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Lorie Sharp Appointed CEO of Kukui

Lorie Sharp Appointed CEO of Kukui

Kukui Corporation, the leading provider of integrated marketing automation and business analytics solutions for the automotive industry today announced that Lorie Sharp has been named the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO),  Sharp succeeds Todd Westerlund who, after leading the company’s transformation over the past several years, will continue to lead Kukui’s sales and marketing machine as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). The selection of Sharp underscores Kukui’s Board of Directors’ commitment to invest in and support the needs of Kukui’s customers as rapid advancements in technology change the landscape of the automotive aftermarket industry. Sharp brings over twenty years of experience leading and transforming innovative global automotive companies through ever-changing competitive landscapes. Most recently, Sharp served as the Managing Director of asTech, a global provider of ve ... read more

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Appointment Reminders by Text

Appointment Reminders by Text

Appointment Reminders by Text Appointment Reminders by text just got a major upgrade that will make this process easier than ever.  You are no longer required to have your customers 'opt-in' for their reminder.  Now you can send your Appointment Reminders to any customer with a cell phone. The update will go live on March 17, so be sure to reach out to your KUKUI Marketer if you have any questions. We have historically been sending 'opt-in' messages to all customers with a cell phone number that has an appointment set in the future.  This has always been in an effort to remain compliant with all regulations regarding business to consumer text communication.  In order for a customer to continue receiving their appointment reminders by text, they had to reply to the 'opt-in' request with a yes in order to receive an appointment reminder.  Legally, we do not need to do this, as ... read more

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Kukui Starts the Year with 2020 Vision for the Future

Kukui Starts the Year with 2020 Vision for the Future

​Kukui Corporation, the leading provider of integrated marketing automation and business analytics solutions for the automotive industry has hit the ground running in 2020 with the addition of industry heavyweights to the company line up and powerful new product features.  6 months after receiving its’ record-breaking investment from SSM partners, Kukui demonstrates that it has established a solid game plan for market expansion and growth. The company has made several strategic placements in sales, marketing, and business development to provide focus on stronger partner support and a deeper industry knowledge base,  Luke Kusher has joined as the new Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Luke comes to Kukui from MechanicNet, now Epicor, where he led their business development efforts for over 15 years.  Kukui has also expanded its’ marketing team to support new product initiatives with the addition of Rick Sage as Director of Marketing and Creative Serv ... read more

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Kukui Launches Premium Video Service for Auto Shops

Kukui Launches Premium Video Service for Auto Shops

Kukui has just launched a new video-based marketing application for the independent automotive industry that allows business owners to dominate their local market. As competition for consumer screen time continues to heat up, the Kukui Shop Video program provides repair shops with a fantastic opportunity to make their brand stand out from the crowd. Kukui Shop Videos are available online now at Kukui.com/kukui-shop-videos When a consumer visits a website, there is a small window in which to entice them to interact. Shop owners need to tell their brand's story in a way that will inspire and delight. Videos provide a lot more information in a short time. Video marketing is an essential tool for engaging and attracting customers, marketing your business specialties, and for recruiting Top-Tier technicians. Plus, video is not only a great way to tell your story, but it also provides a substantial increase in the SEO quality of your web ... read more

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NAPA AutoCare - Founding Member of KUKUI Certified Partners

NAPA AutoCare - Founding Member of KUKUI Certified Partners

This summer Kukui is doubling our efforts to recognize the best of the best in the Automotive Aftermarket industry.  We are focusing on the organizations who really go above and beyond to support the success of shops, to raise up the image and awareness of our industry, and to give back selflessly to the communities which they serve. The overall goal of the program is to recognize the organizations that may be best suited to support the success of Kukui family shops and lead by example. At the top of the heap, NAPA AutoCare stands out as an example to us all. We will be supporting all of our Kukui Certified partners through joint marketing programs, integration projects, and charity events. And as part of our continued journey to support 10,000 businesses worldwide we have kicked off a renewed tour of partner locations and shops with the Kukui Van making stops along the way. Kukui has recognized NAPA AutoCare as an organization that goes above and beyond to suppo ... read more

