Steve has spent more than 24 years in the Auto industry. The spark happened when he started his career at McDonald Automotive in 1998 as an Audi Brand Specialist. Since then, Powers couldn't get enough and yearned to learn more and something different. At that point, Steve recognized the importance of diverse experiences and perspectives to drive innovation in the auto industry, and that's when he became an Audi Sales Manager in 1999. In 2010, Powers became an Audi General Sales Manager and a couple of years later graduated from NADA's General Dealership Management Academy and was promoted to Audi Denver General Manager. He was recognized in 2019 as VP of Operations for the McDonald Automotive Group. In 2021, he became a partner of Polestar Denver and a partner with Toyota Greeley, Toyota Ft. Morgan, CDJR Ft. Morgan, and McDonald Mazda North (located in Longmont, CO). He is currently on the board of CADA (Colorado Automobile Dealers Association), a Chairperson of Audi NCM 20 Group, and a member of Audi of America Product. 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:30 Automotive News 00:30:00 Blog Post of the Week 00:37:00 Steve Powers Introduction 00:41:00 For the Love of ICE 00:43:00 Reasonable Benchmarks 00:48:00 Inflation Reduction Act Expectations 00:57:00 Time Frame for Full Roll Out? 01:03:00:00 Trying to Predict Q4 01:11:00 It Is What It Is 01:20:00 Next Five Years Connect: Steve Powers Connect with Steve through his assistant Cesar at email@example.com You can reach the Dealer Talk Team anytime at: https://dealertalk.io/ Herb Anderson: https://stan.store/DealerTalk Charity Ann: https://stan.store/Yes-i-cann Thank you for tuning in, and as usual, we will TALK later! Subscribe to My Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFzz... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dealer-talk/support
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Detroit Auto Show/NAIAS co-chair Thad Szott joins the show to discuss the return of the event after its 3-year hiatus, including how the show is changing now that it has moved to September with both indoor and outdoor activities. Then, Jamie Butters of the Automotive News stops by to add insight into the auto show's changes, as well as explore other changes to the auto industry in the city.
Ep. 84: Twilio said that it will have to lay off 11% of its workforce as part of a major restructuring plan. Volvo hopes that 50% of their heavy-duty trucks to be electric by 2030. Ford outlines EV investment structure for its dealers. They are hoping that one of their dealers will be a valuable franchise. Google loses appeal over EU antitrust ruling. Their fine though was cut by 4.12 billion dollars. Finally, the Biden administration is preparing for a potential railroad worker strike. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Audrey LaForest is a reporter covering automotive policy and regulation in Washington D.C. for Automotive News. She's dug in, starting in a new role in a new town just days before COVID shutdowns. So where should dealers have their eyes focused in D.C.? In just 10 minutes, Audrey walks us through the latest in EV tax credits, FTC proposals, and emissions rules. Also features an appearance by her cat, Fiona. See Audrey's latest work at Automotive News. Follow Audrey on Twitter.
Unifor's newly elected national president Lana Payne sat down with Jamie Butters, executive editor of sister publication Automotive News in Detroit and the host of the Automotive News Daily Drive Podcast, to talk pattern bargaining, organizing Japanese plants in Canada, the country's expanding battery supply chain, inflation and more.
Two very married gals are here today, bringing you SEASON 2 of the Carpool Podcast! They just keep climbing the charts — oops — so this episode kicks off with a little re-introduction. The millennial word of the day is clean girl aesthetic, and like most Gen Z things, it's hard to explain. Basically, Hailey Bieber + Athletic Greens = clean girl. Kelly and Liz offer a (not sponsored) apology to Dime perfume and share how wearing the perfume went over the last week. The test drive was a little harsh, but both gals are seriously considering a purchase now. Today's taste drive features three entirely unhinged oreo flavors: Toffee crunch Pumpkin spice with a vanilla cookie Caramel coconut that is giving Girl Scout Samoas Then, Kelly brings a wild card topic to the show: MLMs, micro-influencers, and making a little extra cash with affiliate links. Industry news dives into Carvana's new influencer commission model, why Kelly and Liz are not fans of the company, and what's next for automobile affiliates. An inventory update from Automotive News estimates how long we'll be at inventory record lows, while a Toyota report records highs in customer satisfaction. Kelly gets an invite from VIN Fast to tour their facilities in Vietnam, and data from IC Cars reveals the shocking percentage of EVs in each state. Ditch the drive-through, an artichoke rice salad from Brunch with Babs, had Kelly sold at first sight. Rice-A-Roni? Say