Last year’s annual team retreat was already off the charts, but this year’s Worldwide Kickoff exceeded our wildest expectations. First off, this commencement was double the size of last year’s (580 people!), coalescing workers old and new, including those from our vitalizing acquisition of 2019. Our lively lot metaphorically set sail to the company’s country […]Read More
The end of dealerships, online vehicle shopping, pure players, smart cars… Has the auto sector been speeding down the digital transformation highway? We quizzed two digital auto experts to find out how disruptive the auto industry is about to get… Our first interview is with Jérôme Jean, Digital & Regional Marketing Manager of Toyota in […]Read More
A guest post by Lillian Xiao, a user experience designer for a large European automaker. Automakers are designing the next generation of cars with user experience (UX) at the forefront. The merging of physical and digital—driven by electrification, connectivity, self-driving technology, and fluid ownership models—will give rise to unprecedented user experiences. The most successful automakers […]Read More
ContentSquare’s Matt Robinson sat down with perhaps the nicest man in ecommerce, James Barley, head of UX at Autotrader, ahead of his upcoming presentation at the infamous champagne ecommerce breakfast on November 8th. Tell us about your presentation topic (what beast in ecommerce are you fighting?) The presentation is focused on fighting the beast […]Read More
A business school professor of mine once referenced “buying a car from a dealership” as one of Americans’ top ten fears. And while the nation’s anxieties have evolved since my MBA years, shopping for a vehicle remains a significant pain for many consumers today. Pushy sales tactics, a lack of transparency, hidden costs and add-ons […]Read More
In 2010, Ford announced that it would start selling its cars online. According to their research at the time, 4 in 10 buyers were ready to buy their next car on the internet. Seven years later, most automotive manufacturers and dealers are still far from being ready to sell cars online, not to mention consumer […]Read More
The automotive industry is continuously pushing the boundaries when it comes to user experience in their vehicles. With cars that literally drive themselves, automatically locking and unlocking doors, along with remote engine start, our motorways could soon start to look like a scene from iRobot. Yet many automotive brands fall far behind when it comes […]Read More
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