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Added by Ralph Paglia on November 3, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
We lost power. That’s all. Played board games and slept in the basement while outside Sandy howled and cried and thrashed her way through the Mid-Atlantic.
Damn. Lucky us.
Farther north, the damage and chaos caused by Hurricane Sandy was terrifying, and is heartbreaking. At least 98 people have died; as of this writing 4.5 million households across 12 states are still without electricity. The cost of the storm is estimated to be approximately $50 billion, behind only Hurricanes…
Added by Brian Chee on November 2, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments
For a while now we've been discussing the concept of posting "sharable" content on your website to support your "money pages" and "SEO pages". Here's a quick breakdown of the three to act as a refresher:
Added by J.D. Rucker on November 2, 2012 at 8:36pm — No 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...?
Added by Michael on November 2, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments
This past week, I made the risky move of upgrading to the newly released Windows 8 operating system; Microsoft’s bold attempt at upgrading their OS which has kept the same fundamental functionality for more than a decade. While slightly hesitant to upgrade before a service pack was available, I ultimately chose to take advantage of Microsoft’s limited time $39.99 upgrade offer. Talk about utilizing the…
Added by Michael Cirillo on November 2, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Those of you who know me know that I approach working in the automotive industry from the perspective of the consumer. I guess being who I am, and being a social media person, it’s expected that I would have that approach. In case you don’t know, I’m a no BSer and I’m nothing…Continue
Added by Cathy Nesbit on November 2, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments
Dealer Marketing Magazine 2013 Technology Leadership Awards
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Added by Ralph Paglia on November 2, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Added by Larry Vonn Curtis on November 2, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
I am BEYOND proud of John Hinderer Honda and their AWESOME Business Development Center!!
And ESPECIALLY Rob Stewart. Rob is a new employee at the dealership (less than 4 months). He had no prior automotive sales experience. This man made almost 3,000 phone calls himself, he followed the Dealer Synergy process EXACTLY and POOF! He is responsible for almost 80 units getting delivered LAST MONTH!
I have been in Automotive Internet Sales for…
Stan Sher, CEO and President of Dealer eTraining Speaking At The Internet Sales 20 Group In Chicago. Stan had the honor of educating dealers on the importance of how to use Call Monitoring in solutions to avoid profit leaks as well as create in-house employee training sessions that inspire teams to improve their skills. This was a powerful session.…Continue
Added by Stan Sher on November 2, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Added by Patric Timmermans on November 2, 2012 at 8:03am — No Comments
I'm looking for a great DMS that will integrate with autosoft... Any Ideas where I should start?
Added by Clark Collins on November 2, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
The most trusted name in live chat brings the top ten blogs and auto news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events, and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and automotive stories from around the globe. In…Continue
Added by Stephen Jackson on November 2, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
Hootsuite has been on a tear over the last year. They've picked up a bunch of agreements with the various social media sites. They have a hip interface and a good reputation for quality of service, uptime, and ease of use. I like Hootsuite and use it for many of our accounts, but it's not my primary social post scheduling tool.
If a vendor offered you all this cash, you wouldn’t refuse it, would you? But at ActivEngage, we find that some dealers are turning their nose up at big mounds of cash. We’re asking our friends to reconsider throwing…Continue
I am writing this from the airport in Manchester, NH as I head back to Wilmington, NC. Hurricane Sandy has left her mark on the North Carolina Coast and is heading north for what forecasters think will be a huge event. I'll be glad if I just make it home today. Many of the homes up here are equipped with back up generators to handle loss of power issues. Stores were selling out of extra water and batteries as folks prepared for the worst. I think we can all agree this is just being…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on November 1, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments
I have to admit when it comes to Trucks, I am a Chevy guy. It's not that I don't think the other companies are comparable. It's just how I grew up.
With that said, I was excited to see the new "Chevy Truck Month" commercial. You know the one with the muddy handshake to close the deal. It's great! Problem is, I couldn't share the video because the Chevrolet Truck Month…Continue
Why a Bad Review is GOOD and What to do with them!!!!
How many people have gotten a bad review? Yes you suck! There is somebody out there who’s going to say you suck. You don’t. You’re no better or no worse than the dealer, restaurant or hardware store down the street. I hope your better. But you are going to get a bad review. You cannot satisfy 100% of…Continue