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Are Car Buyers Really Dependent On Mobile Devices?

Are Car Buyers Really Dependent On Mobile Devices?


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Since smartphones have become a constant part of modern life, automakers assumed that they would play a strong role in the automotive purchase process. We’ve discussed how mobile has changed the auto auction process, but how are smartphones or mobile devices affecting the retail shopping experience? A recent article on Media Post suggests that use...
Three Simple Ways to Collect and Share Customer Feedback

Three Simple Ways to Collect and Share Customer Feedback


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One of the best ways to improve your dealership is by implementing customer suggestions. Often, your customers notice things about your business that you and your management team might miss. Many dealerships struggle with understanding the best way to ask for, and actually use, customer feedback. These are a few tried and true “best practices”...
Greg Noonan's LOYALT Charity Ride Begins in Sacramento, CA

Greg Noonan’s LOYALT Charity Ride Begins in Sacramento, CA


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The wheels are in motion on Greg Noonan’s LOYALT ride. Greg placed the winning bid on the 2012 Harley-Davidson Heritage motorcycle ADESA auctioned off at the 2015 NADA convention, and these funds benefitted Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). Greg is riding this new bike — now sporting the license plate LOYALT — across the country...
Meet the Man Behind the Bike — Greg Noonan, winner of the NADA 2015 Harley-Davidson charity auction

Meet the Man Behind the Bike — Greg Noonan, winner of the NADA 2015 Harley-Davidson charity auction


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This is a guest post from Doug Hadden, director of dealer training at ADESA. I want to introduce you to Greg Noonan, the winner of the 2012 Harley-Davidson Heritage motorcycle ADESA auctioned off at the 2015 NADA convention. As you know, this amazing charity auction benefited the NADA Foundation and Canine Companions for Independence. Greg...
ADESA’s Howard Bushman Recognized for Outstanding Service

ADESA’s Howard Bushman Recognized for Outstanding Service


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Can you think back in time to what you were doing 25 years ago, in January 1990? Howard Bushman had just been hired as the first corporate employee at ADESA, and was beginning what would be an illustrious career. Jim Hallett, CEO of KAR Auction Services, recently recognized Howard for his long career at ADESA...
Memorable Holiday Car Ads

Memorable Holiday Car Ads


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The holiday season is the most important time of the year for retail sales, and car dealerships are no exception. The holidays also bring a higher volume of car ads, both on television, the radio, print and now digital and social media. Many car manufacturers focus their efforts on the holidays and launch some of...
ADESA Performs 25 Good Deeds Across North America

ADESA Performs 25 Good Deeds Across North America


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We previously told you about our 25 Good Deeds program and our plan to give back to communities throughout North America. As the program comes to a close, I’m very proud to share that ADESA employees responded with unbelievable enthusiasm and energy. It is wonderful to see the many ways our employees are reaching out...
KAR Holds Record-Breaking Food Drive

KAR Holds Record-Breaking Food Drive


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Employees at the KAR offices in Carmel, Indiana, held a record-breaking food drive the first week of November. The KAR team—which includes about 850 employees—donated close to 20,000 food items and nearly $1,300 in cash, crushing previous numbers. That’s a total of 20,299 lbs. donated by KAR, a little over half a semi truckload of...
Jim Hallett wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 National Services Award

Jim Hallett wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 National Services Award


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Earlier this year, we shared the exciting news that Jim Hallett, CEO of KAR Auction Services, won the Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Midwest Award in the Consumer category. As the recipient of this distinguished award, he was entered into the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National program. This month, Jim Hallett was named the...