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Brian Bennington replied to Mike Elliott's discussion What Every Major Car Name Actually Means
"Looking over the origins of car names, I've often wondered how my favorite from the 50s, the Belchfire LaStatus, got its moniker.  It wasn't around long, primarily because the company spokesman, actor and playboy Victor Mature, fell…"
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steven chessin commented on Brian Cox's blog post In Marketing, New Trumps Used Every Time
"This is a brilliant article. Thank you so much. Today's auto shoppers visits 1.5 stores before they buy as opposed to 5 a few years ago, WHY ? Because they make buy / contact decisions based on the VDP. Inventory management marketing only takes…"
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steven chessin replied to Mike Elliott's discussion What Every Major Car Name Actually Means
"Yes Danny - but how were guns and raiders appropriate ? Years ago I created a name for an Alfa Romeo called "Vendetta" they hated because it meant a blood feud. "
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Danny Quinones replied to Mike Elliott's discussion What Every Major Car Name Actually Means
"Baretta was a 75-78 TV series but, I'm sure it has more to do with the gun. Beretta.   Marauder is noun a person who marauds; a raider. "
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What Every Major Car Name Actually Means

Have you ever wondered what the name of your car means or maybe how manufacturers come up with names? After all, we say names like Camry, Miata and Passat without pausing to think if those names have a meaning. Turns out almost every car name has some significance that can be grouped into 12 categories.Our study looked at 215 models, but there were exclusions. We left out…See More
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Sean V. Bradley commented on Sean V. Bradley's blog post Last Chance To Register For The Internet Sales 20 Group 3-Day Workshop in Boston in Partnership with MSADA
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Reality Rebuttal to “Conventional” Nonsense

Our business is filled with common complaints, cop outs, clichés, conventional wisdom, and excuses that will keep you average if you buy into them. As you read over the following list determine how many you have heard, said, or bought into. Then consider the reality rebuttal, offered with the intent to create a healthier perspective on each issue. 1.       There’s a shortage of talented people in my area. Reality rebuttal: It’s unlikely the Creator got ticked off at your area and stopped…See More
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What's Your Chat Follow-Up Process?

Live chat success does not happen on its own. Success happens when live chat is flawlessly incorporated into your dealership’s daily processes. And one of those daily processes is lead follow-up.As soon as a chat lead hits your CRM, you need to have a team promptly following up with that shopper. You can have the most amazing chats in the world, however if your staff is not properly following up with your online shoppers, it won’t matter if you had a good or a bad chat - the result will be the…See More
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Jeffrey Seyler commented on Marsh Buice's blog post What's The Worst Thing That Could Happen Today?
"What a great concept, ask the question! I guess the only hazard in asking the question is "Where and When" you ask. For guys like you Marsh this is a no brainer, do you have any advise about the proper time and place to pull this…"
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What have we learned from all of the studies?There seems to be a ton of them coming out lately saying that social media isn't working, SEO isn't working, television isn't working, classified listings aren't working... the list is ongoing. If all of the studies are to be believed, one might come to the conclusion that…See More
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Last Chance To Register For The Internet Sales 20 Group 3-Day Workshop in Boston in Partnership with MSADA

Sign Up at http://www.internetsales20group.com 856-546-2440The #IS20G 6 is right around the corner. September 22-24 in Boston MA, in full partnership with the Massachusetts State Auto Dealer Association is going to be INCREDIBLE!Over 25 Speakers and Panelists, Dealer Principals and GMs speaking and educating! 200+ Automotive Professionals, Managers and Dealer Principals. Sign up now before we sell out. There is still time- See More
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steven chessin replied to Mike Elliott's discussion What Every Major Car Name Actually Means
"I liked "Achieva" and "Escallade".  Very upscale. Some names I could never understand. A "Marauder" ? "Baretta" ?"
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Reality Rebuttal to “Conventional” Nonsense

Posted by Dave Anderson on September 17, 2014 at 5:33pm 0 Comments

Our business is filled with common complaints, cop outs, clichés, conventional wisdom, and excuses that will keep you average if you buy into them. As you read over the following list determine how many you have heard, said, or bought into. Then consider the reality rebuttal, offered with the intent to create a healthier perspective on each issue.

 

1.       There’s a shortage of talented people in my area.

 

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What's Your Chat Follow-Up Process?

Posted by Rebecca Kon on September 17, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Live chat success does not happen on its own. Success happens when live chat is flawlessly incorporated into your dealership’s daily processes. And one of those daily processes is lead follow-up.

