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The Automotive Troublemaker

The Automotive Troublemaker

The Automotive Troublemaker w/ Paul J Daly and Kyle Mountsier is a regular weekday show where progressive Automotive Dealers and industry partners aren’t afraid to make some trouble by pushing back on many popular, but failing, beliefs that persist in the Retail Automotive Industry. Beliefs that are degrading both the customer experience and the future of retail Auto Dealers. Paul and Kyle give their fresh take on industry news, technology, culture, and retail while trying not to have too much fun.

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Auto Collabs

Auto Collabs

The walls are closing in on Franchised Retail Auto Dealers as the industry is moving at break-neck velocity toward a new way of doing business. The convergence of economic and social volatility, new entrants like Tesla and Carvana, and the new rules of retail are putting Auto Dealers in a crucible that will either destroy them or refine them.Auto Collabs brings you deep into real-talk conversations with the brightest operators and innovators in the Retail Auto Industry who believe the Dealer network is the single greatest way to serve the transportation needs of communities across the country. The only way Retail Auto Dealers and Industry Partners will survive is by committing to innovate together, so let’s get started. Welcome to Auto Collabs.

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ASOTU CON Sessions

ASOTU CON Sessions

Forget the Zoom calls. We did it all live and in person. Join hosts Kyle Mountsier, Michael Cirillo, Glenn Lundy, Ilana Shabtay and Paul J. Daly as we just hit the record button for some quick and very candid conversations with some of the most amazing guests at the very first ASOTU CON in Philly. You'll hear New York Times bestsellers, Doctors, entrepreneurs, marketers, technologists, and even the Chief Heart Officer of Gary V's empire. All of it is live. All of it is unfiltered, and all of it is for you. These are the ASOTU CON Sessions by Effectv.

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In The Dirt with ASOTU

In The Dirt with ASOTU

In this dynamic and impromptu podcast, the ASOTU street team brings you real-world, real-time interviews and intel while on location with Dealers and Industry Leaders across the U.S. Meet the Automotive movers and shakers you’ve seen on the screen and some you’ve never heard of before as we have candid conversations around some of the biggest challenges in automotive. When team ASOTU is on the ground, you’re right there with us.

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ASOTU Triple Crown, Ford Cuts EV Prices, Hertz Hearts Denver

ASOTU Triple Crown, Ford Cuts EV Prices, Hertz Hearts Denver

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 31, 2023

Time to close out strong as we talk about Toyota’s triple crown, Ford matching Tesla’s price cut moves, and Hertz brings the ‘try before you buy’ to Denver.

Make Meeting Melody, Closing Out January, Cybertruck Volume Not Until 2024

Make Meeting Melody, Closing Out January, Cybertruck Volume Not Until 2024

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 30, 2023

We’re rolling into the last 2 days of the month with a full head of steam as NADA is over and the work of the industry gets a speed boost. We’ll be giving some ‘day after’ insights, covering what happened in the make meetings, and talking about some cyber-delays.

The NADA Convergences Begins, and Getting Back To Basics w/ Guest Todd Caputo

The NADA Convergences Begins, and Getting Back To Basics w/ Guest Todd Caputo

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 25, 2023

Today it begins as the NADA Show in Dallas draws in tens of thousands from across the industry and across the country. ASOTU coverage of the show means that no one has to feel like they missed out.

1970’s Toyota Wait Lists, Stability Of Retail Auto, Tesla Bumps Prices

1970’s Toyota Wait Lists, Stability Of Retail Auto, Tesla Bumps Prices

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 24, 2023

Throttle down with us this Tuesday as we talk about the benefits of “legacy” in our conversations about broad stability in Retail Auto as opposed to much of the popular workplace narratives.

From Mountain Drives to Bachelorette Parties with Alan Krutsch

From Mountain Drives to Bachelorette Parties with Alan Krutsch

Auto Collabs
January 24, 2023

What do mountain drives have to do with bachelorette parties in downtown Nashville? Plenty, if you’re using them as analogies for the customer experience.

The BIG Week Ahead, Sales Process Shift, Retail = Personal and Pizza

The BIG Week Ahead, Sales Process Shift, Retail = Personal and Pizza

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 23, 2023

It’s a big week for the Retail Auto Industry as the 2023 NADA Show is coming in hot and we’re making sure no one is left out! We’ll give you the plan as we also talk about the return of salesmanship, as well as how some retailers are dropping gems for Dealers to pick up.

Toyota Calls Their Shot, What Is On Dealers’ Minds, Best And Worst Airlines

Toyota Calls Their Shot, What Is On Dealers’ Minds, Best And Worst Airlines

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 20, 2023

It’s Friday and we’re flying through the week as we prep to fly to Dallas for the NADA Show next week. Today we cover Toyota’s production predictions for 2022, a recent Dealer survey, as well as the WSJ list of Best and Worst Airlines in 2022

COX Used Vehicle Report Surprise, Charging Charges Forward, Technology & Empathy From Pepsi

COX Used Vehicle Report Surprise, Charging Charges Forward, Technology & Empathy From Pepsi

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 19, 2023

Thursday is charging ahead as we talk about yesterday’s COX Used Vehicle report. We also talk about some big moves in EV charging networks, as well as PepsiCo’s solution for keeping employees happy and stable.

Partner Break Ups, EV Glow Ups, Rousing Talk From Lowe’s CEO

Partner Break Ups, EV Glow Ups, Rousing Talk From Lowe’s CEO

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 18, 2023

Welcome to Wednesday campers! Today we talk about the waning partnership between Ford and VW. We also give a broad look at EV news, as well as an automotive-applicable talk from Lowe’s CEO Mervin Ellison

Carmax v Carvana Tesla Strategy, New Vehicle Inventory Flex, Is Nepotism So Bad?

Carmax v Carvana Tesla Strategy, New Vehicle Inventory Flex, Is Nepotism So Bad?

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 17, 2023

Tuesday is coming in hot as we discuss the massive motion in used Teslas across the country. We also talk about new car inventory getting back (or close to) “normal” as well as the risks and rewards of nepotism. Yeah, we’ll tell you what it means too.

Why We Should Let The Market Decide with Santosh Viswanathan

Why We Should Let The Market Decide with Santosh Viswanathan

Auto Collabs
January 16, 2023

One of the most measured men in automotive.

Not-so-VinFast, Decentralized Power, $40M Pay Cut

Not-so-VinFast, Decentralized Power, $40M Pay Cut

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 16, 2023

Welcome to a beautiful week in Retail Auto. This morning we’re talking about some less than flattering reviews of the new VF8, a partnership to leverage EV tech to put power back into the grid, as well as a pay cut for the CEO of one of the world's biggest companies.

Tesla vs Toyota: The Tale of 2 OEMS in Early 2023, A Glass Cage Of No Motion In Denver

Tesla vs Toyota: The Tale of 2 OEMS in Early 2023, A Glass Cage Of No Motion In Denver

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 13, 2023

It’s Friday, friends. Today we contrast the operational ongoings of Toyota with Tesla in the first few weeks of 2023. We also talk about a potential mess for local Denver residents as a Carvana parking garage sits empty.

Carvana Gets Suspended and Soars at the Same Time, Porsche Considers Google, Celebrity Ads

Carvana Gets Suspended and Soars at the Same Time, Porsche Considers Google, Celebrity Ads

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 12, 2023

It’s Thursday folks and today we’re talking about Carvana’s surrender of their dealer license in Michigan. We also cover Porsche and Google’s talks, a follow up of our EV charger story yesterday, as well as a new AI written celebrity ad.

Full Stop, How Many EV Chargers Does It Take?, EV Updates, Guest Host Todd Caputo

Full Stop, How Many EV Chargers Does It Take?, EV Updates, Guest Host Todd Caputo

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 11, 2023

Welcome to a wild Wednesday as a full ground stop of all flights in the US is upon us. We also answer the question of how many EV chargers to we really need by 2030, as well as a few quick hit updates across the wild world of electrification.

