Podcasts

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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How Real Estate Sells Cars with Gina McCartney from Realestate.com.au

In “Talking Automotive with Mark and John” Ep 30, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Gina McCartney Executive Manager Customer Excellence at Realestate.com.au . Gina goes into detail about how real estate sales have moved online. She goes into depth about the increased knowledge of customers and how the rely less on estate agents…

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How the AADA Empowers the Dealer Network with James Voortman

Brought to you by our sponsor PrixCar Fleet Services In “Talking Automotive with Mark and John” Episode 29, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to James Voortman CEO of the AADA (Australian Automotive Dealer Association) and the services they provide to automotive dealers in Australia. James covers the canvassing the AADA do on behalf of…

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2021 Australian New Car Market Predictions

Brought to you by our sponsor PrixCar Fleet Services In “Talking Automotive with Mark and John” Episode 28, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair discuss factors that are impacting the 2021 Australian New Car market and make some predictions. Mark shares with us major trends by vehicle sector and what this means for overall volume. He…

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Integrating Omni-Channel in Automotive

Brought to you by our sponsor PrixCar Fleet Services. In “Talking Automotive with Mark and John” Episode 27, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Michelle Denogean, Chief Marketing Officer with Roadster.   Michele shares with us major trends in omni-channel and integration into automotive. She provides an in-depth analysis of the latest trends in…

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