Another Banner Year at #ROI2018

A Big #ROI2018 Thank You

ESA #ROI2018 | A hefty dose of gratitude and raised expectations as we look forward to the rest of 2018.

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A CPO Strategy for 2018?

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ESA Car Keys | Expect an (even) stronger focus on Certified Pre-Owned cars in 2018. Last year saw 2.6M CPO vehicles sold in the US — to provide some relevance, that’s more units than any automaker, expect for GM.

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Third Consecutive Year for 17M+ Auto Sales

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ESA Car Keys | With nearly 1.6M units sold in December — a SAAR pace of 17.8M units — the US Automotive Market finished the year at 17.13M units. A good year by many standards, but down 1.9% from 2016’s record sales of 17.46M vehicles.

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Existing-Home Sales Up 2.0%

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Even in the face of inventory shortages and hurricane hangover, the housing market is showing strong signs in Q4, on the back of a strong jobs market.

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The Grateful Thread. 2017.

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Happy Thanksgiving from ESA | We are grateful for your support of our services over the years, the kinship and friends we share within our industry, and the joy of working with you.

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What’s Your Intent Percent? – ESA

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Roland Eckstein | Knowing and positively affecting intent percent can be achieved through all phases of the purchase funnel.

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Solar in Your Market? Yes. It’s Hot.

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From CNBC | Solar energy installations are growing faster than many projected, soaring 50% worldwide, powered by the U.S. and China.

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Amazon’s Fake Review Problem: Worse Than Ever?

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Great Graphs | Despite Amazon’s moves to prevent people gaming its review system, there’s been a massive up-tick in the number of fraudulent reviews on the site, according to a recent study

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Bedding Sales Ratios Good, Could be Better

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FurnitureToday | Retailers need to make the better sleep connection when consumers are shopping for a mattress.

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It’s Not Just Amazon: Retail Woes

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Amazon is only part of the problem for retailers today, as they struggle with new consumer habits.

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