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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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A Simplified and Revamped Model 3, Bricked Lightning, Social Media vs. Entertainment

A Simplified and Revamped Model 3, Bricked Lightning, Social Media vs. Entertainment

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 29, 2022

Welcome to *almost* the last day of November as we talk about leaked plans to revamp Tesla’s Model 3, one F150 Lightning user's experience with a ‘bricked’ truck, and is that app ‘social media’ or ‘entertainment’?

Tony Thomas, Owner, Tony T Automotive Group

Tony Thomas, Owner, Tony T Automotive Group

In The Dirt with ASOTU
November 29, 2022

ASOTU was on the ground with Tony Thomas during the 2022 NAMAD Annual Conference.

Kelly Saunders, Kelly Sells Cars Consulting and Regina Woodard, Joe Lunghamer Chevrolet: In The Dirt

Kelly Saunders, Kelly Sells Cars Consulting and Regina Woodard, Joe Lunghamer Chevrolet: In The Dirt

In The Dirt with ASOTU
November 29, 2022

ASOTU was on the ground with Regina Woodard and Kelly Saunders during the 2022 NAMAD Annual Conference.

Brian Armstead, Writer and Radio Host

Brian Armstead, Writer and Radio Host

In The Dirt with ASOTU
November 29, 2022

ASOTU was on the ground with Brian Armstead during the 2022 NAMAD Annual Conference.

Rasean Comeaux, Sales Manager, Len Stoler Lexus

Rasean Comeaux, Sales Manager, Len Stoler Lexus

In The Dirt with ASOTU
November 29, 2022

ASOTU was on the ground with Rasean Comeaux during the 2022 NAMAD Annual Conference.

All Star Automotive Cast, VinFast Ships 999 Vehicles to the US, Black Friday Delivers

All Star Automotive Cast, VinFast Ships 999 Vehicles to the US, Black Friday Delivers

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 28, 2022

Welcome back to a Turkey filled world as we throttle down on the last 5 weeks of 2022 starting with the Automotive News All Stars list. We also talk about VinFast delivering its first US vehicles, as well as the retail numbers from Black Friday.

Jumpsuits and Flash Mobs with Yaron Saghiv

Jumpsuits and Flash Mobs with Yaron Saghiv

Auto Collabs
November 28, 2022

The winner of the 2022 Automotive News All Star for Fixed Ops Vendor.

From Homeland Security to Auto with Amir Hever

From Homeland Security to Auto with Amir Hever

Auto Collabs
November 28, 2022

The winner of the 2022 Automotive News All Star for Fixed Ops Vendor.

Introducing Some New Faces, How An Industry Fixes a Brand Problem

Introducing Some New Faces, How An Industry Fixes a Brand Problem

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 25, 2022

As we head into Black Friday weekend we’re excited to introduce you to a new voice from the frontlines of Retail Auto, Morgan McManaman, Senior Client Advisor and Brand Ambassador for Bozard Lincoln in Jacksonville, FL.

Safe Questions To Ask Family On Thanksgiving

Safe Questions To Ask Family On Thanksgiving

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 24, 2022

It's Thanksgiving Day and we're helping you be the savvy conversationalist around the family table with a list of fun questions you can ask to keep the gravy train rolling.

Nissan EV Bundle, St Louis Service Dept Develops Tech, In-Vehicle PS5

Nissan EV Bundle, St Louis Service Dept Develops Tech, In-Vehicle PS5

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 23, 2022

Tomorrow is the big day where we get extra thankfulness, but today we’re still battening down the hatches as we talk about Nissans new EV maintenance bundle. We also cover a St Louis Dealer doing their part to curb vehicle theft, as well as a potential PS5 embedded in a vehicle.

Mazda Dives Into the EV Pool, GM Stores Maintaining Teslas, Mr. Beast Goes to College

Mazda Dives Into the EV Pool, GM Stores Maintaining Teslas, Mr. Beast Goes to College

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 22, 2022

It’s the Tuesday before turkey day and we’re talking about Mazda’s plans to zoom their way into the EV race. We also talk about the thousands of Tesla’s being maintained by GM dealerships, as well as the new college course by…Mr. Beast?

Dealerships Selling Like Hotcakes, Bright Drop To Hit $1B, Dominos Gets Charged

Dealerships Selling Like Hotcakes, Bright Drop To Hit $1B, Dominos Gets Charged

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 21, 2022

It’s a magnificent Monday to be in the car business as we warm up those turkey ovens and those Black Friday deals. Today we discuss private sector buy/sells, GM’s Bright Drop reaching $1B, and Domino’s EV delivery strategy.

