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DealerOn wins 5th DrivingSales Satisfaction Award

 

Derwood, Maryland – February 24, 2016 – DealerOn is the recipient of a “Top Rated” Website award in the seventh annual DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards.

Upon hearing the news, Ali Amirrezvani, DealerOn’s CEO and Co-Founder responded, “We are extremely proud DealerOn was able to take home the Top-Rated Website Provider Award, for the fifth year in a row. Our goal has always been to provide the very best support to our dealership partners and this award further validates that our continued commitment is paying off”. Ali continued, “Because the DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards are chosen by the very partners we aim to please day-in and day-out – our dealer customers – this award is particularly meaningful. If anything, this makes us want to work harder and we can’t wait to see what 2016 will bring.”

This award further validates DealerOn’s status as a top website provider in the automotive industry and showcases why they are the only company in the auto industry that offers a Guarantee that dealers will see an increase in leads when the move their website to the DealerOn platform. DealerOn’s website customers have seen a documented lead volume of 250% on average, across nearly 1,000 websites.

In addition to their award-winning dealership websites, DealerOn’s new offerings in automotive SEM and SEO are quickly becoming industry standards. As a Google AdWords Certified Partner, dealers that combine their Paid Search with the power of a DealerOn website see complete integration and optimization of the AdWords efforts. Dealerships that opt for their Elite SEO package reap the benefits of a Google-Optimized website architecture as well as Advanced Reporting, Custom Content, On- and Off-Site SEO, Social Media and Reputation Management.

“We congratulate DealerOn on being a ‘Top Rated’ Website Award recipient and for being recognized by its dealer customers for high levels of excellence and customer satisfaction,” said DrivingSales CEO and Founder Jared Hamilton. “For seven years, and through over 25,000 validated reviews, DrivingSales Vendor Ratings has helped dealers make smart, more informed decisions, leading them to outstanding service providers such as DealerOn.”

The DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards are based on cumulative ratings tallied and verified over the calendar year (January–December) at DrivingSales.com Vendor Ratings. DrivingSales Vendor Ratings is the industry’s only neutral, comprehensive vendor rating forum featuring real-time peer reviews and honest competitor comparisons, and provides dealerships with important information from actual customers who have hands-on experience using vendor products / solutions in their stores. Each rating is verified as coming from an actual dealership employee.

Full award results are available online here.

Eric Bolster Joins DealerOn as Director of Sales

Today, DealerOn, the leading website provider to car dealers, announces the hiring of Eric Bolster Jr. as their new Director of Sales. Most recently, Bolster worked as an Executive Sales Manager at DealerSocket after the acquisition of DealerFire.

Jeff Clark, DealerOn’s Chief Sales Officer, said, “With such rapid growth, it was clear that DealerOn needed someone with a strong history of demonstrated management and sales skills to help shape our sales team. Eric is clearly a good fit, and has already made a huge impact on the DealerOn Sales Organization. With Eric at the helm, DealerOn is ready to take our sales team to the next level.”

In his role as Executive Sales Manager, Bolster aided in new hire training and quickly became the team leader in DealerFire product training efforts, as well as competitive analysis, and sales strategy of the product line for most across the DealerSocket sales organization. He was responsible for 31.8% of new business revenue to DealerSocket per the DealerFire product line in just 6 months.

After years of customer service experience at a big box American retailer, Bolster got his start in automotive on the dealership floor. Working his way from a salesman to Internet Sales Manager in both high-line franchise and independent spaces, he transitioned to the vendor side in 2013, joining the DealerFire team as a Regional Sales Manager where he was responsible for 25% of all new business revenue. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Bolster enjoys golf, good food, and being a father and husband.

Eric will be joining DealerOn at Digital Dealer 20 in Orlando. He’ll be present at Booth #401, so stop by to wish him well in this new endeavor. DealerOn also has multiple speakers lined up to present during the conference. Read more about our presenters here.

DealerOn Appoints Jeff Clark to Chief Sales Officer

Ali Amirrezvani, DealerOn’s CEO, said, “Jeff has been a huge asset to DealerOn over his seven-year tenure with us. Given how he has grown our sales during his time focusing on business development, having him at the head of all of our sales efforts is very exciting for us. Combining his talents and automotive knowledge with DealerOn’s industry-leading Responsive Design website platform will only mean even more explosive growth for our organization.”

DealerOn websites consistently generate such high conversion rates that they are able to guarantee an increase in website leads for new customers of at least 50% within the first 90 days of site launch. Through their Digital Marketing Dashboard, all existing site metrics are documented and compared to results achieved on the DealerOn platform. DealerOn website customers see an average increase in lead volume of 250%, with a minimum of a 35% increase, across nearly 1,500 websites.

