Podcasts

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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How to Measure Opportunity in the Showroom

In “Talking Automotive with Mark and John” Ep 26, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Brett Stephenson Director of Business Consulting from Skyfii. Brett shares with us major trends of data intelligence and how it provides insights on customer behaviour. He provides an in-depth analysis of how to use data to measure efficiency in…

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The Tyre Industry Explained with Marc Sibbald of Hankooktire

In “Talking Automotive with Mark and John” Ep 25, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Marc Sibbald Sales Director of Hankooktire.   Marc shares with us major trends of the tyre industry in Australia and how the industry has been impacted by major forces such as the GFC and Covid. He explains the industry…

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How Isuzu Dominates the Truck Market with Andrew Harbison

In “Talking Automotive with Mark and John” Ep 24, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Andrew Harbison Director and Chief Operating Officer Isuzu Trucks Australia. Andrew shares with us some highlights of what has made Isuzu Trucks the market leader in Australia for more than 30 years. Andrew talks about the truck industry and…

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Africa, the New Automotive Frontier

In “Talking Automotive with Mark and John” Ep 23, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Mike Whitfield Chairman Nissan Africa South and MD Nissan Egypt and President of the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM). Mike shares with us highlights of his global career with more than 30 years at Nissan Motor Corporation. Mike…

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Auto industry – where to from here?

In “Talking Automotive with Mark and John” Ep 22, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair review their first twenty podcasts. They do a summary of Pre Covid and review the nine months of Covid. They dive into detail of what next and where they believe the opportunities will be out to June next year. They talk…

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How to Maximise Your PR Strategy with Alexander Corne

In “Talking Automotive with Mark and John” Ep 21, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Alexander Corne from Motorink Media. Alexander is an Automotive and Transport Industry Public Relations and Marketing Specialist. Alexander shares with us the art of storytelling and how to maximise your PR and benefit from earned PR marketing activities. Alexander…

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Managing a multi-franchise dealership in the new normal

In “Talking Automotive with Mark and John” Ep 20, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Phillip Mance, Managing Director of the Alan Mance Motor Group. Phillip shares with us the in and outs of managing a dealership in the new normal. Phillip looks at the big picture and the challenges facing dealerships. He discusses…

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How to Mine the Gold in your Database

In Talking Automotive with Mark and John Ep 19, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Steve Zanlunghi Director of Operations, Asia Pacific, from Absolute Results about mining the gold in your database. Steve shares the in’s and outs of what is necessary to ensure a successful private VIP customer sale event at a dealership….

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