising, e-mail campaigns, social media marketing and more! We specialize in providing digital marketing services to auto dealers, both locally and nationally, with proven results. Christy Roman, founder and CEO of Now Digital, has over 15 years of experience in marketing exclusively to dealers.


DealerInspire

DealerInspire

Visit: https://www.dealerinspire.com/


Dealer Inspire builds unprecedented Websites and technology to help dealerships sell more. It offers a dynamic ad program that syncs with your inventory feed to create customized, highly-targeted text ads built to sell the specific models on your lot. The hub for the customer’s entire buying journey, the DI Website platform, uses advanced technology to customize your site for each individual shopper. Dealer Inspire’s Online Shopper is the first product in the automotive industry that allows customers to truly buy a car completely online with a fast, secure, and paperless purchasing process that accelerates the sale.


AutoLoop

AutoLoop

Visit: http://www.autoloop.net/


AutoLoop partners with dealers around the globe to drive sales, improve client retention and achieve higher CSI scores throughout the entire Sell, Service, Repeat cycle. The AutoLoop Customer Engagement Suite— the industry’s first and only fully integrated, end-to-end platform — delivers everything from CRM and automated lifecycle marketing to comprehensive equity mining and more. AutoLoop’s innovative Fixed Ops Suite helps dealers leverage more profit opportunities at every point — from scheduling and check-in through inspection and delivery. It is an Inc. 500 company with nearly 60 million names in its database and over a billion individual communications initiated.


Google

Google

Visit: https://www.google.com/diversity/women/


Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.


Facebook

Facebook

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/womeninautocommunity/


Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.


FADA

FADA

Visit: http://www.flada.org


The FADA promotes teamwork among new, franchised dealers. Its objectives: 1. Facilitate the exchange of ideas. 2. Encourage sound business policies and promote ethical standards. 3. Promote legislation to enhance the auto industry in Florida. 4. Represent dealers through liaison with all line make Factories. 5. Promote a competitive marketplace for consumers. 6. Work with agencies regulating the auto industry to ensure fair treatment of members while maintaining the interests of consumers. 7. Work with the media and consumer groups to educate and enlighten the public. 8. Work with other businesses and industry coalitions to promote and enhance business climate.


Strategic Source

Strategic Source

Visit: http://www.strategicsource.com/


StrategicSource is a spend management partner that helps auto and truck dealerships manage the spend they have for services and supplies more effectively. With our spend benchmarks and our price benchmarks we help dealers understand what a group their size “should spend” and help them understand what they “should pay” for thousands of supplies and services a dealership purchases. We help dealerships take an average of 23% out of their spend, improving profitability and efficiency….often-times without changing their suppliers, just rolling in new pricing. We help dealers with strategic solutions that help them plan and source their spend and we provide tactical solutions to reduce costs at the category levels and we have an audit program to help dealers ensure that the vendor pricing they have committed to is accurate. StrategicSource is well positioned with our expertise and benchmarks to help any dealer interested in reducing costs, saving time and improving profitability.


Automotive Buy Sell Report

Automotive Buy Sell Report

Visit: https://www.automotivebuysellreport.com/


Automotive Buy Sell Report is the first Website and weekly report to give participants in the auto dealership buy sell industry a place to find news about the purchase, sale and valuation of automobile dealerships; and state-by-state listings of professionals providing services to the M&A industry. It is complimentary to be listed in our directory of professionals providing valuation, brokerage, legal services, accounting, taxation, due diligence, environmental review, fixed asset valuation, succession planning, floor plans, insurance, DMS, reinsurance, etc. Featured listings create a direct link to your Website and e-mail, as well as other contact information.


CarGurus

CarGurus

Visit: https://www.cargurus.com


Founded in 2007 by Langley Steinert, co-founder of TripAdvisor, CarGurus (https://www.cargurus.com) is a leading online automotive shopping destination focused on bringing transparency and efficiency to the car research and shopping experience. The site uses technology and market data analysis to help millions of automotive shoppers search for cars and quickly identify the best deals from top-rated dealers in their local area. Today, the site serves more than 20 million unique monthly users and more than 19,000 car dealerships, and ranks #1 among car shopping websites in the U.S. by daily unique visitor traffic. CarGurus also has sites in the UK and Canada.


