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Just like in the blockbuster series “The Lord of the Rings”, the Eye of Mordor is always open. Until now, its focus has been on larger battles and more interesting things. Then a Hobbit found a golden ring and slipped it on his finger. And the Eye started paying attention to this…Continue
Added by Arnold Tijerina on December 22, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
ARE GM RECALLS STARTING TO HURT SALES FOR GM DEALERS? *****************************************************************************
Initially the answer was NO it really didn't have any noticeable effect. BUT recently I've had a lot of dealers starting to tell me that the customers are beginning to defect because of the repeated bad news and new recalls almost daily. Personally, I think Mary Barra is doing a…Continue
Added by James A. Ziegler on June 19, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments
CAN THE LINCOLN FRANCHISE SURVIVE?
uh-oh! This promo video I cut today accidently got released all over the Twitterverse before the article actually came out. I never dreamed when I put it on YouTube that people would pick it up and re-broadcast it on Social Media. it wasn't until the phone calls started coming in…
So once again I ask the question at the heart of the matter.... Mr./MRS Car Dealer PAY ATTENTION HERE.... How many Vendors are YOU Paying who are Selling your Customer Data to Other Vendors for Cash? AND... is your customer information ultimately being sold by vendors you paid to other car dealers who are your competition?
DID YOU AUTHORIZE YOUR INVENTORY TO BE POSTED ON ANTI-DEALER OR HOSTILE WEBSITES?
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
First Class Educators is excited to announce that Jim Ziegler has been selected as the opening night Keynote Speaker at the 2012 AutoCon Conference and Expo.
Jim will kick off this groundbreaking automotive conference at 5pm on…Continue
Some people in the car business haven’t seen this year’s Academy Award Winner for Best Movie--The Artist.
As the car business comes back we have to do more with less. As priorities go watching a silent movie--no matter how acclaimed--isn’t necessarily high on the list.
Recently though I found the time on an 8-hour transatlantic flight. As I watched, the parallels between Hollywood in the late 1920’s and the automotive industry in the late 2000’s were remarkable. The light…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on April 25, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments
(This was a response to a TrueCar Discussion post that I felt worth showing here)
@Jason M...that statement really exemplifies the tremendous misinformation on this entire subject, and a lack of understanding of regulatory issues. Case in point...
When I was heading up a confidential entrepreneurial project for Ford Motor Company over 10 years ago, there was no state license or regulation that was directly applicable to that business model in all the states we were…
I am hearing a lot of discussion about True Car and ZAG. I continually scratch my head and wonder if desperate dealers are doing the marketing limbo "How Low Can You Go?" …Continue
Is The Road to the Sale Obsolete?
|Car Industry Outlook Better Than Many People Think|
Added by Ralph Paglia on August 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Jim Ziegler, National Featured Columnist Expands His Media Reach to Auto Dealers
Atlanta, GA: After 14 years as a featured auto industry national columnist, Jim Ziegler is taking his widely read articles to new and…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on July 19, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
AutoMax is also AutoMaxHire We not only are the permier group that has hired and trained over 86,000 salespeople nation wide. We are now hiring for all auto positions with in any dealership in the country.
Added by Rick Emmons on March 22, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Added by Ralph Paglia on January 5, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
After 20 years in the car business I have seen a lot come and go. When I started selling cars we did dealer trades on the ole' green screen computer. The fax machine was about as old as e-commerce is today. I have seen a lot of tips, tricks, tactics and techniques come and go. Never in the history of selling cars have we had so much opportunity the we could initiate for little or…Continue
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