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ADESA and KAR celebrate the first of Fun Fridays

ADESA and KAR celebrate the first of Fun Fridays


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At a recent company-wide Town Hall meeting, KAR CEO Jim Hallett unveiled an idea to celebrate fun in the workplace. Every other Friday, each of the five floors at the corporate headquarters would plan a fun activity for the entire building. It has been a busy time for ADESA and the entire KAR group of...
Tips on using social media to help sell more cars

Tips on using social media to help sell more cars


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It’s no secret that car dealers are always seeking out new and creative ways to drive sales. During my conversations with customers on this topic, social media is often mentioned as one of the many tools in the toolbox used by dealers to help connect with their buyers and move more inventory. Unfortunately, most dealers...
VIDEO: Find off-lease cars fast with ADESA DealerBlock

VIDEO: Find off-lease cars fast with ADESA DealerBlock


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One of the most frequently asked questions we’ve heard from customers over the past few months has been, “Where can I quickly find quality, off-lease vehicles for my dealership?” Luckily, our Dealer Sales and Services team has a great answer:  “ADESA’s DealerBlock provides car dealers quick and easy access to high-quality, off-lease vehicles. In fact,...
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat burns rubber

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat burns rubber


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I’ve previously shared on Overdrive my fond memories of ADESA’s high-performance Ride and Drive event with Dodge and Chrysler. Getting behind the wheel of a Dodge Challenger SRT8 and taking it on the town was quite the adrenaline rush and an experience I won’t soon forget. Much to my excitement, Dodge recently announced that the...
Completed renovations at KAR headquarters

Completed renovations at KAR headquarters


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We recently shared some news about the innovative renovations of our IT department here at the ADESA and KAR Auction Services headquarters. Bringing a fresh and energizing look to our growing technology team’s environment has been an impressive effort for the last few months, and we’re proud of the final results. No longer a “typical”...
Indianapolis entrepreneur Mark Hill visits ADESA to share important takeaways on business and technology

Indianapolis entrepreneur Mark Hill visits ADESA to share important takeaways on business and technology


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Earlier this month, I was invited to attend a presentation at ADESA’s headquarters featuring Mark Hill, one of KAR Auction Services’ newest board members. Mark has quite the impressive resume and is a well-known entrepreneur and investor in the Indianapolis area. He co-founded Baker Hill, a company that built software solutions for small business lending,...
Knowing when to retail, wholesale can mean higher profits for car dealers

Knowing when to retail, wholesale can mean higher profits for car dealers


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Recently, I was asked to share my favorite tips on how car dealers can maximize retail and wholesale vehicle profits. The end result was the following collection of important best practices that dealers should implement and leverage in order to boost their bottom line. First, it’s important to note that there is no tried and...
Top-notch fundraising for the 2014 Indiana Tour de Cure

Top-notch fundraising for the 2014 Indiana Tour de Cure


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Last month, Team KAR participated in the Indiana Tour de Cure, the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising cycling event. And we have great news to share—both Team KAR and Jim Hallett, CEO of KAR, reached incredible fundraising goals for this year’s event. By coming together in the spirit of teamwork and community involvement, Team KAR...
A look at the Ally Auto 2014 Social Media Guide

A look at the Ally Auto 2014 Social Media Guide


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Social media is becoming increasingly important for all industries, including the automotive world. And both customers and dealerships alike are flocking to social media to connect, research and market. In fact, Ally Auto released a great social media guide in a recent Automotive News issue surveying the current state of social media as it pertains to the dealership community. It highlights intriguing...