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Every Challenge Has Three Choices

Isn't life funny?  Things happen all around us.  Sometimes you pay attention and somethings should be ignored.  But, as the old saying goes, life isn't about what happens to us, it's about what we do when something happens.  As a member of this planet for over 55 years, I've come to the conclusion that there are just 3 choices to everything in life.  While some of you may think I'm over simplifying, take a few minutes to finish this article and see what I mean.

 

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Added by John Fuhrman on September 2, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Hiring Mistakes Dealers Make When Looking For Sales People

 

Let's be honest, placing ads for hiring sales people is the least fun thing to do in the business.  You have to design it, place it and then wait.  And, since your primary role is to sell, service, and deliver vehicles, your creativity just isn't into this.  You never know when an interview will show…

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Added by John Fuhrman on September 2, 2011 at 12:29pm — No Comments

1 Reason not to Attend Digital Dealer 11 This Fall

You may remember I wrote an article in February of this year, titled, "1 Reason NOT to attend Digital Dealer 10." The premise of which was based upon the ideals set forth in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in which I made the argument that those operating even at the highest levels of management were doing so with solely their best interest in mind…

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Added by Timothy Martell on September 2, 2011 at 10:56am — 5 Comments

MuddTV.com Debuts Sept. 8th at 10:30 am CST

Mudd Advertising Launches Mudd TV Nationally September 8th

 

Cedar Falls, Iowa – September 2, 2011 – Due to the high market demand for speed, strategy and execution, Mudd Advertising is launching Mudd TV as an interactive tool to help auto dealers quickly get solutions today for their marketing efforts. This creative solution will premiere nationally “live” Thursday, September 8th at 10:30 a.m. CST on MuddTV.com. Viewers may interact with the live webcast via…

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Added by Heather Wirtz on September 2, 2011 at 10:54am — No Comments

Social Media Sales Event- Last Monday

A few suppositions…

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Added by Joe Spagnualo on September 1, 2011 at 3:29pm — 2 Comments

In an Emergency, How Prepared is Your Dealership?

Within the past year, Maryland has been hit by an earthquake and a hurricane (in the same week!), as well as a huge snowstorm, all fairly uncommon occurrences in our state.  While DealerOn, both the office and our employees, were lucky enough to dodge any real damage, it definitely made us all think about how prepared we are for these kinds of emergencies.…

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Added by Ali Amirrezvani on September 1, 2011 at 12:34pm — No Comments

USAA Insurance Agents Sending SOLD Customers to ZAG, anyone else having this issue?

So, today one of my sales reps had his day ruined with this email:

Good morning, Ted,

So glad you are back on the grid.

I have a concern and that is that when I spoke with USAA, they told me about a service they offer which is to look for the best price for a car. I used it and was given a price of $27,025 for the car we are purchasing, although without the leather seats. We are blaming ourselves for not shopping around, but we are hopeful that you can give us some…

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Added by Jennifer Greenberg on September 1, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Which Event Should I Attend This Fall?

I've been seeing a lot of posts lately about upcoming fall conferences and events. These posts are typically not altruistic. They're written by people with vested interests in specific events, whether that's because they're a speaker or they're the host. Now it's our turn.

For people interested in learning and are considering attending one of these events and aren't sure which to attend, I've created a graphic comparison of the three events specifically being held in October 2011 that…

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Added by Arnold Tijerina on September 1, 2011 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Three Ideals For Social Marketing Success, Part 1

Social media is a way to connect with and develop a community around both the brand of the dealership, and the personal brand of the people that make up the dealership. It's important to note that the biggest difference between traditional marketing and social marketing is that traditional marketing is all about marketing of the business, but…

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Added by David Johnson on September 1, 2011 at 6:21am — 3 Comments

One on One With A Car Dealer, American Style...

By Todd Vowell, CEO, Buy Mail Direct Inc.

