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  • 2015 Ontario Dealer Day: video highlights

    2015 Ontario Dealer Day: video highlights

    It was a busy day on the showroom floor at this year’s 2015 Ontario Dealer Day, as Ontario dealers and dealership personnel toured Canada’s largest trade show event for dealers. They could check out the booths from exhibitors offering everything from banking and financing options, a broad range of software […]

  • Millennials, technology a key focus at AudaVision 2015

    Millennials, technology a key focus at AudaVision 2015

    With a suite of alternative mobility options available to today’s consumer, speakers at AudaVision 2015 agree that dealers need to brush up on their digital strategies if they want to capture consumers —particularly Gen-Y   Dealers are operating in a new world where consumers can be as educated as the […]

  • Capital GMC Buick Cadillac named best GM retailer

    Capital GMC Buick Cadillac named best GM retailer

    General Motors Canada Ltd. has once again named Capital GMC Buick Cadillac its top dealership in 2014. This is the sixth time this dealership has been awarded the #1 New and Used Retailer Dealer in Canada title, and the #1 Certified Pre-Owned Retailer in Canada for the seventh year. “Thank […]

  • Lexus earns top spot on 2015 Car Brand Report Card

    Lexus earns top spot on 2015 Car Brand Report Card

    For the third year in a row, Lexus was the king of all brands on the Consumer Reports’ 2015 Car Brand Report Cards, earning the highest overall score, announced the publication. Lexus scored a total of 78 points based on a solid road-test performance and reliability across its lineup of […]

  • Event host Brent Wees, Partner and Client Services Director for Glovebox

    Dealers brush up on digital marketing

      Ontario dealers coached on mastering SEO, blogging, figuring out Google and the merits of a BDC at Canadian Digital Dealer events.   The Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) continued its efforts to bring its member dealers up to speed on all things digital with two back-to-back Canadian Digital Dealer […]

  

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Branded Mobile App helps dealers connect with customers

April 24, 2015 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

CO-AUTO CO-OPERATIVE INC., has announced it will provide branded Mobile App solutions to its dealership members that will help foster relationships between dealers and their customers, in addition to driving revenue. “A branded mobile app has become a staple for strong retailers and Co-Auto wanted to have this product to […]

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Cars are driving the Kijiji community

Cars are driving the Kijiji community

April 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

BMW IS THE MOST POPULAR and searched for automotive brand on Kijiji. But more surprising, it’s also the most searched item overall in all categories and has been for the last three years. Cars are taking over Kijiji, and this trend does not seem to be slowing down. To celebrate […]

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Black Book acquires Ward Publishing

Black Book acquires Ward Publishing

April 24, 2015 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

BLACK BOOK ANNOUNCED it has completed its transaction to acquire William Ward Publishing, which distributes Canadian Black Book vehicle values. “Adding William Ward Publishing to our group furthers our ability to deliver essential vehicle pricing data and innovative delivery systems to our customers throughout North America,” said Richard P. Malloch, […]

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Moving forward

Moving forward

April 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

Meet former NHL player Theo Fleury Celebrity: Theo Fleury Profession: Former NHL player, Author and Motivational Speaker Vehicle: 2013 Lincoln MKS Ex-NHL player Theo Fleury hit the rink as a rookie with the Calgary Flames in 1989 and won a Stanley Cup. Later, he captured Gold with the men’s hockey […]

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Disruption and noise?

Disruption and noise?

April 24, 2015 at 2:57 pm 0 comments

DOC has taken on a new meaning, but dealers need to be ready for the road ahead DOC IN THE CAR BUSINESS is an acronym most commonly referred to as daily operations control document produced by your DMS. Having just been to the Automotive News World Congress, NADA and the […]

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Who’s in the driver’s seat?

Who’s in the driver’s seat?

April 24, 2015 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

Giving your customer more control during the F&I process might seem risky, but it can reap big rewards CONSUMERS ARE WELL ARMED with information when they walk into the dealership to “validate their research” and select their model. We’ve written a lot about how salespeople are transforming into product advisors and […]

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It starts with a search

It starts with a search

April 24, 2015 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

Car shoppers are looking for you. Are you hiding in the weeds? DON’T YOU MISS the days when improving your sales numbers meant simply booking an extra page in the local paper, creating or re-running an innovative marketing program, propping up the new and used inventory, or, if all else […]

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Tackling the tough threats

Tackling the tough threats

April 24, 2015 at 2:42 pm 0 comments

Angry customers are part of any retail experience. Assessing and defusing their concerns requires a deft hand OCCASIONALLY, WHEN A  CUSTOMER becomes extremely angry or frustrated and their temper reaches a boiling point, they may threaten to take serious action against you or your dealership to attempt to get what […]

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