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I am very excited and proud to be a part of the DrivingSales Executive Summit October 9-11 in Vegas. This will be a great event with a lot of great information and insight for increasing sales in 2012 and beyond.
I can not express how helpful this event will be in helping you see where the market is and where it's going so quickly.
Here is the link and article announcing me as a keynote speaker. …
Added by Paul Potratz on August 24, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Facebook announced updated privacy settings today and for the first time one might actually consider them impressive. I mean after years of menus and menus and more menus filled with menus of drop downs with menus...(you get the point) - they have simplified the process with privacy options right at the wall page level. Of course, I expect people will still bitch and complain because hey!…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on August 24, 2011 at 8:09am — No Comments
Let’s explore a simple 3-step approach that will help improve any dealership department.
1. What am I doing now?
Do you clearly understand the road to revenue or process flow from origination to transacting business?
For example, are customers handled the same way every time by every salesperson? How detailed is that instruction? Is every phone call answered the same way? Are the sales techniques the same for everyone interacting with customers? (Note, I’m not…Continue
Added by Cory Mosley on August 18, 2011 at 2:06pm — No Comments
Now, we’re all familiar with the line, “There’s no business like show business.” Well, I wouldn’t personally know if that’s true or not, but I can say from firsthand experience that there is no business like the car business — not just for the controversy and characters, but for the triumphs as well.
In the car business, you have a group of people that range from the dealer principal to the lot attendant, who earns a living and gets some satisfaction from a job well done. On the sales…Continue
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Black Book Publisher Hearst partners with Mofuse.com for 2500 mobile websites for multiple publications: http://tinyurl.com/3w82jmf
Added by Mike Brodeur on August 3, 2011 at 11:40am — No Comments
Price cutting is a self-inflicted wound. Nobody holds a gun to your head and makes you cut your price. I know that many of you are thinking right now: "There is so much competition today that you can't maintain profits," "Everybody is giving everything away," "The salespeople can't negotiate," and "Everybody knows our pricing from the Internet..." Blah, Blah, Blah. Stop whining about price!
Only about ten percent of buyers buy on price alone. For that ten percent, you can…Continue
Added by Mark Tewart on July 29, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments
AdAgencyOnline.Net is an automotive advertising resource / networking portal known for their in-depth reviews of cutting edge automotive advertising vendors on their hosted blog talk radio station – WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time. This week’s Automotive Advertising Experts show will feature a review of an iconic vendor, EVOX IMAGES ®, known by automotive advertising agencies as the best…Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on July 28, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments
Erik Qualman, keynote speaker for the 11th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition, would like to welcome YOU to attend with a personal message.
What's his keynote going to be about?
Socialnomics: It's a People Driven Economy,…Continue
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This is an actual picture of one of my Google Plus Circles. This is arguably a collection of the most influential digital personalities in the world today (note to self... add Erik Qualman after posting this blog). But it begs the question, is Google tricking you…Continue
The 11th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition is excited to announce that our keynote speaker will be Erik Qualman, best-selling author of "Socialnomics"!
Erik Qualman has recently advised/given keynotes with the following: Coach, Facebook, UGG Australia, Starbucks,…Continue
Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on July 19, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments
We pay a lot of attention to design.
We have an individual approach to the development of graphic design for each client.
The first page of the application shows the dealership building.
Added by Paul Potratz on July 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Let's start a discussion on the value of a Googlized consumer to auto dealers; someone that has an email account associated with Google services.
Dealers need to look at the value of their customer base in terms on the new power given to Googlized consumers.
In fact, I suggest that business owners need to implement processes to ask and identify consumers with Google accounts. Why?…
Added by Brian Pasch on July 14, 2011 at 6:34pm — No Comments
The key to lasting customer relationships is communication and car dealers know this better than anyone. Dealerships don’t survive on profit from car sales - they depend on service and parts business to stay in business. It takes time for dealers to build customer loyalty, but you can get their attention in seconds. How? Keep reading.
How often do you reach out to your customers to remind them of new models, service and warranty requirements? Do you tell them about special deals on…Continue
Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on July 13, 2011 at 3:31pm — No Comments