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Doug Blankenship
  • 53, Male
  • Cave Creek, AZ
  • United States
  • Precision Dealer Services
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My company provides the service of uploading and maintaining online inventory for Auto Dealerships including the distribution of photos and descriptions to 3rd party websites and dealer websites through Autobase, Inc. We have both an outside service in which we come to the dealer and photograph and sticker vehicles, and an in house solution for dealers who prefer to do this themselves.

We also offer a "high line" photography package to dealers for use in any ad media they desire.

We have been in business since November of 2003. We currently have 35 dealers using our service with steady growth every year. We recently expanded to New Mexico and are looking for other markets to continue our expansion efforts.

I have an automotive background dating back to 1988. I started on the retail side, selling cars. I held other positions in dealerships, including F&I, New Car Sales Manager, and Internet Director. I worked as a consultant for dealers under the employment of HAC Group. Before being purchased by Reynolds and Reynolds, we were the pioneers of Internet Sales Processes for practical use in dealerships across the country. I was also part of a seminar team that raised awareness of the Internet for Subaru, and helped introduce Ford Direct to its dealers.

I have a passion for helping my dealers utilize the internet to their maximum potential. After all, the internet has become the "front line" of the dealership. That is why we also offer training and consulting packages as well. We can do a one time analysis of your Internet Department's workings to tweak your process, or build your process from scratch.

I have a beautiful wife, Tamra and 3 great kids, two sons, Justin and Cameron, and a daughter, Rhegan.

Good luck in 2009. I hope this system leads to some great sharing of knowledge and help for each other.
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Down The Road Advertising

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 12:32pm 0 Comments

My dealers receive between 180 - 200 leads per month from DTR. Do some math for yourself using you own results to project your ROI.

Leads X Closing Rate = Sales

Sales X Average Gross = Total Profit

Total Profit - $2000 DTR Monthly Subscription Fee = Net Profit

Net Profit / DTR fee = ROI

Even before getting your free appointment skills training days, you will make money on DTR. Now, what if your appointment ratio increases from these training days on ALL of… Continue

I Need More Leads!

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 7:06pm 0 Comments

In my travels helping dealerships with their internet sales efforts, I hear this question a lot.

“How can I get more leads?”

While it is helpful to get more leads to sell more cars, it usually means the budget has to increase in order for more leads to come in to your store. And, yes, there are more leads to be had out there, but before we go signing up for another lead provider and spend more money, let’s take a look at what you have already.

Read more at… Continue

As a Trainer/Consultant, What sets you apart from others?

Posted on March 26, 2010 at 4:04pm 0 Comments

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I was on a webinar yesterday called "Battle of the Trainers." On it, was a dealership looking for a consultant/trainer to take them to the next level with their BDC/Internet efforts. The premise was to have the dealer bulk interview trainers to see if they could find the right one for them. It was a very interesting webinar. I enjoyed listening to the other trainers talk about their philosophies on training and consulting.

Around 100 other dealers…


Mad lib contact form

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 12:25pm 0 Comments

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There has been some talk about structuring your contact forms in a mad-lib style as opposed tot he typical form that simply has......

Name: *text box*

Phone: *text box*

etc, etc

This is intriguing. I would love to hear about the results any of you have had with this.

I have two dealers that are going to try this out. We are going to check their conversion rate before and then after using it for a couple of…


Get 'Em In Today

Posted on March 9, 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

First it was Johnnie Liddi. Then it was Grant Cardone. While Grant’s message was delivered MUCH better and gave the viewing audience a way out of “sucking” by giving them a clue as to how to fix their problems, the message was still the same. We need to do what we need to do.

Now, I am not suggesting that we go into our sales meetings and tell everyone how horrible they are (Johnnie Liddi), but there is one area of concern that has been eating at me for a while. And since we are… Continue

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At 8:21am on February 19, 2010,
Doug Blankenship
Check out my new and improved website. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
At 3:14pm on November 30, 2009, Bryan Armstrong said…
Great blogs of late my friend. Thanks for sharing.

Bryan Armstrong
At 4:15pm on November 27, 2009, Stephon Jones said…
Thanks Doug
At 11:27am on March 6, 2009, Meg said…
I just sent an e-mail to our data people to figure things out! Have a great day Doug!

At 8:21am on February 6, 2009, Gregory Ree said…
OMG! we lost some of our plants!! I'll have to fix them this weekend after i get out of the pool! lol
At 7:07am on January 8, 2009, Shawn Morse said…
Doug believe it or not that was the smallest tarpon of the trip! my wife and I were fishing in Nicaragua when we caught that fish.
At 10:17pm on October 22, 2008, Keith Theisen said…
Yes, did you read the comment I sent you when I requested to join?
At 3:57pm on October 17, 2008, Jennifer Schrader said…
AHHHHH!!! I started laughing so hard, Mike came running in wanting to know what the excitement was all about! That was way too funny. My dad calls him Mini Me...

I just requested you as a friend so now for that comment you better accept it!

LOL! Have a great weekend!!!
At 9:36am on September 10, 2008, Evan Olson said…
Hello Doug,

I saw that you posted on a mobile solutions forum. What if I told you that you could simply take a picture of a vehicle with your cell phone and have the vehicles link or information sent right back to your phone through text or email?

Visit my page to see that solution, one of many that we have to offer for dealers and private sellers alike. Since you offer photography solutions for dealers, we require multiple pictures of the vehicle for our image technology to work...there might be some partnership opportunities as well.

Feel free to email me at or call my office at 312.752.4348 ext 3. to discuss if you would like. Thanks!

At 10:38am on September 7, 2008, Karl Gwinn said…
Hello Doug,

Karl Gwinn here. How have you Been. great to see you and your wife here on this Site.

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