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January 11, 2017
Volkswagen AG Pleads Guilty to Emissions Scandal

Aside from the $4.3 Billion settlement, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that six Volkswagen executives and employees were indicted for their role in the decade-long conspiracy to cheat U.S. emissions tests.




Head of Wells Fargo Dealer Services Set to Retire this Year

Wells Fargo announced this week that Dawn Martin Harp, the head of Wells Fargo Dealer Services, is set to retire this year, after more than 20 years of service.




<p><strong>Tracy Heid</strong></p> No Challenge Too Great

In the third act of an action-packed professional life, Tracy Heid is thriving as a salesperson at Wisconsin’s Mad City Mitsubishi.




Social Awareness

The publisher seeks expert advice for making social marketing work for dealers.




IHS Markit Awards General Motors With Top Customer Loyalty Award

During IHS Markit’s 21st annual Automotive Loyalty Awards, the company recognized automakers who have displayed excellent levels of customer loyalty. In total, the awards show recognized winners in more than 30 categories.




Black Book: Smaller Cars Back in Demand

Small cars (model-year 2008-2014) are making a comeback to open the year, and Black Book believes the segment could be in for a good spring.


Pearl Combines Equity Mining Tool With 'Buy Direct From Consumer' Platform

The integration will allow dealers to search for vehicles they wish to purchase directly from consumers by year, make, model and trim, according to the company.


AutoGravity Adds First Investors to Vehicle Financing Platform

AutoGravity is adding First Investors Financial Services’ indirect business onto the AutoGravity platform, the two companies announced this week.


Dent Wizard Hires Vice President of Customer Development

Ryan Briggs, former national sales manager for DigitCut, was hired by Dent Wizard to fill the newly created position of vice president of customer development. He'll be responsible for expanding the company’s relationships with the nation’s Top 150 dealer groups.


Heritage Acceptance Corp. Launches New Vehicle Service Contract

The new service contract includes roadside assistance and a higher liability limit the company claims will better protect the customer's investment.


How to Be More Social

Social marketing experts from dealerships around the country share advice for starting a meaningful dialogue with your community, generating organic, in-market leads, and calculating your return on investment.


6 Ways to Get Used

Your pre-owned inventory could be your most undervalued tool. GSM offers six keys to maximizing the market value of every used unit.


Physician, Heal Thyself

The CFPB’s inability to master the basic vocabulary of automotive finance does a disservice to the consumers whose interests it is charged with protecting.


Sexual Harassment in the Dealership

Improper and hostile workplace behavior takes many forms, and ignorance is no excuse.



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