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The well-known book Who Moved My Cheese tells a story about change; how change is inevitable and how we all need to adapt and adjust our attitudes to change...or perish. In the last ten years the most powerful agent of change in dealerships has been technology. Think about how technology, in all…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr on April 27, 2016 at 10:14am — No Comments
In reflecting back on 2015, I would like to reach out and share my thoughts about how grateful I am to be in a career I love and for that career to be in an industry that I love! Very few days go by without thoughts of how truly thankful I am to be involved with so many great companies – from the large mainstays to…Continue
Added by sara callahan on December 28, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
In B2B marketing, there’s no scarcity of brand messages from vendors to dealers. Increasingly, those messages now tend to market how the vendor’s products and services help dealers create a better customer experience, rather than focus on the products or services themselves. But is that a good thing?…Continue
An aspiring actress was planning a cross country move from New York to California to pursue her acting career and wanted to work as an Uber driver between auditions. This, of course, necessitated a reliable vehicle - something that she did not need in New York. She had heard of an online used car buying…Continue
|by Jason Jewert, CDK Global Performance Improvement Consultant|
Who can forget The Contest? One of the most memorable …Continue
Added by CDK Global on October 29, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments
I am so frustrated and fed up with vendors who contact me to sell their products... Why, even God Himself couldn't produce such magic as these guys. He could create the world, but…Continue
Data security is becoming an increasingly public concern as databases from large retailers continue to be breached and consumer information exposed. Congress is holding hearings this week with top data security professionals to discuss how best to prevent future breaches. The concern is so high that Congress is…Continue
Added by Scott T. Joseph on March 12, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments
Christmas is over and New Years just passed. They say the New Year brings positive change and opportunity. Since the big celebration, 2 days have passed and there are 363 days left in the year. So I ask the magic question, "Is your dealership prepared for 2014?”
Being that we are in such a competitive industry that changes by the month it is common for sudden changes to be made at the dealership level. These changes usually involve Budget (spending), Human Resources,…Continue
As a technology provider, AutoAlert has the weighty obligation to deliver great service and support to its customers, North America’s franchised automobile retailers.
As a dealer, do you entertain great service expectations from the vendors with which you do business? If not, you should – and you should hold them accountable for meeting those expectations.
This is an important issue. Because a recent article in…Continue
Added by Jeff Cotton on September 9, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
There is no…Continue
Added by Todd Katcher on July 19, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Disclaimer: I must preface this by saying it not intended to make any enemies or friends. This is not meant to hurt anyone’s business, call out how they perform for their clients, highlight weaknesses or put stock in one product over another. This was nothing more than a simple experiment.
I was out to dinner with my wife recently when I ran into an old college acquaintance. Very quickly I discovered that she works in our industry…Continue
Added by Joe Webb on May 23, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Very often, the most popular person in the room is the one with the largest microphone. Sometimes, the person everyone is listening to just has the most important things to say. Others are recognized just because they are always right there, in your face. So I ask… who do you think is the loudest in the automotive industry?
I know this is going to be a sensitive subject. I don’t want feelings to be hurt. This is subjective. When you hear the word “loudest”, whom do you think…
Participating dealers can use IMR match funds for live dealer chat powered by Contact At Once!
Contact At Once!, the leading dealer chat provider to the automotive industry, today announced that General Motors has approved the company as an iMR (inMarketRetail) Match eligible turnkey vendor for live dealer chat. All GM dealers who are a part of this program can now use iMR funds for Contact At Once!…
Added by Aaron Hassen on April 11, 2012 at 4:13am — No Comments
Car Research, a notable CRM company, today takes an EXTREMELY strong dealer-protective and data-protective stance--essentially, they're first to take a strong public stand that they do NOT share your data with anyone and only use the data as a dealer directs. No selling of data! No remarketing to your customers! No condescension! ON A DEALER'S SIDE RIGHT OUTTA' THE GATE FOR YEARS NOW AND STILL GOING FORWARD! WONDERFUL!!!! Here's their email announcement:
How many times, as a client, have you called your vendor for an unresolved issue, strategy, etc; and you receive a rep that has no idea on how to really grasp your reasoning of needs?
Does your service reps as…Continue
Added by Jennifer Schrader on October 21, 2011 at 9:34am — No Comments
Is it just business or vendor client relationships? I have been told several times to not get emotionally involved with a client or vendor. As a firm believer in…Continue
Product Glitter & the Lack of Customer Service
We’ve seen it all from amazing products, features, Suites & Ties, High Tech Gadgets & Gizmos when presenting the product(s) to your group or location. The viewing of Glam & Glitter to provide the solution for what you are looking for to make your job easier and more productive.
Then the “Ink hits the paper”……. You get your product you wanted and have been waiting for. Now what?…Continue
Added by Jennifer Schrader on June 14, 2011 at 6:56am — No Comments
Researching solutions for your dealership can be a time-consuming process. At DrivingSales, we offer the industry’s only vendor ratings system designed to assist dealers in selecting solutions for their dealerships. The annual DrivingSales Vendor Rating Awards are given out annually at the NADA convention. These awards are YOUR awards. YOU decide who wins. Help us insure that the…Continue
Added by Arnold Tijerina on December 15, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments