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Sales slow-down is coming - 5 ways to strengthen your team's sales 'muscles'

Sure, 2015 was nearly a record sales year for the auto industry, and overall, there is a year-over-year increase in sales so far in 2016,…

Started by Big Tom LaPointe

0 Mar 11, 2016

Do We Secretly Hate Our Customers? (a tongue-in-cheek view of automotive sales)

The other day I was sitting around talking with a friend in the car business, an older gentleman who has been in finance and insurance (F&a…

Started by Mike Elliott

0 Mar 10, 2015

Breakthrough: Use Millennial Marketing to Reach Boomers

How can you use the same tactics to reach both Millennial consumers and Baby Boomers? Anyone who reads my columns frequently, or sees me s…

Started by Mike Elliott

0 Feb 27, 2015

Setting the stage for a “huge” December

Plenty of incentive money left after Nov. sales rise 5% Timely automaker Black Friday promotions and a strong economy drove U.S. auto sales…

Started by Mike Elliott

0 Dec 2, 2014

Automakers Create “Privacy Principles” for New Vehicles

When Ford’s global marketing chief Jim Farley suggested the maker “knows” what its customers do behind the wheel earlier this year, it trig…

Started by Mike Elliott

0 Nov 15, 2014

Abducted Woman Rescued because of Dealer's GPS Device in Suspect's Car

I heard this on the news this morning. The young woman who was recently kidnapped off the street in Philly was found and rescued in Marylan…

Started by Mike Elliott

0 Nov 7, 2014

Sales Advice from Leading Women in Sales

I wanted to share an article I read recently on Jill Konrath's site. Jill is a sales trainer. I've read some of her books, I subscribe to h…

Started by Mike Elliott

0 Oct 24, 2014

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

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. Th…

Started by Mike Elliott

1 Oct 23, 2014
Reply by steven chessin

15 PROVEN IDEAS FOR LOW-COST, LOCAL ADVERTISING

You need to advertise your business, but that comes with two stipulations: Advertising needs to be both inexpensive and targeted at a local…

Started by Mike Elliott

0 Oct 11, 2014

3 Ways Technology and Transparency Are Transforming New Vehicle Retailing

It’s fair to say that the advent of new technologies and the rise of pricing transparency have forever changed the used vehicle business. T…

Started by Mike Elliott

0 Oct 8, 2014

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Posted by John Caudell on February 23, 2017 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

We are a Independent dealer in Hawaii, and have been for the last 22 years. I basically don't have any franchise dealer experience or training. I've had to learn everything by the "seat of my pants", through webinars and through NIADA…

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My 13 year old son has not had the best relationship…

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Sales Basics That Never Go Out Of Style

Posted by Scott Bergeron on February 23, 2017 at 10:00am 1 Comment

I was fortunate enough to work in a top-100 new car dealership from the very first day of green-pea training.  I was a salesperson, sales manager, team leader, desk man, and…
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You Know You Work For a Good Dealership When...

Posted by Mark Handlon on February 23, 2017 at 9:41am 2 Comments

     Several years ago there was an article written about working for bad dealerships and everyone was able to post a lot of negative insights and experiences. Well it is time to look at the good aspects that the automotive industry has offered…

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There’s a New Kind of ADD in Automotive - “Another Damn Dashboard”

Posted by Steve White on February 23, 2017 at 8:20am 0 Comments

When talking to dealers about measuring marketing results from their…

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