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There are a variety of ways in which you can personalize your direct mail pieces to fit your customers' wants and needs. In this week’s episode of Hard Facts, Samantha will explain how highly targeting your mail pieces and using variable data can increase ROI.See More
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Are Sales Pay Plans on Your Mind?

A majority of us in the dealership consulting community, together with many client-dealers to whom we provide services, have long recognized a need for changes in salesperson compensation plans. The traditional plans which have been employed over the last several decades no longer effectively match the operating strategies being implemented in many dealerships today, particularly in those stores that are committed to “market-based pricing” their new and used vehicles on the Internet. This…See More
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Is Going Above & Beyond Really the Path to Customer Loyalty?

Most executives believe that providing an excellent customer experience will increase customer loyalty. Many companies are known for it and stand out as examples of how to win business and loyalty – Nordstrom, Zappos and Apple come to mind. While providing an excellent customer experience is certainly more likely to increase a loyal…See More
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Complete Guide on LED Aftermarket Lights for Trucks

Light emitting diodes have evolved in the automotive field due to numerous features like power savings, durability, color variety, and brightness. Because the LED lights are new, they cost slightly more than the conventional auto lights like halogen and incandescent lights. But these lighting accessories are worthy to purchase as they…See More
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Sick Of Yelp Destroying Your Dealer? Want A Business Friendly Solution?

If you're like most dealers that constantly get abused by Yelp regardless of your efforts then I invite you to a Pro-Business solution that has your customer's best interest at heart as well as your dealers. 

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THE BAD NEWS BEARS

THE BAD NEWS BEARS

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success!…

Top Brands Rated by Women | 2015 US Womens Car Dealership Report

Our company has published it’s second annual report which showcases women are having empowering experiences at progressive car dealerships in the United States.

Women are responsible for buying over 13 million cars at new car dealerships; that’s an impressive 36,000 vehicles a day. Dealerships have to literally change gears, advertising, amenities and their sales strategies to attract this powerful buying force. “It’s a very competitive industry” shares Women-Drivers.com President,…

What's New in Social Media for 2015?

Social media kicked off the New Year with some interesting updates geared toward increasing content exposure and diversifying communications tools. While some automotive professionals have expressed thatsocial isn’t selling cars, these updates may yet give us hope!


So far, here are 2015’s five social media updates your dealership…

Manipulation? Salespeople are not the Problem!

I am absolutely fed up with the recent assault on salespeople. I'm tired of salespeople being classified as manipulative, self-serving, hard closers that care only about money. Call me old-fashioned, but I believe everyone (especially salespeople) are generally good and want to do the right thing. Salespeople are not the…

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Let's Get Personal

Posted by Paul Potratz on January 30, 2015 at 5:24pm 0 Comments

There are a variety of ways in which you can personalize your direct mail pieces to fit your customers' wants and needs. In this week’s episode of Hard Facts, Samantha will explain how highly targeting your mail pieces and using variable data can increase ROI.…

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Are Sales Pay Plans on Your Mind?

Posted by Garry House on January 30, 2015 at 12:52pm 0 Comments

A majority of us in the dealership consulting community, together with many client-dealers to whom we provide services, have long recognized a need for changes in salesperson compensation plans. The traditional plans which have been employed over the last several decades no longer effectively match the operating strategies being implemented in many dealerships today, particularly in those stores that are committed to “market-based pricing” their new and used vehicles on the Internet. This…

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Is Going Above & Beyond Really the Path to Customer Loyalty?

Posted by Richard Holland on January 29, 2015 at 10:02am 0 Comments

Most executives believe that providing an excellent customer experience will increase customer loyalty. Many companies are known for it and stand out as examples of how to win business and loyalty – Nordstrom, Zappos and Apple come to mind. While providing an excellent customer experience is certainly more likely to…

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Complete Guide on LED Aftermarket Lights for Trucks

Posted by Simon Hopes on January 29, 2015 at 2:28am 0 Comments

Light emitting diodes have evolved in the automotive field due to numerous features like power savings, durability, color variety, and brightness. Because the LED lights are new, they cost slightly more than the conventional auto lights like halogen and incandescent lights. But these lighting accessories are worthy to…

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Sick Of Yelp Destroying Your Dealer? Want A Business Friendly Solution?

