AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo

AskPatty in the News, February 16 through 29, 2008

Published Feb 29th 2008, 11:05pm by Jody DeVere in Pressroom Articles

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
AskPatty at PR-Society: "The New Influencers - Ch. 6"
The section on Girl Power and was the most interesting to me in this chapter. I had no idea that women buy more than half the new cars in the U.S. and influence 85 percent of the new auto and truck purchases. I started thinking and it kinda makes sense because when your a married man and your looking for a car you ultimately listen to your wife's and opinion and the kids sefety. Anyways, I think that this website was very innovating and smart, specially because its a site for women consumers. is a place where women can log on and ask, comment, and give their liberated opinions on products they want to purchase or have purchase in the past. Additionally I think this changes the concept that many men have of women as bad drivers. The textbook says "AskPatty's blog celebrates women. Its articles not only offer advice but showcase the accomplishments of female drivers..."
Blogs like AskPatty not only establishes women as a powerful consumer, but it gives us a voice as well.
Read the blog at

Monday, February 25, 2008
AskPatty at "Motorability Gets The Flag In Second Life"
Cars! A passion, a hobby, and a culture. It all comes together for United Spinal members on Motorability Island in Second Life.

The island will provide an opportunity for United Spinal Association members to experience car culture related virtual events, activities, community building, educational seminars and pure racing fun on the many original venues and race tracks re-opening in early February. Event proceeds, sales of goods and services from commercial enterprise and sponsorships will contribute to raise awareness and provide funding to support United Spinal Association programs in the virtual and real world.

Visit us in Second Life here SLURL to location: Check it out.

Read the complete blog and comment at

AskPatty at the Wheelchair Diffusion Blog at "Motorability Island In Second Life"
This was all made possible by a generous donation by Pontiac of their Motorati Island in Second Life. It has been reopened and renamed Motorability Island. So get your car freak friends and come hang at the Island. You will be helping to support programs for people with spinal cord injuries or disease.

Visit us in Second Life here SLURL to location: Check it out.

There's going to be lots going on at the Island. Things to do and things to learn with lots more planned for down the road. Be sure to sign up for updates on Motorability happenings and events.

Click to read or comment on the post at

Jody DeVere and Peter Martin at
An interview with Ask's President, Jody Devere and CEO, Peter Martin, from NADA's 2008 Conference in San Francisco. The video interview by Automotive Digest's Nancy Edwards is being hosted by the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation.
Click to watch the video interview

AskPatty at "McDavid Introduces Female-Friendly Site"
The David McDavid Auto Group has introduced a new string of Web sites specifically designed to better cater to female viewers. Their Certified Female Friendly private label Web sites can be accessed by clicking the Female Friendly icon on any of the group's Web sites.

According to officials, the Female Friendly sites are extensions the main dealership site, with similar features geared toward female shoppers.

"With the ever-increasing importance of reaching and communicating effectively with women online, our certified female-friendly sites are the perfect resource for us to establish credibility, increase communication, develop loyalty and support women throughout the entire car-buying experience," commented Tom McCollum, president and chief executive officer of David McDavid Auto Group.

"Since launching the program in September, we have seen an increased number of satisfied female consumers, and we understand the power and influence those customers have over our future business," McCollum added.

Click to read the complete blog at

Read the complete news item at

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Askpatty at WNBC.coml. "My Son Learns to Drive...Again!"
My son is taking driver's training lessons right now. This would not be anything exciting for most mother's however, my son is thirty-five, got his driver's license when he was 16, had a car accident in 2005 which resulted in paraplegia and is learning to drive again with hand controls! I am so excited, worried and proud of his desire to get right back into life and have his freedom back and participate in life more fully.
Click to read the complete news item at

Thursday, February 28
AskPatty at "Second Life News for February 28, 2008"
Join Us For GridTalk Friday on the future of Motorati Island to look at one of the most active communities in Second Life: Motorati Island. The sponsors, headed by Pontiac, recently turned the island over to the United Spinal Association. Renamed Motorability, it's headed up by Patty Streeter, who will be our guest for GridTalk noon SLT.

Click to read all the Second Life news

Friday February 29, 2008
AskPatty at "The New Motorati Island In Second Life"
Learn about one of the most active communities in Second Life: Motorati Island. The sponsors, headed by Pontiac, recently turned the island over to the Unites Spinal Association. Renamed Motorability, it's headed up by Jody DeVere, known in Second Life as Patty Streeter, who will be our guest in the CMP Amphitheater in Second Life for an event beamed out to TalkShoe. Jody heads up, an automotive site for women. What the heck do spinal injuries have to do with car culture? Let's find out together.

Click to watch the interview, hosted by Mitch Wagner, at

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities