The Venetian Las Vegas Nevada
Professional Community for Car Dealers, Automotive Marketers and Sales Managers
Mike Charapp, Author, Auto Dealer Law
With NADA quickly approaching and franchise meetings on the horizon with OEMs, the time is now for dealerships to familiarize themselves with how to respond to factory…Continue
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The winners of the ADM Scholarship Program have been chosen and announced on behalf of First Class Educators. These two candidates will receive complimentary registration and hotel stay at the Digital Marketing Strategies Conference, February 5-7, 2013 just prior to the NADA Convention.
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Don’t you think there is too much waiting going on? I don’t mean the kind of waiting we do for a burger at the local drive thru or waiting for the mail to arrive.
Heck, we all know that in this…Continue
Added by Leonard Buchholz on April 11, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
It’s been 60 days.
You had every intention of making changes and doing something different. You had all of the information gathered and catalogued. You even made a list of all of the Managers and their responsibilities and revised their Goals based on the information and training you were about to provide them.
You were ready for Success! You had new expectations! You were ready to accomplish new Goals.
You were ready to reap the benefits of attending the NADA…Continue
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R this and R that. Which one is the right R for our Dealership? If we concentrate on ROI, what do we lose in ROR? Is it possible to have too much focus on ROR?
Wait. I didn’t explain what I am talking about very well. Ok. ROI is referring to Return On Investment. This “Investment” can be anything. Time, Money, Parts, Labor…anything. And when we…Continue
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Exhibiting at the NADA 2012 Convention and Expo in Las Vegas was very interesting. One of the hottest topics was the “third party data access” controversy that has been unfolding over the last few months. From a DMS provider’s point of view, there are certainly ways that we can help dealers maintain control of their data, such as offering a free data protection service. But as I see the state of things right now, I’d be willing…Continue
There were a five noteworthy products that I discovered at NADA which have been awarded to PCG Spotlight Award for the 2012 Convention . I will be writing about all five products, and this article is the first in the five-part series.
The first PCG Spotlight Award Winner on my list was the new “Flex” website enhancements to Cobalt websites. The ADP booth was buzzing with activity and the Cobalt team was busy showing just how flexible their new…Continue
McLEAN, Va. (Jan. 17, 2012) – The National Automobile Dealers Association announced today the schedule for 21 press conferences at its upcoming Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, which runs Feb. 3 to 6.
Added by Ralph Paglia on January 22, 2012 at 12:19pm — No Comments
Last time (@ DD9 I think) our suites were next to Ralph's so besides dealers we also had famous people (namely Paglia). Ralph, I hope you can visit this…
Added by Yago De Artaza Paramo on January 19, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
(This was a response to a TrueCar Discussion post that I felt worth showing here)
@Jason M...that statement really exemplifies the tremendous misinformation on this entire subject, and a lack of understanding of regulatory issues. Case in point...
When I was heading up a confidential entrepreneurial project for Ford Motor Company over 10 years ago, there was no state license or regulation that was directly applicable to that business model in all the states we were…
I would like to extend a personal invitation to men and women to come and support the Women's Automotive Association International annual "Spirit of Leadership" awards 2/4 and an exclusive invitation for Women to attend the You Pave the Way Women's Leadership event 2/5 at the Venetian…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Cliff Banks on October 18, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
After spending the last few days at the NADA Convention in San Francisco it was evident that while consumer spending remains cautious, vendors and exhibitors are positively optimistic about doing business in 2011. And, as always, 'San Fran' didn't disappoint: cool cars, sensational weather and...the opportunity to pick-up on the Superbowl vibe, which as the whole world knows by now was won by the Green Bay Packers who thumped the Pittsburg Steelers 31 to 25. Another highlight…
Added by charles bayer on February 9, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
What an event!!!
I just got back last night from spending a long week in the San Francisco Bay Area. I always like to recap these events when I get a chance. Here we go:
I started my trip to San Francisco on February 1, 2011 where I was fortunate to bypass the bad…Continue
Including NADA 2011 in San Francisco, I have now attended 15 NADA…Continue