Asbury

Asbury

Visit: https://www.asburyauto.com/


Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA, is one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S. Asbury currently operates 82 dealerships, consisting of 99 franchises for the sale and servicing of 28 domestic and foreign brands of vehicles. Asbury also operates 25 collision repair centers and three stand-alone used vehicle stores. Asbury offers customers an extensive range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicle sales, related financing and insurance, vehicle maintenance and repair services, replacement parts and service contracts.


Booth 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®.


Potratz

Potratz

Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

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


Cox Automotive connects pillars of our industry to drive results for dealers, lenders, OEMs and consumers and makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone. In addition to helping millions of car shoppers and our 40,000 auto dealer clients, we are passionate about fostering an environment that provides the support, tools and resources for women to thrive in our industry. Our company of 34,000- plus team members includes Autotrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, HomeNet, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, VinSolutions, vAuto and Xtime, and is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta- based company.


AskPatty

AskPatty

Visit: https://www.askpatty.com


AskPatty.com, Inc. takes a two-pronged approach to revolutionizing the women’s automotive retail market: For consumers, the AskPatty.com website, is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice and research. For auto dealers, tire dealers, collision centers, auto service and repair centers, the revolutionary AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® program, designed from the ground up, trains and certifies automotive retail and service centers on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to- end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles.


GM’s Women’s Retail Network

GM’s Women’s Retail Network

Visit: http://www.gmwomensretailnetwork.com


Established in September 2001, the GM Women’s Retail Network was the first of its kind in the automotive industry.  Through this GM initiative, a dedicated GM staff was identified to work to increase the number of female dealer operators, managers, and employees within the GM dealer body.

WRN’s vision is to be the industry leader with a dealership population that mirrors our communities by increasing the number of women as dealers, managers and employees within GM dealerships and to become the transportation company of choice for female consumers.

WRN’s goal is that women GM dealers will meet or exceed the operational effectiveness of the overall GM dealer body.

WRN offers all GM women dealers the opportunity to participate in all-women dealer 20 Groups in partnership with NADA 20 Groups.

To qualify as a dealer member of the GM Women’s Retail Network, a woman must have a minimum ownership investment of 15% AND be contractually named as Dealer Operator per the General Motors Dealer Sales and Service Agreement.  There is no ethnicity requirement or fees associated with membership in WRN.

To qualify as a WRN affiliate or manager member of WRN, there are no ownership, ethnicity requirement, or fees associated with membership. Affiliate or manager members must be employed in a General Motors dealership.


Stream Companies

Stream 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.


ELEAD1ONE

ELEAD1ONE

Visit: http://www.elead-crm.com


Experience the latest modern dealership technology in one core platform: innovative mobile CRM, automotive digital retail and dealership management, service CRM, personalized marketing and cutting-edge reporting.

ELEAD1ONE helps dealers bridge the gap between sales, service and marketing operations. The company’s automotive-only customer experience center (CXC), CRM, and service drive technologies are the foundations of its unique suite of products that drive clients forward through strategic business advantage. Schedule a demo at www.elead-crm.com.


Autobytel

Autobytel

Visit: http://www.autobytel.com


Autobytel provides consumer leads and associated marketing services to auto dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States. The company also provides consumers with robust online automotive content to help them make informed decisions. They pioneered the automotive Internet in 1995 and have since helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and helped every major automaker market its brand online. Autobytel offers the industry a full suite of products and advertising services, including leads, Autobytel Direct pay-per-click advertising, TextShield, SaleMove, and Payment Pro.


TrueCar

TrueCar

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


TrueCar delivers ready-to- transact buyers via an exclusive network of over 500 affinity partner sites. Our expanded Client Success Team is dedicated to helping Certified Dealers utilize all of
the tools, resources and benefits of our program. With on-the- lot service, lower funnel buyers and an accountable billing model, our Dealers are able to sell cars in a more efficient, cost effective and measurable way.


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 and Equal Housing Lender), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.

The company had approximately $164.3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. For more information, visit the Ally press room at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @AllyFinancial.


AutoNation

AutoNation

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.


iPD

iPD

Visit: https://imperialpressdirect.com/


iPD is one of the largest, privately-held automotive solutions companies in America. specializing in direct mail, business development, advertising, database management, printing, fulfillment, premiums, incentives and lead generation.


National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving

National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving

Visit: http://www.NFTSD.org


National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is recognized as a respected leader in a nationwide movement focused on the leading cause of teen deaths: car crashes. Dealers Driving Teen Safety is a program exclusively for dealers and industry partners to support to this important cause. We invite you to get involved at a level that works best for you. Support targeted campaigns, contests and calls to action that help raise awareness and educate teens and adults on ways to develop good driving skills and make smart choices. We will share our expertise and provide you with guidance and access to all campaign templates, at no cost. Our one voice is limited, but with your help we can reach millions and save lives. Learn more at NFTSD.org.


Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz

Visit: https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/index


Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four- door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT S. MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart products in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com.


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.


Now Digital

Now Digital

Visit: http://www.nowdigital.com/


Now Digital (previously Now Marketplace) prepares auto dealerships and other businesses for an Internet overhaul for all forms of marketing, including Website advertising, e-mail campaigns, social media marketing and more! We specialize in providing digital marketing services to auto dealers, both locally and nationally, with proven results. Christy Roman, founder and CEO of Now Digital, has over 15 years of experience in marketing exclusively to dealers.


DealerInspire

DealerInspire

Visit: https://www.dealerinspire.com/


Dealer Inspire builds unprecedented Websites and technology to help dealerships sell more. It offers a dynamic ad program that syncs with your inventory feed to create customized, highly-targeted text ads built to sell the specific models on your lot. The hub for the customer’s entire buying journey, the DI Website platform, uses advanced technology to customize your site for each individual shopper. Dealer Inspire’s Online Shopper is the first product in the automotive industry that allows customers to truly buy a car completely online with a fast, secure, and paperless purchasing process that accelerates the sale.


AutoLoop

AutoLoop

Visit: http://www.autoloop.net/


AutoLoop partners with dealers around the globe to drive sales, improve client retention and achieve higher CSI scores throughout the entire Sell, Service, Repeat cycle. The AutoLoop Customer Engagement Suite— the industry’s first and only fully integrated, end-to-end platform — delivers everything from CRM and automated lifecycle marketing to comprehensive equity mining and more. AutoLoop’s innovative Fixed Ops Suite helps dealers leverage more profit opportunities at every point — from scheduling and check-in through inspection and delivery. It is an Inc. 500 company with nearly 60 million names in its database and over a billion individual communications initiated.


Google

Google

Visit: https://www.google.com/diversity/women/


Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.


Facebook

Facebook

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/womeninautocommunity/


Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.


FADA

FADA

Visit: http://www.flada.org


The FADA promotes teamwork among new, franchised dealers. Its objectives: 1. Facilitate the exchange of ideas. 2. Encourage sound business policies and promote ethical standards. 3. Promote legislation to enhance the auto industry in Florida. 4. Represent dealers through liaison with all line make Factories. 5. Promote a competitive marketplace for consumers. 6. Work with agencies regulating the auto industry to ensure fair treatment of members while maintaining the interests of consumers. 7. Work with the media and consumer groups to educate and enlighten the public. 8. Work with other businesses and industry coalitions to promote and enhance business climate.


Strategic Source

Strategic Source

Visit: http://www.strategicsource.com/


StrategicSource is a spend management partner that helps auto and truck dealerships manage the spend they have for services and supplies more effectively. With our spend benchmarks and our price benchmarks we help dealers understand what a group their size “should spend” and help them understand what they “should pay” for thousands of supplies and services a dealership purchases. We help dealerships take an average of 23% out of their spend, improving profitability and efficiency….often-times without changing their suppliers, just rolling in new pricing. We help dealers with strategic solutions that help them plan and source their spend and we provide tactical solutions to reduce costs at the category levels and we have an audit program to help dealers ensure that the vendor pricing they have committed to is accurate. StrategicSource is well positioned with our expertise and benchmarks to help any dealer interested in reducing costs, saving time and improving profitability.


Automotive Buy Sell Report

Automotive Buy Sell Report

Visit: https://www.automotivebuysellreport.com/


Automotive Buy Sell Report is the first Website and weekly report to give participants in the auto dealership buy sell industry a place to find news about the purchase, sale and valuation of automobile dealerships; and state-by-state listings of professionals providing services to the M&A industry. It is complimentary to be listed in our directory of professionals providing valuation, brokerage, legal services, accounting, taxation, due diligence, environmental review, fixed asset valuation, succession planning, floor plans, insurance, DMS, reinsurance, etc. Featured listings create a direct link to your Website and e-mail, as well as other contact information.