Posted by Dan Weik (pronounced wick) on January 28, 2015 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

If you're like most dealers that constantly get abused by Yelp regardless of your efforts then I invite you to a Pro-Business solution that has your customer's best interest at heart as well as your dealers. 

http://www.BusinessRater.com…

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10 resolutions for a more profitable 2015

Posted by Roger Williams on January 28, 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Do you want your dealership to perform at higher levels than ever before?

Would you like to do this consistently? It's not rocket science, it does take guts. 

Here's the big secret-the dead sea scroll-the hidden map to gold-the magic formula (drum roll please) -It's in your daily discipline, and daily activities. I'll say it again…

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THE BAD NEWS BEARS

Posted by Bobby on January 28, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

THE BAD NEWS BEARS

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success!…

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Top Brands Rated by Women | 2015 US Womens Car Dealership Report

Posted by Anne Fleming on January 28, 2015 at 12:30pm 4 Comments

Our company has published it’s second annual report which showcases women are having empowering experiences at progressive car dealerships in the United States.

Women are responsible for buying over 13 million cars at new car dealerships; that’s an impressive 36,000 vehicles a day. Dealerships have to literally change gears, advertising, amenities and their sales strategies to attract this powerful buying force. “It’s a very competitive industry” shares Women-Drivers.com President,…

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12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate

By : Lolly Daskal


Tolerance is a virtue--most of the time. But some things should never be tolerated. To build a successful career and life, make sure as a leader these are never on your list.



By and large, tolerance is a good trait. The differences we encounter enrich our lives…

Finding the Hidden Market That Your Business Is Missing Out On

Recently, I went car shopping with my wife. We were casually browsing when a salesperson approached us. After listening to his pitch, he turned to me and -- in front of my wife -- said, “Most of the ladies won’t care about looking under the hood, so I won’t bother giving her the marketing spiel on the performance.”

His comment surprised me. Yet this kind of stereotyping happens all the time in marketing. Just look at the gender bias in advertisements: Whether it’s a reference to…

10 UNEXPECTED BODY-LANGUAGE ADJUSTMENTS THAT WILL BOOST YOUR CAREER

By : Meredith Lepore

How to carry yourself makes all the difference in day - to - day interactions. Here's how to straighten up and show your best side.


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

7 Things Employees Never Say to Their Bosses (But Should)

By : Jess Haden


The things employees won't tell you could be the things you need to hear most.


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


Your employees have a lot of thoughts. Most of those…

What does 2015 hold for the crazy auto industry?


Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway To Purchase Auto Dealership Firm Van Tuyl Group


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Internet Leads: How long to follow up.

Started by Zachary Dunn @YourAutoGuyZach in Dear Abby (dealerELITE) - Advice Needed. Last reply by Chris Mason on Sunday. 9 Replies

Question: Looking for several different options. Internet Leads (going to several dealers) with 0 contact after 200 days. Is it ok to mark the opportunity "lost"? I've noticed that I have so much follow up that it's starting to pile up on me. I have been calling/texting (if I have a number) and emailing (if available). When do you think too long is too long if ever?Thanks,ZachContinue

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12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate

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

By : Lolly Daskal Tolerance is a virtue--most of the time. But some things should never be tolerated. To build a successful career and life, make sure as a leader these are never on your list.By and large, tolerance is a good trait. The differences we encounter enrich our lives and organizations. But to attain a successful life…Continue

Finding the Hidden Market That Your Business Is Missing Out On

Started by Mike Elliott in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category Jan 24. 0 Replies

Recently, I went car shopping with my wife. We were casually browsing when a salesperson approached us. After listening to his pitch, he turned to me and -- in front of my wife -- said, “Most of the ladies won’t care about looking under the hood, so I won’t bother giving her the marketing spiel on the performance.”His comment surprised me. Yet this kind of stereotyping happens all the time in marketing. Just look at the gender bias in advertisements: Whether it’s a reference to sports, clothes…Continue

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10 UNEXPECTED BODY-LANGUAGE ADJUSTMENTS THAT WILL BOOST YOUR CAREER

Started by I.C. Collins in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by I.C. Collins Jan 23. 2 Replies

By : Meredith LeporeHow to carry yourself makes all the difference in day - to - day interactions. Here's how to straighten up and show your best side.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantWe often talk about the absolute importance of body…Continue

Breaking Barriers

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

Techniques in Automotive Sales Careers® Our aim ~ be the definitive, single point of reference for Sales Training.We have taken twenty one years of experience working with sales consultants all around the world and given you a system packed with techniques, tips and strategies so you can successfully position yourself…Continue

What Hiring Managers Really Want To Know When They Ask, ‘What Are Your Hobbies?’

