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The Best Advertising Analysis Tools Focus on Traffic, Leads, and Sales

It's very easy to get caught up in the big picture.We're always told to look at the big picture. It's usually more easily accessible, particularly for car dealer personnel who have a thousand things they must get done every month. One could even make an argument that driving your business from a big picture perspective is what…See More
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Is it Illegal to Ask about Criminal History on Job Applications?

In past years it was common for potential employers to ask about criminal history on applications. However, in recent years this standard has begun to evolve. Since 2011, eleven states have imposed a law against inquiring into criminal history in this first round of hiring. Many similar bills are pending as this movement gains momentum.Companies often have legitimate reasons for inquiring after criminal history, such as filtering out individuals who may be at a risk for security or who have…See More
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Amy Hughes commented on JD Rucker's blog post Three Paid Methods to Drive Traffic to Your Inventory
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MANNY LUNA commented on JD Rucker's blog post Three Paid Methods to Drive Traffic to Your Inventory
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"Thanks Amy - I have had good results getting direct contact from Youtube / Google if the effort is made to do the best possible organic tagging. Can you comment about that "grassroots" approach - especially for small…"
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Proactive PR & the NFL?

While I love to be active myself, I certainly could not call myself a big fan of watching and keeping up with sports. It seems, however, that you cannot turn on a television, read a newspaper or use any social media recently without hearing about continuous misdeeds and wrongdoings of NFL players. I’m sure that you’ve seen…See More
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 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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Black Book expects Luxury-Level car segments will feel the largest depreciation through the balance of the year, largely driven by off-lease returns in lease-heavy segments. Luxury segments in this class will include Premier Luxury (BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, Lexus GS/LS, Mercedes-Benz S); Near-Luxury (Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C, Cadillac CTS, Acura TL); and Luxury Level (BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Cadillac DTS, Lexus IS, Infiniti M, Lincoln MKS).  Entry-level and small cars will also feel noticeable…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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Do You Know How Many Website Visitors You Get Late at Night?

It's the quiet time. Just about everyone has it. Whether it's late at night when everyone's in bed or early in the morning before everyone wakes up, a good chunk of people do much of their important website surfing when there are fewer distractions of life to prevent them from their task at hand.Buying a car or…See More
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What you need to know about Geo Fencing

By now we have all heard the term Geo-Fencing and have possibly benefitted in some way from this technology.  At a mall, you may have received a coupon via push notification on your smartphone when you walked by your favorite store.  Or imagine, driving past a popular local establishment and receiving a notification about a special event for that day.  Geo-fencing is a location-based service that allows businesses to send messages to smartphone users who enter a defined geographic point.  Once…See More
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Amy Hughes commented on JD Rucker's blog post Three Paid Methods to Drive Traffic to Your Inventory
"JD, Lotlinx is looking strong as a referring traffic source in our platform. As you point out, tracking those referrals through analytics, the conversions that result from them and geoplotting the user sessions around your store will help dealers…"
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Ed Louis posted a blog post

What you need to know about Geo Fencing

By now we have all heard the term Geo-Fencing and have possibly benefitted in some way from this technology.  At a mall, you may have received a coupon via push notification on your smartphone when you walked by your favorite store.  Or imagine, driving past a popular local establishment and receiving a notification about a special event for that day.  Geo-fencing is a location-based service that allows businesses to send messages to smartphone users who enter a defined geographic point.  Once…See More
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What you need to know about Geo Fencing

By now we have all heard the term Geo-Fencing and have possibly benefitted in some way from this technology.  At a mall, you may have received a coupon via push notification on your smartphone when you walked by your favorite store.  Or imagine, driving past a popular local establishment and receiving a notification about a special event for that day.  

Geo-fencing is a location-based service that allows businesses to send messages to…

Proactive PR & the NFL?

While I love to be active myself, I certainly could not call myself a big fan of watching and keeping up with sports. It seems, however, that you cannot turn on a television, read a newspaper or use any social media recently without hearing about continuous misdeeds and wrongdoings of NFL players. I’m sure that…

Do You Know How Many Website Visitors You Get Late at Night?

It's the quiet time. Just about everyone has it. Whether it's late at night when everyone's in bed or early in the morning before everyone wakes up, a good chunk of people do much of their important website surfing when there are fewer distractions of life to prevent them from their task at…

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…

8 Segments That Will Lead 4th Quarter Depreciation

Black Book expects Luxury-Level car segments will feel the largest depreciation through the balance of the year, largely driven by off-lease returns in lease-heavy segments. Luxury segments in this class will include Premier Luxury (BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, Lexus GS/LS, Mercedes-Benz S); Near-Luxury (Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C, Cadillac CTS, Acura TL); and Luxury Level (BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Cadillac DTS, Lexus IS, Infiniti M, Lincoln MKS).

