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TradeRev Talks Auction AI, Company Growth and More During Auto Remarketing Podcast

TradeRev Talks Auction AI, Company Growth and More During Auto Remarketing Podcast


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This is a guest post by James Tani, executive vice president and co-founder at TradeRev. Like ADESA, TradeRev is part of the KAR Auction Services group of companies. In just five years, TradeRev—a digital platform that facilitates live, dealer-to-dealer vehicle auctions in the United States and Canada—has grown at a rapid pace. To keep up...
World Auto Auctioneering Champions Take Over ADESA Chicago

World Auto Auctioneering Champions Take Over ADESA Chicago


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Auctioneering is an art. Auctioneers all feature their own unique style and rhythm in their craft. They add in filler words, questions and phrases during the auction chant—ranging from simple phrases to quick jokes to observations about the vehicle or auction block—to keep the audience excited and engaged, and to keep their own rapid pace....
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for January 2018

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for January 2018


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Wholesale used vehicle prices started the year in the pattern that characterized much of 2017 in the months prior to hurricane season. Namely, car prices tended to fall while truck prices provided a boost to average wholesale values. In January, car prices continued to show year-over-year price declines, while truck prices did the opposite, but...
Top Seven Car Commercials of the 2018 Super Bowl

Top Seven Car Commercials of the 2018 Super Bowl


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While the Philadelphia Eagles were on their way to clinching a heart-pounding underdog victory during the 2018 Super Bowl, creative car commercials were also getting in on the action. As a car lover and someone who’s worked in marketing my entire career, I’m always excited to see what the world’s top brands will come up...
ADESA Phoenix Raises More Than $22,000 for JDRF

ADESA Phoenix Raises More Than $22,000 for JDRF


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Every January, tens of thousands of car aficionados and gearheads descend on Scottsdale for the annual Barrett-Jackson auction—a one-of-a-kind event featuring the rarest, most amazing and exotic cars crossing the auction block. In tandem with this global auction event, ADESA Phoenix hosts its annual Legendary Sales Week. The event allows our customers to experience the glitz...
Paul Lips Talks Trends on the Auto Remarketing Podcast

Paul Lips Talks Trends on the Auto Remarketing Podcast


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During an incredibly successful Used Car Week 2017, ADESA COO Paul Lips took a few minutes to chat with Auto Remarketing Senior Editor Joe Overby for the Auto Remarketing Podcast. In their discussion, the pair talked about challenges and opportunities in the auto remarketing industry in 2018, safety measures at auto auctions, mobile apps in...
Top Overdrive Blog Posts of 2017

Top Overdrive Blog Posts of 2017


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Year after year, tens of thousands of dealers and industry professionals visit the Overdrive blog to read the latest ADESA news and trends—and 2017 was no different. This year was filled with prestigious awards, brilliant people, great events, grand openings, huge charity fundraisers and tons of advice for dealers. Join us in looking back at...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for November 2017

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for November 2017


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Average wholesale prices in November were down month-over-month more significantly than in October and, despite being up modestly on a year-over-year basis, are indicative of an end to the price boost from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Retail used vehicle demand was soft for the month as well, although CPO sales were solid. Watch my November...
VIDEO: Doug Hadden Speaks with Dealers at GIADA 2017

VIDEO: Doug Hadden Speaks with Dealers at GIADA 2017


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Car dealers always want to make more money. I often talk about how new technology is making it easier than ever for dealers to acquire the most profitable inventory, which leads to making more money. But that doesn’t mean you can let up on the gas of keeping more of what you earn. I had...