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

By : Jacquelyn SmithWhen you're in the hot seat interviewing for a job, you're answering questions such as "What's your greatest weakness?" and "Why should we hire you?" — so a query like "What are your hobbies?" will probably seem like a piece of cake.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource…Continue

THE 7 SECRETS TO AN EYE-CATCHING, GIG-NABBING COVER LETTER

Started by I.C. Collins in General Forum for dealerELITE Members Jan 24. 0 Replies

By : Drake BaerHiring managers are trying to find a needle in an application haystack here are the sharpest ways to make your point.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant"It is not uncommon for me to get 100…Continue

U.S. Spies on Millions of Drivers

Started by Mike Elliott in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category on Wednesday. 0 Replies

DEA Uses License-Plate Readers to Build Database for Federal, Local AuthoritiesThe Justice Department has been building a national database to track in real time the movement of vehicles around the U.S., a secret domestic intelligence-gathering program that scans and stores hundreds of millions of records about motorists, according to current and former officials and government documents.The…Continue

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Radical hits Ascari with new RXC Spyder [w/video]

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Meet the Radical RXC Spyder. It's like the RXC coupe, only more visceral - or like the Nürburgring record-holding SR8 LM, but even more so. And it's just concluded an intensive week-long shakedown at the Ascari Race Resort in Spain.

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One vehicle that deserved a Super Bowl ad

Back in January 2009, GM didn't have money for a Super Bowl commercial, but if it could have scraped together the funds, it had a golden opportunity to introduce the masses to the Chevy Volt.

Volvo and the 'sweet hereafter'

Excruciatingly long product lead times have always challenged automakers, who have to figure out what will sell four or five years hence.

Millennials will grow to 25% of U.S. market in 2015, TrueCar says

Millennials will become a serious force in the US car market in 2015, TrueCar said in a new report this week. The car-buying site estimates that the group will purchase 4.

Audi could hit 2 million sales goal ahead of 2020

Audi could reach its goal of 2 million sales a year before its 2020 target, helped by models such as the A4 sedan, the flagship Q7 SUV and the R8 sports car, CEO Rupert Stadler said.

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Auto Glass Industry 2018-2020 Market Forecasts for Global and Chinese Regions

DALLAS, January 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RnRMarketResearch.com adds latest reports on Auto Glass Industry for Global and China markets with analysis of auto glass market in china and other countries or regions (such as US, Europe, Japan, etc.) by presenting research on global products of...

UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW-Ford Vice President Jimmy Settles announced today that the union is delivering on its promise to convert workers

DETROIT, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UAW President Dennis Williams and UAW-Ford Vice President Jimmy Settles announced today that the union is delivering on its promise to convert workers making entry-level wages to traditional employees.  "The 2011 UAW-Ford agreement allows...

U-Haul Dealership Drives Customers to Pinson's Carl C Store

U-Haul Logo PINSON, Ala., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carl C Store is proud to report a spike in business since hanging an orange U-Haul sign outside the shop. The local convenience store at 9317 Hwy. 79 offers everything from snacks to lottery tickets. Now with the addition of U-Haul®...


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Nissan vehicles to use common visible parts

Nissan's modular platform saves money by using common components. But owners rarely notice; most of the shared parts are unseen under the hood.

Fiat Chrysler to abandon sub-$25,000 minivans

Fiat Chrysler plans to abandon the bottom end of its minivan lineup next year as the redesigned 2017 Chrysler Town and Country replaces the existing model and the Dodge Grand Caravan.

GM ignition-switch victims accepting offers, Feinberg says

General Motors' compensation program for victims of ignition-switch accidents is meeting its goal of sidelining many potential lawsuits, according to the lawyer handling the payments.

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