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Detroit Gave the World Freedom, Literal and Figurative

An Article by John Phillips published in Car and Driver.I live in a locale where it is fashionable—maybe mandatory—to excoriate the federal government for pretty much everything, from bark-beetle infestations to the “pernicious” pasteurization of milk to the disappearance of well-managed whorehouses where you could smoke before and after, well, anything at all.One particularly incendiary conversation starter is the government bailout of Chrysler and GM, despite an outcome so buoyant that it…See More
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How to make Used Car Videos that DON T Suck

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Did you ever wonder how to determine who would be good at selling in today's market?

 A message to all Automotive STARS! Did you ever wonder how to determine who would be good at selling cars in today's market... Or if the sales applicant in front you has the traits needed to succeed at your dealership? dE members,now have an opportunity to find out by using a scientifically proven effective simulator system.Having first-hand personal and direct experience using this system to screen and hire our sales staff and leaders, We have found what We are convinced is the World's Most…See More
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The Good + Bad News about Your Service Drive: What Women Want

Today we are looking at the Service Drive. This is the critical department where your female customers visit in between purchasing or leasing their vehicles. With all the touch points in the service department, it's also happens to be the highest gross margin department in your store. It's the place where retention happens - or doesn’t.The Good News? Women are having very good experiences on the front end of the dealership. 93% of women report it was easy to schedule their service appointment.…See More
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Do you have a defense strategy for car shoppers who leave your website? Are you losing traffic because your shoppers aren't converting? Your website is your best tool to drive people to your showroom. It's time to start capturing more of the traffic you already have. I explain how you can start capturing more of the traffic you already have with one simple tool on this weeks Think Tank…See More
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Have Your Winterized Your Processes Yet?

Dare I say it...soon enough, it’s going to be winter, and when winter comes...you’re not going to share another Game of Thrones meme...but you are going to ensure that everyone (your staff, your vendors, etc.) is prepared for what happens in winter - such as holidays, bad weather, illness...maybe even snowball fights.So, what kind of processes are we talking about? Where can you get started in…See More
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You'd Be Crazy Not To Read This

Do you have a defense strategy for car shoppers who leave your website? Are you losing traffic because your shoppers aren't converting? Your website is your best tool to drive people to your showroom. It's time to start capturing more of the traffic you already have. I explain how you can start capturing more of the traffic you already have with one simple tool on this weeks Think Tank…See More
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How Much Is Your Branded Content Worth?

It’s widely accepted that content created by third parties in general holds more value for businesses than content they create themselves. Many have felt that consumers better trusted product information and reviews written by neutral persons. According to new research by Vibrant Media, however, that thought process may no longer…See More
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AutoSuccess guest blogger: Anne Fleming!

Our guest blogger this week is Anne Fleming. She is the President & Car Buying Advocate of Women‐Drivers.com, the leading women's car dealer ratingand review service, connecting women to Certified Women‐Drivers Friendly® Dealers. From reviews, data is mined and published about women's dealership experiences. Marketing to…See More
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Anne Fleming posted a blog post

The Good + Bad News about Your Service Drive: What Women Want

Today we are looking at the Service Drive. This is the critical department where your female customers visit in between purchasing or leasing their vehicles. With all the touch points in the service department, it's also happens to be the highest gross margin department in your store. It's the place where retention happens - or doesn’t.The Good News? Women are having very good experiences on the front end of the dealership. 93% of women report it was easy to schedule their service appointment.…See More
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How Much Is Your Branded Content Worth?

It’s widely accepted that content created by third parties in general holds more value for businesses than content they create themselves. Many have felt that consumers better trusted product information and reviews written by neutral persons. According to new research by Vibrant Media, however, that thought process may no longer…See More
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5 Reasons to Shift Auto Marketing to 50-Plus in 2014-2015

U.S. auto sales have been racing ahead on the fast track, rising by 1.5 million in the last three years. Fueling the auto industry's acceleration is the 50-plus population, which contributed an amazing …See More
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Sales Tip #4 Death to Sales

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Digital Dealer 17 Review with Stan Sher

Anyone that knows me knows that I enjoy writing about our industry and reviewing conferences after I attend them.  Well it has been 2.5 years since I attended my last Digital Dealer conference in Orlando, FL. After 2.5 years of not attending I missed the vibe, the networking and the opportunities that this incredible conference provides to both dealers and vendor partners. From the moment I arrived felt at home, full of…See More
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Have Your Winterized Your Processes Yet?

Posted by Rebecca Kon on October 1, 2014 at 4:06pm 0 Comments

Dare I say it...soon enough, it’s going to be winter, and when winter comes...you’re not going to share another Game of Thrones meme...but you are going to ensure that everyone (your staff, your vendors, etc.) is prepared for what happens in winter - such as holidays, bad weather, illness...maybe even snowball fights.

So, what kind of…

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You'd Be Crazy Not To Read This

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The Good + Bad News about Your Service Drive: What Women Want

Posted by Anne Fleming on October 1, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Today we are looking at the Service Drive. This is the critical department where your female customers visit in between purchasing or leasing their vehicles. With all the touch points in the service department, it's also happens to be the highest gross margin department in your store. It's the place where retention happens - or doesn’t.…

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How Much Is Your Branded Content Worth?

Posted by sara callahan on October 1, 2014 at 8:43am 0 Comments

It’s widely accepted that content created by third parties in general holds more value for businesses than content they create themselves. Many have felt that consumers better trusted product information and reviews written by neutral persons. According to new research by Vibrant Media, however, that thought process…

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5 Reasons to Shift Auto Marketing to 50-Plus in 2014-2015

Posted by MANNY LUNA on October 1, 2014 at 5:00am 0 Comments

U.S. auto sales have been racing ahead on the fast track, rising by 1.5 million in the last three years. Fueling the auto industry's acceleration is the 50-plus population, which…

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Digital Dealer 17 Review with Stan Sher

Posted by Stan Sher on September 30, 2014 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

Anyone that knows me knows that I enjoy writing about our industry and reviewing conferences after I attend them.  Well it has been 2.5 years since I attended my last Digital Dealer conference in Orlando, FL. After 2.5 years of not attending I missed the vibe, the networking and the opportunities that this incredible conference provides to both dealers and vendor partners. From the moment I arrived felt at home, full of…

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The ALL-NEW Redesigned 2015 Subaru Legacy!

Posted by Jonathan Morales on September 30, 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

The 2015 Subaru Legacy Available in Bergen County! 

Shopping for the 2015 Subaru Legacy in New Jersey? The 2015 Subaru Legacy is available with two engine options; the 2.5L 4-Cylinder Subaru Boxer Engine (175hp) and the 3.6L 6-Cylinder Subaru Boxer Engine…

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Social Content Examples for October 2014

Posted by Rob Hagen on September 30, 2014 at 4:44pm 0 Comments

Let me start off by stressing the word social, these are going to be topics, events and days of interest that you can use to be conversation pieces with people in your online communities. None will be car specific but instead topics that might stimulate two-way conversations and recognition. People are pretty smart, they know ABC Toyota sells Toyota’s, you don’t have to tell them every day.

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BY LOLLY DASKAL @LOLLYDASKALThe way you approach being in charge--whether you're running a corporation, a civic organization, or a neighborhood bake sale--is a huge factor in the group's achievement. Think about the differences before you step up.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for…Continue

7 Killer Quotes from Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran

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BY JOHN BOITNOTT @JBOITNOTT The woman who turned a $1,000 real estate loan into a $66 million business has much to say about entrepreneurship, success and business. We would all do well to listen.As the only female shark on "Shark Tank," Barbara Corcoran is seriously swimming in the deep end, but more than…Continue

Deepak Chopra Says These Are The 3 Biggest Career Mistakes You Can Make

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By: JACQUELYN SMITHShared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantThere's plenty of advice out there on how to work hard, seize opportunities, and succeed, says Deepak Chopra in a recent LinkedIn post. "[But] more attention needs to be paid to what not to do, especially…Continue

This Simple Trick Will Help You Maximize Your Team's Success

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BY TOMASZ TUNGUZ @TTUNGUZ A toolkit for structuring one of the most powerful management tools Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant The startups that build and retain the best teams develop a huge competitive advantage. It's no surprise that managers are the most important influencers of team development and retention. The most frequent and consequently most powerful tool for managers to coach, develop, and lead their teams are…Continue

10 Opening Phrases to Use in Your Next Email

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BY JOHN BRANDON @JMBRANDONBB Need to get someone's attention by email? Try leading with one of these phrases. Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant I process email for a living, or at least it seems that way most of the time. Hundreds of new messages arrive on a daily basis, some of them so dull and uninformative they make me want to go find a pencil and jam it into my spleen. Others start with something a little juicier, a little…Continue

Detroit Gave the World Freedom, Literal and Figurative

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An Article by John Phillips published in Car and Driver.I live in a locale where it is fashionable—maybe mandatory—to excoriate the federal government for pretty much everything, from bark-beetle infestations to the “pernicious” pasteurization of milk to the disappearance of well-managed whorehouses where you could smoke before and after, well, anything at all.One particularly incendiary conversation starter is the government bailout of Chrysler and GM, despite an outcome so buoyant that it…Continue

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To Motivate Employees, Don't Think Like a CEO

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BY ALISON DAVIS @ALISONBDAVISThe more you focus on what your team members need, the more successfully you'll manage themShared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantI'm sure you're a regular reader of Us Weekly, that important chronicle of culture and…Continue

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