no more. You can use this recipe as a side dish or add chicken to make it a meal. Yum! Are car dealership trade-in promotions spam mail or legit? In this week's advice segment, Kelly and Lizz encourage listeners to run the numbers and shop around — no one wants your car THAT bad. Today's episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Improve your gut health and overall energy with 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole foods, and probiotics daily with just one scoop in water. AG contains no sugar, GMOs, nasty chemicals, or artificial ingredients. For less than $3 a day, invest in your health whether you're eating gluten-free, keto, paleo, dairy-free, or vegan — this is your ultimate daily nutrition insurance. → Get your free one-year supply of immune-supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase when you use our link: athleticgreens.com/carpool → To share your ditch the drive-through recipe with us, call (959) CAR-POOL and leave us a message! → Want our advice on your next car (or just got a life question for us)? Shoot us an email for a chance to get your questions featured on the show at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow the Carpool Podcast on IG Follow Kelly on IG Follow Lizz on IG Visit thecarmomofficial.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As President and Found of Local Search Group, Jim Flint is widely recognized as a thought leader in sales, marketing, and advertising. Join us as we hash out what business development, marketing, and sales truly are and how we can bridge the gap between the three. Also, don't miss a chance to purchase his book “Car Dog Millionaire.” **For the information discussed by Charity in the Automotive News, go here: Dodge Concept Car: https://www.forbes.com/wheels/news/dodge-charger-daytona-srt-ev-concept-the-future-of-mopar-muscle/ Mortgage Cancellations: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/16/homebuyers-are-backing-out-of-more-deals-as-recession-fears-linger.html **For Blog Post of the Week, go here: https://dealertalk.io/blog/ Get more leads with our vendor partner FourEyes: https://lps.foureyes.io/free-trial?feac=ALL6TT Create a better online experience for your service customers with our vendor partner, Fixedops Digital: https://www.fixedopsdigital.com/online-marketing-solutions-for-your-fixed-operations-department/?utm_source=dtvms&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partnership Deliver a more personalized experience for your leads and customers with our vendor partner, Covideo: https://www.covideo.com/codirect/?utm_source=dealer-talk&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=auto Speed up your lead response time with our vendor partner, Calldrip: https://www.calldrip.com/dtvms?hs_preview=xxAwWwPb-72725455961 Convert more website visits with our vendor partner, Runmylease: https://www.runmylease.com/lead-generation-tools.html Highlights: 00:00 Intro 03:56 FourEyes 08:04 Automotive News 18:07 Submit Your Questions 18:50 Blog Post of the Week 27:35 Jim Flint 35:00 Business Development and Leads 45:41 Secret Shopping Dealers as Training 58:54 Vehicle Pricing 1:10:26 Marketing Thought Exercise 01:23:31 Car Dog Millionaire 01:27:10 Next Five Years Connect: Jim Flint https://www.jimflint.com https://www.localsearchgroupllc.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jimflint12/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimflint/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JimFlint12 ---- You can reach the Dealer Talk Team anytime at: https://dealertalk.io/ Herb Anderson: https://stan.store/DealerTalk Charity Ann: https://stan.store/Yes-i-cann Thank you for tuning in, and as usual, we will TALK later! Subscribe to My Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFzze5QDo48HAS2K1kc83Tg --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dealer-talk/support
KC Crain says he doesn't like to give advice – only opinions, but we think the insights he gives are quite compelling. From starting as a reporter to his current role as CEO at Crain Communications, a publishing company that includes dealer-favorite Automotive News, he has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to working with family and managing customers to navigating the influence he has overseeing an industry-leading publication. Based in the Detroit area, KC is active in business and civic activities and is passionate about the city's current and future growth. Listen in to the podcast where our hosts Marc Spoto and Elliot Schor hear KC's take on: Family-run businesses - conflicts, benefits and his opinion on raising the next generation Turning frustrated customers into long-term relationships The age-old battle of print vs. digital content Automotive News and the pressure of being an industry leader EV and the Tesla effect – Will EVs be a majority of future sales? Will some EV manufacturers fold in the next few years? For more about KC, visit his LinkedIn profile. Like this episode? Check out JM&A Insider for more content like this.
