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I have worked for many different people in my time but one of my first mentors was a very successful restaurant owner. I was relating this story the other day in a workshop of a staff meeting he led where he was talking about missed opportunities we had as waiters and I thought it is appropriate for our…Continue
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Added by Ketty Colom on August 10, 2012 at 7:22am — No Comments
Social media represents a new dawn for the marketing industry. The level of interaction it enables between business and consumer is nothing short of revolutionary. Most would agree that this is a step forward; more communication is always preferable to less. However, it is not an avenue of communication that…Continue
Team Velocity Marketing is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of AutoCon 2012 in what is sure to be the industry’s largest event for the automotive industry.
DULLES, VA – August 9, 2012 Team Velocity Marketing is pleased to join the ranks of several prestigious…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on August 10, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments
As an active Google user, my search results are always personalized. Thanks to Google's social search, I find results that fit me as a user:
If Google is taking advantage of the social shares they're receiving in Google+, it should come at no surprise that they would also utilize a user's Gmail…Continue
Here is the latest data on the used-car market from Ricky Beggs, analyst at Black Book USA.
This past week has presented some amazing insights and situations within the market and the resulting used vehicle values. As the calendar turned to a new month, there were some more aggressive efforts from some of the buyers. The number of adjustments that were increases at 19% was the …
Added by John Sternal on August 9, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments
Google recently released guidelines for their Google+ Local Pages, outlining what you can and can’t do with the main picture on your Local page. It is important to stay on top of these announcements from Google, make sure you read over these guidelines to make sure you aren’t hurting your local page, it could…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on August 9, 2012 at 5:40am — No Comments
To increase the sales of your dealership by delivering the highest quality of online customers.
Every lead we get is called and verified by a live agent to ensure you get the highest quality lead delivered in real time within minutes of us receiving it. We guarantee that every lead you get is a live customer looking to PURCHASE NOW, IF NOT WE WILL REPLACE IT FOR FREE. We will never duplicated a lead, our focus is not just to provide you…Continue
Added by Danny han on August 9, 2012 at 3:04am — No Comments
Twitter is growing quickly as a social network, and as it does, businesses are cluing into the fact that they can connect with a whole new market by maintaining a Twitter account. It can be tough to get the hang of posting on the site, but remembering a few simple tips can help.
Is that what the math says…is…Continue
Insignia has been shouting it from the roof tops for over 10 years. Auto parts stores and Ebay have heard the word, it’s taken root and produced bountiful profits. And now automakers are recognizing the trend and developing new vehicles with thousands of OEM accessories and customization options. Check out how Dodge is doing this with the Dodge Dart, click the link and read the article by…Continue
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If youʼre active on social media (and you better be), than recently you may have seen people on your social networks talk about Pinterest. The site is growing rapidly, already ranking above long running sites…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on August 8, 2012 at 5:28am — No Comments
The Importance of Training Executives for Social Media…Continue
I remember my first off-site used car super sale and the sales meeting that preceded it. “Guys, forget about the sales process. Don’t worry about demo drives. When customers walk in, sit them down, ask a few questions and qualify them for a payment.” Those weren’t the exact words, but I’m pretty sure I took away the right message. With 1500 cars to choose from and hundreds of customers pouring into the stadium every hour, expediting the process and making it as easy as possible just made…Continue
Added by Josh Vajda on August 7, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments
A new survey reveals that mobile and social media have a growing influence on retail purchase decisions. Here is a summary of the Consumer Insight Panel survey results conducted by Empathica, Inc. and published in a recent blog on Loyalty 360 (Loyalty Marketer’s Association):
Added by Mike Gorun on August 7, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments
In the city I live in, there is a run down, nasty looking house taking up some prime commercial real-estate that I'm pretty sure every Realtor in town has taken a crack at trying to sell. Seriously! Every couple of months there is a new sign out front from some poor real-estate…Continue
A Case Study: Elder Ford of Tampa, FL
by Scott Empringham, Flash Point Communications
Lead-generating Facebook Content?
More and more Dealers find themselves struggling to produce compelling Facebook content. Even more are struggling to generate a Return on Investment. Some have even given up trying. (Social is about community, not sales, right?) Elder Ford of Tampa (…
Top five social media influencer and MINI USA marketing head close DSES and open JDPA events; discounted combo-ticket pass for the consecutive events available
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – August 7, 2012 – DrivingSales and J.D. Power and Associates today announced that Scott Stratten and Tom Salkowsky will keynote a special session, sponsored by Cars.com, that bridges the 4th annual…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on August 7, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments