President Rafi Hamid to Direct Reselling and Support of eXtéresAUTO Technology to Dealerships Across U.S.
02.24.2010 – Riverside, CA – February 24, 2010 – eXtéresAUTO, the leading provider of SEO and Search Asset Management (SAM™) solutions for the auto industry, today announced that Chicago-based Dealers Technology Inc. would become an authorized reseller for the company’s award-winning suite of search solutions. eXtéresAUTO’s technology will be the only SEO, Online Reputation Management and Piracy solutions offered by Dealer Technologies to its clients.
Earlier this month, eXtéresAUTO was named the highest-rated dealership SEO provider in DrivingSales’ Vendor Ratings Awards, and the only ‘top rated’ vendor to receive an overall 4.9/5-star rating, with a dealer recommendation rate of 98%.
The agreement authorizes Dealers Technology, under the direction of President Rafi Hamid, to resell, deploy and support eXtéresAUTO’s solutions to auto dealerships across the U.S. Hamid, a leading automotive consultant and the #1-rated dealership Internet trainer in the nation,* has received numerous awards and accolades for his Internet marketing expertise. In the last two years alone, he’s credited with transforming the Internet departments of over 400 dealerships.
“Today Search is the most important element in a dealer’s marketing portfolio,” said Hamid. “I committed to an exclusive relationship with eXtéresAUTO – and will only offer their search solutions to my clients – because I believe they provide by far the best technology and service on the market. Their groundbreaking Search Asset Management solutions are giving dealers the highest ROI I’ve seen.”
Like eXtéresAUTO, Dealers Technology guarantees its clients 100% territory exclusivity, representing only one dealership/dealer group in each market.
“We’re honored to have Dealers Technology as an Official Reseller of our solutions. Rafi has extraordinary experience in digital marketing, widespread industry respect, and powerful relationships with hundreds of dealers coast-to-coast,” said Richard Winch, eXtéresAUTO’s CEO. “He’s had incredible success in transforming dealerships to meet the demands – and opportunities – of the digital age – and will be an important resource in our future growth.”
Hamid brings over 30 years of automotive experience to eXtéresAUTO. Before forming his own very successful consultancy, Hamid was Senior Director, Digital Marketing Services at vAuto, one the top auto companies in U.S. Previously he served as Director of E-Commerce for the Napoleon Automotive Group (60 franchises across 5 states), and Internet Director for the Bob Rohrman Auto Group (40 franchises across Indiana and Illinois).
In addition to receiving DrivingSales’ #1 SEO Vendor Award, eXtéresAUTO was recently named one of the ‘Top 10 Companies to Watch in 2010’ by AutoSucess Magazine, an award recognizing “high-growth companies helping dealers dramatically improve profitability during difficult times.” Both awards were presented at the 2010 NADA Convention in Orlando, FL.
* #1 rating at DrivingSales’ Vendor Ratings site:
For Media Inquiries: Beth McGroaty, 213-300-0107 or [email protected]
For Dealer Inquiries: Kim Orr, 866-806-6164 or [email protected]
Dealers Technology Clients: Rafi Hamid, 877-808-3966 or [email protected]
About eXtéresAUTO: eXtéresAUTO is the leading ‘Search Asset Management’ provider for the automotive industry. Its proprietary SAM™ technology integrates advanced SEO, Online Reputation Management, Piracy Solutions, Website Analytics – and more. AutoSuccess named eXtéresAUTO one of the ‘Top Ten Companies to Watch in 2010,’ and the company’s SEO ranked #1 in dealer satisfaction in the 2009 DrivingSales Vendor Ratings Awards. Founded in 2006 by Richard Winch and Graham Winch, leaders in online marketing strategies and technologies, the company is headquartered in Riverside, CA.
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