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I just came back from NADA in Orlando, FL, which was a great show. However, with all the wonderful things I ran into at the show, I honestly think that one of the highlights was seeing U.S. Army Veteran and Automotive Sales Trainer Joe Verde make the winning bid of $26,000 on a 2011 Fat Boy Harley-Davidson motorcycle. You can view the video here: http://ow.ly/hIWub .The live auction event, sponsored by NADA and ADESA, was held to benefit wounded…Continue
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In a past life, I was an integral part of one of the nation’ top GM CSI dealerships. We were careful to avoid crossing the line by…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on January 31, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
I received a call from a dealer this week informing me that he was unhappy with the conversion rate of their website. Specifically, he was looking at the unique visitor traffic per month to the number of leads that were generated by the website.
It seems that another dealer claims to have twice the conversion rate of his website platform! If it were true, you could imagine why this dealer was…Continue
The Hickman's were driving a loaner from a dealership in Wichita KS when they came to Long McArthur in Salina KS. They were given a Ritz Carlton like buying experience in Salina KS and decided to leave the loaner with us so that we can return it to the dealer in Wichita KS!!
Added by J.R. Batchelor on January 25, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments
OMG! WTH? EPIC FAIL? Well, we will have to see, but Volkswagen released a teaser of its 2013 Super Bowl ad that is only missing ONE key traditional facet of automotive advertising: the car. The unusual ad is a mashup of the uhappiest people documented in viral videos on the web with a musical overlay of Jimmy Cliff's classic song, C'mon Get Happy, according to Automotive News.
Added by Stephanie Young on January 23, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
This interesting Forbes article was recently brought to my attention. Though it was published earlier last year, the message is that people's lives are still defined in great measure during their 20's, but that the current crop is in a virtual limbo due to the economy and changing lifestyles. Since our industry is tied to their success - or failure - as both clients AND employment candidates, understanding the dynamics affecting their…Continue
As TrueCar works to reposition itself as more dealer-friendly, and CarFax comes under continued scrutiny for charging dealers for the right to be chastised on the airwaves, Cars.com released teaser ads and focus group clips for their expensive Super Bowl campaign, according to an Automotive News article published today: http://bit.ly/WbTXac
To their credit, they make light of…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on January 15, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
PCG Consulting has just announced that attendees of the 2013 Digital Marketing Strategies Conference (DMSC) will be the first to be able to obtain copies of their latest book for car dealers; "Selling Cars in The Digital Age".
Car dealers who are looking to…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on January 13, 2013 at 9:15pm — No Comments
According to Rand Fishkin, Founder and CEO of SEOmoz.org, *there is an increase in blog readership as of late but a dramatic decrease in the amount of people blogging. This sets the stage for a powerful…Continue
Added by Michael Cirillo on January 5, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Are you building value during your presentation/demonstration?
In Part 3 of this series I'll go over the issue of spending some time outside of work perfecting your skills. As we know in the automotive industry when you start your…Continue
Added by J.R. Batchelor on January 3, 2013 at 7:45am — No Comments
Every year about this time we begin to contemplate. What was our final score for 2012? How did we end up? Did we just SURVIVE or did we THRIVE?
For most of you, that reality was written months ago and on the 10th of January you’ll be…Continue
Added by Leonard Buchholz on January 1, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I've been on the Internet side of this business for 14 years. The first portion of that time was spent trying to get buy-in from top management. The last portion has been spent getting buy-in from the sales…Continue
Videos can be used in a lot of ways.
They can serve as sales presentations.
Videos can also simply be informative and help you build online popularity. There are many ways to use videos to your advantage. Ideas include:
Added by Joe Schwartz on December 15, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Would you think I’m crazy? Well, I am not, but I can show you…Continue
Added by Bill Hamlin on December 14, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Get In Early and Now… the Market Won’t Wait for You!
November was the strongest November for CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) sales – ever! This continues a string of records in the CPO market, including the best October ever last month, according to Autodata.1 And what we are seeing at SureSale reflects this surge, with the new category of certified vehicles that SureSale covers (the millions of vehicles that fall outside the…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Schwartz on December 12, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments