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J.D. Ney to lead J.D. Power’s Canadian auto division

J.D. Ney to lead J.D. Power’s Canadian auto division

October 4, 2017 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

J.D. Ney has been appointed the Country Manager for J.D. Power’s Canadian automotive division, according to a company news release. Ney joined the team in 2011 and was previously the senior manager for J.D. Power’s Canadian Automotive Practice. In this new role, he will lead the design and delivery of […]

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TradeRev and AFC offer incentive to sell online

TradeRev and AFC offer incentive to sell online

September 29, 2017 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Dealer-to-dealer digital mobile auction app TradeRev and Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC) have teamed up to encourage dealers to “go digital” by offering them a special promotion when they sell and source inventory online. Dealers that conduct their business on TradeRev’s live, one-hour digital auctions will not have to pay AFC […]

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Fastlane helps dealers sell cars in storm-affected states

Fastlane helps dealers sell cars in storm-affected states

September 29, 2017 at 12:43 pm 0 comments

Auto e-commerce and technology developer Fastlane wants to help dealers to get up and running via its online car-buying platform following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Fastlane believes it can help dealers in storm-affected areas like South Florida, Georgia and South Carolina by providing them with an […]

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Disruption and digital focus for Western Canadian Dealer Summit

Disruption and digital focus for Western Canadian Dealer Summit

September 27, 2017 at 11:49 am 0 comments

There were a couple of common themes that car dealers repeatedly heard at the annual Western Canadian Dealer Summit held Sept. 23-25 in Banff, Alta. — brace for disruption and embrace digital technology. Speaker after speaker on the jam-packed agenda offered cautionary tales to dealers about the impact of change […]

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Waymo CEO to speak at NADA

Waymo CEO to speak at NADA

September 27, 2017 at 11:47 am 0 comments

NADA has announced that Waymo CEO John Krafcik — whose company was previously known as the Google self-driving car project — will be one of the keynote speakers at its Las Vegas show in March. NADA offers exceptional educational training and networking opportunities for automotive dealers and their managers. “Attendees […]

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Ontario auto retail jobs hit record high

Ontario auto retail jobs hit record high

September 27, 2017 at 11:45 am 0 comments

Ontario set a record for the highest employment of people in the auto retail sector in 2016, thanks in large part to franchised new car dealers. Over 54,300 people were employed at new and used car dealerships, based on research from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. It is the highest number ever […]

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Cox Automotive service offers user data goldmine

Cox Automotive service offers user data goldmine

September 27, 2017 at 11:43 am 0 comments

Cox Automotive is launching a new audience extension program to help OEM’s and regional associations increase the performance of their social media advertising. The service uses real-time website behavioural data from Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, two well-known U.S. third-party auto shopping sites, to increase marketing effectiveness via highly targeted […]

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Cadillac dealership signals improved economy

Cadillac dealership signals improved economy

September 27, 2017 at 11:40 am 0 comments

Cadillac Canada has announced that it will break ground on its new Canadian dealership in Calgary, Atla. on Friday. The event is meant to celebrate the carmaker’s first standalone dealer facility in Western Canada, according to the carmaker. It’s also a type of acknowledgement that the economic situation has improved […]

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