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Kukui secures $27 Million Series A Funding

Kukui secures $27 Million Series A Funding

KUKUI Receives Strategic Growth Investment from SSM Partners   Kukui has secured $27 million in Series A funding. The strategic growth investment from Memphis-based SSM Partners will provide Kukui with resources to accelerate continued platform innovation, rapid market expansion, expanded customer services, and support accelerated growth in the automotive aftermarket industry. As part of the strategic growth investment, Jim Tallman, Executive Chairman of Innovative Interfaces and a former CEO with multiple companies, will be joining Kukui as Executive Chairman to support the management team as an advisor.   Since its launch in 2011, over 2,000 auto repair businesses worldwide have trusted Kukui to manage their marketing, websites and customer retention needs. And, they have relied on the Kukui platform to provide them with deep analytics about the health and success of those programs. Kukui’s focus is to enable shop owner ... read more

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An Introduction to the Kukui All-in-One Success Platform

An Introduction to the Kukui All-in-One Success Platform

  The video above is an introduction to the Kukui All-in-One Success Platform which enables auto shop owners with the tools they need to track and manage all aspects of marketing, and communications with current and potential shop customers. Notice that the video is enabled with an interactive chapter menu that will allow you to jump directly between the sections which interest you most.  Just click the menu icon at the bottom of the video player or the menu overlay on the screen. 

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Kukui Partners with MWACA to Support Independent Auto Service Industry

Kukui Partners with MWACA to Support Independent Auto Service Industry

    San Jose, CA - Oct.  11, 2018: Kukui Corporation, the maker of the All-in-One Success Platform®, has formed a partnership with the Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA) to help conquer financial barriers to success faced by auto repair shop owners. In this partnership, shops who join both MWACA and Kukui, receive financial support that enables them to participate in the auto repair industry’s most engaged education and mentoring organization and to also take advantage of the most advanced suite of products available to auto repair shops.   Kukui and MWACA are both driven by similar missions of enabling success and excellence in the independent auto service industry.  Kukui supports this mission through the creation of an integrated suite of software and services proven to enable repair organizations to succeed in a very competitive business. MWACA driv ... read more

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Kukui joins Richard Rawlings for Season 2 of Garage Rehab

Kukui joins Richard Rawlings for Season 2 of Garage Rehab

Over the past several months Kukui joined Richard Rawlings and crew for the second season of the hit Discovery Channel program Garage Rehab. Kukui supports the shop featured in each episode with a new website designed to help them revitalize their marketing efforts and achieve ultimate success. In the Garage Rehab series, Richard Rawlings and his team travel the country to find struggling shops that need help. In each episode, Rawlings takes over a shop, making all decisions for the business as he works to revamp and revitalize the enterprise using his entrepreneurial savvy, deep knowledge of the auto industry and marketing skills to transform the struggling garages into profitable businesses. “We just wrapped Garage Rehab season two and I can't wait for the premiere in September!” said Richard Rawlings. “When I invest in a garage, not only do we rehab the shop, we also rehab the shops marketing with a new high-end website built by Kukui. If I’m working ha ... read more

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ATI Joins Kukui Certified Coaches

ATI Joins Kukui Certified Coaches

Kukui is grateful to welcome Automotive Training Institute (ATI) as a member of Kukui Certified Coaches. Kukui Certified coaches and coaching organizations are evaluated across several criteria including; how they help shop owners improve their business and their well being, their longevity and sustainability in the industry, and their commitment both the industry and the community. After visiting 100's of shops across north America and reviewing before and after data to determine how ATI has driven their success, we ask them one question would they recommend ATI to another shop owner.  The answer was always yes. "ATI is the embodiment of the mission of the Kukui Certified Coaches program." -- Todd Westerlund, CEO - Kukui       "Our coaching team lives by our mission of driving both profits and dreams for our clients making them a success in their business and personal lives. And Kukui Certif ... read more

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