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Can you keep up with 150 Friends on Social Media?

Think this is an interesting study on how the mind works as it relates to the potential we are in a social media bubble.  What do you think this says about the long-term future of the hard core social media users with hundreds or thousands of 'friends'?  Will they eventually cut back on friends and likes?

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Added by Stan Bradbury on June 7, 2011 at 11:38am — 1 Comment

Auto/Mate Successfully Completes Development of DMS Integration for the Lexus Dealer Daily System

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – June 7, 2011 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (www.automate.com) announced today that it has successfully developed and tested its DMS, Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS) for use with the Lexus Dealer Daily system. Lexus dealerships using AMPS can now communicate seamlessly with Toyota Motors Sales USA, Inc. (TMS) through integration points in all departments, including sales, F&I and…

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Added by Holly Forsberg on June 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

How To Be (And Make Others) Successful Selling Cars

(originally published 6/3/2011 on Dealer magazine)

 

The other day, I started thinking about all the friends I’ve made that I met because they bought a car from me. I’m not talking about acquaintance-type friends, I’m talking about people that are involved in my life, and have been for a long…

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Added by Arnold Tijerina on June 7, 2011 at 6:39am — No Comments

May Sales Drop – A Blip or a Trend?

May Sales Drop – A Blip or a Trend?

Just when we were beginning to feel good about the auto industry following eight months of sales growing by percentages in the double digits, sales plunged in May, down 4% from May of last year.

The question is whether the drop will be a trend the rest of the year or a “minor” disruption for a couple of months. The major challenge is lack of inventory resulting from the earthquake in Japan earlier this year. The lack of inventory has led to…

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Added by Cliff Banks on June 7, 2011 at 5:34am — 1 Comment

Quick Fixes Don't Stick

I was sitting up the other night flipping the channels and just was amazed at the amount of infomercials I have seen on how we can change quickly or how we can revolutionize our life with a certain product, I just laugh and then it made me mad.

Now I have been one of those people who are fascinated by these claims, but I have also been in the coaching and training field for over 20 years and been in a position of managing others for close to 30. (No my photo is…

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Added by Glenn Pasch on June 7, 2011 at 4:21am — No Comments

Ready to Enter the Realm of Mobile Marketing?

Tap Multichoice Apps to get you where you need to be!



Many companies claim to be first movers in the industry, but Multichoice Apps is a true innovator in marketing for automobile dealerships. It introduced new marketing technology for car dealerships and has lead the way ever since.



Why should you be interested in mobile marketing? Well, here are some interesting facts about cell phone owners:



• 54 percent have used their mobile device to send… Continue

Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on June 6, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Automotive Advertising Workshop by Christy Roman Starts in Chicago

Christy Roman, CEO and Founder of Now Marketplace will be sharing her automotive marketing and expertise at the upcoming PCG Pit Stop Conference in Chicago.

Chicago is the first stop in the seven city tour planned for 2011. The Chicago…

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Added by Brian Pasch on June 5, 2011 at 8:20am — No Comments

Coffee’s for Closers…Negotiation AINT the close

I love reading Jim Ziegler’s articles there is a lot of hard core truth in what he writes, most of all you can bet he is passionate and believes and lives every word. While reading this latest article “Coffee’s for Closers” it floored me that we still see this connection between the “PRICE” and the "Close". What’s even more ironic is that is that what actually “CLOSES” a car sale is as old school as it…

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Added by Larry Bruce on June 4, 2011 at 10:54am — 7 Comments

KINGS

The KINGS ;

 

1. Pasch Brothers - Genius, holding high ethical standards with leadership and skilled qualities and character. Genius minds is a small factor compared to the mindset of better and true business for all. I have much to learn and going back to school every day!

2. Chris Saraceno - Owns the word Gentleman! True motivation and believer in our own abilities to      achieve. Chris…

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Added by Lizelle Landino on June 3, 2011 at 7:41pm — 1 Comment

Forward Thinkers LOVE THIS.

Friends and Colleagues,

  

There was some exciting news shared with me, and I think it is going to have a big impact on our industry in the near future.  



