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Jumpstart Automotive Media June 2017 Path to Purchase Report: Subcompact SUVs/CUVs Was the Fastest Growing Vehicle Segment in First Half of 2017

Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today released its monthly share of shopper interest data. The report reveals that Subcompact SUVs and CUVs saw a 37% increase in interest across Jumpstart’s portfolio of sites in the first half of 2017 (H1 2017) when compared to the first half of 2016 (H2 2016).

Additionally, the Subcompact SUV/CUV segment ranked as the 11th most-shopped vehicle category in H1 2017, jumping from…

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Added by John Sternal on July 18, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

AUTO LEASE PRICES REMAIN RELATIVELY STABLE THROUGHOUT JUNE

Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings, with prices on most of today’s popular leases holding steady from last month. Thirty-nine vehicles maintained their prices from the previous month to this month. Additionally there are fifteen models being offered for $200 monthly or less and three vehicles currently offered for less than $150 per month.

The Nissan Sentra SV,…

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Added by John Sternal on July 18, 2017 at 9:11am — No Comments

VEHICLE DEPRECIATION SHOWS POCKETS OF STRENGTH AT MID-WAY POINT OF 2017 ACCORDING TO BLACK BOOK DATA

According to Black Book® data, the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2012-2016 decreased in value -1.3%, slightly more than the -1.2% change in May. Cars overall dropped -1.8% (unchanged from last month), and trucks decreased -0.8% in value during June. All vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation of -16.7%.

In June, Small Pickups had the lowest monthly depreciation at -0.1%. Vehicles in the Small Pickup segment include the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC…

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Added by John Sternal on July 17, 2017 at 10:26am — No Comments

BLACK BOOK USED VEHICLE RETENTION INDEX SEES MORE GAINS IN JUNE

Black Book, a division of Hearst Business Media that provides industry-leading used vehicle valuation and residual value forecast solutions, released its Used Vehicle Retention Index for June, showing the Index, rising modestly to 113.0, up from 112.3 in May. On a twelve-month basis, the index has dropped 4.5% from last June. Click here to obtain a copy of the latest index data.

The Black Book Used Vehicle…

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Added by John Sternal on July 11, 2017 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Car Segment Depreciation Slowed 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 John Sternal on June 28, 2017 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Chapter 1 Performance Brake Pads - Why They Are Important For Racing?

Performance Brake Rotors and pads play an important part in racing. You can opt for camshafts, valves, and pistons and check their configuration to race better.



However, the most important part of the pads is that they hold an important place in the overall segment. You can race better is the brake pads are in place. Now, to ensure everything is in order, you need to check few things.



You must check if the brake pads are sold by an authorized dealer or reseller. The price…

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Added by Ames on June 27, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

3 Things That Make a Good Logo

This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Ally & Haley take over to reveal how to make a great logo for your business.

What does it take for consumers to remember your name? Watch this week's episode to find out!

We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below and follow us on Facebook.

Website:…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 20, 2017 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Sub-Compact Car Values under Pressure

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 John Sternal on June 20, 2017 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Jumpstart Automotive Media May 2017 Share Of Shopper Interest Report All Luxury SUVs/CUVs See Growth, Loyalty to Midsize Sedans Increases for Fifth Consecutive Month

Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today released its share of shopper interest data for the month of May. The report reveals that shopper interest across all luxury SUV/CUV segments is up 2% from April. The report also shows that loyalty to midsize sedans is strong (49% of midsize sedan shoppers are exclusively looking at vehicles in this category) and interest in midsize sedans across Jumpstart’s portfolio of sites is up for the…

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Added by John Sternal on June 20, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

CONSUMER INTEREST IN LUXURY SUVS DRIVES INCREASE IN CREDIT DECLINES IN THE SWAPALEASE.COM MARKETPLACE

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered just a 48.1% approval rate during May, the lowest approval rate tracked by the company dating back to 2014 when the monthly approval ratings began.

 

Company officials pointed to a higher-than-normal influx of applicants looking to take over higher-end luxury leases, especially high-priced SUVs that come with payments in…

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Added by John Sternal on June 20, 2017 at 9:42am — No Comments

Anyone using Ace Motor Acceptance BHPH In a box?

I'm interested in hearing anyone's experiences with using Ace Motor Acceptance's "BHPH in a box" program.

Can anyone compare them against Credit Acceptance? I'm interested in what they charge to do business, rates and terms etc. 

Added by Travis Griffis on June 18, 2017 at 7:44pm — No Comments

How to Sell Like Amazon

Have you ever put an item in your shopping cart on Amazon and then started getting emails and ads about that product? It might seem like the product is following you around the internet.

Well, these products ARE following you. And on this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I'm going to show you step-by-step exactly how you can do this for your own company.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 13, 2017 at 5:36pm — No Comments

BLACK BOOK POWERS VEHICLE VALUATIONS FOR REVOLUTIONARY MYDEALERONLINE VIRTUAL INVENTORY DEALER PLATFORM

Black Book, a division of Hearst Business Media that provides industry-leading used vehicle valuation and residual value forecast solutions, announced today it will power the online vehicle valuation resource for MyDealerOnline, the first and only software that uploads wholesale auction, and other wholesale-sourced vehicles onto dealer websites, effectively enabling public buyers to purchase them through dealers.

MyDealerOnline software enables dealerships to add…

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Added by John Sternal on June 12, 2017 at 1:27pm — No Comments

#DIY Optimize Your Campaign

Stop pouring money into your Google AdWords campaign. It's time to start optimizing! Google has some new changes that you should start utilizing for your marketing strategy.

On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha will reveal how you can create and test landing pages based on campaigns, ad group, and keywords...on your own. …

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 9, 2017 at 4:17pm — No Comments

VEHICLE DEPRECIATION BEGINS TO PICK UP ENTERING JUNE

According to Black Book® data, the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2011-2015 decreased in value -1.2% in May, a reversal from April when values actually increased 0.4%. Cars overall dropped -1.8%, and trucks decreased -0.9% in value during May. All vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation of -17.5%.

During May, Full-Size Pickups performed the strongest, with values increasing +0.2%. Vehicles in the Full-Size Pickup segment include the Chevrolet…

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Added by John Sternal on June 8, 2017 at 9:56am — No Comments

[QUIZ] Which personality type are you?

Which personality type are you? Better yet, which personality type are your customers? It definitely gives you something to think about when it comes to the content strategy of your campaign.

Take a look at this week’s Think Tank Tuesday to fit this new strategy into your social media or website content.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 6, 2017 at 3:35pm — No Comments

BLACK BOOK USED VEHICLE RETENTION INDEX FALLS AFTER GAINS IN APRIL

Black Book, a division of Hearst Business Media that provides industry-leading used vehicle valuation and residual value forecast solutions, unveiled its Used Vehicle Retention Index for May, showing the Index falling 0.7% to 112.3 down from 113.1 in April. On a twelve-month basis, the index has dropped 5.6% from last May. Click here to obtain a copy of the latest index data.

The Black Book Used Vehicle…

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Added by John Sternal on June 5, 2017 at 10:35am — No Comments

Optimize Your YouTube Channel

Watching TV on YouTube is something that's been trending for a while, but now people are starting to watch YouTube on their TV's.

So, how does this affect you? Watch this episode of Hard Facts to find out!

We’d love to hear what you…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 2, 2017 at 3:52pm — No Comments

HEARST AUTOS EXPANDS TO INCLUDE ALL AUTOMOTIVE ADVERTISING SALES AND MARKETING INITIATIVES FOR HEARST MAGAZINES

Hearst Magazines announced today that its Hearst Autos division will house the automotive sales and marketing functions for the Hearst Magazines print and digital portfolio of brands. Felix DiFilippo, publisher/chief revenue officer of Car and Driver and Road & Track, adds the title of senior vice president, integrated sales, automotive for Hearst Autos; Jill Meenaghan, previously associate publisher and group marketing director of the Hearst Men’s Group, has been…

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Added by John Sternal on June 2, 2017 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Is your marketing working?

This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Samantha and I reveal some marketing strategies you could consider in order to skyrocket your business.

We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below…

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Added by Paul Potratz on May 30, 2017 at 4:38pm — No Comments

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