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Car Dealer Ewards 2009: The results

THE wait is over! Today we can finally reveal winners of the Car Dealer Ewards 2009 in association with Autotorq.com. On our website today – and in the latest issue of Car Dealer Magazine – we announce the worthy winners of our coveted Ewards. We’ve named the winners in five categories, which include: Franchised Dealer [...]

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Franchised Dealer Website of the Year Eward Winner: Essex Auto Group

Winner: EssexAutoGroup.com Produced by: G-Forces Runner up: ArnoldClark.com HERE’S one for the Essex boys and girls to celebrate! Multi franchise operator Essex Auto Group picks up this year’s Eward for Franchised Dealer Website of the Year. The firm – which holds franchises for Ford, Mazda, Fiat, Kia and Volvo – has a stunningly simple, but [...]

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Independent Dealer Website of the Year Winner: Clive Sutton

Winner: CliveSutton.co.uk Produced by: Dzinegarage.com Runner up: Hampshiresportsandprestigecars.co.uk Third: John-Clark.co.uk WHEN you’re selling cars to the stars you need a website that oozes quality – and CliveSutton.co.uk does just that. It’s packed with rich media including video, smart photo galleries and magazine quality photographs that do the exclusive London dealer’s stock justice. Every car listed [...]

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Car Supermarket Website of the Year Eward Winner: Car Shop

Winner: Carshop.co.uk Produced by: G-Forces Runner up: Autoquake.com Third: CarCraft.co.uk STORMING to victory in the Car Supermarket category by an incredible 21 points over its nearest rival is the Car Shop. The firm’s winning website combines a bold and bright colour scheme with useful functions and clever touches that curried favour with our judging panel. [...]

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Web Innovation of the Year Eward Winner: Volkswagen

Winner: Volkswagen New Car Configurator Produced by: Tribal DDB Runner up: Fiat.co.uk 3rd: Volkswagen’s GTIproject.com It’s double top for VW in this year’s Ewards! Not only did the carmaker pick up the Car Manufacturer of the Year gong, but it’s also sealed victory in the Web Innovation category with its stunning New Car Configurator. The clever piece [...]

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Car Manufacturer Website of the Year Eward Winner: Volkswagen

Winner: Volkswagen.co.uk Produced by: Tribal DDB Runner up: Audi.co.uk 3rd: Fiat.co.uk SOLID and reliable – just like its cars – the Volkswagen website packs in a host of clever touches to take the Car Manufacturer title. The German site has recently had an overhaul and offers users a typical VW experience. The branding on the [...]

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Ewards 2009: Enter now!

THE Car Dealer Ewards are back – and this year they’re bigger and better than ever. In 2008 we launched our search for the best automotive websites – and now we’re doing it all again. We know as well as you do just how important the internet is to car dealers. Our survey of buyer [...]

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Car Dealer Ewards 2009: Meet the Judges

THE judges for the Car Dealer Ewards 09 in association with Autotorq.com make up the great and the good of the online automotive retailing world. Here are the details of the experts that will be casting their eyes over your websites and deciding who gets the gongs in 2009. Clive Jackson [NEW JUDGE] Autotorq founder: 020 [...]

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Ewards 09: TCautos.biz

THE best website in the entire Renault network – it’s quite some claim, but one that TC Autos is proud to boast. Managing director Damien Maguire says they’re not his words, but those of the Northern Ireland director for Renault after checking out his firm’s website TCAutos.biz. The Renault dealer, in Omagh, Northern Ireland, set [...]

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Ewards Straight Talk 4: Clive Jackson's column

CUSTOMER relationship management is a hot topic. No doubt you have read about it, started to consider implementing it or are already up and running. CRM can make a huge difference and really shape the way your business operates. CRM is the ideal way to secure loyalty, increase brand awareness and keep in regular contact [...]

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