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Car dealers awarded for online marketing achievements


Three Irish car dealerships were honoured with national awards for online marketing in Croke Park at the 2019 Car Dealership Awards hosted by CarsIreland.ie and Ulster Bank’s Lombard.

Auto Boland Jaguar and Land Rover in Waterford scooped the top Prize for ‘Best Presented Cars’, Cieran McConnon Car Sales in Monaghan won ‘Best Social Media’ while Rochford Motors in Mayo picked up the overall award for ‘Best Online Marketing’.

(L-R): Donal Walsh (Head of Motor Finance Lombard), Jason McConnon (Cieran McConnon Car Sales), Alan Campbell (Collecting on behalf of Rochford Motors), James Murray (Collecting on behalf of Auto Boland Jaguar and Land Rover), Brian Cooke (Director General SIMI), and Ger Toher (Chief Commercial Officer, CarsIreland.ie)

The awards, which are now in their fifth year, strive to recognise excellence in the automotive marketing industry and this is the first year a presentation ceremony has been held to mark the occasion.

Head of motor finance at Ulster Bank’s Lombard, Donal Walsh said: “We know how important it is to communicate clearly and effectively with customers in order to build lasting relationships and we commend all of today’s winners for their successes in this space.  We look forward to continue working with our supporting dealers in 2020 to enable customers secure the perfect vehicle that fits their needs.”

Ger Toher of CarsIreland.ie added: “We are thrilled to present these awards to these very deserving winners. We were delighted to work with Ulster Bank’s Lombard this year to recognise the outstanding effort our clients put in to their online presence in an ever-evolving industry, and continue to be astounded by the quality and standard of the submissions from car dealers from all across the country. We look forward to 2020 as we continue to encourage and support our network of over 1,200 dealers with initiatives like this one.”