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From the NCM Institute: Dealer Beware: Pitfalls of Selecting the Wrong Contractor or Subcontractor Written By: Dennis Kane

Written By: Dennis Kane

I have seen a significant number of high value claims as a result of contractors or subcontractors not carrying insurance or inadequate limits of insurance.

Examples of high value claims against dealerships include:

  • Claim against a dealership’s workers’ compensation carrier or general liability carriers due to an injury of a subcontractor’s employee and the subcontractor doesn’t carry workers’ compensation insurance.
  • Claim against a…
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Added by Garry House on July 25, 2013 at 9:55am — No Comments


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How Being Delusional Can Make You More Productive

I came across an article recently on LinkedIn by A.J. Jacobs, editor of Esquire magazine, in which he discussed using self-delusion as a tool to…

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Added by Richard Holland on July 25, 2013 at 5:39am — No Comments

This is one opportunity you can’t afford to miss

It’s still not too late to promote your products, build your brand, generate leads and close deals with serious buyers from China and around the world at Asia’s biggest Automotive Dealer event.

A broad range of International Exhibitor Packages tailored to…

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Added by charles bayer on July 24, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A NEW WAY TO GET AN EXTENDED WARRANTY FOR YOUR CAR WITH FOREVERCAR.COM

Extended warranties for automobiles have been a source of financial pain and frustration for years. Poised to reshape the way people protect their vehicle investments, ForeverCar.com has officially launched as a new company that promises a simple, transparent process offering affordable, top-tier coverage that's as close to bumper-to-bumper as consumers will find in the market.

Backed by a Fortune-500 company, ForeverCar.com was developed by a…

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Added by John Sternal on July 24, 2013 at 2:08pm — No Comments


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What day is it? Hump Day Maintenance

A simple phrase gets me hooked quickly.  I like the Geico commercial with the llama walking around the office, "Guess what day it is... it's hump day!" So stupid. So memorable.…

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Added by Connie Keane on July 24, 2013 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Customer Segments are Key for Effective Advertising

The next time you turn on your television, do me a favor! Watch the commercials and see if you can identify what target audience the advertisements are intended for, and what calls to action are included to entice that audience…

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Added by Michael Cirillo on July 24, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments


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[Research] Why Your Company's Customer Experience May Be Falling Behind

Regular readers of the Help Scout blog know that we love research and statistics.

I recently came across new consumer data from…

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Added by Bill Cosgrove on July 24, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments


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New eBook: Are You Mobile and Tablet Ready?

I’ve written many blogs on the topic of mobile friendly websites, emails, and all around marketing, yet I’ve noticed that most dealerships are not mobile ready. Smartphone usage has surged past 50% while Tablet ownership hit 25% just in the past year. This trend is not slowing down anytime soon either, it’s quickly accelerating.

Customers can access your website from anywhere—they might visit at home, at work, at a store, or anywhere in between. Knowing your audience…

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Added by Ketty Colom on July 24, 2013 at 7:04am — No Comments

The Five Things We Can Learn From Sharknado

July 2013 saw history happen -- and it happened with flying sharks. The Syfy Network aired what has been universally reviewed as a horrible movie about sharks caught in a tornado that then go on a flying shark rampage. The show was cheaply made and had almost no viewers (including the actors that were in…

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Added by sara callahan on July 24, 2013 at 6:42am — 10 Comments

Survey Shows Change in Women's Perspective on Car Lease Market

A new survey from national car lease marketplace Swapalease.com reveals new insight into the difference in how men and women view a car lease. Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, conducted an online poll of 700 drivers during May. While the results show women have been reluctant to lease in the past, that trend may change in the coming years.

According to the results, 42.2% of women said they had never leased a car,…

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Added by John Sternal on July 23, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments

73% of People are Doing "It".... Are You?

Find out what "It" is in this week's Think Tank Tuesday, and how to best use Remarketing Segmentation to help you take steps towards reducing the likelihood of IT happening to you!…

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Added by Paul Potratz on July 23, 2013 at 2:06pm — No Comments


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New Google Maps Means New Ads and New Focus on Reviews

Are you ready for the new Google Maps?  Make sure you’re well positioned to take advantage of new opportunities to reach car buyers.  

Google made their new Maps product public this week, and the changes are fairly substantial.  The layout is cleaner, fullscreen and more modern -- but more importantly, the revamped maps relocate business listings from the left sidebar directly onto the map …

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Added by Matthew Kolodziej on July 23, 2013 at 7:52am — 1 Comment

The Transformation of Employee Loyalty in Gen Y

In the past, it wasn’t uncommon for employees to spend their whole working lives with a single company. People would start in their late teens and many would retire without ever having worked anywhere else. However, businesses, in general, and dealerships, specifically, are experiencing less loyalty from employees…

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Added by Mike Gorun on July 23, 2013 at 5:43am — 5 Comments

Google Changes Their Online Review Experience ... Again

For those keeping track, Google just recently made their second change to their Online Review experience in 14 months. These changes are important for you to be aware of as they have a huge impact on Google search results and how your business appears to shoppers out on the Internet. Below I have provided a summary of the changes and how they might be impacting your business. If you have any questions about these changes and how they might impact your business, feel free to email me,…

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Added by Vickie Gibbs on July 22, 2013 at 3:12pm — 2 Comments

The Top 5 Reasons Auto Dealerships Should Consider Adding a Blog

Not having a blog puts your auto dealership at a serious disadvantage.  Is it really that straightforward and cut and dry?  In a word, yes.  Opting not to have a blog just isn’t an option in today’s internet dominated marketplace.  Everyone, regardless of their economic status, background or age is using the internet to research projects, acquire information and, to be blunt, formulate their opinions on virtually every purchasing decision that they make.  All of these factors and…

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Added by David Farmer on July 22, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments


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Omni-Channel Retail: Joining Up The Consumer Experience

By using an omni-channel approach, the Topshop brand has generated a year’s worth of average Facebook activity in just four days. The exponential growth of digital has created an environment that 20 years ago didn't exist, and even today we…

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Added by Bill Cosgrove on July 22, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

A Week Of Used Cars Change

Here is the latest Used Car Market Report data from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. What a week it has been around the wholesale markets. In a traditional time of the year with a more passive buyer and generally increasing depreciation of values levels, the activity across the country within the auction lanes indicates a better than expected market. Although there were also comments of some no sales in some lanes, the primary comments from the Black Book…

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Added by John Sternal on July 22, 2013 at 9:12am — No Comments


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We're All Responsible For Creating A Better Internet

Brands, companies, and individuals -- I think it’s time for some real-talk about content and social media.

Gary Vaynerchuk recently…

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Added by Bill Cosgrove on July 20, 2013 at 6:07pm — No Comments


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Tips For Branding Your Business

What sets your company apart from everyone else’s? It’s the brand – and creating a better business starts with this key factor. Without a really good one, nothing sets your enterprise apart from the next one, and this won’t have…

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Added by Bill Cosgrove on July 20, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Automotive Case Study: How Flash Point Turns Social Media into ROI

Sometimes, it's hard to break the mold and try something new. Happily for us, we found one major automotive company that did just that. They canceled some traditional media and invested in one of our custom social sweeps to help support their Truck Event.



To some, it seemed crazy. Social media? For something other than branding? But…

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Added by April Lee on July 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — 21 Comments

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