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Why do you keep failing? There's one common reason why people fall short. On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday:Learn the one factor that's the difference between success and failure.Measure your success and how to keep growing.Increase your profits while lowering your costs and avoiding failure.Implement today's tips to break your bad habits.See More
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Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report. The Black Book editors are tracking a continued pattern of strength across several truck segments, with particular emphasis on crossovers. For car segments, the Black Book editors are noticing growing weakness among certain luxury…See More
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Our marketing universe is quickly becoming untethered as smartphones and tablets gain a broader share of web access to information and entertainment.  The mobile marketing world is still new to many dealers and we’re experiencing a learning curve about how to market, manage, and leverage this new landscape.  Here are 6 Quick Info Insights to help dealers get a quick course in Mobile 101.1.     Mobile is Exploding29% of web traffic page views are from mobile phones and tablets, and 71% from…See More
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Autos On Video Selects Flick Fusion As Hosting And Integration Partner For Real Video Inventory Application

Enhanced Video Content, Marketing & Distribution Features Create Calls to Action and Increase Conversion, Show and Sales Rates for Auto DealersUrbandale, IA--May 4th, 2015--Flick Fusion Video Marketing (www.flickfusion.com) announced today that it has been selected by Autos On Video® Inc, a pioneer in video walk around technology, to integrate the Autos On Video real video inventory application with Flick Fusion's automated video generation &…See More
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Remora vs. Dealer Inspire

We are considering changing websites to a responsive site.  We are highly impressed with Remora and Dealer Inspire.  Does anybody have input on one vs. the other or another provider?See More
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Have you heard rumors about Google's new targeting options? On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha explains how Google's new tool will make your search campaigns more relevant.See More
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Internet Marketing On A Low BudgetOne of the big problems that a lot of my clients have when they are just starting out in internet marketing, is how to create publicity and get customers without spending money that they simply…See More
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In all of our Automotive sales training courses, we emphasize the need for growth and change for those who want to experience effective and lasting success.  And like all things worth doing, you have a better chance of achieving your goal if you have a roadmap to follow to take you where you are…See More
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It's All About the ROI

 

Every now and then I find the automotive digital marketing controversies and handwringing on sites like LinkedIn, DealerElite.net and others to be both humorous and disturbing.

Humorous, because it’s really not all that complicated (yet some people insist on adding drama to everything); and disturbing, because no matter what the issue, the bad advice always seems to outweigh the good. (Usually because those creating the…

#1 Opportunity In The World

Is there gold here to be mined, or is it just worthless rock?  Are we mining something of value or should we blow up the minefield?

Automotive News April 13, 2015 article…

There Is Good Failure and There Is Bad Failure

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I think we have all heard that we can’t even fail unless we try. In every class we conduct at the NCM Institute, we begin by focusing on accountability, management, and…

Boost Women's Confidence to Boost Your Sales

The Good News? Women account for 50% of car purchases, and influence more than 80% of the deals.

The Downside? One in three women report feeling apprehensive or overwhelmed when they shop and buy a car. Only 38% of women feel confident about the…

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The Importance of Building an Email List

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How Can You Avoid Failure?

Posted by Paul Potratz on May 5, 2015 at 4:53pm 0 Comments

Why do you keep failing? There's one common reason why people fall short. On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday:

  • Learn the one factor that's the difference between success and failure.
  • Measure your success and how to keep growing.
  • Increase your profits while lowering your costs and avoiding failure.
  • Implement today's tips to break your bad habits.…

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Truck Market Continues to be Strong

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Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.

 

The Black Book editors are tracking a continued pattern of strength across several truck segments, with particular emphasis on crossovers. For car segments, the Black Book editors are noticing growing weakness among…

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Six Fast & Furious Tips on Mobile Marketing for Auto Dealers

Posted by David Metter on May 5, 2015 at 8:49am 0 Comments

Our marketing universe is quickly becoming untethered as smartphones and tablets gain a broader share of web access to information and entertainment.  The mobile marketing world is still new to many dealers and we’re experiencing a learning curve about how to market, manage, and leverage this new landscape.  Here are 6 Quick Info Insights to help dealers get a quick course in Mobile 101.

1.     Mobile is Exploding

29% of web traffic page views are…

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Autos On Video Selects Flick Fusion As Hosting And Integration Partner For Real Video Inventory Application

Posted by Brian Cox on May 4, 2015 at 11:15am 1 Comment

Enhanced Video Content, Marketing & Distribution Features Create Calls to Action and Increase Conversion, Show and Sales Rates for Auto Dealers

Urbandale, IA--May 4th, 2015--Flick Fusion Video Marketing (www.flickfusion.com) announced today that it has been selected by Autos On Video® Inc, a pioneer in video walk around technology, to integrate the Autos On Video real video inventory application…

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Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - Intermediate And Long Term Internet Follow-Up

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Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - Intermediate And Long Term Internet Follow-Up

There is a reason why most OEMs are concerned with Dealerships that do NOT have a plan for intermediate and long term Internet follow up. Its…

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Learn Phone Sales / Internet Sales From the BLIND Phone Sales Master, LA Williams At The Internet Sales 20 Group 7 In New York, May 18th -20th!

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Learn ‪#‎PhoneSale‬ from the the BLIND Phone Sales MASTER, L.A. Williams III at Internet Sales 20 Group 7 in NY May 18-20! LA has been blind for 30+ years and has had to live in a world with NO SIGHT… only sound, tone,…

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Rumor Alert

Posted by Paul Potratz on May 1, 2015 at 4:19pm 0 Comments

Have you heard rumors about Google's new targeting options? On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha explains how Google's new tool will make your search campaigns more relevant.

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Marketing to Millennnials? Stop Trying.

By: Jonathan Lacoste


Why brands gotta keep it real.


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


As a millennial and someone who owns a growing marketing company, I know many businesses are…

10 Ways To Get More Profit Out of Your Business Today

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You can make all of these profit-boosting moves without any extra cash investment.


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As a business owner, it's essential to be…

Would Sales Teams Make Sense at Your Dealership?

Over the course of my 28-year career as a dealership consultant and trainer, my clients have sometimes asked, “Should I consider employing the team concept in my Sales Department, similar to that which I have in my Service Department?” As usual, I was ready with my quick response: “Absolutely! Would you like me to show you how?” It appears that today’s continually changing retail automotive industry may now be regarding the sales team concept as a “next practice,” even though it has never…

5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be a Better Leader

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These five things will change your game in any room.


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I woke up this morning thinking about my readers and came up with five…

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Marketing to Millennnials? Stop Trying.

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By: Jonathan LacosteWhy brands gotta keep it real.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantAs a millennial and someone who owns a growing marketing company, I know many businesses are making it a priority to reach and sell to young people.…Continue

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By: Josh FelberSuccess is not something that can be accomplished overnight.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantIt takes a lot of hard work, time and sheer dedication.Every successful leader, entrepreneur or idealist has had their own unique journey as they…Continue

The 13 most valuable skills that anyone could have

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By: Kathleen ElkinsMany of life's most important skills cannot be taught in a classroom. They're acquired by living, observing others, and making mistakes.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantThe great thing about being surrounded by people who have experienced…Continue

Overwhelmed? 6 Ways to Bring Sanity to an Insane Work Schedule

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience Apr 28. 0 Replies

By: Mindi ZetlinIf you're struggling to get everything done, your best bet may be to give up the fight.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantAre you working long hours, struggling with a schedule that seems always overloaded, and perpetually struggling to catch…Continue

How to Win in Business by Not Competing

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

By: Will YakowiczFocus on providing the best service, not crushing your rivals.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantWhile you may think competition is good for motivating the troops, some experts say it's not worth your time. Serving your customers is the primary…Continue

Remora vs. Dealer Inspire

Started by Tommy Russell in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL on Friday. 0 Replies

We are considering changing websites to a responsive site.  We are highly impressed with Remora and Dealer Inspire.  Does anybody have input on one vs. the other or another provider?Continue

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Episode #429 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Brandon Turkus discuss the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V compact crossovers, as well as Tesla's new Powerwall battery.

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Recent spy photos signal that General Motors is freshening its Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size, light-duty pickups, which have been panned for bland exterior styling.

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China's rapidly developing auto market has led some cities to restrict new-car sales and forced the country's dealers to rely more heavily on selling used cars rather than new models.

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U.S. Federal Trade Commission Clears ZF's Acquisition Of TRW

LIVONIA, Mich., May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) today announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") cleared the proposed acquisition by ZF Friedrichshafen AG ("ZF") of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. ("TRW"). The FTC's...


Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation (NASDAQ: IPCC) announced today that it declared a quarterly dividend of $0.43 per share of Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation Common Stock. The dividend is payable on June 26, 2015 to holders...


Parts Central Selects Autopart Business Management Software to Support Company Growth

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ZF acquisition of TRW cleared by FTC

ZF Friedrichshafen's acquisition of TRW Automotive, a transaction valued at $12.4 billion, was cleared by the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday.

Ford removes Chicago Assembly managers amid sexual harassment investigation

Ford has replaced the plant manager, human resources officials and labor relations officials at its Chicago Assembly Plant after a federal investigator found evidence to support allegations of rampant sexual harassment and racial discrimination...

TRW says Q1 revenue up 7%, profits rise

TRW Automotive, which is being acquired by German supplier ZF Friedrichshafen, said today that first quarter revenue grew 7 percent from last year, excluding effects of currency and divested business.

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