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Are You Ready for the 2017 CAR Conference?

Are You Ready for the 2017 CAR Conference?


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The 2017 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR) is right around the corner, and we are looking forward to this annual event in Las Vegas. This year promises to be impressive, with more than 15 educational sessions, a variety of exhibitors and eight different events dedicated to networking with industry professionals. Members of the ADESA and KAR Auction...
Drive Higher Gross and Faster Turns with Service Drive Inventory Sourcing Programs

Drive Higher Gross and Faster Turns with Service Drive Inventory Sourcing Programs


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Wholesale auctions, trades on your lot, “we buy cars” operations, and other franchised and independent dealers are great sources for you to acquire inventory. But the best, and usually untapped, source is right in your store. The service drive! Customers who buy used cars want to know about the car’s history—look at the success of...
2017 Automotive TV Ads Tackle the Big Game

2017 Automotive TV Ads Tackle the Big Game


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The New England Patriots may have won the game in a historic comeback, but several automakers stole the show with their powerful, creative and entertaining car ads. While fewer brands chose to advertise this year, the ones that did took on new themes, used celebrity endorsements and integrated social messages into their campaigns. Here are...
ADESA Raises Over $94,000 at 2017 NADA Charity Auction

ADESA Raises Over $94,000 at 2017 NADA Charity Auction


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ADESA always looks forward to the NADA Convention and Expo. This year’s event was especially memorable, with the NADA celebrating 100 years of service to our industry. Our team enjoyed this great opportunity to connect with customers and colleagues and to share our latest technology offerings with everyone who stopped by our booth in the...
Amazing Collector Cars Cross the Block at Barrett-Jackson

Amazing Collector Cars Cross the Block at Barrett-Jackson


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Another successful auction is in the books for Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona, and we are proud to have been a sponsor at this amazing event. Barrett-Jackson is the world’s greatest collector car auction, and every year it gives us the opportunity to bring our team at ADESA together with our customers to celebrate our shared...
ADESA 2016 Awards Recap

ADESA 2016 Awards Recap


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January marks the start of a new year. But before we move too far into 2017, I want to take a moment to look back and recognize the multiple ADESA locations and employees that received accolades from our industry partners. It is always an honor when someone else recognizes your hard work and dedication to...
Catch ADESA at NADA 2017

Catch ADESA at NADA 2017


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Each year, we look forward to attending the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention and Expo. It’s an opportunity for ADESA and the KAR group of companies to join thousands of dealers and automotive professionals to discuss industry trends and connect with customers and business partners from across the globe. This year is even more...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for December 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for December 2016


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Wholesale prices did a bit of an about-face in December, as truck price softening, perhaps influenced by higher gasoline prices, drove down overall results. New vehicle incentive activity also remained high, which, along with higher fleet sales, helped the year close out with a new record in sales but put downward pressure on wholesale values....
ADESA and EMKAY Raise $50,000 for JDRF

ADESA and EMKAY Raise $50,000 for JDRF


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ADESA frequently joins our industry partners in supporting worthwhile charitable organizations. Together with EMKAY, we recently raised $52,460 for JDRF during a nine-month campaign. Between March 1 and November 30, 2016, EMKAY and ADESA each made a $10 donation for every EMKAY vehicle purchased at 20 participating ADESA auction locations. Proceeds went to JDRF, the...