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February 26, 2020 00:45:29
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The Emerging 'Feedback' Economy feat. Ali Fawaz

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The success of an automotive retailer's business has always been contingent on company values and rapport within the local community. With the rise of social media, businesses encounter new challenges in marketing as reputation moves away from the business's self-crafted image and instead to a feedback-economy that depends upon consumer reviews on platforms like Google, Yelp, and Twitter. In this episode, host Dennis Wisco comes to you with Reputation.com's, Mr. Ali Fawaz, from the National Automobile Dealers Association conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center to discuss ratings and reviews, reputation management, and the data science that makes this groundbreaking shift in marketing possible. Reputation.com is a business-to-business online reputation and customer experience management that uses cutting-edge advancements in data science to help business optimize their listings and gain insight into consumer engagement. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Reputation.com was founded in 2006 by Michael Fertik to address a need to help companies navigate an emerging feedback economy by boosting their online presence. Today, 1-in-3 auto dealerships use Reputation.com, which also offers solutions to businesses from other industries like Healthcare, Retail, Property Management, Financial Services, Hospitality, and Senior Living. Ali Fawaz was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan. Fawaz earned his Bachelor's degree in Corporate Communication from the University of Michigan before serving as the Director of Digital Retail Products for Ford Direct and contributing to start-ups like CareerBuilder.com. Fawaz is passionate about driving innovative change in the way automotive retailers communicate through digital, mobile, and social media. At Reputation.com, Fawaz draws from this passion as he engages with automotive OEM's to leverage data, and online reviews to catapult the retail dealer's online presence. Tune in to this episode to learn ...

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February 25, 2020 00:56:52
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USC Racing feat. Maximilian Bui, Eric Hovanessian, Vihan Krishnan

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On college campuses across the nation, thousands of students explore their passions and future career paths through involvement in student affinity groups and clubs. In this episode, host Dennis Wisco comes to you live from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business with guests Maximilian Bui, Vihan Krishnan, Eric Hovanessian from the USC Formula SAE Team. These dedicated students discuss how Formula SAE has defined their college experiences, the competition timeline, and their motivations for growing in the automobility industry. Formula SAE is an international collegiate design competition that challenges student teams to design and manufacture an open-wheel race car during the academic year. There are two annual Formula SAE competitions in the United States that consist of three judged phases - Design, Performance, and Business. Team members are expected to participate in cutting-edge research, analysis, and manufacturing in order to craft a high-performance racing vehicle to take to the competition. A winning team must also excel in project management, teamwork, and business skills. The University of Southern California chapter of Formula SAE is a student-run organization that designs, constructs, tests, and races high performance autocross race cars over the course of the academic year. For over ten years, the USC Formula SAE club has welcomed all students interested in engineering, computer science , motorsports, and in general, automotive enthusiasts, regardless of past experiences. The fifty-member team is housed in the Rapp Engineering Building, and is enthusiastic about inviting new members with a willingness to get hands-on and dirty with automotive engineering. In 2019, USC Racing finished 6th in the "Business" phase of the national FSAE competition. In this episode, Eric, ...

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February 06, 2020 00:01:50
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VIDEO: What it's like working with Ford Motor Co

[vc_row][vc_column width="4/5"][vc_column_text] A brief and honest exchange between Sara Spangelo, Co-Founder and CEO of Swarm Technologies, and Bill Ford Jr., Chairman of the Board for Ford Motor Company. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/5"][vc_row_inner css=".vc_custom_1551208959067{border-left-width: 2px !important;padding-right: px !important;padding-left: 30px !important;border-left-color: #d3d3d3 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}"][vc_column_inner css=".vc_custom_1551209510648{margin-top: -100px !important;}"][vc_custom_heading text="Related Episodes" font_container="tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23000000" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1581023171951{margin-right: 5px !important;margin-left: 5px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;padding-right: 5px !important;padding-left: 5px !important;border-bottom-color: #d3d3d3 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}"][vc_column_text] What Kobe Bryant's death means to the future of urban air mobility Would you participate on a MANEL or WANEL? [/vc_column_text][vc_facebook css_animation="flipInX"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="4/5"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/5" css=".vc_custom_1579794380339{padding-left: 30px !important;}"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator align="align_left" style="shadow" border_width="2" el_width="70"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] ***** Wisco Weekly ***** New Business Models for the Mobility of People and Goods. Become a Fan. Soon, become a Member. Subscribe for now. ✌(-‿-)✌ [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row] ...

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January 31, 2020 00:49:06
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A Guide for Daughters in Automotive feat. Scotty Reiss and Elgie Bright

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In this episode, we feature Scotty Reiss and Elgie Bright as we discuss the 2019 Winter Women In Automotive Conference, encouraging the presence of women passionate about automotive, and what the car business could gain from promoting women into leadership positions. “Look at the imbalance in the statistics - Women are responsible for the buying of 85% of automobiles - $500 billion per year. Yet we only hold 17% of the jobs. There’s a disconnect.” - Scotty Reiss, Founder of A Girls’ Guide to Cars. Scotty Reiss is a writer, mom, and entrepreneur from Greenwich, Connecticut. It was this imbalance in the statistics that fueled Scotty’s passion for venturing into the car industry. A trained writer and content development expert, Scotty began her career as a journalist for publications like the New York Times, Town & Country, Entrepreneur, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, and Adweek. In 2013, she switched gears and co-founded A Girls’ Guide to Cars, a fun and informative website dedicated to helping girls and women navigate the automotive industry. She is a board member for the Women In Automotive Conference and was the first woman elected president to the International Motor Press Association. “We are inspired by not only Scotty but the rest of the Women In Automotive mission. But here’s the rub on that - we educate who we get. We have to do a better job of telling our stories of the opportunities that are available in automotive. Still, the industry itself has to tell that story - Here is who influences sales, Here’s the way we have been taking care of that consumer journey, and Here’s how we’re going to do it going forward.” - Elgie Bright Elgie ...

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January 31, 2020 00:09:24
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VIDEO: What Kobe Bryant's death means for the future of urban air mobility

[vc_row][vc_column width="4/5"][vc_column_text] Jonathan Hartman, Disruptive Technologies Lead at Sikorsky, shares the challenges of implementing urban air mobility in 2020. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/5"][vc_row_inner css=".vc_custom_1551208959067{border-left-width: 2px !important;padding-right: px !important;padding-left: 30px !important;border-left-color: #d3d3d3 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;}"][vc_column_inner css=".vc_custom_1551209510648{margin-top: -100px !important;}"][vc_custom_heading text="Related Episodes" font_container="tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23000000" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1551212450918{margin-right: 5px !important;margin-left: 5px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;padding-right: 5px !important;padding-left: 5px !important;border-bottom-color: #d3d3d3 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}"][vc_column_text] Would you participate on a MANEL or WANEL? The who, what, why of universal basic mobility 6 pillars of successful transit Pre-politicization of the road usage charge [/vc_column_text][vc_facebook css_animation="flipInX"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="4/5"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/5" css=".vc_custom_1579794380339{padding-left: 30px !important;}"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator align="align_left" style="shadow" border_width="2" el_width="70"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] ***** Wisco Weekly ***** New Business Models for the Mobility of People and Goods. Become a Fan. Soon, become a Member. Subscribe for now. ✌(-‿-)✌ [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row] ...

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January 30, 2020 00:45:17
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What Your Comp Plan Tells Millennials and Women feat. Candice Crane

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In Episode #111, hosts, Dennis Wisco and Kelly Cruz, speak with self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie and top automotive consultant Candice Crane about recruitment strategy, changes in compensation in the industry, and more. This episode is brought to you from the 2019 December Women in Automotive Conference at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Palm Springs, CA. The Women In Automotive Conference has been a hub of educational and empowerment opportunities for women pursuing their passion in automotive since 2015. Candice Crane launched her consulting business at the inaugural Women In Automotive Conference in 2015, after 15 years of experience in automotive sales and operations. As the Organizational Development Director of a large automotive group in the Midwest, Candice designed and led a transformational change and placed recent college graduates in critical roles within the automotive industry. This and other changes dramatically improved the customer experience and reduced employee turnover. Candice has extensive experience in Talent Management and is passionate about finding solutions for retention in high turnover environments. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds an M.S. in Organizational Development from Mercer University. Dealerships are notoriously known for resisting change and maintaining certain traditions that dissuade women and younger folks from considering a career in automotive. Candice is passionate about engaging with the next generation of changemakers in automotive by rethinking how Millennials look for jobs in her recruitment strategy. In her 2015 white paper presented at the Women In Automotive Conference, Candice analyzes the factors that are important to Millennials in their job searches, like stability, and how these values can be applied to re-imagining compensation plans in the automotive industry. Tune in to ...

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