The shortlist for the second annual CitNOW Video Awards has been revealed.
The shortlist of CitNOW videos has been created from hundreds of entries received from leading dealer groups in the UK and abroad, ahead of the awards on Wednesday July 13, 195 Piccadilly, the home of BAFTA.
JCT600 and Jardine Motors (Lancaster) were both successfully shortlisted for multiple awards, with nominations in three categories.
A judging panel of automotive experts, including CitNOW chairman and founder Andrew Howells, has selected the winners in seven categories:
-Best CitNOW workshop video
-Best CitNOW sales video
-Best CitNOW bodyshop video
-Best CitNOW web video
-Best overseas CitNOW video
-Most creative use of CitNOW video
-Best overall CitNOW video.
Auto Trader’s market research and insight director Nick King will be guest speaker.
Andrew Howells, chairman and founder of CitNOW, said: ““The judges have been impressed with the hundreds of entries that have been whittled down to create this year’s shortlist.
“It represents the creativity and diligence of the entrants and is a testament to the increasing employment of CitNOW video technology in the automotive industry, and the opportunities and benefits it offers.”
The judging panel included Institute of the Motor Industry chief executive Steve Nash, former Sytner operations director and now CitNOW senior team member Geoffrey Page-Morris and AM associate editor and digital manager Jeremy Bennett.
Shortlist for the CitNOW Video Awards 2016
Best CitNOW Workshop video
Howards Citroën Taunton
Lancaster Volvo Reading
WJ King Seat Bromley
JCT600 Mercedes-Benz Chesterfield
Baylis Vauxhall Cheltenham
Best CitNOW Sales video
Sinclair Volkswagen Swansea
Elms Mini Stanstead
Telford Skoda Carlisle
Mon Motors Audi Bristol
Best CitNOW Bodyshop video
Arnold Clark Accident Repair Centre Paisley
JCT600 Body Clinic Bradford
Berry BMW Bodyshop Chiswick
Sytner Accident Repair Centre Oldbury
Spraytech Ltd Enfield
Best CitNOW Web Video
Renault Retail Group Bolton
Rowes Garage Ltd Plymouth
Arnold Clark Kia Kirkaldy
L&L Automotive Mercedes-Benz Bishop’s Stortford
Peter Vardy BMW Edinburgh
Best Overseas CitNOW video
DEX Easy Car Shopping Hooglede
Autocenternet AS Nissan Nyborg
L' Auto S.p.A. Cantù Volkswagen Cantù
Barcelona Premium Plaza Cerda BMW Barcelona
Domina Spa Audi Ancona
Most Creative Use of CitNOW video
Harwoods Audi Southampton
JCT600 Volkswagen Bradford
Inchcape Volkswagen West London
Jardine Motors Audi Halesowen
Lancaster Toyota Chelmsford
Sytner Audi Wakefield
Sinclair Volkswagen Cardiff
Best overall CitNOW video
To be announced at the CitNOW Video Awards ceremony