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Guerrilla Marketing For Sales People

  • You need 20 points of engagement a day if you want people to notice you.
  • Learn what kinds of messages get the best responses.
  • Follow the 3 tactics in this video and you will see results in 90 days.

Added by Paul Potratz on March 24, 2015 at 12:26pm — No Comments

The Dealership Leaders of Today and Why I Only Hire Car Guys

I learned something very important this week. Everyone who has the automotive industry in their blood is a "car guy". It has nothing to do with your gender. In the 21st century, most gender roles are meaningless, even in our industry.

We've had the pleasure of hiring two of the best…

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Added by Tyson Madliger on March 20, 2015 at 2:21pm — 5 Comments

Top Ten Blogs and News for Auto Dealers: March 14 - 20

Congrats, Auto Professionals -- you made it to Friday! Before going into weekend mode, don’t forget to catch up on the latest automotive news and blog posts!



In this edition, learn what 3rd party vendor is changing its brand identity, how to get ready for…

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Added by Lisandra Ramos on March 20, 2015 at 1:15pm — No Comments

The Science Behind Dealer Chat

Dealer chat isn't rocket science. It's not brain surgery. It's pretty straight forward. However, there's more that goes into the development and improvement of chat than most dealers know.

It's not a static concept. In other words, one does not simply build the perfect chat solution. There are…

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Added by Jeffery Sterns on March 19, 2015 at 3:55am — 5 Comments

Pinterest – It’s Not Just For Women

If you asked a room full of women how many of them were on Pinterest, it wouldn’t be surprising to have most of them raise their hand.  They love the recipes, crafts and clothing ideas.  But there’s so much more to it. 

What is Pinterest?  Think of it as an online cork board, where you have pinned photos of…

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Added by Lisa Paolino on March 18, 2015 at 12:23pm — No Comments

5 Things Vendors Can Do to Earn & Keep an Auto Dealer’s Business, Told from a Dealer’s Viewpoint

My primary goal as a PR Professional is to assist my clients in achieving the most exposure possible and build top-of-mind brand awareness among their potential customers, namely auto dealers. To help better understand how to best position my clients for success, last year, I did a little research into…

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Added by sara callahan on March 18, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Tips To Become A Stalker

  • You are losing sales every month. Make that a thing of the past with this one simple change.
  • Learn what your best lead source is and become a better salesperson.
  • Very few salespeople or dealerships are even doing this (which is good for you and bad for the competition).

Added by Paul Potratz on March 17, 2015 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Why Dealers can No Longer Afford Mediocre Marketing Practices

As I approach the completion of my first full year on the vendor side of the car business after spending the previous several years at dealerships, I can say with a certainty that the timing could not have been better. It has nothing to do with me. My circumstance happened the way it was supposed to…

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Added by Subi Ghosh on March 16, 2015 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment

Edmunds.com Belittles a Dealer’s Intelligence for the Second Time Around (Only Worse)

edmunds2 I am not sure the folks at Edmunds.com would want you to remember, but most dealers still recall back in October the advertisement Edmunds launched on YouTube, entitled “Absurdity of Haggling” which, with no disguise, belittled car dealers by showing a grocery clerk trying to gouge shoppers on items such as bread and squash.  Dealers quickly recognized this and tagged it in social and conventional industry media, and, after…

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Added by Elena Ciccotelli on March 16, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments

Don’t Let Your “House Of Cards” Get Knocked Down By Your Competition

“We work too hard to come within arm’s reach of the prize only to have our hands cut off just before we seize it. For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there is but one rule – hunt or be hunted.” – Frank Underwood, as played by Kevin Spacey in the Netflix television series, House of…

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Added by Timmy D. James on March 16, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Why Your Facebook Page Needs To Lose Likes

There is a purge coming from Facebook and it affects all business pages. Various social media outlets have carried out their own version of “swift justice”. Twitter and Instagram recently purged a lot of fake fans and it seems Facebook is joining in…

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Added by Willis Williams on March 16, 2015 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Don’t nuke your live chat! 5 explosive risks

Just like in the 90’s when shoppers wouldn’t lease because they had already had a bad experience with is, such is the situation with auto dealers adding QUALITY chat to their dealership websites.

“We tried chat and it didn’t work for us”

Again and…

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Added by Big Tom LaPointe on March 15, 2015 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Dispelling the Myths About Responsive Dealer Websites

You go with what you've got. That's a common theme and really a best practice in the automotive industry. Agencies and vendors are often forced to make these types of choices. We see it all the time. In other words, if a vendor has Website Platform A and someone is…

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Added by Paul Accinno on March 13, 2015 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Top Ten Blogs and News for Auto Dealers: March 7 - 13

Happy Friday, Auto Professionals!

As usual, your friends at ActivEngage have compiled the latest, most interesting automotive news stories and blogs from around the Web!

In this edition of the Top Ten, learn why…

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Added by Lisandra Ramos on March 13, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Are You Selling in the Zone?

Are you Selling in the Zone?

 

Recently, I came across some old notes I took at a Half-A-Car training meeting about twelve years ago. The notes were centered around being focused and prepared to sell, a state of mind that some call being “in the zone.” There are some concepts that are timeless, and, even after more than a decade later, these stand the test of time.

 

Being in the zone is about more than just focus and experience, it is actually a different…

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Added by Chris Saraceno on December 2, 2014 at 6:02pm — No Comments

The Unpopular Perspective: Social Media is a Zero-Sum Game for Dealers (but it doesn't have to be)

Sometimes, you just have to call a spade a spade. The promise of automotive social media has been a zero-sum game for the majority of dealers. To get the most out of it, you have to give a lot, whether it's in the form of time, money, or both. This is not the case in most other forms of digital…

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Added by Jim Jabaay on March 13, 2015 at 9:38am — No Comments

2nd Annual Northeast Mustang Meet for Cherubs CDH

August 30, 2015 - 2nd Annual Northeast Mustang Meet at Salerno Duane Ford.

Venom Stangz, Stang Magazine and…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on March 12, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Top 3 In-Store Digital Shopping Myths Debunked

The new Google study reveals insight on the digital impact on in-store shopping. We all know that the growth of smartphones and access to online information has changed the way we shop in stores, but how is this actually affecting brick and mortar retail?

What they discovered:



Today's consumers are more informed than ever before. They want information throughout the shopping process, driving their use of…

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Added by Josh Knutson on March 12, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Make Mobile Traffic a Top Priority for Your Website

It took a mini-debate with a potential client to bring me to a conclusion: numbers do lie. Conventional wisdom says otherwise, but in the digital age there is a huge gap between seeing the numbers and understanding them in a meaningful way.

I should go ahead and add an addendum to the…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on March 10, 2015 at 2:29am — No Comments

117 new-car franchises are suing TrueCar Inc. for more than $250 million!

Dealers representing 117 new-car franchises are suing TrueCar for more than $250 million, claiming they are victims of false advertising and unfair competition. In the complaint, the dealers argue that TrueCar's advertisements falsely claim that consumers who use the vehicle-shopping site's…

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Added by Manny Luna on March 9, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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