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Struggles with Auto Industry Bailout Dampen Los Angeles Auto Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 21st, 2008 5:00pm

When leaders of the Automotive Big Three left Washington empty handed Wednesday night, it became clear that the industry's immediate future may now lie with the Bush administration, which has staunchly opposed using the Treasury Department's $700 billion financial bailout program to aid Detroit. Top Executives from General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler begged Congress for multi-billion-dollar loans, but fell under fire for ...


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What's Your Thought on the Automotive Bailout?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 19th, 2008 7:56am

Professionals involved in the automotive industry have been under a barrage of information about the current state of the economy and how it is affecting the car business. Regardless of one's political affiliations, it's a fact that the domestic automotive industry feeds our nation's finances in a multitude of ways. Quite honestly, it doesn't matter whether you're involved in the industry or even drive a car, this situation will affect ...


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Women in the car business; their time has come!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 17th, 2008 1:18pm

America may not be ready for a woman president, but a woman car salesperson or even a General Manager? Sure, why not! Car dealerships are finally catching up with the rest of the world in recognizing the equal footing afforded to women in today’s society and, most importantly to my dealer clients; the family car buying decision. I am not suggesting that there isn’t still a “macho” ceiling that needs to be torn ...


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AskPatty in the News, November 1-15, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 15th, 2008 8:28pm

November 13, 2008Jody DeVere featured on Daytona & Friends: SEMA 2008 Internet Talk Radio  CoverageMOTORZ TV teamed with Daytona & Friends to present her interviews from the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Daytona conducted 144 interviews during the SEMA Show 2008 on her Power Supreme Auto Talk show (Power Extreme Broadcasting).Please visit www.motorz.tv/daytona/ to see the entire list of 144 SEMA interviews, or click ...


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SEMA Show 2008 Highlights from AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 13th, 2008 12:25am

Last week, I spent time at the SEMA Show. Founded in 1963, the Specialty Equipment Market Association is a lobbying group and professional organization made-up of some 7,000 companies worldwide, which manufacture performance and appearance products for a near-$40 billion automotive aftermarket: consumers wanting to personalize their cars and trucks.Their annual exhibition in Las Vegas draws about 100,000 participants from around the ...


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AskPatty at the Ottawa Citizen News: Environment and Economy Making Green the Top Pick

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 5th, 2008 6:38pm

Read the article at the Ottawa Citizen By Bal Brach, Canwest News ServicePublished: Wednesday, November 05, 2008Women are turning to more eco-friendly vehicles this fall, according to an automotive expert, as the range of models and features expands."Women are looking to be more green," says Jody DeVere, president of the Women's Automotive Association International."Women are going to be looking for those models where they're going to ...


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Car Sales and Politics - A Perfect Combination for Election Day

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 4th, 2008 7:58pm

In the final hours of Election Day, the candidates are battling for every vote. U.S. News and World Report says  "They might be able to save some time by checking out the kind of cars voters are driving...what people drive tends to show how they vote."  For example, pickup truck drivers are 3.5 times more likely to be Republicans than Democrats. What does your car say about your own political preferences?Regardless of whether ...


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Halloween Safety for Drivers and Trick or Treaters

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2008 3:19pm

Halloween is the most dangerous night of the year for child pedestrians. Darting out into the street is one of the most common causes of pedestrian death among children.  As children scurry from house to house collecting treats, it is important to take the following precautions:      Visibility Decorate costumes, bags, and sacks with reflective tape and stickers. Use costumes that are light or bright ...


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Good News! Gas Prices are Falling, Putting Money in Your Purse

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 29th, 2008 4:11pm

Gas prices have tumbled 30% from their record high in July and are poised to fall further. But economists say that cheaper gas won't be enough to revive a struggling economy.No one doubts that lower prices are putting extra dollars back into consumers' pockets. With the average price of gas costing about $2.86 a gallon, or $1.25 a gallon less nationwide than it did at the peak in July, that translates into nearly $500 million a day in ...


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Jody DeVere featured at J.D. Power Roundtable Recap: Getting Reach on the Internet, Marketing to Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 24th, 2008 9:27pm

Marketing to Women Panelists: Melanie Kovach, Automart.com; Jodi DeVere, AskPatty.com; Erica Sietsman, Mile One; Adam Wiener, driverTV Read more about the panel at J.D. Power.com   What Marketing to Women means    * Somewhere safe for women to shop.    * It means there are enough female shoppers out there for us to target.   Strategies used to focus on women    * There is a ...


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