CarGurus

CarGurus

Visit: https://www.cargurus.com


Founded in 2007 by Langley Steinert, co-founder of TripAdvisor, CarGurus (https://www.cargurus.com) is a leading online automotive shopping destination focused on bringing transparency and efficiency to the car research and shopping experience. The site uses technology and market data analysis to help millions of automotive shoppers search for cars and quickly identify the best deals from top-rated dealers in their local area. Today, the site serves more than 20 million unique monthly users and more than 19,000 car dealerships, and ranks #1 among car shopping websites in the U.S. by daily unique visitor traffic. CarGurus also has sites in the UK and Canada.


Asbury

Asbury

Visit: https://www.asburyauto.com/


Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA, is one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S. Asbury currently operates 82 dealerships, consisting of 99 franchises for the sale and servicing of 28 domestic and foreign brands of vehicles. Asbury also operates 25 collision repair centers and three stand-alone used vehicle stores. Asbury offers customers an extensive range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicle sales, related financing and insurance, vehicle maintenance and repair services, replacement parts and service contracts.


Netsertive

Netsertive

Indeed

Indeed

Gravitational Marketing

Gravitational Marketing

Visit: http://www.gravitationalmarketing.com/


What’s your next ‘Big Idea’? We got ‘em! Come visit the Gravitational Marketing booth to learn how to double your traffic, leads and sales in as little as 30 days. We help businesses discover how they can start naturally attracting customers who pay more, stay longer, and refer repeatedly. Our goal is to teach small business owners how to create a life and business that are ESP—Enjoyable, Simple and Prosperous®. Using a few very simple strategies, you can stimulate the market and pull people who aren’t shopping for a car today into the market and into your story right now.


eMentor Connect

eMentor Connect

Visit: http://www.ementorconnect.com/


eMentorConnect® is an enterprise mentoring and knowledge transfer solutions company. We leverage KNOX, our cutting-edge, highly configurable software platform, to design and implement integrated knowledge transfer programs that address an organization’s specific business and cultural needs. Whether you are navigating the challenges presented by the workforce transitioning from baby boomer to millennial, need to pull through training and development programs to ensure you get the best ROI possible on your T&D investments, or seek to shore up succession planning and diversity efforts, we will work with you to design and implement sustainable knowledge transfer solutions that empower your employees to share their experience with each other and continuously improve your business.


AutoTex

AutoTex

Visit: https://getautotex.com/


WE ARE WIPERS. We have been passionate about wiper blades since 1991. At AutoTex, we make wiper blades for nearly any vehicle in operation as well as commercial wiper motors, commercial wiper arms, and wiper system components. We’ve shaken up the norms. We’ve committed to supporting our communities. We’ve created a culture and environment that we all love to be a part of. And the result? AutoTex!


Dealer Assist Now

Dealer Assist Now

Visit: http://www.dealerassistnow.com/


Real People Writing Quality Vehicle Descriptions. Our staff and copywriters include some of the most talented vehicle description writers you’ll find anywhere. We have expert copywriters with industry relevant expertise, including backgrounds in automotive, power sports, heavy equipment, aircraft, boats, RVs, and more. We have written 2.3 Million Vehicle Descriptions for Dealers just like you. People use smart technology daily and the right words matter more than ever – The right words in your Vehicle Description add amazing value to being found in Search Engines. If they find you, you can sell them!


Nextup

Nextup

Visit: http://www.thenextup.com/WIA


The Nextup Managed Retail Sales Process (MRSP) assists dealerships in monitoring and measuring team performances while ensuring effective customer engagement in the showroom, in the finance office, and in the service drive. There are four components of the Nextup platform: Engage: focused on Sales, Drive: tracking and auditing the test-drive; Transact: geared towards Finance; and Maintain: targeting Service activities. Nextup provides in-depth tracking of customer engagement processes and offers opportunities to improve both customer service and time management.


Dealer E-Process

Dealer E-Process

Visit: http://www.dealereprocess.com/


Dealer eProcess is an all-in- one digital solution, featuring responsive websites, full-suite digital marketing, digital retailing, chat, trade-in tool, finance application, and more!


Service Group

Service Group

Visit: https://www.sgifs.com/


Located in Austin, Texas, The Academy’s forward thinking approach has generated best-in-class training content for retail sales and finance professionals. The curriculum for all courses is based on The Academy’s uniquely developed Y.E.S. processes, which recognize that a shift in mentality and focus is necessary in the face of today’s more informed, internet-educated customers.


