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How to Maximise Residual Values with Santo Amoddio

In Talking Automotive With Mark and John Ep 39,  we talk to Santo Amoddio, Managing Director at Glass’s Information Services Australia.  Santo discusses future trends in automotive, what impacts vehicle residual values and how these can be influenced and the different services they provide.   If you liked what you heard, subscribe to the show…

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How to Maximize your Marketing Dollars Spend

Welcome to episode 39: How to maximize your marketing dollars spend with John Sinclair and Mark Palavestra.   John and Mark explore how to improve the effectiveness of your marketing dollars spend. By understanding your PMA and spending marketing money where you will have greatest impact. If you liked what you heard, subscribe to the…

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The Future of Digital in Automotive with Guests Siim Vips & Janek Prummel

In Ep 8 of Talking Automotive with Mark and John, we talk to two of the owners of Modera , digital experts from Estonia. Siim Vips, a digital entrepreneur involved in a number of digital startups, and Janek Prummel whose extensive career has spanned decades in the digital space. We discuss why Estonia is one…

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Auto Industry Insights Q1 2021 with Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair

In Talking Automotive with Mark and John Ep 38, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair review Q1 of the Auto industry. Mark goes into detail how the figures have been made up and what has impacted the market year to date & the future trends for 2021 & beyond. He reviews the outlook going forward and…

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New Car Agency the South African Experiment with Peter Viljoen

In Talking Automotive with Mark and John Ep 37, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Peter Viljoen CEO of Sydsen. Peter discusses the new car agency model and the experiment two large brands have done in South Africa. He highlights the successful outcomes of the experiment. Peter also delves into the future of automotive…

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How the Agency Model Disrupts the Australian Automotive Market

In Talking Automotive with Mark and John Ep 35, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk about the traditional franchise distribution model. The challenges between the dealer and the OEM distributors. They discuss what the impact will be of the Agency model and how this will effect both dealers and distributors. They also delve into the…

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How the Automotive Aftermarket DELIVERS Products, Services and Profits

In Talking Automotive with Mark and John Ep 34, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Stuart Charity CEO of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association. Stuart shares insight into the Australian Aftermarket which is a 35-billion-dollar industry. He delves into both the opportunities and challenges of the industry. He talks about skills shortage and difficulty…

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New Car Buyer Trends Post Pandemic

In Talking Automotive with Mark and John Ep 33, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Ben Sullivan Head of Automotive Services at Potentiate and CEO Ad Clarity.   Ben shares insight into how to understand and interpret automotive data. He delves into the need to better understand the data and the impact this can…

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Gaining $$$ in Used Car Wholesale with Andrew Tyson from CarZapp

In “Talking Automotive with Mark and John” Episode 32, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Andrew Tyson General Manager at CarZapp Operations Pty Ltd. Andrew goes into detail about CarZapp, a used vehicle wholesale platform for dealers. He goes into depth about the used vehicle market and the need to be able to make…

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Motoring Journalism – The Inside Story with Mike Sinclair from Carsales

In “Talking Automotive with Mark and John” Ep 31, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Mike Sinclair Director of Content and Editor in Chief from Carsales.com.au. Mike goes into detail about Motoring Journalism and how motoring journalism has evolved. He goes into depth about the relationship of motoring journalist with manufacturers and how this…

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