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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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Steve Greenfield Reads The News w/ Paul and Kyle

Steve Greenfield Reads The News w/ Paul and Kyle

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 3, 2022

Today we welcome back Steve Greenfield, Founder of Automotive Ventures to talk about today’s news and give us the breakdown of his November 2022 Auto Intel Report.

Loading the Statue of David with Michael Cirillo

Loading the Statue of David with Michael Cirillo

Auto Collabs
November 3, 2022

This might be the most we’ve laughed on a podcast.

October Winners and Losers, 2023 Cybertruck, Waymo At The Airport

October Winners and Losers, 2023 Cybertruck, Waymo At The Airport

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 2, 2022

Welcome to Wednesday as we go through the winners and losers of the October sales figures. We also talk about new information about the Cybertruck production dates, as well as the reason you might start seeing more Waymo vehicles at the Phoenix Airport.

A Supply Chain Bright Spot, Marketing Moves for 2023, Viral Coal Miner Gets The nod

A Supply Chain Bright Spot, Marketing Moves for 2023, Viral Coal Miner Gets The nod

The Automotive Troublemaker
November 1, 2022

It’s the first day of November and we’re fired up to talk about a bright spot in Hyundai’s supply chain, as well as a gathering of some of the most powerful marketers in the country. We also talk about one coal-mining dad who is making waves as he publicly prioritizes his family.

Ford’s Postponed Deadline, Shape Up Or Ship Out, A Year of Meta

Ford’s Postponed Deadline, Shape Up Or Ship Out, A Year of Meta

The Automotive Troublemaker
October 31, 2022

Don’t let the costumes fool ya, we’re here to work this Monday as we talk about Ford’s announcement to delay the deadline for dealers to decide on their EV future. We also talk about Ford’s efforts to part ways with underperformers, as well as what one year of Meta being Meta has gotten us.

The Bird Is Freed, New Service Plans for EVs, Get You Netflix Popcorn…at Walmart

The Bird Is Freed, New Service Plans for EVs, Get You Netflix Popcorn…at Walmart

The Automotive Troublemaker
October 28, 2022

We’ve got that Friday feeling as we talk about the first steps of the Twitter takeover and what it means for advertisers. We also talk about the new and hopeful service strategies for Dealer EV service departments, as well as a Walmart - Netflix partnership just in time for the holidays.

Closure of Holman Store, Dealership Turnover Drops, Elon Sinks in @Twitter

Closure of Holman Store, Dealership Turnover Drops, Elon Sinks in @Twitter

The Automotive Troublemaker
October 27, 2022

This Thursday is full of fire as we talk about the sudden closure of Holman Lincoln Ford in Pompano Beach that is sending a shockwave through the industry. We also cover the sizable drop in employee turnover at Dealerships in 2021, as well as the viral video of Elon Musk marching into Twitter HQ.

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 18: Brian Clemens

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 18: Brian Clemens

ASOTU CON Sessions
October 26, 2022

Brian Clemens and Michael Cirillo sit down to chat at ASOTU CON 2022.

Outside of Retail Shops, Apple is Grumpy, and Hyundai Building Big

Outside of Retail Shops, Apple is Grumpy, and Hyundai Building Big

The Automotive Troublemaker
October 26, 2022

We are in Atlanta with Michael Cirillo and we couldn’t help but stand in front of some iconic retail locations for the show. Today we are talking about how lawmakers are forcing the hand of Apple engineering and Hyundai is preparing for a big boost in state side EV production.

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 17: Ryan Osten

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 17: Ryan Osten

ASOTU CON Sessions
October 25, 2022

Ryan Osten and Kyle Mountsier sit down to chat at ASOTU CON 2022.

Hatchback Takeover, Farley Flies In An F150, To Tip or Not To Tip

Hatchback Takeover, Farley Flies In An F150, To Tip or Not To Tip

The Automotive Troublemaker
October 25, 2022

This Tuesday we’re talking about how a hatchback just won SUV of the year. We also talk about a over-delivering tweet from Ford CEO, Jim Farley, as well as the uptick and sentiment around POS tipping.

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 16: Claude Silver

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 16: Claude Silver

ASOTU CON Sessions
October 24, 2022

Claude Silver and Paul J Daly sit down to chat at ASOTU CON 2022.

Major Lenders Getting Careful On Car Loans, Tesla Cuts Prices in China, Not-So Hole-In-One

Major Lenders Getting Careful On Car Loans, Tesla Cuts Prices in China, Not-So Hole-In-One

The Automotive Troublemaker
October 24, 2022

We’re firing up the engines (and batteries) this Monday as we cover the shifting landscape with auto loans. We also talk about the reasoning behind Tesla’s price cuts in China, as well as a lucky swing that turned unlucky for one Ford store.

