Awarded 2017 Channel Partner of the Year, North America at Global Bing Awards


BURLINGTON, Vt., May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --, a Cox Automotive brand, today announced it has been awarded with the 2017 Global Channel Partner of the Year North America Award by Microsoft at its inaugural Global Bing Partner Awards ceremony. The awards honor individuals and organizations behind some of the most impactful, innovative and performance-driven work from Bing Ads' Partners in North America, Europe and APAC. 

"This is an immensely honorable recognition for the team, as Microsoft and its Bing Partner program have recognized our company's commitment to providing world-class advertising services to the automotive industry," said Chris Vessey, director, media solutions at "The Bing Partner of the Year award points to how has helped deliver paid search cost effectiveness, online reach, and ultimately success for our clients through the Bing platform."

The Global Bing Channel Partner of the Year accolade highlights's long-standing, trusted partnership with Bing, as the company joined the Bing Ads Elite SMB Partner Program in December 2015. The following year in December 2016, was recognized by Microsoft with Elite status as part of the Bing's expansion of its Partner Program.  

As an Elite partner in the Bing Partner Program, is part of a select group of top-performing partners to act as trusted advisors to their growing customer base for search advertising opportunities with the Bing Network.  This enables to enhance the expertise and service provided to dealership and OEM partners through exclusive access to training, marketing and technology development.

"We are pleased to recognize with the 2017 Channel Partner of the Year North America Award as part of our inaugural Bing Partner Awards," said Steve Sirich, General Manager of Bing Ads. "This award celebrates the high-performing and inspiring work from our global Bing Partner Program, and the results realized by our partners and their customers.  Congratulations on this deserving achievement."

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About provides an integrated platform of Advertising, Website and Managed Services products which allow OEMs, dealer groups, retailers and agencies to leverage advanced digital technology and data to better engage and connect with their customers. The company practices a deep commitment to its culture of innovation, with a focus on health and wellness, making it one of the most desirable places to work, and a valuable partner for automotive retailers. Based in Burlington, Vermont, is a Cox Automotive brand. For more information, visit

About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises' other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit


For further information: Media Contact: Lisa Aloisio, Cox Automotive, (404) 725-0651,


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