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COMPANY INFO Charles M. Thomas, Founder, 1947-2002 PUBLISHER Lynda Thomas GENERAL MANAGER Colleen Fitzgerald EDITORIAL Ted Craig Jeffrey Bellant Ed Fitzgerald

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1/7/19 12/19/2018 12/21/2018 2019 Forecast 1/21/19 1/9/2019 1/11/2019 NADA Convention Issue 2/4/19 1/23/2019 1/25/2019 Technology Advertorial 2/18/19 1/5/2019 2/8/2019 Finance Focus Issue 3/4/19 2/20/2019 2/22/2019 Compliance 3/18/19 3/6/2019 3/8/2019 Conference of Auto Remarketing (CAR) Issue/Auctions Across America Spring Insert with special deadline of 2/23/19 4/1/19 3/20/2019 3/22/2019 GSA 4/15/19 4/3/2019 4/5/2019 GPS - Where’s My Car? May 2019 4/1/2019 4/15/2019 Annual Data Source Book 5/6/19 4/24/2019 4/26/2019 Floorplanning 5/20/19 5/8/2019 5/10/2019 Powersports & Heavy Equipment Sales at Auction 6/3/19 5/22/2019 5/24/2019 DMS - Dealer Management Software 6/17/19 6/5/2019 6/7/2019 NIADA Convention Issue 7/1/19 6/19/2019 6/21/2019 NIADA Quality Dealer of the Year Issue 7/15/19 7/3/2019 7/3/2019 Parts & Service 8/5/19 7/24/2019 7/26/2019 Finance & Warranty Advertorial 8/19/19 8/7/2019 8/9/2019 Summer Sale Highlights 9/2/19 8/21/2019 8/23/2019 NAAA Auctions of the Year 9/16/19 9/4/2019 9/6/2019 Digital Marketing 10/7/19 9/25/2019 9/27/2019 BHPH Advertorial/Tax Season Preview 10/21/19 10/9/2019 10/11/2019 Legislation & Regulation 11/4/19 10/24/2019 10/26/2019 NAAA Conference Issue/Auctions Across America Fall Insert with special deadline of 10/12/19 11/18/19 11/6/2019 11/8/2019 Finance Focus Issue 12/2/19 11/20/2019 11/22/2019 Giving Back 12/16/19 12/4/2019 12/6/2019 2019 Year In Review + BONUS DISTRIBUTION: These issues receive additional distribution at industry conventions.

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Available soon to all Copart Members are four new auction enhancements to improve the live online bidding and buying experience on Copart.com. Copart is dedicated to streamlining the online auction process each day, and these new developments help achieve that mission. Preliminary / Max Bid During Live Auctions Place preliminary or maximum bids on any vehicle that is two minutes or two units away from being on the block. Don’t miss your chance to place last-minute bids on the cars, trucks or SUVs you need. Bid Simultaneously in Various Auctions Join auctions from Copart US, CrashedToys and Copart Canada all in one browser window, so you don’t miss out on critical bidding time and live auctions. View Your Auction Activity “Today’s Activity” in each Member’s account information gives a quick look at bid activity for that day’s auctions, including vehicle descriptions, locations, current bid statuses and more. View Your Recommended Auctions

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GPS Technology Protects Your Assets and Improves Cash Flow Keeping track of your assets is vital to your business success. By installing the right GPS Technology in the cars you sell to subprime buyers, you can save money, protect your assets and improve your cash flow. But be aware that not all GPS devices are created equal! Network Technology Matters Some devices use CDMA networks. This is an old technology which is slated to start being discontinued as early as 2019, leaving some devices without coverage, and dealers in the dark. Other devices, such as IMETRIK models, use reliable 3.5G GSM networks, a technology which has no announced shutdown date. In fact, Qualcomm has announced that it will stop developing UMB (Ultra Mobile Broadband) technology in favor of LTE. CDMA will not be offering 4 LTE. On the other hand, GSM is deemed to be the only network that will be used with future generations of technology such as 4G/LTE. As the IMETRIK platform

already operates on GSM, it will simply continue to support new generations of technology, whereas CDMA will eventually become obsolete. With loans that last longer and vehicles needing to be successfully repossessed and remarketed, it is important to choose devices which you know will last for the years to come. Buy Quality Hardware A GPS device made with commercial grade parts may fail you when you need it the most. IMETRIK devices are engineered with only premiumm industrial-grade components which offer a broader operating temperature range and won’t let you down, as explained by Ken Starr, President of Sunstar Capital in Albuquerque, NM: “The harsh New Mexico environment makes it almost impossible for any GPS unit to survive - that is, except for IMETRIK, which won hands-down in our ruggedness comparison.”

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Accepted File Formats: jpg, gif, png, and swf. Please provide the target URL for jpg, png and gif. Videos (Rectangle 300 x 250 only): File formats - .swf, .mp4, .flv, .mov - file size must not exceed 2MB. When sending a .swf file, please make sure the target url is embedded when creating the ad. Dimensions are in pixels


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INTERSTITIAL PAGE TAKEOVER Want to grab every visitor’s Prestitial Sample attention immediately? Our interstitial website takeovers give advertisers the chance to make a great first impression on usedcarnews.com. These takeovers are great for conveying a quick, engaging message to reinforce an advertiser’s brands and promote new products and events. A homepage takeover is an ad or short video that appears before the homepage. No other ads are displayed while the homepage takeover is shown.

Weekly $900

TAKEOVER SPECS Dimensions 640px x 480px File Types: .swf, .mp4, .flv, .mov, .gif, .jpg While the internet providers employed by Used Car News are normally dependable, it is possible, due to circumstances beyond our control, that advertisers may experience temporary failure of these services.


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EMAIL MARKETING UCN E-BLASTS

UCN NEWS NOW

Advertising e-mails are a very powerful and cost effective solution to reach your audience.

An excellent way deliver your message to dealers and remarketing professionals UCN News Now is deployed every weekday, (excluding holidays).

E-Blasts are scheduled for delivery in the afternoon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and in the morning on Saturdays. You can choose to have your ad link to a video or website. You can also build multiple links into your message so that readers can get information specific to several different products. Materials are due by 5 p.m. Eastern time 3 business days prior to deployment.

$1500 per deployment

E-BLAST SPECS The ad should be 72dpi at the correct size in an RGB color space. Materials should be submitted as a jpg, pdf, png, or gif. Please refrain from using type sizes smaller than 9.5pt for rasterized files to ensure readability on screen. An alternative option for added deliverability is to submit E-Blasts as completely built .html files. HTML files should be built at a fixed width of 600px. all CSS must be in-line. Images must be hosted remotely, UCN will not host images for pre-built E-Blasts. Please submit HTML ads in a zip folder when possible. The ad width should not exceed 600 pixels to comply with email advertising best practices. Length is defined by the advertiser, but should not exceed 1200 pixels. In order to reach all audiences, we suggest that your branding message is visible in your first frame. To provide the best result for advertisers, Used Car News production staff converts all files as needed for optimum on-screen viewing.

Compiled by the UCN editorial staff, News Now includes stories about new products, recalls, economic updates, crime and legal issues. It’s a great way to stay in front of your customers between print publications!

News Now Ad Specs & Rates Dimensions (in pixels) Per Month Net 220 x 90 $950 per month 700 x 90 $1,350 per month Ads for News Now can be static .jpg, .png, or .gif or animated .gif. We are unable to accept rich media or video.


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