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THE DIGITAL DEALERSHIP SYSTEM AND EVOX IMAGES® ANNOUNCE PARTNER PROGRAM
Strategic program strengthens The Digital Dealership Systems’ product selection for Automotive Dealers.
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA (April 15, 2013) –- The Digital Dealership System today announced the program with EVOX IMAGES®, the largest automotive image library in the industry producing powerful imagery for over 2,000 cars per model year.
The Digital Dealership System…
Added by Todd Katcher on May 1, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments
What’s the voice of your digital brand? Think about how consumers view your business online. Then consider how these potential customers find your brand online through search engines and social media. One great method for getting your brand in front of relevant consumers is through Twitter.
Added by Fred Rose on May 1, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments
Written by: Leo Hart
NCM has just completed the spring cycle of 20 Group meetings, each focusing a large segment of meeting room time to the Parts Department. Truth be told, we had not focused on this discipline for a number of years, being more concerned about the variable sales and expense management areas of our auto retail business. Have you ever been broadsided, completely unaware the hit was coming?
As a result of the discussions, a few crises became apparent. One wakeup…Continue
Added by Garry House on May 1, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments
I've sent you an email. Open it and I'll trigger another one. Jump through that email hoop,…
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The Automotive Boot Camp is just two weeks away and we're proud to announce the third Training Exercise in this series of special webinars.…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on May 1, 2013 at 4:52am — No Comments
I was talking with a GSM today and he had no idea how many calls his coordinators were making per day. Equally relevant, is that I talk with people that have positions of authority in the dealership all the time and it's unfortunate to see the majority have no clue when it comes to their E-Commerce Dept. …Continue
Added by J.R. Batchelor on April 30, 2013 at 8:41pm — No Comments
Is your dealership successful or is it wildly successful? Are you a good leader or a great leader? And if you are merely “good,” but desire to be “great,” what does it take to make that transition?
I have been revisiting the best-selling business book, “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t,” by Jim Collins. In Chapter 1, he posits that good is the enemy of great. Meaning that if you are good, it is often difficult to become great because it’s so…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on April 30, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments
By Jon Quade, Performance Improvement Consultant
Meet four-year old Martina. She's about to teach you a lesson.
You: Martina, it's time for bed, sweetie.
You: Because you've had a long day and you're going to be getting sleepy soon.
As promised, I have not backed down from sharing my opinion and insights about the Cars.com lead nurturing strategy. My friend Jim Ziegler vehemently disagrees with me, which is fine with me. Jim has stated that no dealers share my opinion; not sure where the survey was taken but this is the first time I have shared my full opinion.
I'm comfortable with my position on this topic and respect this forum for lively…Continue
Watch this week's Think Tank Tuesday to learn how to tailor your marketing strategy to help turn your customers into clients.
Added by Paul Potratz on April 30, 2013 at 8:23am — No Comments
Agreement between largest manufacturer of window and paint protection film and best vehicle accessory retail system offers consumers and retailers the most engaging shopping experience in the industry; AOA solution proven to increase accessories sales by as much as 500% for auto retailers and installers
San Francisco, CA and St. Paul, MN – April 30, 2013 – Add.On.Auto (AOA) the industry’s best vehicle accessory retail…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 30, 2013 at 6:37am — No Comments
Four in 10 top marketing executives fail to meet their objectives due to lack of funding, according to the Accenture Interactive report:…Continue
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Clip from Facing the Giants will fire you up every time
I could watch this clip 100 times and every time it helps me refocus. Forget that it’s fiction. Forget that it’s from a movie with a spiritual message. It is one of the best illustrations you will ever see for overcoming fear and a weak belief level – whether it’s in business or your personal life.…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on April 29, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
By Brian Pasch
Today I saw a Tweet posted by my friend Volker Jaeckel which looked like this:
Just short and sweet. The Top Five #SEO…
Exciting news from my colleagues at Creativa…YouTube is moving to One Channel!
So what does it mean to your videos and business? Well as a YouTube Channel Owner the first thing you will notice is that your channel design will change. I bet you’re thinking – but that’s not fair… I just got it all…Continue
Albany, N.Y. – April 29th, 2013 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that the company has been recognized with a “Top Workplaces in the Capital Region” award by the Albany Times-Union newspaper for the second year in a row. Auto/Mate was featured in the “Small Workplaces” category for companies with 35-149 employees.
“One of the best ways to create a successful business is to…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on April 29, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments
Here is what came to mind one recent afternoon flying at 10,000 feet off the coast of Southern…Continue
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Grow your business within your market area- from within your organization
The problem I see in the Automotive Industry is that the large corporations, who are trying to take control of the Vertical landscape from B2B wholesaling to the classified car sites to inventory control and marketing, find it easier to market in a one style fits all approach. This may work well for them but it is a trap you don’t want to fall…Continue
Added by Bill Cosgrove on April 29, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments