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Keith Crerar Named Vice President of Dealer Services Division

Keith Crerar Named Vice President of Dealer Services Division


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We are pleased to announce that Keith Crerar will now head the dealer services division of ADESA. Keith has an impressive track record in sales management and will lead the team to new heights. We are committed to investing in the people and resources necessary to best support our customers, which includes having the right...
ADESA generates buzz and excitement at NADA 2015

ADESA generates buzz and excitement at NADA 2015


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Last week, I was honored to join thousands of dealers and automotive professionals in San Francisco for the 2015 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo, one of the premier automotive industry events in the world. ADESA looks forward to this opportunity each year to connect with customers, announce new marketplace enhancements and reconnect with...
ADESA Phoenix Celebrates 2015 Legendary Sales Week

ADESA Phoenix Celebrates 2015 Legendary Sales Week


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ADESA Phoenix recently hosted their annual Legendary Sale, in conjunction with the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. The sale was a resounding success and raised thousands of dollars for charity, in addition to being a fun week. A top highlight was the charity auctions to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. One item offered for auction was...
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...
Learn to Conquer Online Auctions from ADESA’s Doug Hadden at the NADA Convention

Learn to Conquer Online Auctions from ADESA’s Doug Hadden at the NADA Convention


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This is a guest post from Doug Hadden, Director of Dealer Training at ADESA. It’s hard to believe, but I still hear used car managers, GMs and owners tell me they refuse to buy vehicles from an online auction. If it was 1990, I could go with it. The reality is, it’s 2014 and those...
Top Tips for Engaging Customers During Chaos

Top Tips for Engaging Customers During Chaos


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Anyone that has visited a car dealership on a busy Saturday afternoon knows the feeling of waiting, and waiting, for an available salesperson. Many customers will simply give up and leave without ever speaking to an associate. This can decrease sales and hurt the dealership’s brand. There are several things you can do to keep...
2014 Social Media Study Reveals Importance of Social Presence to Automotive Industry

2014 Social Media Study Reveals Importance of Social Presence to Automotive Industry


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Social media is a vital part of consumers’ decision processes while researching automotive brands and models, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Social Media Benchmark Study – Auto. The study found that 1 out of 5 consumers use social media as their main source of information about automotive brands. This underscores the importance of automotive...
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...
Motor Trend Announces 2014 Best Drivers Car

Motor Trend Announces 2014 Best Drivers Car


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Each year, MotorTrend Magazine puts 10 new performance-focused cars through rigorous testing to determine the Best Drivers Car. In 2014, they awarded the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 this coveted title. The MotorTrend “Best Drivers Car” is not based on speed, horsepower or price. It is focused on determining the car that is most fun to drive....