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Bud Scannavino

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Bud learned the trade of automotive mechanics after high school, earned the A.S.E. credentials CMAT with L-1, and owned a repair shop. Bud eventually changed careers, earning an MBA from Yale. For a day job, Bud’s career is in financial services. As a freelance writer and advertising consultant, he writes automotive articles, blogs and advertisements. His clients enjoy his explanations of complex technical, management and marketing issues in easy to understand language, along with a touch of wit and humor.
dealership employees

Keeping Your Dealership Employees Safe

The worst time to find out one of your dealership employees has a complaint about discrimination or harassment is when you receive a letter...
Geneva Motor Show

Geneva Motor Show – Industry Takeaways

If you want to have a car show for manufacturers to show off their latest vehicles and cutting-edge technologies, it would be best to...
electric vehicles

Why Are People NOT Buying Electric Vehicles From You?

Shoppers are calling and looking at your electric vehicles. They test drive them, but then seem to lose interest. Your ‘features and benefits’ presentations...
dealership

5 Things That Keep Buyers Out of Your Dealership

Many career salespeople stay in the car business because they like helping people. It’s a great feeling, to help people make a major purchase...
CSI score

5 Easy (And Cheap) Ways to Increase Your Service Department’s CSI Score

The old cliché tells us that ‘Talk is Cheap.’ But every sale in your dealership begins with talk. Likewise, dissatisfied service customers can give...
service drive

How to Entice More Service Drive Customers with Targeted Messages

You can make money with coupons with the right customer messaging and targeted marketing. It is easier to learn than it sounds. if you...
holiday gifts

Holiday Recognition Gifts for Your Staff

Everybody would like a Rolex watch. But that’s impractical, and even if you gave a Rolex to each staff member, they would want to...
holiday party

Tips to Host a Safe (but Fun) Holiday Party at your Dealership

Alcohol, food, games, gifts, decorations – too many decisions. This was supposed to be fun and easy! Here are some quick tips to make...
toxic personalities

Toxic personalities that negatively affect your dealership

If managers were paid a bonus to lower the turnover rate among their staff, they would pay more attention to getting rid of conflict...
dealership team

Strengthening Your Dealership Team

The word ‘team’ brings out a reaction from people. Most people would be thrilled to play on their favorite NFL or baseball team, become...
mistakes

Common Mistakes in Digital Retailing and How to Avoid Them

Digital car deals are not just here, they are inevitable. Trends across all retail sectors show increased reliance on the internet to find, weigh,...
digital marketing

Four Free Digital Marketing Training Resources for You and Your Staff

As the famous saying goes “you have to spend money to make money.” This likely applies to all of your business dealings: from hiring...
authentic brand

How to Build an Authentic Brand

What makes companies like Coca-Cola, Harley Davidson, Southwest Airlines and Disney successful? Is it because they sell the best product for the lowest price?...
internet leads

Effectively Manage Your Internet Leads with These Proven Strategies

Converting internet leads into car sales is an evolving and extremely challenging process. What worked five, three, or even a year ago isn’t necessarily...
personality

The 5 Personality Traits That Winning Auto Retailers Have

A winning personality. It might sound cliche, but studies have shown that personality is what separates the salespeople at the top from those on...

How to Evaluate The Value of Your Third-Party Classified Partner

Do auto dealers need third-party classified marketplaces? Brian Pasch discusses how you can evaluate the value of your third-party classified partner on today's episode...

What Does Digital Retailing Have To Do With F&I?

On this week's episode of F&I Today Becky Chernek talks about digital retailing and what it has to do with F&I. Why should you...

The Power of Consistency

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Almog Veig of David Lewis & Associates talks about the value and the power of consistency....

Having the Willingness to Win

The retail auto industry can often times feel like a race. Sometimes we're racing against coworkers or the competition, while other times we're racing...