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Cobalt Websites and Owner Marketing Voted 'Top Rated' by Dealers
Feb 12, 2010 (02:02 PM EST)


Cobalt and Dealix Win Honors in All Four Categories Contested; More than Any Other Vendor

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobalt™ (www.cobalt.com), the leading provider of digital marketing solutions for the automotive industry, today announced that the company has been awarded two "Top Rated" Vendor awards in the DrivingSales dealer satisfaction survey.  Cobalt, including its Dealix division, was rated by dealers as "Top Rated" or "Highest Rated" in all four categories in which it participated – more than any other vendor – a confirmation of the company's solution breadth and quality.

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The 2009 DrivingSales Vendor Ratings Awards, presented at the 2010 NADA Convention and Expo, measure satisfaction with vendors by allowing dealers to rate and review their vendors online at DrivingSales.com.  Only vendors who achieved top rankings in dealer satisfaction in each category, as determined by the thousands of dealers who are part of the DrivingSales.com community, received awards.

"We are proud to present this award to Cobalt, which has achieved a standard of excellence that is clearly resonating with dealers," said DrivingSales CEO and founder Jared Hamilton.  "This year's award winners have won recognition in one of the most challenging years on record for our industry.  We salute them for their ongoing commitment to provide value to their dealer clients."

"Cobalt is committed to innovation and advancing its digital automotive solutions, but more importantly, we're dedicated to the success of our dealer customers," said John Holt, chairman and CEO of Cobalt.  "These awards are validation that our solutions are providing great value to our customers, and motivate us to continue to work on their behalf to leverage the internet as a primary tool for growing their businesses."

To learn more about Cobalt's suite of digital marketing solutions visit www.cobalt.com.

About Cobalt

Cobalt is North America's leading provider of digital marketing and advertising solutions for the automotive industry. For fifteen years, Cobalt's mission has been to help automobile dealers and manufacturers increase their retailing effectiveness and profitability. Cobalt provides marketing solutions to almost half of the automotive dealerships in the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico. Cobalt's digital marketing solutions and data services are endorsed by approximately two-thirds of the world's major automotive manufacturers.

About DrivingSales Vendor Ratings and Awards

DrivingSales Vendor Ratings are the industry's first and only neutral, comprehensive vendor rating forum, featuring real-time peer reviews and honest competitor comparisons – searchable by category, company or rating – and are one of the most popular features of DrivingSales.com, which is the auto industry's leading social media platform and largest online community. Vendor Ratings Awards are awarded to the vendors who receive the top rankings in their category.   For the awards, dealers are asked to rate their vendors on a 1-5 star scale, including whether they would recommend the vendor product to colleagues, and why they would or would not recommend the product.  All survey-takers are verified to ensure that they are actual dealership employees.

Media Contact:

Karin Anderson

(206) 219-8068

kanderso@cobalt.com




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