Category: NADA Show

Jack Salzman Named 2018 Time Dealer of the Year

Jack Salzman, owner of Lake Norman Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM in Cornelius, N.C., was named 2018 Time Dealer of the Year—a national award that recognizes new-car dealers who exhibit exceptional performance in their dealerships and perform distinguished community service.

NADA Expands Educational Offerings with New ‘Professional Series’

The NADA Professional Series, which is designed for new or high-potential department managers to stay ahead of the competition, targets four critical dealership departments—office, parts, sales and service.

Waymo CEO Says His Technology Will Create Better Drivers

Waymo’s John Krafcik, NADA President & CEO Peter Welch and AutoNation Chairman & CEO Mike Jackson had a wide-ranging discussion on technology’s role in the future of the auto industry during NADA Show 2018.

NADA Live Stage: How Dealers Can Drive Success on Google

Google’s Peter Leto offered nine concrete steps that dealers can take to lean into mobile marketing and unlock the power of Google for their business.

NADA Senior Economist Patrick Manzi Discusses Auto Retailing Trends at NADA Show 2018

Despite the economic headwinds likely to impact the retail-auto industry this year, NADA is sticking to its original sales forecast of 16.7 million new cars and light trucks in 2018.

TV Advertising Still Packs a Punch for Car Dealers, TVB Says

Television is very much alive when it comes to advertising new-car sales, Steve Lanzano, president and CEO of the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB), said March 23 during the NADA Show 2018 in Las Vegas.

NADA Live Stage: Crisis Response: Hurricane Harvey

Just days after Hurricane Harvey, NADA leadership was on the ground to meet with relief workers and personally deliver much needed resources, including emergency assistance funds, to dealership employees.

‘Connected Cars’ of the Future Will Play Many Roles, Including Improving Operations for Auto Dealers

Not only will these vehicles employ a host of technologies to make the roads safer and occupants happier, but they also will help new-car dealers streamline their operations and solidify long-term relationships with their customers.

NADA Live Stage: “15 Minutes with…” NADA President & CEO Peter Welch and 2018 Chairman Wes Lutz

“The great part of being a dealer is you can have a personality and it reflects your community.”–2018 NADA Chairman Wes Lutz on the NADA Live Stage.

ACV Auctions Leverages Big Data to Boost Transparency and Build Trust in Online Auctions

“It all starts with our condition reports,” said Joe Neiman, head of product for ACV Auctions, which sponsored the Live Stage at the NADA Show.

Autonomous Vehicles Will Benefit Drivers and Dealers, Says AutoNation, Waymo CEOs

Autonomous vehicles represent a new way forward in mobility, NADA Chairman and CEO Peter Welch said.

NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli: Vehicle Affordability Drives NADA’s Advocacy Efforts

“Vehicle affordability is the air we breathe. Affordability is everything. Americans need cars – affordable cars – more than ever,” Scarpelli said today in keynote remarks at NADA Show 2018 in Las Vegas.

ATD Chairman Steve Parker Urges Repeal of Federal Excise Tax in Farewell Address

“ATD supported new legislation, H.R. 2946, which would eliminate the archaic federal excise tax altogether,” said Parker, president of Baltimore Potomac Truck Centers in Linthicum, Md.

Rick Reynolds Named 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year

Rick Reynolds, president of Peach State Truck Centers in Norcross, Ga., was named 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year—a national award that recognizes commercial-truck dealers for business performance, industry and civic leadership and community service.

NADA Live Stage: Automotive News’ Project XX and Women in the Industry

NADA Live Stage panel discusses sexism in the auto industry and how to combat it.

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New 2018 Professional Series Designed for Department Managers

In a little as three months, NADA’s new 2018 Professional Series can help department managers become recognized leaders in their dealer groups!

NADA Live Stage: “15 Minutes with…” Tom Doll

The love is now bigger than ever at Subaru. That’s according to Subaru President and CEO Tom Doll, who joined NADA’s Jonathan Collegio on the Live Stage for a wide-ranging “15 Minutes With…” discussion at NADA Show 2018 in Las Vegas.

New Auto Recall Search Tool Unveiled at NADA Show

Automakers today announced the launch of a new tool aimed at increasing consumer participation in auto recalls.

