Topic: CarGurus events

Guy Kawasaki’s lessons for car dealers: Navigate 2019

Posted by Sarah Pekala on October 31, 2019

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Last week, marketing leader and author Guy Kawasaki took the stage at CarGurus Navigate to a room packed with dealers and auto industry partners. In his presentation The Art of Enchantment, Guy shared the specific things individuals and businesses can do to change people’s hearts, minds, and actions.

At the end of the presentation, Guy gave direct advice to the dealers in the room—something he admitted he doesn’t often do during large keynote presentations at other events. He explained, where you influence, enchant, and persuade people is at the intersection of “unique” and “valuable.”

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Topics: CarGurus events, Navigate

Highlights from CarGurus Navigate 2019

Posted by Sarah Pekala on October 25, 2019

And just like that, CarGurus’ first ever Navigate automotive conference has ended! Over the course of two inspiring days, almost 400 dealers, industry partners, and auto experts representing 28 states and four countries, gathered at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center to share ideas and grow their businesses. To everyone who attended this year’s first-ever Navigate conference—thank you, and see you next year!

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Topics: CarGurus events, Navigate

Your ultimate guide to attending Navigate

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on October 9, 2019

We can’t believe CarGurus’ inaugural automotive conference, Navigate, is right around the corner. Soon, dealers from around the world will be here taking it all in: inspiring keynotes and spotlights, highly-actionable takeaways in every breakout session, and a jam-packed Innovation Hall.

Before you pack your bags and head to Boston though, read this guide so you can get the most out of Navigate.

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Topics: CarGurus events, Navigate

What makes Navigate unique? Get inspired to innovate by tech leaders outside the auto industry

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on October 1, 2019

CarGurus Digital Consultant Holly believes the best way to grow a business is through innovation. That’s why she’s excited Navigate is giving dealers the chance to hear from inspiring tech leaders outside the industry about how to push boundaries in automotive. Watch the video below to hear more about what makes Navigate unique.

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Topics: CarGurus events, Navigate

Navigate sneak peek: Luxury buyers are 2.6x more likely to be buying their first vehicle ever

Posted by Madison Gross on September 27, 2019

Our Director of Consumer Insights, Madison Gross, provides a sneak peek into her research on today’s car-buying audience, which she’ll be sharing in-depth at Navigate in October.

Luxury vehicle sales have been consistently posting strong growth, and it turns out much of that growth may be attributed to first-time buyers, according to findings from the 2019 CarGurus Buyer Insights Report. About three in ten luxury car buyers said that before their most recent purchase, they had never bought a car.

Remember the headlines a few years back that Millennials were delaying buying a car? It seems that now that they’re ready to buy, they don’t want just any car, but rather an aspirational one. Our research found that first-time buyers in luxury are, on average, 29 years old. Additionally, among first-time buyers in luxury:

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Topics: CarGurus events, data, industry insights, luxury, Navigate, trends

Hear from dealers and speakers: Why Navigate?

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on September 23, 2019

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Join hundreds of dealers, partners, and industry experts at Navigate in Boston this October 22-23. Navigate is your ticket to actionable marketing tactics, game-changing strategies, and unparalleled inspiration that will help you take your dealership to the next level. Not convinced? Here’s what dealers and speakers attending this new kind of auto conference are most looking forward to:

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Topics: CarGurus events, Navigate

Convince your boss to let you attend Navigate in 4 easy steps

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on August 29, 2019

You’re convinced that you want to attend Navigate 2019, and you know just how much value you’ll get out of it. Now it’s time to convince your boss.

Most managers will be focused on the cost of attending—both the dollars and the time—so you’ll need to focus on why the investment is worth it. We’ve got you covered though! Use these four tips to make the conversation a bit easier and persuade your boss to let you attend:

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Next wave of Navigate speakers announced: hear from leaders at TripAdvisor, Google, and more

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on August 8, 2019

We hope you have your calendars marked for Navigate, CarGurus’ first-ever automotive conference coming this October.

This one-of-a-kind event is designed for dealers and is sure to become the go-to place to get inspired and gain valuable industry insights, year after year. We’ve got an outstanding agenda planned, networking opportunities galore, and we’re thrilled to announce a new wave of top-notch speakers at Navigate. They come from some of the most recognizable brands and others that are pushing the envelope in marketing and sales.

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Topics: CarGurus events, CarGurus news, Navigate

Navigate 2019 early bird ticket pricing extended until July 31st

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on July 18, 2019

Regret missing the early bird ticket sale for Navigate 2019? Due to popular demand, we’re extending the deadline. From now until July 31st, a limited number of early bird tickets will be available online. That’s about two more weeks to save 30% on tickets to Navigate, CarGurus’ inaugural automotive conference packed with industry trends and insights for helping your dealership get better results.

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Daymond John to take the stage at Navigate 2019

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on July 9, 2019

This October, hundreds of dealers, partners, and industry experts will flock to Boston for Navigate 2019. CarGurus’ first-ever automotive conference, the event will be two days packed with learning and networking, including a captivating keynote session from Daymond John, CEO and Founder of FUBU and co-star of Shark Tank on ABC.

An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Daymond John has come a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother’s house and moving his operation into the basement. Today, he runs FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and is a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales.

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Topics: CarGurus events, CarGurus news, Navigate