Kelley Blue Book & Auto Trader
To gain an understanding of the relationship between Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader, and how the two function together, collaborate, or integrate features
In 2015, the two online auto brands were partnered more closely when Cox decided to delegate the leadership of both to Jared Rowe, and name him President of the Cox Automotive Media Division, in order to better leverage the integration of both. It is noted that over 65 percent of all car shoppers visit either Autotrader.com or KBB.com when car shopping. The two websites are highly integrated. One way the two offer value and collaborate is that Autotrader’s listings are also available on the Kelley Blue Book Website, and when customers search for the value of their car on Kelley’s, they are offered an option to list it on Autotrader.
Searching and shopping history on all Cox Automotive media sites, including Kelly Blue Book, Autotrader, and Dealer.com are all leveraged when customizing results for those browsing any of the websites. Autotrader also displays a Kelley Blue Book price adviser on all their listings, that notes whether the price is ‘good’ or ‘great’ based on Kelley Blue Book Fair Market Range.
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Provide data on number of users and/or revenue depending on availability of both Kelley Blue Book & Auto Trader
Provide a report on 3-5 trends in online automotive sales, specifically those that would impact these websites