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It's that time again! AutoUSA is collecting responses to its annual Fall Internet Marketing survey. Sales Managers, Sales Directors, Internet Sales Managers, BDC Managers, Internet Directors, General Managers, dealer principals and others involved in auto dealership Internet Marketing are invited to participate.

 

The survey is just 15 questions and will take less than 15 minutes to complete. When all responses are collected, we will randomly select one survey participant to…

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Added by Josh Vajda on September 11, 2013 at 7:33am — No Comments

A Lesson In Leadership from An Unlikely Source

“While everyone ran in panic, Roselle remained totally focused on her job.”

 

Sometimes life gets hectic. We try to focus on and accomplish too many things at the same time. We have deadlines to meet, customers vying for our attention, fires to put out and countless voicemails and…

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Added by Arnold Tijerina on September 11, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

GM may sell Opel Adam minicar in U.S. as a Buick

GM may sell Opel Adam minicar in U.S. as a Buick

FRANKFURT -- General Motors is considering bringing the Opel Adam minicar to  the United States, likely wearing a Buick badge, Opel Chairman Karl-Thomas  Neumann said today.

"We are looking at it," Neumann told reporters on…

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Added by Jon Floyd on September 11, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

Dealerships: It's Time to Go Mobile!

Automobile dealers have been urged by marketing experts to develop a mobile strategy but some have trouble seeing why they should do so when their traditional methods seem to be working. The answer is that some do not see the potential in exploring options such as mobile websites or mobile apps for dealerships.…

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Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on September 10, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Do Dealership Reviews Really Sell Cars?

Dealerships need good reviews to sell cars, or do they? Are you confused about the discussions surrounding the importance of reviews? When you read reviews are you reading about the product or about where you are buying the product? Be Honest (I won't tell).



This week on…

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Added by Paul Potratz on September 10, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments

VW Weighs 40 Low-Emission Cars as Frankfurt Goes Green IS this the future or fad?

VW Weighs 40 Low-Emission Cars as Frankfurt Goes Green

Volkswagen AG (VOW), Europe’s biggest carmaker, outlined ambitious plans to offer as many as 40 electric or hybrid vehicles, betting buyers will…

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Added by Jon Floyd on September 10, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

Genuine Demand, video from Bob Lutz former GM Exec

Sales from "Genuine Demand" are things looking up?

New cars are selling at their fastest pace in more than 5 years. Bob Lutz, Former GM Vice Chairman, shares his opinions on how long the momentum will continue. "It's only going to get better," he says

Added by Jon Floyd on September 10, 2013 at 8:47am — No Comments

GM Cares Week, good PR or Waste of Money?

Giving Back: Second 'teamGM Cares Week' Shows Commitment to Volunteerism

GM employees to serve in U.S. communities from September 9-13

DETROIT, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/…

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Added by Jon Floyd on September 10, 2013 at 8:42am — No Comments

How a Life Lesson Was Learned by the World’s Best Bourbon

Life lessons typically come when you least expect them as software coder, Ted Dziuba, discovered...

He and his friend went to a bar that served Pappy Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon Whiskey…

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Added by Mike Gorun on September 10, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Finalists Announced for the DrivingSales 2013 Dealer Best Idea Award

Award recognizes the most innovative auto dealership strategies of 2013; finalists are Megan Barto of Ciocca Honda, Mark Brady of Fisher Honda-Kia Zack Freed of McCombs Automotive Team, Robert Karbaum of Weins Canada Inc. / Don Valley North Lexus and Jason Sturn of LaFontaine Automotive Group

 

Salt Lake City, Utah – September 10, 2013DrivingSales today announced that five…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 10, 2013 at 7:35am — No Comments


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Technology Takes Over the Car Industry - MaxTradeIn

Today, everything from conversations, bank transactions, shopping, research and communication happens online. So why should buying or selling cars be any different?

In a study by Cisco systems focused on a customer’s online experience, a majority of car buyers in America preferred the online buying experience. They were also willing to give necessary personal information to make the sale or purchase happen. In fact, 83% of the respondents in the study preferred to research a car sale…

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Added by Rachel Boyle on September 10, 2013 at 7:26am — No Comments

DMEautomotive Launches Journey NXT: Powerful ‘Total Customer Retention’ Platform Delivers Breakthrough Innovations to Retain Today’s More Demanding Service Customer

 Data-powered, automated marketing platform offers five key breakthrough ‘total retention’ weapons: Direct Behavioral Targeting, Mid-Interval Communications, Loyalty, Pre-paid Maintenance, and Mobile; offers new era marketing directed at today’s service realities

 

Daytona Beach, FL – September 10, 2013 DMEautomotive (DMEa), the science-inspired, results-based automotive marketing…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 10, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Double Shot Tuesday

Double-Shot Beetles ...

The 2000 Beetle with 150-hp, 1.8L turbo engine.

... and the new 2014 Beetle GSR, 210-hp, 2.0L turbo engine…

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Added by Connie Keane on September 10, 2013 at 6:50am — No Comments


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Digital Marketing- Beware of False Prophets

Recently there have been several articles posted about outdated and/or less than effective or ineffective (quick fix and cheap) SEO and Social Media plans being marketed to unaware and uninformed clients.

First of all if you are not…

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Added by Bill Cosgrove on September 10, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Are You A Hustler?

     Do you hustle? I mean really hustle. As a kid growing up I was a huge fan of the Big Red Machine, the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. Pete Rose became my favorite athlete. Forget about Pete Rose as a man and all his personal shortcomings, Pete Rose gave it his all…

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Added by Mark Tewart on September 10, 2013 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

Jaguar to launch mid-sized sedan

Jaguar to launch mid-sized sedan

The dimensions of the C-X17 crossover concept are  similar to those of the Audi Q5, with a length of 185.7 inches and width of 77  inches.…
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Added by Jon Floyd on September 10, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments


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Temporary Hold On Fall Depreciation Due to Holiday

Here is the latest Used Car Market report from Black Book. The analyzed and adjusted used vehicle data published by Black Book is all based on the activity and market established by the member auctions of the NAAA. Black Book is fortunate to be a longtime supporter of the National Auto Auction Association, while also understanding the services they provide to the franchised and independent dealers as well as the commercial and financial…

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Added by Carroll Nguyen on September 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

intice Names Steve Moore Vice-President of Sales

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Press Contact:

Alex Veal

855.747.7770

alex@inticeinc.com



intice Names Steve Moore Vice-President of Sales

September 9, 2013, Tampa, Florida – Intice announced today the appointment of the new company Vice-President of Sales. Steve Moore will immediately assume responsibilities for national sales efforts. Intice focuses on…

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Added by David Farmer on September 9, 2013 at 1:09pm — No Comments


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How Can Vendors Deliver on Great Expectations?

As a technology provider, AutoAlert has the weighty obligation to deliver great service and support to its customers, North America’s franchised automobile retailers. 

As a dealer, do you entertain great service expectations from the vendors with which you do business? If not, you should – and you should hold them accountable for meeting those expectations.

This is an important issue. Because a recent article in…

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Added by Jeff Cotton on September 9, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Texas dealers slammed the door on Tesla

As Tesla Motors fought legislative battles with dealers in numerous states  this year, Texas became the only state in which the electric vehicle maker  mounted a vigorous challenge to existing franchise laws.

And it's the only state in which Tesla lost its fight outright.

Chalk it up to the legacy of Gene Fondren.

Fondren, the late legislator, lobbyist and longtime head of the Texas  Automobile Dealers Association, is credited with making Texas' dealer franchise  statute…

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Added by Jon Floyd on September 9, 2013 at 9:06am — No Comments

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