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Michael commented on Joe Orr's blog post Pondering Home Deliveries and Test Drives?
"Spot on again Joe. Amazing the retentive practices that still prevail in the mindset of many General managers. Risks at hand, of course. More sales, so likely"
Apr 12

Michael commented on Mike Gorun's blog post Your Biggest Revenue Opportunity Is Closer Than You Think
"Still amazing that Dealers/GMs/Managers forego diligent follow up/nurturing a sold new and/or used in line customer at large vs spending northward of $600 spend to get a 'new' buyer. The software today in combination with a fundamental BDC…"
Apr 3

Michael commented on Ralph Paglia's blog post Modern Car Buying: Steps To The Purchase In Today's Digital Marketplace (Infographic)
"So Ralph,  Sound advice from Christopher here, but, how best does a car dealer 'share' reviews from objective third party sources, i.e.; google...? Just via links or?"
Oct 28, 2015

Michael commented on David Metter's blog post A Primer on Mobile Wallets and How Dealers Can Benefit From Them
"Great insightful editorial share application in practice that will continue to grow and gain assured accountable results vs theoretical rhetoric. Thank you again Peter M. for this and other shares brought to us by the one and only Ralph Paglia. The…"
Oct 17, 2015

Michael commented on Mike Gorun's blog post Google Just Made Targeted Ads More Effective
"Great share. Thx"
Oct 7, 2015

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Michael commented on Ralph Paglia's blog post New Data on Consumer Perception Shows Big Change in Rank for Car Dealers
"Wow Ralph, What a huge upswing from what you and I saw just 10 years ago. No surprise re Fed Gov't why Trump, Ben C and Carly are leading current poles! Thanks so much for this share. "
Sep 5, 2015

Michael commented on Ralph Paglia's blog post Dean Evans Takes On Hyundai CMO Role
"Dean, A very astute car gent that whatever he touches in marketing will "turn to Gold" as Stevie Nicks would say:) LT vet we have known a long-time Ralph. "
Aug 15, 2015

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30+ years in Dealership operations hands on in Fixed & Variable Ops serving in multiple capacities through 20's. Opened most of our Family's Group Franchises. EVP of stores as simulcast GM for one at a time. Pioneer in the applied digital realm. Numerous OEM highest possible achieved Awards and Trips achieving record levels of Absorption and Customer Satisfaction Achievement with in house teams and GMs
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Carfax and Transparency

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 4:08pm 0 Comments

Jim and all,

The day of transparency in our automotive realm will sustain. Yes, the transparency of information should be accurate for all consumers. Does anyone know if CARFAX has a Dealer Advisory Board that is place and pursue adherence to recommendations/concerns...?

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At 8:24am on July 29, 2009, Maria Espinoza said…
Hi Michael! wanted to let you know:
Dealer e Process is now offering a FREE TRIAL on PROACTIVE LIVECHAT
Call me 630-748-3390 for details
check it out:
At 8:35pm on February 10, 2009,
Todd Mathews
Hello Michael,
My name is Todd Mathews and I am the director of sales for Widestorm. I would like to introduce you to the new way of buying and selling cars in the 21 first century, we call it; the industry’s first online negotiation system. We launched the system in and we are seeing some awesome RESULTS and the customers are blown away with the experience. Let me know if you would be interested in learning more.


Todd Mathews
National Sales Director
Office: 830-963-1113
Fax: 210-579-1241

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