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Her company runs a website and blog, and offers training, education and marketing support on how dealerships and other automotive retailers can more effectively target women consumers. She speaks at conferences held by sponsors ranging from the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association and Mercedes-Benz to the Car Care Council Women’s Board. Visit her website at www.askpatty.com.
diversity

Women’s Voices are Going to Get Louder in 2019 – Are You Listening?

I predict women's voices are only going to get louder and more influential in 2019. Will you be listening and respond in ways that...
boomer women

Wake-Up Call: These Women Want Cars – and Have Money!

Selling to older women. Is there a different dynamic? What are they buying? How do they shop? According to ImmersionActive.com the peak age of vehicle...
#TimesUp

Time For “The Talk”: Having the #TimesUp Conversation in the Auto Industry

Last year, “Automotive News” published a rather startling study entitled, “Project XX - Sexism Alive and Well in Auto Industry." Nearly 900 women took the...
women employees

Attract, Hire and Retain Women Employees

“The Women in the Workplace 2017,” a study conducted by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey states, ”Women and men see the state of women—and the...
woman car buyers

Increasing Expertise with Women Car Buyers

Women are important. Why? Look at the facts. Women are the most dynamic and fastest growing economic force, controlling over $7 trillion in spending...

Why Aren’t There More Women General Managers?

By: Jody DeVere After a decade of progress of women gradually emerging as an important and recognized segment of contemporary automotive business, it is frustrating...
customer loyalty

A Customer-Centric Approach to Customer Loyalty

The Future of the American Auto Dealership: Change Your Culture BY JODY DEVERE  We know the internet has changed us all. In fact, many professionals in...
millennial women

Growth In Luxury Car Sales Comes From Millennial Women, Not Wealthy Execs

Dealers should be shifting their marketing strategy to appeal to the segment likely to dominate their business for some time. BY JODY DEVERE Luxury car...
gen z

How Gen Z Changes the F&I Approach and Tips on How to Adapt

Much has been made of working with Millennials in the F&I office. Hundreds of articles and blogs analyze the most effective ways to engage...
break the ice

5 Icebreakers That Will Start a Sale Off Right

Most people are uncomfortable initiating a big purchase, especially a car. No matter how much research they've done before coming to your lot, most...
board of advisors

What Can a Board of Advisors do For Your Dealership?

When you think of a board of directors, you probably think of a big corporation with shareholders and responsibilities for reporting to the SEC....
transition

Five Tips for Handling Internal Staff Transitions Within Your Dealership

In an ideal world, today's entry-level employees would always become tomorrow's senior leaders at your dealership. Ultimately, many factors impact whether an employee makes...
cash

Converting the Cash Buyer in F&I – It Could Be Easier Than You Think

There has never been an F&I manager in the history of the car business that has ever been excited to work a ‘cash deal’....

Overcoming Your Self-Objection

What's the biggest objection that you're going to get today? Price? Payments? Interest rate? Jonathan Dawson says that your biggest objection might actually be...

Do You Have Skin in the Game?

If you have some type of investment in something, you're more likely to take it seriously. On this week's episode of On the Mark,...

Leveraging Video For All Occasions

Most of us walk around every day with a phone in our pocket, taking videos of just about everything that peaks our interest. On...

Doing More With Your Website Visitors

On this week's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch talks about using data sources to understand who is visiting your website and how...