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Half Full or Half Empty?

2-20-09 Apex, NC... I am a blatant eternal optimist. I used to tease in my training classes that the only people who have the blanket right to be negative all the time are the Detroit Sports Writers...

Now it just ain't those sports guys being negative anymore. From the commentators on FOX News right up to our Commander-in-Chief, things are constantly being presented with half empty in mind. The Joe the plumber, the Sally the waitress, heck even the Jim the Sales Trainer are leaning… Continue

Added by Jim Vogel on February 20, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Millennials Generation Car Buyers Want New Technology from What They See as ‘Old’ Auto Industry

More than half (56%) of Millennial-generation consumers in the US think the auto industry is “old,” and 33% say it is not innovative, yet most believe that auto companies’ use of technology will be key to engaging them in the future, according to a… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on February 20, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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Tasca University™ Provides World Class Consulting!

At Tasca University™ our mission is to provide automotive retailers Best in Class in-dealership consulting and training! With 65 years of knowledge, proven solutions and proven results we will share methods that will show the

VISION, STRATEGY and TACTICS necessary to Attract, Satisfy and Retain more… Continue

Added by Erik Stuttz on February 20, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments


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Added by Tim Isaac on February 19, 2009 at 7:24pm — No Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Leverages Automotive Advertising Resources In Multiple Channels

The troubled auto industry has created problems for many and opportunities for some. AdAgencyOnline.Net is an automotive advertising resource / networking portal that has developed strategic partnerships through Ad Agency Online, L.L.C., (AAOL), to capitalize on the vacuum being created by a downsizing auto industry. AdAgencyOnline.Net networks across multiple verticals in the auto industry including automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers,… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on February 19, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Rebates & Incentives Made Easy - 1200-5000 more clicks on your website per month

What is Incentive Research?

We take the hard work out of manually updating or using an old fashion grid to display manufacturer rebates and incentives. Incentive Research hosts factory rebate and incentive information for your dealer's website (we just add a custom icon to your site..that's it) ...and it is a great lead converter! We have noticed many dealers find it painful to updated incentives or completely missed the boat by… Continue

Added by Nick on February 19, 2009 at 11:06am — No Comments

Insanity HITS Apex NC :)


VTR Consulting LLC Announces Price Cuts and a 100% Money Back Guarantee

February 19, 2009 Apex, NC--- VTR Consulting LLC, a retail training and recruiting company located in Apex, NC, announces a brand new re-pricing strategy and an unprecedented 100% money back guarantee. “I believe in increasing sales, motivating professionals, and giving complete customer satisfaction. If an organization does not get positive feedback from the salespeople and the management,… Continue

Added by Jim Vogel on February 19, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

What Are You Doing About What Your Competition Is Not?

Everyone's worried about their bottom line, revenues, expenses, marketing,future and what's going to happen next. Worrying so much they have forgotten how to think forward and act intuitively. Better yet, they're not even paying attention to what is not being done by competitors (in and out-of-brand) that can easily be capitalized on.

Two years we were talking about 'an edge'. Now most every dealership is talking about falling off of it. Nothing has changed...nothing! Now, you may… Continue

Added by Gary May on February 19, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Added by Tim Isaac on February 18, 2009 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Online Negotiation Almost Doubles Conversion Ratio Comparing Same Market Same Brand Stores.

I wanted to share with everyone something very exciting we are seeing in regards to Conversion Ratios. We recently launched the on-line negotiation system for Portland Oregon dealer Ron Tonkin Honda. The pilot which is considered a "soft roll-out" commenced on February 1st. and is the first planned roll-out to be followed by Tonkin's other 16 locations. The soft roll-out involves nothing more than posting a call to action on their website that takes… Continue

