Jason provides some weekly updates and discusses the two awards that All American Ford in Old Bridge won last week: (1) FordCredit Partners in Quality and (2) Ford Motor Company Platinum Blue Warranty Performance. He talks about the new partnership with New York Giants Safety, Xavier McKinney, and the upcoming autograph signing event on Saturday, September 4th. There's also an upcoming F-150 Mafia BBQ Tailgate Party on Thursday, September 16th to watch the NY Giants vs Washington Thursday Night Football game on a large outdoor blowup screen. Lastly, Jason talks about the tickets going on sale for the October 17th Jimmie Allen Concert for Hope in the All American Ford in Old Bridge showroom.
Hey everyone I'm Jason Savino, the Marketing Director for the All American Auto Group. And this is the All American Auto Mall in Old Bridge Updates Podcast. This is episode number 52. A little bit different this time around I, we actually are setting up our new podcast room. So my camera because we usually do a visual video version of this as well. That's actually in our new podcast room that hopefully we'll get to use next week. So for the video version of this, I'm just going to share my screen and kind of show what I'm talking about to complement the the audio for this episode. So last week was Episode 51. I had my brother Nick on who's our fixed ops director, and we talked about vehicle customisations. Very good episode, if you're interested in parts, accessories, obviously, a lot of the different customisations were able to do here as the number one customization shop for Ford in the tri state area. And obviously we're the number one Roush and Shelby dealers in the tri state area. So and I think next week, I'll have a really cool announcement that we're getting into some other custom vehicles and specialty vehicle brands. So I'll probably be posting about that during the week, early next week when it becomes official, and then I'll be able to talk about it on our podcast next week. But let's jump in. So Episode 52. I'm going to give some updates. We've won we won two awards this past week that I will talk about quickly have an exciting announcement in terms of partnership with a player on the New York Giants. And just some other little updates from the past week. So let's get into it. So just going through some of our social media posts last week because it kind of keeps me on a timeline of some of the stuff that happens. So we put out a couple new tik tok videos on our tic toc accounts. Our tic toc account is a Ford Old Bridge. So check that out. We have one of our BDC representatives Angie helping out with those she's fantastic. And then the first award that we've received. So last week Ford credit, which is basically Ford Motor Company's financial division, in terms of financing vehicles and credit. So Ford credit presented us with the Ford credit partners and Quality Award. It's four credits most prestigious awards giving out out to only the top dealerships that shows support and dedication to customer loyalty and satisfaction when it comes to financing. So we're actually all American Ford, an old bridge is actually one of the few dealerships in the country that we've now won it, I believe seven years in a row. But whatever, however many we've won, once you went five in a row, you get a it's called like a green award or a green jacket, I guess. So that happened either last year or the year before that my father actually got a green jacket for it, which was pretty cool. And it's, you know, one of the harder awards to win within Ford Motor Company. So this one was just another year of winning. It took a really nice picture, a rare picture where we actually had two of our owners here. So my father is obviously one of the owners of the Auto Group. And then he has business partners, the two Salomon Brothers, so john Simon and Steve, someone. So john Selman was here last week for the picture, my father's in the picture. I'm in the picture, obviously, I'm holding the blue and silver award, you could say, my oldest brother Chris Savino is in the picture. He's the general manager. Another plug for me to say truly family owned and operated. And then the business development manager at Ford credit, Robert, really nice guy, he came as well. So he's in the picture as well holding up the plaque. So nice award that we've won. Like I said, we've gotten good at winning it every year here in Old Bridge, very good with customer financing, finding the best deal for the customer, obviously, they're always satisfied. That's why you know, we get some of the scores that we do. So very exciting award that we won there. And then the second award that we got last week is on the service, and parts side. So we achieved Platinum blue, for Ford warranty Excellence Program. It's the highest level that you could achieve in Ford's warranty Excellence Program. And it's a designation that is based on our warranty claims data and represents our superior performance when it comes to customer service and warranty claims completion. So obviously, I've been bragging a lot about our service center. I'm not going to stop I it's just it's crazy. How far ahead our service department