Podcasts

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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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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