NADA Live Stage: “15 Minutes with…” Mark Scarpelli and Richard Stephens

Panelists on the NADA Live Stage say the show is bigger and better than ever.

Friday at NADA Show: 3 Keynotes Not to Miss this Weekend

Check out the video below for a recap of day 1 and an introduction to some of our NADA Show keynote speakers you’ll hear from over the next couple of days.

American Truck Dealers Host Economic Roundtable Discussion at ATD Show

ATD’s outlook for truck dealerships in 2018 and beyond is positive. Tailwinds stemming from the passage of new tax legislation, high levels of business and consumer confidence and higher profitability point to a strong year for new-truck sales and service this year.

How Auto Dealers Can Leverage Digital Giants

Auto dealers can — and should — leverage Google, Facebook and Twitter to drive sales and service.

NADA Live Stage: The Modern Dealership

Two dealers took to the NADA Live stage to share the innovations they’ve put in place at their dealerships and how it’s impacted the company culture.

#WomenInAutomotive Contest Winners

NADA launched its’ #WomenInAutomotive contest on social media. The response has been overwhelming and inspiring.

Navigate the NADA Show Like a Pro

You’ve been planning for it for months and now, finally: NADA Show is here.

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Update your Dealership Roster at NADA Show and ATD Show

Update your dealership roster at NADA Show and ATD Show to ensure all of your dealership staff has access to the full spectrum of NADA member benefits.

NADA Show Know Before You Go

NADA Show 2018 – Know Before You Go

Find out all of the must-know info to be prepared for this exciting weekend, March 22-25.

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Earn CEU Credits at NADA Show 2018

NADA Show 2018 will offer dozens of opportunities to earn CEUs through our workshops and education sessions.

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NADA Scavenger Hunt Contest Returns

Explore the NADA Expo floor and meet with top industry vendors all while participating in the Scavenger Hunt contest to win daily prizes, including an Apple Watch, Apple HomePod, or MacBook Air.

TIME and Ally Honor New-Car Dealers at NADA Show 2018

Forty-seven new-car dealers out of more than 16,500 nationwide candidates have been nominated for the 2018 TIME Dealer of the Year award.

Riding the Tidal Wave of Off-Lease Vehicles

For dealers who want to thrive in the year ahead, focusing on the used market and capitalizing on still-growing volumes of off-lease maturities will be keys to success.

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Bright Lights and Shows During NADA Show 2018

While you’re in Las Vegas for NADA Show 2018, there’s no doubt you’ll want to explore some of the many amazing restaurants, shows and events the city has to offer.

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Introducing the NADA Show 2018 Mobile App

Download the NADA Show Mobile app today and start exploring the many exciting features, workshops, events and exhibitors that you’ll find during NADA Show and ATD Show this March!

China’s GAC Motor to Exhibit at NADA Show 2018 in Las Vegas

The other automakers exhibiting at the NADA Show (formerly the NADA Convention & Expo) are Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., Mitsubishi Motors North America, Subaru of America and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.

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Attract More Parts and Service Customers with Digital Marketing

It’s good business to invest in digital marketing for the service and part departments knowing they too can contribute to the sales side of the dealership.

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Six Things to Never Tell Your Millennial Employees

Engaging with Millennial employees means connecting in meaningful ways and addressing concerns in a productively and positively.

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NADA’s Social Connection Zone Shows Dealers How to Effectively Use Social Assets

In it’s seventh year, SCZ will go beyond the basics of social media and highlight the latest trends in digital marketing while also offering insight into how to best manage all things marketing and communication.

#WomenInAutomotive: Video Competition

Share a video publicly on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter and include the hashtag (#WomenInAutomotive) for the chance to win a free Apple Watch!

Nick Saban: “Forget Disneyland, I’m Going to the NADA Show.”

Saban is one of five keynote speakers slated for NADA Show 2018 (formerly the NADA Convention & Expo). The NADA Show returns to Las Vegas from March 22-25.

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Mobility as a Service: A Threat or Opportunity for Car Dealers?

As the software used to facilitate Mobility as a Service (MaaS) becomes more of a commodity than an innovation, the timing is right for the innovative automotive retailer to utilize MaaS as a new profit center for the dealership.