As soon as a chat lead hits your CRM, you need to have a team promptly following up with that shopper. You can have the most amazing chats in the world, however if your staff is not properly following up with your online shoppers, it won’t matter if you had a good or a bad…

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Multi-Channel Marketing is the ONLY Effective Strategy to Thrive in the Whirlwind

Posted by Paul Accinno on September 17, 2014 at 2:52pm 0 Comments

What have we learned from all of the studies?

There seems to be a ton of them coming out lately saying that social media isn't working, SEO isn't working, television isn't working, classified…

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Women Walking Out - What is it Costing Your Dealership?

Posted by Anne Fleming on September 17, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Today’s Women’s Wednesday is a must-read as we focus on the cost to your dealership when women walk out.

In the Wall Street Journal last month, it was reported there are now more women drivers on the road than men. The last several years the auto…

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Stop Using Public Relations as Advertising

Posted by sara callahan on September 17, 2014 at 10:18am 0 Comments

Throughout history, public relations professionals have assisted companies in gaining exposure and getting the right message to the right audience at the right time. In the past, PR agencies relied on connections with journalists, media contacts and industry publications to relay relevant company news. With the…

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Car Dealership Micro-Content Critiques

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What Every Major Car Name Actually Means

Started by Mike Elliott in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category. Last reply by Brian Bennington 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

Have you ever wondered what the name of your car means or maybe how manufacturers come up with names? After all, we say names like Camry, Miata and Passat without pausing to think if those names have a meaning. Turns out almost every car name has some significance that can be grouped into 12 categories.Our study looked at 215 models, but there were exclusions. We left out…Continue

Tags: management, dealership, names, car

Why Employees Won't Tell You What They Really Think

Started by Mike Elliott in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category. Last reply by Roger Sowers Sep 10. 1 Reply

Rather than speaking up when they see something wrong or have good suggestions, many employees feel that keeping their mouths shut is the best way to go.One of the reasons for being so tight-lipped can be attributed to a belief by employees that regardless of what they say, they feel they aren't powerful enough to actually make a difference, according to a new study to be published in the Personnel Psychology journal.For their research, the authors conducted three studies: a laboratory…Continue

Tags: management, dealership

Learn......

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

"Learn from yesterday, Live for today, Hope for tomorrow. Tthe important thing is not to stop questioning."~ Albert Einstein ~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, Educator, Trainer and President Has One Simple Goal: Improve a Million Automotive…Continue

ENCOURAGING WORDS

Started by IC. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience yesterday. 0 Replies

The Definitive Guide to SalesPart of my daily regimen is up beat music for personal development. The big reason for this is because it allows time for personal enrichment.Prepare our social media sites, posting about our industry's hottest automakers so sales consultants will have proper knowledge available, so they will stay up to date of current trends. Plus I can use and can apply the information in my daily life and in my teams business." KNOWLEDGE IS POWER But the ability to use your new…Continue

Don't become obsolite.

Started by IC. Collins in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL on Friday. 0 Replies

You could become obsolite. In your training efforts if you don't get on it right now. Manufactores are fed up with the way sales consultants are not presenting their products(automobiles). Most sales consultants are not trained enough on the infortainment systems. Hyundi was the first to give their customers an I-Pad instead of a handbook to explain everything. These days, pros looking to expand their skillsets need not travel any further than their computer screens. The Web has become an…Continue

RIP Facebook – February 4, 2004 to February 11, 2016

Started by Mike Elliott in Social Media and Reputation Management on Friday. 0 Replies

MENLO PARK, Calif., February 11, 2016 – Facebook, the first major social-media network, which gained more than a billion users worldwide and revolutionized interpersonal communications forever, died today after suffering a long illness of user dissatisfaction. It was 12.Facebook is survived by its father, Mark Zuckerberg; stepmother, Priscilla Chan; uncles, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Sean Parker; adopted siblings, Instagram and WhatsApp; benefactors including Peter Thiel and Accel…Continue

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Which Step.................

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

Which Step Have You Reached Today?1. Yes, I did it! 2. I will do it 3. I can do it 4. I'll try to do it 5. How do I do it 6. I want to do it 7. I can't do it 8. I won't do itWhat 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, Educator, Trainer and President: Has…Continue

You want more luck...

Started by IC. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

Luck is a force that makes things happen.1. Prepare. Work hard to be ready for the opportunities that are important you. Research. Practice. Perfect.2. Be awake. Pay attention to the people, events, and things around you. Evaluate logically and trust your gut instinct.3. Take action. Put yourself out there.…Continue

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