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Is Your Service Dept Ready for Aluminum, High Strength Materials & Riveting Technology?


The trends in mate­ri­als use and tech­nol­ogy are ulti­mately going to impact and even change how repair facil­i­ties fix cars and trucks.

Deal­ers, for exam­ple are going to be able to per­form Dam­age Analy­sis, processes with the right tool­ing and train­ing in place.

ICAR and Jason Bar­to­nan give you a video brief­ing on what you can expect and when.

News You Need to Know

 Myth Busters

Big Media to Grow 2.5% in 2015, No 3rd Q Fall Off

What seemed to be & is actually going on?

• TV ads seemed to be falling off. And so are big media company profits.

• Digital is not cutting into the TV Ad revenue, however

• Net ad spending growth was actually 2.5% in Third Quarter

• Mobile Ads not so much to blame as Cyclical Factors

• At first look, it appeared Big Media was taking in the teeth but not the case.

• Analyst sees 2.5% growth for local and national advertising in 2015

Source: from WSJ

 Hybrid cost of ownership

Vincentric Releases Study on Real Cost of Ownership for Hybrid Vehicles

Hybrid electric vehicles, led in sales and brand image by the Toyota Prius, have been softening lately in new vehicle sales and used vehicle values. Some of that has to do with dropping gasoline prices and with more competition com­ing from affordable, fuel efficient four-cylinder engine cars coming to market..

How is the cost of ownership going for hybrids?

Vincentric, a leader in cost-of-ownership data, released its most recent Hybrid Analysis.


 Dodge brothers

Best Print Ad of the Month from Automotive Digest Editors:

Ad: Double page spread in the enthusiast magazines like Car and Driver.

Product: New 2015 Dodge Challenger.

Head: “They May Be Gone, But They Left Us With the Keys.”

Tag Line: Their Spirit Lives On.

Principals in the Print Ad: Horace and John Dodge (brothers).

Overall Effect: Visual, strong punch line, two brothers and the car.

Impact: Engaging, gets your attention, and will sell cars.

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Industry People

Kelly CooperDirector of Sales and ServiceTenPoint Complete - 12/31/1969

Formerly, Cooper was a member of the TenPoint Insurance Solutions team with prior experience as an account executive with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) where she represented the claim and legal solutions of the CSC Financial Service Group. Here she was continuously recognized for exceeding her sales goals and uncovering new revenue opportunities with both existing and new clients.

“As we’ve experienced remarkable growth opportunities, we knew we needed to bring on additional resources”, states Michael Sturgis, partner at TenPoint Complete. “With the addition of an industry veteran like Kelly, TenPoint is poised to continue our expansion while maintaining our personal touch with our customers. We are extremely excited about having Kelly back on our team.” “TenPoint is a well-respected company in the repairer and automotive claims market”, said Kelly Cooper.
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