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AM joins judging panel for 2016 CitNOW dealer video awards

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Automotive video technology provider CitNOW has confirmed the judging panel for its second annual video awards.

Now in its second year, the CitNOW Video Awards recognise the expertise of automotive companies and industry professionals who have embraced the use of video in the industry and demonstrate best practice.

The judging panel includes Andrew Howells, chairman and founder of CitNOW, will select the final winners in the seven categories.

The judging panel is:

Steve Nash, chief executive of the Institute of the Motor Industry
Alan Crane, managing director at Blue Sky Interactive
Geoffrey Page-Morris, former operations director at Sytner and adviser to CitNOW’s board
Jeremy Bennett, digital manager and associate editor at Automotive Management
Gordon Lyster, editor at Motor Trade News
Rebecca Chaplin, head of editorial video, Car Dealer magazine

The deadline for entering the CitNOW Video Awards is Saturday April 30.

More information on how to enter can be found at www.citnowawards.com.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 6 at 195 Piccadilly, the home of BAFTA.

The CitNOW Video Awards are free to enter and categories include:

  • Best CitNOW workshop video
  • Best CitNOW sales video
  • Best CitNOW bodyshop video
  • Best CitNOW web video
  • Best overseas CitNOW video
  • Best overall CitNOW video
  • Most creative use of CitNOW video.

Alistair Horsburgh, CitNOW chief executive, said: “We are delighted to have such distinguished and knowledgeable representatives from the automotive industry judging this year’s CitNOW Video Awards. They reflect both the high standard of the industry and its people, as well as the awards themselves.

“More than 50% of the UK automotive industry is now using video as a key part of its sales and aftersales functions and that percentage is only going to go up.

“In reality, those businesses not already using video technology like ours are already falling behind and putting their place in the motoring landscape in jeopardy.

“Our awards aim to recognise those who are doing it well and can act as a beacon for those who have yet to take it up.”

> CitNOW Video Awards 2015: videos made by many of the winners and shortlisted dealers from last year's awards can be seen on AM-online. Go to the Video Best Practice section to view them.



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