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ADESA Grows with DataScan and Pittsburgh Auto Auction Acquisitions

ADESA Grows with DataScan and Pittsburgh Auto Auction Acquisitions


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ADESA is committed to making investments to benefit our customers and our industry. Following that commitment, we’ve recently made two acquisitions. Our subsidiary, AutoVIN, has signed an agreement to acquire the vehicle inspection business from DataScan Field Services. This will allow us to provide faster service and higher quality data. Accurate and timely field inspections...
Greg Noonan’s Successful LOYALT Ride Benefits Canine Companions for Independence

Greg Noonan’s Successful LOYALT Ride Benefits Canine Companions for Independence


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When we auctioned off a motorcycle at the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) convention in January, we had no idea this one event would have such tremendous fundraising results for the benefitting organization, Canine Companions for Independence’s Wounded Veterans Initiative. Greg Noonan, director of Insight Media Enterprises, made the winning bid—$20,000 for a 2012 Harley-Davidson Heritage—and Greg’s...
Best Wishes to Ricky Beggs, a Remarketing Industry Icon

Best Wishes to Ricky Beggs, a Remarketing Industry Icon


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My best wishes and sincere thanks go out to Ricky Beggs, one of the most visible champions of the remarketing industry, as he retires April 1. Ricky has been with Black Book for many years and has been something of an icon to many of us in this industry. Ricky and the team at Black...
Ford of Canada Reveals 2014 Auction Quality Award Winners

Ford of Canada Reveals 2014 Auction Quality Award Winners


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Ford Motor Co. of Canada recently announced winners of two of its prestigious awards: the 2014 Auction Quality Award and the 2014 Reconditioning Excellence Award. ADESA Canada auctions were once again recognized for superior service and excellent quality, and I couldn’t be prouder of the teams at these award-winning auctions. Congratulations our 2014 Auction Quality...
Marketing to Millennials: What Do They Want in a Car Dealership?

Marketing to Millennials: What Do They Want in a Car Dealership?


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The millennial generation, young adults age 18–32, is now reaching the milestone of regularly making big purchases—such as a new vehicle. While there have been numerous articles written about how to appeal to millennial shoppers, we’ve compiled some of the best advice into actionable goals for your dealership to implement and appeal to today’s young...
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...
Video: Feel the Excitement at the ADESA NADA 2015 Charity Auction

Video: Feel the Excitement at the ADESA NADA 2015 Charity Auction


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This year’s NADA Convention in San Francisco was an action-packed few days for our team, with the live Harley-Davidson charity auction in the ADESA booth easily standing out as the event’s most memorable moment. In just a few minutes, $40,000 was raised on behalf of the NADA Foundation thanks to Greg Noonan’s winning bid and Joe Verde’s...