The Auto Intel Council (AIC) is a private, membership-based organization owned and managed by Cherokee Media Group.

It includes the leading intelligence companies in the automotive space, along with their respective economists, analysts, researchers, data scientists, communications professionals and executives.

Current members include DRN, Equifax, IBM, KAR Global, MBSi Corp. and Wells Fargo Preferred Capital.

The AIC is led by Cherokee Media Group senior editors Joe Overby and Nick Zulovich, who have a combined 20-plus years covering the automotive retail, wholesale and finance industries.

AIC provides the auto industry and its stakeholders with unique insights on key topics shaping the business.

Since its inception in July 2018, AIC has provided such insights through:

  • Quarterly Auto Intel Briefings featuring data reports, whitepapers and research contributed by AIC members. The Auto Intel Briefings are sent to an audience of approximately 40,000. The briefings have covered such topics as the evolution of the auction industry, the impact of technology on “curb purchases,” projections for the auto fintech business, the vehicle trade-in process, blockchain and beyond.
  • A press conference at NADA Show 2019 that included presentations on franchised dealer advertising and a data pilot program.

The Auto Intel Council meets three times annually

For more information on becoming a member, fill out the form below!

Current Members

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Interested in becoming a member of the Auto Intel Council? Contact Bill Zadeits at to learn more about this opportunity to add your company’s voice and perspective on the various issues impacting the automotive industry.