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Pop-ups shake up auto retail

Pop-ups shake up auto retail

August 4, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Dealers watch to ensure new OEMs’ pop-up retail experiences aren’t the thin end of a wedge If fewer people are visiting dealerships to look at cars, is the answer to bring the cars to the people? OEMs around the world, and now in Canada, are experimenting with a variety of […]

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High visibility

High visibility

August 4, 2017 at 10:18 am 0 comments

Porsche dealership paving the way for business area development One of North America’s busiest highway interchanges is about to become busier as Porsche launches its fourth Greater Toronto Area dealership this summer. “We have many luxury buyers in this area, and the convenience of the location is ideal for those […]

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Students shine at Georgian auto show

Students shine at Georgian auto show

August 4, 2017 at 10:13 am 0 comments

The sun brightened up the opening ceremonies for the 32nd annual Georgian College Auto Show in June as dignitaries and students gathered on the Barrie campus. The largest outdoor, student-run auto show in North America gives students attending the Automotive Business School of Canada a chance to show they have […]

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CDK Global names new chief HR officer

CDK Global names new chief HR officer

August 4, 2017 at 10:10 am 0 comments

CDK Global, a leading provider of automotive digital marketing solutions and retail IT, has announced the appointment of Amy Byrne as its new executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “Amy brings nearly 25 years of experience leading large global HR teams across talent, compensation and benefits, diversity, labor […]

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Gary Filippini joins The Marckis Group

Gary Filippini joins The Marckis Group

August 4, 2017 at 10:08 am 0 comments

The Marckis Group has announced the appointment of Gary Filippini to Senior Managing Partner.  “I’m thrilled to welcome Gary to our team and give him the opportunity to expand our executive search practice,” says Ian McEwen, President of The Marckis Group. McEwen highlighted Filippini’s accounting and business administration backgrounds and […]

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Seeing is believing

Seeing is believing

August 4, 2017 at 10:03 am 0 comments

New program allows technicians to record video vehicle inspections to enhance the customer experience, engagement and trust Looking for an innovative way to inspire trust in your service customers while imparting important information about their vehicle maintenance? Get their attention with a video of their vehicle inspection—delivered straight to their […]

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Capital Gains

Capital Gains

August 4, 2017 at 9:57 am 0 comments

One of Canada’s new kids on the auto lending block says its raison d’etre is to be captivated by dealer and OEM needs Focusing on helping dealers “get more tail lights over the curb” is how Hyundai Capital Canada plans to create steady upward growth, giving the nascent captive lender […]

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Are dealerships the new dinosaurs?

August 4, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

A new report concludes that dealerships will be gone within a decade — Canadian automotive industry experts respond According to a new report published by RethinkX, an independent think tank based in San Francisco, California, car dealerships are set to become extinct within less than a decade. “The report researchers […]

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