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Added by Ken Beam on September 24, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments

New Facebook - News Ticker Explained

Facebook has redesigned the news feed (again!) and officially launched a ticker in the right-hand side of the screen.

Users have been seeing both of these changes in beta test versions in recent weeks, but today they go live across the site.

While the news feed and ticker at first seem like duplicates of one another, the…

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Added by Timothy Martell on September 24, 2011 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Irregardless, the Copacetic Analyzation of, Like, Per Se is &@#%!

Want to make more sales or maybe just sound smarter?  Then learn which words make lots of people--from your peers, to your bosses, to your CUSTOMERS--cringe.  Spoken or written, these words lose you sales!

 

Irregardless.  It's a common word now that is most often misused as a synonym for…

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Added by Keith Shetterly on September 24, 2011 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

ADM Members Invited To Join ZMOT Study

About the 1st Automotive ZMOT Study

I've been profoundly impacted by a free book called "Winning the Zero Moment of Truth" by Jim Lecinski.  As a result of reading this book, I have created training materials, online…

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Added by Brian Pasch on September 23, 2011 at 6:51pm — 1 Comment

Craigslist Has Rules

In recent months I have seen an increased amount of interest from dealers wanting to learn more about posting used inventory on craigslist, and rightfully so. Craigslist is an incredible vehicle for generating leads, IF you play by the rules. If you DO NOT...you might as well not even show up to the party, because the Craigslist Police are going to take you down.



Dealers are not the only people at the party either. Showing up are a number of companies, a few that are ethical and… Continue

Added by Tom Kain on September 22, 2011 at 11:47pm — No Comments

From the Trenches – The Hybrid Internet Dept or Digital Dealer

 

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the death of the Internet Department and the birth of the digital dealer. I certainly agree with this in principle as the Internet and digital technology have essentially become part and parcel to most retail industries. However in car dealerships, at least, there are issues that can’t be glossed over or treated lightly. These are issues of implementation.…



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Added by Tom Gorham on September 22, 2011 at 5:47pm — No Comments

F8′s Big Facebook Changes: The Timeline, Ticker, News Feed and Apps

Mark Zuckerberg and others announce revolutionary and supercool changes to Facebook.

According to Zuck in his introduction to the keynote:

  • A record 500 million people used Facebook the same day. We’re connected now. The next era will be defined by the social apps that use these connections.
  • PROFILE: The profile is the heart of the FB experience, and people invest a lot in their profile. The old 2004 profile: how you introduce…
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Added by Joseph Little on September 22, 2011 at 12:46pm — No Comments

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

OK.... here it is....  the vast majority (and I know you may be the exception!) of talented Sales Reps, and Sales Managers flat out suck on Sales Calls. Don't throw rocks at me yet....

 

The most common successful Sales Rep is a great influencer.... super at helping customers make good choices and delivering units. In fact, if it weren't for the common disease we seem to share (and I come from the floor), A.D.D., we would all be lawyers. If it weren't for our other common…

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Added by Chip King on September 22, 2011 at 7:41am — 2 Comments

Follow Me - I'm Right Behind You

Last week I was busy leading a class of new salespeople through our 21st Century Sales Program(c) and as with all of my classes, one or two students always emerge as leaders but, not always the ones you'd think.  There are the ones who are eager to participate, but they aren't necessarily the leaders.  Others seem to know the answers to all the questions, but that may not mean leadership.

 

The ones that stand out are often in the background.  But, if you recognize them, you…

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Added by John Fuhrman on September 22, 2011 at 4:57am — 2 Comments

Go ahead….Embrace FAILURE!

Baseball is America’s game. It provides thrills, strategy, suspense, heroics and athleticism all in one.

 

As of the writing of this article, (September 22, 2011) the batting average for ALL Major League players stand at .255.

 

That translates into 255 hits for…

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Added by Jim Kristoff on September 22, 2011 at 4:41am — No Comments

Santorum-the frothy mix of lube and...

What is your opinion of Rick Santorum's demand that Google remove the offensive definition of his name that sits on page one, position one, ahead of the "real" result for a search of his name?

 

Santorum asks Google to clean up search results for his name…

John D. Sutter, CNN
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Added by Scott Falcone on September 21, 2011 at 8:59pm — 1 Comment

The Big Lies

The biggest lies are those we tell ourselves, personally and in business.   We’re going to look at a few here that we, owning or working at dealerships, tell ourselves--and that cost us profits every day.

The Internet is Killing Our Business.  The lesson of the Internet for car…

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Added by Keith Shetterly on September 21, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Vinsolutions is hiring for Territory Sales Manager for the north East and mid east regions

VinSolutions, a leading provider of automotive dealership software, is growing its Sales Team and needs a Territory Manager for the North East and Mid East regions of the United States. This is a great opportunity to put your sales and communication skills to work. Daily, you will be prospecting for new business and helping close sales with dealerships. Previous sales experience to automotive dealerships is highly desired or experience in the automotive industry is a plus. As the…

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Added by Joseph Little on September 21, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Facebook Changes and How They Affect You



Facebook is an ever changing medium for social discourse with more than 750 million active users. On September 21st, the Facebook algorithm changed to no longer broadcast the most recent posts of friends and groups an individual is associated with. Instead Facebook now displays the most recent posts in response to… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on September 21, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments

Are Your Service Advisors Order Takers or Advisors?

If I wanted someone to just take my order and deliver, I would go to a fast food drive thru.  When I go to have my car serviced, I want service.  I believe that service advisors are more than just order takers or the message delivery system between a consumer and a technician.  Think about it?  An advisor according to …

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Added by Stephanie Young on September 21, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Glam Media buys Ning

 

 

GLAM MEDIA TO ACQUIRE NING, THE LEADING PLATFORM FOR CREATING SOCIAL NETWORKS AND OWNED BRAND FAN WEBSITES

Silicon Valley Pioneer Marc Andreessen to Join Glam Media’s Board of Directors

Acquisition Will Create One of the Largest Social Media Content Companies with over 240 Million Users & 100,000 Publishers —Creating the First Paid, Owned & Earned Media Platforms for…

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Added by Scott Falcone on September 21, 2011 at 8:39am — 1 Comment

15 Free Tools To Monitor The Social Media Sphere (Part I)

As an e-Commerce guy, what would make my life easier when looking for specific data and news? How can I find short, to-the-point information when writing my next dealer blog post about model XYZ? And last but not least, who is actually talking about our cars, the automotive industry and/or our dealership right now?

These are the questions that inspired this post on the 15 free tools I use to monitor the social media sphere.…

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Added by VJ on September 21, 2011 at 7:03am — No Comments

AutoDealerTarget Realeases Conquest Email Program

 

AutoDealerTarget is a unique provider of digital marketing solutions for automobile dealers. After careful planning and preparation, AutoDealerTarget has just announced the release of their Conquest Email Program.

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Added by John Miller on September 21, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Will Nissan Make Automotive Bloggers Obsolete?

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Added by Ralph Paglia on September 21, 2011 at 6:45am — No Comments

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Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on September 20, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

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