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AutoNation's Carl Liebert commited to Drive Pink
For the past five years, AutoNation has dedicated nearly all its philanthropic efforts to cancer, with a focus on breast cancer. AutoNation's Drive Pink initiative has generated more than $16 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and cancer research centers overall.
autonation  brand  content 
19 days ago by automotive
AutoNation: USAA Exec to Succeed Jackson - Dealer Ops - Auto Dealer Today
USAA COO Carl Liebert will become AutoNation’s first new chief executive since 2009 next month.
autonation  retail  tier3 
28 days ago by automotive
Why AutoNation is teaming up with Fair
Through Fair, which launched in August 2017, consumers can use a mobile-phone app to shop for used-vehicle leases with no term. They scan their licenses to get prequalified for a range of monthly payments that include maintenance, a warranty, insurance and roadside assistance. Rather than stick to a two- or four-year lease term, with five days' notice, customers can return their vehicles whenever they want.
autonation  finance  preowned  used 
november 2018 by automotive
AutoNation’s Outspoken Chief Executive to Step Down Next Year - WSJ
As CEO, Mr. Jackson slimmed down operations, added more imported and luxury brands and led AutoNation’s push into the digital era. The company’s stock price has more than quadrupled since he took over in October 1999. The shares closed at $43.09 Tuesday, giving AutoNation a market capitalization of nearly $4 billion.
autonation  retail  tier3 
october 2018 by automotive
AutoNation Q1 net falls 4.5%, despite revenue gain
Revenue grew 2.3 percent from a year earlier to $5.26 billion. Finance and insurance and used-vehicle revenue -- including both wholesale and retail -- showed the most significant gains, climbing 8.7 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively, according to a company statement.

Net income fell 4.5 percent to $93.7 million as floorplan and other interest expenses increased. Gross profit on new-vehicle sales declined 10 percent to $129.7 million, while total gross profit rose 2.7 percent to $842.3 million on profit gains in all other operations.
autonation  revenue  retail 
june 2018 by automotive
AutoNation and the City of Fort Lauderdale Kick Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the
Through its Drive Pink Initiative, AutoNation has raised more than $11 Million to fund cancer related charities. When the initiative first launched in 2015, Mr. Jackson & Mayor Seiler united to "paint a road" pink as a symbolic gesture of support. Last year, AutoNation took the relationship a step further, by partnering with the City of Fort Lauderdale Fire Department to provide "Real Heroes Drive Pink' Shirts" to all first responders. And this year, the giant ribbon will stand as a visual reminder of the importance of raising awareness and funding for the cause.
autonation  retail  brand  content 
october 2017 by automotive
AutoNation teams up with Indy 500 winner for TV ads | Auto Remarketing
AutoNation has teamed up with Andretti Autosport's 2014 Indy 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and Indy 500 rookie Jack Harvey for TV advertising campaigns that celebrate the company selling 11 million vehicles and raise cancer awareness.

This month, Hunter-Reay kicked off AutoNation's, "Race to 11 Million" major TV campaign along with the "#DRINKTHEMILK" challenge, which reinforces AutoNation's commitment to fighting cancer.
autonation  retail  tier3  brand  content 
june 2017 by automotive
AutoNation Celebrates 11 Million Vehicles Sold With Vehicle Donations and Customer Appreciation
Recognizing the impact that cancer has on its customers and associates, in 2013, AutoNation focused all charitable efforts to support cancer-related organizations. Today, AutoNation has committed and raised nearly $11 million to fight cancer in communities coast to coast. Recently the company was named one of the country's top 100 Corporate Citizens by Forbes Magazine and Just Capital due to its commitment to community well-being and its fight against cancer.
autonation  brand  content 
may 2017 by automotive
AutoNation builds on the power of its brand
"The power of the brand was the only way we could do a digital program and to introduce products because you need the brand to be able to use a whole digital strategy," said Marc Cannon, chief marketing officer. "You have to have one unified brand."
autonation  retail  tier3  brand  content 
may 2017 by automotive
New York auto show preivew
But this year's New York auto show press days, April 12-13, will be packed with unveilings of track and near-track cars. There's significant range, from three Mercedes GLC 63 models to the Nissan GT-R Track Edition to the Dodge Demon drag racer. Other tire-screechers include the Audi TT RS, the Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk and the Lexus LS 500 F Sport.
autonation  pipeline 
april 2017 by automotive
AutoNation captures growth of millennials
AutoNation found millennials, as a percentage of its new-vehicle sales, grew from 9 percent in 2010 to 22 percent through the third quarter last year. Millennial sales during that period grew by at least 25 percent annually.
autonation  sales  retail  tier3  trends 
march 2017 by automotive
AutoNation puts service and parts at the center of its new branding campaign
AutoNation Inc. is spending big to win back its car and truck buyers who have defected to aftermarket service and parts competitors -- or to keep them from straying in the first place. It intends to hold onto these customers for life.
autonation  service  trends 
march 2017 by automotive
CEO: Used sales at AutoNation show promise
"The market is oversupplied. Industry inventories are very high. Plants are still running strong. The incentive environment is at record levels and very complicated, so trying to find a balance between volume and price is difficult," Jackson said. "If we're going to optimize, it's going to be on the price side rather than the volume side."
autonation 
february 2017 by automotive
AutoNation Will Brand Its Own Auto-Parts Line
“We’ll be branding our own parts, and using our data base of customers” to sell them, Berman says during a panel discussion at the J.D. Power Automotive Summit held here in conjunction with the National Automobile Dealers Assn.’s annual convention.
autonation  tier3  aftermarket 
january 2017 by automotive
AutoNation, TrueCar: Pals again
AutoNation still will rely primarily on traffic generated by its own brand and websites. AutoNation websites are generating 30 percent of sales, Jackson said, with sales from third-party providers at less than 10 percent.
autonation  retail  media 
november 2016 by automotive
AutoNation adds used-only stores as part of broad expansion
The retailer’s AutoNation USA used-vehicle stores will begin operating next spring, with the first store planned for Houston. AutoNation plans to open five stores in 2017. Another 20 stores are in development, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson said. Up to 100 stores are feasible for the retailer’s current footprint.

In addition, AutoNation will move to no-haggle pricing for all used vehicles, both those sold at AutoNation USA stores and at the retailer’s traditional 270 franchised dealerships.
autonation  preowned  used 
october 2016 by automotive
Spreading the NFL sponsorship field
Automotive brands and their dealer networks find numerous ways to connect with pro football fans, even if they can’t be the NFL’s official vehicle sponsor.
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november 2015 by automotive
AutoNation's website retooling pays off
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson says the shift to a transactional, homegrown website was years in the making. The IT department has grown from two dozen people to 250. “Our sales have gone through the roof,” he said.
autonation  technology  retail  tier3 
november 2015 by automotive

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