NASHVILLE, TN - Dealerskins, a division of Dominion Enterprises and a leading provider of automotive dealer web solutions, announced today the appointment of Jason Ezell, one of the company’s original founders, to Director of Industry Relations. In this newly created role, Ezell will act as the public face of Dealerskins and serve as the primary liaison between Dealerskins and the automotive industry. His chief responsibility will be to strengthen relations with Dealerskins’ customers, vendors and trade groups.
As Director of Industry Relations, Ezell will continue his highly successful Dealer 20 Group presentations, and will additionally organize and conduct Dealer Advisory Board meetings. He will also be the lead presenter and curriculum developer for an upcoming series of Dominion Dealer Services seminars. These seminars are designed to help dealers better use the Internet to enhance their businesses.
A well know industry expert and sought after speaker, Ezell will continue his speaking engagements at industry conferences for groups such as J.D. Power, NADA and AAISP.
In his new position Ezell will also provide vision for the Dealerskins’ development team. Through his interactions with industry leaders, Ezell will continuously gather insight into the issues car dealers face and provide feedback crucial to future product development; working closely with the development team to ensure products meet the requirements of Dealerskins’ customers.
Lastly, Ezell will develop and conduct industry-specific training for the Dealerskins sales force and support teams.
Commenting on his new role Ezell stated; “Dealers can be disappointed with the results from their websites if they do not know how to maximize them. My mission is to educate the industry about the myths, untruths and urban legends of website structure, best practices and consumer usage. I want to make sure dealers know that it’s not a field of dreams -- people don’t just show up and buy cars if you build a website – you have to take ongoing action to make websites perform to maximum potential.”
Dealerskins provides automotive dealers beautiful, powerful, distinctive web solutions. The company’s expertise comes from real-world dealership experience and a passion for listening and responding to dealers’ needs. In fact, company founders designed, built and used the first Dealerskins websites while employed at a top-50 dealership group. Dealerskins recognized that automotive dealers require high-caliber, dynamic websites to meet car buyers’ needs. Dealerskins was founded in July of 2000 to serve those needs. Dealerskins` websites have won numerous awards for excellence.
About Dominion Enterprises:
Dominion Enterprises, headquartered in Norfolk, Va., is a leading media and information services company serving employment, real estate, automotive, recreation and industrial markets in the United States. The company operates a variety of technology businesses that offer Internet marketing, Web site design and hosting, lead generation, CRM, and data capture and distribution services including Advanced Access, PowerSports Network, and Dealer Specialties. The company has more than 500 paid and free magazine titles such as For Rent, Harmon Homes, The Employment Guide, Boat Trader, Cycle Trader and RV Trader with a combined weekly circulation of over 5 million, and more than 40 market-leading Web sites such as ForRent.com, EmploymentGuide.com, Homes.com, and TraderOnline.com reaching more than 8 million unique monthly visitors. The company has nearly 6,600 employees nationwide and 2006 annual revenue of over $850 million.
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