Eastern Western Motor Group has acquired Phoenix Honda in Stirling from the Phoenix Car Company for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition expands the group’s representation of the Honda brand to three dealerships with sites also in Edinburgh and Fife. The business will be rebranded as Western Honda Stirling and will relocate to a purpose-built showroom in summer 2018. Eastern Western is rated 25 in the forthcoming 2017 Motor Trader Top 200.
The November edition of Motor Trader is now available to read online complete with the latest news and analysis for car dealers. The issue contains the Motor Trader Top 50 Independent Dealers, our annual survey of the performance of the non-franchised car retailing sector. We also take a look at how dealer point of sale finance is performing with an analysis of the Finance and Leasing Association’s latest data, examine the role of used PCPs and look at the role of sub-prime finance.
Dealers are aiming to sell more warranties, service plans and GAP insurance to make up the shortfall of reduced used car margins. According to Damian Tyler, head of business development at The Warranty Group, dealers are looking at increasing their up-sell items as acquiring used becomes more expensive through greater competition for stock.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".