NADA Convention http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/70041/more en ‘Gorilla Marketing’ Still Effective in Internet Age http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gorilla-marketing-still-effective-internet-age <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Selling cars is not monkey business, one expert reminds. If a dealer cannot deliver the required service after engaging a potential customer, “the air will be let out of your tire, if not gorilla, real quickly.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gorilla-marketing-still-effective-internet-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gorilla-marketing-still-effective-internet-age#comments Public News & Analysis Dealers Sales & Marketing North America North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Sales & Marketing NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) National Automobile Dealers Association U.S. Tue, 08 Feb 2011 15:28:00 +0000 8157 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Walking Supply-Side Tightrope With Dealers http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/hyundai-walking-supply-side-tightrope-dealers <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We’re very self-conscious right now about expanding too quickly,” says HMA CEO John Krafcik. “(But) we don’t want to get complacent.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/hyundai-walking-supply-side-tightrope-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/hyundai-walking-supply-side-tightrope-dealers#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Hyundai Plants & Production Retail NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Vehicles & Technology Hyundai John Krafcik National Automobile Dealers Association U.S. Mon, 07 Feb 2011 20:58:00 +0000 28801 at http://wardsauto.com Dealers Should Encourage Staff to Read Social-Media Reviews http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/dealers-should-encourage-staff-read-social-media-reviews <div class="field-byline"> Steve Finlay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Whether consumers read reviews and then start shopping for cars at a particular dealership depends largely on the store’s ratings. Most dealership reviews are positive, according to research.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/dealers-should-encourage-staff-read-social-media-reviews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/dealers-should-encourage-staff-read-social-media-reviews#comments Public News & Analysis Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers North America North America U.S. Cars.com Dealerships Retail Sales & Marketing NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Cars.com National Automobile Dealers Association U.S. Mon, 07 Feb 2011 20:43:00 +0000 26935 at http://wardsauto.com Reporter Notebook: The Force Be With VW http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reporter-notebook-force-be-vw <div class="field-byline"> Ward&amp;#8217;s Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ward’s writers pass along the buzz at this week’s National Automobile Dealers Assn. convention in San Francisco.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reporter-notebook-force-be-vw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reporter-notebook-force-be-vw#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Chrysler Dealerships Volkswagen Management & Strategy Retail Sales & Marketing NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Chrysler Eminem NADA National Automobile Dealers Association Passat Ram Super Bowl U.S. Volkswagen Mon, 07 Feb 2011 20:31:00 +0000 5394 at http://wardsauto.com Browning Guides VWA Growth ‘Step at a Time’ http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/browning-guides-vwa-growth-step-time <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Expansion beyond 600 stores seems inevitable for the auto maker. When the U.S. market hit its peak in 2000, the industry-wide per-store average was 700 unit sales annually.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/browning-guides-vwa-growth-step-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/browning-guides-vwa-growth-step-time#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Volkswagen Management & Strategy Plants & Production Retail NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Vehicles & Technology Jonathan Browning National Automobile Dealers Association U.S. Volkswagen Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen Passat Mon, 07 Feb 2011 19:59:00 +0000 29558 at http://wardsauto.com Clock Ticking for Lincoln Dealers http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/clock-ticking-lincoln-dealers <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford wants a trimmer Lincoln distribution network made up of elite dealers. “Without those two elements, everything’s lost,” says Ken Czubay, vice president-sales and marketing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/clock-ticking-lincoln-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/clock-ticking-lincoln-dealers#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Ford Lincoln Management & Strategy Retail NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Product Development Ford Jim Farley Ken Czubay Lincoln Max Wolff National Automobile Dealers Association U.S. Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:44:00 +0000 34315 at http://wardsauto.com High Used-Car Prices Spur New-Car Sales http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/high-used-car-prices-spur-new-car-sales <div class="field-byline"> Steve Finlay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“The shortage of used cars is one more pillar of strength for the new-car market,” says NADA Chief Economist Paul Taylor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/high-used-car-prices-spur-new-car-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/high-used-car-prices-spur-new-car-sales#comments Public News & Analysis Dealers Sales & Marketing North America North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Sales & Marketing NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Dealers National Automobile Dealers Association Paul Taylor U.S. Mon, 07 Feb 2011 16:15:00 +0000 37975 at http://wardsauto.com Auto Dealer Tammy Darvish Wins Woman-of-Year Award http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/auto-dealer-tammy-darvish-wins-woman-year-award <div class="field-byline"> Steve Finlay </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Tamara is a shining example of an outstanding leader, role model and tireless advocate for our industry,” says Manheim CEO Dean Eisner.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/auto-dealer-tammy-darvish-wins-woman-year-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/auto-dealer-tammy-darvish-wins-woman-year-award#comments Public News & Analysis Politics Dealers North America North America U.S. Dealerships Politics Retail NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Dealers National Automobile Dealers Association U.S. Mon, 07 Feb 2011 16:09:00 +0000 9748 at http://wardsauto.com OnStar Secret GM Sales Weapon http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/onstar-secret-gm-sales-weapon <div class="field-byline"> Eric Mayne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The vehicle-telematics service counts 31,000 users of its recently released smartphone application. That number is growing by 10,000 every month, the auto maker says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/onstar-secret-gm-sales-weapon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/onstar-secret-gm-sales-weapon#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships General Motors Retail Sales & Marketing Electronics NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Vehicles & Technology gm Mark Reuss National Automobile Dealers Association OnStar U.S. Sun, 06 Feb 2011 19:21:00 +0000 29995 at http://wardsauto.com Reporter’s Notebook: Keep on Truckin’ http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-keep-truckin <div class="field-byline"> Ward&amp;#8217;s Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ward’s writers pass along the buzz at the National Automobile Dealers Assn. in San Francisco.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-keep-truckin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-keep-truckin#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Toyota Management & Strategy Retail Sales & Marketing NADA Convention National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Jim Lentz National Automobile Dealers Association Toyota U.S. Sun, 06 Feb 2011 19:03:00 +0000 6584 at http://wardsauto.com