Automotive

Social-media car shopping rises

A recent Dealer Authority study found that 1.4 percent of social network visitors who have expressed interest in buying a vehicle, will click off the network to the dealer’s website. Here’s the announcement: Report: Car Buyers Will Shop for Vehicles on Social Media Dealer Authority releases a study that shows more car buyers are using social media to find...

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Organizational changes at Schibsted in Spain

Schibsted Classified Media Spain announced an organizational change to go into effect immediately. Pedro Thormodsen, general manager of Fotocasa.es, Spain’s second largest real estate site, will now also manage SCM Spain’s motor-related sites, namely Coches.net (Spain’s leading auto site), Motos.net (marketer of motor bikes, ATVs), and marine classified site...

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KBB debuts ReadyCam Studio videos

Kelley Blue Book auto experts can now be seen and heard around the world quickly and easily, thanks to the new KBB video-link ReadyCam Studio. Here’s the announcement: Immediate Access to Kelley Blue Book Experts Now Available to TV Networks Globally New In-House VideoLink ReadyCam® Studio Provides Media Easy Access to KBB.com Analysts, Executives, Editors Offering Valuable Auto Industry...

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Trinity Mirror reports strong growth in recruitment

For Trinity Mirror the first half of FY2014 confirmed that digital recruitment advertising was by far its strongest performer. While overall digital classified revenue rose by 1.3 percent from H1 in FY2013 to the same period in FY2014, recruitment revenue rose 18.8 percent (full media statement here in PDF). The national and regional news organization owns the general recruitment site Fish4Jobs,...

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Carmudi reaches 30,000 auto listings in Nigeria

Auto site Carmudi said it reached 30,000 listings in Nigeria, but that is just one third of the number competitor Cheki has listed in Nigeria, a country with more than 170 million people (of which more than 21 million live in Lagos and some six million in Abuja, the country’s Federal Capital Territory). Even globally, Carmudi’s performance isn’t earth-shattering, with just...

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EBay to rival RepairPal, OpenBay

EBay, or perhaps EBay Motors, will soon start an auto service marketplace test in parts of the United States, according to Bloomberg. This could prove daunting competition for RepairPal and OpenBay. It might also boost EBay Motor’s competitive standing against AOL Autos and Cars.com, which offer RepairPal services on their sites. (Cars.com is also a RepairPal investor.) Devin Wenig,...

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