Auto Dealer Live Podcast + Magazine

Auto Dealer Live Podcast + Magazine brings together automotive’s best and brightest in an effort to create positive change, promote growth and generate open discussions on ways to improve current industry standards. Each week on our podcast we discuss a wide array of topics ranging from F&I, BDC, Sales Training, Company Culture and more. We, along with our guests, strive to find out what works, what doesn’t work and aim to provide solutions that will help solve problems dealers and salespeople often encounter. Our Auto Dealer Live Magazine content covers many of the same topics covered on the show, as well as in-depth tips and tricks to help dealerships and salespeople grow and perform at their very best.

The Podcast

Auto Dealer Live Podcast is hosted by David Villa, CEO of iPD Agency. David has more than 20 years of experience working in the Automotive industry and is passionate about being a voice of change that pushes the industry forward in a positive direction.

In addition to David Villa, Auto Dealer Live also has two terrific co-hosts in David Cribbs and Chris Fritcher. Cribbs began his automotive career in 1989 and to this day remains passionate about the industry that gave him his start. As Vice President of New Business Development for Auto Dealer University, Cribbs is dedicated to helping dealerships across the U.S. and Canada develop learning plans to get their teams performing at peak levels. Fritcher brings more than 20 years of experience within the automotive industry in Sales, Finance and Marketing. He is now the CEO of Crossroads Marketing, an innovative, solutions-driven marketing firm that helps businesses big and small grow and prosper.

Auto Dealer Live premiered in 2012 with a single mission in mind – to bring about positive change within the automotive industry which not only promotes growth, but helps reshape its image. We felt it was time to kick the old snake oil salesman mentality and image to the curb and show consumers what an incredible community of honest, hardworking individuals we have in the automotive space.

Be sure to catch the show every Thursday at 3:30PM EST! It airs live right here on our website and can also be found on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Don’t miss it!

The Auto Dealer Live studio is located in Tampa, FL at iPD headquarters. On occasion we film at remote locations, so you might just see us at a dealership or automotive conference near you!

The Magazine

Auto Dealer Live Magazine has been serving up content to the automotive industry since 2014 under the Dealer Solutions Magazine brand. In 2020 we launched a re-brand and fully integrated our podcast and magazine to better serve the automotive industry. Our goal is to help dealerships and their teams improve the culture, service and overall performance across the board.

Our Editor-in-Chief, Brett Anaya, is an experienced Content Writer who has served the automotive industry since he was a 16 year old working in the iPD Agency BDC, soaking up the knowledge that he would later discover he needed in order to craft quality automotive content. Anaya now runs the day-to-day operations of the magazine and fully vets all content submission to ensure we’re providing relevant content to our readers.

If you’re interested in either writing for Auto Dealer Live Magazine or would like information on advertising opportunities, you can click here to reach out to Brett directly.

Brett Anaya, Editor-in-Chief