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Rural Kentucky Dealership Becomes Accessories Sales Champion with izmocars AOA: Dealership on Track For $700,000 in Accessories Revenue in 2011

Dry Ridge Toyota featured on the September cover of Dealer Magazine


Izmocars (…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 10, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Your own employees hate you!!!!

I know…….it’s a pretty strong title for an article.


BUT….it’s true…..


It pertains to a vast majority of car dealerships around the country!


Your own employees MUST hate doing business with you!


They take their own personal vehicles…


Added by Jim Kristoff on October 10, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

With a lot of help from my friends


I am still in love with this job, and I think it’s in large part because it’s about keeping an open mind and always learning -- I'd hate to be in a job that wasn't.  Each time I’ve reached out…


Added by Joshua Michael Friedman on October 10, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments



I have a strong sales and business background including working with companies to strengthen their IT departments, as well as creating solutions to minimize cost and maximize profits. I am a quick learner, and know how to develop relationships with new clients, as well as retain existing accounts and grow those into much larger accounts. I am highly motivated to take on new projects, sometimes several at a time if required. I am self starter, team player, and someone who…


Added by Tony Antonucci on October 10, 2011 at 6:39am — No Comments

Sales and BDC, Not Sales vs. BDC


As I work with various dealerships all over the nation, I am still amazed at the kind of attitude that I find sales…


Added by Stan Sher on October 9, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

Goal Setting's Missing Ingredient - Do You Want To or Do You Have To?

Each week I am involved in some type of training with dealers.  The vast majority of the time it's in helping recruit and train new sales people to help round out a sales floor.  But, every now and then I get to work with "experienced" sales people.  Every session begins exactly the same.  I discuss goals.  When I do, you can almost hear the eyes rolling back into their heads.  I begin by asking the same question - "What do you want to earn this year?"


Usually I get a range…


Added by John Fuhrman on October 9, 2011 at 8:33am — No Comments

11th Digital Dealer Conference; Observations, Experiences and Opinions from Las Vegas

The Observations, Experiences and Opinions of an Automotive Digital Marketing Professional after attending his 11th…


Added by Ralph Paglia on October 8, 2011 at 6:30pm — 21 Comments

How Google Is Changing Our Memory


Information at your fingertips... literally.  It's not just Google, but Yahoo, Bing, Wikipedia and hundreds of other sites that offer everything from information to birthday reminders and business reviews that are changing the way we think, learn and remember.  We find information fast and forget it fast because it so easy to do.

I  love the graphic below that shows the effect of Google on the brain.  Thanks to Steve Olenski of SocialMediaToday (…


Added by Tom Gorham on October 8, 2011 at 4:48am — 3 Comments

The New Facebook Insights

Facebook has brought some brand new metrics to Facebook Insights, ones that you will find useful while trying to grow your online presence. They are:


People Talking About This

This metric gives you the total number of unique Facebook users that have created a story…


Added by David Johnson on October 7, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Selling Emotion over Product! What are your thoughts?

Having the opportunity to be on both sides of the fence as a dealer to the actual vendor, I    have heard many pitches, demos, product enhancements to help our (their) dealership progress & more.

Is it just business or vendor client relationships? I have been told several times to not get emotionally involved with a client or vendor. As a firm believer in…


Added by Jennifer Schrader on October 7, 2011 at 5:57am — 4 Comments

Change to Google’s Quality Score Algorithm Affects Car Dealers

For those that use Google AdWords for your auto dealer website, this is big news.  After some testing in foreign markets, Google has announced that they are changing the algorithm used to determine the Quality Score of PPC ads to give landing page quality more weight.



Added by Ali Amirrezvani on October 6, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

Live from Digital Dealer 11 in Las Vegas: Day 1 Takeaways

Unable to attend Digital Dealer 11 in Las Vegas but still want to learn about the hot topics and trends being discussed?

As Manager of Social media for ActivEngage, the automotive industry's most trusted live chat managed service and software provider, I am learning


so much at DD11 that my head is beginning…


Added by Justin Braun on October 5, 2011 at 5:50pm — No Comments

KPA Acquires TK Carsites, Expanding Services To Automobile Dealerships

KPA adds Automotive Internet Marketing to KPA’s industry specific product lines for Human Resource Management, Environmental Health and Safety.

Lafayette, CO (October 5, 2011) – KPA announces today that it has acquired TK Carsites Inc. TK Carsites has over 650 automobile dealership clients throughout the country. The combination of the TK Carsites product line and current KPA product lines… Continue

Added by J.D. Rucker on October 5, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Thoughts from Vegas and Digital Dealer

This week I will be blogging from the Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition for both and


The conference has become the place to be for anyone involved in automotive retail on…


Added by Cliff Banks on October 5, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Conclusion of my Top 15 Free Tools To Monitor Social Media - Part 3

Here we are again. The weeks are flying by and today I'll post my conclusion of the 15 Free Tools To Monitor The Social Media Sphere - Part 3. I hope that you found at least one new tool in the last 3 weeks, which was a "new one" for you, and I wish you and your endeavor "Social Media Marketing" success!

Here are my last five freebies:



Added by VJ on October 5, 2011 at 6:34am — No Comments

izmocars and Ask Patty Team Up to Improve Dealership Accessories Sales to Women

Partnership provides dealer training and tools to take bigger bite out of $29 billion accessories market and increase dealership accessories sales by nearly $500 per vehicle


San Francisco, California – October 5, 2011 -- izmocars ( and Ask Patty ( today announced they've teamed up to provide car dealers with the training and tools…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 5, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mike Martinez Joins DMEautomotive as Chief Marketing Officer


Mike Martinez Joins DMEautomotive as Chief Marketing Officer


Digital Sales and Marketing Veteran to Drive Brand, Marketing and Sales Momentum of Automotive Marketing Leader


Daytona Beach, FL -- October 5, 2011DMEautomotive, the industry leader in science-based, results-driven…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 5, 2011 at 5:47am — No Comments

SiSTeR Technologies Opens Their Enhanced Publisher Platform to Dealers and Third Party Service Providers.

The Publisher delivers ROI beyond the dealer’s website.

October 4, 2011, Dallas, TX:  SiSTeR Technologies, a provider of applications and hosted services for the automated creation and management of multimedia marketing, today announced the release of their new application – the Publisher - as part of their 4DF video player that is currently published on over 5,000 auto dealers websites, major third party leads providers, Facebook and direct link from YouTube to…


Added by TERRY GIBSON on October 4, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments

CallRevu Provides Dealers with Real Time Alerts

CallRevu Provides Dealers with Real Time Alerts via Text and E-mail Give You the Edge in Resolving Issues and Saving Sales Instantly!

Dealers are able to save deals and customers on a daily basis when they receive mobile alerts.

Whenever a customer is mishandled on the phones…


Added by Ralph Paglia on October 4, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Bulldog Marketing Technologies - NewVehicleConnect


NewVehicleConnect™ is a program that sends a communication to selected new vehicle customers, offering an…


Added by Ralph Paglia on October 4, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments

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