Ask Patty has employees and clients across North America, including Hawaii and Alaska. This morning our hearts are with all of those who were affected by, or will yet be affected by the earthquake and tsunami this morning. Watch this space for updates today.
Across North America, there's a collective cry of "Welcome Spring" as the air starts to warm, and on the Ask Patty blog, we're really in our stride. Advice, reviews, recognition, and, to cap it all off, Toyota's Jim Lentz speaks on the importance of women in today's automotive industry, and mentions our own Jody DeVere by name. We're flattered! Join us as we proclaim "Welcome Spring" in the March 2011 edition of the ...
We all want for our time in the driver's seat to be distraction-free - or at least I hope we all do - but the internet and mobile phones seem determined to keep us connected even while we're in transit, and That’s why companies including OnStar, GM, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz are promoting new technologies that link drivers’ smartphones to their vehicles.
Last weekend at the NADA conference in San Francisco, Jim Lentz, President and COO of Toyota Motor Sales USA delivered a keynote speech on the state of the industry. In it he said that 2011 marks a new beginning for the industry, giving dealers a call to action to rise above the oft-mentioned economic downturn of a few years past, saying to strive for gradual improvements this year and next; he spoke of the importance of ...
via KidsandCars.org - the U.S. Department of Transportation has finally recognized the solution to the devastating problem of children being backed over by vehicles and killed - by proposing a comprehensive rear visibility standard for all passenger vehicles.
The holidays are over and 2012 is here! Happy New Year from the entire Ask Patty team.
You know your car should be checked out before hitting the road for the holidays. Making the time to get that done may seem impossible with busy schedules and the extra demands of the holiday season. However it may be only a matter of 10 minutes, says the Car Care Council!
Unless you have the "cash on hand" to purchase a new vehicle outright, you will probably be like most of us and make payments each month to your lender.
When did the focus on women consumers really begin in earnest for the automotive industry and why? Jody Devere: Between 2000 and 2002, two women wrote best-selling books about marketing to women that had tremendous influence on women consumers and even some early adopter brands: Marketing to Women by Marti Barletta and Eveolution: The Eight Truths of Marketing to Women by Faith Popcorn. By the mid 2000s, the blogosphere, and social ...
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