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James A. Ziegler's ADM Blog (10)

ARE GM RECALLS STARTING TO HURT SALES FOR GM DEALERS?

ARE GM RECALLS STARTING TO HURT SALES FOR GM DEALERS? *****************************************************************************

Initially the answer was NO it really didn't have any noticeable effect. BUT recently I've had a lot of dealers starting to tell me that the customers are beginning to defect because of the repeated bad news and new recalls almost daily. Personally, I think Mary Barra is doing a…

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Added by James A. Ziegler on June 19, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

CAN LINCOLN SURVIVE ? uh-oh This Got Out Early by Accident....

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CAN THE LINCOLN FRANCHISE SURVIVE?

uh-oh! This promo video I cut today accidently got released all over the Twitterverse before the article actually came out. I never dreamed when I put it on YouTube that people would pick it up and re-broadcast it on Social Media. it wasn't until the phone calls started coming in…

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Added by James A. Ziegler on December 6, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

How many Vendors is YOUR DEALERSHIP Paying who are Selling your Customer Data to Other Vendors for Cash?

So once again I ask the question at the heart of the matter.... Mr./MRS Car Dealer PAY ATTENTION HERE.... How many Vendors are YOU Paying who are Selling your Customer Data to Other Vendors for Cash? AND... is your customer information ultimately being sold by vendors you paid to other car dealers who are your competition?

Isn't it…

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Added by James A. Ziegler on November 23, 2013 at 4:00pm — 60 Comments

It's 9:00 AM - Do You Know Where Your Inventory Is?

DID YOU AUTHORIZE YOUR INVENTORY TO BE POSTED ON ANTI-DEALER OR HOSTILE WEBSITES?

5:00 AM…

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Added by James A. Ziegler on May 2, 2013 at 11:30am — 35 Comments

Alpha Dawg Newsletter

Jim Ziegler is coming to…

Detroit - Orlando - Dallas - Moscow, Russia

Hi, this is Jim Ziegler with a lot of exciting news.

Just returned from Houston where I was a featured speaker at The Digital Marketing Blitz that was tied into the Houston Auto Dealers Annual Car Show. You know it’s still a thrill after all of these years to watch an audience leaning from your expertise. It’s what drives me forward.

Just a week ago we…

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Added by James A. Ziegler on January 26, 2013 at 7:06am — 3 Comments

Jim Ziegler asks: Is It Time For the Retail Automotive Community to Rise Up and Get Rid of CarFax?

Enough is Enough!

Haven't you had it with all of these Data Pirates using our own customer information to defame us, lower our profits, alienate our customers... while at…

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Added by James A. Ziegler on October 29, 2012 at 2:30pm — 219 Comments

THE INTIMIDATION NETWORK ZEROING IN ON CHICK-FIL-A By James A. Ziegler

THE INTIMIDATION NETWORK ZEROING IN ON CHICK-FIL-A

By James A. Ziegler

Recently I’ve had it up to my eyeballs with the concentrated attack on Chick-Fil-A regarding statements made by CEO, Dan Cathy concerning his views on Gay Marriage.

I have seen blogs and social media attacks on Chick-Fil-A stating they discriminate against gays and mistreat gays, which is TOTALLY untrue. Chick-Fil-A has NO policy concerning their gay employees or gay customers.

And, now we’re seeing a…

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Added by James A. Ziegler on August 2, 2012 at 10:01am — No Comments

THE DATA POLICE HAVE ARRIVED

Most recently there has been a bold new wave washing over the automotive dealership landscape. Beginning with TrueCar, whose CEO bragged about using data to eliminate dealerships and  lower profits below True Cost. He arrogantly taunted us with claims of "Transparency" which has become the "Buzz Word" of every vendor using our own data to virtually put us out of business, to steal our customers information, and sell it, pass it on to their affiliate companies, and otherwise resell it…

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Added by James A. Ziegler on January 15, 2012 at 7:00am — 34 Comments

True Car and ZAG - Cyber Bandits or Good for the Business?

Jim Ziegler asks...

I am hearing a lot of discussion about True Car and ZAG.  I continually scratch my head and wonder if  desperate dealers are doing the marketing limbo "How Low Can You Go?" …

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Added by James A. Ziegler on November 27, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1735 Comments

Is The Road to the Sale Obsolete? by Jim Ziegler

Is The Road to the Sale Obsolete?

A lot of conversation these days by 'New Age' - 'Next Gen' - car people saying the 'Old School' sales processes are no longer valid with today's consumers.

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Added by James A. Ziegler on November 15, 2011 at 3:30pm — 29 Comments

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