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Do you have dreams

We can have dreams for a day, week, month or a lifetime. Let's take it easy and determine what your dream is for today.Have a great Attitude!See More
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Gorgeous Photos versus Real Photos on Social Media Ads

Science rules in digital marketing.Social media is a place of vanity. Those of us who use social media often get to see flattering images of just about everything - people, places, food, cars, whatever. Have you ever seen a picture of a friend posted as their new profile picture and thought, "Wow, that's a good picture of…See More
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The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association (MSADA) is Partnering with the Internet Sales 20 Group 6 - September 22-24, 2014 - Boston, MA

http://www.facebook.com/internetsales20group http://www.internetsales20group.com 856-546-2440 The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association (MSADA) is Partnering with the Internet Sales 20 Group 6 - September 22-24, 2014 - Boston, MASee More
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VP of Kelly Auto Group, Chris Saraceno Reviews the Internet Sales 20 Group - Atlantic City, NJ

http://www.internetsales20group.com/ 866-314-2597 Chris Saraceno Reviews the Internet Sales 20 Group - April 8-10, 2014 - Atlantic City, NJ
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FREE WEBINAR: Size DOES Matter: How To Grow Your Digital Presence at http://www.dealeron.com/webinar/events/size-does-matter-how-to-grow-your-digital-presence/

March 6, 2014 from 12pm to 1pm
When it comes to your dealership’s internet existence, size definitely does matter! Think of your internet presence as a city block and ask yourself how much property you want to own on the block.  “Owning the block” in the car business, means you’ll have more opportunities to sell vehicles and provide service to more customers. When your dealership is easy to find, easy to see and easy to communicate with… your traffic increases.  When your traffic increases… you sell more! Simple,…See More
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FREE Webinar: Why Your Dealership’s Next Website MUST be Responsive at http://www.dealeron.com/webinar/events/why-your-dealerships-next-website-must-be-responsive/

April 30, 2014 from 12pm to 1pm
In 2014, more than 50% of all traffic to your dealership’s website is from a mobile device, so a mobile-optimized website is critical for you dealership’s digital presence.Google has officially endorsed Responsive Website Design as the standard for handling mobile and desktop traffic because it’s better for SEO, improves customer experience (and conversion), and makes your site easier for Google to crawl and correctly index.  However, there is a lot of confusion in the automotive space about…See More
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Why Auto Sales People Need to Understand How Their Dealer' Floor Plans Work

In the auto industry, there are many pieces that make up the whole market -  from manufacturers to dealers to parts suppliers to distribution and transport to the financing of all these operations on many different levels. I come from the banking side of the industry. Specifically, how new car franchises and private dealers "floor plan" both new units from manufacturers or used units from auctions, dealer trades or trade ins.One of the biggest inefficiencies in a dealerships operations is the…See More
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May Is Coming, Are You Ready?

With May right around the corner, what is your dealership doing to make sure that you're targeting these 1.5 million potential shoppers? Learn who this audience is and how to target them with innovative strategies across multiple platforms. Get the Hard Facts from Samantha Cunningham at POTRATZ, and learn what your brand should be doing to capture new shoppers.See More
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In the year 2012 I have made the goal to read more. My goal is to push myself to expand my knowledge through books. I plan to devour a book a week and then review what I have learned here in this group.  I plan to read a mix of Motivational, Biographies, and How to .I would like to invite all to join me read a book, post a review.See More
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Do you have dreams

Posted by Timothy Marvel on April 21, 2014 at 1:00am 0 Comments

We can have dreams for a day, week, month or a lifetime. Let's take it easy and determine what your dream is for today.

Have a great…

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Gorgeous Photos versus Real Photos on Social Media Ads

Posted by JD Rucker on April 20, 2014 at 4:59am 0 Comments

Science rules in digital marketing.

Social media is a place of vanity. Those of us who use social media often get to see flattering images of just about everything - people, places, food, cars, whatever. Have you ever seen a picture of a friend posted as their new profile picture and thought,…

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The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association (MSADA) is Partnering with the Internet Sales 20 Group 6 - September 22-24, 2014 - Boston, MA

Posted by Sean V. Bradley on April 20, 2014 at 1:11am 0 Comments



http://www.facebook.com/internetsales20group

http://www.internetsales20group.com 856-546-2440

The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association (MSADA) is Partnering with the Internet Sales 20 Group 6 - September 22-24, 2014 - Boston,…

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Why Auto Sales People Need to Understand How Their Dealer' Floor Plans Work

Posted by Brandon Macomber on April 18, 2014 at 4:06pm 0 Comments

In the auto industry, there are many pieces that make up the whole market -  from manufacturers to dealers to parts suppliers to distribution and transport to the financing of all these operations on many different levels. I come from the banking side of the industry. Specifically, how new car franchises and private dealers "floor plan" both new units from manufacturers or used units from auctions, dealer trades or trade ins.

