80 Percent of the Nation’s Top 125 Automotive Dealer Groups Choose Dealer.com

March 23, 2010 (Burlington, VT) – Dealer.com, the global leader of online marketing solutions for auto dealers, today announced that more of the leading dealer groups use Dealer.com’s comprehensive online marketing solution than any other service provider, as ranked by the 2009 Automotive News list of the Top 125 Dealer Groups.  Dealer.com’s industry-leading research and development (R&D) and outstanding customer service are attributed to the increase and extensive use of the company’s full-service online marketing platform.  Dealer.com’s work with larger dealer groups helps drive the technological advancements that benefit dealerships of all sizes and types.

80% of the leading dealer groups are Dealer.com customers, 100 of the 125 listed in the Automotive News rankings.  This is a 10% increase, up from 70% of dealer group customers in the 2008 ranking, as the country’s leading dealer groups increasingly rely on Dealer.com to provide their online marketing solutions.  Dealer.com’s R&D focus keeps their customers years ahead of the competition, with a 100% increase in this investment in both of the last two years.  Further, Dealer.com’s unique Enterprise Solutions Division is a specialized group specifically devoted to meeting the needs of large dealer group clients.  The department provides unmatched flexibility, scalability, speed to launch, network reliability and proven success.

Cassie Broemmer, Van Tuyl Group director of customer retention and marketing commented, “Everyone is extremely pleased with Dealer.com.  They have a unique and winning combination of technology leadership, outstanding customer service and a great company culture.  And they just keep getting even better as the company continues to grow.”  The Van Tuyl Group is the largest privately held dealer group in the U.S.

For over 12 years, Dealer.com has pioneered online marketing solutions for dealerships of all sizes in markets across North America.  This extensive work enables a highly targeted approach to attracting and retaining consumers on the dealership website, based on the powerful combination of advanced website technology to drive traffic and the flexibility to allow each dealer customer the individuality needed to promote their unique value propositions in their local markets.

“Customers of all sizes benefit from our work with major dealer groups because the work with larger groups helps drive our technology and services,” commented Dean Evans, Dealer.com chief marketing officer.  “Our online marketing platform provides a full-service solution for all online marketing needs and serves customers of all sizes, with a single login and extensive reporting and analysis to calculate ROI for all dollars spent.  We are proud to serve an ever increasing number of the top dealer groups, and just as proud to serve dealerships of all types and sizes.”