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Molly Vielweber's Pontiac G6 appears unremarkable at first glance. It wears forest green paint, rolls on five-spoke aluminum wheels, and it has a sizeable scrape in the driver's side door, the scar of a decade's worth of hard use. You wouldn't notice it parked at a big box store or cruising on the highway. Pontiac made hundreds of thousands of G6s in the 2000s, and a lot are still on the road. It's unremarkable in every way except for the front license plate, which reads, "Oprah 6."
Oprah kicked off her 19th season in dramatic fashion by giving all 276 members of the studio audience a free car.
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Started by Mike Elliott in SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING - REPUTATION MANAGEMENT - Using Social Media to Promote and Engage, Customer Reviews, Dealer Ratings, User Generated Content (UGC). Last reply by Louie Baur 21 hours ago. 1 Reply 1 Like
Started by Ralph Paglia in SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING - REPUTATION MANAGEMENT - Using Social Media to Promote and Engage, Customer Reviews, Dealer Ratings, User Generated Content (UGC). Last reply by Louie Baur 21 hours ago. 45 Replies 10 Likes
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Started by Mike Elliott in AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS - Discussions about Auto Industry, including dealerships, car companies and government, but not about suppliers (see cetegory). Last reply by Justin Grubb Aug 26. 1 Reply 2 Likes
The Detroit Bureau Reports on Least and Most Expensive Areas for Car Insurance
Motorists Get Slammed with High Premiums in the Motor City
- Written by Paul A. Eisenstein
It may be the Motor City, but driving there comes at a steep cost – motorists in the Metropolitan Detroit area paying the highest premium for insurance in the country, according to a new study.
On average, a motorist in the Detroit area will pay 165% of the national average for auto insuance, according to research by Quadrant Information Services. Those…Continue
I recently read a fantastic article that an HR Professional wrote about her experience buying a MINI. The article itself focused on lessons in leadership she had learned from a sales manager at a MINI dealership while purchasing a new car. In her message she relays that this sales manager had built a better team by listening and allowing his team to build him. There were additional lessons about how his team created an excellent customer experience in arguably one of the places consumers dread going to the most – a car dealership. Our company works with MINI so we are aware of their quirky and fun branding style. Staying…Continue
There are many stories of young kids or teens starting successful businesses. And there are as well the simple stories of kids mowing lawns or washing cars to earn extra money while their friends are out playing. A similar story gained national media attention when a 12-year old decided to open a lemonade stand in his neighborhood. He even convinced a neighbor to allow him to display a sign advertising the lemonade stand in his yard. Most people would applaud this behavior. However, apparently, one of the neighbors wasn’t too keen about it. In fact, this neighbor actually…Continue
|by Rob Campbell, Performance Improvement Consultant|
Talk Dealer to Me is a Q&A series that features dealership secrets to car sales and customer loyalty success, written by Rob Campbell. This month’s Q&A features a sit-down with Chris Brown and focuses on Subaru of Puyallup’s unique “Why Buy” message.
Chris Brown, General Manager at Subaru of Puyallup,…Continue
Auto dealerships are the very definition of local business. As an auto dealer, the local requirements dictate the way you operate. Your local community wants you to serve their specific needs. In order to get licensed and…
Todd Morgan Beamer (November 24, 1968 – September 11, 2001) was an American software salesman passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 93 which was hijacked as part of the September 11 attacks in 2001. He was one of the passengers who tried to reclaim the aircraft from the hijackers, leading them to crash it into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Normally I would answer this in an instant and say that your list of customers and prospects as well as your relationship to that list is your most important business asset. But... Now, in 2014 I'm not so sure about that anymore.
You see, your dealership is only ONE review away from having a bad reputation, and that one review can literally cost you tens of thousands of dollars lost revenue. You MUST learn how to protect and build your online reputation and how to market your reputation more effectively.
Let me tell you a…
Web developers started touting the benefits of the responsive website content since the dawn of smartphones, but it was more for functionality rather than increased visibility. It wasn't until 2011 and 2012 when large companies like Google started promoting the concept that the SEO world opened their eyes to the search ranking benefits.
We believe wholeheartedly in responsive websites for dealers, not just because Google likes them, but because they present a better experience for your customers. Still, the SEO aspect cannot be ignored, so I've put together a small list of reasons that responsive website design is a strong play for improving your organic search engine rankings.
Dealers and vendors can debate about whether Google is truly "promoting"…Continue
We previously talked about optimizing images for SEO. It's important to know that you need more than just putting up a website, blog, video or image to get immediate results or visitors. There are many factors to making your site visible. At this point, your blog or website is just a shell. Here you will learn more about optimization. To explain Search Engine Optimization, it is the process of affecting the visibility of a website, web page or blog in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results. In general, the earlier (the higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search,…Continue