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Written By: Russell Grant
From speakers at NADA workshops to automotive manufacturers in trade publications to vendor product advertisements online, everyone is talking about how big data is changing the future of marketing in our industry. But most of the GMs I talk to aren’t nearly as concerned with the marketplace and the direction it’s taking, as they are with their business and where it’s going. They want to know two things—how can big data save me money and how can it sell more…Continue
Added by Garry House on March 14, 2013 at 2:44pm — No Comments
Written by: Keith Shetterly
We talked for years in automotive retail about “The Road to the Sale,” and I’m clearly one of the many supporters of that path to sales success. However, too many of us are still on "The Road Less Profited." Why? Because we are not getting more sales (and profits!) from "The Road to Retention”!
Retention sales link the positives of variable and fixed operations together, and their teaming allows each part of the dealership to amplify the other.…
Added by Garry House on March 12, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
The Big Deal About Big Data
Written by: Russell Grant
From speakers at NADA workshops to…Continue
Added by Garry House on March 6, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
This article was written by: Dennis Kane
I see an increasing trend from auto dealers: slip, trips and falls are on the rise, particularly in the service department.
This uptick can be attributed to some or all of the following factors:
Dealerships are simply more hazardous than previously, either due to changing weather patterns or because attention to safety has waned,
Dealerships are servicing a greater number of cars because more…
Added by Garry House on February 28, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Did you watch Car Lot Rescue on Spike TV last night? I did - it was both entertaining and inspiring!…Continue
Added by Adam Ross on February 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
If you haven’t already done so, it’s that time to review your 2012 performance in detail. In what areas did you fall short of your goals and why? Where could you have generated greater gains and how? Don’t allow January to slip by without these facts in writing and a discussion of how you can best move forward in 2013.
A common F&I pay plan in the automotive industry is known as the grid. It compensates managers based on their per vehicle retail performance and products sold…Continue
In the second quarter of 2012, the NCM Institute (NCMi®) formed a training partnership with Automotive Internet Management (AIM). As of last week, AIM has conducted four “Bridging the Internet Sales Gap” training workshops under NCMi sponsorship. After personally auditing two of these sessions and receiving client-dealer feedback from all of the…Continue
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Added by Ken Beam on August 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Veteran auto consultant to help dealer attendees discover how great leaders and great organizations achieve measurably better results
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – July 23, 2012 – DrivingSales today announced that leadership and management trainer, Jim Dance, is to be among the keynote speakers at the fourth annual DrivingSales Executive Summit (DSES),…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 23, 2012 at 6:08am — No Comments
Prizes totaling $10,000 to be awarded to the auto dealers who develop the most innovative strategies in 2012
Salt Lake City, Utah – July 18, 2012 – DrivingSales today announced the call for entries for the 2012 DrivingSales Best Idea Contest which recognizes the most innovative auto dealership strategies of…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 18, 2012 at 7:03am — No Comments
Your delivery coordinator is the resource who will help yourcustomers through the delivery process. This person will work hand in hand with customers to make sure they leave completely satisfied. In…Continue
Added by Ashley Poag on July 17, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments
Apple stores are one of the most successful retail stores in the world. In 2009, when retail sales declined around 2%, Apple’s retail sales rose roughly 7%. According to The Mac Observer, one of their largest growing product segments is accessories...iPad owners tend to average spending $150+ on accessories. Yahoo Finance reports Apple’s in-store retail accessories sales increased 85% from 2011 to 2012. And, technology experts believe that if others want to compete they will have to partner…Continue
Would you go on vacation without planning your means of travel, travel route, booking a hotel, identifying points of interest or activities for you and the family, and the starting time as well as the ending date of your trip? Unless you were free spirited with no cares in the world, and were part of the Brady Bunch Family, this was not you. As a matter of fact, since you are reading this blog, you are a “Type A” personality that rarely will walk out of your office without a…Continue
Added by James Schaefer on May 31, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments
How come everybody isn't using Google Voice?
Here are 15 reasons why you should be, if you're not already…
This may sound like a commercial, but I am just a fan and user trying to pass on the idea.
With the growing importance of Youtube and video not to mention SEO I wanted to share with you all how easy it is to make a video walk around. I know this sounds difficult but it really isn't. Once you have the equipment and the software set up making your video walk arounds will go fast and easy. You will need to start out with a few basics.
1) a quite place to shoot video, preferably in a studio or a back lot.
2) a "quiet" backdrop.…
Added by Mark Winters on April 12, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments
Having a dealership YouTube channel is important for many reasons (as I touched on last year), but once your dealership has a channel, what do you do next? Here are some tips and best practices to help your dealership’s YouTube channel get better search engine visibility:…