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Talking Scout With Scott Keogh

Talking Scout With Scott Keogh

We like Scott. Not only because the first 3 letters of his name are the same as the first 3 of the brand he represents, but also because he believes in the driver still, you know, driving the car!

New York Follows California’s 2035 Zero Emission Push

New York Follows California’s 2035 Zero Emission Push

December 31, 2034 is shaping up to be the month end to end all month ends…

Used Car Sentiment Dips

Used Car Sentiment Dips

TL:DR - Customers who can wait on buying a used car are waiting and customers who cannot wait are paying elevated prices. Both need to know dealers are in this weird season with them. Otherwise, somebody else will set the narrative.

Google’s Vibe Check

Google’s Vibe Check

You know what they say - Vibes don’t lie, but AI is responsible for some of the funniest mistakes on the internet. It’s us, we are “they.”

New Car Sales Up For The Month and Year

New Car Sales Up For The Month and Year

A “lower quarter” amid a higher month and year to date feels like fertile ground for recession noise. Don’t be confused, friends!

Toyota EVs Coming To China

Toyota EVs Coming To China

It is not unusual for OEMs to launch models outside the US at all, BUT we are curious to see how much more often it becomes in light of the US Tax Credit rules.

GM Slows Its Return to Office

GM Slows Its Return to Office

Shell games are great for between innings at 4 hour long baseball games. Work environments…not so much…

Oh, Cool!

Oh, Cool!

TL:DR - Motorcycles are getting quieter, Ryan Reynolds is getting louder, and banks are getting held to standards.

Ciocca Corvette’s 19th Annual Toy Caravan!

Ciocca Corvette’s 19th Annual Toy Caravan!

Fun Fact - Corvettes are actually 2nd only to reindeer-powered sleigh for toy delivery.

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Meet The Founder

Paul J Daly created the Automotive State of the Union in response to the chaos and fear of the COVID shutdown in early 2020 with the founding belief that “When Dealers Band Together, No Crisis Can Win.” In 2019, he released “The Automotive Manifesto: How Brand Connection Can Save Retail Automotive” which received high praises from leaders inside and outside the industry.

The startup Paul founded in 2003 was acquired by Dent Wizard International in 2018 enabling Paul to pivot his focus to serving and empowering other organizations to grow and thrive. His weekly Clarity Compressed Podcast has featured guests such as marketing master Gary Vaynerchuk, Carvana CEO Ernie Garcia, NYT best seller and Storybrand CEO Donald Miller, and more.

A Philly native, Paul calls Syracuse, NY home with his wife, four children, three dogs, two cats and whatever other pet his kids can talk him into.

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