David T. Gould
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  • Lawrenceville, NJ
  • United States
  • Team Toyota, Langhorne, PA
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Our obligation as automotive professionals and those promoting to the same...

Started Mar 17, 2014 0 Replies

As automotive professionals and professionals promoting to automotive professionals... We have an obligation to live by and set the highest industry standards.There is only one road to travel...DTGContinue

 

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David T. Gould commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post ACCESS TO YOUR DMS
"Logic does not work with this argument... IF it did there would be no TrueCar, CarFax and the like. History has proven dealers don't care until their feet (or cash) are in the fire. IN MY OPINION, the advancement of technology has outpaced the…"
Aug 10, 2015
David T. Gould commented on Sean V. Bradley's blog post Make Money Mondays With Sean V. Bradley - How To Handle Price With Internet Prospects
"Good points in this video SVB... Well worth the watch for however they may apply in your dealership's sales process. (I think we all can get caught in the "we have to give them away" trap because of initial equoting.) With 80% of…"
Aug 10, 2015
David T. Gould commented on Ron Rozier's blog post Who Failed who?
"Ron, My thoughts... not so fast on blowing out Billy Bob "the main man around town"... why not communicate and keep both? Billy Bob, and volume producers like him, are essential to that owner's dealership's bottom line and hold…"
Jan 14, 2015
David T. Gould and steven chessin are now friends
Oct 3, 2014
David T. Gould commented on Rebecca Ward's video
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How to make Used Car Videos that DON T Suck

"From my experience... At the video 101 level... getting used to shooting / making one "take" video and properly posting employer acceptable content is the most important step. Getting around that learning curve gives the beginner a shot at…"
Oct 1, 2014
David T. Gould commented on Rebecca Ward's video
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How to make Used Car Videos that DON T Suck

"Words of caution good and bad:  Video is direct... it will be your first impression.  Video is personal... it opens doors with personal branding that may OR may not be welcome in your workplace. Making, editing and promoting videos is…"
Sep 30, 2014
David T. Gould commented on Rebecca Ward's video
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How to make Used Car Videos that DON T Suck

""If you commit to video... your competitors will not be there... " Nice. DTG"
Sep 25, 2014
David T. Gould commented on Stan Sher's blog post The Fall 2014 Automotive Conference Showdown
"I am glad to see diversified e-training opportunities for dealers. The more e-conferences offered, the more possibilities for dealers to get exposed to digital sales, marketing and management techniques. I recommend dealers and their relevant staff…"
Sep 9, 2014
David T. Gould commented on Sean V. Bradley's blog post General Manager of Greg Lair Buick GMC, Danny Benites Will Be Speaking at the Internet Sales 20 Group - Boston, MA - September 22-24
"hmmmm... different way of promoting..."
Aug 20, 2014
David T. Gould commented on Stan Sher's blog post Increase After Sale Product Penetration Through Automotive Guest Relations (BDC)
"good "out of the box" thinking Stan. right people, with the right support and it would work. DTG"
Jul 23, 2014
David T. Gould replied to JIm Fisher's discussion What is most important - Price - Trade In Value - Monthly Payments - Down Payments - Selection? in the group Tailor Your Techniques
"Giving the customer the choice of exactly what they want sounds like a dealer and inventory manager's nightmare... An accepted figure of 80% of customers "switch" from their initial choice on their own. Walking the inventory is a…"
Jun 17, 2014
David T. Gould joined MANNY LUNA's group
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Old School New School Training Techniques .Tailor Them Everyday! Lets Here It From Both and Fuse Them Togetherhttp://vldigitalmarketing.net/See More
Jun 17, 2014
David T. Gould commented on Paul Sansone Jr.'s blog post Are We at a Cross Roads with our Auto Sales Staff?
"Paul, Nicely stated. The hidden "cost" of turn over remains the Achilles Heel of any business. Turnover historically is high in the automotive business, every dealer should track turnover, demand a solution and hold managers much more…"
Apr 14, 2014
Douglas P. Scott and David T. Gould are now friends
Mar 31, 2014
David T. Gould commented on JD Rucker's blog post Recycling Social Media Content is Getting Out of Hand
"JD, (10 Million Toyota vehicles sold... seems news worthy of recycling to me as a Toyota salesperson) Could "Recycled content" be "Original content" to an audience that has not been exposed it prior? For me personally, I find the…"
Mar 31, 2014
David T. Gould posted a discussion

Our obligation as automotive professionals and those promoting to the same...

As automotive professionals and professionals promoting to automotive professionals... We have an obligation to live by and set the highest industry standards.There is only one road to travel...DTGSee More
Mar 17, 2014

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Dealership
What company do you work for (or own)?
Team Toyota, Langhorne, PA
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Internet Sales Manager
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http://teamtoyota.net
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http://https://www.facebook.com/Social2Promotional
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidtgould
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(23) Years of automotive experience... OEM (Toyota Motors), Retail (Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, and Lincoln-Mercury. Owned and operated used / service / parts / towing / dealer support facility. My passions are all things digital and automotive. No job is too big or too small... I've done it... I respect the efforts of what and who it takes to deliver a vehicle successfully @ a fair profit with customer satisfaction.

David T. Gould's Blog

Why Do We Push Potential Clients Back Out Of The Sales Funnel? - brought to you by: DTG - Digital Efficiency

Posted on February 12, 2012 at 12:00am 7 Comments

Digital Efficiency, to me, means getting the most from your digital marketing and digital advertising efforts (dollars). To get the "most", I see a glaring need for the recognition and maximization of Digital Assets. Digital Assets? Digital Parts, Pieces and Flow of the same. This post addresses Digital Flow Efficiency.

Recently, while attending a Digital Marketing training seminar, an interesting observation was pointed out. What happens on your website once a lead…

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Automotive Dealer Data Access - Data Fields, Lock'm Down - DTG Digital Efficiency

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 12:00am 8 Comments

The Data War is raging.

Automotive dealers are becoming more enlightened daily as they are being exposed at NADA and through forums such as DealerElite to the very serious matter of consumer and dealer data leakage. By data leakage, I am referring to the unrestricted polling or scraping of their dealership DMS (computer systems) by vendors providing software "solutions" that are suppose to be helping dealers organize and maximize sales. Typically, these vendors have inserted…

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