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Keep the connection

Keep the connection

May 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Dealers embrace new tools to boost service retention and adapt to mobile first customers The customer-facing experience in automotive is changing — fast. Each new iteration of the iPhone, android operating system and the constant introduction of countless mobile devices and apps into the digital marketplace are fundamentally changing the […]

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Power players

Power players

May 6, 2017 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Although few in number, high profile women in the automotive industry are making a big impact Women are shattering the glass ceiling in the automotive industry. Here are a few pioneers breaking barriers in the car business and encouraging other women to do the same. Susan Gubasta, President and CEO, Mississauga […]

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Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe?

March 29, 2017 at 4:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Some argue third party lead brokers could disrupt dealers by developing direct relations with their customers. Others say they are a valuable and necessary part of the auto retail ecosystem. Canadian auto dealer explores the topic. Third-party consumer sites are often called “disruptors,” and there’s no doubt they have definitely […]

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Wasn’t that a party!

Wasn’t that a party!

March 29, 2017 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Dealers and industry leaders were all smiles at the sold-out 75th birthday bash for CADA in New Orleans. The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) promised dealers that their 75th anniversary party in New Orleans, Louisiana would be one to remember, and based on the rave reviews from some of the […]

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It’s wilder and wilder: Frum on Trump

It’s wilder and wilder: Frum on Trump

March 29, 2017 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

Just when you thought the circus surrounding the Donald Trump presidency couldn’t get any stranger, you discover you are wrong, David Frum, dinner keynote speaker told the attendees at the 5th annual CADA Summit. Frum, a Senior Editor at the Atlantic, and one of North America’s top political analysts, joked […]

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Heating up the EV debate

Heating up the EV debate

March 29, 2017 at 3:57 pm Comments are Disabled

There may not have been any raised voices, but there were sharply worded disagreements on the best way to encourage consumers to buy more electric and alternate powertrain vehicles at the EV Tipping Point panel at the 5th annual CADA Summit. Moderated ably by Huw Williams, CADA’s Director of Public […]

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Robots, open source and the future

Robots, open source and the future

March 29, 2017 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Futurist and technology expert Jesse Hirsh took to the stage at the CADA Summit and launched into a high-energy, non-stop roller coaster ride of change and disruption. Hirsh, a keynote speaker, author and regular on CBC television and other media, took dealers through everything from robots, artificial intelligence, bitcoins, and […]

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Exclusive: Coverage from sold out CADA Summit

Exclusive: Coverage from sold out CADA Summit

March 29, 2017 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Change was the order of the day at the 5th annual CADA Summit at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto. Dealers, OEMs and industry leaders sat shoulder to shoulder and heard about how the forces of change are impacting them. “I am thrilled to welcome you today to the 5th […]

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