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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 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...
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....
7 Free Online Tools For Car Dealers

7 Free Online Tools For Car Dealers


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Auto auctions, whether they are in-lane or online, want to do everything they can to help you buy and sell more cars. For that reason, most auctions give dealers free desktop and mobile tools and services to make it easier. After trying one or all of these free services, I can guarantee you’ll never go...
Top Overdrive Blog Posts for 2016

Top Overdrive Blog Posts for 2016


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Each year, tens of thousands of professionals and dealers turn to Overdrive to read about the latest and greatest news from ADESA. This year was full of energy and excitement as we experienced multiple first sale days, record-breaking charity fundraisers, new executive and general manager appointments, and recapped our experience at the biggest shows in...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for November 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for November 2016


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Trucks continue to drive overall average wholesale prices upward, while car price softening more directly reflects supply growth for the used vehicle market in general. A new threat to used vehicle prices seems to be arising from increased new vehicle incentives, which have been relatively benign through this cycle of price softening, but which we...
Should Car Salespeople Have Their Own Social Media Pages?

Should Car Salespeople Have Their Own Social Media Pages?


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Most car dealers know by now that social media matters. In fact, your dealership probably has its own presence on popular social platforms like Facebook or Twitter. But while dealership social media pages are great for building the brand, answering buyer questions and sharing important information, they don’t replace the opportunities that come with establishing...
3 Different Types of Online Auto Auctions

3 Different Types of Online Auto Auctions


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Taking advantage of how automotive wholesale works is a moving target. However, many dealers who have finally figured out how to buy wholesale online stick to the first auction site they learn to use, without exploring the other—possibly better—options that may be out there. To help you better understand what’s out there, here are a...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for October 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for October 2016


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The softening wholesale price environment became more apparent in October, as wholesale supply continues to grow while retail demand weakened. A point I have not seen noted by other analysts is that new vehicle sales for the year finally fell behind last year’s year-to-date levels, indicating that 2016 will not match 2015 record in total...