Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mobile will Push the Marketing Migration in Automotive Retailing

Situation ONE:  The Los Angeles Venture Association and the LAVA Mobile Strategic Interest Group recently asked to be “briefed” on what changes mobility has, will have and could have in the next 3 years on the automotive channel.  A LAVA … Continue reading

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Sales of Sub-Prime Auto Paper to Securitization Markets Good Sign for Dealers

Situation: Issuance of more auto credit to sub-prime or credit challenged consumer buyers is a positive sign that independents and franchise dealers are going to find funding for car longs in the third and fourth quarters of 2012 Key Numbers: … Continue reading

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Should the Typical CEO by Making Nearly $10 Million a Year? Forgetaboutit

Situation:  Profits of U.S. corps are up; corporations are stashing cash like there is no tomorrow. Companies generally are doing great. The average CEO got paid a tidy sum of almost $10 million in 2011.  The company staff and organization … Continue reading

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How Ford Doesn’t Have to Play Catch Up — Can Lead the Industry With Build to Order

Situation:  Apparently Ford lost or dropped 1.4 percent of market share going into the second quarter because they “didn’t build enough cars and trucks” in the first quarter. . . Another Situation Last Year: [You will remember] Last year Honda … Continue reading

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