 
Entry-level and small cars will also…

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The Best Advertising Analysis Tools Focus on Traffic, Leads, and Sales

Posted by Peter Martin on October 23, 2014 at 3:28am 0 Comments

It's very easy to get caught up in the big picture.

We're always told to look at the big picture. It's usually more easily accessible, particularly for car dealer personnel who have a thousand things they must get done every month.…

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What you need to know about Geo Fencing

Posted by Ed Louis on October 22, 2014 at 4:31pm 1 Comment

By now we have all heard the term Geo-Fencing and have possibly benefitted in some way from this technology.  At a mall, you may have received a coupon via push notification on your smartphone when you walked by your favorite store.  Or imagine, driving past a popular local establishment and receiving a notification about a special event for that day.  

Geo-fencing is a location-based service that allows businesses to send messages to…

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A Breakdown of Local Awareness Facebook Ads

Posted by Erin Ryan on October 22, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Local Awareness Facebook Ads

Facebook is looking to add a new service to its Facebook Ads list within the coming weeks. Known as Local Awareness Facebook Ads, this new kid on the Facebook Ads block is looking to do what other Facebook Ads currently don’t: promote your business’s address.

Not only are Local Awareness Facebook Ads going to be easy to create, their objective is to reach a local audience at the lowest possible cost. That will make…

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Proactive PR & the NFL?

Posted by sara callahan on October 22, 2014 at 9:25am 0 Comments

While I love to be active myself, I certainly could not call myself a big fan of watching and keeping up with sports. It seems, however, that you cannot turn on a television, read a newspaper or use any social media recently without hearing about continuous misdeeds and wrongdoings of NFL players. I’m sure that…

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Do You Know How Many Website Visitors You Get Late at Night?

Posted by jeff sterns on October 22, 2014 at 12:56am 0 Comments

It's the quiet time. Just about everyone has it. Whether it's late at night when everyone's in bed or early in the morning before everyone wakes up, a good chunk of people do much of their important website surfing when there are fewer distractions of life to prevent them from their task at…

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Social Media Engagement is a Two-Way Street

Posted by Erika simms on October 21, 2014 at 7:35pm 0 Comments

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…

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8 Segments That Will Lead 4th Quarter Depreciation

Posted by Black Book on October 21, 2014 at 1:51pm 0 Comments

Black Book expects Luxury-Level car segments will feel the largest depreciation through the balance of the year, largely driven by off-lease returns in lease-heavy segments. Luxury segments in this class will include Premier Luxury (BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, Lexus GS/LS, Mercedes-Benz S); Near-Luxury (Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C, Cadillac CTS, Acura TL); and Luxury Level (BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Cadillac DTS, Lexus IS, Infiniti M, Lincoln MKS).

 

Entry-level and small cars will also…

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AutoLoop Welcomes Sales Rep Sean Donovan

Posted by Graham Annett on October 21, 2014 at 1:40pm 0 Comments

Clearwater, FL--October 21st, 2014--AutoLoop LLC, a leading developer of sales-generation and customer-retention software for auto dealers, today announced the addition of Sean Donovan as Sales Representative for western North America. Donovan brings nearly 20 years of automotive marketing, technology,…

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The 2 Phrases That Bosses Hate

BY GEOFFREY JAMES @SALES_SOURCE


A recently-published list of employee remarks that bosses hate completely missed the two worst offenders.



Monster.com recently published the following list of employee remarks that, according to the article, will cause a boss to "hate" the employee:


1. "That's not how we did it at my old job."

2. "So-and-so isn't doing his work."

3. "How'd I do? How'd I do? How'd I do?"

4. "This…

10 Phrases Navy SEALs Don't Say

By: JEFF BOSS


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


While the parallels between special operations and business closely mirror each other in some regards, there are also glaring differences. The most significant difference I’ve found in the year plus that I’ve been out of the military is what is considered acceptable and unacceptable in the workplace.


In a SEAL Team room, for…

7 Killer Quotes from Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran

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…

Why You Should Stop Being a Boss and Be a Leader

BY LOLLY DASKAL @LOLLYDASKAL


The 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…

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The 2 Phrases That Bosses Hate

Started by IC. Collins in General Forum for dealerELITE Members. Last reply by Elizabeth Ayala yesterday. 2 Replies

BY GEOFFREY JAMES @SALES_SOURCE A recently-published list of employee remarks that bosses hate completely missed the two worst offenders. Monster.com recently published the following list of employee remarks that, according to the article, will cause a boss to "hate" the employee: 1. "That's not how we did it at my old job."2. "So-and-so isn't doing his work."3. "How'd I do? How'd I do? How'd I do?"4. "This is not what I signed up for."5. "Can't someone else do that?"6. "Will I get a promotion…Continue

10 Phrases Navy SEALs Don't Say

Started by IC. Collins in General Forum for dealerELITE Members. Last reply by Squire Pettis on Sunday. 1 Reply

By: JEFF BOSS Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant While the parallels between special operations and business closely mirror each other in some regards, there are also glaring differences. The most significant difference I’ve found in the year plus that I’ve been out of the military is what is considered acceptable and unacceptable in the workplace. In a SEAL Team room, for instance, there are (legal) mementos collected from…Continue

Automating Sales: Will It Be the Death of the Salesperson?