One of the biggest inefficiencies in a dealerships…

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May Is Coming, Are You Ready?

Posted by Paul Potratz on April 18, 2014 at 3:53pm 0 Comments

With May right around the corner, what is your dealership doing to make sure that you're targeting these 1.5 million potential shoppers? Learn who this audience is and how to target them with innovative strategies across multiple platforms.



Get the Hard Facts from Samantha Cunningham at POTRATZ, and learn what your brand should be doing to capture new…

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J&L Marketing at the Innovative Dealer Summit

Posted by Jennifer Payne on April 18, 2014 at 8:20am 0 Comments

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the 5thannual Innovative Dealer Summit. I’m always happy to assist in educating dealers and being a part of events that encourage it. I had never attended this event and looked forward to participating in the only event of this size organized by a state auto dealers association. The event itself was held in a super-cool venue – Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Being an avid sports…

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Text Messaging Campaign....

Started by Frank Renaldi in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category. Last reply by Shawn Ryder on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Question to the car Gods....I am new to this business transitioning from a successful career in real estate where self promotion and product promotion fell solely on my shoulders.  One of my most successful ventures was my Goomzee Text Message Campaign and Lead Capture.  I am an individual and not looking to implement a dealership program so my funds are modest at this point.  Any success stories from Sales Reps using programs like this?  I am in a budget of 50/60 dollars a month.  Any advice…Continue

Tags: newsales, textcampaigns, SalesReps

This is the 25th Anniversary of Stephen Covey publishing The 7 Habits.

Started by Matt Page in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category Apr 14. 0 Replies

This is the 25th Anniversary of Stephen Covey publishing The 7 Habits.We can take this in many directions, but they are:Be ProactiveBegin with the End in MindPut First Things FirstThink Win-WinSeek First to Understand, Then to be UnderstoodSynergizeSharpen the SawWe need to work on all of these, but which three do we need the most help with?There are many directions we can take this, but realize how can we apply them to our lives, then our industry.Continue

Compliance Companies

Started by Greg Epps in Legislation, Regulations, Compliance and Legal Issues on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Does anyone have suggestions for compliance companies? Looking for front end F&i compliance as well as back end OSHA, EPA, etc. I have looked at KPA and Automotive Compliance Consultants. Just wondering if anyone has other suggestions. These 2 companies offer packaged solutions for both areas. Not sure if I am better to go with a packaged solution or if I am better to go with a front end compliance company and another for back end safety and environmental.

Traditional Advertising, is it truly over as many might say?

Started by Bobby Compton in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by Willis Williams Oct 18, 2013. 87 Replies

Traditional Advertising, is it truly over as many might say?I've found that there are different environments, climates and demographics that call for traditional advertising! Although Social Media is on the move and in my opinion will be sooner than later, the #1 source to reach a customer, traditional advertising must not be counted out!In some towns the paper is still King, while in others a local T.V. station is King and believe it or not in some towns Radio is King.While the hot topic of…Continue

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You know you work for a bad dealership when . . . .

Started by Mark Dubis in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by Tom Gorham Feb 14. 78 Replies

We all know many dealers still make money the old fashioned way, in spite of themselves. If we want to attract top notch professionals to our industry we need to be able to quickly identify attributes of the poorly managed and not employee focused stores.   Lets put together our Top Ten (or 20) Ways to know you work for a bad dealership.  Keep responses down to two brief sentences.  Mark Continue

Tags: for, auto, retailing, environments, work

Do women make better Car salespeople?

Started by aaron kominsky in Women in the Auto Industry. Last reply by Sally Whitesell Apr 17, 2013. 76 Replies

What  characteristics differentiate  the differences between a woman vs a man in selling autombiles  in today's marketplace?Continue

CRM advice needed, Small VW Dealership in Northwestern Pa

Started by Andrew Kappler in Dear Abby (dealerELITE) - Advice Needed. Last reply by Michael Robinson Ragsdale Mar 21, 2012. 72 Replies

   I am currently needing advice with regards to CRM software for our dealership, we have something sort of close but very antiquated, that said, I thought that I understood the functionality of said software however I may have been sort of blind to it... My question(s) to you all is simple, for anybody using a CRM that they are happy with or would like to change a few things with their current software, please advise me on the following...1-Integration with sales, service, and other…Continue

Tags: Internet, Manager, Leads, Business, Development

PR: The Automotive Super Conference Announces World-Class Dealership Solutions for the Entire Dealership

Started by David Johnson in General Forum for dealerELITE Members. Last reply by NANCY SIMMONS Apr 2, 2012. 63 Replies

March 22nd, 2012 – Charlotte, NC - The Automotive Super Conferenceis the first conference of its kind. Designed to cover a wide range of topics, the Automotive Super Conference is more than just sales, more than just digital or fixed-ops, it’s a synergistic approach to everything…Continue

Tags: Service, Social Media, branding, Off-Site, Seminar

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