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Nifty 50 contest continues to gain momentum

Liz Keener, Managing Editor — Powersports Business
December 18, 2014

It’s inevitable every year. Right around July or August, someone from an aftermarket company emails our sales team or me about the Nifty 50 application. Many times that person heard about Nifty 50 from someone else, or saw the logo on their competitor’s website, and he or she wants to know how to... Read more »

Where are your website links leading?

Liz Keener, Managing Editor — Powersports Business
December 4, 2014

We’re all guilty of becoming lax from time to time. We forget to do certain tasks because not doing them won’t make the world come to an end, and there are more pressing issues to attend to. However, too many of us have become lax with our websites. It’s there; we know it works, and whomever we... Read more »

Ho, Ho, Ho? Dealers quick to push holiday promotions

Liz Keener, Managing Editor — Powersports Business
November 5, 2014

When I went to Target on Sunday and found Christmas stockings, ornaments and faux pine trees staring me in the face, I felt a rush of anxiety, as I thought of the 10 million things I have to complete before Dec. 25. However, when I started seeing holiday-themed dealership e-newsletters this week, I was... Read more »

Your partners are listening, so speak up

Liz Keener, Managing Editor, Powersports Business
October 23, 2014

As I’ve been attending shows and writing stories lately, the theme that keeps coming up is, “We’re listening.” So many aftermarket suppliers lately have been explaining their new product, package, POP, or SKUs by saying that they listened to the dealers, and they made changes. And every time... Read more »

Positivity proves how far we’ve come

Liz Keener, Managing Editor — Powersports
October 8, 2014

If I haven’t been out and about at industry events lately, I’ve been on the phone with dealers, aftermarket suppliers, service providers and OEMs, and I can’t help but come away from nearly every conversation with a smile on my face. I joined this industry four years ago this month, and I remember... Read more »

There’s still time to make it to AIMExpo 2014

Liz Keener, Managing Editor — Powersports
October 1, 2014

It’s now October, and fall is in the air. For those in the northern states, it means motorcyclists are trying to eke out a few more weeks of riding, likely in their heated gear, and ATVers and snowmobilers are gearing up for hunting and snow seasons. In the south, the ATV riders are also anxious to... Read more »

Don’t miss Year 2 of the Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo

Liz Keener, Managing Editor — Powersports Business
August 27, 2014

A few months ago, I was talking to Curtis Sloan for a story for our June issue, and the subject of the Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo came up. I had seen Sloan, general manager of 2013 Power 50 dealer Sloan’s Motorcycle & ATV, at the first PSBI@AIMExpo last year, and I was interested... Read more »

Optimism abounds at distributor show

Liz Keener, Managing Editor — Powersports Business
July 31, 2014

The buzz in the expo hall at the Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice Dealer Show this past weekend was something to take in. Sometimes it was nice to just stop and listen to the numerous conversations going on, as dealers and vendors talked about how they can help each other improve their respective businesses. Optimism... Read more »

Finding what resonates with Bit.ly

Nicholas Upton, Associate Digital Editor — Boating Industry
July 24, 2014

Analyzing fan, follower and customer data is one of the most important things to understand about social media. Just about everyone knows that funny pictures, interesting articles and coupons get a lot of likes, re-tweets and shares. Just like an ad campaign, you can’t fully measure your success without... Read more »

What makes your dealership exceptional?

Power 50 Dinner

Liz Keener, Managing Editor — Powersports Business
June 5, 2014

Picture this: In one room there are a variety of dealership principals, general managers and employees. Gina Marra, GM of Go AZ Motorcycles is there, holding a hefty award. Bob Althoff of the legendary A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson is chatting with Dave Hushek of Ray Price, Inc., while Kevin Lackey... Read more »

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