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Sales People are Valuable

I have had the pleasure of attending sales meetings all over Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.  It makes me MAD to see how sales people are treated in general.  They don't feel good about themselves anymore! I entered the car business in 1990 and it was FUN then.   We have to start rebuilding our image, our self worth and our value.  Bottom line is without SalesPeople this country doesn't exist.

 

Please view this APPRECIATION VIDEO...

 

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Added by Bernie Cason on September 14, 2011 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Facebook announces new Subscribe button

Today, Facebook announced their new "Subscribe" button that will allow users to see all updates, most updates, or just important updates from other users in their Newsfeed.  It will even allow, if you choose, non-friends to receive your updates.  I think this could have big implications for business pages.  What do you think?

Read more at http://bit.ly/ne55Ze or read the announcement at http://on.fb.me/oeW27c

Added by Tom Gorham on September 14, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

NJ Infiniti | 2008 Infiniti EX35 NJ | Douglas Infiniti | Summit NJ | Infiniti of New Jersey | Bridgewater NJ

 



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Added by Ken Beam on September 14, 2011 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Google's aquisition of Zagat - What are the implications

User-generated content, customer reviews, Social Media.  Google has been snapping up properties or generating their own along these lines for some time now.  Zagat is restaurant reviews but this aquisition brings Google into the world of publishing.  What's their plan?  Will it affect the car industry eventually.  Read this interesting article by Rebecca Lieb at iMedia Connection.. http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/29963.asp

Added by Tom Gorham on September 14, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments

Three Ideals For Social Marketing Success, Part 3

Inboth parts 1 and 2 of the Three Ideals For Social Marketing Success, I mentioned that success in social media boils down to three things:

 

  1. The Development Of Relationships,…
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Added by David Johnson on September 14, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Count all your blessings today - the good and the not-so-good.

**THINK**

When you start comparing the blessings with the problems, the blessings always overcome the problems. It's hard to beat that one!

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Added by Daymond Decker on September 14, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

What is the “Level of Expectation”?? (Part 3 of 4) – F&I/Business Manager

In (part 1) of this blog, we talked about the experience you receive when you go to a restaurant for lunch.

 

In (part 2) of this blog, we talked about the “Level of Expectation” process in your Sales Department.

 

Now….lets talk about setting the “Level of Expectation” in your Dealership’s…

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Added by Jim Kristoff on September 14, 2011 at 4:52am — No Comments

Google Eats Their Organic Search Results

 

An interesting article highlighting the SEO challenges that we will continue to face from our competitors...only this time it appears the "competitor" may be named Google...let's hope that our industry does not face this type of issue as Google evolves it's "Trusted Stores" and other "Market Place" strategies. It is conceivable that somewhere in the not so distant future, new and used…

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Added by Scott Falcone on September 13, 2011 at 9:14pm — 3 Comments

Web lets shoppers do the math, helps sell Finance and Insurance

Q&A: Web lets shoppers do the math, helps sell F&I

 



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Added by Ralph Paglia on September 13, 2011 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites

Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites as of September 2011

Here are the 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites as derived from our eBizMBA Rank which is a constantly updated average…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on September 13, 2011 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

What is the “Level of Expectation”?? (Part 2 of 4) – Sales

In (part 1) of this blog, we talked about the experience you receive when you go to a restaurant for lunch.

 

Now….lets talk about setting the “Level of Expectation” in your Dealership’s showroom.

 

Today’s customers demand a process that is both professional and…

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Added by Jim Kristoff on September 13, 2011 at 3:43am — No Comments

What is the “Level of Expectation”?? (Part 1 of 4)

 

 

We have all had the experience of going out to a restaurant for lunch.

The process is nearly the same in every restaurant.

 

  • First we are greeted at the door
  • We are then guided to an open table
  • We are then given a menu to choose from different…
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Added by Jim Kristoff on September 13, 2011 at 3:08am — No Comments

It's Reputation MARKETING!

To me, we’ve all clearly moved past the Reputation Management phase:  Now, it’s “Reputation MARKETING”.  Before I explain that, let’s talk about where we have been so far with Reputation Management.

Reputation Management is the ability to monitor and defend your online reputation.  And,…

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Added by Keith Shetterly on September 12, 2011 at 2:30pm — 24 Comments

‘Swarm and Herd’ Strategy to Improve Auto Dealership Social Media Results

Social media strategists Stone Meta Media tells auto dealers the key to creating Facebook fans and keeping them engaged in the dealership’s postings is a ‘swarm and herd’ strategy.…



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Added by Tom Gorham on September 12, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments

What Would It Take?

I try to spend at least a little time each day reading forums and blogs from outside the auto industry because I think there is a lot to learn from other business communities.  Today, I found an interesting question up for discussion, and would like to pose the same to you.

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Added by Ali Amirrezvani on September 12, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Vocus; Useful Tool for Dealer Groups



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Added by Ralph Paglia on September 12, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

**FREE** Download the latest Nielsen Social Media Report

This report will help in you in the  preparation,  planning and execution of  your dealerships online marketing plan.



A few highlights include:

  • 4 out of 5 U.S. Internet users visit social networks & blogs.
  • Social media/blogs account for 25% of time spent online.
  • Tumblr has tripled its audience from a year ago
  • Face book is the site where Americans spend their time.

 

This report is a must read!

 

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Added by Daymond Decker on September 12, 2011 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Auto/Mate Announces Integrated Service Pricing Guides (SPG’s) for AMPS Dealership Management System for Auto Dealers

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – September 12, 2011 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today the addition of a Service Pricing Guide module into its dealership management system’s (DMS) Service System. Service Pricing Guides, better known as SPG’s, allow service department employees to quickly produce accurate estimates for both labor and parts for prospective service…

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Added by Holly Forsberg on September 12, 2011 at 5:25am — No Comments

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Added by Keith Shetterly on September 11, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Google Places for Business Questions and Ideas

 

I think that most people would agree that Google Places has been a bit of a challenge for business owners from the standpoint that there are constant changes, no real contacts at Google to talk to, and difficult and slow processes for verifications and updates to a Places page.  Even Google has said that they are trying to do a better job of…

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Added by Scott Falcone on September 11, 2011 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

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