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2013 Trevor Mather appointed CEO
2012 Zillah Byng-Maddick appointed Interim Chief Executive
2007 John King appointed CEO
2007 Apax Partners acquires share of TMG
2003 GMG acquires BC Partners’ interest in TMG
2000 GMG & BC Partners merge to form Trader Media Group
1998 BC Partners acquires Hurst Publishing
1983 Joint venture: Guardian Media Group (GMG) & Hurst Publishing
1976 John Madejski introduces classified auto titles to the UK from USA
2013 Last issues of the magazines are published; transition to a digital business complete
2013 3.5m people use Auto Trader on a mobile device
2013 Auto Trader UK Facebook page hits 100k likes
2012 Unique visitors per month at autotrader.co.uk reached 11.5m
2012 Over 2 million people use Auto Trader on their mobile
2011 New Car launch on Auto Trader
2011 Auto Trader iPad app launched
2010 Owner Reviews launch
2010 Autotrader.co.uk mobile launch
2010 Unique visitors per month at autotrader.co.uk reaches 10m
2010 RAZSOR launch
2009 Acquisition of Autotrade-mail (stock locator data)
2009 Launch of Auto Trader mobile advertising
2009 Launch of Auto trader iPhone App
2008 Auto Trader joins Twitter and Facebook
2008 Auto Trader reveals new logo
2006 Acquisition of 2nd Byte (dealer marketing)
1996 Launch of autotrader.co.uk
1996 Launch of Auto Trader in South Africa
1988 All titles re-branded Auto Trader
1977-1995 Launch of Auto Trader titles covering UK and Ireland
1977 Launch of Thames Valley Trader
2009 Car scrappage scheme introduced
2007 Launch of iPhone
2007 Credit crunch - Northern Rock crisis
2004 Google IPO
2000 Dot com bubble peaks











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