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Laste joins Hearst Autos for PR

Laste joins Hearst Autos for PR

Lou Laste, former senior director of public relations and communications for Cox Automotive, has been retained by Hearst Autos as executive director of its public relations department.  


Autotrader.com goes mobile-first

Autotrader.com goes mobile-first

Leading U.S. auto vertical Autotrader.com has launched a new mobile-first homepage, with more changes to be rolled out throughout the year.  According to a news release, the upcoming changes are expected to create a faster, more personalized shopping experience. For the site’s dealer clients, this will translate into more engagement, higher quality leads and car sales.  Besides the new mobile-first site, which will ensure uniformity across platforms...

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Cox Automotive promotes Jessica Stafford to GM

Cox Automotive promotes Jessica Stafford to GM

On December 11, leading U.S. auto vertical Autotrader.com got a new senior vice president and general manager. Cox Automotive, owner of Autotrader.com, appointed Jessica Stafford to the position. She is responsible for product, sales, marketing, and operations and leads the business of Autotrader. 


Industry veteran Josh Dougherty joins DealersLink

Industry veteran Josh Dougherty joins DealersLink

DealersLink, an auto-systems integration and networking technology business in the U.S., added an extra weapon to its arsenal in the form of Josh Dougherty (LinkedIn) in the role of vice-president (VP) for sales. 


Start-up of ex-TrueCar CEO comes out of stealth

Start-up of ex-TrueCar CEO comes out of stealth

Scott Painter’s new automotive classified company has come out of stealth mode. The former CEO of TrueCar, who antagonized dealers by pushing the slogan, ”Know your true price”, and who stepped down at the end of 2015 (former AutoTrader.com CEO Chip Perry took over as TrueCar’s chief executive) has launched Fair. The company’s aim: to do away with traditional car leasing, which Painter’s partner, Goerg...

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Dealers warm to Motors.co.uk’s pay-per-lead model

Dealers warm to Motors.co.uk’s pay-per-lead model

Motors.co.uk, the fourth most popular auto site in the U.K., rolled out a new pay-per-lead advertising model, which enables dealers to pay for only (and exactly) the consumer engagement their advertisements generate. The alternative model has been received positively by dealers, who are now able to measure the value delivered by the platform and to quantify (assess) the quality of their own advertising. More than 2,000 dealers have...

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Tegna to spin off Cars.com on May 31

Tegna to spin off Cars.com on May 31

The Cars.com spinoff from Tegna is scheduled for completion at the end of May, with a new board of directors including Cars.com CEO Alex Vetter and Scott Forbes, chairman of Rightmove in the U.K., as chairman. The company will pay Tegna a cash dividend of ...



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