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
Best CitNOW Bodyshop video
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
Best overall CitNOW video
To be announced at the CiNOW Video Awards ceremony.