 

Every now and then, you have one of those conversations that just "effects" you in ways you can't explain.  In the past 30 years, I have talked with at least 10,000 Car Dealers, GM's, and GSM's. But for…

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Added by Todd Vowell on September 1, 2011 at 6:17am — 6 Comments

The Lost Metric: TRUE Customer Service

Caring: The Lost Art

Recently, I had a BAD experience with my long time vendor partner: TK Carsites while launching several new web sites for one of my clients: Jeff Batta owner of Marlboro Nissan and now the proud…

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Added by Timothy Martell on August 31, 2011 at 11:12am — 4 Comments

Tall Tales in the Retail World: Sales and Management Training

I am a vertically enhanced female which I normally see as a benefit, except when I am trying to buy clothing.  Most of the clothing options for women do not come with a choice for inseam or length.  This often leaves me in the dressing room wondering if I can pull of this dress being too short or do these jeans look like capris or a fashion faux pas.  I am…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 31, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Just a couple of very cool PreOwned Specials ala Ken Beam!

*Just get some popcorn, sit back & watch Ken Beam 

Show-n-Tell you all about these excellent

 Preowned Specials at Douglas Volkswagen!

*Click either pic below

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Please call Dan…

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Added by Ken Beam on August 30, 2011 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Auto Dealers – It’s Time To Get Ahead

Sales are down a little and you’re looking for a way to get an edge on the competition. You have looked at many ways of bringing in revenue, which will depend on how many customers you can get out to the dealership. Why aren’t the traditional methods working like they used to? Commercials and newspaper ads used to bring in lots of business, but now they are only responsible for a small amount of the sales you experience. The rest of your customers come from drive-by views. How can you reach…

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Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on August 30, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Is Your Social "Stock" in Rapid Decline?

Opportunities Begin with Problems

When considering from where the next big media spike will occur one simply needs to look for a big glaring problem. For it is where problems are created that new opportunities emerge. It seems clear to me now that it is the growing paradox of social networking that will spawn the next genius multi-$ billion giant. So what is the…

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Added by Timothy Martell on August 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Lazy is More Dangerous than Terrorism

Lazy is not a normal state of a person but one that is educated, encouraged and allowed.   Walk into any company with lazy staff and I assure you someone in the organization has educated, encouraged or allowed the behavior.  

 

I just wrote an article on this topic at Huffington Post- Lazy is the New Entitlement.  You can''t find a 2 year old on this…

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Added by Grant Cardone on August 30, 2011 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Making It Over The Wall

When I was a teenager, I had to have some extensive surgery that landed me in a wheel chair for a few months.  Recently, one of my physical therapist from that adventure found me on Facebook and was compelled to share his story of that short part of my life.  He was a new therapist when he took on my case and had heard how hard teenagers can be in cases like mine.  He braced himself for a…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 30, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

What's behind GM's $3 billion global media buying review?



U.S. budgets may also be trimmed…

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Added by Ron Harber on August 30, 2011 at 9:56am — No Comments

Social Media Isn’t About The Networks… Not Really

It's only technology after all, social networks. They're a communication device that aids in the connection of people. Their true power lies in that actual connection, the human side of what the technology helps to facilitate. It's within that human element that the true magic happens, it's in the humanizing of business that we learn more about who we are and what we want out of our… Continue

Added by David Johnson on August 30, 2011 at 7:52am — 4 Comments

Mudd Announces Mobile Brandcasting Feature for Increased Leads

Such great news and much more to come! Helping dealerships win each and every day.

 

 In an industry driven by technology, mobile isn’t just along for the ride – it’s clearly directing where the automotive advertising world needs to go.  Mudd Advertising continues to advance their technology and improve dealership success moving into the digital age. Mudd is announcing the launch of Brandcasting™  for Mobile.

 

With more than 1 in 3 adults owning smartphones,…

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Added by Heather Wirtz on August 30, 2011 at 7:41am — No Comments

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