Joe Overby, Senior Editor

The term “missed connection” is often associated with airport hassles and personal ads in the newspaper (well, maybe on smartphone apps, these days). But it may also apply to squandered opportunities for dealers to reach car shoppers. And a new report from Kijiji released Thursday suggests there are... Read More

PODCAST: Why consumers leave dealer lots

AuSM Staff

Why do consumers sometimes leave dealership lots without buying a vehicle? Why do some customers just show up unexpectedly and buy a car?  Drew Harden, the manager of research and insights at CARPROOF, is our guest this week and answers those questions and more.  During this show recorded at... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Search Optics will implement a fully-integrated digital marketing strategy across all of Hyundai’s dealerships within the Canadian market. The company announced Tuesday that it has newly partnered with Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. and Innocean Worldwide Canada to provide a single-source digital marketing solution... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Consumers who visit will be able to chat directly with salespeople at any of the over 90 Subaru dealers across Canada through a new digital platform. Subaru Canada announced Tuesday that it will launch the DMT Group's DIGITAL! Interview platform to provide consumers an easy way to... Read More

CBB used-car retention index hits all-time record

AuSM Canada Staff

Not only did the Canadian Black Book Used Vehicle Retention Index beat year-ago figures by more than 3 percent in March, it tied an all-time record. Canadian Black Book shared the index report earlier this week, noting that the 103.0 reading for March was on par with the best-ever tally in December. It was a... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

Uber has given Torontonians access to the data it collects from trips across the city daily. Via the company’s new Uber Movement tool, residents and city planners can now make decisions using traffic pattern information captured during the company’s GPS-tracked trips. Along with hearing from different... Read More

Convertus partners with TRADER Corp.

AuSM Canada Staff

One of the many expert speakers who shared valuable information to dealers and other attendees during this year’s AuSM Canada Conference made a major announcement on Wednesday. According to a letter posted on the company’s website, Convertus co-founder and managing partner Kevin Gordon announced... Read More

AuSM Canada Staff

A wide array of KAR Auction Services companies and employees are finding ways to show support for individuals and families impacted by the April 6 crash in Saskatchewan involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. On Wednesday, TradeRev is hosting an online charity auction in which a 2014 Harley-Davidson FXDF Fat... Read More