Culture is a buzzword that gets thrown around in business all of the time. A company has a great culture! A company has a poor culture! The key is how to build a positive culture in your business that lasts. In this episode, Liza Borches, President/ CEO of the Carter Myers Automotive Group shares how they have instilled a culture of "Moving Lives Forward" in their group, their community and in the hearts of their employees. It is a fantastic conversation everyone can benefit from . Enjoy!! don't forget to subscribe, share and rate the show!! About Liza A 4th generation Automobile retailer with experience in growing an organization exponentially through a people-focused approach. Offering employee ownership, managing partnerships, and values based hiring, CMA has grown from 3 dealerships to 20 in the last 15 years, representing 6 markets, 1000 associates and 18 franchises across Virginia. The mission of Carter Myers Automotive is to Move Lives Forward for customers, associates and the community. Under Liza's leadership, CMA has lived this mission through progressive changes in the customer experience, innovative benefit programs and employee ownership, a commitment to sustainability and through the many non-profit partnerships Her community service awards include the Automotive News “Top 40 Industry Leaders under 40” for 2013; the Hovey S. Dabney Corporate Citizenship award on behalf of Carter Myers Automotive; and in 2020, Liza was recognized by Cox Automotive as the Barbara Cox Woman of the Year for 2020, by Automotive News as a Top 100 Leading Woman in Automotive and by the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce as the Chamber Business Leader of the year. Liza and her husband, Pete, live in Charlottesville, VA with their two children, Parker (age 13) and Taylor (age 16). Connect with Liza: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizaborches/ The "Infinite Game" book recommendation: https://amzn.to/3R2k7vh About Glenn Pasch: "Everyone finds themselves in charge at some point in their lives. Yet many of us lack the skills to generate consistent results. My goal is to help you learn the skills to adapt and grow in your personal and business life.” Glenn Pasch is CEO of PCG Digital, a full service digital marketing agency that specializes in helping businesses create and deliver customers raving, recommending & returning for more. He is author of 2 books including "The Power of Connected Marketing" and has spoken and educated audiences throughout the US and internationally. Thanks for making this a top 30 podcast in Personal Development space https://bit.ly/3pmbArb Let's Connect: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glennpasch/ Personal Website http://glennpasch.com/ Company website: https://pcgdigital.com/
There are so many changes in the automotive industry; underpinning those changes seems to be the ability to harness data. From your video footage to call recording to the customer profiles in your CRM and DMS, your data house is flowing with the data capable of supporting just about any metric you could imagine. Yet our ability to efficiently access and harness that data presents a real and immediate concern within the automotive space. As our industry rapidly shifts, we are increasingly at risk to the outside forces anxious for that same access. So how do we take advantage of the information at our fingertips? This week on the Dealer Talk Podcast, we have the distinct pleasure of discussing this topic with Spot.ai cofounder Sud Bahtija. Sud and spot.ai aim to take data to the next level with video intelligent software designed for the automotive space. We record hours and hours of footage every day yet cannot properly implement that information for use at a store level. Join the conversation and listen as Sud explains the power behind knowing what's really going on in your dealership. For the data points discussed by Charity in the Automotive News go here: Customer satisfaction: https://www.autoblog.com/2022/08/09/car-buyers-paying-more-than-msrp-feel-lasting-resentment/ Bidirectional Charging: https://news.columbia.edu/news/how-electric-vehicles-could-fix-electrical-grid EV Infrastructure in the USA: https://www.brattle.com/insights-events/publications/electric-power-sector-investments-of-75-125-billion-needed-to-support-projected-20-million-evs-by-2030-according-to-brattle-economists/ Get more leads with our vendor partner foureyes.io Create a better online experience for your service customers with our vendor partner fixedops digital. Deliver a more personalized experience for your leads and customers with our vendor partner covideo. Speed up your lead response time with our vendor partner calldrip. Convert more website visits with our vendor partner runmylease. Highlights: Connect: Sud Bahtija: https://www.spot.ai/try Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spot.ai/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sudbhatija/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/spot_ai ---- You can reach the Dealer Talk Team anytime at: https://dealertalk.io/ Herb Anderson: https://stan.store/DealerTalk Charity Ann: https://stan.store/Yes-i-cann Thank you for tuning in, and as usual, we will TALK later! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dealer-talk/support
