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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...
BDC Strategyvideo

Unlock Additional Finance and Service Revenue with a Comprehensive BDC Strategy

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome back Sarah Vantine, BDC Director for Scott Clark Auto Group out of Charlotte, NC. Since we last...
Patrick Manzivideo

A Year in Review and 2020 Industry Predictions from NADA’s Chief Economist Patrick Manzi

2019 for the auto retail industry has come to a close and many of us have been eagerly waiting to see the final numbers....
phone

Why the Phone is Your Greatest Weapon in Business

We all know that the Internet connects everyone on this planet instantaneously. Social media like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn are being used...
spam

Dealership Emails Going to SPAM? Here’s What To Do

0 % APR AND *FREE* FLOOR MATS ON ALL USED VEHICLES! CALL TODAY!!!! What was your first reaction to the line above? Did you cringe?...
service

The Power of 4DX in the Service Department!

Working with Service Departments has allowed me to be exposed to many different strategies, techniques, processes as well as the latest technologies, software and...

Inspiring Your Customers Through Messaging

On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain talks about how messaging your customers and responding quickly can inspire them to engage...

Addressable Advertising on Cable TV

On this week's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch talks about new marketing opportunities available via cable advertising that some dealers may not...

How to Inspire Consumer Enthusiasm and Give Customers the Buying Experience...

On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek of Chernek Consulting, discusses how industry disruptors like Tesla and Carvana are re-shaping customer expectations...

The Kerrigan Report: Another Record Year, Major Acquisitions, and Predictions for...

Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with Bridget Fitzpatrick and Ryan Kerrigan, managing director of Kerrigan Advisors. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Bridget F.: Hello everyone, and welcome to the Kerrigan...