In addition to its award-winning dealership websites, DealerOn’s new offerings in automotive SEM and SEO are quickly becoming industry standards. As a Google AdWords Certified Partner, dealers that combine their Paid Search with the power of a DealerOn website see complete integration and optimization of AdWords efforts. Dealerships that opt for the Elite SEO package reap the benefits of a Google-optimized website architecture as well as custom content, on- and off-site SEO, social media and reputation management.

Said Clark, “This is such an exciting time for DealerOn, and I couldn’t be more proud to have the opportunity to help more dealers benefit from our technology and services. I’ve been running various sales channels at DealerOn for seven years, but now as Chief Sales Officer, I’ll be able to lead all of DealerOn’s sales efforts, helping dealerships dominate their local market with our powerful responsive website technology and first-class digital marketing products.”

Jeff is a decorated veteran, a renowned and respected speaker on Fixed Ops Digital Marketing, and a regular speaker at NADA, Digital Dealer, JD Power, and countless OEM and industry events. Jeff’s sales leadership was instrumental in helping DealerOn be recognized on the Inc. 500/5000 list. He is a member of Manchester’s “Who’s Who of Executives and Industry Leaders,” but he stays grounded through his family, love of baseball, golf and of course… cars. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Lydia and their two boys.

DealerOn Joins Kia Digital Certified Solution Program

“We are extremely excited to begin helping even more Kia dealerships dominate their local markets”, said Ali Amirrezvani, DealerOn’s CEO and President. “Though we already have a great track record of helping Kia dealers dramatically increase their website leads, now we can offer our best products and services as a part of Kia’s official co-op package. For dealers that take advantage of both our website and digital advertising, I truly believe they’ll be unstoppable.”

Kia dealers who sign up with DealerOn will benefit from DealerOn’s fully responsive website platform, integrated reporting via KDealer.com, improved conversion rates, and compliance with KMA guidelines and standards. Digital advertising customers will also receive a Google AdWords Certified Account Manager, keyword level call tracking, and Google Analytics Integrated Reporting. In addition, Kia dealers that work with a certified provider like DealerOn will receive 100% Dealer Advertising Support fund-eligible with automated co-op submission.

DealerOn, Inc. is the leading website and digital marketing company serving the retail automotive industry. In the last 12 months DealerOn’s websites have won virtually every meaningful industry award including: Driving Sales Top-Rated Website, Digital Dealer’s Overall Website Excellence Award, AWA’s Pinnacle Award, and Dealer Marketing Magazine’s Technology Award for Website Providers. DealerOn has become noted in the industry for their Lead Guarantee, based on their Digital Marketing Dashboard. Since creating this process in 2009, DealerOn has documented an average increase of over 200% in website lead volume for their auto dealer clients. To learn more about DealerOn’s Lead Guarantee, visit our website here.

 

About Kia Motors

Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea.  KMA proudly serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and LPGA and set an all-time annual sales record in 2014, surpassing the 500,000 unit mark for the third consecutive year.   KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K9001 flagship sedan, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CUV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Soul Electric Vehicle, Sportage compact CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door subcompacts and the Sedona midsize multi-purpose vehicle, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the United States.  Kia’s U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima and Sorento and is responsible for the creation of more than 14,000 plant and supplier jobs.

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Maura D’Este Joins DealerOn’s Regional Sales Executive Team

DealerOn, the leading website and digital marketing provider to car dealerships, announces the hiring of Maura D’Este as a Regional Sales Executive. D’Este joins DealerOn from the automotive division of Century Interactive, where she quickly became a Sales Director. “Maura has a long history of helping dealerships with their digital advertising needs, and growing the businesses she works for, including her own,” said Ali Amirrezvani, Chief Executive Office of DealerOn.

D’Este has over 15 years of experience in automotive print and digital advertising, beginning as an Account Executive at Auto Mart/Cox Communications. While there she generated $1 million in revenue as one of the top 15 sales people. Her experience there led to her role as the Owner/VP of Sales at Car Source, a multi-media company. She was responsible for implementing the concept and launch which helped to make the new company profitable within the first three months and billing $2.3 million by the end of the first year. She was able to use her background and knowledge to then quickly climb the ranks at Century Interactive, being promoted to Sales Director in just 9 months.

“I’m can’t wait to show dealers how DealerOn’s products can help them reach their full potential online, while having the opportunity to work for the industry leader in websites and digital marketing,” said D’Este.

In her free time, Maura enjoys being active (she and her husband own and operate a Denver area CrossFit gym), especially snowboarding and road biking. She volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and works to support breast cancer research.

DealerOn, Inc. is the premier website and digital marketing company serving the retail automotive industry.  DealerOn has become noted in the industry for their Marketing Dashboard, documenting the precise impact of their services for every new customer.  Since creating this process in 2009, DealerOn has documented an average increase of over 200% in lead volume for their auto dealer clients.