Dealership For Life

Dealership For Life

Visit: http://www.dealershipforlife.com/


Dealership For Life is the premier customer retention program in existence today! Since 2004, Dealership For Life has assisted dealers in creating custom programs to brand their businesses, administrate their programs, train their staff and produce retention and sales/service profits that set new standards in the industry. Let us help your dealership become a Dealership For Life. It’s everything you need in One Administrator!


700Credit

700Credit

Visit: http://www.700credit.com/


700Credit focuses on delivering the most robust, bureau-inclusive credit, compliance, prescreen and consumer pre-qualification solutions on the market today. We are the largest reseller of Equifax, Experian and TransUnion credit reports. Our automated compliance solutions make sure our dealers stay compliant with every transaction. Our soft-pull solutions give dealers visibility to their shopper’s credit profile early in the shopping process, so they can work the RIGHT deal, RIGHT away.


Hireology

Hireology

Visit: http://www.hireology.com/


Hireology’s integrated hiring and retention platform empowers multi-location, owner-operated, and independently owned businesses to build their best teams with confidence. Compli’s automated, cloud-based solution manages compliance activities across your workforce. We make protecting your dealership hassle-free, saving you time and money.


Media 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®.


Potratz

Potratz

Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive

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


Cox Automotive connects pillars of our industry to drive results for dealers, lenders, OEMs and consumers and makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone. In addition to helping millions of car shoppers and our 40,000 auto dealer clients, we are passionate about fostering an environment that provides the support, tools and resources for women to thrive in our industry. Our company of 34,000- plus team members includes Autotrader, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, HomeNet, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, VinSolutions, vAuto and Xtime, and is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta- based company.


AskPatty

AskPatty

Visit: https://www.askpatty.com


AskPatty.com, Inc. takes a two-pronged approach to revolutionizing the women’s automotive retail market: For consumers, the AskPatty.com website, is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice and research. For auto dealers, tire dealers, collision centers, auto service and repair centers, the revolutionary AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® program, designed from the ground up, trains and certifies automotive retail and service centers on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers.


CDK Global

CDK Global

Visit: http://www.cdkglobal.com


With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to- end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles.


GM’s Women’s Retail Network

GM’s Women’s Retail Network

Visit: http://www.gmwomensretailnetwork.com


Established in September 2001, the GM Women’s Retail Network was the first of its kind in the automotive industry.  Through this GM initiative, a dedicated GM staff was identified to work to increase the number of female dealer operators, managers, and employees within the GM dealer body.

WRN’s vision is to be the industry leader with a dealership population that mirrors our communities by increasing the number of women as dealers, managers and employees within GM dealerships and to become the transportation company of choice for female consumers.

WRN’s goal is that women GM dealers will meet or exceed the operational effectiveness of the overall GM dealer body.

WRN offers all GM women dealers the opportunity to participate in all-women dealer 20 Groups in partnership with NADA 20 Groups.

To qualify as a dealer member of the GM Women’s Retail Network, a woman must have a minimum ownership investment of 15% AND be contractually named as Dealer Operator per the General Motors Dealer Sales and Service Agreement.  There is no ethnicity requirement or fees associated with membership in WRN.

To qualify as a WRN affiliate or manager member of WRN, there are no ownership, ethnicity requirement, or fees associated with membership. Affiliate or manager members must be employed in a General Motors dealership.


Stream Companies

Stream 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.


ELEAD1ONE

ELEAD1ONE

Visit: http://www.elead-crm.com


Experience the latest modern dealership technology in one core platform: innovative mobile CRM, automotive digital retail and dealership management, service CRM, personalized marketing and cutting-edge reporting.

ELEAD1ONE helps dealers bridge the gap between sales, service and marketing operations. The company’s automotive-only customer experience center (CXC), CRM, and service drive technologies are the foundations of its unique suite of products that drive clients forward through strategic business advantage. Schedule a demo at www.elead-crm.com.


Autobytel

Autobytel

Visit: http://www.autobytel.com


Autobytel provides consumer leads and associated marketing services to auto dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States. The company also provides consumers with robust online automotive content to help them make informed decisions. They pioneered the automotive Internet in 1995 and have since helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and helped every major automaker market its brand online. Autobytel offers the industry a full suite of products and advertising services, including leads, Autobytel Direct pay-per-click advertising, TextShield, SaleMove, and Payment Pro.


