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Keith Tomatore

A long-time senior executive in the auto industry who has held the position of SVP, Retail Marketing at Global Team Blue (GTB, a WPP Company) on the Ford Retail Business. In this role, Keith worked with the Ford Dealer Associations across the country to help them with their Precision Marketing and digital efforts. Also, he served as CEO of iFrog Marketing Solutions, which focused on Automotive advertising solutions for Tier 2 and Tier 3.

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EVs and the Evolution of Automotive Commerce: Highlights from Our Detroit Event

At the beautiful Shinola Hotel in downtown Detroit, we invited a distinguished group of automotive and mobility industry leaders to participate in a discussion on the current state of the industry. The conversation was lively, and we traded ideas, theories, and suggestions on how OEMs and automotive suppliers could thrive in this changing industry.  The […]

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Without a Handle on Data, OEMs Will Lose Out on Connected Vehicles

We’re on the fast track to fully connected and automated vehicles. Consumers are no longer tolerating the standard non-connected car in which information is stored locally. This information dies where it stays because that car does not interact with any server that can utilize the data. For example, standard car users are missing out on: […]

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Connected Vehicles Highlight Big Opportunities and Concerns For OEMs

Probably the most important realization of the automotive industry is that it is not just changing or even evolving — it is literally being redefined. The North Star has changed for OEMs from manufacturing to software and big data plays. These devices on wheels aren’t just vehicles anymore. At least not in the traditional definition.  […]

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Digital Accessibility is Critical to Automotive UX

Digital Accessibility Is Critical to Automotive UX Automotive companies are faced with so many challenges as the industry evolves faster than ever – yet a problem that has plagued them for ages continues to stick around: accessibility. While the younger generations stay in focus as the consumers to delight with new products and services, the […]

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The Road to Revolutionary Automotive Commerce: Discussion with Justin Racine

Revolutionizing the Road to Modern Automotive Commerce I recently spoke with Justin Racine, our Principal of Unified Commerce, exploring how commerce is quickly evolving in the automotive industry. In my first video with him, we covered how: Consumers are demanding real-time experiences and fast product deliveries, including online purchases and curbside pickups. Immersive experiences are becoming […]

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Rhonda Walker Has Changed the Automotive Industry, Whether She Knows It Or Not

Rhonda Walker is a force. Each day, I get up at 4:30 AM to work out and extend my day, which I thought made me pretty cool. That all changed when Rhonda Walker announced that she gets up at 2:30 AM to get a longer day in. Suddenly, my 4:30 AM wake-up call felt like […]

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Why Aren’t We Helping Your Automotive Company?

Why aren’t we helping your company accelerate your business outcomes? At the size of over 7,500 teammates throughout the globe, the sun never sets on Perficient. We consistently deliver results onshore, near shore, and offshore for 7 out of the top 10 global OEMs, and we have long-term partnerships with 95% repeat business rates that […]

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EVs Are a Certainty. The Question is the Rate of Adoption and Who Dominates

The overall EV market is quickly gaining momentum as governments worldwide push for a future with net-zero emissions and automakers rev up production to meet growing demand. And demand is indeed growing. In the first quarter of 2023, the total EV market share increased to 7.2% of total sales, representing a 50% jump year over […]

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Automotive Connectivity Presents New Challenges and Opportunities for OEMs

Recently, I went to have lunch with a service technician friend at a Ford dealership. When I got to the service area, he was sitting in a Ford Explorer and had a computer out running diagnostics. This struck me as so much different from the job I remembered him doing when we were in high […]

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Millennials: The Downfall or Catalyst for Change in Automotive?

Today, millennials represent 32% of the automotive market shoppers, and by 2030, that number will increase to 50%. Soon, half of all automotive shoppers are folks who have depended on computers for most of their lives. Because of this huge shift, millennials are not likely to respond to the same marketing strategies used to target […]

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AI Transformation in Automotive is Not Just Autonomous Vehicles

For many, the idea of AI in the automotive industry brought up images of autonomous (self-driving) vehicles. These vehicles are certainly one of the more visible applications of the technology, but there is so much more behind the scenes and under the proverbial hood. AI and automation have become essential in the design and production […]

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State of the Automotive Industry: The First Half of 2023

All eyes are on the automotive industry as the great electric vehicle transformation is sweeping the United States. With an administration that is pushing big goals for EV adoption by 2030, and consumer demand ramping up for the latest vehicle technology, OEMs and dealers are scrambling to ensure they stay on top of the game. […]

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