Tekion makes a big splash in the DMS space and public dealer groups announce Q3 earnings

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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…

Cox Automotive analyst Zo Rahim breaks down CPO sales and market forecasts

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While dealers struggle with new vehicle inventory, used vehicle sales have become an emphasis for many dealers. Despite this, certified preowned sales have struggled since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.CPO sales have been on the decline ever since stores…

Increase dealership sales by eliminating time-consuming recon tasks – Gage and Hugh Hathcock, ReconVelocity

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Today on CBT News, we’re happy to welcome back Hugh Hathcock, Owner of ReconVelocity, and Gage Hathcock, Partner at ReconVelocity. COVID-19 has brought a strong focus on used vehicles for dealers who are struggling with new-vehicle inventory. This has only…

How car dealership leaders can create more growth opportunities for people of color

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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…

5 of the biggest issues facing the F&I office today and how to cope with them – Audrey McKinley

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F&I departments are facing a unique set of challenges in today’s marketplace. While many dealers have recently made strong investments in digital retailing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the digital push has made many dealers wonder how digital retailing will…

The Weekly Automotive Market Minute for October 21, 2020

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Welcome to the Weekly Automotive Market Minute with Bridget Fitzpatrick: The retail SAAR of new car sales came out to 12.84 this week, 1.4% higher than last year’s 12.66. Inventory levels among all new vehicles were down an even 15%…

How AutoNation’s DRV PNK initiative continues to drive out cancer

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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…

How dealers can successfully generate revenue from connected services

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Capgemini just released a new Connected Car Trend Radar Report which explores how OEMs can make the most of their connected services in terms of monetization. Daniel Davenport, senior director of North American automotive for Capgemini, is here to discuss…

How the customer experience is different in a COVID-19 world

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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…

4 steps to successfully manage online reviews – Erica Danford, Dealer.com

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The customer review is powerful for a dealership and it’s reputation, so how can you better manage and make online reviews work for you? Today, we’re discussing tips for dealers to best gather and deploy customer reviews to boost engagement…

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Minimalist marketing techniques to try at your car dealership – Paul Potratz

There is a lot of talk surrounding advertising techniques and the best way to reach consumers, especially in today’s climate. Paul Potratz, owner of Potratz Partners Advertising is taking his own unique approach, yet again, with his latest venture, Helderburg.…
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CBT News Market Update: Jennifer Suzuki, eDealer Solutions & Jason Knight, LotLinx

Welcome to another edition of the CBT News Market Update. To quickly recap this week’s numbers, the retail SAAR came out to 12.84 this week, 1.4% higher than last year’s rate of 12.66. Inventory levels among all new vehicles were…
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David Kain on adapting your dealership’s BDC to new consumer trends

It’s no secret that the retail automotive market is changing rapidly in the wake of COVID-19. This is the first time that many everyday practices are moving fully online. Digital retailers such as Vroom and Carvana are simplifying the vehicle…
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ExxonMobil chairman provides updates and future of oil industry

On Wednesday, ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Darren Woods held an employee forum to discuss the oil and gas industry’s position and the outlook for the future. A statement was released that summed up his comments to ExxonMobil staff that delved…

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…