Editor’s note

Short (silent) and sweet

January 3, 2018 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

In a world filled with distractions, where more people consume their news in social media feeds, and take in info at a glance, advertisers — and not just car dealers — will have to find more innovative ways to interrupt their customers to get their attention. Josh Bloom, Facebook Canada’s […]

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Disruption and change

November 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

As you read through this issue of Canadian auto dealer, or any other for that matter, you’ll discover a consistent theme about the forces of change and disruption that are impacting Canada’s auto dealers. Our editorial team covers a lot of industry conferences and events, and change seems to be […]

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Raising the bar

October 11, 2017 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A funny thing happened to me today when I walked into a health clinic. Ok, that’s not the start of a joke, but it’s a true story. I was suffering from inflammation in my elbow, and those around me know my aversion to visiting the doctor. Still, they urged me to […]

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Next generation talent

August 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

When you’ve been in this chair for a few years, there’s an annual ebb and flow to the rhythm of the year. You can almost set your calendar by these annual events. The Montreal and Toronto auto shows launch early in the year, along with the CADA Summit in February, […]

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Dealer image overhaul

June 2, 2017 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

In a world that is increasingly politically correct — which in itself is a really good thing since the world has been incorrect for too long — it seems there’s still one person that can be unfairly targeted, maligned, bullied and made a mockery of. Yes, it’s the car dealer. […]

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Putting the brakes on

May 2, 2017 at 8:44 pm Comments are Disabled

It’s easy to get pretty excited about the future. Well, easy for me, at least. That’s because there’s a big part of me that’s never too interested in the status quo, and is much more curious about what the future looks like, and how businesses, industries and individuals might evolve […]

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The data dillemma

March 28, 2017 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

I spend a lot of time talking with companies that provide business software to dealers. It’s part of my job to try to figure out who is who at the zoo, what exactly it is that they do, and how they can benefit dealers. There’s just no getting around the fact […]

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No time for small talk

February 21, 2017 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

One of the things I enjoy the most about my job, is talking to smart people who are passionate about what they do. Those conversations happen on a regular basis, doing interviews for stories, meeting people at industry events, or quite often when people come by the Canadian auto dealer […]

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