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Ryan Mayo replied to John Roberts's discussion ELEAD ONE vs. VinSolutions or a better option
"I've worked with E-leads and Vin in the past and both are decent options. A lesser known tool I really like is Momentum, it's accurate, car guy simple and not super expensive. Fletcher Jones Mercedes-Benz in California uses it and they…"
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Edward Shaffer replied to John Roberts's discussion ELEAD ONE vs. VinSolutions or a better option
"Did you take a look at the various reviews and ratings on Driving Sales? I have used pretty much all of the major players from ADP to Vin and those in-between. My personal favorite is eLeadONE because they offer the most for the money and have a…"
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Tyson Madliger's blog post was featured

The Dealership Leaders of Today and Why I Only Hire Car Guys

I learned something very important this week. Everyone who has the automotive industry in their blood is a "car guy". It has nothing to do with your gender. In the 21st century, most gender roles are meaningless, even in our industry.We've had the pleasure of hiring two of the best car guys in the industry in…See More
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Social Media Engagement is a Two-Way Street

The most amazing part about the internet and social media is that it has opened up communication between people and businesses that was never possible before. We now have the ability to talk to our customers and for them to talk to us in an interactive fashion, allowing for clear lines of engagement that can be both public…See More
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Tommy Russell replied to John Roberts's discussion ELEAD ONE vs. VinSolutions or a better option
"We have been on both CRM's in addition to a couple others.  Call me to discuss in further detail, I'd love to give your some candid feedback.  843-437-8273. Tommy Russell GSM Hudson Nissan"
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How NOT to Blog, post and share content

Most of us know the value of online content, and so many who are not trained writers or editors are straying into the area of blog posting and sharing of others' Web content. Much of it is informational and shared by industry experts, which helps us all.Some, however, are doing so in a way that violates others' rights and might even land them in court. A professional writer / author / blogger friend of mine was recently the victim of this, with his work not only reprinted without permission but…See More
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Do Car Buyers suffer from Image Fatigue or Experience Fatigue?

A recently published white paper covered yesterday in Automotive News titled, “How to Convert Used-Car Shoppers to Buyers,” draws a bold conclusion that flies in the face of traditional used-car merchandising dogma.  That is, the study found ‘nine’ to be the optimal number of used vehicle photos, and that cars with significantly more than nine photos resulted in ‘image fatigue’ for users. I, on…See More
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So You Think You Could Sell Cars?

So You Think You Could Sell Cars? Did you ever wonder if you would be good at selling cars in today's market?Does the sales applicant in front you have the traits needed to succeed in Sales at your dealership ?Why do some Sales Consultant's succeed when others don't?dE asked Hire The Winners for the use of their Car Sales Simulator for the month of November  dE members now have an opportunity to find out! dealerElite  believes we found the World's Most Effective Sales Aptitude…See More
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Do You Know The Truth?

Google has come up with a new factor to include when calculating rank and this time it has nothing to do with mobile. On this week's Hard Facts, see what your company needs to be doing to stay on top.See More
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Seven Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

The past few years have brought a stronger awareness of the importance of engaged employees in the workplace. In fact, “employee engagement” has become a mantra for manufacturers and dealers alike in their quest to attract, develop and retain talent. At the same time, conventional wisdom has long asserted that happy and satisfied employees should be a priority, and many assume that if employees are happy with their work and satisfied with their workplace that their engagement is a given. This…See More
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Why 24/7 is the Name of the Game for Dealer Chat

As website communication tools go, chat has grown at the fastest rate of adoption on car dealer websites for years. It’s not new, but more dealers are embracing what chat can do for them to engage with people visiting their website.There are two primary reasons that it wasn’t a fad that died away like so many other website…See More
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ELEAD ONE vs. VinSolutions or a better option

We are currently with VinSolutions for our CRM and are seriously considering a change. I have been scouring the internet looking for feedback, but I am not finding a lot of information. I have had a demo and a lot of discussions with ELEAD and it looks like a good alternative, but thought I would start a discussion to see what the dealers out there think. See More
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steven chessin commented on Dave Benson's blog post Which Step In The Road To The Sale Is MOST Important?
"Re : The 1st step. Does it begin with the "meet & greet" ?  I drove into a few stores and saw  "CUSTOMER ONLY PARKING"  and did not feel welcome because  I tried to find a spot on the street but could not…"
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Do You Know The Truth?