GM Plans to Save Big, Hybrids Give EVs A Smackdown, No Beer at the World Cup

GM Plans to Save Big, Hybrids Give EVs A Smackdown, No Beer at the World Cup

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 18, 2022

We’ve got that Friday feeling as we talk about GMs plans to leverage tech and fulfillment centers to save a pile per car. We also talk about Consumer Reports Brand Reliability results, as well as the last minute decision to keep soccer fans more sober.

Automotive As The Economy’s Hope, Dealer CX Atrophy, Tiktok Analytics Grow Up

Automotive As The Economy’s Hope, Dealer CX Atrophy, Tiktok Analytics Grow Up

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 17, 2022

Thursday is in full swing as we’re talking about why the Auto Industry might just be the economy’s bright spot in early 2023. We also talk about shaking off the deal-entitlement of 2022, as well as a new depth in analytics for Tiktok advertisers.

AutoNation Buys A Chunk of TrueCar, First Release Luxury Data

AutoNation Buys A Chunk of TrueCar, First Release Luxury Data

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 16, 2022

We’re into Wednesday as we talk about AutoNation’s announcement of their purchase of a substantial number of TrueCar shares. We also talk about the just-released data on luxury loyalty including Tesla.

Using Your Own Tech with Steve Roessler

Using Your Own Tech with Steve Roessler

Auto Collabs
November 16, 2022

Like eating your own cooking or living in the house you built.

EV’s Moving, Retail Facial Recognition, Hitting 8 Billion People

EV’s Moving, Retail Facial Recognition, Hitting 8 Billion People

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 15, 2022

MRC is winding down and Used Car Week is rolling, but we are still on the grind to bring you the stories that count today. We are rounding up some EV talk, checking on your retail shopping experience, and joining all of you in a population that is expected to cross 8bn today!

Conference Kickoffs, Lightning Powered Flying, and Skills for Social

Conference Kickoffs, Lightning Powered Flying, and Skills for Social

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 14, 2022

We’re in Palm Beach with a whole crew of incredible operators, marketers, and industry partners learning and networking. Today also kicks off Used Car Week and the energy is palpable. We are also talking about charging ground to air and a shift in social media skill requirements.

NADA’s Manifesto, EV Round Up, World’s Top YouTuber

NADA’s Manifesto, EV Round Up, World’s Top YouTuber

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 10, 2022

It’s Thursday and we’re talking about NADA’s Guiding Principles which were just released. We also give a round up of current EV news, as well as the likely new king of YouTube.

Omnichannel is the new DR, Mazda On Top, & Target Goes Bigger

Omnichannel is the new DR, Mazda On Top, & Target Goes Bigger

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 10, 2022

We’ve got that Friday feeling as we ask the question if ‘omnichannel’ is the next retail auto buzzword. We also talk about Mazda’s claim to the top spot in 3 vehicle segment IIHS categories. One brand is also returning to brick and mortar with their customers.

Honda-Sony Dealer Service, Vroom v Carvana, 3 Day Workweek Host Notes

Honda-Sony Dealer Service, Vroom v Carvana, 3 Day Workweek Host Notes

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 9, 2022

Welcome to Wednesday as we discuss the potential of US Honda Dealers being a service solution for the new Honda-Sony EV. We also review Vroom's latest earnings call, as well as one Chick-fil-a operator's 3-day work week that’s working.

Ford Dealers Unite, Tech Downsizing, How Much Will Turkey Day Cost

Ford Dealers Unite, Tech Downsizing, How Much Will Turkey Day Cost

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 8, 2022

This Tuesday we’re talking about state associations banding together to push back against Ford’s plan to separate EV and ICE dealers. We also talk about the broader layoffs being announced in the tech space, as well as a preview of how much this years Thanksgiving might cost.

Hopes Rising on Hydrogen, Amazon and Rivian Progress, Restaurants Copying Dealer Pricing

Hopes Rising on Hydrogen, Amazon and Rivian Progress, Restaurants Copying Dealer Pricing

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 7, 2022

Welcome to a fresh, shiny week in Retail Auto as we talk about the growing promise of the role of hydrogen as an alternative fuel. We also talk about the progress that has been made in the partnership between Amazon and Rivian, as well as new tech-enabled variable pricing at restaurants.

Used Cars Down, Carvana Down, Colors That Pick You Up

Used Cars Down, Carvana Down, Colors That Pick You Up

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 4, 2022

It’s time for a Friday as we cover the Q3 earnings reports from the major auto retailers from across the country, as well as Carvana’s drop and their strategy to turn it around. We also get into the psychology of color and how to deploy it to your advantage.