Started by IC. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience. Last reply by steven chessin on Friday. 1 Reply

BY MICK HOLLISON @MICKHOLLISONSalespeople must presume unprecedented levels of sophistication and knowledge of products, pricing and the competitive landscape among their potential customers.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantThe rise of the Internet, coupled with increasingly sophisticated buyers and new technologies like predictive analytics, have changed the world of sales and marketing forever. Simply stated, new technology…Continue

Best of the Best, or Best of the Worst

Started by Joseph Rosales in General Forum for dealerELITE Members on Friday. 0 Replies

Would you ever hire the best of the worst to work in your dealership?  Well as bad as that sounds people do it every day.  Here's how.  They run an advertisement, several (or just a few) respond...they interview the candidates...none of them are really who they are looking for, but they need people so they hire the best of this group...essentially the best of the worst.Never hire the best of the worst.  Have high standards.  Be clear about the kind of people you want working in your dealership…Continue

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Is it Illegal to Ask about Criminal History on Job Applications?

Started by Mike Elliott in Dealer Forum 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

In past years it was common for potential employers to ask about criminal history on applications. However, in recent years this standard has begun to evolve. Since 2011, eleven states have imposed a law against inquiring into criminal history in this first round of hiring. Many similar bills are pending as this movement gains momentum.Companies often have legitimate reasons for inquiring after criminal history, such as filtering out individuals who may be at a risk for security or who have…Continue

Tags: law, labor, management, dealership

10 Powerful Habits of Highly Effective Leaders

Started by IC. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience on Friday. 0 Replies

BY PETER ECONOMY @BIZZWRITERToday's most successful leaders didn't get that way by accident. They learned and applied the habits of others who came before them. You can too.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantBecoming a successful leader requires…Continue

Have You Become Too Cynical to Be a Good Car Salesman?

Started by Mike Elliott in Sales Forum on Friday. 0 Replies

Every now and then for no apparent reason I see a good car salesman go from being a top producer to becoming an average car salesperson. They are no longer at the top of their game, their commissions are slipping, their bonuses are few and their overall attitude is rotten. The retail car business has a way wearing down some people that cause them to become cynical, burnt out, negative and less productive. This…Continue

Tags: dealership, management, automotive, burnout, sales

7 Ways to Increase Your Mental Energy Right Now

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

BY JOHN BRANDON @JMBRANDONBBMental energy is stored up in your brain. Here's how to release it.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantEveryone needs a little influx of neurons once in a while. The problem for some of us in the office is that we tend to…Continue

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Mini-doc showing at-risk kids building motorcycles in 100 days will warm your heart

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Moto Build mini-documentary

There are a lot of things in this world that can make you feel pretty defeated - just turn on the national news on any given night for dozens of examples. It's nice every once in a while to get a reminder that things aren't always so bad. If you're looking for a little pick-me-up, just watch this video.

This five-minute mini-documentary tells the story of The Running Rebels of Milwaukee, WI, as they take part in a contest called Build Moto. The group targets high-school kids who might be close to falling into gang life in the city or just need a place to go, and mentors teach them how to do something productive: build motorcycles. As part of Build Moto, each team has just 100 days to complete a bike from scratch, and later, all of the squads compete in various challenges.

It has to be hard to compress 100 days of work into just a few minutes, but this documentary tells a cohesive story about the team. Check out the video to see a cool project for at-risk kids that results in some pretty neat motorcycles.

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China's Rapid Transit Vehicles to Serve Boston

BOSTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Department of Transportation today officially get the approval from the Board to purchase 284 rapid transit vehicles from China CNR Corporation Limited ("China CNR") to provide service for Boston metro's red and orange lines....

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NHTSA apologizes for mishandling Takata airbag recall information

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's top official apologized late Wednesday for publishing inaccurate information in its Monday warning about defective Takata airbags that may explode and for technical glitches that made its recall...

UAW eyes bargaining rights at VW's Tenn. plant within a year

The UAW hopes to be recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent for workers at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Chattanooga within a year, union President Dennis Williams said Wednesday.

U.S. prosecutors probe Takata over recalls

The recall of some 7.8 million vehicles with faulty Takata airbags that may explode attracted additional federal scrutiny Wednesday, with prosecutors launching a probe into the Japanese supplier and a U.S.

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