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Where are they coming from?

Facebook just added new advertising features for businesses looking for more return on their investment. The new features allow for improved lead attribution and device reporting.  What does this mean for your brand? Samantha explains how you can use these new features for your Facebook advertising!See More
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steven chessin commented on Anne Fleming's blog post Car Sellers Refine Pitch to Women
"  We should be so far past all discrimination that proving it should be as strange as seeing old motels in Miami with signs that say they have air-conditioning and color TV.    "
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Dave Anderson commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Four Ways to Keep a Fanatical Focus
"Thank you Mike. Glad you found it helpful."
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Mike Elliott commented on Dave Anderson's blog post Four Ways to Keep a Fanatical Focus
"Dave, Thanks for posting this thought provoking article. These four points you highlight are very helpful advice in any industry and for any stage of our careers. Good stuff!"
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Jeff Novak commented on Jeff Novak's blog post Cars.com may have been compromised today (8.21.2014)
"My Cars.com rep, Mary Ruther (who does a fabulous job, by the way!) had already forwarded alerts to support.  What made me nervous was that whoever was doing it may have reported the real dealer portal itself as a forged site. "
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MANNY LUNA commented on Jeff Novak's blog post Cars.com may have been compromised today (8.21.2014)
"Thanks for the heads up Jeff, let me help get the word out!"
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Sharon Hill commented on Jeff Novak's blog post Cars.com may have been compromised today (8.21.2014)
"Oh wow, not good. Just got a heads up yesterday that Chase bank was having the same issues. For awhile I was getting phishing emails right and left but recognized them as such. Then there was a lull. Now this. Good of you to enlighten everyone.…"
17 hours ago
Sharon Hill commented on Jeff Novak's blog post Cars.com may have been compromised today (8.21.2014)
"Here's what I got from Josh Chapman, VP of Operations, Cars.com: "Fraud prevention is an area Cars.com, and nearly every online company, proactively works to address. Our MyDealerCenter site is a secure website and suspected phishing…"
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Sharon Hill and Keith DeBoer are now friends
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Sharon Hill commented on Anne Fleming's blog post Car Sellers Refine Pitch to Women
"Keith, I don't think it's important to proactively search, as in posting a women, come work for me job listing, though it's probably important to subtly let it be known that they're welcome - something as simple as photos of all…"
20 hours ago
Anne Fleming commented on Anne Fleming's blog post Car Sellers Refine Pitch to Women
"Keith -- May I suggest talking to Sally Whitesell - she is a dE member. Or, please reach me at anne@women-drivers.com and am happy to send you her information. Another company comes to mind. The key is not having women on your floor, but having…"
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Keith DeBoer commented on Anne Fleming's blog post Car Sellers Refine Pitch to Women
"I have been actively searching for years to add women to the sales force at our dealership.  However, I have had little success in having women apply for a sales position.  Believe me, I understand the importance women have in the…"
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Rebecca Kon posted a blog post

The Top Ten Auto News Stories of the Week: August 16 - 22

It’s been a fun week at ActivEngage! We've all been showing our team spirit by dressing up every day for Spirit Week! Now, it’s Friday, and time…See More
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Anne Fleming commented on Anne Fleming's blog post Car Sellers Refine Pitch to Women
"Steve -- without the context of a conversation, I will keep this simple. The "seal" is provided to dealerships based upon the reviews and ratings of other women who have shopped, purchased or had their car serviced at that dealership.…"
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Jon Lamb posted a blog post

A True Customer is Yours Across the Board

We are creatures of habit. Unfortunately, the habits of the general population has changed over the last decade to create a separation between where they buy cars and where they have them serviced.What's more unfortunate is that dealers have really started pushing in the same direction. They have service customers and…See More
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steven chessin commented on Anne Fleming's blog post Car Sellers Refine Pitch to Women
"Anne - I don't get it. What are the award winners doing that would encourage women to shop there other than having that seal of approval on their site based upon I have no idea what. Just having a team that is "respectful" is standard…"
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steven chessin commented on Anne Fleming's blog post Car Sellers Refine Pitch to Women
" A lioness can still be called a lion except if she doesn't like that.  "
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Mike Elliott posted a discussion

The Top Ten Driving Test Horror Stories Ever

For an auto enthusiast, taking your road test should be a great day you look forward to for years but, sometimes, it doesn't quite turn out right.10.) Hit A Car On The Way To The DMVThis story from JohnnyWasASchoolBoy has a happy ending, so it's only good for number 10 on this list but still a good one."We didn't have a DMV in our town so with my mom I drove our old Volvo to the next town for my test. We had about an hour to kill so we went to the mall to get some lunch. When I backed out…See More
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Anne Fleming commented on Anne Fleming's blog post Car Sellers Refine Pitch to Women
"Steve -- I am not sure if you are asking Sharon that question, but I am going to jump in. Women have been buying cars from men from decades. It is not necessary to assign female sales women to work with women shoppers exclusively. Having said that,…"
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Where are they coming from?

Posted by Paul Potratz on August 22, 2014 at 2:37pm 0 Comments

Facebook just added new advertising features for businesses looking for more return on their investment. The new features allow for improved lead attribution and device reporting.  

What does this mean for your brand? Samantha explains how you can use these new features…

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The Top Ten Auto News Stories of the Week: August 16 - 22

Posted by Rebecca Kon on August 22, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

It’s been a fun week at ActivEngage! We've all been showing our team spirit by dressing up every day for Spirit Week!

 …

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A True Customer is Yours Across the Board

Posted by Jon Lamb on August 22, 2014 at 4:42am 0 Comments

We are creatures of habit. Unfortunately, the habits of the general population has changed over the last decade to create a separation between where they buy cars and where they have them serviced.

