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TrueCar Dealer Pledge Update: Completed Promises and Additional Commitments Made

TrueCar Dealer Pledge Progress Update

Back in March, TrueCar’s CEO, Chip Perry, announced their Dealer Pledge to make TrueCar a more positive place for dealers to do business. Today, TrueCar is excited to…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 10, 2016 at 7:01am — No Comments


Influencer
No Need to Pick Up the Phone

Do you spend massive amounts of time cold calling leads with little results? There's a simpler, more sophisticated way to reach your prospects on their phones without the time investment that cold calling takes.

This method can also be combined with email and other digital channels to send similar messages across multiple channels,…

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Added by Paul Potratz on August 9, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments


Vendor
Are You a Software Pirate and Don't Even Know It?

If you're like most people, you probably use your Microsoft Office programs on a daily basis and don't even think about it. But if your dealership purchases software off-the-shelf, there's a fairly good chance you may be a software…

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Added by Erik Nachbahr on August 9, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments


Influencer
CrossFit for Dealerships: Building a True Team

If you’ve ever worked in automotive retail, you know that there are constant internal struggles going on between employees and their departments. The structure of most dealerships actually encourage this – similar to how a salesperson’s pay plan incents them to sell cars.

 

The most obvious friction…

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Added by Mike Gorun on August 9, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments


Influencer
Twitter Rio Emojis, Instagram Stories, and Snapchat Geostickers

This Week in Social Media

News for the Week of August 8

 

Twitter #Rio2016 Emojis Are Here

Emoji fans are sure to get some traction on their posts by following the Olympics and adding in some Olympic-themed emojis.  Check them out and keep your consumers…

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Added by Joey Little on August 9, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments


Vendor
Why Your Dealership Can't Afford To Be Anti-Social

Social Media. The behemoth of all interaction. 

One that combines a personal nature to marketing efforts. Social Media and its power to influence consumers has grown in recent years and expanded more than most would have ever thought…

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Added by Aubrey Hankins on August 9, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments


Agency
Making Your Car the Best It Can Be

According to data from IHS Automotive, the average age of vehicles on the road in the U.S. has reached an all-time high of 11 1/2 years. Nearly one out of every four vehicles in the U.S. was manufactured before the year 2000. This means…

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Added by Rachelle Wilber on August 8, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments


Vendor
Give Them Options & Revenue Will Come

There’s nothing more disheartening to a service advisor than presenting a customer with a list of service recommendations only to hear the customer agree that they need the service, understand its importance and value, but they simply don’t have the available funds to complete it.

 

In such a highly…

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Added by Tim Clay on August 8, 2016 at 9:49am — No Comments


Dealer
My first post on Dealership Daily :)

I had a piece I wrote featured in Dealership Daily about my session at the upcoming Digital Dealer 21 conference in Las Vegas: Dealership Daily…

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Added by Mike theCarGuy Correra on August 5, 2016 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment


Media
Mind The Road: 4 Things Motorcyclists Wish Car Drivers Knew

Most drivers try to follow the rules--they avoid texting and driving, they use their turn signals, and they keep their hands at 10 & 2. But, a common shortcoming among car and truck drivers is failing to make the proper accommodations for motorcyclists.…

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Added by Meghan Belnap on July 5, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments


Influencer
67% of Twitter Users Are More Likely to Buy From Brands They Follow

67% of Twitter Users Are More Likely to Buy From Brands They Follow from AutoAlert on Vimeo.

Social media plays a big part in the lives of consumers, so it shouldn’t come as a…

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Added by Joey Little on August 5, 2016 at 7:43am — No Comments


Vendor
The Red or Blue Pill Is No Longer a Choice

In the popular science fiction movie, The Matrix, the hero Neo is presented with two options by the mysterious Morpheus – the red pill or the blue pill. By taking the red pill, Neo would be enlightened into the real world. Whereas, if he chose the blue pill, he would remain peacefully ignorant of reality and continue…

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Added by Joe Orr on August 5, 2016 at 5:44am — No Comments


Vendor
Stop Following The Vendor Trend

The automotive industry, while very complex and diverse, has one unified major flaw. This flaw can directly affect every dealership in the country. It may or may not have a detrimental effect on the store's performance, as well as the reach and sustainability of the dealership…

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Added by Aubrey Hankins on August 4, 2016 at 11:31am — No Comments


Coach
5 Auto Additions for Maximum Comfort

Americans drive 29.2 miles a day on average, according to a study completed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the Urban Institute. With so much time spent in your car commuting to…

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Added by Dixie Somers on July 4, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

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The Internet Sales 20 Group Is Looking for SPEAKERS & Panelists For #1S20G 9…

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on August 3, 2016 at 5:29am — No Comments


Influencer
Facebook Birthday Videos, Twitter Night Mode, & Searchable Stickers

This Week in Social Media

News for the Week of August 1

Twitter Searchable Stickers

Twitter recently rolled out …

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Added by Joey Little on August 2, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments


Vendor
Your CRM Is Failing You

A CRM can be the most complex and instrumental part in the success of the dealership, but too many are either using the WRONG CRM and/or simply not utilizing it properly.

Using a CRM properly can benefit the dealership in more ways than many could imagine. A CRM can…

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Added by Aubrey Hankins on August 2, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments


Agency
The Red Car Myth: What Does and Doesn't Affect Insurance Rates

There are several things an insurance company considers when calculating premiums, and there are things you may have been told that might affect your premiums that simply aren't true. Someone may try to talk you out of tinting your car windows and suggest it will cause your…

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Added by Anica Oaks on August 2, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments


Influencer
A Big Old Can of Nonsense: Who Needs Loyal Customers Anyways?

With all of the recent epiphanies that thought leaders in ours and other industries that businesses should be spending time and effort cultivating relationships, spending money and basically treating customers right, I thought it time to re-visit this whole “customer loyalty” phenomenon. Customers don’t really care…

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Added by Arnold Tijerina on August 2, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments


Influencer
How to Turn Millennial Car Shoppers into Car Buyers for Your Dealership

How to Turn Millennial Car Shoppers into Car Buyers for Your Dealership

More and more millennials are in the market for cars, and dealerships must take notice and make millennial outreach a priority.  The generation of Americans born between 1980 and 1995 are leading a…

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Added by Larisa Bedgood on August 2, 2016 at 5:59am — No Comments

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