Announces First Training Geared to Helping Dealers Reach Hispanic Car Buyers Announces First Training Geared to Helping Dealers Reach Hispanic Car Buyers


Norfolk, VA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–April 27, 2007– <a href="" will be hosting its first “Targeting Hispanic Car Buyers” seminar for Dallas/Ft. Worth area dealers. The event will be held on Thursday, May 2 in Arlington, TX.

<a href="" launched in the spring of 2006 as the nation’s first fully translated Spanish-language autos website. In the past year, has been well positioned as the leader in Hispanic online automotive advertising.

The misconception that Hispanics are not online searching for their next vehicle is one of many pitfalls dealers fall into. Hispanics are in fact online and just like the general market, want to find a good vehicle at a fair price, from a dealer that will provide excellent service. The question becomes how to reach this growing (both in population and affluence) market.

The Hispanic market is unique to the general market, particularly online. <a href="" seminar will focus on helping dealers understand their local Hispanic market while breaking through the stereotypes.

According to Melissa Commons, General Manager for <a href="", “The generational status of online Hispanics ranges widely. Dealers have the opportunity to reach both Spanish-only speaking Hispanics and the bilingual, Spanish-preferred Hispanic through proper advertising.” Commons goes on to state, “Our research has shown that although almost half of our users are bilingual, over 75% of our total users prefer to research vehicles online and in Spanish.” Furthermore, the <a href="" studies have shown that 60% of users will buy a vehicle from a dealer that does not have a Spanish-speaking sales rep, 22% stated they weren’t sure. “These figures are incredibly important. Dealers that may not be able to fulfill the language need but are making an effort by advertising on Hispanic/Spanish-language media will go a long way with the consumer.”

<a href="" usability varies from market to market because of the complexity of the Hispanic consumer base. “The <a href="" sales and support teams are experts in this industry. Translation is only one aspect of being effective in Hispanic advertising. We want to share our knowledge and build further trust in this community,” says Commons.

Questions regarding this and upcoming seminars, contact:

About <a href="" is a fully Spanish-language automotive website, featuring new, used and certified vehicle listings. With a database of over 750,000 cars for sale, <a href="" showcases listings provided by Auto Mercado(R) Magazine, and Auto Mart Magazine.

<a href="" is owned and operated by Cox Auto Trader, a division of Cox Enterprises, Inc. Announces First Training Geared to Helping Dealers Reach Hispanic Car Buyers