What's more unfortunate is that dealers have really started pushing in the same direction.…

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AutoNetTV Celebrates Its 100th Episode: Uncounted Lives Saved

Posted by Lance Boldt on August 21, 2014 at 5:49pm 0 Comments

August 2014 marks AutoNetTV’s 100th episode.  For eight and a third years, customers in various auto care facilities have been entertained while they learn how to save money with timely car care while enjoying better vehicle performance and increased safety.

Just how much…

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Car Sellers Refine Pitch to Women

Posted by Anne Fleming on August 21, 2014 at 4:30pm 10 Comments

Among Millennials, 53% of Car Buyers Are Female

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The Benefits of Video Marketing ~ Internet Marketing Tips!

Posted by MANNY LUNA on August 21, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

The expanding role internet plays in marketing has made online marketers to evolve useful strategies for marketing their products and services online. Contents play vital roles in creating information about any product or services for internet users. Video marketing helps create powerful contents about any product and…

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Cars.com may have been compromised today (8.21.2014)

Posted by Jeff Novak on August 21, 2014 at 12:12pm 4 Comments

ATTENTION CARS.COM CUSTOMERS: If you received an email asking you to update your account credentials it has all the marks of a "phishing" scam. (For you neophytes that is when a fake site is published that looks real but is only there to steal your logins and passwords.) I would avoid logging into any Cars.com dealer portal sites without checking with support first. It will ultimately be less of a headache than having your dealer account temporarily compromised.

Becoming the Best You Can Be

Posted by Garry House on August 21, 2014 at 10:08am 0 Comments

This article was written by Steve Hall of the NCM Institute Center for Automotive Retail Excellence. 

Optimistic businessman contemplating in office.

Is it a Knowing Issue or a Doing Issue that is holding you back?

Have you ever thought about what keeps you from becoming the best you can be? Hopefully, not only have you thought about this in the past, but you think about it on a regular basis. Though this thought…

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5 Signs Your Employees Dislike You BY JAYSON DEMERS

Started by IC. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience. Last reply by Mike Elliott on Monday. 1 Reply

Your goal as a manager isn't to be each employee's best friend, but it also isn't to be feared and reviled. Here are a few outward signs that may indicate your employees see you as a bad boss. Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant™ In addition to all of your achievements, you're sure that you're also a great boss. After all, your leadership skills have helped you climb the ladder of success. But some of the world's top companies…Continue

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Started by IC. Collins in General Forum for dealerELITE Members on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant™" Dreams Don't Work Unless You Do"What do you think? Is this something you can benefit from or do you have a few tricks up your sleeve that are just as powerful? Make your voice heard by leaving a comment below. Don’t forget to hit the share button if you know others who will find this post useful.I.C. Collins ~ Author and Educator: Has One Simple Goal Improve a Million Automotive Sales…Continue

The Top Ten Driving Test Horror Stories Ever

Started by Mike Elliott in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category yesterday. 0 Replies

For an auto enthusiast, taking your road test should be a great day you look forward to for years but, sometimes, it doesn't quite turn out right.10.) Hit A Car On The Way To The DMVThis story from JohnnyWasASchoolBoy has a happy ending, so it's only good for number 10 on this list but still a good one."We didn't have a DMV in our town so with my mom I drove our old Volvo to the next town for my test. We had about an hour to kill so we went to the mall to get some lunch. When I backed out…Continue

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UAW claims it's nearing majority at VW's Tennessee plant

Started by Mike Elliott in General Forum for dealerELITE Members on Monday. 0 Replies

After a rollercoaster push by the United Auto Workers to unionize the workforce at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, TN ended in defeat in February, the UAW may yet get its way.In July the labor organizerchartered…Continue

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Are Extroverts Overrated in Sales? Here's one View

Started by Mike Elliott in Sales Forum. Last reply by Mike Elliott yesterday. 1 Reply

The “Gift of Gab” does not hold the virtue it once did in sales. Old school sales philosophies told us to bring out the extrovert from within and have lots to say. Nowadays, everything has changed. Prospects no longer want to be talked at by some smooth and slick sales stud. In fact, prospects have grown tremendously weary of this once-hailed approach. In the current market, prospects simply want to be understood and listened to, so the salesperson’s job becomes asking effective questions to…Continue

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Top 10 Qualities of Highly Successful People BY LOLLY DASKAL

Started by IC. Collins in General Forum for dealerELITE Members on Monday. 0 Replies

What do you need to find and develop within yourself to be successful? The answer comes from looking at those who have created success in a variety of fields. These traits may sound simple, but they lead to remarkable results.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant™If you really want bring success into your life, you should cultivate yourself just as you'd cultivate a garden for the best yield. The attributes here are shared by…Continue

Are you advertising via Carfax? Would you like to talk for publication?

Started by Sharon Hill in Used Car Forum on Wednesday. 0 Replies

I'm working on a Classified Intelligence Report article about the changes to the Carfax listing platform - most notably its ability for shoppers to filter by things such as one-owner and no wrecks.If your dealership is advertising your pre-owned vehicles there I'd like to talk to you about how well (or not well) it does for you, and how important these filters are - if they are.  Of course, we'll link to your site.You can send me a message here, email me at sharonh@aimgroup.com, or call or text…Continue

Tags: marketing, listings, advertising, Carfax

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Started by IC. Collins in General Forum for dealerELITE Members on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant™"Think Possitive, Be Possitive, And Possitive Thinking Will Happen"What do you think? Is this something you can benefit from or do you have a few tricks up your sleeve that are just as powerful? Make your voice heard by leaving a comment below. Don’t forget to hit the share button if you know others who will find this post useful.I.C. Collins ~ Author and Educator: Has One Simple Goal Improve…Continue

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