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The Secret To Building Your Database

Added by Paul Potratz on April 2, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Management Lessons From Game of Thrones

The new season of Game of Thrones is underway and I’m eager to see where the 7 Kingdomstakes us in the third season. This show adapted from…


Added by Ketty Colom on April 2, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

RV Values Show Steady Increase

It may be early April as we release this market update, but for sure the market overview is all solid facts and no tom foolery for dealers interested in motorcycle and powersports, the collectible and exotic cars, the recreational vehicles and the mother of all work markets, the…


Added by John Sternal on April 2, 2013 at 8:53am — No Comments

Are You Taking The Right Approach To Your Pre-Paid Maintenance Programs?

With service departments finally getting the credit due to them for contributing to the growth and profit of dealerships, pre-paid maintenance programs (PMP) are starting to make a huge impact on the overall profit of dealerships as well.

I think it is well established that most PMPs are being sold in the F…


Added by Mike Gorun on April 2, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments

Find Out More About Google Enhanced Campaigns - Mandatory Upgrade by June 1st, 2013

Find Out More About Google Enhanced Campaigns - Mandatory Upgrade by June 1st, 2013

and Google call tracking (they work together)

Added by Beth Walter on April 2, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

From the NCM Institute: Twitter and the Auto Industry: How to Succeed in Social Media Marketing With Really Trying Written By: Debbie Hemley

Written By: Debbie Hemley

Twitter is a powerful social networking platform and one that has become a go-to choice for businesses of all sizes and industries.

In recent months, Burger King and Jeep’s Twitter accounts were hacked and became the subject of many articles and conversations, online and off. In Jeep’s case,…


Added by Garry House on April 2, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Nissan Pivo 3 super smart car - good for US market?

For all the times you have forgotten to plug in your cell phone to charge, imagine forgetting to plug in your car! The Nissan PIVO 3 zero emission concept car that made its debut at the Paris Auto Show a few months ago can not only park itself, but it can also plug itself in to charge and has space-age looks that are sure to turn heads to check…


Added by Big Tom LaPointe on April 2, 2013 at 7:47am — No Comments

Huffington Post: Google and Apple Join Ford as Key Influencers in the Auto Industry

A Google Alert for my name went off yesterday afternoon and I was pleasantly surprised to find my name mentioned in the first few sentences of the article below which is written by the well known social media author and speaker Sam Fiorella. His article appears on Huffington Post... Check it out!…


Added by Ralph Paglia on April 2, 2013 at 6:35am — 6 Comments

Unify Your Content, Search, and Social Strategies

Content Search Social

It's very possible that I'm beating a dead horse on this one, but I'd rather beat a dead one than a live one.

If you hear me speak or read my writing, you'll know that I've been pushing this concept for a long time. This is the last plea I'll be making. It's the eleventh hour, so everything I post going forward on the subject…


Added by J.D. Rucker on April 2, 2013 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

2 Ways The New Yelp Revenue Estimation Tool Can Help Local Businesses

During social growth on the web, we have come to trust each other’s opinions. Our purchase decisions have long expanded from just being influenced by friends and family members, and now we rely on total strangers. Review sites like Yelp give consumers a respectable platform to express experiences, whether they are good or bad. They have no limitations on the types of industries which we can express our like or…


Added by Erin Ryan on April 1, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Make Money Mondays With Sean V. Bradley "How You Can Make More GROSS"

Make Money Mondays With Sean V. Bradley "How You Can Make More…


Added by Sean V. Bradley on April 1, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Business Leaders Join DrivingSales Presidents Club Keynote Line-up

Leadership consultant and entrepreneur David Ibarra; Erin Kerrigan, Managing Director of the Presidio Group; Duncan McCall, CEO of PlaceIQ; Jonathan Ord, CEO and Founder of DealerSocket, Inc.; Shaun Raines, Director of Business Development for DrivingSales; Raj Sundaram, President of DealerTrack's Dealer Solutions Group, and Tom Webb, Chief Economist for Manheim Consulting join keynoter Seth Godin at exclusive NYC event in April…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 1, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Facebook Threaded Comment Feature Brings the Touch Back to Businesses

When Facebook rolled out threaded comments last week, there was a clear lack of excitement from most of the social media blogs. It was a news item, nothing more, for most of them. Cool feature, about time, yadayadayada.…


Added by J.D. Rucker on April 1, 2013 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

CarFinance Capital Renews and Increases Credit Facility to $300 Million

 Company continues to expand reach to below-prime consumers through dealer partners and


Irvine, CA, April 1, 2013– CarFinance Capital LLC announced that it has renewed and increased its warehouse credit facility from $200 to $300 million. The increased credit line, which is provided by Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, further bolsters the Company’s ongoing mission of helping the…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 1, 2013 at 5:51am — No Comments

Google Does It Again With Google Nose Beta - Get Signed Up

Once again, I bring to you breaking news before your competition knows:  a new Google product. Google integrates olfactory sensory inputs with Google search.  Will you sign-up for the Beta while space is open?  

Registration starts today and will likely be closed by midnight tonight.

Added by Brian Pasch on April 1, 2013 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Good or Bad: Your Dealerships Internal Commitment Displays Online

As social media demolished thoughts of being a fad and has established itself as an Industry that has not only transformed Internet Marketing as we knew it a few years ago,…


Added by Erin Ryan on March 31, 2013 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Now You Can Reply Directly to Comments on Facebook Pages

The day we all have been waiting for has come for Facebook page owners and admins. The day in which we can directly respond to the people who leave comments on our Facebook Pages without having to tag them or just leaving another comment in your thread.


Facebook sure has improved communication on Facebook Pages…


Added by Erin Ryan on March 30, 2013 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Second Quarter Changes to Search and Social Strategy

Some may try to call me out on the title of this post. “Don’t you mean ‘strategies’ plural?”

No. Search and social strategy. One thing. Different processes. Slightly different goals. Same strategy.

As we move forward through the second quarter of 2013, it’s important to understand how the…


Added by J.D. Rucker on March 30, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Measuring Online Success with Conversion

Written by Mat Koenig CEO & Founder of KonigCo LLC. Learn more at

There are a million or more opinions on this topic and as my grandmother used to say: "Mathew, opinions are like…


Added by Mathew Koenig on March 29, 2013 at 1:35pm — No Comments

From the NCM Institute: Do your managers know how to maximize their ROI opportunities? Written By: Robin Cunningham

Written By: Robin Cunningham

For the last sixteen months I have had the incredible experience of being a lead instructor with the NCM Institute.  I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of dealership managers in our multi-level classes for general managers, general sales managers, used vehicle managers, service managers, financial managers, and some private dealership training, as…


Added by Garry House on March 28, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments

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