Google has come up with a new factor to include when calculating rank and this time it has nothing to do with mobile. On this week's Hard Facts, see what your company needs to be doing to stay on top.

Broad Strength In The Market

Introducing the new Black Book Market Insights, a weekly report capturing the latest vehicle valuation trends straight from the auction lanes and reported as it happens by Black Book’s team of editors. The data, trends and insights delivered weekly in this report will help you make the right decisions to identify growth opportunities and maximize profit potential. This week is the second issue, covering the latest trends and data impacting the automotive industry here in late…

Do Car Buyers suffer from Image Fatigue or Experience Fatigue?

A recently published white paper covered yesterday in Automotive News titled, “How to Convert Used-Car Shoppers to Buyers,” draws a bold conclusion that flies in the face of traditional used-car merchandising dogma.  That is, the study found ‘nine’ to be the optimal number of used vehicle photos, and that cars…

A Blueprint for Making the Tough Calls

In visiting with thousands of leaders in dozens of industries over the past two decades one thing is clear: the people who are expected to make fast, tough decisions are rarely trained how to do so. As a result, costly “gut” decisions are wrongly made, or indecision prevails in areas that end up costing the company plenty. While there is not a one-size-fits-all mechanism for making tough decisions attendees, to my workshops have found it useful when I present a series of filters to help them…

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Do You Know The Truth?

Posted by Paul Potratz on March 27, 2015 at 2:32pm 0 Comments

Google has come up with a new factor to include when calculating rank and this time it has nothing to do with mobile. On this week's Hard Facts, see what your company needs to be doing to stay on top.

People, Process, Performance

Posted by Joseph Rosales on March 27, 2015 at 9:28am 0 Comments

It goes without saying that if a business is going to maximize sales revenues they would need to focus on three key areas of business…the people, the processes and performance.  I call these…essentials.

Having the right people with the right skills and talents is essential.…

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How to Make Your Digital Dealership Inviting for Non-English Speakers

Posted by Rebecca Kon on March 26, 2015 at 5:42pm 0 Comments

American online communication predominantly uses text in English. However, depending on your dealership’s location, your customer base could have more non-English…

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How To Create A Better First Impression

Posted by Dave Benson on March 26, 2015 at 3:52pm 0 Comments

Today we’re going to focus on a basic, but often lost practice of How to Make the Perfect First Impression.

Depending on the research that you listened to, some people say that you have around 7-20 seconds to make a good first impression.

See, YOU DON’T GET A SECOND CHANCE to make a good first impression.

So I want to give you a couple of reminders on how to make sure that you make better first impressions with…

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Stop Viewing it as Reputation Management and more Like Identity Marketing

Posted by Peter Martin on March 26, 2015 at 11:34am 0 Comments

Reputation management has been around for longer than the internet. It's not new. In the past, it's been considered public relations, branding, customer service, word of mouth; the list of different components associated with old school reputation management is huge.

In the automotive industry, it's…

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Broad Strength In The Market

Posted by Black Book on March 26, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Introducing the new Black Book Market Insights, a weekly report capturing the latest vehicle valuation trends straight from the auction lanes and reported as it happens by Black Book’s team of editors. The data, trends and insights delivered weekly in this report will help you make the right decisions to identify growth opportunities and maximize profit potential. This week is the second issue, covering the latest trends and data impacting the automotive industry here in late…

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Retention, Loyalty or Acquisition Marketing?

Posted by Mike Gorun on March 26, 2015 at 9:10am 0 Comments

We all want new customers. And it’s certainly mandatory to retain a customer to create a loyal one. But how we market our dealerships is increasingly important -- as each form of marketing will deliver different results. The three terms: loyalty, retention and acquisition marketing, all have their own distinct…

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Auto Dealer Arranged Financing: 51 Laws that Dealers Must Know

Posted by Greg Johnson on March 25, 2015 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

It’s no secret that auto dealerships have become subject to increased regulation over the past several years, primarily in the areas of consumer advertising, consumer finance and consumer privacy.  Although the…

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ELEAD ONE vs. VinSolutions or a better option

We are currently with VinSolutions for our CRM and are seriously considering a change. I have been scouring the internet looking for feedback, but I am not finding a lot of information. I have had a demo and a lot of discussions with ELEAD and it looks like a good alternative, but thought I would start a discussion to see what the dealers out there think. 

Is Interest in Automotive SEO Resurging (or was it never gone in the first place)?

