Why Exhibit at DD
If you supply or market a technology or Internet solution to the automotive industry, Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition is the place you need to be. It is quite simply the largest gathering of dealers and managers – your customers, convening in one place to find new solutions to power their dealerships.
Just one Digital Dealer Conference has more dealers and managers attend than all the copy-cat, wanna-be events combined. And we host two Digital Dealer Conferences per year. Often imitated, never close to duplicated, Digital Dealer has the formula to attract dealership attendees like no other event has or ever will. This ain’t as easy as it looks…that’s why Automotive News and Ward’s Dealer Business tried, failed and gave up. Others will surely follow, but for dealers, managers, exhibitors and sponsors, there is only one Digital Dealer Conference. But don’t just take our word for it; see what industry leaders have to say:
“We’re very excited to be here, all of us at AutoTrader.com. I came to the first Digital Dealer conference as the only employee and realized we made a mistake by not having a stronger presence. We’ve been here every year since and have seen the conference mushroom into a true industry phenomenon where you have hundreds of decision-making progressive dealers trying to learn about how they can succeed on the Internet. It’s a wonderful venue for Autotrader to get our message out and to learn from our customers and prospective customers on what we need to do to serve them better.”
Chip Perry, CEO, AutoTrader.com
“Tremendous turn-out and everyone is excited. The exhibitors are most excited because the dealers that come to this conference are the ones that are most serious about finding digital solutions to serve their businesses. Salespeople love to come to this event because the dealers that are here are serious about doing business.”
Rob Lange , National Sales Training Director, Kelley Blue Book
No other event delivers a qualified audience like Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition; all of its attendees come specifically to learn and implement new technology solutions in their dealerships. Buyers attend with generous open to buy budgets and immediate purchasing intent.
In an era of tight budgets and even tighter schedules it is more important than ever to reach your customers and prospective customers in the most cost effective and efficient manner. Study after study demonstrates that there is no more effective way to connect with a customer than at a tradeshow.
Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition exhibitor benefits:
- Demonstrate and introduce new products to dealers and managers from all over the country
- Obtain insight and commitment from your customers, close sales
- Connect face to face with senior level decision makers from a variety of titles across dealership operations, discuss issues and speed resolution
- Reach new prospects
- Expanded exhibit hours – more time to connect with your customers and prospective customers
- Innovation hours – a new way to showcase a technology to qualified attendees
- Place your products and solutions among your competitors to demonstrate differentiation
We work hard to bring buyers to YOU – GET READY TO SELL!
As an exhibitor at Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition, you are part of an aggressive, targeted marketing campaign to deliver the best dealers and the managers in the business:
- Dozens of print advertising messages delivered to thousands of decision makers in Dealer and Dealer Communications magazines and e-zines
- Thousands of direct mail pieces sent directly to dealerships across the county
- Hundreds of e-mail and show promotions delivering event and exhibitor updates
- Multiple PR statements building excitement to attend the event
- In-store visits and calls, focused teams going into the field to attract the most qualified dealership attendees
- Marketing representatives available to custom build a solution that is right for your needs
Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition has a team of dedicated event professionals that wake up and go to sleep thinking about new ways to ensure that the most progressive dealers and managers attend DD events. When you invest in Digital Dealer, we do the prospecting for you!
“Traffic has been phenomenal; we’re so excited about being part of the Digital Dealer Conference. It’s our second year and I can say unequivocally Digital Dealer helped build my company last year and put us on the map. We’re going to be growing next year and have a bigger booth to meet more dealers.”
Layton Judd, Founder/Co-CEO, 3 Birds Marketing
“Show has been fantastic, traffic has been really good, and dealers are here to do business. We’ve signed up some dealers yesterday afternoon, signed some more the next morning and we have a lot of prospects to follow-up with after the show is over.”
Mike Champagne, Vice president of Sales & Marketing, Advanta-Star
“I’ve really been impressed this year. It’s bigger, more attendees, they are really focused in on looking for the right solutions and they are taking the time to find them. We’ve really been busy from the time the doors open until they close. Digital Dealer is the only place that people in this industry can go and find out anything they need to know about how the world of Internet shopping and the dealership on the Internet operates today. This is the one place where it’s all at – from education to vendors.
Jim Coker, Marketing and Product Director, Black Book
There are a finite number of booths so we recommend that you book early to ensure your place at the Digital Dealer Conference and Exposition. The waiting list to secure a booth for the last three events exceeded booth availability. Don’t wait until the last minute. (Really, we are serious!)
Per 100 square feet each exhibit booth includes:
- Registration to the conference (number based on booth size)
- 8’ high back wall and 36” high side drape
- One 6’ x 30” white skirted table
- 7”x 44” one-line ID sign for booth identification
- Two (2) side chairs
- One (1) wastebasket
Company listing in the Digital Dealer Conference Program, Digital Dealer Conference web site, Online Community, Mobile Website and numerous on-site kiosks.
10’ x 10’ Booth (includes 3 conference registrations)……………………….. $4,995
10’ x 20’ Booth (includes 5 conference registrations)……………………….. $9,990
10’ x 30’ Booth (includes 8 conference registrations)……………………… $14,985
20’ x 20’ Booth (includes 10 conference registrations)……………………. $19,980
20’ x 30’ Booth (includes 14 conference registrations)……………………. $29,970
20’ x 40’ Booth (includes 19 conference registrations)……………………. $39,960
All additional exhibitor registrations will be $395 if pre-registered or $495 on-site (must show photo ID and business card). Includes all food and beverage functions.
Take advantage of complimentary extras included with every exhibit
- Virtual exhibit in the 15th Digital Dealer Online Community allowing you to stay connected to dealership attendees throughout the year
- Registrations included with every booth purchase (see above)
- Breakfast and lunch on Wednesday, October 16, and Thursday, October 27
- Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at evening receptions Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 16
- Refreshments between sessions Wednesday, October 24
“This is the place to go to actually interact with Internet managers who do the job on a daily basis. We try to do something for the dealer, not to the dealer. Digital Dealer is the best place we can think of to launch this company. We’re extremely pleased with the attention we’ve received so far, the amount of traffic we have had and we will definitely be back next time.”
Mark Owens, President and CEO, Ammo (Automotive Merchandising Online)
See what other exhibitors have to say about their investment in Digital Dealer events:
“We love the Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition. The reason we are here is because it brings sophisticated dealers all in one location in such a way where we can talk to decision makers that are interested in new technology that we have to offer. The types of dealers that attend are those that are interested in learning next steps to make to take their business to the next level of success in Internet marketing.”
Mike Fitzpatrick, Co-owner, DealerTrend
“Getting our branding out in front of the dealers and having our name associated with the learning that goes on at Digital Dealer is extremely valuable. We love being a part of it.”
Glen Garvin, General Manager, Dominion Dealer Solutions
“We will exceed our goals as an exhibitor. There are a lot of people here, a great turn-out. I think there is a younger generation here getting involved with the technology, which is great for the industry.”
Scott Pechstein, Director, National Sales, New and Used Leads, Autobytel