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AskPatty in the News, December 2008

Published Dec 31st 2008, 10:00pm by Jody DeVere in Articles Pressroom

December 18, 2008
AskPatty's Smart Savvy Women featured at Ladies who Launch

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December 17, 2008
AskPatty at PRWeek: Should I stay or should I go? - The buzz on holiday travel
If you are one of those people who plan to travel by car, influential blog Ask Patty has posted tips for traveling with children, infants, and pets. If you're sending your children off to travel with relatives or friends, influencer FamilyResource has some tips for keeping them safe.

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AskPatty at InWomenWeTrust: Ask Patty gets an "O"vation
A quick congrats to gal pal Jody Devere for getting an article into "O" magazine this month. I'll have to go out and pick up a copy this weekend, the winter tips will help me as I head back to Michigan for Christmas.

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Jody Devere and Ask Patty at Lipsticking: Jody DeVere Names 10 Best Women Empowerment Blogs
There is nothing better on the net than being recognized by your peers for what you do. It's the equivalent of winning an Oscar, IMHO.  Today, I learned that my BBFF Jody Devere cited Lip-sticking as one of the 10 Best Women Empowerment Blogs.  I am humbled and honored and thrilled to the bone! In the dark snowy days of this suffocating  recession, Jody has given me a bright spot to look to - being mentioned among all the other superb women on her list - it doesn't get better than that! Thank you, Jody. And, right back atcha! 

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AskPatty at The Spirited Woman: Good Cheer and A Holiday Thank You
Spirited Woman Holiday Guide Small  It could be the holiday spirit or the egg nog talking but I have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season... I have met so many inspirational women (and men) as the entertainment blogger, and I can't stop looking at the Spirited Woman Holiday Guide. Our blogger team has accomplished so much. A Spirited Woman Shout-Out Goes To These Truly Dynamic Sites (we urge you to check them out!):

- Ask Patty - Jody DeVere, founder of Ask Patty, doles out the best automotive advice for women on the planet.

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December 15, 2009
Linnehan's Buying video: "For Her Eyes Only"
Linnehan's CreditNow! Auto Company is Maine's only Female Friendly certified used vehicle dealer! Check us out online at

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December 3, 2008
CarFu chats with Jody Devere

Jody Devere is the President of AskPatty, the top web destination for female buyers and enthusiasts. Jody discusses many issues, including the need for more female-friendly dealerships, the challenges facing Detroit and the Big Three, and the ways that women gather information when shopping.

Listen to the interview at Car-Fu

December 2, 2008
AskPatty at 2008 Chevy Malibu - A Worthy Player reports  how Malibu achieved such success.

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December 1, 2008
Jody DeVere featured at the SEMA Ambassador Luncheon

Each year, a group of dedicated individuals from the automotive specialty-equipment industry recruits companies as new SEMA members or members of SEMA councils.

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Step 2: Goal first, format second.

"You can't make a square peg fit into a round hole." -Unknown

Try this experiment. Go to and click the "Free forum" link to set up a BBS. The site will let you choose from a selection of color schemes before you fill out a form with your title, category of interest, and so forth. For the sake of using a proven topic and audience, let the idea behind AskPatty inform your choices. Choose "Cars - Bikes" from the drop-down menu, and for your forum description, type "Automotive Advice for Women" (DeVere, 2007). Verify your account, and you're ready to start the forum version of AskPatty!

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