Over the last few months, we've seen an increased interest in search engine optimization for car dealers. While it was never a "dead" market, the rise of OEM-level website providers offering premium SEO services brought inquiries down from the middle of 2013 until around the end of 2014. Now, dealers are back and…

6 Ways to Make Your Content Go Viral

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Imagine if you could build a website that would beat the top publishers at their own game within 10 months of launching. That's what PlayBuzz cofounder and CEO Shaul Olmert did.


Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales…

14 Secrets of Really Persuasive People

Whether you’re convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to wipe his own hiney after using the bathroom, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.

Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get you to like more than their ideas; they get you to like them.…

Branding is NOT advertising – it is production.

Branding is NOT advertising , It is production.

Very successful companies , companies of the future, do not produce products – they produce brand meaning. So how do you make a brand idea real? Start by building a three dimensional manifestation of your brand. Build an emotional response to your company.

 

Creating a unique brand identity is an important facet of any business.…

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ELEAD ONE vs. VinSolutions or a better option

Started by John Roberts in dealerELITE Professional Experience. Last reply by Ryan Mayo 56 seconds ago. 5 Replies

We are currently with VinSolutions for our CRM and are seriously considering a change. I have been scouring the internet looking for feedback, but I am not finding a lot of information. I have had a demo and a lot of discussions with ELEAD and it looks like a good alternative, but thought I would start a discussion to see what the dealers out there think. Continue

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7 Ways to Build a Focused Team

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience on Sunday. 0 Replies

BY : Adrienne SandersFor fledgling companies, creating a great culture is just as important as creating an awesome product.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantBuzzing about which new startups will prosper and which will flop is a favorite pastime in…Continue

How to Become a Leader: Be Playful

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience Mar 21. 0 Replies

BY : Jessica StillmanA business school professor offers unexpected advice on how to take your leadership skills to the next level -- act like a kidShared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantLeadership, we all know, is serious business. If…Continue

Steve Jobs Knew How to Run a Meeting: Here's How He Did it

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience Mar 21. 0 Replies

BY : Justin BarisoAt 31 years old, Steve Jobs left Apple and started NeXT. Here's an inside look at a company meeting, and what you can learn from it.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantBrilliant. Passionate. Overbearing.…Continue

As a sales manager I always had the top sales crew.....

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience Mar 21. 0 Replies

As a sales manager I always had the top sales crew we were family and had the firm belief that we were a team. We always trained together and practice together.We can build @TechAutoCareers.com® to be the leading resource for automotive sales consultants. Tell us what it is you want in a resource…Continue

Just What Does a Car Salesman DO, Anyway?

Started by Mike Elliott in Sales Forum yesterday. 0 Replies

From the Series: Car Salesman ConfidentialOne thing I knew, back before the editors of Motor Trend were kind enough to allow me to do this blog, was that if “Car Salesman Confidential” was to be a success it could not be a monologue. It had to be a dialogue. A dialogue between salespeople and ‘civilians.’ It couldn’t be a place where a salesman sat on a pedestal, pontificating about his…Continue

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I just spent $45 dollars on a haircut and it was the best grooming experience of my life

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience on Tuesday. 0 Replies

BY : Dennis GreenLike most guys, I found the idea of spending more than $20 on a haircut to be a bit ridiculous.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantWhat could a fancy barber really offer me that would be worth the upcharge?So, because of that I toiled…Continue

The Science Of Reading Your Coworkers' Personalities

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience on Tuesday. 0 Replies

BY : Jane PorterUnderstanding Your Personal Intelligence Can Help You Communicate With Others, Make Better Choices, And Guide Your Decisions At WorkShared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantPersonality is a…Continue

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Manheim invests in vehicle inspection company

Manheim invested in Alliance Inspection Management, a vehicle inspection and software company, and the two companies have formed a 'strategic alliance' to develop inspection technologies that will lead to a more consistent inspection...

Land Rover to consolidate advertising work with agency Spark44

Land Rover is shifting its global strategic and creative ad accounts to Spark44, the same agency that handles sister brand Jaguar. Spark44 is jointly owned by its management and Jaguar Land Rover.

Yes, millennials want to see a car dealer, Edmunds says

Millennials may love their phones, but they don't use them to make all of their car buying decisions, Edmunds.com says in a new report.

Acura targets millennials in musical social campaign for ILX

Acura is appealing to the musical tastes of millennials in a new social media campaign that expresses the energy of the sporty ILX sedan through sound.

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