TrueCar

TrueCar

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


TrueCar delivers ready-to- transact buyers via an exclusive network of over 500 affinity partner sites. Our expanded Client Success Team is dedicated to helping Certified Dealers utilize all of
the tools, resources and benefits of our program. With on-the- lot service, lower funnel buyers and an accountable billing model, our Dealers are able to sell cars in a more efficient, cost effective and measurable way.


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 and Equal Housing Lender), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.

The company had approximately $164.3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. For more information, visit the Ally press room at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @AllyFinancial.


AutoNation

AutoNation

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.


iPD

iPD

Visit: https://imperialpressdirect.com/


iPD is one of the largest, privately-held automotive solutions companies in America. specializing in direct mail, business development, advertising, database management, printing, fulfillment, premiums, incentives and lead generation.


National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving

National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving

Visit: http://www.NFTSD.org


National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is recognized as a respected leader in a nationwide movement focused on the leading cause of teen deaths: car crashes. Dealers Driving Teen Safety is a program exclusively for dealers and industry partners to support to this important cause. We invite you to get involved at a level that works best for you. Support targeted campaigns, contests and calls to action that help raise awareness and educate teens and adults on ways to develop good driving skills and make smart choices. We will share our expertise and provide you with guidance and access to all campaign templates, at no cost. Our one voice is limited, but with your help we can reach millions and save lives. Learn more at NFTSD.org.


Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz

Visit: https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/index


Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four- door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT S. MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart products in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com.


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.


Now Digital

Now Digital

Visit: http://www.nowdigital.com/


Now Digital (previously Now Marketplace) prepares auto dealerships and other businesses for an Internet overhaul for all forms of marketing, including Website advertising, e-mail campaigns, social media marketing and more! We specialize in providing digital marketing services to auto dealers, both locally and nationally, with proven results. Christy Roman, founder and CEO of Now Digital, has over 15 years of experience in marketing exclusively to dealers.


DealerInspire

DealerInspire

Visit: https://www.dealerinspire.com/


Dealer Inspire builds unprecedented Websites and technology to help dealerships sell more. It offers a dynamic ad program that syncs with your inventory feed to create customized, highly-targeted text ads built to sell the specific models on your lot. The hub for the customer’s entire buying journey, the DI Website platform, uses advanced technology to customize your site for each individual shopper. Dealer Inspire’s Online Shopper is the first product in the automotive industry that allows customers to truly buy a car completely online with a fast, secure, and paperless purchasing process that accelerates the sale.


AutoLoop

AutoLoop

Visit: http://www.autoloop.net/


AutoLoop partners with dealers around the globe to drive sales, improve client retention and achieve higher CSI scores throughout the entire Sell, Service, Repeat cycle. The AutoLoop Customer Engagement Suite— the industry’s first and only fully integrated, end-to-end platform — delivers everything from CRM and automated lifecycle marketing to comprehensive equity mining and more. AutoLoop’s innovative Fixed Ops Suite helps dealers leverage more profit opportunities at every point — from scheduling and check-in through inspection and delivery. It is an Inc. 500 company with nearly 60 million names in its database and over a billion individual communications initiated.


Google

Google

Visit: https://www.google.com/diversity/women/


Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.


Facebook

Facebook

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/womeninautocommunity/


Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.


FADA

FADA

Visit: http://www.flada.org


The FADA promotes teamwork among new, franchised dealers. Its objectives: 1. Facilitate the exchange of ideas. 2. Encourage sound business policies and promote ethical standards. 3. Promote legislation to enhance the auto industry in Florida. 4. Represent dealers through liaison with all line make Factories. 5. Promote a competitive marketplace for consumers. 6. Work with agencies regulating the auto industry to ensure fair treatment of members while maintaining the interests of consumers. 7. Work with the media and consumer groups to educate and enlighten the public. 8. Work with other businesses and industry coalitions to promote and enhance business climate.


Strategic Source

Strategic Source

Visit: http://www.strategicsource.com/


StrategicSource is a spend management partner that helps auto and truck dealerships manage the spend they have for services and supplies more effectively. With our spend benchmarks and our price benchmarks we help dealers understand what a group their size “should spend” and help them understand what they “should pay” for thousands of supplies and services a dealership purchases. We help dealerships take an average of 23% out of their spend, improving profitability and efficiency….often-times without changing their suppliers, just rolling in new pricing. We help dealers with strategic solutions that help them plan and source their spend and we provide tactical solutions to reduce costs at the category levels and we have an audit program to help dealers ensure that the vendor pricing they have committed to is accurate. StrategicSource is well positioned with our expertise and benchmarks to help any dealer interested in reducing costs, saving time and improving profitability.


Automotive Buy Sell Report

Automotive Buy Sell Report

Visit: https://www.automotivebuysellreport.com/


Automotive Buy Sell Report is the first Website and weekly report to give participants in the auto dealership buy sell industry a place to find news about the purchase, sale and valuation of automobile dealerships; and state-by-state listings of professionals providing services to the M&A industry. It is complimentary to be listed in our directory of professionals providing valuation, brokerage, legal services, accounting, taxation, due diligence, environmental review, fixed asset valuation, succession planning, floor plans, insurance, DMS, reinsurance, etc. Featured listings create a direct link to your Website and e-mail, as well as other contact information.


CarGurus

CarGurus

Visit: https://www.cargurus.com


Founded in 2007 by Langley Steinert, co-founder of TripAdvisor, CarGurus (https://www.cargurus.com) is a leading online automotive shopping destination focused on bringing transparency and efficiency to the car research and shopping experience. The site uses technology and market data analysis to help millions of automotive shoppers search for cars and quickly identify the best deals from top-rated dealers in their local area. Today, the site serves more than 20 million unique monthly users and more than 19,000 car dealerships, and ranks #1 among car shopping websites in the U.S. by daily unique visitor traffic. CarGurus also has sites in the UK and Canada.


Asbury

Asbury

Visit: https://www.asburyauto.com/


Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA, is one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S. Asbury currently operates 82 dealerships, consisting of 99 franchises for the sale and servicing of 28 domestic and foreign brands of vehicles. Asbury also operates 25 collision repair centers and three stand-alone used vehicle stores. Asbury offers customers an extensive range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicle sales, related financing and insurance, vehicle maintenance and repair services, replacement parts and service contracts.


Netsertive

Netsertive

Indeed

Indeed

Gravitational Marketing

Gravitational Marketing

Visit: http://www.gravitationalmarketing.com/


What’s your next ‘Big Idea’? We got ‘em! Come visit the Gravitational Marketing booth to learn how to double your traffic, leads and sales in as little as 30 days. We help businesses discover how they can start naturally attracting customers who pay more, stay longer, and refer repeatedly. Our goal is to teach small business owners how to create a life and business that are ESP—Enjoyable, Simple and Prosperous®. Using a few very simple strategies, you can stimulate the market and pull people who aren’t shopping for a car today into the market and into your story right now.


eMentor Connect

eMentor Connect

Visit: http://www.ementorconnect.com/


eMentorConnect® is an enterprise mentoring and knowledge transfer solutions company. We leverage KNOX, our cutting-edge, highly configurable software platform, to design and implement integrated knowledge transfer programs that address an organization’s specific business and cultural needs. Whether you are navigating the challenges presented by the workforce transitioning from baby boomer to millennial, need to pull through training and development programs to ensure you get the best ROI possible on your T&D investments, or seek to shore up succession planning and diversity efforts, we will work with you to design and implement sustainable knowledge transfer solutions that empower your employees to share their experience with each other and continuously improve your business.


AutoTex

AutoTex

Visit: https://getautotex.com/


WE ARE WIPERS. We have been passionate about wiper blades since 1991. At AutoTex, we make wiper blades for nearly any vehicle in operation as well as commercial wiper motors, commercial wiper arms, and wiper system components. We’ve shaken up the norms. We’ve committed to supporting our communities. We’ve created a culture and environment that we all love to be a part of. And the result? AutoTex!


Dealer Assist Now

Dealer Assist Now

Visit: http://www.dealerassistnow.com/


Real People Writing Quality Vehicle Descriptions. Our staff and copywriters include some of the most talented vehicle description writers you’ll find anywhere. We have expert copywriters with industry relevant expertise, including backgrounds in automotive, power sports, heavy equipment, aircraft, boats, RVs, and more. We have written 2.3 Million Vehicle Descriptions for Dealers just like you. People use smart technology daily and the right words matter more than ever – The right words in your Vehicle Description add amazing value to being found in Search Engines. If they find you, you can sell them!


