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  1. DrewAment

    OTT - Over the Top (Cut the Cord)

    Talked to a few venders at NADA - big push for OTT (Over the Top). They are selling it has highly targeted, and targeted to the household (assuming by IP...all of them pitch the "proprietary" technology). Cars.com is even selling it....and it is $$$. HIGH CPM if you do the math. Anyways, the...
  2. DrewAment

    Edge 5 - Email Marketing Service

    Server farms are where the click (forwarded to your URL) came from and the server/data they are using to track the link internally, maybe dynamically add UTMs, etc etc -- it has no effect on where the user is (ip, geo, etc). Edge5 does not proxy the site (their explanation "might" make sense if...
  3. DrewAment

    CarGurus - Dealer Website Badge

    Has anyone done any research or looking into on what exactly this badge does?? Is is really just an image on the website SRP/VDP? Or is CarGurus using this for something more?? https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/webhosts/docs/DealRatingBadge.html A few thoughts/questions ... 1. Why would you brand...
  4. DrewAment

    BREAKING news! Carvana & Vroom is bleeding cash. Is Ecommerce in auto DOA?

    The most in your face and truthful statement. They are a CAR DEALER with clever marketing (used car coin machine). Any other car dealer would be out of business by now if ran the same way as them.
  5. DrewAment

    CarGurus and selective rule enforcement

    Another note -- all these dealers with "after down payment of XXXX" are in violation of RegZ (Federal) -- as they are missing alot of other information due to the fact that "down payment" is a trigger term for RegZ.
  6. DrewAment

    CarGurus and selective rule enforcement

    LOL -- with all the good content on here... I sometimes miss a few posts. Yes -- all great points.
  7. DrewAment

    CarGurus and selective rule enforcement

    https://jalopnik.com/why-do-car-listing-websites-let-dealers-post-deceptive-1835146007 Nice that someone/news picked this up.
  8. DrewAment

    CHEAP Website Options

    These are all good options, but also take a hard look at NabThat - I have a clients that have moved over to a NabThat site and are very happy. They are "all inclusive" with no nickel/dime'ing. Even have a large market Toyota store that was able to see a very hefty organic increase and higher...
  9. DrewAment

    BREAKING news! Carvana & Vroom is bleeding cash. Is Ecommerce in auto DOA?

    Carvana: The Cash Incinerator https://seekingalpha.com/article/4262144-carvana-cash-incinerator Probably the best breakdown I have seen.
  10. DrewAment

    Cars.com & Facebook Product

    When venders all try and prove their product works....and confuse the customer in the process on a Facebook Marketplace chat.
  11. DrewAment

    Cars.com launches AI Chat (Conversations Starter Package)

    Hey LOOK! I can build my own chatbot in 10 minutes! LOL
  12. DrewAment

    BREAKING news! Carvana & Vroom is bleeding cash. Is Ecommerce in auto DOA?

    Using other peoples money to make another of your controlled companies more profitable? Reminds me of the Lincoln Savings & Loan scandal -- of which Garcia was also involved right?
  13. DrewAment

    Cars.com launches AI Chat (Conversations Starter Package)

    It looks like the same "chat-bot" -- and yep, not at all what is "sold" to the dealers. I can show more examples if anyone wants a good laugh. The more I dig into it, the more I am horrified that dealers are even using the product.
  14. DrewAment

    Has Anyone Else Got Their CarGurus Price Gouge Yet?

    Once you have saturated your customer base (dealers) - you are limited on growing revenue. Raise prices, offer more products, and/or acquire companies. Wall Street wont allow the PEs to be sky high forever (I think CARG is like 90+). Sooner or later you have to actually get a solid ROI for the...
  15. DrewAment

    Cars.com Requesting Facebook Page Admin Access

    The problem is that I did NOT request them to post inventory on my behalf, why are they requesting access to my page? Do they even check to see if I am already posting inventory FB_Marketplace? And, even after I decline request, they CONTINUE to request access... multiple times... even if I am...
  16. DrewAment

    Cars.com Requesting Facebook Page Admin Access

    Is anyone else having problems with Cars.com requesting Facebook Page Access to your dealerships page? I get several a week, which are all declined. And, now I have dealers telling me the same thing.... one dealer has declined access 7 times, and they are not even a Cars.com dealer! I haven't...
  17. DrewAment

    NADA 2019 - who's going?

    I will be out there - and actually staying in the Bay area for a whole week... 24th - 31st if anyone wants to get together. Dinner, Coffee, Chat, Business, whatever.... I am open to all ideas.
  18. DrewAment

    Pay for photographer?

    Ya they do, and should, when they are booking out the vehicle. Problem is that all the "systems" don't talk to one-another. And, to update pay -- in todays world, shouldn't this be a $15/hour "livable wage" job??!! LOL Seriously, hourly should be structured to make is a 36-42K/year job...
  19. DrewAment

    Automotive Digital Retailing - Who offers a full solution for dealerships?

    Also -- having a hard time justifying the cost and expense. Venders can say that Dealer X "sold" 15 sales via their program... but X probably would have sold those 15 without their "online website transaction program button widget" installed on their site. And, the dealer has to deal with...
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    Automotive Digital Retailing - Who offers a full solution for dealerships?

    Well then, what are we paying the vendors for? And, shouldn't then vendor get the same type of guarantees from their data providers?