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Karl Brauer serves as the senior director of content and executive publisher for Cox Automotive, overseeing content strategy at Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book. In this role, Karl develops and guides the execution of editorial content to strengthen Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book as the market leaders for new- and used-car buying, selling and research. Working with many departments across Cox Automotive, Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book’s parent company, Brauer coordinates the development of industry-leading content to serve consumers in their online research to find the right car at the right price, while also developing and sharing powerful insights with the automotive industry. In addition to his role as executive publisher, Karl serves as an auto industry analyst with media and regularly contributes to Forbes.com, CNBC.com and other publications. Previously, he served as director of automotive industry insights for Kelley Blue Book.
auto trends

Emerging Auto Trends in 2019 and What They Mean for Dealers

As we finish the first quarter of 2019, this year is already shaping up to be a big one for the auto industry. While...
packages

How to Use Package Selling During COVID-19 to Increase F&I Profits

As car shoppers slowly start to come back to the dealerships, F&I managers will have to become more creative in the way they sell...
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3 Full-Proof Customer Experience Strategies to Use During Tough Economic Times – Shep Hyken,...

We’re pleased to welcome back Shep Hyken, customer experience expert, acclaimed speaker, and New York Times best-selling author. In this segment, Jim and Shep...
Uber

Uber Slashes Jobs Yet Again: What it Means

Just like most businesses, Uber has taken a huge hit in the midst of the novel coronavirus. The rideshare giant has announced it will...
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Former NFL Player, ESPN Commentator, Author & Cancer Survivor Merril Hoge Talks About Overcoming...

On today's show, we’re pleased to welcome Merril Hoge, former NFL running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears. Merril also serves as...
automation

Will Automation Affect the Auto Retail Workforce?

Automation is at work in the automotive industry. Processes in manufacturing are now driven in large part by AI-powered machines that can operate round...

Are Your BDC Employees Using the Right Language During this Crisis?

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host and President of Kain Automotive, David Kain talks about adapting the language your BDC uses during...

April Kerrigan Report: Have Dealership Values Taken a Hit During the...

Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with Bridget Fitzpatrick and Ryan Kerrigan, Managing Director of Kerrigan Advisors. Did you enjoy this segment? Please share...

Contacting the Customer After the Sale

 On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek talks about the importance of following up with the customer after the sale should the...

How to Manage Stress in Your Career as a Car Salesperson

On this week's episode of Straight Talk, our host, David Lewis discusses some effective strategies you can use to manage stress when working in...
Coronavirus Coverage Central

CBT Automotive Network is providing up-to-date coverage on the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on auto dealers, automakers, and dealership personnel