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 15: Michelle Boczonadi and Ashley Puckett

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 15: Michelle Boczonadi and Ashley Puckett

ASOTU CON Sessions
October 21, 2022

Michelle Boczonadi and Ashley Puckett sit down with Michael Cirillo to chat at ASOTU CON 2022.

Lithia Records a Record, A Rural Dealer Group is 1st in GM EV Charger Program Rollout, Zoom Calls On Airplanes

Lithia Records a Record, A Rural Dealer Group is 1st in GM EV Charger Program Rollout, Zoom Calls On Airplanes

The Automotive Troublemaker
October 21, 2022

We’re closing out the week of regular programming as we talk about Lithia’s record Q3 numbers with a twist. We also talk about a Wisconsin Dealer Group who is the first to execute on a widespread GM EV Charger program, as well as the new Starlink internet service on commercial airplanes coming soon.

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 14: Jim Cook

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 14: Jim Cook

ASOTU CON Sessions
October 20, 2022

Jim Cook and Kyle Mountsier sit down to chat at ASOTU CON 2022.

GM Thinks About Hummer Lite, Netflix+ (Kind of), and The Tale of the Tech

GM Thinks About Hummer Lite, Netflix+ (Kind of), and The Tale of the Tech

The Automotive Troublemaker
October 20, 2022

This Thursday we’re talking about a new mid size concept for Hummer, Netflix rebounds in Q3, and a new study that has retailers asking for more tech to enhance the customer experience.

An EV Flagship, FTC Drops A Big Fine on a Dealer Group, 1B Hospitality

An EV Flagship, FTC Drops A Big Fine on a Dealer Group, 1B Hospitality

The Automotive Troublemaker
October 19, 2022

Welcome to Wednesday as we talk about Cadillac’s return to the ultralux state. We also cover a major fine levied by the FTC on a Maryland Auto Group, as well as a $1B investment in hospitality for an upcoming F1 event in Vegas.

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 13: Andrew Diffenderfer

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 13: Andrew Diffenderfer

ASOTU CON Sessions
October 19, 2022

Andrew Diffenderfer and Paul J Daly sit down to chat at ASOTU CON 2022.

Amazon’s 150% Churn, Gen Z Drips, An Old Ford Factory Goes Boom

Amazon’s 150% Churn, Gen Z Drips, An Old Ford Factory Goes Boom

The Automotive Troublemaker
October 18, 2022

This Tuesday we’re talking about Amazon's impressive employee churn rates. We also cover a new report indicating big differences between Millennial and Gen Z buying habits, as well as an iconic former Ford Factory going down in Jacksonville.

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 12: Kristen Limbert and Molly Meyer

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 12: Kristen Limbert and Molly Meyer

ASOTU CON Sessions
October 18, 2022

Kristen Limbert and Molly Meyer sit down with Michael Cirillo to chat at ASOTU CON 2022.

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 11: David Meltzer

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 11: David Meltzer

ASOTU CON Sessions
October 17, 2022

David Meltzer and Glenn Lundy sit down to chat at ASOTU CON 2022.

Further Investment in Fixed Ops, EV Service Training Safety, Pop-ups Here To Stay

Further Investment in Fixed Ops, EV Service Training Safety, Pop-ups Here To Stay

The Automotive Troublemaker
October 17, 2022

Let us be the first to welcome you into a fresh Fall week as we survey what Dealers are doing across the country by investing in fixed ops. We also talk about a cogent warning for EV service safety, as well as the pop-up retail trend that will be sticking around well past the holidays.

Sony/Honda in NA, An OEM Goes Air Taxi, & Pickleball is All the Rage

Sony/Honda in NA, An OEM Goes Air Taxi, & Pickleball is All the Rage

The Automotive Troublemaker
October 14, 2022

Welcome to Friday, home of All Things Used Cars on Clubhouse. Today we look at rising new ventures in auto and sports to pay attention to. We look at the newest announcement by Sony and Honda with their plans in North America, Hyundai pressing the accelerator on air travel, and the sport you didn’t see coming.

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 10: Anthony Jingoli and Brendan Jackson

ASOTU CON Sessions Episode 10: Anthony Jingoli and Brendan Jackson

ASOTU CON Sessions
October 14, 2022

Anthony Jingoli and Brendan Jackson sit down with Kyle Mountsier to chat at ASOTU CON 2022.