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Manufacturers Start Recognizing Importance of Technology

As reported by Automotive News, Audi has begun integrating iPads into their franchise dealer’s sales force. With their iPad tablets, which they’ve named, Sales Assist, they believe that young consumers…

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Added by Richard Holland on February 20, 2014 at 6:09am — 1 Comment

Facebook Launches new ‘Trending’ Feature and Announces Algorithm Change

Facebook Trending Feature

 “Facebook Trending aggregates the headlines of the day, while Twitter Trending Topics check the pulse of the moment. Both have their uses.”- Josh Constine.…

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Added by Stephanie B on January 24, 2014 at 6:58am — No Comments

What’s In Your Wallet – The Sequel

In the October 2013 edition of Dealer magazine, I examined a phenomenon that occurred last Christmas.

Partnering with luxury shopping site Gilt.com, Starbucks offered an ultra-exclusive…

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Added by Mike Gorun on December 24, 2013 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

Trash-talking Musical Loving Company Twitter Account Is Genius

The folks over at DiGiorno Pizza seem to have given someone their Twitter password and said, “Go for it!” They are engaging people in the Twitter-verse in ways that would make many companies cringe. I’m fairly certain that football fans are in their target demographic so it makes complete sense that they are engaging football fans – both real and fantasy. However, they aren’t just talking to them about stats or complimenting great performances. They seem to have an affinity for trash…

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Added by sara callahan on December 11, 2013 at 5:29am — No Comments

Interesting: TrueCar said to consider IPO for next year

Have y'all seen this article in Automotive News?

The $1.5 BILLION valuation just astounds me. Would TrueCar going public bring more transparency to their business model and/or validate their "change of heart"?

"TrueCar said to consider IPO for next year"

"NEW YORK…

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Added by Arnold Tijerina on November 25, 2013 at 7:41am — 3 Comments

Top Ten Blogs and Auto Industry News: 11/18-11/22

ActivEngage, the most trusted brand in automotive live chat brings the top ten blogs and news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events, and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and stories from around the…

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Added by Ketty Colom on November 22, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

Amortizing Ideas

“A working draft of a House Ways and Means Committee tax reform bill would limit advertisers to deducting 50% of ad expenses per year while amortizing the rest over 10 years.”    Adweek.

Our nation arguably has the best communication system in the world. Best of all, much of it is free. These days, you can read the news (and see the video)…

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Added by Borrell Associates on November 22, 2013 at 8:34am — No Comments

Service Reviews: Why You Need To Pay Attention Now More Than Ever

Most dealerships understand the importance of online reviews, in general, for their stores. Consumers are increasingly turning to the Internet to research dealerships before selecting one. This includes researching not only sales-related reviews, but also service.  Yet, most dealerships focus most of their…

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Added by Richard Holland on November 22, 2013 at 4:57am — No Comments

Lessons We Can Learn From the Failure of Blockbuster

As I’m sure you’ve heard, Blockbuster Video has gone out of business.

DISH Network, which owns Blockbuster, officially announced last week that they would be closing all 300 U.S. Stores. There was a time when local video stores were the dominant retail outlets to rent movies from. Then along came the mega-video stores…

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Added by Richard Holland on November 15, 2013 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

Top Ten Blogs and Auto Industry News: 11/4-11/8

ActivEngage, the most trusted brand in automotive live chat brings the top ten blogs and news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events, and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and stories from around the globe. In this weekly edition -- Durango sales skyrocket, FB…

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Added by Ketty Colom on November 8, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

The Future Is Now: Google Enters Fixed Ops

In July, I wrote an article that was published in Dealer magazine titled “Beam Me Up! How Service May Look In The…

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Added by Richard Holland on November 8, 2013 at 5:30am — 8 Comments

Top Ten Blogs and Auto Industry News: 10/21-10/25

ActivEngage, the most trusted brand in automotive live chat brings the top ten blogs and news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events, and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and stories from around the…

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Added by Ketty Colom on October 25, 2013 at 7:11am — No Comments

STUDY: Seniors like hybrid cars for STATUS (just seniors???)

It may not come as a surprise, but paying extra bucks to “go green” in a hybrid car may pay off in self-esteem and image for older drivers, as well as give a healthy boost to the environment, according to a Baylor University…

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Added by Tom LaPointe / CarChat24 on October 14, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Top Ten Blogs and Auto Industry News: 10/7-10/11

ActivEngage, the most trusted brand in automotive live chat brings the top ten blogs and news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events, and the auto dealer community every…

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Added by Ketty Colom on October 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Top Ten Blogs and Auto Industry News: 9/23-9/27

ActivEngage, the most trusted brand in automotive live chat brings the top ten blogs and news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events, and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and stories from around the…

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Added by Ketty Colom on September 27, 2013 at 9:01am — No Comments

As Fall Auto Sales Increase, Dealerships Need to Be Ready

New TV shows, colder weather, and...INCREASED AUTO SALES?! The fall season is bringing high expectations, and we’re all wondering how long it is going to last. The record of 1.5 million new…

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Added by Rebecca Kon on September 19, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS: Average age of U.S. car, light truck on road hits record 11.4 years

A ton of built-up demand means dealers need to ensure they have effective systems like live chat in place to assure success:

Automotive News

August 6, 2013  - 12:01 am ET 

LOS ANGELES -- Americans continue to hang onto their cars, minivans and  crossovers -- many of them first…

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Added by Tom LaPointe / CarChat24 on August 5, 2013 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Mid-size Pickups & Entry Level Cars Active In Adjustments with Better Retention

We hope you had a fantastic holiday and are ready for a full week of auction activity, wholesale transactions and retail sales. From the joys of celebrating America’s birthday, please take a moment to remember the hero firefighters in Arizona and their families.

Overall Used Car Market

It was a short week within the market but there is still plenty happening that may have an impact on your business. The auctions that…

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Added by John Sternal on July 9, 2013 at 6:43am — No Comments

Top Ten Blogs and News For Auto Dealers: July 1st - 5th

ActivEngage, the most trusted brand in automotive live chat brings the top ten blogs and news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events, and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and stories from around the globe. In this weekly edition-- dealer profit rising, open communication…

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Added by Rebecca Kon on July 5, 2013 at 2:09pm — No Comments

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