Tom Beaman


Tom covers automobile dealers and retail issues.

Consumer Awareness Low, But GM Touts Shop-Click-Drive
Online initiative delivers quality leads, but few of them.
Automotive e-Commerce Opportunities Ahead
“We want to take it to the next level,” says digital marketer Nicole Gignac.
WardsAuto e-Dealer 100 Players Up Their Games
Dealers on the 15th annual list tell what works digitally, and what doesn’t.
Despite Drag or Two, Dealers Riding High
Total revenues for the WardsAuto Dealer 500 increased from $50.3 billion in 2012 to $54 billion in 2013.
Dealer Says Recession Taught Him to Work Smarter
Chris Leggio, whose flagship store is No.42 on the WardsAuto Dealer 500, lauds GM, “our partner.”
Texas, California Lead Pack
Two strong vehicle-selling states have 139 dealers on the WardsAuto Dealer 500.
Dealer’s 'I’ll Take It' Button Attracts Online Shoppers
Car selling may reach a point where customers may wonder why they need to go to the dealership at all, says Walser Automotive’s Doug Sprinthall.
Contest Aims to Create Better Car-Buying Experience
Competition among tech companies isn’t limited to the marketplace.
Crisis Control Off NADA’s Agenda This Year
Dealers are out of the trauma unit, but in a Q&A, David Westcott, 2013 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Assn., discusses plenty of pressing issues.
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