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Jumpstart Automotive Group Unveils New Logo, New Name

Jumpstart Automotive Group, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today officially unveiled a new logo and announced it is changing its name back to Jumpstart Automotive Media. The name change reflects the evolution of Jumpstart’s business and the market it serves, and the new logo signifies the company’s growth and transformation.

The launch of Jumpstart’s new brand identity kicks off a new era at the company where, as part of the…

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Added by John Sternal on August 23, 2016 at 11:03am — No Comments


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Broad Declines in Car Segments

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.

This week’s Black Book Market Insights report shines a spotlight on luxury cars, particularly two-year-old models. Cars in this class are showing significantly weaker retention compared with…

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Added by Black Book on August 23, 2016 at 10:56am — No Comments


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Drive More Sales at Your Dealership with Data-Driven Email Marketing

Drive More Sales at Your Dealership with Data-Driven Email Marketing

Personalized emails targeted to the right buyer and at the right time can drive traffic to your inventory page and prospects onto your lot. Email is a highly effective customer acquisition channel and for the…

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Added by Larisa Bedgood on August 22, 2016 at 6:40am — No Comments

Buying a Forklift: Tips to Consider

When you are in the market for forklifts, you have one thing in mind and that is to buy the most productive and cost effective forklift for your business. One must spend ample amount of time in researching before they finally buy the forklifts.

The process of purchasing forklift requires a lot of thinking to avoid any mistakes. Forklifts are not just expensive equipment but an asset that adds value to your business.  Therefore, one needs to be careful when acquiring a…

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Added by Adam Smith on August 18, 2016 at 12:17am — No Comments


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Luxury Segments Values Under Stress

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to…

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Added by Black Book on August 16, 2016 at 12:37pm — No Comments


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Mobility, Car Sharing and the Future of the Automotive Industry

Mobility, Car Sharing and the Future of the Automotive Industry

  

Americans are slowly turning away from the concept of car ownership as a necessity and are looking at new options of mobility – car sharing. A study by …

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Added by Larisa Bedgood on August 16, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments


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Are you Managing or Marketing Your Dealership's Online Reputation? What Is The Difference?

August 12, 2016

By: Cary Greenberg, National Director of Sales and Operations

In today’s competitive online marketplace, automotive dealers need to understand the vast difference between reputation management and reputation marketing. It all begins with your current client experience. 

Ask yourself the following question, "On a scale from 1 to 10, what rating would your customers give your store in terms of client experience?"

If…

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Added by Chris Snellgrove on August 15, 2016 at 3:34pm — No Comments


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MAJORITY OF CAR SHOPPERS & DRIVERS INTERESTED IN 12-MONTH LEASE OFFERS FROM DEALERS

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, unveiled new data today that show car shoppers are more interested in shorter-term lease options, compared with the traditional 36-month lease. An online survey presented to more than 2,500 drivers across the country shows that roughly 70% of those polled would like lease terms of 24 months or less as an option by their dealer.

The survey was conducted during the month of July, 2016, and was inspired in…

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Added by John Sternal on August 15, 2016 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Avail the Benefits of Online Two Wheelers Insurance

The internet age has made life a lot easier. Almost every task, be it paying your bills, ordering food or booking movie tickets have become a one-click affair.

More and more people are resorting to the internet for their work. However, a few still hold faith in the old measures of doing their task. This is true for two reasons, the first being - lack of awareness of computers and second, ignorance about the benefits of online insurance.

Benefits of Online…

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Added by Jessica on August 11, 2016 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Why Should You Buy a Used Luxury Car?

We have come a long way from the days when buying a car meant more seating capacity, four tires, a steering wheel, and a fuel tank. With no special features to offer, cars in the past were merely a piece of metal that took you around the town. But innovation crept in, things changed and the automobiles…

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Added by Raj Dasgupta on August 11, 2016 at 11:18pm — No Comments


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BLACK BOOK: MOST SEGMENTS RETAIN THEIR VALUE SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN LAST MONTH

According to Black Book® data, the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2011-2015 depreciated by -1.5% during July, slightly better than June (-1.7%). The market performance was similar to the depreciation rates seen in the past three years in the month of July: -1.4% in 2015, -2.1% in 2014 and -1.3% in 2013. Cars overall bounced back from June ending the month at -1.9% (-2.2%). Trucks as a whole finished at -1.2% for July. All vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation change…

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Added by Black Book on August 9, 2016 at 8:08am — No Comments


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Values of Car Segments Slide at a Higher Pace

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download…

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Added by Black Book on August 9, 2016 at 8:07am — No Comments


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90% of Car Shoppers Prefer a Dealership Where They Can Start the Buying Process Online

90% of Car Shoppers Prefer a Dealership Where They Can Start the Buying Process Online…

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Added by Larisa Bedgood on August 9, 2016 at 5:48am — No Comments


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No Major Surprises in Market Movement Last Week

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download…

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Added by Black Book on August 2, 2016 at 8:29am — No Comments


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Why Dealerships Should be Using Facebook to Target Auto Shoppers

Why Dealerships Should be Using Facebook to Target Auto Shoppers

Shopping for cars on Facebook happens more often that you may realize. Did you know that nearly a quarter of prospective car buyers use Facebook for researching their next car purchase?…

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Added by Larisa Bedgood on July 26, 2016 at 11:18am — No Comments


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Seasonal Declines

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download…

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Added by Black Book on July 22, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments


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The Difference Between Lease Incentives vs. Finance Incentives

Incentives on a lease and purchase often vary, and the vast majority of car shoppers do not realize this difference. Finance Incentives Options (2 of them) are usually: Option of cash rebate (example: $2k rebate); or low interest rate over a period of time. Lease Incentives Options (3 of them) are usually: Different cash rebate; different subsidized interest rate; or a subsidized residual value. 

“The art of the deal is different between financing and leasing, and the makeup of…

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Added by John Sternal on July 22, 2016 at 11:22am — No Comments

Things to Do When Your Two-Wheeler Insurance Expires

Whenever a two wheeler is taken out to take a ride on road, one thing that a rider must ensure is that he is riding an insured vehicle. It has been made mandatory by the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (IRDAI) that no uninsured vehicle can be brought on the road for driving. If one needs to drive it even for a half a kilometer distance, it has to be on a legally insured vehicle.

While it is a must and a serious law to have a vehicle insured, there are still…

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Added by Jessica on July 19, 2016 at 10:36pm — No Comments


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Three Ways Mobile Technology is Changing the Auto Industry

Three Ways Mobile Technology is Changing the Auto Industry

Each day consumers spend a little more than 3 hours on their smartphones – and that’s not even making calls.…

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Added by Larisa Bedgood on July 19, 2016 at 5:12am — No Comments


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Auto Shoppers Are In Market Longer Than Ever – 5 Ways to Target and Convert New Customers

Auto Shoppers Are In Market Longer Than Ever – 5 Ways to Target and Convert New Customers…

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Added by Larisa Bedgood on July 18, 2016 at 9:10am — No Comments

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