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Everybody is back from a great show in San Francisco, CA.  NADA (National Auto Dealers Association) 2015 was fantastic and it was great to see so many of our valued clients in one place.  Thanks to everyone that made this year’s NADA 2015 one of the best yet!

Don’t forget that NADA is moving the convention date in 2016, breaking from the traditional January/February timeframe.  The 2016 NADA Convention will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 31 – April 3rd.  Hope to see you there!

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Ro Royall, Ann Frank-Shantz and Ron Royall at the 2015 NADA Conference

Ro Royall, Ann Frank-Shantz and Ron Royall at the 2015 NADA Conference


2015 NADA BEBdata logoThe BEBdata tribe is putting the final touches on plans  for our attendance at the 2015 NADA Convention & Expo.  This is the “it” conference for the auto industry and we never miss it!

This year’s keynote speakers include Jeb Bush and Jay Leno!  For a complete listing of speakers click here.

Excellent workshops such as, “Exceptional Experience that Win Digital Buyers” and “NexGen Dealers Leading the Future Their Way Today” are only a few of the exciting and trending topics that will be discussed.

We’ll have the latest information on BK trends and you can review our data card by clicking below!  Hope to see you there!

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2014-10 bebdata AT dma logoWe’ll be attending the week-long celebration of data, art, and science also known as DMA2014.  We can’t wait to see so many of our clients.  The show (in San Diego this year), is a place were we share ideas and innovations.  There will be over 200 global marketing leaders presenting at this must attend annual event. For more information regarding THE GLOBAL EVENT FOR DATA DRIVEN MARKETERS, click here.

Be sure to join the amazing social conversations surrounding this premier event when you use #DMA14.  Hope to see you there!


July 2013 Newsletter – Letter from Ann Frank-Shantz

2014-ANN APPROVED PHOTO OF ANNMinneapolis, MN – Can you believe that we’re already in the 3rd quarter of 2013?! The Holiday season seems like it was just yesterday and I was in Houston, visiting our corporate office, cheering on the Minnesota Vikings as they beat Houston!

In February, Sherry Merritt (Client Services) and I attended NADA Sherry and Larry(National Auto Dealers Association) Conference in Orlando, Florida.  This conference is unique as it provides a platform for the entire automotive industry to come together.  In addition to over 1,900 dealerships present, there were hundreds of allied industries there.  We had a great time with some of our existing clients and met a few new ones too!  Our Sherry Merritt is pictured here with Larry Stiver of VIP Marketing, Inc at NADA2013!

graph exMarch brought us a milestone in the social media venue as our Twitter account (@bebdata) reached 300 followed and we have over 300 views on our Facebook page.  Thank you!

In April we received our first Graphic Excellence Award (GEA) for our 2012 Interactive Holiday Card!  Presented by the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast, we are excited to be recognized by this prestigious organization.  May brought us another milestone in the social media arena, as our YouTube videos were viewed over 500 times, spanning 10 countries!  We also launched our BEBdata LinkedIn page, so be sure to follow us as we blog weekly BK statistics along with other industry news.

DMA 2013In the next six months, we’ll attend the ABA Marketing Conference in San Antonio, TX (September) and are looking forward to the big DMA show in Chicago, Illinois in October.

We are very grateful to you, our valued clients, and are always looking for ways to improve or add-on services.  If you have a request, please give me a shout.  Our goal is to make sure all of your business needs are being met with your satisfaction.

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Top States for Foreclosures

We watched an interesting video with Jim Jelter of MarketWatch regarding foreclosures.  Year to date foreclosures are down 28%, however, there are some regions where they are on the rise.  Data showed that foreclosures rose by 2% and repossessions by banks rose by 11% in the month of May.
Foreclosure For Sale Real Estate Sign Isolated on a White Background.






Get the whole story and watch the video at http://paper.li/RealtyTrac/1306363512

Chapter 7 Discharges Down YTD

Year to date Chapter 7 Discharges* are down 19.6% in 2013 compared to the same time frame in 2012.  The largest drop based on percentage took place in Alaska, with 42.5% decrease.  Still, the largest number of Chapter 7 Discharges are found in California.  Though down 28% from last year, 50,284 were processed so far this year (through May) compared to the second highest activity in Florida with 23,675 discharges.
CHAP 7 YTD MAY 12-12*(January – May)

Note:  Our data is based on one per household and has been cleaned to postal specifications.

Most Viewed Pages

bebdata dot com fun factsWe were reviewing our website statistics and found that 11.5% of our website hits come from our blog!

Most read blog (to date) is the Fairness for Struggling Students Act (posted on April 24).  Coming in at a close second is the blog on our recent Graphic Excellence Award win, posted on March 15.  Rounding out the top three most popular posts is our Ro Royall at the Houston Zoo Partners Summit.
Some other interesting stats include:

  • Our top two most visited webpages are the Home Page and Resource Center!
  • Of outside links directing people to our website:

* 21.7% come from our sister company’s wesbite bebtexas.com
* 11.7% come from Twitter
* 5% come from LinkedIn
* 2.1 % from the QR codes on our 2013 Calendar landing pages