Industry Voices http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/599491/more en Striptease and Hype http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/striptease-and-hype <div class="field-byline"> Theo Nissim </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It used to be no one got to see the new model before its big reveal. Now automakers are leaking early glimpses of future cars and trucks through spy photographers and other means. Is this a good thing?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/striptease-and-hype" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/striptease-and-hype#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Sales & Marketing U.S. Viral Marketing Fri, 22 May 2015 11:34:00 +0000 1283901 at http://wardsauto.com What’s the Rush at Car Dealerships? http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/what-s-rush-car-dealerships <div class="field-byline"> David Ruggles </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Let’s take a deep breath, slow down and stop the silliness.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/what-s-rush-car-dealerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/what-s-rush-car-dealerships#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Mon, 18 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1279141 at http://wardsauto.com Car Dealers Can Cut Wasted Time http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/car-dealers-can-cut-wasted-time <div class="field-byline"> Mark Rikess </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are the biggest time wasters and what can be done to eliminate them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/car-dealers-can-cut-wasted-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/car-dealers-can-cut-wasted-time#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Fri, 15 May 2015 08:30:00 +0000 1277861 at http://wardsauto.com Startling New Findings on Auto Dealers and Buyers! Or Maybe Not http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/startling-new-findings-auto-dealers-and-buyers-or-maybe-not <div class="field-byline"> David Ruggles </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here’s a potential survey question: Why do you say one thing and do another?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/startling-new-findings-auto-dealers-and-buyers-or-maybe-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/startling-new-findings-auto-dealers-and-buyers-or-maybe-not#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Wed, 13 May 2015 10:58:00 +0000 1270301 at http://wardsauto.com Using Email for Car Dealership Prospecting? Do It Right http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/using-email-car-dealership-prospecting-do-it-right <div class="field-byline"> Dan Smith </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tips on doing digital marketing campaigns correctly, both from a legal and marketing sense.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/using-email-car-dealership-prospecting-do-it-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/using-email-car-dealership-prospecting-do-it-right#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Internet Marketing Mon, 11 May 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1261751 at http://wardsauto.com What’s Next for NHTSA and Automotive Safety http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/what-s-next-nhtsa-and-automotive-safety <div class="field-byline"> Christopher H. Grigorian </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In light of the current environment, manufacturers must review and update their safety policies and procedures and conduct appropriate training across their organization.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/what-s-next-nhtsa-and-automotive-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/what-s-next-nhtsa-and-automotive-safety#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Politics Suppliers North America U.S. Auto Makers Safety Supply Chain Fri, 08 May 2015 12:26:00 +0000 1274521 at http://wardsauto.com Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Auto Dealer Bonds http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/worst-advice-we-ve-ever-heard-about-auto-dealer-bonds <div class="field-byline"> Vic Lance </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s common to see dealers run into trouble because they’ve followed a misconception about surety bonds. It’s wise not to rely on hearsay.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/worst-advice-we-ve-ever-heard-about-auto-dealer-bonds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/worst-advice-we-ve-ever-heard-about-auto-dealer-bonds#comments Public Industry Voices Management & Strategy Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1261771 at http://wardsauto.com Bringing Human Touch to Connected Car http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/bringing-human-touch-connected-car <div class="field-byline"> Jim Flavell </div> <div class="field-deck"> Industry Voices </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The in-vehicle experience continues to evolve rapidly, with both automakers and suppliers ramping up the rate of innovation. Here are a few thoughts on how we can bring a human touch to these connected features.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/bringing-human-touch-connected-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/bringing-human-touch-connected-car#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Audi Auto Makers Mercedes Suppliers Autonomous Vehicles Information & Entertainment Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1250571 at http://wardsauto.com Oil-Patch Native Tells What’s Behind Low Pump Prices http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/oil-patch-native-tells-what-s-behind-low-pump-prices <div class="field-byline"> David Ruggles </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s no surprise when a cartel such as OPEC acts like a cartel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/oil-patch-native-tells-what-s-behind-low-pump-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/oil-patch-native-tells-what-s-behind-low-pump-prices#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers North America U.S. Auto Makers Retail Fuel Economy Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1248451 at http://wardsauto.com Accelerating the Path to Modularity http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/accelerating-path-modularity <div class="field-byline"> Michael Lalande </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Component complexities, management silos and legacy computer systems make the move to modular vehicle platforms a challenge. But there is a proven roadmap to follow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/accelerating-path-modularity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/accelerating-path-modularity#comments Public Industry Voices World Auto Makers Management & Strategy World Auto Makers Product Development Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1247761 at http://wardsauto.com