17 May

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TrueCar Aims to Give Customers Transparency – But What Does it Mean for Dealers?

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TruCar Customer Transparency

There’s no denying that consumers want to be more involved and well-informed before making big purchases.  Comparison shopping and online research has become the norm for people before they buy anything from stereos and home appliances to motorcycles and cars.  For  those shopping around for a new car, that has traditionally meant checking out safety Read More…

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04 May

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VIDEO: Increase Online Conversion, Anonymous Visitor Tracking, Personal Branding for Dealers

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AutomoBuzz w/ Ryan Gerardi - May 1, 2017

Here’s a brief rundown of what I talk about in this Casual Automotive B2B video from May 1st. I’m still working on the exact formula for these videos but overall I feel like I’m making progress with my approach, and I’m also excited to see the list of people that are opting in and subscribing grow. If Read More…

12 Apr

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Google Searches Reveal Auto Trends, Podium signs on with CDK, GM to Manufacture Autonomous Cars

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Google Searches Reveal Auto Trends

Google Searches Reveal Auto Trends (Media Post) With so many car brands available on the market today, most Americans turn to Google to view pictures, read reviews, and find details on the vehicle they’re interested in purchasing. Yonkers Honda wanted to show how these Google searches have evolved over time so they put together a Read More…

22 Mar

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Dealers Losing Out with Gen Y in Service, Online Shopping Trends from Google, What a Fiat VW Merger Looks Like

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Vehicle Service for Gen Y Owners

Dealers lose $380K over missed service opportunities with Gen Y (Auto Remarketing) Dealerships are losing an average $380,000 annually in service revenue as a result of missed opportunities to digitally engage with and retain millennial car buyers, according to a study released by AutoLoop on Tuesday. As the purchasing power of this key demographic expands, Read More…

16 Mar

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Electric Cars Not in Jeopardy from Regulations, 2017 Women’s Car Dealer Report, Instagram Advertising Guide

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Not the End of Electric Cars

Trump backpedals on fuel economy: Why that’s not the end of electric cars (CS Monitor) The Trump administration promises to review Obama-era fuel-economy standards that helped spur the electric car market. But federal policies aren’t all that matters. There are other indications, besides technology advancements, that the electric-car market can avoid being squelched by weaker Read More…

16 Mar

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Video Recap of Rockstar Auto Conference in Dallas, March 2017

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Rockstar Auto Conference March 2017

When it comes to trade shows in the auto retail business, there’s a fair amount from which dealers and vendors can choose each year. Enough in fact that some would argue its a crowded or flooded market with more supply than there is demand. Why then would anyone in their right mind think it’s a Read More…

08 Mar

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Cars.com Influencer Summit, VDP Analytics for Dealers, and more…

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GM Sells Opel to PSA

Simplifying Attribution to Propel Efficiencies and Profits (DealerRefresh) Cars.com 2017 Influencer Summit On February 9th, 2017, thirteen industry players from outside the Cars.com family descended upon the Sheraton Grand in Downtown Chicago for a one-day roundtable discussion to explore these ideas and how the industry can lock arms to bring solutions to dealers. During this Read More…