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AutoUSA Welcomes Dealership Internet Sales & Marketing Experts as Panelists for Digital Dealer 13 Workshop

Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 8th, 2012— AutoUSA Internet Sales Solutions (www.autousadealers.com) announced today the addition of five panelists to their scheduled workshop at the 13th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition. Phil DuPree and Josh Vajda will present and moderate “The Five Things in Common That Successful Internet Departments Share” on Tuesday, October 23rd at 3:30 p.m. The panelists, all…

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Added by Holly Forsberg on October 8, 2012 at 8:02am — No Comments

Wall Clutter and Pushy Sales Efforts Discourage Customers from Liking Dealer Facebook Pages

Excessive Frequency of Posts, Fear of Unwanted Contact by Sales People Discourage Car Dealership Likes On Facebook

Social…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on October 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

DealerOn Does Digital Dealer

The 13th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition is fast approaching - just 3weeks left!

 

Not only is DealerOn a Title Sponsor, we will also have a booth (#1211), and many of us will be speaking as well!  Going to be a busy, busy few days for the DealerOn group.

 

Here are the sessions we are going to be presenting:

 

"Double Your Fixed…

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Added by Ali Amirrezvani on October 3, 2012 at 7:38am — No Comments

ARE YOU WILLING TO TAKE ONE MORE STEP?

 

What was your September like?  Or how do the year-to-date numbers look?  How is the sales force working out?  How many are left?  How is inventory?  Do you have enough of the right stuff?  How did you feel reading your last aged unit report?      

Those questions could have good answers or bad answers.  The future depends on what you're ready to do regardless of the answer.  This also applies to your entire operation.  How you answer the tough questions determine how you fare…

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Added by John Fuhrman on October 2, 2012 at 3:29am — No Comments

For Immediate Release

October 1, 2012 - New York, NY  Major NY Publisher Announces New Auto Sales Book - John Wiley & Son, the oldest professional publisher in the United States has announced another edition to add to it's highly successful "Dummies" franchise.  The "Dummies" books have sold millions of copies on a variety of subjects from technology to small business.  Their highly recognizable yellow and black covers are instantly recognizable and mean that the selected authors were…

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Added by John Fuhrman on October 1, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments

80% Smartphone Using Car Buyers Attempt to Access Dealer Content

4 in 5 US Smartphone Users Shopping for Cars Accessed Automotive Retail Content in July; Women More Engaged

80.6% of US smartphone users (85.9 million in total) accessed retail content on their…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on September 24, 2012 at 6:55pm — 3 Comments

Are You Surrounded?

 

I don't know about you but I'm a sucker for classic westerns.  Even though about 10 minutes into the movie, you can pretty much figure it out, I always enjoy the "old west" from Hollywood's perspective.  It was a simpler time.  Or was it?      

Back then, at least in the movies, there was always a point when the good guys were surrounded.  It always looked like there was no way out.  Or, as the cliche goes, "It looks like the end of the line."  Yet, seemingly out of nowhere a…

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Added by John Fuhrman on September 18, 2012 at 5:16am — 1 Comment

AutoCon 2012...a 10 out of 10!!

AutoCon! Wow! What a success!! (at least from the attendee’s side!)

As a 26 year retail veteran who has attended God-knows how many conventions, events and factory meetings in many countries, and as a speaker and trainer at my own events  with experience in everything from selling the ticket, arranging…

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Added by Jeffery Sterns on September 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

OH PLEASE - NOT THAT!!!

There is a statement we've all heard over the years in the car business.  It usually comes from the dealer or a senior manager.  When I hear it, it makes me crazy.  Now, I know that some of you will say that driving me crazy is a short trip, but this one makes me glad that I'm not on a roof when I hear it.  I might jump.     

It usually happens when I'm talking to a dealer.  We may be discussing a hiring campaign, an idea for advertising, a specific sales practice or even a way to cut…

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Added by John Fuhrman on September 8, 2012 at 8:24am — 4 Comments

REBUTTAL to PCG's Google+ Local Business Reviews Article Dated 8-27-12

------> REBUTTAL <------

PCG's Google+ Local Business Reviews Article

 

Article: Google+ Local Business Reviews

Title: RADIUS Guidelines To Avoid Review Spam Penalties…

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Added by Dan Weik (pronounced wick) on August 28, 2012 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Warm Bodies Are Not Enough

Part of our marketing is to monitor help wanted ads for sales people.  I've seen some that should be very effective, but far too many are less than acceptable.  The only way to describe them is pure laziness.  The only other possibility is that the dealer is still running the sales department on "The Warm Body Theory."  That's where dealers who are stuck in the 1980's still believe that if they keep hiring warm bodies, eventually they'll end up with some "natural" sales talent.…

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Added by John Fuhrman on August 24, 2012 at 7:33am — 1 Comment

Entrepreneurs: They Embody the American Dream

Entrepreneurs: They Embody the American Dream

 

The late Peter Drucker once said, “Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” CCI practices entrepreneurship.

 

Small business owners by the millions are eagerly waiting for the next election to learn how the upcoming years will effect not only their ability to grow and profit, but to continue toward the goals that are infused by their…

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Added by Rebecca Chernek on August 20, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

New Google Webmaster Tool Reveals Dealer Website Indexing Trends to Automotive Marketers

Google "Reveals Index Secrets": Charts Indexing of Dealership Websites Over Time

On July 24th, Google webmaster tools launched Index Status (available under Health) that charts the number of indexed pages for your site over the last year.

Google Index Status

Total…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on July 30, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

The Perfect Wedding

 

I just returned from my nephew's wedding.  He is the first of our family's next generation to marry so the pressure was on to create a standard to follow.  Being my brother's son, I was excited to go, visit with family that we don't see often enough and most importantly, to honor my nephew and his new bride.  From the rehearsal dinner to the church, and ultimately to the reception, it was perfect.      

Not just for all it had.  It was perfect for the things that were…

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Added by John Fuhrman on July 16, 2012 at 5:11am — No Comments

How To Hire The RIGHT Vendor

 

You've decided to go outside your dealership to get something handled.  After a lot of thought, you realized it would be better to spend money with the right experts and handle things once, than to save money on paper and take your people away from what they do best for you.  Many times that's exactly what you should do.  But how do you know you have the right company for what you really need?      

To help you see how to rate a company or service, I will be using our company…

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Added by John Fuhrman on July 10, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

Rick Case Honda Becomes #1 Honda Sales Volume Dealer In America

RICK CASE HONDA, AMERICA’S LARGEST VOLUME HONDA DEALER,

IN JUNE SELLS 615 NEW HONDAS, THE MOST IT HAS SOLD IN THREE YEARS SINCE “CASH FOR CLUNKERS” IN AUG. 2009…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on July 4, 2012 at 7:33am — 2 Comments

Who Is Your Competition?



That question often depends on who you ask.  Salespeople will talk about the dealer up the street or across town who is absolutely giving the cars away.  F&I will talk about lenders who seem to favor other dealers and cost them deals.  Managers will discuss factory incentives, advertising, and the like.  But is that what we're really up against?

 

After 33 years in the business and over 15,000 salespeople and managers trained, I think there's more to competition than we…

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Added by John Fuhrman on June 28, 2012 at 7:49pm — No Comments

You ALWAYS... Or ...NEVER Do

January 1979 I sold my first car at a small dealership in North Jersey.  Since then, a lot has happened.  I've personally trained over 15,000 sales professionals, written 10 books, spoken literally around the world, and now work with top dealers to fill their sales needs.  I have seen and participated in three "worst ever" downturns in our industry.  Each has taught me lessons on how to deal with the struggles and what to improve on as business gets better.  There was one lesson that…

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Added by John Fuhrman on June 19, 2012 at 8:28am — No Comments

Why AutoCon 2012 for Dealer Principals?

Why AutoCon 2012 for Dealer Principals?

Ralph Paglia, Chris Saraceno, Mike Myers, Carrie Hemphill and the entire AutoCon 2012 management team understands that Dealers have many choices where to invest their time out of the office. We have made AutoCon 2012 the ideal choice for dealers by focusing on what we know will enhance the value they will receive from attending any event…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on June 13, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

All Inclusive Dealer Registration Package at AutoCon 2012 - AutoConnections Conference and Exposition

AutoCon 2012 - AutoConnections Conference and Exposition; All Inclusive Registration Package

Changing The Way Conferences Are Organized

AutoCon 2012 is changing the way that automotive conferences are created, organized, and presented to dealers.  We…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on June 12, 2012 at 4:35am — No Comments

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