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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – October 17, 2011 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today the results of an auto dealership technology survey it conducted in September. The 159 survey respondents included 55% owners and general managers, and 45% a mix of management positions including controllers and CIOs, dealer principals, service and parts managers, and sales managers.
“We are getting more requests from our dealer…Continue
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Southside Financial Group Launches National Subprime Loan Portfolio Program to Help Franchised and Independent Auto Dealers Achieve Greater Liquidity
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In 2012, there's a person you need to hire if you haven't already. Every dealership or dealer group that wants to succeed MUST hire a Digital Manager. I go into more details about what a digital manager does in a blog post on Techi, but here I want to shed some light on the differences between an internet manager/BDC manager and a…Continue
Many times after giving a presentation on content I've been faced with the question, "what's the ROI on blogging?"
I tried to explain an answer by walking through the scattered buying process that most consumers have, but instead started to add a slide to the beginning of my presentation that read, "CONTENT IS NOT ABOUT SALES, IT IS ABOUT BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS."
The result? I still get the ROI question at the end.
I noticed some bloggers that…Continue
Do you want less visitors to your website? Do you want fewer leads? Do you want less “Likes” on your Facebook fan page? Probably not, but here’s why you might.
1. You have high volume and high bounce rate on your website.
2. You’re attracting the wrong people for the wrong reasons.
3. You’re getting time-wasting leads that don’t and won’t convert to sales.
4. You’re not prepared to deal with a high volume of leads.
5. Facebook fans like a game on your…
Sitting here after Driving Sales Executive Summit, reviewing my notes and thoughts about this event. First, all who did not take the time to come, you missed out. Not just on a great location, not just on the networking but on the incredibly high level of education.
What Jared and his team accomplished was to set the bar very high for other conferences to come in the automotive space. He not only got great educators and speakers from the industry, he reached out and got speakers who…Continue
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I always try to keep this community up to date with the latest search trends and changes in Google. We have been noticing some interesting "summary" pricing results on certain search queries that include automotive classified websites.
If you look at the search results shown below, Google is pulling out VDP data, and summarizing this data is the SERP. We have a good idea why this is happening but the answers would…Continue
Are you a high-energy person who loves presenting and teaching? If yes, we’re looking for you!
VinSolutions is the industry leader of internet-based dealer management software and services and we’re growing! We’re seeking top-performing road warriors to provide on-site dealer training for our products. In this role you will present training to dealer staff and contribute to the continuous improvement and design of curriculum. If you enjoy extensive…
Added by Joseph Little on October 14, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments
My dealer group is in the middle of transitioning from Reynolds to ADP. This is the third time I've gone through one of these transitions and the first two can easily be described in one word - PAINFUL! Anyone who has gone through this in the last decade knows what I am referring to. I think we all understand that…Continue
Which ad do you think is more compelling to the consumer? Is it the ad with the reviews or is Rick Hendrick Dodge on better ad?
The second photo (below) is the same ad running on my laptop. Both ads…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on October 14, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
I vividly remember having an in-depth conversation back in October of 1995 with a fellow car salesperson in the showroom at Brockville Honda in Ontario, Canada. It was one of those conversations that never went away and one that I’ve always tried to answer and couldn’t until recently. Rick and I were discussing the Internet and we were fearful about the unknown way it was going to affect the way we sold cars. I think it was triggered by a lead we had just received from AutobyTel .com…Continue
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My experience at the 11th Digital Dealer Conference and Exposition was full of firsts. It was my first conference. It was my first time in Vegas. It was my first time gambling (and winning)! It was my first time hanging out in casual situations with my company’s President and head of sales. Needless to say, the “virgin” jokes got really old really fast.
However, it was not the first…Continue
Added by Tom Gorham on October 13, 2011 at 8:10am — No Comments
Today’s customers have access to an abundance of knowledge.
They can get on their computer or smart phone and see what the cost of a New Vehicle is.
They can appraise their own trade.
They can see what the lowest interest rates are.
They can do…Continue
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