This Tuesday we're talking about unconventional healthcare with big time satisfaction. The Walmart - Amazon rivalry takes another step up. We also cover Apple's return to work (finally) and layoffs at Best Buy which could benefit Dealership employee searches.One Florida Dealership provides some very special health care services, including a Dr who sees patients several days a week at the storeAfter a 35% rate increase in 2019-2020, Greg Balasco, owner of Lakeland Automall who is a Ford, Hyundai, and Genesis dealer had enough and began looking for other options"There was sheer frustration over the lack of quality health care and the continual increase in expenses for me and our employees every year," Balasco told Automotive News. "Now, we're managing our health care ourselves instead of allowing these big companies to do it and take advantage of the employee and employer.”Worked with advisor Health Rosetta to find a fit and now manages their own healthSaved 25% for everyoneMany no deductible services and no-cost durable medical equipQuick call/text access to the Dealership doctor anytimeHealth card bears the Dealership logoThe “Dealership Dr” Dr. Christopher Salud, said in an interview w ABC Action News in Tampa, Fla., that he enjoys spending more quality time with fewer patients.The store sold 5200 vehicles last yearTake away: We bet they have a lower than normal turnover rate.Walmart has reached a deal with Paramount + to offer the ad supported version of the streaming platform to all members of Walmart+ subscription service for freeDirect move to remain competitive for its 16 million members with rival, AmazonParamount has had an office in Bentonville for many yearsWalmart+ is $98 per year and includes free shipping, gasoline discounts, and 6 months of Spotify premium. Amazon Prime costs $139 and features a robust streaming offering for video and musicApple tells its employees they will need to return to in-person work 3 days per week starting September 5thEmployees will be required to be in-office Tuesday, Thursday, and one other day of their choiceThe return was originally planned for July of 2021 but was shelved due to employee protestFrom CEO Tim Cook, “We are excited to move forward with the pilot and believe that this revised framework will enhance our ability to work flexibly, while preserving the in-person collaboration that is so essential to our culture. We also know that we still have a lot to learn. And we are committed to listening, adapting, and growing together in the weeks and months ahead.”Best Buy announces layoffs likely including hundreds of jobs at the store levelCiting waning demand and sales down 11%, more than the 3-6% initially estimated, the chain is restructuring to combat persistent inflationGet the Daily Push Back email at https://www.asotu.com/Rock with us LIVE at ASOTU CON! Tickets: https://www.asotucon.comJOIN the conversation on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/asotu/Read our most recent email at: https://www.asotu.com/media/push-back-emailShare your positive dealer stories: https://www.asotu.com/positivityASOTU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/automotivestateoftheunion
Walking into a much cooler Friday than last week for most of the country, we're covering a move by startup Autonomy to boost EV offerings, GM retooling and simplifying its chip infrastructure, as well as the Gen Z trend of trusting TikTok for search. EV Subscription Company, Autonomy (formerly NextCar) placed orders for 23K EV's across 17 Automakers, partnering with Auto Nation for both sales and service“The orders are for 45 different models and are valued at $1.2 billion per an Autonomy press release Will take delivery of all 23,000 vehicles within 18 months, Founder and CEO, Scott Painter told Automotive News.Until now the company only had Tesla Model 3s, and is moving to including the Model Y, several GM models including the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq. Also about 1000 vehicles each from Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai, Kia and Rivian and fewer than 500 each from Polestar, Volvo and CanooPainter founded TrueCar and FairTake away: We don't know if the business model will work or not, but it definitely will promote overall EV adoptionGM is retooling and significantly reducing the number of ‘chip families' it's using to clear backlogs and prevent them in the futureWere sitting on 95k assembled vehicles waiting on chips at the end o f Q2 and have cleared more than 20K of them in JulyPlan to reduce the number of chip families by 95% in future designs, to prevent future shortage CFO Paul Jacobson said the number of chip families used will drop by 95% down to 3 total. He also noted increased involvement throughout the manufacturing chainTake away: These aren't flashy announcements, but most nuts and bolts improvements aren't. That's a good thing. TikTok is becoming (or maybe IS) the preferred search engine of Gen ZWanda Pogue, Chief Strategy Officer at VaynerMedia cites a new study that shows 40% of Gen Z users prefer TikTok and Instagram over Google when it comes to search“...my Gen Z daughter had a group of friends over. I asked them about their behavior on TikTok, and they agreed: It's the platform they go to now when searching for anything, from the highest-rated beauty products and clothing trends to the best restaurants in the area or recipes to try”Gen Z prioritizes authenticity and utility which is one of the reasons why they like the visual representation with more real-world application “Social channels have become brands' digital storefronts, and the content shared on them is the cornerstone of building a modern brand. It's an always-on game of relevance, where brand channels need to be “alive” to engage existing communities'Take away: What was that you were saying about “organic content”?Get the Daily Push Back email at https://www.asotu.com/Rock with us LIVE at ASOTU CON! Tickets: https://www.asotucon.comJOIN the conversation on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/asotu/Read our most recent email at: https://www.asotu.com/media/push-back-emailShare your positive dealer stories: https://www.asotu.com/positivityASOTU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/automotivestateoftheunion
Will Oakland County expand it's public transit system? Oakland County Board of Commissioners chair Dave Woodward, State Senator Ruth Johnson, and Transportation Riders United executive director Megan Owens join the show for a lively discussion about the upcoming vote on public transit in Oakland County, if it should pass, and how it would affect the region. Then, Automotive News executive editor Jamie Butters stops by to discuss the Inflation Reduction Act's impact on the electric vehicle industry.
Today on Daily News You Can Use, Ray and Zach discuss the latest chip shortage numbers from Auto Forecast Solutions. They also discuss the latest inventory data from Automotive News, and which automakers have inventory, and which don't. Be sure to tune in!