May/June 2015

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How Rental Companies Stay Engaged on Social Media

by Amy Winter

Several car rental operators share details on what has helped them interact and stay connected with social media users.

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2015 International Car Rental Show: Pushing the Boundaries

By Amy Winter and Chris Brown

In its 20th year, the 2015 International Car Rental Show widened its tent and envisioned car rental's place in the transportation spectrum.

Which Social Media Channels Best Fit Your Company?

By Amy Winter

With a growing number of platforms to choose from, it's important to focus on those that can bring the most user engagement and brand recognition.

Avoiding Social Media Mistakes

By Amy Winter

When developing your company's social media plan, it's important to focus on user engagement and brand monitoring, as well as being open to professional guidance.


Car Rental Q&A: Tips for Starting a Company Blog?

By Bluebird Auto Rental Systems

A car rental operator asks for tips on how to start a company blog. Blogs can be a cost-effective way to drive traffic to your website, especially if you share the blogs through social media channels.

E-Z, Advantage Explain Dual-Brand Strategy

By Chris Brown

The officers of the new combined company expound on integration plans, growth strategy and parent company Catalyst's role.

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Why Do We Visit Capitol Hill?

Members of the American Car Rental Association met with U.S. senators, representatives, and their aides last week. Here’s why bringing the message to this forum matters.

The Customer Isn’t Always Right

Not caving to a customer with a blatant agenda may have consequences, especially for a small rental company that relies on stellar Yelp ratings to advertise. But business integrity must prevail.

The Truth Behind Compact Van Depreciation

Why are large van values holding up better than their compact counterparts, and will it last?

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