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ADESA to Host Annual Charity Auction at NADA Show 2019

ADESA to Host Annual Charity Auction at NADA Show 2019


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I always look forward to the annual NADA Show, and not just because it’s held in a warm-weather state during wintertime. The event is a chance for me—and others at ADESA and the KAR group of companies—to talk shop with dealers, connect with industry peers and share our newest marketplace offerings. But perhaps the biggest...
ADESA 2018 Awards Recap

ADESA 2018 Awards Recap


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As we begin a new year, I find myself looking back at 2018 and reflecting on the goals and successes achieved at all levels of ADESA. I believe that our people are the best in the business––a fact that is reaffirmed by the sheer number of awards, accolades and recognitions given to our auction locations...
ADESA Auctions Give Back for the Holidays

ADESA Auctions Give Back for the Holidays


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The holiday season is just as much a time of giving as it is one of receiving. Since their founding, ADESA auctions in North America have made it an annual habit to give back and raise money for local charities in their communities. In doing so, our auction locations have become shining examples of philanthropy...
Lessons in Leadership

Lessons in Leadership


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This post originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse. I recently returned from a fast and furious tour of our ADESA Canada auctions — 12 site visits in five days. While it was a jam-packed week of numerous conversations and many one-on-one interactions with employees, what I gained was authentic insight into becoming a better leader. Fortunately,...
Awards Abound for ADESA and KAR at Used Car Week 2018

Awards Abound for ADESA and KAR at Used Car Week 2018


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Last week, we celebrated another wildly successful Used Car Week. Members of the ADESA and KAR Auction Services teams were well represented at the event—which encapsulated four days of used-car industry updates, insight sharing, networking and awards. Speaking of awards, ADESA and other KAR companies took home quite a bit of hardware. Here is a...
ADESA Auctions Support the T.J. Martell Foundation

ADESA Auctions Support the T.J. Martell Foundation


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For the past two months, a group of ADESA auctions have been participating in a fundraising campaign for the T.J. Martell Foundation, which supports and funds cancer research. The campaign is a partnership between ADESA and Chase, in honor of Joe Rodi, the national auction manager at JPMorgan Chase. Joe was diagnosed with prostate cancer...
Nearly 20 ADESA and KAR Speakers to Attend Used Car Week 2018

Nearly 20 ADESA and KAR Speakers to Attend Used Car Week 2018


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Next week, many of my colleagues and I will be excited to attend Used Car Week—an annual event that brings together leaders of the remarketing and used vehicle industry for fun and educational workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities. This year we descend upon Scottsdale, Arizona, for the week-long conference. In previous years, we’ve had...
ADESA Auctions Get Creative During Rock the Block Month

ADESA Auctions Get Creative During Rock the Block Month


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ADESA auctions throughout North America are rocking the block this October. At 65 auction locations throughout the United States and Canada, special sales are taking place, featuring more than 250,000 vehicles—including many classic and exotic cars. To celebrate this huge promotion, auction teams are showing their spirit with imaginative themes and dazzling decorations. Rather than...
Discover Best Practices for Your Wholesale Digital Strategy at Digital Dealer 25

Discover Best Practices for Your Wholesale Digital Strategy at Digital Dealer 25


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I hear from dealers all the time about how hard it’s gotten to find quality used vehicles. After doing a little digging, I found that the numbers back up the claim—according to an Edmunds Used Vehicle Market Report, there were less than six million trade-ins that averaged 6 years of age in 2017. The fact...