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Winners Always Make Time; Losers Often Wast Time - by David Lewis

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An interesting article published in the Harvard Business Review by a Harvard professor makes some claims that many would argue against. Senior Lecturer, Frank Cespedes, argues that social media doesn’t affect the bottom line for companies and, due to that, is a waste of time. Perhaps the most compelling reason for his conclusion is that the available metrics focus mainly on “likes, tweets, reviews,…See More
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Shoes on first

     As I shined my shoes for work this morning I reflected on the many pairs of shoes I have shined preparing for a day's work on the car lot. The many different styles and brands of shoes I have been through. I reflected on the many things I have witnessed in all those pairs of shoes. The many lessons I have learned.The many people I have met in those shoes. The many different personalities and faces.The many deals I have sold, penciled, or closed. The many people I have trained in the…See More
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So You Think You Could Sell Cars? Did you ever wonder if you would be good at selling cars in today's market?Does the sales applicant in front you have the traits needed to succeed in Sales at your dealership ?Why do some Sales Consultant's succeed when others don't?dE asked Hire The Winners for the use of their Car Sales Simulator for the month of November  dE members now have an opportunity to find out! dealerElite  believes we found the World's Most Effective Sales Aptitude…See More
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Black Book, a leading provider of electronic data and insight to the automotive industry, today announced the appointment of Chris du Toit to vice president, Product Management. The announcement was made by Tom Cross, president of Black Book, and the appointment is effective immediately.In this newly created role, du Toit has responsibility for leading product strategy and product management for all Black Book product offerings. du Toit will focus on enhancing existing products as well as the…See More
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BLACK BOOK NAMES CHRIS DU TOIT VP, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Black Book, a leading provider of electronic data and insight to the automotive industry, today announced the appointment of Chris du Toit to vice president, Product Management. The announcement was made by Tom Cross, president of Black Book, and the appointment is effective immediately.In this newly created role, du Toit has responsibility for leading product strategy and product management for all Black Book product offerings. du Toit will focus on enhancing existing products as well as the…See More
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BLACK BOOK NAMES CHRIS DU TOIT VP, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Black Book, a leading provider of electronic data and insight to the automotive industry, today announced the appointment of Chris du Toit to vice president, Product Management. The announcement was made by Tom Cross, president of Black Book, and the appointment is effective immediately.

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What I Sincerely Hope My Local Car Dealer Can Learn From Tire-Rama

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Mistakes Businesses Make With Internet Marketing

With all the information out there, it is not surprising that people make mistakes when they are trying to put together a marketing plan online. In fact, some people think they're doing the right thing, and feel discouraged when the…

Cars.com Employee Responds To The Internet Sales 20 Group Invite…And Dealers Do NOT like it!

Cars.com Employee Responds To The Internet Sales 20 Group Invite...

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Here Is a Marketing Idea for April

Posted by Paul Potratz on March 31, 2015 at 4:53pm 0 Comments

Has Your Creative Hit A Roadblock?

  • Are you willing to take risks and have fun with your creative?
  • What can you do to make your website more engaging?
  • Would you like some tips on how to make the most out of your commercials, websites and your showroom?

On this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I cover how you can take your creative to a whole new level. Watch it…

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Does Social Media Sell? A Harvard Professor Says No

Posted by Paul Moran on March 31, 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

An interesting article published in the Harvard Business Review by a Harvard professor makes some claims that many would argue against. Senior Lecturer, Frank Cespedes, argues that social media doesn’t affect the bottom line for companies and, due to that, is a waste of time. 

