DETROIT, Oct. 8, 2014 -- Ally Financial has been honored with a 2014 Auto Finance Excellence Award, which recognizes achievement and contribution to the automotive finance industry. The award was presented yesterday at the annual Auto Finance Summit by Auto Finance News.
Ally was cited for its emergence as an industry leader in helping dealers understand the growing importance of social media. Ally's social media channels provide timely information and allow dealers to leverage meaningful content to support sales and demystify the product set for their customers. This unique content and expert insight is posted throughout the week on the Ally Auto Facebook, Twitter, Google+ pages and the Ally Auto Roadmap blog.
"We applaud Ally Financial's continued commitment to excellence in the auto finance industry," said J.J. Hornblass, president and CEO of Royal Media Group, publisher of Auto Finance News. "The Auto Finance Excellence Awards are a mark of distinction for companies and individuals that stand out among their peers and we congratulate Ally on this recognition."
"Social media represents a new way of communicating with car buyers and a new way of doing business," said Andrea Brimmer, chief marketing officer, Dealer Financial Services at Ally. "Ally is committed to providing dealers innovative tools to succeed in an ever-evolving industry, and we are honored to receive this award."
Ally has been a leading provider of auto financing for more than 90 years and currently has more than 16,000 dealer relationships and services approximately 4 million retail auto accounts.
About Ally Financial Inc.
Ally Financial Inc. is a leading automotive financial services company powered by a top direct banking franchise. Ally's automotive services business offers a full suite of financing products and services, including new and used vehicle inventory and consumer financing, leasing, inventory insurance, commercial loans and vehicle remarketing services. Ally Bank, the company's direct banking subsidiary and member FDIC, offers an array of deposit products, including certificates of deposit, savings accounts, money market accounts, IRA deposit products and interest checking. Ally's Corporate Finance unit provides financing to middle-market companies across a broad range of industries.
With approximately $149.9 billion in assets as of June 30, 2014, Ally operates as a financial holding company. For more information, visit the Ally media site at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @Ally.