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Shortlist for industry's first video awards revealed by CitNOW


The shortlist for the industry’s first video awards has been published by organisers CitNOW, the exponent of automotive video technology.

The shortlist has been selected from hundreds of eligible entries from many leading dealer groups in the UK and additional overseas entries, with many dealers submitting multiple videos.

Several dealer groups have been successfully shortlisted for multiple awards, including Sytner, with five nominations in four categories, while Ridgeway and Dick Lovett have three and two nominations respectively.

A jury of five national experts in automotive sales, aftersales and the body shop and repair industry, including AM head of digital and associate editor Jeremy Bennett, presided over by CitNOW chairman and founder Andrew Howells will select 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.

The jury meets tomorrow (July 1) in London to make their decisions.

The winners will then be revealed at the CitNOW Video Awards ceremony, at 195 Piccadilly, the home of BAFTA, on Wednesday, July 8.

Howells said: “The judges have been extremely impressed so far with the creativity, talent and variety of entries we have received.

“This is testament to CitNOW’s continuing work to encourage companies and professionals to embrace the use of video technology and make the most of the opportunities and benefits it offers, as well as showcasing best practice.”

Shortlist for the CitNOW Video Awards 2015

Best CitNOW Workshop video 

Grovebury Cars Kia                                         Dunstable          

Pentagon Citroen                                            Oldham               

RRG Toyota                                                        Silsden 

Sytner Mercedes-Benz                                 Sunderland        

Ridgeway BMW                                                Hampshire         

Lancaster Mercedes-Benz                           Ipswich

Pentagon Vauxhall                                          Oldham               

JCT600 Volkswagen                                         Bradford

Ridgeway Audi                                                  Oxford


Best CitNOW Sales video

Dick Lovett BMW                                             Bristol

Sytner Volkswagen                                         Huddersfield

Ridgeway Land Rover                                     Oxford

Barons BMW                                                      Farnborough

Lexus                                                                    Bristol

Audi                                                                       Nottingham

Mercedes-Benz                                                Brentford

Porsche                                                                Bristol


Best CitNOW Bodyshop video  

Chartwell                                                             Derby

Sytner BMW                                                      Oldbury

Benfield Paint and Body                                North Shields

Dick Lovett Spraymaster                               Swindon

Cooper BMW Bodyshop                               Chelmsford

Lloyd Bodyshop BMW                                    Newcastle

Sytner Specialist Cars                                     Leicester


Best CitNOW Web Video

Breeze Volkswagen                                        Poole

Peter Vardy Vauxhall                                     Kirkcaldy

L&L Automotive Mercedes-Benz              Hertford

Crawley Down Group                                     Crawley

Nissan Retail Group                                        Bolton

Renault Retail Group                                      Leicester


Best Overseas CitNOW video   

ATL Automotive                                               Montego Bay, Jamaica

Groupe Maurin                                                 La Valette-du-Var, France

Automóviles Sánchez                                     Zaragoza, Spain

Motorhuis                                                           Rotterdam, Holland

Audi North Dublin                                            Dublin, Ireland

Frank Keane BMW                                          Dublin, Ireland

BMW Japan                                                        Tokyo, Japan


Most Creative Use of CitNOW video     

Sinclair Volkswagen                                        Swansea

Grassicks Garage BMW                                 Perth

Johnsons Volkswagen                                   Solihull

Sytner Mercedes-Benz                                 Teesside

Wolverhampton Volkswagen                     Wolverhampton

Arnold Clark Motostore                                Liverpool

Lancaster Volkswagen                                   St Albans

Johnsons Volkswagen                                   Sutton Coldfield

Sinclair Volkswagen                                        Newport

Audi                                                                       Shrewsbury


Best overall CitNOW video

To be announced at the CiNOW Video Awards ceremony.

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