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In the Aftermath of Sandy [Perspective]

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

Automotive Content that People Will Like: An Example of a Sharable Post

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:

  • Money Pages - These are the pages that are designed to generate leads.…

Added by J.D. Rucker on November 2, 2012 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Carfax and Transparency

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

How To Sell More Cars With Windows 8

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

Let’s Get Real about the Auto Industry

Let’s Get Real about the Auto Industry

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…


Added by Cathy Nesbit on November 2, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

2013 Tech Leadership Awards - Dealer Marketing Magaziine

Dealer Marketing Magazine 2013 Technology Leadership Awards

Seattle, WA –…


Added by Ralph Paglia on November 2, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Chapman Las Vegas

Chapman New & Used Cars Las Vegas

Browse Used Cars for Sale in Las Vegas, NV and Henderson, NV. Search for New and Used Cars for sale in Las Vegas, Nv.



Added by Larry Vonn Curtis on November 2, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Automotive Internet Sales Coordinator (BDC Rep) Makes 201 Appts. 134 Shows & 76 DELIVERIES!

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…


Added by Sean V. Bradley on November 2, 2012 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Stan Sher, CEO of Dealer eTraining Speaking At The Internet Sales 20 Group In Chicago

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.…


Added by Stan Sher on November 2, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Safety Advisory: NHTSA Alerting Consumers to Dangers of Counterfeit Air Bags

Reminder of the alert from the Traffic Safety Agency posted on October 10: Traffic safety agency urges vehicle owners and repair professionals to use only certified, original equipment replacement parts

The U.S. Department of Transportation?s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a consumer safety advisory to alert vehicle owners and repair professionals to the dangers of counterfeit air bags. NHTSA has become aware of a problem involving the sale of… Continue

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

Top Ten Blogs And News For Auto Dealers: Oct 29 – Nov 2

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…


Added by Stephen Jackson on November 2, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Why I Use Buffer More Than Hootsuite

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.

I like…


Added by J.D. Rucker on November 1, 2012 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

Thank You To Everyone That Helped Make The Interent Sales 20 Group In Chicago a HUGE Success!

The Internet Sales 20 Group

Recently the Internet Sales 20 Group just concluded in…


Added by Sean V. Bradley on November 1, 2012 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Are You Involving Fixed Operations In Your Chat Process?

This is a picture of some money.

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…


Added by Stephen Jackson on November 1, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment


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…


Added by John Fuhrman on November 1, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments

Commercial Piggy Back, Website almost FAIL

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…


Added by Shawn Case on November 1, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Google Declares Existing Web Metrics Obsolete: A Sea Change in Dealer Website Analytics

The 2012 Google Analytics Summit theme is “Next Generation Measurement”, and considering the bombshell Google dropped on day 1, it couldn’t be more fitting.…


Added by Matthew Kolodziej on November 1, 2012 at 9:30am — 38 Comments

Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf...and her bad review?

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…


Added by Aj Maida on November 1, 2012 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

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