Added by Jock Schowalter on February 18, 2009 at 1:33pm — 5 Comments

The Endangered (Automotive) Middle Class

2-18-09 Apex, NC... My Grandfather worked for General Motors from 1929 until 1965. The infant son of Russian/Polish immigrants, the migration to Detroit was certainly not easy. With only a grade school education at best, he was amazingly articulate. He had to go to work at age 13. One thing he was for sure... he was one of the first generation of hard working middle class in America. During the Depression when unemployment was around 35%, he drove to Flint from Detroit to keep his job. Even… Continue

Added by Jim Vogel on February 18, 2009 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Free Internet Marketing and Automotive SEO Webinar

I am scheduled to conduct an Automotive SEO and Internet Marketing webinar in conjunction with DealersEdge on March 10th and I would like everyone to join in for the fun. It's free and I will make sure that it will be worth the 90 minutes you spend online. There are so many free things that dealership sales and marketing professionals can do to improve their Internet visibility and I'll cover as many as I can.

In this economy, every dealership… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on February 18, 2009 at 11:46am — No Comments

The Cure for Everything is Effective Labor Rate - ELR

Since my last exercise I have had so much response regarding increasing ELR. Immediately questions arise about customer satisfaction and decrease in production. I suggest that we can have it all. We just need to train our service advisors how to sell effectively. I have made a career of walking the parking lot touching the car and keeping my WIP to a minimum. I also have traveled and worked with hundreds of service advisors. We always look for ways to… Continue

Added by Steven Shaw on February 18, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Most widely used automotive search sites?

I've been reviewing some data across the internet relative to which sites consumers use most in their research efforts for new or used vehicles. The debate among the vendors, journalists, and experts have been rather interesting as is to be expected each vendor (going unamed here) makes claim to the highest usage and visitors on their site. While the industry watch companies have been fairly detailed they too have been inconsistent. They do produce some interesting data - for example Nielsen… Continue

Added by Ron Morrison on February 18, 2009 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

How to Get $495 of Your Registration Fees for 6th Digital Dealer Conference in Las Vegas Reimbursed by ADP Dealer Services

Don’t miss out on the biggest retail automotive e-commerce event of the year!

Get Your Digital Dealer Registration Fee Reimbursed by ADP

And, here's an offer that is ONLY available to ADM Professional Community Members, and Ford-Lincoln-Mercury franchised dealers. If you are an ADM member, and you attend the 6th Digital Dealer… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on February 18, 2009 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

It's Done!

2-17-09 Apex, NC... With the above words stated loudly and firmly at 3:23 EST, the President signed the Stimulus into law. Now, "it's done"...could be like it's cooked! Over time we will see if it is a turkey or not. Now in all fairness, time will tell. I am a sales trainer and recruiter. I am a vendor. I am a small business owner. So far no one has told me I am a beneficiary of anything in this bill. Not too many of us in the car business or in any business really can use the extra $600 a… Continue

Added by Jim Vogel on February 17, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Template Stimulus Sale - Let us help your dealerships

Automotive Templates is doing it's little part in stimulating the automotive business, We are having our own "Stimulus Sale" Template packages only $900.00 - regularly $1200.00. visit our website at for prices and…

Added by Paul Jones on February 17, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

National Radio Campaign covers Grant Cardone's Automotive Bailout Ideas

Grant Cardone continues his fight for auto dealers on the top 15 national radio channels tomorrow morning starting at 7am EST. Grant originally authored an alternative to the proposed bailout asking Washington to provide a stimulus rather than a bailout that included tax credits to Dealers, Lenders and Consumers.

See earlier Fox Interview-

Added by Grant Cardone on February 16, 2009 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Turn Off The Lights

I was delivering a set of V2 display ramps a couple of weeks ago, and on my way to Atlanta from Commerce Township, Michigan, I noticed on my 26 hour round trip many car dealers out of business. I know, not shocking. What confounded me was all the ones I saw still had all the lights in the building and across the very large EMPTY PARKING LOTS. Who is paying for that light bill, and why?

That started me thinking about the dealership that are not yet out of business with all their… Continue

Added by RAMPBOSS - USA on February 16, 2009 at 7:19pm — No Comments

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