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Jumpstart: Kia, Lexus, Jeep See Highest Traffic Lifts During Super Bowl LII

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The Kia Stinger’s “Feel Something Again” Super Bowl spot featuring Steven Tyler saw the greatest lift in interest across Jumpstart Automotive Media’s portfolio of publishers, the media company reported this week. The finding is part of the company’s annual Super Bowl ... Read More »

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Manheim: Wholesale Prices Decline for Third Straight Month

ATLANTA — Wholesale used-vehicle prices decreased 0.74% month over month in January. This brought the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to 131.0, a 4.9% increase from a year ago but the lowest level since last July. On a year-over-year basis, all major market segments except ... Read More »

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Pearl Launches Rapid Proactive Messaging

DALLAS — Pearl Technology Holdings LLC announced the release of Rapid Proactive Messaging (RPM), a personalized marketing platform that delivers real-time alerts of engaged prospects to dealership personnel for follow up via text, phone or email. RPM is integrated into all Pearl products, including VehicleXchange, ... Read More »

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Black Book: Index Falls 1.2% to 113.1 in January

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index fell only 1.2% year-over-year in January to a 113.1 reading for the month. The firm had expected a larger decline. Anil Goyal, executive vice president of operations for Black Book, said the expectation was based on ... Read More »

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Xtime: Mobile Appointments Up 56% in 2017

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Retention solutions provider Xtime has released its proprietary statistics of dealership mobile activity for 2017. Analysts found that, in 2017, mobile service appointments increased by 56% and desktop appointments increased by 5%. Nearly one-quarter (22%) of online service appointments were made ... Read More »

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DealerFenix Introduces Dealer Reporting, Workflow and Activity Solution

ALBANY, N.Y. — DealerFenix introduced a new reporting, workflow and activity solution for auto dealerships. The DealerFenix platform is integrated with, and sits on top of, a dealership management system (DMS) and is designed to improve process adherence and consistency. DealerFenix allows dealers to easily ... Read More »

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