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Text Connect Platform Now Available

Text Connect Platform Now Available

Roseville, CA - April 07, 2020: Kukui Corporation, the leading provider of integrated marketing automation and business analytics solutions for the automotive industry today, announced the immediate availability of the Kukui Text Connect Platform. In consideration of the current COVID-19 situation, repair shops that sign up now will have full access to the platform for free until June 30, 2020. Click Here to sign up or find out more. A text message lets you engage your audience instantly and elicit an immediate response. And, as the preferred method of communication for consumers, text messaging is a perfect channel for businesses t ... read more

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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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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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Kukui partners with Tekmetric for Integrated Shop Management and Metrics

Kukui partners with Tekmetric for Integrated Shop Management and Metrics

   Kukui has completed integration with the Tekmetric shop management system which provides users of both products unequaled access to shop performance metrics. With the establishment of this integration partnership, Kukui has also welcomed Tekmetric as the newest member of the Kukui Certified Partner program.  Both products will be showcased at the Shop Hackers conference in Nashville, TN this weekend.   Through integration with Tekmetric, shop owners using the Kukui dashboard have immediate access to performance data that helps them better understand their shop’s performance and pinpoint areas of improvement that will enable increased profits. The Kukui platform integrated with Tekmetric also allows shop owners to analyze customer behavior and take control of their online reputation. Shops will have full transparency into the performance of every marketing campaign, including Google Ads, Facebook/Instagram, Yelp, SEO ... read more

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IFORABE Recognized as Kukui Certified Coach

IFORABE Recognized as Kukui Certified Coach

Kukui is pleased to welcome Cecil Bullard and the Institute for Automotive Business Excellence to the Kukui Certified Coaches program. IFORABE was easily identified as a candidate for Kukui Certified with unsolicited recommendations from a multitude of their clients, and other coaches in the industry.  The Institute as a whole and its team members individually all practice the key tenets of the Kukui Certified program as part of their regular business practice, leveraging their decades of experience in the industry to help their clients improve their business and personal lives equally. Going the extra mile, they teach their clients to similarly focus on achieving success by providing the best customer service, the strongest support for their teams, and being a force in their communities.              The Institute for Automotive Business Excellence is a nationally respected company that guides business o ... 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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The Act Group Receives Kukui Certified Coaches Recognition

The Act Group Receives Kukui Certified Coaches Recognition

Kukui Corporation, maker of the All-in-One Success Platform®, has named the ACT Group as a member of Kukui Certified Coaches. Through a review of the ACT Group’s background, the success of ACT Group’s customers, and analysis of actual data for those shops, Kukui Corporation has identified the ACT Group as a top-tier coaching organization and recommends them as a key partner for Kukui customers.  More About Kukui Certified The mission of the Kukui Certified program is to single out organizations and individuals that are best suited for Kukui customers to achieve the maximum success and return on investment with their vendors.  Recipients are chosen based on actual results of success with Kukui customers and through a recommendation of those customers. Final certification is based on several ye ... read more

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