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NCM Blog - 5 Tips On Communicating More Effectively With Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 23rd, 2015 8:46am

It’s just a fact of life in the automotive world: listening is essential! One of the key things we stress when training our Certified Female Friendly clients is developing great communication skills. Too often, when a woman visits a car dealer, tire dealer, service center or other automotive retail location, she is interrupted, talked over, or simply not being heard. Well, I’m here to tell everyone in the auto world ...


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Jody DeVere to Speak at Cal Lutheran University Advertising and PR Program Students on Social Media -- February 2011

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 17th, 2011 6:19pm

A communication degree at Cal Lutheran incorporates the study of communication theory with the development of the practical skills demanded in today's highly competitive marketplace. The major covers a broad array of subjects, including the intense study of new and emerging communication technologies. CLU's communication program provides students with a comprehensive background in mass media and communication theory, allowing ...


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Ten Ways Ford Is Changing In-Car Communications With Sync Technology

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 18th, 2008 3:34pm

Staying connected is a way of life now. Recent research from the Consumer Electronics Association shows there are more than 200 million mobile phones in the U.S. Ford Motor Company research also indicates customers want to stay connected to their digital media players: More than 70 percent of new car buyers are looking for the ability to use digital media players in their new vehicles. Sync, developed in ...


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Do U Txt Whl Drvng?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 14th, 2007 5:05am

A competition recently hosted by Nuance Communications, Inc. showed that voice commands reduce the risk of driver distractions caused by the use of mobile devices in cars. "The Amazing Race: Distracted Driving" competition took place at Conversations Mobile, a premier speech event for the mobile communications industry held in Boca Raton, Florida. Contestants equipped with a traditional cell phone competed ...


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Auto Retailers present $500,000 Grant to Fund Child Abuse Prevention Program

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 29th, 2007 10:00am

Norfolk-Virginia-based Cox Auto Trader companies, AutoTrader Publishing and AutoMart.com, along with Cox Communications will present a $500,000 grant secured from the James M. Cox Foundation to Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD). The grant will be used to fund the hospital's new child abuse prevention program, which will provide education and support for children and families throughout the ...


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Charisma! Communications Writes About Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 22nd, 2007 7:02pm

Why and Where to Find Women Online By Laurie Halter More by this Author Contact Author Charisma! Communications offers tips for embracing the power of female autos shoppers online. Anybody remember the song "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves," a duet by Aretha Franklin and the Eurythmics? Released in 1985, the song was considered a modern feminist anthem. While its ...


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TMC.net features Arkona and AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 11th, 2007 9:52pm

Arkona Provides CRM to AskPatty.com By David Sims TMCnet Contributing Editor Arkona, Inc., a dealer management system vendor selling on-demand products for new car franchise, independent and powersports dealerships, has endorsed AskPatty.com, Inc., an automotive Web site for women. Ask Patty provides a turn-key sales and marketing certification program to dealerships in order to attract, sell, ...


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Interview with Devera Lynn - United Spinal Association

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 28th, 2006 5:41pm

Devera Lynn is the Director of Marketing and Communications for United Spinal Association, a not-for-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with spinal cord injuries and disorders. Since joining the organization only one year ago, Lynn has been developing an innovative blueprint to extend the scope of the Association's national marketing and communications outreach. ASK PATTY: Can you tell me a little bit about ...


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Ask Patty Supports the Motorsports: Living Life in Motion

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 9th, 2006 4:06am

During her recent trip to SEMA in Vegas, Jody DeVere, President of AskPatty.com, Inc. met with the committee of the Motorsports: Life in Motion program to strengthen Ask Patty's support of the United Spinal Association. Jody joined the committee due to her passion for motorsports and in support of her son who suffered a spinal cord injury due to a car accident in 2005. Devera Lynn Director of Marketing and ...


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