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Retail volumes gain 10.6% to exceed 180,000 units YTD
MONTVALE, N.J. - Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 26,423 units, an 18.5% boost over the 22,294 units sold in July 2012. Retail volumes at Mercedes-Benz reached 23,648 for the month—gaining 22.5% over the…Continue
Added by Jon Floyd on August 28, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
May sales of 39,892 shatter previous monthly records • Forester monthly sales increased 38 percent over May 2012 • Subaru year-to-date sales are up 21 percent
Added by Jon Floyd on August 28, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
About a month ago, Time Warner Cable blacked out CBS in several major markets including Los Angeles, New York and Dallas, because of a dispute with CBS over pricing for retransmission fees. Both sides, of…Continue
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Added by Jon Floyd on August 27, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Watch Think Tank Tuesday this week to see the final key touch points to keep your service bays full and clients coming back for more!
Added by Paul Potratz on August 27, 2013 at 11:11am — No Comments
|by Ellen Jones, Senior Product Marketing Manager|
Matthew Welch, General Manager/Principal of Auburn Volkswagen gets it. He gets that the…Continue
Added by CDK Global on August 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
2013 is shaping up to be a good year for auto retailers, with sales expected to top 15 million for the first time since 2007. Several contributing factors to this success are credit-related, with more consumers qualifying for loans, lengthier terms and rising interest rates.
In its June 2013 State of the Automotive Finance report, Experian documents that subprime loans are on the rise again and that consumers within all credit tiers were able to obtain financing in Q1…Continue
Added by Josh Vajda on August 27, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments
We were having lunch with Key West Ford's…Continue
Added by Bill Cosgrove on August 27, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
As football season approaches, I am reminded of a story that was widely publicized last spring. Joe Flacco, having just signed a $121 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens which made him the…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on August 27, 2013 at 7:17am — No Comments
Sales people provide life for all companies. If everything starts with sales people, it only makes sense to make sure that you are recruiting the best potential sales people
Tip 1: Recruit from want, not need. Make recruiting an everyday activity, don’t wait until you need it.
Tip 2: Have a strategy to recruit people all the time. To orchestrate a successful ongoing recruiting program you must first have a game-plan. Plan and…Continue
Added by Mark Tewart on August 27, 2013 at 6:57am — No Comments
Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today reported July sales of 5,230, an increase of 24.7 percent compared to July 2012. Every Mitsubishi model currently in production showed a double-digit percentage increase for the month.
The U.S.-built Outlander Sport crossover led the way with sales of 2,075, an increase of…Continue
Added by Jon Floyd on August 27, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
5.45 million vehicles delivered in first seven months / +5.1 percent* • 3.2 percent increase in July deliveries to 757,700 units* • Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Positive trend in Volkswagen Group deliveries continued at start of second half-year”…Continue
Added by Jon Floyd on August 27, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
“Cars” and “dealership” are probably not the best keywords for you. When it comes to getting the most out of search engine optimization, a key aspect in the process is to carefully analyze and think through what keywords you should be using. One of the first points to ponder is whether or not the keywords that you are selecting or currently using are too broad. This is a very common mistake for all kind of companies and businesses, as they…Continue
Added by David Farmer on August 27, 2013 at 4:24am — No Comments
For the second year in a row, TrueCar, the leading provider of a hassle-free car buying experience for consumers and dealers, is awarding ten dealer professionals with a scholarship to attend the AutoCon 2013 automotive education conference this fall. AutoCon 2013 will take place September 4-6 at the beautiful Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
TrueCar has reinforced their commitment to professional education for dealers with these generous scholarship awards. The…Continue
Added by Doug Blankenship on August 26, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments
Email marketing… the golden goose for business. It drives better returns on investment and better ability to track sales and user engagement than traditional marketing. Much less time is needed to dress-up and send out an email campaign versus those print postal mailings and the…Continue
Added by Matt Seniuk on August 26, 2013 at 12:25pm — No Comments
ALBANY, N.Y. – August 26th 2013 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that its AMPS Dealership Management System (DMS) is fully integrated with Dealer-FX’s automotive retail marketing and software solutions. Auto dealerships using AMPS dealership management system (DMS) and Dealer-FX’s service customer retention solutions will now benefit from real-time data exchange between the two…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on August 26, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments
To everyone headed to AutoCon 2013, make sure to come see my presentation where I'll show you how to transform your Internet Department into an eCommerce MACHINE!
See you there!
Added by Myril Shaw on August 26, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Automotive News August 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm ET
A new AutoTrader.com study finds that millennials -- those 16-32 years old -- like kicking tires on dealership lots until they've had a chance to interact with salespeople.
Millennials in the study enjoyed browsing dealer lots more than older generations, said Isabelle Helms, senior director of research and marketing analytics at AutoTrader.com.
A group of Generation Y members surveyed who had bought a vehicle…Continue
Added by Jon Floyd on August 26, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments
Below are my top 30 most irritating and overused phrases we hear at work. I am sure you have others that you can add to this list. Let's make it the most comprehensive list of unnecessary management drivel ever - Please add your ones using the comment field!
For me, these are my top 30 most irritating jargon phrases and words used at work:
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