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Mike Watson
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  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • United States
  • Freedom Honda
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Mike Watson replied to Ralph Paglia's discussion Attacking People in Social Media Based on Appearance, Sexual Orientation or Gender Stereotypes
"As usual Ralph .... on nailed it on the head. I'm wondering does someone with weak qualifications deserve to litter up a respected forum with less than useful blogs and Videos?"
Jan 29, 2013
Mike Watson replied to Ralph Paglia's discussion Attacking People in Social Media Based on Appearance, Sexual Orientation or Gender Stereotypes
"AJ, you've sold a car right, so you can relate, and I might learn from your experience selling. I've sold cars, I've desked, I've been in the box, now I do the internet thing, you can relate. The cardoll, as yet to be seen,…"
Jan 29, 2013
Mike Watson replied to Ralph Paglia's discussion Attacking People in Social Media Based on Appearance, Sexual Orientation or Gender Stereotypes
"Excellent point Megan, and excellent point Ralph. So I think the question we should all be asking ourselves is ..... Has the Cardoll ever sold a car? Taken a phone up? Worked in a dealership in sales, finance, desk, or any management roll? I think…"
Jan 29, 2013
Mike Watson liked Ralph Paglia's discussion Attacking People in Social Media Based on Appearance, Sexual Orientation or Gender Stereotypes
Jan 28, 2013
Mike Watson replied to Ralph Paglia's discussion Attacking People in Social Media Based on Appearance, Sexual Orientation or Gender Stereotypes
"I thought so ... Thank you!"
Jan 28, 2013
Mike Watson replied to Ralph Paglia's discussion Attacking People in Social Media Based on Appearance, Sexual Orientation or Gender Stereotypes
"Thank you?"
Jan 28, 2013
Mike Watson replied to Ralph Paglia's discussion Attacking People in Social Media Based on Appearance, Sexual Orientation or Gender Stereotypes
"Subi, great post. I think an opinion from a woman who is "in the trenches" is the most valuable in this situation. When a Dealer hires you I know their internet department needs life, and you put your heart in it. As for the cardoll, I…"
Jan 28, 2013
Bruce L. Roffey commented on Mike Watson's blog post If you're not first you're last!
"Always take pride in being a technological, early adapter. It works!"
Jan 27, 2013
Bruce L. Roffey commented on Mike Watson's blog post If you ain't trackin' you ain't tryin'
"How do you get where you want to go if you don't know where you are, what gets measured, gets done! Great article!"
Jan 27, 2013
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Jan 26, 2013
Mike Watson liked Brian Pasch's blog post Can ADM Members Create A Website Conversion Standard?
Jan 26, 2013
Mike Watson commented on Brian Pasch's blog post Can ADM Members Create A Website Conversion Standard?
"At DD13 in Vegas I heard the number 4% thrown out there by a speaker, Michael Groves, e-Commerce Director, Apple Auto Group. I believe they are in Canada. I don't know how a Canadian market varies, but I asked him where he got the…"
Jan 26, 2013
Scott Klein commented on Mike Watson's blog post If you ain't trackin' you ain't tryin'
""You can't manage what you don't measure." Speaking of measuring, does anyone have "turn key" spreadsheets for measuring floor traffic. BB's, Demos, write ups, sales etc. Same for Internet and BDC? Tnx!"
Jan 25, 2013
Subi Ghosh liked Mike Watson's blog post If you ain't trackin' you ain't tryin'
Jan 25, 2013
Subi Ghosh commented on Mike Watson's blog post If you ain't trackin' you ain't tryin'
"Great post Mike! Sometimes people know that they have to track but don't know the actual metrics they need. It always surprises that people don't have these more basic stats always readily available in an easy format. Or even know how to…"
Jan 25, 2013
Subi Ghosh liked Mike Watson's blog post If you ain't trackin' you ain't tryin'
Jan 25, 2013

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vinSolutions, Whatever the Used Car Manager thinks he can steal the trade-in for

Mike Watson's ADM Blog

If you ain't trackin' you ain't tryin'

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 1:00pm 5 Comments

How much do you know about how much you know.

Many dealers desire the knowledge to be better, improve their practices, and generate more business. It would seems that much like the bad credit customer who has all the DESIRE to purchase just lacking the ability, dealers have all…

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If you're not first you're last!

Posted on January 5, 2013 at 10:40am 1 Comment

If you work at a dealership, if you are a Dealer Principle, GM, GSM, Internet Sales Manager, or any sort of sales related personnel  your goal (as it is for everyone reading this) in some way or another is to sell more cars. And regardless of what market you are in or what product you sell, new or used, one thing is absolutely true of your dealer or dealer group or little lot. At some point in time there was not a dealer in your area using a media source we are all most likely flooding with…

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Are you Web Ugly?

Posted on May 21, 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

As I walk into my office I hear one of my BDC Reps saying to another  “You sound ugly dude” and before I think about what could have inspired this comment from someone in my office I immediately thought to myself in a logical sense, “How can you SOUND ugly”. It turns out that one of my reps had a cold and it was very apparent in their voice when talking to customers but it did make me stop and think. What if someone thinks we’re ugly over the phone? More importantly what if they think…

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That Feeling In Your Gut

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 12:00pm 14 Comments

You know that feeling you get when you see the advertisement for the “new thing” that makes your “old thing” you just bought 6 months ago obsolete. That feeling in your gut that you knew what was going to happen that you no longer have the newer, the latest, the…

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At 4:43pm on October 7, 2011, Tom Gorham said…
Mike, welcome to ADM.  Glad to have you on board! Enjoy!
 
 
 

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