Perhaps the most compelling reason for his conclusion is that the available metrics focus mainly on “likes,…

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CallSource Manages Nearly One Million Calls a Month for OEMs/Dealer Groups, a 100% Increase Year Over Year; Automotive Veteran Bill Bieser Joins as VP Strategic Accounts

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Bieser brings 25+ years of automotive sales experience to the company that invented call tracking; CallSource has tracked over one billion calls since inception

 

Westlake Village, Calif. – March 31, 2015 - CallSource, the U.S. leader in call management,…

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DMEautomotive Offering New Services to FCA US LLC MarketCenter

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DMEautomotive’s innovative mobile app, call management program and parts lead generation now available to Alpha Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and RAM dealers



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– DMEautomotive today announced that it is adding services to its long-standing relationship with the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) MarketCenter, an online marketplace designed for Alpha Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge,…

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Automotive Sales Could Grow 24% if Retail Experience Improved

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56% would buy more often if the dealership process was not so difficult

New research from DrivingSales identifies how the growing gap between consumer expectations and the current automotive buying process is suppressing car sales volume



New York – March 31, 2015 – Automotive sales could grow up to 24% if the retail…

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BLACK BOOK NAMES CHRIS DU TOIT VP, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Posted by Black Book on March 31, 2015 at 10:02am 0 Comments

Black Book, a leading provider of electronic data and insight to the automotive industry, today announced the appointment of Chris du Toit to vice president, Product Management. The announcement was made by Tom Cross, president of Black Book, and the appointment is effective immediately.



In this newly created role, du Toit has responsibility for leading product strategy and product management for all Black Book product offerings. du Toit will focus on enhancing existing products as…

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Bigfoot Launches SMART Connect

Posted by Kaan Zoroglu on March 30, 2015 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

SMART Connect utilizes both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies and Connects your Dealership to Visitors with interactive content by way of their Mobile Device. Completely Hands free and Automated! The Mobile Device receives a simple message to connect with your existing WIFI and BLUETOOTH system and we take it…

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What I Sincerely Hope My Local Car Dealer Can Learn From Tire-Rama

Posted by Steve Stauning on March 30, 2015 at 11:48am 5 Comments

(I originally posted this on LinkedIn; thus the first few paragraphs were intended for those readers who might not enjoy working with and in car dealerships the way those of us on DealerElite do.

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ELEAD ONE vs. VinSolutions or a better option

Started by John Roberts in dealerELITE Professional Experience. Last reply by Ron Zabawski on Saturday. 11 Replies

We are currently with VinSolutions for our CRM and are seriously considering a change. I have been scouring the internet looking for feedback, but I am not finding a lot of information. I have had a demo and a lot of discussions with ELEAD and it looks like a good alternative, but thought I would start a discussion to see what the dealers out there think. Continue

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How To Tell A Story That Sells

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BY : Stan Smith A little while ago we defined Content Marketing as “Stories that Sell.” This definition still holds. Stories are too compelling to ignore and businesses are learning that a well-designed story is a core gear in their marketing machine. Storytelling is so important that we insist that every content marketing…Continue

Try This 18-Minute Ritual for Incredible Focus

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BY : Jessica StillmanThree small tweaks to your day can radically increase your effectiveness.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantWe think of rituals as something for religious observances and major life occurrences--something you do in church or on the day you…Continue

When Women Innovate, Everybody Wins

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BY : Erin AndrewThe U.S. Small Business Administration has helped launch a program focused on innovative products and services that could improve women's lives.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantThe topic of this year’s Women’s History Month is…Continue

4 Tips to Prep Your Workplace for Generation Z

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BY : Thomas WallThe youngest generation with a buzzword-y moniker is now entering the workforce--here's how to ensure you make the most of their talents.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantOne of the most overused buzzwords in…Continue

7 Signs Someone's Not Listening To You

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BY : Jenna GoudreauIn today's 24/7, ADD culture, real focus and connection are rare.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant"We have an epidemic of fake listening," says Nick Morgan, speech coach and author of new book "Power Cues: The Subtle Science of…Continue

Need the Confidence to Conquer? It Starts With You

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BY : Justin BarisoYou are your toughest sell. Once you believe, everyone else will too.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantYou've worked hard. You feel like you've been preparing for this your whole life. And now you're…Continue

How to Build a Successful Referral Culture

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BY : Jerome TernynckTips to make your referral program shine.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantLast month, I shared 3 ways to optimize your employee referral program. We know that employee referrals are powerful--they bring in quality…Continue

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