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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...
ADESA Auctions Give Back for the Holidays

ADESA Auctions Give Back for the Holidays


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All year long, our colleagues across North America raise funds for and volunteer at charities that help our communities. During the holiday season, we step up those activities, encouraging everyone to participate and have fun. Here are just a few ways ADESA auctions and offices have given back to their local communities this holiday season: ADESA...
ADESA HQ Helps United Way for the Holidays

ADESA HQ Helps United Way for the Holidays


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Community involvement is a core value at ADESA and the entire KAR Auction Services group of companies. I would bet that almost every day, throughout the year, there is a charity-related event happening at one of our 77 ADESA auctions or one of our sister company locations. And giving back is especially evident during the...
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...
ADESA Auctions Take On the Culinary Challenge for Charity

ADESA Auctions Take On the Culinary Challenge for Charity


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Several ADESA auctions helped Chrysler Capital/Santander Consumer USA raise money for charity by taking part in the 3rd annual Culinary Challenge for Charity. At each participating auction, a representative from the auction went head-to-head in a cooking competition with a Santander rep, each making his or her own version of the chosen dish. Spectators voted...
Five Questions with Harold Chapman, New General Manager of ADESA Nashville

Five Questions with Harold Chapman, New General Manager of ADESA Nashville


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Harold Chapman, the new general manager of ADESA Nashville, has more than 20 years of auto auction experience—17 of those years with ADESA. As Harold settled into his new role, he shared some thoughts about his history in the remarketing industry and his approach to running a high-performing auction. What do you like about the...
Used Car Week 2016 Recap

Used Car Week 2016 Recap


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ADESA and others in the KAR group of companies were well represented at the NAAA Convention/National Remarketing Conference during Used Car Week 2016. This event was four great days of sharing insights, learning industry news and networking. Familiar names filled the agenda of panelists and speakers, as well as award recipients. Here’s a recap of the...