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Dealer’s Choice: Announcing the NADA Show 2018 Exchange Topics

Each Exchange session is based on timely topics selected by attendees at the time of registration.

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NADA Show Lifestyle Experience Helps Attendees ‘Excite’, ‘Explore’ and ‘Relax’

We’ve teamed up with our luxury retailers and partners to create an experience to serve as an oasis of relaxation right in the middle of the Show.

NADA Tax Reform Workshops

New Tax Reform Law Highlighted at NADA Show 2018

At NADA Show 2018, our Legal and Regulatory workshops and education sessions will address these hot tax topics for dealers and provide the information you need to stay up-to-date.

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More Digital Engagement Than Ever at NADA Show 2018

The need for dealers to understand digital technology and marketing, as well as the effects on their respective businesses is a top priority at NADA Show.

Auto Dealer Offers Advice to Maximize Educational Workshop Experience at NADA Show

When it comes to continuing education for managers at new-car dealerships, Shirley Quinn has experienced numerous training programs over her 43-year career working in the retail-automobile industry.

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Dealership Managers Benefit from Attending NADA Show

The NADA Show is not just for dealers or dealership owners. This annual auto industry event provides the education, business solutions and networking opportunities to help managers drive success in each dealership department.

New: NADA Show 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series

Four dynamic speakers will go beyond the six traditional workshop tracks to discuss Leadership, Culture, Team Building, along with Personal and Business Success.

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Workshops and Education Sessions at NADA Show 2018

At NADA Show’s workshops and idea sharing sessions, hundreds of years of combined experience from dealers, managers, consultants and other experts come together to work towards actionable solutions to the problems dealers and managers face each day.

Las Vegas’ Top Hotels Host NADA Show 2018 Attendees

NADA only selects top-quality hotels for our room block, and with hotels filling up quickly, it’s important that you secure your room from the NADA hotel block today.

Introducing the 2018 NADA Show

NADA’s is the only four-day event that houses a sold-out expo with more than 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services just for dealers.

Networking at NADA Show—Making Connections the Right Way

Whether you’ve been to dozens of conventions, or if it’s your very first time, knowing how to network and make the right connections is key in making the most of your NADA Show experience.

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NADA Show 2018 Registration is Now Open

Registration for the Auto Industry Event of the Year is now open! NADA Show 2018 returns to Las Vegas for four days, Thursday, March 22 to Sunday, March 25.

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From Website to Showroom – Engaging Consumers to Sell Cars

They say information is power, but what happens with too much information, too many websites, and too many options for one very important vehicle purchase? This information overload creates a phenomenon called the “merry-go-round effect”.

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Why Aren’t Women More Present Within Dealership Personnel?

Women influence the majority of all car buying decisions, so why aren’t they more present within dealership personnel? Our world is rapidly changing and advancing, yet, in the area of women employed at a car dealership our numbers are rather stagnant.

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NADA Show Returns March 22-25, 2018

In 2018, NADA Show returns to Las Vegas! Thursday, March 22 through Sunday, March 25, NADA Show 2018 will deliver four days of networking, business, innovation and learning at this exciting signature event.

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Local SEO: Get Your Dealership Found

Did you realize that there are actually two kinds of SEO? When most people talk about SEO, they’re talking about “traditional” SEO, where you’re doing things to a website to get it to show up at a higher ranking when someone does a search in Google.

Café Reconcile Provides Job Training for New Orleans Youth

This past January, ahead of the NADA convention which returned to New Orleans for the 12th time since 1973, the NADA Foundation donated $50,000 to Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which supports Café Reconcile.

NADA Partners with Junior Achievement to Improve Financial Literacy

The National Automobile Dealers Association and the NADA Women Directors announced a partnership with Junior Achievement USA to teach financial educational courses to students in grade schools and high schools through a volunteer program.

Army Veteran Discusses the Importance of Service Dogs for Wounded Warriors

Steve Blackman is a retired sergeant in the U.S. Army who lives in Dallas, Texas, with his family. He and his service dog, Gottlieb, recently attended a fundraising event at the 2017 NADA convention in New Orleans that benefitted Canine Companions.