Zach Klempf

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Zach’s background includes working in both automotive and high-tech industries in Silicon Valley. As a millennial CEO, he has his finger on the pulse of that generation’s shopping preferences. His expertise is in digital marketing, CRM and general dealership technology. Visit his website at SellyAutomotive.com.
Dealership’s Web Presence

3 Tips to Strengthen Your Dealership’s Web Presence

Having your dealership's web presence online appeals to tech-savvy consumers and is critical to keeping them engaged and eager to visit your dealership. BY ZACH KLEMPF Dealerships without any meaningful online presence are the equivalent of restaurants without a featured cuisine…
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How AutoNation’s DRV PNK initiative continues to drive out cancer

The month of October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the majority of us know someone impacted by cancer, whether directly or indirectly. Lives have been derailed and AutoNation is doing something about it. Their mission? To…
margins

The Market Remains Uncertain but Your Margins Don’t Have to Be

Henry Ford famously said, “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” This is exactly what dealerships have been doing since post-World War II when they first encountered margin compression. It was around this time that the U.S. auto market experienced an…
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How the customer experience is different in a COVID-19 world

Let’s face it, the way we do business has changed dramatically. No longer are you meeting face-to-face with consumers and trying to convince them to purchase, or even test drive a vehicle. Contactless service has become the norm. But now…
General Motors

Major announcement Tuesday by General Motors focuses on EV development

On Tuesday, Oct 20, General Motors held a virtual media event to announce a multi-billion-dollar investment into six of their manufacturing facilities. At the heart of the announcement is a transition for the Spring Hill, TN assembly plant to begin…
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Tips for effective vehicle merchandising and marketing – Part 2

Customers Don't Always Come Through the Front Door As discussed in part one, the virtual showroom may seem similar to the brick-and-mortar store, but there's no single entry that you can control. Links that drive the person to the site…

Tekion makes a big splash in the DMS space and public...

Welcome to another edition of The Friday 5 with Steve Greenfield, Founder and CEO of Automotive Ventures, an auto technology advisory firm that helps entrepreneurs raise money and maximize the value of their companies. Public Group Reporting We’ve entered Q3…

How car dealership leaders can create more growth opportunities for people...

Welcome back to Diversity in Automotive, brought to you by TrueCar and CarNow. In today's segment, host Cory Mosley is joined by Damon Lester, president of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers. Diversity and inclusion have been age-old issues for…

Automotive startups make big headlines with strong funding rounds and acquisitions

Welcome to another edition of The Friday 5 with Steve Greenfield, Founder and CEO of Automotive Ventures, an auto technology advisory firm that helps entrepreneurs raise money and maximize the value of their companies. NADA Impact on Vendors Big and…

Do people of color have more leadership opportunities in automotive retail...

Welcome back to Diversity in Automotive: Tier 1 spotlight edition, brought to you by TrueCar and CarNow. In today's segment, host Cory Mosley is joined by an esteemed panel of automotive retail professionals including Gary Graves, CTO and founder of InteractiveTel,…