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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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We’re Accelerating Digital Transformation Like Never Before

Last week, I had the privilege of attending our Accelerate Conference in St. Louis where I learned that Perficient’s secret sauce is really our people. We are a global digital consulting firm competing against the largest consulting firms in the world – and yet, we stand out. We heard from a couple of our largest […]

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Another Electrifying Year for MRacing’s Formula SAE Season

For the second year in a row, I spent an evening with my colleagues at the University of Michigan’s Ford Robotics Center in Ann Arbor to celebrate MRacing’s unveiling of this year’s EV. It did not disappoint – it was a beauty, designed with the look and feel of a Michigan football helmet, including the […]

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A Tribute to Mark Smail: A Great Automotive Leader and Friend

This is a very personal blog for me, but I think it is important to write from the heart.  I am a huge believer that each experience we have shapes our lives and our thoughts.  A few years back while I was at Global Team Blue, I had the privilege of working with the Ford […]

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Automotive Dealerships Should Look More Like Genius Bars

When we conducted our electric vehicle customer journey research last year, we confirmed a commonly held belief in the United States: most people aren’t happy with their dealership experiences, specifically as it relates to aggressive sales tactics. Automotive customers desire experiences and service centers that meet their needs, listen to their concerns, and provide a […]

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Emerging Loyalty Trends in Automotive to Watch Closely: Detroit Event Highlights

Last year, Perficient hosted an automotive event in Detroit that was so successful we had to return. Last week, I returned to the Shinola Hotel to meet with a new group of industry leaders – this time, we discussed brand loyalty and emerging trends and technology.   Everyone Should Take the Wheel of Loyalty  Loyalty is […]

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A Look Back On The Automotive Industry’s Last Quarter of 2023

It’s best to learn from our past in order to prepare for the future. As part of that practice, let’s review what happened in the last quarter of 2023 for the automotive industry, and make some predictions on what we can expect for 2024. Gas Prices at the Close of Q4, 2023: Hawaii               $4.68    […]

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Decoding the Barriers to EV Adoption Over Coffee: Our Event Highlights

Did you miss our event or need a refresh? Watch a recap of Lisa Sherwood’s presentation at our Electric Cars + Coffee virtual event!   On February 16, I had the opportunity to join my colleagues Lisa Sherwood and Kevin Espinosa in hosting our “Electric Cars and Coffee” virtual event. The event brought together our […]

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Deliver an OEM Parts Program That Captures Customers for a Lifetime

OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and their dealerships have a longstanding partnership that has built a robust automotive industry in the United States. The ideal state is to have OEMs work with their dealerships to sell genuine OEM parts, which would benefit not only the OEMs and dealerships but also the customer’s automotive experience. However, full […]

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A Tribute to Mr. James G. O’Connor

First, I want to state that while I have the great honor of leading our automotive team, there are so many great teammates all over the organization and world that make up the heart and soul of the practice. That being said, the one person that I will call out is my mentor and bonus […]

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What Do Windshield Wipers, Cruise Control, and Winton Motor Company All Have In Common?

Mary Anderson and the Windshield Wipers Mary Anderson, who visited NYC on a snowy day in the early 1900s, saw the need for manual wipers that the driver could use from inside the vehicle. In 1905, Mary Anderson invented windshield wipers to improve driving in rain and snow. Before the invention of windshield wipers, drivers […]

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Let’s Leave Behind Electric Vehicle Tunnel Vision

Automotive innovation is only speeding up as we head into 2024, but it might not look that way when focusing on electric vehicles. In the last few months of 2023, it seemed the headlines were only filled with bad news about OEMs who had invested in EVs and struggled to get them off the lots. […]

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Happy Holidays from the Perficient Automotive Team

This is a special week for me both personally and professionally. Personally, I am looking forward to spending the holidays with my wife of 18 years who supports me in everything and has been such a great life partner. We are spending the holidays on Lake Huron with her mom, who I cherish. I also […]

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