Marketing Minute, A Handy EV Tax Credit Tool, Bed Bath and Beyond Goes Meme

Marketing Minute, A Handy EV Tax Credit Tool, Bed Bath and Beyond Goes Meme

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 10, 2023

Tuesday is upon us as we are in Phoenix to speak at a Marketing NCM 20 Group moderated by David Kain We talk about a new tool taking the mystery out of the new EV tax credits for used car buyers. We also talk about the meme-stock comeback of Bed Bath and Beyond, and of course…a little marketing talk is in order.

Real talk with Steve Greenfield, Kyle Pushes Back, 2023 Is Full of Opportunity

Real talk with Steve Greenfield, Kyle Pushes Back, 2023 Is Full of Opportunity

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 9, 2023

We’re one full week into the new year, and we got Steve Greenfield of Automotive Ventures joining the show to talk about the predictions he made for 2022 and how things actually turned out. Then, we’ll look ahead to 2023 with 10 bold predictions for the coming year.

Ram’s Revolution, Cheaper Teslas, Delta’s Free Wi-Fi

Ram’s Revolution, Cheaper Teslas, Delta’s Free Wi-Fi

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 6, 2023

We’re burning around the corner on Thursday as we review Ram’s entry into the EV Truck market. We also cover dramatic pricing changes for Tesla, as well as Delta’s plan to (finally) give free wi-fi to all passengers.

Matthew Marchiori, Regional Fixed Operations Director, Ciocca Dealerships

Matthew Marchiori, Regional Fixed Operations Director, Ciocca Dealerships

In The Dirt with ASOTU
January 6, 2023

ASOTU was on the ground during the Ciocca Dealerships Flemington and Southern Region Fixed Ops Celebration Dinner in December 2022 and talked with Matthew Marchiori.

Yasmin Beganovic, Fixed Operations Director, Ciocca Dealerships

Yasmin Beganovic, Fixed Operations Director, Ciocca Dealerships

In The Dirt with ASOTU
January 6, 2023

ASOTU was on the ground during the Ciocca Dealerships Flemington and Southern Region Fixed Ops Celebration Dinner in December 2022 and talked with Yasmin Beganovic.

CES Auto Roundup, Amazon Fires and Borrows, Guest Host Todd Caputo

CES Auto Roundup, Amazon Fires and Borrows, Guest Host Todd Caputo

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 5, 2023

It’s Thursday, folks and we have quite a lot to talk about when it comes to auto related announcements at CES yesterday. We also talk about Amazon’s big layoffs as well as their big borrowing this week.

Chips w/ A Side of Auto, Under Armor Embraces Hospitality, Shopify Cans Meetings

Chips w/ A Side of Auto, Under Armor Embraces Hospitality, Shopify Cans Meetings

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 4, 2023

Welcome to Wednesday as we talk about some new Automotive partnerships being announced at CES. We also talk about a surprise new CEO for Under Armor and how it applies to Auto. We also talk about a bold move from Shopify to stop wasting time.

Gregg Ciocca Jr., Regional Vice President, Ciocca Dealerships

Gregg Ciocca Jr., Regional Vice President, Ciocca Dealerships

In The Dirt with ASOTU
January 4, 2023

ASOTU was on the ground during the Ciocca Dealerships Flemington and Southern Region Fixed Ops Celebration Dinner in December 2022 and talked with Gregg Ciocca Jr.

New Tesla US Chief, No ICE For Hyundai In Norway, Volvo Buys Even More Safety

New Tesla US Chief, No ICE For Hyundai In Norway, Volvo Buys Even More Safety

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 3, 2023

It’s Tuesday already as Automotive welcomes everyone else back to work. Today we’re talking about Tesla’s new US Chief. We’re also covering the end of ICE sales for Hyunday in Norway, as well as the autonomous tech company now exclusively owned by Volvo

Building is Booming, New NADA Chair, Auto Ventures Predictions, Text to shop

Building is Booming, New NADA Chair, Auto Ventures Predictions, Text to shop

The Automotive Troublemaker
January 2, 2023

It’s ‘go time’ for 2023 as we talk about the all-time boom in factory builds and say hello to the new NADA Chair. We also review the Automotive Ventures top 10 predictions of 2022 and 2023, as well as talk about a newly launched text-to-shop feature from Walmart.