BURLINGTON, Vt., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dealer.com, a leading provider of digital marketing and operational products and services for the automotive industry, received four awards in Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine's 2013 Dealers' Choice Awards – two Diamond Awards for Digital Marketing and Website Design; and two Platinum Awards for Mobile Media and Internet Trainer. Dealer.com is the first company to win four awards in multiple distinctive categories.
"The Dealers' Choice Awards are scored by our clients—dealers and dealership personnel – and that makes us especially proud because they are the lifeblood of our organization," said Dealer.com's CEO, Rick Gibbs. "We constantly invest in innovating our solution to meet the specialized needs of the automotive industry. Recognition on this scale reaffirms our commitment to helping dealers sell more cars through the industry's most robust platform of website, advertising, inventory, and CRM products and services."
The 9th annual Dealer's Choice Awards recognizes the most highly-regarded vendors, suppliers and finance companies in the retail automotive industry, as voted on by dealers and dealership personnel. The awards are given as Diamond, Platinum and Gold with the Diamond winners receiving the highest scores.
For two consecutive years, Dealer.com has been named an award recipient for its Website Design and Internet Trainer capabilities. The categories of Digital Marketing and Mobile Media services are new this year.Dealer.com's website design offering is driven by comprehensive analytics and the nation's deepest car-shopper knowledge base to create a unique experience for each visitor. The company's training service helps dealers efficiently manage their solution, minimizing lost sales time. With its digital marketing and mobile media services, Dealer.com combines easy-to-use tools for paid search, display advertising, remarketing, and social media site optimization to deliver a seamless Internet presence. This year a total of 66 awards were presented to 49 companies in 26 distinctive categories of products and services. Dealers and dealership personnel rated providers in each category in four areas: 1) the product or service provided; 2) customer support and service; 3) the overall value for dollars spent; and 4) whether the dealer would recommend the provider.