2016 was a very successful year for Strathcom Media.
We strengthened partnerships, made new partnerships, and even developed and launched a brand new WordPress website platform.
New Website Platform
Last year we had a dream. A dream that resulted in us investing over a million dollars into developing a brand new website platform that was jam packed with new tools for dealers.
Less than a year later, we began moving our dealers onto our all new WordPress platform with technologies like Personalization, Geo-Fencing, Notepad, Silent Salesman and more. This new platform is faster, more secure, and more user friendly so dealers can spend less time making changes to their site and more time selling cars.
New Opportunities with Google
We spent a lot more time with Google in 2016, and even achieved Premier Google Partner status!
In addition to Google breakfasts and hangouts in Vancouver and Toronto, we also held our very first Google event in our hometown of Edmonton, Alberta in June. We also held a contest in September to bring 6 lucky winners to Google’s newest & coolest office in Waterloo, Ontario!
In 2016 we became a Provider for the Mercedes-Benz Canada Dealer Website Program, and a Preferred Website Vendor for the Kia Dealer Website Certification Program.
We also became a Facebook Marketing Partner and recently hosted our very first Facebook webinar for FCA dealers!
In addition to speaking at conferences like AR Canada and DSES, we also had the opportunity to speak at the first annual Women & Automotive conference in Toronto. We also attended several events including Western Canadian Dealer Summit and ThinkAuto.
We were also included in AR Canada’s Power 200 List for 2016!
And finally, last month we packed up and moved just up the road into our new office. A new location means a new atmosphere, and a new atmosphere means fresh ideas for the new year.
Thank you to all of our customers for their support, and we look forward to what 2017 has to bring!