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Internet Sales 20 Group Thank You Higher Gear

Stan Sher of Dealer eTraining and co-host of Internet Sales 20 Group in Chicago October 23-25, 2012 wants to personally thank Higher Gear Group for being our title sponsor.  Robert Gruen, the founder of Higher Gear Group will also be speaking at this event.…


Added by Stan Sher on October 6, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

Top Ten Blogs And News For Auto Dealers: October 1-5

The most trusted name in live chat brings the top ten blogs and auto news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and automotive stories from around the globe. In this weekly edition – Facebook hits a billion users, a presidential debate, and social media from…


Added by Stephen Jackson on October 5, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How to Prevent Employee Fraud and Theft

Your auto dealership spends thousands of dollars on external security, in purchasing alarms, special lighting fixtures, and in some cases, having experts come in and design or change showrooms and inventory arrangements to prevent theft. If a prospective customer enters your dealership, he or she can shoplift, but how much? Certainly they can't pilferage as much as a manager, sales person, or administrator.

Added by Patric Timmermans on October 5, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Carsdirect Invites You To The 2012 Automotive Internet Sales 20 Group In Chicago October 23-25

Carsdirect Invites You To The 2012 Automotive Internet Sales 20 Group In Chicago October 23-35

Carsdirect is sponsoring and speaking at this 20 group... You don't want to miss this event!…


Added by Stan Sher on October 5, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

30 Car Guy - Robert Weisman Talks About The Internet Sales 20 Group in Chicago - Automotive Sales

30 Car Guy - Robert Weisman Talks About The Internet Sales 20 Group in Chicago - Automotive Sales

Robert Wiesman talks about why the Internet Sales 20 Group is the BETTER Choice over the Digital Dealer 13 event in Las Vegas…


Added by Stan Sher on October 5, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Content Marketing for Car Dealers Getting More Attention: Lead Generation and Website Traffic

Social Media Based and Self-Published Content Marketing for Car Dealers is Getting More Attention: Used Primarily for Lead Generation and Growing Website Traffic in Marketing Strategies at all Tiers in the Auto…


Added by Ralph Paglia on October 5, 2012 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

To BDC, or NOT to BDC?

Getting anyone to recommend a BDC process, lay out a live agent pay plan, and do some comparison between an in-store, centralized, and 3rd-Party BDC at the same time is often difficult.  Especially written down and public--well, here is mine on the link below.

Local Market factors must still…


Added by Keith Shetterly on October 5, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

VinSolutions VP of Sales Shares How to Connect the Data Point Dots to Map Real Car Buyer Behavior

Sean Stapleton, vice president of sales at VinSolutions, is sharing his expertise with automotive dealers and managers on how to connect the data point dots to map real buyer behavior.

Cutting-edge technology exists that allows the modern and next generation automotive dealership to collect multiple points of data from many different sources and consolidate the view to enhance the consumer online and offline buying experience. Dealers and managers will learn…


Added by Joey Little on October 5, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments

Automotive Internet Lead Management GNYADA - Stan Sher Dealer eTraining

Automotive Internet Lead Management Sales and CRM/ILM strategies to be taught by Stan Sher of Dealer eTraining on October 11, 2012 at Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA).

Added by Stan Sher on October 5, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

One Year Ago Today, KPA Internet Marketing Was Born (well, adopted)

I try not to do any promo pieces for my company here on ADM, but this is just a quick note. One year ago, we announced on ADM that KPA had officially purchased…


Added by J.D. Rucker on October 5, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Google+ Marketing Tips for Car Dealers: 64 Action Items Plus Infographic

64 Google+ Marketing and Branding Tips for Car Dealers and Automotive Marketing Professionals – Plus Infographic!


Added by Ralph Paglia on October 4, 2012 at 5:45pm — No Comments

The Losers At Tesla And Fisker

I’m not an expert on political policy. For most of last night’s presidential debate, I didn’t really have a clue about what the candidates were talking about. Dodd-Frank? Simpson-Bowles?…


Added by Stephen Jackson on October 4, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Seven Social Media Trends for Auto Dealers

Everyone knows that the automotive industry runs on loyalty. Faced with an ever-competitive landscape, dealers strive to cultivate long-term relationships with customers to drive auto sales and increase service and parts revenue. Dealers have…


Added by Nancy Liberman on October 4, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Which Presidential Candidate is Right for Automotive Dealerships?

The social media sites were hot last night during the presidential debate between Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and current President Barrack Obama.  Since the election of former President Bill Clinton, our nation has been evenly divided over which man is the best person…


Added by James Schaefer on October 4, 2012 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Who Are the Top Dogs on Klout in the Automotive Industry?

Let's face it. Klout is, for all intents and purposes, just a way for people to bolster their confidence and flex their social media muscle. It's a game, really, but one that's fun and that can help like-minded professionals find each other and network more effectively.

We compiled a list of the…


Added by J.D. Rucker on October 4, 2012 at 2:30am — 40 Comments

Social media benefits seem to die down – Educate yourself with some of them

According to the recent reports, the US financial advisers see fewer benefits from their use of social media as out of 440 advisers, only 25% are of the opinion that social media is necessary to reach out to a large mass of people. The same figure was at its double when most individuals and business firms thought this to be the best way to reach out to the target audience and boost the profit level with…


Added by Rick Murphy on October 3, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Shortcuts Lead To "Longcuts".

A few years ago I boarded an airplane bound for the island nation of the Philippines. I spent a couple of years there learning the language (Cebuano/Visaya), meeting and making new friends, and providing service to those in need. 

In my pursuit to learn the language, I was provided with some basic training and taught…


Added by Michael Cirillo on October 3, 2012 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Campaign Promises

For grins, and to help me get started with this post, I Googled “Customer Expectations”. 

Of the 13,900,000 returned results, a link to an interview with Richard Branson stuck out because, well, he’s fabulous AND he’s someone who has apparently figured out how to do a lot of things right.  Sir Branson says: “Pricing your product or service is only one way to exceed expectations. The other is through your front-line employees -- everyone who works with customers.”  He goes on: …


Added by Shannon Page on October 3, 2012 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Regarding the Trend Towards "Super Vendors"

Heart Surgeon This is as much a question that I would love answered as it is a personal opinion that I'm posting on my own behalf. News of yesterday's big buyout of ClickMotive has many in the industry stirring up old (and new) feelings that the industry is heading towards one-stop-shops as a preferred choice.

Disclaimer: I work for KPA. With over 3,000…


Added by J.D. Rucker on October 3, 2012 at 3:38pm — 3 Comments

Yes, QR Codes Do Work

See our QR Code in action. Scan the above QR Code to visit our Digital Dealer 13 site.

QR codes are all the rage, but do they…


Added by CDK Global on October 3, 2012 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

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