ADM serves Car Dealers, Automotive Marketing Pros and Internet Sales Managers
Even trainers have days when the message is not about how to sell a car or increase gross. There are plenty of things much more important than that. While the passion for training is what drives my colleagues as well as myself, today is different. Monday morning I will be in a dealership helping hire and train, but today is a day to step back and acknowledge those who contribute so much more.
As a veteran who served as Viet Nam was winding down, I am so much happier at the respect…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on November 11, 2011 at 5:19am — No Comments
After more than a few weeks on the road, I needed a haircut. I've been blessed (or cursed) with a full head of hair that grows very fast. I am not all that keen on having my hair cut in spas, salons, etc. But I do admit that going to the franchise Sports Clips is fun in a manly way. You get to watch ESPN and they give you a massage after your cut. And, I really like the hot towel on my face.
Because it's my birthday this month, I received an email from Sports Clips reminding me…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on November 9, 2011 at 12:03pm — No Comments
Winter 1982. I was the F&I manager for a Chrysler, Plymouth, Jaguar, Deloreon dealer. (One of my better career moves.) It was also a time that was very troubling for Chrysler. They had gotten their loan (bailout) from the government and had cut back on their field support. We got the memo that some of each dealership staff would volunteer for the New York Auto Show. Each of us would have to go to the city and spend two hours at the Chrysler booth. (And we still had to pay for our…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on November 7, 2011 at 6:31am — No Comments
At ActivEngage, we are our own largest customer. We use the very live chat and real-time analytics reporting software that we sell to dealers every day to engage visitors on our website and to provide the managed live chat service for…Continue
Added by Justin Braun on November 3, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
Stranding 150 customers in a plane for more than 7 hours on the tarmac will definitely piss them off. Jet Blue’s operations and customer service …Continue
Added by Justin Braun on November 1, 2011 at 6:55am — No Comments
izmocars’ industry first brings suppliers, re-stylers, installers and dealers together to better coordinate parts updates, pricing, ordering and installation; Supplier dealer orders increase nearly 400% after only two months on network
Las Vegas, NV - izmocars (http://www.izmocars.com) today announced that it will unveil the revolutionary AOA Supplier Digital Network at this week's 2011 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The new…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 31, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments
This is my first day back after a five week road trip. I had the priviledge of working with some top dealers to help them staff their sales team with trained recruits. But, that can also be a curse if the dealer simply sends them on to the floor, wishing them luck, adn hoping for the best. My job and that of many of my colleagues at other companies is to help new people build a solid foundation for each of the dealers to build upon. In other words, I am only the beginning.
Added by John Fuhrman on October 31, 2011 at 6:05am — No Comments
When you think about all that goes in to creating a professional in the auto industry, what comes to mind? Usually things like, training, dedication, persistence, confidence and motivation come to mind. All of these are important and valuable components essential for any professional, but they can't be effective without the one element that ties it all together. You have to care. Smarter people than I have…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on October 21, 2011 at 3:48am — No Comments
You cannot manage what you can’t measure. As more and more consumers flock to your dealership website, you must focus your attention to optimizing the ease of which your prospects obtain information about you. …Continue
Added by Justin Braun on October 20, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
New ‘card-free’ program eliminates usual loyalty program hassles with turnkey process that allows dealers to focus on selling, rather than implementation
Daytona Beach, FL -- October 19, 2011 – DMEautomotive, the industry leader in science-based, results-driven automotive marketing, today announced a new affordable “card-free” customer loyalty program for auto dealerships designed to eliminate the usual…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 19, 2011 at 5:34am — No Comments
When you are working a deal, how do you direct your sales people? Do you insist they follow your steps to the sale? Regardless of whether you have 8, 10 or even 12 steps, you have a specific process to increase the chances of success in selling and retaining that customer for a long time. So, why don't you do that when…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on October 18, 2011 at 6:52am — No Comments
Houston, Texas, October 18, 2011, CAR-Research XRM, a single-source CRM solution uniquely branded as; “XRM, Exceeding CRM”, today announced the appointment of…Continue
Added by sara callahan on October 18, 2011 at 6:22am — No Comments
Southside Financial Group Launches National Subprime Loan Portfolio Program to Help Franchised and Independent Auto Dealers Achieve Greater Liquidity
Added by sara callahan on October 17, 2011 at 5:05am — No Comments
I always try to keep this community up to date with the latest search trends and changes in Google. We have been noticing some interesting "summary" pricing results on certain search queries that include automotive classified websites.
If you look at the search results shown below, Google is pulling out VDP data, and summarizing this data is the SERP. We have a good idea why this is happening but the answers would…Continue
Dry Ridge Toyota featured on the September cover of Dealer Magazine
Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 10, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Unable to attend Digital Dealer 11 in Las Vegas but still want to learn about the hot topics and trends being discussed?
so much at DD11 that my head is beginning…Continue
Added by Justin Braun on October 5, 2011 at 5:50pm — No Comments
Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 5, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
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Added by Jason McIntosh "Jmac" on October 3, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
We have seen them all plastered across every social outlet, marketing campaign, Digital Dealer, NADA, mailers and word of mouth; many Automotive Sales Trainers with all sorts of tactics, ideas, creativity, amazing closing techniques, to even creating a unique meet & greet.
I have had the chance to be part of trainings provided by Grant Cardone, DealerSynergy,…Continue