Why Dealers Should Send Their Employees to These 5 Upcoming Automotive Conferences

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Auto dealerships are always looking for new strategies that will help them keep up with (or pass) their competition. Many individuals think of conferences as boring gatherings of people in a particular industry, but they are actually quite the opposite.…

Four Upcoming Automotive Retail Conferences and How to Maximize on Your Attendance

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Imagine attending an event that allows you to network, learn, and market your brand all in one place. Conferences allow you to do all of this, and more. These meetings enable you to see how others in your industry are…

Don’t Miss The Digital Dealer Expo 2019

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April is just around the corner and with it comes this year’s Digital Dealer Expo. From April 9 through 12th, Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida will host this year’s expo with over one hundred educational sessions answering your…

Here’s What’s Coming Up in the Auto Industry

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March Automotive Cybersecurity Date: March 27-29 Location: Detroit, Michigan Admission: From $549 Cybersecurity is of growing importance to the automotive industry. This event will host prestigious speakers sharing insights ino the evolving vehicle cybersecurity landscape. Talks will examine how OEMs,…

Cody Lusk, President and CEO, AIADA Discusses Major Happenings in Retail Auto and What’s In-Store for 2019

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Thank you so much for joining us on another edition of CBT News. On today's show, we welcome back Mr. Cody Lusk, President and CEO of AIADA. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Jim Fitzpatrick: Welcome back to the show, Cody. Cody Lusk: Hey.…

Finding New Paths to Profitability at Your Dealership – Trevor Gile, Motorcars Honda

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The annual NADA show is just around the corner, and just like us here at CBT you're probably gearing up for the great events that lie ahead. Joining Jim today is Trevor Gile managing partner of Motorcars Honda, to discuss…

NADA Show 2019 – CBT Will See You There!

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This year’s National Automotive Dealer Association (NADA) Expo will take place in San Fransico’s newly renovated Moscone Center from January 24th through the 27th. It’s the 16th time the city will host the event since 1949. In the past, the…

TIME Magazine and Ally Financial to Honor 2019 Dealer of the Year Nominees

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Jorg Stratmann of TIME and Doug Timmerman of Ally Financial have announced the 51 nominees for the 2019 TIME Dealer of the Year award that will be given at the 102nd annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show early next…

How Top Auto Groups are Creating Awareness About Breast Cancer This October

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Savvy and community-minded dealership owners understand their connection to their respective local areas. From providing little league jerseys to sponsoring food banks during Thanksgiving, dealerships are consistently answering the call to help leave their communities better than they found them.…

Five Upcoming Automotive Industry Conferences You Should Attend

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Learning, professional development, and networking are vital parts of career growth. This goes for all professions, but this especially rings true for automotive professionals. Trends in the automotive industry are rapidly evolving, and conferences are some of the best places…

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Auto ventures capitalize on stock market strength to push through acquisitions and IPOs

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. In this episode, Greenfield takes a…
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Bernie Moreno returns to auto retail with new digital technology

While the COVID-19 pandemic has created many obstacles for auto dealers, some have found ways to create opportunities in the midst of adversity. After taking a step back from the auto industry, Bernie Moreno, president of Bernie Moreno Companies, and…
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Why automation is a crucial tool in today’s auto industry

In today’s fast-paced world, customers expect personalized communication that speaks to their specific needs and grabs their attention. This expectation increases the number of meaningful touches needed between a customer and a sales representative. With a smaller team, how can…
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Wholesale prices begin to normalize on usual inventory levels

Dealers may start to notice the wholesale prices at auction slip back into more familiar territory. According to Manheim’s Used Vehicle Value Index mid-month report for September, wholesale used vehicle prices have decreased by 0.9% in the first two weeks…

Auto ventures capitalize on stock market strength to push through 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. In this episode, Greenfield takes a…

The role diversity plays in your dealership’s customer communications

Welcome back to Diversity in Automotive brought to you by TrueCar and CarNow. As you look across your customer base, there are several moving parts of communications that everyone has to get right. Externally, dealers have to represent the franchise…

Conducting customer interviews online to discuss F&I options

It’s time to face a new reality. Offsite deliveries aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. COVID-19 has forever changed the way car dealers do business, quite possibly forever if not for the foreseeable future. In growing numbers, more dealers performing offsite…