Briefly let me explain:  I have been using this system to take care of my automobile clients since October of 2007; and I think it is the perfect tool for a salesperson in the automotive industry to keep track of their clients, send cards to congratulate them on their new purchase (with a photo or video…

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Added by Tobias Sedillos on June 3, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Ways to bring new people into your dealership

You have been looking for ways to bring new people into your dealership, and you are considering having a mobile application designed for you that owners of the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices can use to get in touch with you. You know that in order to succeed you need to jump into the technology wave. However, you are not completely sold on the idea of investing in a mobile app. Here are a few reasons why you should.… Continue

Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on June 3, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Forget ROI, What Is Your ROE?

Word-of-mouth is gold and social media is the vessel we use to promote it, but how exactly is it accomplished? As businesses we are always looking for ways to lower the cost of acquiring new customers. It's simple economics, the lower the acquisition cost the more sales (and money) we make...simple right? Not exactly, as with most things it's…

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Added by David Johnson on June 3, 2011 at 7:28am — No Comments

Twitter Use Jumps

Twitter Use Jumps from Nov. 2010

As of May 2011, 13% of online US adults use the status update service Twitter, up 62.5% from 8% who did so in November 2010, according to data from the Pew…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on June 2, 2011 at 6:01pm — No Comments

CRM Outage Right Before a Weekend--What Do YOU Think?

Anyone is welcome to answer, but I'd prefer if CRM vendors did not hop on this thread; I'm sure you've all had issues like this.

 

As to this outage, then, it was scheduled 3am-noon on Friday for maintenance . . . well, I'd think maybe Tuesday night to Wednesday morning is the right time to schedule that.  Keeps…

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Added by Keith Shetterly on June 2, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

ADP Dealer Service's Cobalt Releases Dealer Command Center

Dealers Guide Design of a Next Generation Integrated Digital Marketing Management and Analytics Tool Suite

 

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL--(Marketwire - Jun 2, 2011) - Cobalt, a business unit of ADP Dealer Services (NASDAQ: ADP), today announced the immediate availability of its Dealer Command Center for all Cobalt customers. Dealer Command Center provides…

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Added by Cobalt on June 2, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments

The PCG Pit Stop Conference Format

 

I'm looking forward to meeting ADM members across the country as they participate in great educational events hosted by PCG Digital Marketing. The conferences are designed to minimize the time out of the dealership and maximize the educational benefits.  Local events reduce costs and travel time which can add up quickly if you want to send multiple employees to great…

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Added by Brian Pasch on June 2, 2011 at 7:30am — 11 Comments

Google Adwords YouTube Channel

Learn more about Google AdWords with Google's new YouTube channel

 

Hello from Google,…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on June 1, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Do You Know Your Facebook EdgeRank Score?

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been putting on a series entitled ‘Everything Facebook’ (http://bit.ly/jYEk6U) which has covered topics ranging from remedial Facebook know-how to more advanced tips and tricks. There are several topics that are so critical that we wanted to make extra mention of it, your EdgeRank score being one of them.

 

Do you know the difference between Top News and…

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Added by Rob Hagen on June 1, 2011 at 4:01pm — No Comments

SHIPCARSNOW CONDUCTS ANNUAL DEALER SURVEY AND GIVES DEALERS A CHANCE TO WIN AN iPAD2

ShipCarsNow is asking dealers to participate in their annual dealer survey. [Click Here to go to the Survey.] Survey participants can enter a drawing to win a new 32GB iPad2.

 

As part of ongoing market research, ShipCarsNow annually surveys independent and franchised auto dealers to get their feedback about online trading of used cars and related auto transport services. While a…

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Added by Patti Swanson on June 1, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Social Media Buzzkill: The Ballad of Joe and Bob



Does this conversation sound familiar?

 

Bob: “Hey Joe, it’s GREAT to talk to you. How are you on this OUTSTANDING day? How is the weather where you are, old…

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Added by Cobalt on June 1, 2011 at 1:23pm — 1 Comment

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