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AskPatty in the News, October 16-31, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2008 8:23pm

October 29, 2008AskPatty's Female Friendly Dealer Cheri Fleming of Valencia Acura in the New York Times: Deals Are Plentiful (but Bring Good Credit)Car dealerships have been lonely places this fall, with many customers driven away by the economic tsunami of 2008. Sales have plummeted, and no one knows when these customers will be back."Because of all the uncertainty, consumers are understandably reluctant about plunging into a ...


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Gas Prices So High, Older Pumps Must Sell by Half-Gallons

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 27th, 2008 3:25pm

As the price of gas approached $4 a gallon last month, thousands of station owners across the nation were faced with another problem besides just the high price. According to an article in the New York Times, many stations, most of them independently owned, have older pumps that are unable to go above $3.99 per gallon. The solution? According to the article, one station owner in Queens had to price his gas by the ...


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AskPatty.com at Lipsticking.com -- 'Meet the Real Queens of Marketing To Women Online'

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 26th, 2007 3:35am

If you want to know how to get to women online, you need look no further than Ask Patty! and Road and Travel. These are two sites founded by women out to make a difference. In a recent NY Times article, "Candid Talk for Women (Men Allowed, Too)" Mickey Meece writes, "While the sites differ, they share a vision of consumers in need -- many of them." He also notes that, "The sites are part reader service, ...


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AskPatty in the New York Times: Candid Talk for Women (Men Allowed, Too)

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 24th, 2007 12:49pm

Jill Connelly for The New York Times HEELS ON WHEELS Running Web sites aimed at raising women’s automotive I.Q. Jody DeVere of AskPatty. By MICKEY MEECE Published: October 24, 2007 WHEN it comes to cars, women have their game faces on, thanks to a great equalizer, the Internet. They are tuning in to Web sites like Edmunds.com/women, Roadandtravel.com, AskPatty.com and ...


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GM and UAW Reach Tentative Agreement On New National Labor Contract

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2007 4:15pm

Company to strengthen U.S. manufacturing presence with significant future investments, parties also agree to create independent retiree health care trust General Motors sent out a release this morning saying the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new national labor contract, covering approximately 74,000 represented employees. The agreement is subject to UAW member ratification. Hopefully this ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: September 25, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2007 6:41am

Welcome back to this week's blog carnival of female friendly car items from all around the world. Last week we focused on wacky cars. This week, we've got a broader potpourri of women's automotive news. Enjoy! During meetings with vendors and site organizers years ago, Josephine Alcazar often felt invisible. Although she was the co-owner of Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions, she wasn't ...


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UAW Strikes Against General Motors

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2007 9:49pm

The United Auto Workers Union and General Motors have failed to reach an agreement in contract negotiations, and as a result, the UAW began a labor strike on Monday. The strike affects 73,000 American workers, and through an ongoing ripple effect, as many as 100,000 additional Canadian workers. The action also impacts suppliers that sell parts to General Motors. Union officials said their only choice was to strike ...


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Risky Chinese Imports Endanger American Lives

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 18th, 2007 6:17pm

According to a recent article by Andrew Martin in the New York Times, Federal officials are requiring a small New Jersey importer to recall 450,000 radial tires, because they are missing the safety gum strip that prevents the tread from separating. Apparently, the tires were originally manufactured in China by Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber for a variety of pickup trucks, sport/utility vehicles, and vans. These defective tires ...


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Around the Nine - EKOnline Blogs on Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 23rd, 2007 1:32am

Around the Nine #6 Every Sunday, I showcase some of the great content produced by 9rules members in the last week. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening around the network and highlight some of the best authors on the web today. This week’s featured sites include Adam on Life, Donklephant, Footsteps in the Mirror, Bjorkoy.com, Ask Patty, Influential Interactive Marketing, Eyes Turned ...


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Flooring The Consumer Blogs on Ask Patty and New York Times

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 7th, 2006 12:03am

What Do Women Want? Thoughtful Solutions! I love the title of the 10/29/2006 New York Times article that has created such a buzz in the past week. [See Andrea Learned's Well Deserved Coverage for the Women's Market Opportunity and Michele Miller's Wonderbytes to name 2.] I even saw a comment that this has been the most emailed article in the history of the New York Times [just can't remember where :( ...


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