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Cliff Banks
  • 44, Male
  • Trenton, MI
  • United States
  • Automotive Leadership Roundtable
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Cliff Banks commented on Arnold Tijerina's blog post Interesting: TrueCar said to consider IPO for next year
"Blatant and crass self-promotion here, but I wrote this in The Banks Report on September 23, two months ago -- Indications TrueCar is Prepping for an IPO And in case you missed it (Automotive News certainly missed it) TrueCar sued the Sonic…"
Nov 25, 2013
Cliff Banks replied to Brian Pasch's discussion Which Automotive Vendors Will Be Acquired Before Year End?
"A couple of rambling thoughts: 1. No secret that ADP could use a viable CRM....not too many left. Do the "math." 2. Reynolds is not for sale, despite the Reuters article a couple of weeks ago. 3. There aren't many buyers left either…"
Nov 12, 2012
Cliff Banks replied to Ralph Paglia's discussion Rumors About Reynolds and Reynolds Being Sold To...
"Mark, I'm not so sure Rey is "losing" cash quickly. If this sells, it's going to go for more than $5 billion just like that article said. It's making significantly more money than it did when it was public (before…"
Oct 30, 2012
Cliff Banks replied to Ralph Paglia's discussion Rumors About Reynolds and Reynolds Being Sold To...
"We often get myopic when talking about these potential acquisitions thinking it has to be someone in the industry. If there indeed is a sale, it likely will be to a top tier private equity group with no real ties to automotive. That's…"
Oct 30, 2012
Cliff Banks replied to Ralph Paglia's discussion Rumors About Reynolds and Reynolds Being Sold To...
"It's not going to be Cox...."
Oct 30, 2012
Cliff Banks replied to Ralph Paglia's discussion Rumors About Reynolds and Reynolds Being Sold To...
"Don't buy the PR spin from the buyer -- whether it's Cox or another private equity group. This acquisition has nothing to do with vision,  opportunities, creating unique value propositions (nice one, Ralph), or filling a…"
Oct 30, 2012
Cliff Banks commented on Joseph Little's blog post What's all this talk about Klout?
"Can't trust journalists...   Nice job, Brondstetter."
Jul 8, 2012
Cliff Banks commented on Brian Pasch's blog post TrueCar and Yahoo Autos End Exclusive Marketing Agreement
"Judging from the article, Yahoo's traffic was not translating into leads. This is similar to a few years ago when AutoTrader and Cars.com would switch "dance" partners each year. One year it would be a partnership with Yahoo…"
Jul 6, 2012
Cliff Banks commented on Joseph Little's blog post What's all this talk about Klout?
"Wondering why Ralph is sending me requests in Klout on Facebook?  "
Jul 6, 2012
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Jul 4, 2012
Cliff Banks commented on Joseph Little's blog post What's all this talk about Klout?
"By the way, even though I've poked a little fun at Joe for pushing Klout (all in good fun), it does take a little bit of influence to start a discussion that gets this many comments.   Great topic, Joe..."
Jul 4, 2012
Cliff Banks commented on Joseph Little's blog post What's all this talk about Klout?
"Joe Little only has 29 more points to go before he ties Justin Bieber -- maybe we should all help him get there....   Ralph, I still think the cartoon video is more valuable than that girl talking about sm -- it's funnier and calls bs on a…"
Jul 4, 2012
Cliff Banks commented on Joseph Little's blog post What's all this talk about Klout?
"I watch it whenever I need a good laugh, Arnold. It is absolutely hilarious...."
Jul 4, 2012
Cliff Banks commented on Joseph Little's blog post What's all this talk about Klout?
"Klout is a joke. And it just feeds our narcissistic tendencies -- we probably waste more time trying to increase our Klout scores in a desperate and pitiful desire to show how important we are to the industry.   I told Ralph on the phone the…"
Jul 4, 2012
Cliff Banks commented on Brian Pasch's blog post Google Enters New Car Lead Generation Business
"Not sure about that proxy system, Brian -- it seems a bit convoluted and requires a lot of explanation to the consumer. Not sure I have that type of attention span as a consumer. Although, the privacy angle might make sense. Eliminates one more way…"
Jun 27, 2012
Cliff Banks commented on Brian Pasch's blog post Google Enters New Car Lead Generation Business
"Brian, any insight into how Google plans to get the inventory? BTW, great stuff -- keep it coming."
Jun 27, 2012

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Now You Too Can Own a Piece of AutoTrader

Posted on June 16, 2012 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Last night, AutoTrader filed registration papers with the Securities Exchange Commission to go public. The IPO is slated to start at around $300 million, and will be used to pay off debts, according to AutoTrader.…

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Fighting for the American Dream - Grand Theft Auto

Posted on October 18, 2011 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Grand Theft Auto – How Citizens Fought for the American Dream

 

May 14 and 15, 2009 – two days in which Chrysler and General Motors, with the help of the government, literally stole the life’s work from nearly 2,000 business owners.

 

Two years later, the history from the dealers’ perspective of those days are hitting the bookstores. And they are must reads for anyone associated with the automotive retail…

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Data, Data, Data...

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 6:50am 1 Comment

I still remember the phone call last year. It was Chris Fousek, the e-Commerce Director for the Village Automotive Group wanting to discuss ideas for a workshop he was going to do for the Digital Dealer Conference last October.

 

He used the term “Business Intelligence.” It was the first time I had heard that term, but the way he explained it, it got me thinking about how our industry and the way we market and advertise will change in the next couple of…

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Thoughts from Vegas and Digital Dealer

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 10:00am 3 Comments

This week I will be blogging from the Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition for both www.automotivedigitalmarketing.com and www.DealerElite.net.

 

The conference has become the place to be for anyone involved in automotive retail on…

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