is then other four dealerships around us. And we hear from customers all the time. And it's shown just by the sheer number of rows that we get the opportunity to do. And then obviously, the sheer number of awards, our customer satisfaction scores. And then, you know, in the post, I wrote innovation, and what I mean by that is that we are one of probably the top five to 10. dealerships, or service centers, I should say, in the entire country, in terms of Ford Motor Company, picking us to pilot service and parts programs. So I've talked about it before. And when Nick comes on, I always try and get him to brag a little bit more about it, he's probably a little bit more humble than me. But he's in charge of the service center, and just the sheer growth that they've achieved over the past few years specifically, but I've talked about it before we piloted we were one of only five dealerships in the entire country. So there's about 30 604 dealerships in the entire country. And we were one of just five that was chosen by Ford Motor Company to pilot, the Ford mobile service fan. That's the Ford mobile service van is you know what we send out to do remote service. So we send it to your house, your driveway, your office parking lot. And we could do basically anything that doesn't require the engine to be removed. So we can do a lot with the Ford mobile service fan. And it just shows again, it kind of validates how ford motor company uses is one of the top service centers. And then obviously, from all these awards, and then the customer scores, we get it too. So I posted about that. That was actually this morning, because that happened late last week. So that was another award that we won, and another proud achievement by our service center. Moving on to a couple upcoming events. I'm going to make sure I go in order here. So we announced last week on social media that we are engaging in a partnership with Xavier McKinney, who is the New York Giants, the New York football giants safety. He was the second round draft pick early second round draft pick 36 overall in 2020 by the giants. Very young and upcoming player for them. He was injured a lot of last year, but we're hoping and we're expecting him to do really well this year. He's from the University of Alabama. So obviously, defensive player from there, you know that they're legit. And that's why they get drafted. So high. Right. So basically, his agent had reached out to us, I think it probably, you know, he probably heard of it and the deal that we had with Pete Alonso, of the New York Mets. So his agent reached out said, you know, Xavier is from Georgia. And he just needs a vehicle to drive for the season. You know, he loves Ford. They heard the Pete Alonso commercials on the radio. And they wanted to enter into a partnership with us, similar to what we did with Pete. So with Xavier, we are going to give him a Mustang Mach-E, just like Pete Alonso, we're wrapping it in a nice light gray color that was you know his preference. So that's in the works. Now I'll be posting about it next week when it finishes. And then if Xavier was kind enough to agree to come to an autograph signing at the dealership, so that's going to be Saturday, September 4, from noon to one. And I think Xavier is able to hang out a little bit after, you know, to make sure we get as many autographs and as many fans as we can. It's in our all American Ford showroom here at Old Bridge, it's first come first serve, obviously, we're gonna give you a free eight by 10 at the door to get signed by him and then each person is allowed to bring one additional item. Again, that's just to kind of keep the line moving. Xavier is a really nice guy, you know him and his agent. And they kind of said, with stuff like this. Fan photos are allowed, especially with kids, it's just we got to keep the line moving, obviously to make sure we get as many people involved as we can. And his agent, you know, very kindly just asked that everybody wear a mask just to be overly cautious, you know, with everything going on. So that's going to be September September for Saturday, September 4 should be a really fun day. Nice little lunchtime activity for anybody on a Saturday that's in the area. Hopefully we see a lot of giants fans and that should be cool one. Then the next week or the week after September 16. It's a Thursday, we are hosting a f150 mafia tailgate. It is a barbecue tailgate party. So it's Thursday, September 16. The New York Giants first the Washington football team game. So Thursday night 820 game time start. It is an f1 15 mafia, New Jersey chapter exclusive events. So if you are part of the f150 mafia and own an f1 50 you're allowed to come, it's an exclusive event for them. So if you do have an f150, please make sure you join the f150 mafia in New Jersey chapter Facebook group so that you'll be admitted when you show up that night. It's going to be a really cool event, it's first time we're doing something like this wanted to kind of give back to the f150 mafia community. And you know, basically we're gonna have a huge blow up screen outside, it's going to be streaming the game on it, we're gonna have a barbecue going for dinner, probably gonna set up cornhole and have some fun competition. You know, the f150 mafia members are suggested to bring their family, kids friends, whoever they want. So that's gonna be a really cool event. And I'll talk about that more next week leading up to it. And then obviously, we'll do a recap of it, the week that that happens. And then the last thing I wanted to mention before I just recap the events coming up other than those two that I just mentioned in September, we got in another Bronco for door, Big Bend edition shadow black. This one I wanted to point out, check out the pictures on our social media page. It was one of the first I've seen with this really cool two tone, medium sandstone with black interior. So the interior and the seats look amazing with the two tones, just a different model, or a different interior, I should say that I've seen so far, it was a sold order. So thank goodness lucky customer gets it, who ordered it a while back. So again, these Broncos are gonna keep coming in. Finally, thank goodness, it's been a while right? So we've reached out to the customer who owns that vehicle who ordered it, so no need to reach out to us to try and check on your status updates. We don't really have eta for these older vehicles. I know ford motor company does email the bronco orders are the customers who put the bronco orders in. So they are trying to update you as much as possible. So you'll get that information from them rather than us so but when it comes in, you know, we call the customer right away to come pick it up. Just quickly recap, looking at our calendar for upcoming stuff in case anybody's interested they could look it up more on our social media pages or our website. So Thursday of next week is the University of Rutgers opening college football game. They're playing temple. It's a Thursday night game. And since we have a partnership with Rutgers athletics, we're going to bring two vehicles and I'm actually sending my marketing team, a couple other employees here, they're going to have a really cool setup, it's going to be you know, showcasing two really nice vehicles. And then we're going to have a social media kind of contest where fans will be encouraged to take a photo and hashtag on their social media pages. And then we're gonna pick random winners after the game, and there's gonna be a lot of cool prizes and giveaways that they could win. So that's Thursday, September 2 night. Then moving on to that Saturday, September 4, I mentioned the Xavier McKinney autograph signing here. On Monday, September 13. We have the jar of hope Invitational golf outing and celebration night at night that night, so that'll be fun event. Wednesday, September 15 is sammys hope annual golf outing. So we're gonna have a hole in one vehicle. There's going to be fun of that. Then the next day is that September 16, Thursday night f150 mafia tailgate party that I mentioned later on in September we are going to be involved and attending the feast of San Gennaro which is done by the Gordon's corner, a fire department so that's always a fun event. Looking on to October, we have two main events in October we have our super loves pets adoption event. On October 9, it's a Saturday, great event in our all American super showroom. I'll talk about that more as we get closer. And then the October 17. Jimmy Allen concert for hope benefiting jar of hope. So that is a Sunday, October 17 in the afternoon. Tickets actually are now on sale. I'm going to post about it later today. jar of hope got their website up again. 100% of the proceeds are going to javo from the tickets. So I'm going to be posting about that on social media later today or this weekend or maybe even Monday but Tickets are on sale on Their website and when I post about it on social media, I'll post a link, obviously. So get your tickets for that that's gonna be a great concert with country artists, Jimmy Allen. And then the very last thing, which is looking forward towards November, we will be attending the Baltimore tow show, which is going to be an amazing event at the Baltimore Convention Center. And, you know, I've talked about it before, but maybe we'll have Randy our commercial truck manager on the podcast before we go to that Baltimore tow show to kind of explain it more. But we do have a dealership here in our old Ridge auto mall called all American shirt and its journey in tow trucks and we bought the franchise, I guess two or three years ago now. There's about 70 journey dealerships around the country selling these dirt and tow trucks. And we're already number two in the entire country as of sales from this year. So we've really grown that dealership and that distributor ship as they call it, with great lines. So we're going to be at the Baltimore tow show for sure. And it's gonna be a really nice event and really push our tow trucks even more we have people you know, flying in from around the country for these, especially before the pandemic. They've come in from everywhere. So that's our all American journey and tow truck dealership here. So that's everything I have for this episode. This is Episode 52. Thank you for listening, and we'll be back next week. American American