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Digital Dealer Conference; How to Recruit, Screen, Hire and Train Internet Sales Professionals

Industry Thought Leader Shares Insights on How to Recruit, Screen, Hire and Train Internet Sales Professionals at the 11th Digital Dealer Conference


Ralph Paglia, Vice President of Digital at Tier10 Marketing, is sharing with automotive dealers and managers his insights on how to recruit, screen, hire…
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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 23, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

What can a dealership realistically expect from adding live chat?

Dealer live chat is where it’s at. You’ve probably heard it hundreds of times.Everyone in the industry seems to be talking about live chat.  We all know it can transform your …
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Added by Justin Braun on August 23, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

"Buy It Now" Button Set To Revolutionize Auto Industry.

Have you ever wished you could buy a new car on the internet?  How about a used car?  Wait…I know what you’re thinking, so don’t go all Craigslist ebay crazy on me.  I’m not talking about pretend internet car buying – where we bid and pray at the online auction, or negotiate with car dealers from our keyboards, instead of face-to-face.  That technology has been around since the mid 1990’s.  I’m talking about selecting your new or used car from a manufacturer‘s catalog and clicking a Buy It…

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Added by Mike Marini on August 23, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Facebook Advertising for Car Dealers

Promote your dealership with Ads on the most popular social network being used by the majority of people who buy new and used cars...

Reach your dealership's potential…
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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 23, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Official Facebook Marketing and Advertising for Car Dealers; Tips, Tools and Resources



Official Facebook Marketing and Advertising for Car Dealers; Tips, Tools and Resources…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 23, 2011 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

GRS Missing Pieces - GRSMP.com - Search Engine Domination - Sales Training - Charity Events



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Mike Schuett…

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Added by Glynn Rodean on August 23, 2011 at 7:04am — No Comments

Sales Peformance Lesson: High Jump

Following in the footsteps of three generations of outstanding educators, I took on the career of a high school teacher in my early twenties.  Being the new kid on the block, I was given two classes out of five that were "at risk" students.  High school students don't usually relish in the idea of math class and most "at risk" kids seem to see math as a total…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 23, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2011 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2011 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER REVIEW

2011 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER (select to view enlarged photo)

2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 22, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Book Review: "Car Guys versus Bean Counters"

Book Review of:  "Car Guys vs Bean Counters. The Battle for the Soul of American Business," by Bob Lutz



Review by David Ruggles

                                                                                   

The automotive world has been waiting for this book for months.  Lutz gave a preview to a group at a fleet conference I attended in Las Vegas last summer, where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA).   His… Continue

Added by David Ruggles on August 22, 2011 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

Automotive News; Use Internet To Grow Finance and Insurance Business

How the Internet can snag more F&I business for car dealers

Interview conducted by and article written by Donna Harris at dharris@crain.com.…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

More Statistics on Facebook Fatigue

I think on a personal level we all know we use Facebook less and less over time and are generally bored with the experience.  According to NielsenWire the average amount of time spent on Facebook per user has gone down every month this year - dropping from 7 hours 25 minutes in January to 6 hours 20 minutes per month until they abruptly stopped making that data available.

 

Feb. 11: -10.8%

Mar. 11: -0.1%

Apr. 11: -3.0%

May 11: -0.8%

 

This has…

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Added by Stan Bradbury on August 22, 2011 at 10:06am — 4 Comments

The "Be One with Vin at DD11" Giveaway is back! | 5 Easy ways to Enter, 5 Easy Ways to Win!



The Official Be One with Vin Giveaway!

5 Easy ways to enter, 5 easy ways to win.

 

 

Post "Be One with Vin at DD11" on the VinSolutions' Facebook Fan Page |…

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Added by Joseph Little on August 22, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments

For Vendors: Learn the Best Days to Contact Dealers!

Vendors:  Don't bother a dealer for sales, "touching base", or periodic updates during the days noted below.  Contact for anything previously agreed upon OR for anything critical to sales is always an exception.

 

Days to avoid are Friday, Saturday, and Monday; addtionally, avoid the three selling days before the month's end and the first two selling days into the new month.

 

This blog is short and sweet.  If you bother me or my dealer on these days, our reply…

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Added by Keith Shetterly on August 22, 2011 at 8:00am — 16 Comments

Learn How IntellaCar’s NEW iPad Solution Drives Sales … Now Available For All Makes!

 

I am writing this post to announce that IntellaCar has completed a successful Pilot program.  Sales consultants using IntellaCar at several leading Toyota Dealers over a four month period experienced the following successes:

  • Increased sales volume – 2 to 4 more vehicles per sales consultant
  • Higher gross profits – up 30% for sales consultants using Intellacar
  • Improved customer satisfaction – up 47%

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Added by Philip Zelinger on August 21, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Another Google feature change on the horizon or just more testing?

Here's an interesting article on a possible shift in how Google displays results. This move would be similar to what they already do in image search and it would more than likely improve the user experience, which Google has been focusing on heavily as of late.

I would think that while a lot of people don't click through to page two, it is very possible that they would scroll to view 15-20+ results…

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Added by Scott Falcone on August 21, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Where the women are strong, the men are good-looking and every child is above-average.

Yesterday's NYT has an article about the state of online reviews that is particularly topical for our industry.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/20/technology/finding-fake-reviews-online.html?src=me&ref=general

 

It's been about a month since Google placed new emphasis on their own members' reviews in search engine results and relegated the…

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Added by Joshua Michael Friedman on August 21, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Facebook Marketing Tips for Car Dealers

 

Michael Tyman of Professional Success, Inc. is a leading consultant who works directly with car dealers to help improve their sales and marketing processes. He views Facebook as a huge marketing sphere for engaging people and building a loyal fan…

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Added by Richelle Farley on August 19, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Facebook Allows For Zip Code Targeting

Until now, Facebook has allowed advertisers on their platform to target users based on age, sex, interests and location (country, state, and city).  In order to drill down even further, Facebook now allows users to target their ads by zip code as well.

 

When creating your Facebook ad, just add the zip codes that you would like to target.  Unlike Google AdWords, you can't use a radius to target further, so make sure that you are including any zip codes from which your…

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Added by Ali Amirrezvani on August 19, 2011 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Facebook Marketing Tips for Car Dealers

Facebook Marketing Tips for Car Dealers and Automotive Social Marketers

Michael Tyman of…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 19, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

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