• Summary

  • Centerstand is a motorcycle industry podcast brought to you by the organizers of the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows. Listeners will have the unique opportunity to hear from key players across the industry as we talk about actionable sales and marketing tactics, and the future. Listeners will gain an in-depth analysis on how to connect with current motorcycle riders and discover new customers, as we grow this industry together.
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Episodes
  • “That’s a Wrap” - Season 2 Bonus Episode Part 2

    Jul 1 2021
    In part two of our Season 2 Centerstand bonus episode, Robert circles back with three guests from throughout the Season. Beyond providing first hand advice and a behind the scenes look into various parts of our industry, Robert speaks with Centerstand’s Producer, Audrey Uchimoto, for a behind the scenes look into the show and what the IMS team is looking forward to now.   Tune in now for Part 2, featuring:  Eric Anderson, Powersports Veteran & Consultant / Founder of vroomnetwork.com Heath Cofran, Technical Media & Communications, Alpinestars Shahin Alvandi, General Manager at MotoCorsa Audrey Uchimoto, Centerstand Season 2 Producer
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    50 mins
  • “Let’s Just Talk” - Season 2 Bonus Episode Part 1

    Jun 17 2021
    After two seasons of Centerstand and sitting down with over 20 guests holding influential positions throughout the industry, we found the discussion never just ends after we stop recording. Because there is always more gold to uncover and talk about in our industry, we decided to create a special two-part episode, bringing back previous guests with years of experience and success for an open dialogue and conversation on how to move the industry forward with actionable strategies and tactics that can be employed by all.    Tune in now for Part 1, featuring :  Mark Sheffield, Strategic Advisor at Woods Indian Motorcycle  Tony Alteri, Vice President, Business Development at NPA Alisa Clickenger, Owner, Women's Motorcycle Tours Wendy Crockett, Worldwide Motorcycle Ambassado
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    1 hr and 8 mins
  • Adventure Time

    Jun 3 2021
    The exciting growth the Powersports industry experienced this past year can be attributed largely to the growth in adventure riding. In the 10th and final episode of Centerstand Season 2, Robert Pandya sits down with Inna Thorn, Director of Operations, and Tim James, VP and Creative Director, of  Backcountry Discovery Routes® (BDR®), a non-profit organization that creates off-highway routes for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel. Beyond exploring the recent growth in the adventure riding sector, this episode reveals and how dealers, OEMS, and brands can find success leveraging the market. Show Notes  00:00:00 00:00:01 Host Robert Pandya introduces Season 2 episode 10 of Centerstand, the final episode of the Season, and the theme of adventure riding, the industry’s fastest growing sector. 00:00:00 00:01:00 Robert welcomes episode guests from Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR), Inna Thorn, Director of Operations, and Tim James, VP and Creative Director. 00:00:00 00:02:00 Inna speaks to her position at BDR and her passion for adventure riding. 00:00:00 00:4:00 Inna explains how BDR works with dealers. 00:00:00 00:6:20 Tim speaks to his position at BDR and provides background on the makeup of the company. 00:00:00 00:9:15 The guests speak to the bump in adventure bike sales and the opportunities the company has had to expand. 00:00:00 00:12:00 Tim explains how the marketing approach has changed in the past year in order to stay connected with customers. 00:00:00 00:14:20 Tim reveals plans to go back to events. 00:00:00 00:16:45 Inna speaks to how BDR is reaching new riders. 00:00:00 00:19:00 Inna reveals how BDR works with sponsors, and partners with OEMs, and how BDR helps promote brands. 00:00:00 00:32:30 Inna and Tim explain how BDR decides which companies to partner with. 00:00:00 00:25:30 Tim shares advice to dealers to increase retention and build a community. 00:00:00 00:27:40 Inna shares advice on how to build and engage the community. 00:00:00 00:32:00 Tim and Inna shares their biggest advice for the dealer and OEM market.  00:00:00 00:34:30 Robert closes the conversation and announces there will be a Season 3 of Centerstand. He invites listeners to share any topic ideas for the upcoming Season with IMSPR@informa.com.
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    37 mins

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