Nextup

Nextup

Visit: http://www.thenextup.com/WIA


The Nextup Managed Retail Sales Process (MRSP) assists dealerships in monitoring and measuring team performances while ensuring effective customer engagement in the showroom, in the finance office, and in the service drive. There are four components of the Nextup platform: Engage: focused on Sales, Drive: tracking and auditing the test-drive; Transact: geared towards Finance; and Maintain: targeting Service activities. Nextup provides in-depth tracking of customer engagement processes and offers opportunities to improve both customer service and time management.


Dealer E-Process

Dealer E-Process

Visit: http://www.dealereprocess.com/


Dealer eProcess is an all-in- one digital solution, featuring responsive websites, full-suite digital marketing, digital retailing, chat, trade-in tool, finance application, and more!


Service Group

Service Group

Visit: https://www.sgifs.com/


Located in Austin, Texas, The Academy’s forward thinking approach has generated best-in-class training content for retail sales and finance professionals. The curriculum for all courses is based on The Academy’s uniquely developed Y.E.S. processes, which recognize that a shift in mentality and focus is necessary in the face of today’s more informed, internet-educated customers.


Dealership For Life

Dealership For Life

Visit: http://www.dealershipforlife.com/


Dealership For Life is the premier customer retention program in existence today! Since 2004, Dealership For Life has assisted dealers in creating custom programs to brand their businesses, administrate their programs, train their staff and produce retention and sales/service profits that set new standards in the industry. Let us help your dealership become a Dealership For Life. It’s everything you need in One Administrator!


700Credit

700Credit

Visit: http://www.700credit.com/


700Credit focuses on delivering the most robust, bureau-inclusive credit, compliance, prescreen and consumer pre-qualification solutions on the market today. We are the largest reseller of Equifax, Experian and TransUnion credit reports. Our automated compliance solutions make sure our dealers stay compliant with every transaction. Our soft-pull solutions give dealers visibility to their shopper’s credit profile early in the shopping process, so they can work the RIGHT deal, RIGHT away.


Hireology

Hireology

Visit: http://www.hireology.com/


Hireology’s integrated hiring and retention platform empowers multi-location, owner-operated, and independently owned businesses to build their best teams with confidence. Compli’s automated, cloud-based solution manages compliance activities across your workforce. We make protecting your dealership hassle-free, saving you time and money.


Keiser University

Keiser University

Visit: http://www.keiseruniversity.edu/


Keiser University, co-founded by Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor in 1977, is a private, not-for-profit University serving nearly 20,000 students offering 100 degrees at the doctoral through associate level on 18 Florida campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,800 staff and faculty. Ranked #23 by US News & World Report in its 2017 Best Regional Colleges South category, Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033- 4097 or call 404-679- 4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University. For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu.


Wards Auto

Wards Auto

CloudOne

CloudOne

Digital Dealer

Digital Dealer

Visit: http://www.digitaldealer.com/


The Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition is where top dealers go to stay ahead of the technology curve, delivering the largest array of industry speakers, peer to peer opportunities, and exhibit hall offerings – all carefully designed to impart groundbreaking business strategies for your dealership.


AutoSuccess

AutoSuccess

Visit: http://www.autosuccessonline.com/


AutoSuccess provides ideas, strategies and information that automotive sales professionals can put into action to increase their success. AutoSuccess addresses the specific needs of new car and light truck dealerships by providing entrepreneurial, solution-based editorials to increase dealership profits and reduce expenses. This approach has positioned AutoSuccess at the forefront of the industry, allowing us to gain and sustain industry leadership, where our readers, writers and advertisers share in the success. It provides business solutions, uplifting information and resources directed to them from industry leaders, successful dealers and managers in the business.


DrivingSales

DrivingSales

Visit: https://www.drivingsales.com/


DrivingSales offers a suite of products optimizing a dealership’s performance and delivering career growth. DrivingSales University is a platform helping dealers assess store and individual capabilities, then delivering targeted learning from the world’s most advanced automotive curriculums in an on-demand environment. Clients gauge their performance against real-time marketplace metrics using powerful analytics, ensuring their business is at its peak, and finding hidden growth opportunities. Finally, our learning and benchmarking platforms are wrapped in the world’s largest auto online community and supported by the auto industry’s most respected conferences.