Category: International

DIGITAL FOCUS OF NADA SHOW

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) held its 2021 Show online in February, and unsurprisingly, the focus was heavily tilted towards digital marketing and online activity. BDO’s Steve Le Bas, Partner – Head of Motor Retail, and Malcolm Thixton, Partner…

‘NEW MATH’ KEY TO COMBATTING MARGIN COMPRESSION

Dealers and used car managers needed to understand ‘the new math’ of used car sales if they wanted to combat margin compression and operate a profitable used car department, Dale Pollak, EVP & Founder, vAuto – Cox Automotive, said in…

ONLINE CONVENTION A GREAT SUCCESS

AADA 2020 Moving Forward, AADA’s first-ever completely online National Dealer Convention & Expo, was a resounding success, with high participation rates in both workshops and feature sessions. Hosted by industry veteran David McCarthy on 10 and 11 November, the online…

NADA PUTS ITS STAMP ON AUSTRALIAN SENATE

Representatives from AADA’s equivalent body in the United States, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), have testified before the Senate Standing Committees on Education and Employment into the relationship between Australian Dealers and OEMs, providing insight into the rights and…

SENATE COMMITTEE TO REPORT ON DEALER-OEM RELATIONSHIP

The Senate Standing Committees on Education and Employment, which broadened its initial inquiry into the operations of General Motors Holden to include the wider industry, is due to report by December 10. On 24 November, the Senate Inquiry concluded its…

VIRTUAL EXPO TO DELIVER REAL SOLUTIONS

A feature of the annual AADA National Dealer Convention is the Expo, and with this year’s online “AADA 2020 Moving Forward” we will present a comprehensive “Virtual Expo” of vendors’ products and services in an engaging expo hub. The AADA…

AADA 2020 MOVING FORWARD

The COVID-19 pandemic has made large gatherings such as the annual AADA National Dealer Convention & Expo impossible to hold at this time, but that doesn’t mean AADA is not still going to provide an event for Dealers to learn…

AADA LEADS ATTACK ON GM AT SENATE INQUIRY

AADA CEO James Voortman has led a chorus of criticism of the way General Motors has handled the Holden brand’s withdrawal from the Australian market, testifying before a Senate Inquiry last month. On Monday 3 August, the Senate Committee conducting…