James A. Ziegler
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Aren't You Getting Just a Little Sick and tired of these Weaklings Telling You that You Can't make a Profit on Car Sales Today?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Drommond Dec 12, 2013. 16 Replies

This is typical, one of the most profitable Chevy dealerships in the country said this... April 1st, 2011Marc Heitz Chevrolet1221 Ed Noble ParkwayNorman, Oklahoma 73073(405) 321-7021To Jim…Continue

Tags: Internet Sales Manager, General Manager, Internet Battle Plan, Digital Dealer Speaker, Automotive Social Media

My Latest Article is Out in Dealer Magazine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bobby Compton Oct 18, 2010. 4 Replies

This article has a lot of controversy, especially the title article... "Prophets of Low Profit" ...Let me know your opinions on what is happening here in our industry? …Continue

Why Grant Cardone's Employees Should be Ashamed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Richards Aug 2, 2010. 8 Replies

 mass email sent today to manyFrom: GRANT CARDONE [mailto:grant@grantcardone.com] Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:29 PMTo: Brock AllenSubject: Books for Votes   Help get me 25 votes today and…Continue

A Throwback to the Seventies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Shaughnessy Jul 31, 2010. 4 Replies

The following comes from a guy who hasn't been seen working deals in a dealership since 1991 (or earlier)Grant Cardone here,I need your last little bit of help here.......I know you are finishing the…Continue

 

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James A. Ziegler and Sidney H. Moats are now friends
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James A. Ziegler and Michael Hirschfield are now friends
Mar 13
James A. Ziegler commented on James A. Ziegler's event Internet Battle Plan XVII - Tampa
Jan 28
James A. Ziegler posted an event

Internet Battle Plan XVII - Tampa at Tampa Renaissance International Plaza Hotel

February 17, 2015 at 8am to February 19, 2015 at 12pm
Debbie and the Dawg are bringing it to Tampa in February. With 20 Top Automotive Sales and Marketing Experts on stage over two and one-half days. The Internet Battle Plan - One Room - No Breakout Sessions. You never have to choose or decide or risk getting a Bad Speaker. Every Speaker addresses the entire audience, and they're all the best in their fields of expertise, not some newbie's audition to the Big-Time. Dealers and General Managers are Always FREE if you call Jim Direct (770)…See More
Jan 28
Brian Bennington commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post CRM DOMINATION IN AUTO RETAILING
"Jeez, Dawg, what an optimistic post!  If only it comes true.  I did notice in your ADM copy of this last week you mentioned several of these "salesman's reputation bandits" by name, except of course Scott Painter's…"
Jan 27
James A. Ziegler and Roger Williams are now friends
Jan 27
James A. Ziegler's blog post was featured

CRM DOMINATION IN AUTO RETAILING

WE ARE ENTERING AN ERA OF CRM DOMINATION- BY JAMES A. ZIEGLER, THE #‎AlphaDawg‬Third party Vendors are waking up to their worst nightmare. The party is almost over and we're turning the lights on. They are in denial reminiscent of 'Newspaper Advertising' a few decades ago. Newspaper was the juggernaut, dominant, over-bearing,…See More
Jan 27
steven chessin commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post CRM DOMINATION IN AUTO RETAILING
""AutoTrader, is "Dealer friendly"   Really ?    You busted dealer VDPs properly. Most dealer sites do not offer modifications for more "sizzle" or search optimization so using "non-stock"…"
Jan 21
James A. Ziegler commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post CRM DOMINATION IN AUTO RETAILING
"Clarification:When I said Autotrader was Dealer-Friendly, I was referring solely and strictly to the fact they don't bash dealers to the consumers as a sales tactic the way that CarFax and Edmunds and Some Others Do."
Jan 21
James A. Ziegler was featured
Jan 21
Roger Williams commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post CRM DOMINATION IN AUTO RETAILING
"It's very refreshing to hear truth and honesty from someone who knows all the players the ins outs of what is really going on and has the courage to just put it out there- Thanks Jim, I now have twisted sister playing in my mind! That drum line…"
Jan 20
James A. Ziegler and Reid Rubenstein are now friends
Jan 20
James A. Ziegler commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post CRM DOMINATION IN AUTO RETAILING
"Well Roger, glad you asked, nobody is seriously saying they will all die completely die and disappear, they will morph and realign into a CRM (AutoTrader already owns Vin Solutions)  No matter what anyone thinks of TrueCar, they have a model…"
Jan 20
Roger Williams commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post CRM DOMINATION IN AUTO RETAILING
"Jim, As is your wont you are spot on! What will become of some of the bigger ones like cars.com and auto trader? Will they morph into a partnership of large CRM companies?"
Jan 20
James A. Ziegler commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post CRM DOMINATION IN AUTO RETAILING
"- the revolutions here and they are screaming bloody murder because they all see it coming. Ask your CRM Provider and others, the CRMs are gearing up to take over the marketing. I just wrote this article/blog a half hour ago and it's already…"
Jan 20
James A. Ziegler posted a blog post

CRM DOMINATION IN AUTO RETAILING

WE ARE ENTERING AN ERA OF CRM DOMINATION- BY JAMES A. ZIEGLER, THE #‎AlphaDawg‬Third party Vendors are waking up to their worst nightmare. The party is almost over and we're turning the lights on. They are in denial reminiscent of 'Newspaper Advertising' a few decades ago. Newspaper was the juggernaut, dominant, over-bearing,…See More
Jan 20

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CRM DOMINATION IN AUTO RETAILING

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 11:11am 7 Comments

WE ARE ENTERING AN ERA OF CRM DOMINATION



- BY JAMES A. ZIEGLER, THE #‎AlphaDawg‬

Third party Vendors are waking up to their worst nightmare. The party is almost over and we're turning the lights on. They…

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ARE GM RECALLS STARTING TO HURT SALES FOR GM DEALERS?

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 10:37am 3 Comments

ARE GM RECALLS STARTING TO HURT SALES FOR GM DEALERS?*****************************************************************************

Initially the answer was NO it really didn't have any noticeable effect. BUT recently I've had a lot of dealers starting to tell me that the customers are beginning to defect because of the repeated bad news and new recalls almost daily. Personally, I think Mary Barra is doing a remarkably credible job…

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Jim Ziegler wants to know "CAN LINCOLN SURVIVE?" UH-OH THIS ACCIDENTALLY GOT OUT EARLY

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 12:30pm 5 Comments

YOU CAN READ THE ARTICLE NOW... CLICK HERE

CAN THE LINCOLN FRANCHISE SURVIVE?

uh-oh! This promo video I cut today accidently got released all over the Twitterverse before the article actually came out. I never dreamed when I put it on YouTube that people would pick it up and re-broadcast it on Social Media. it wasn't until the phone calls started coming in…

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How many Vendors is YOUR DEALERSHIP Paying who are Selling your Customer Data to Other Vendors for Cash?

Posted on November 23, 2013 at 6:30pm 8 Comments

So once again I ask the question at the heart of the matter.... Mr./MRS…

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At 10:15pm on December 22, 2011, Keith Shetterly said…

I can guarantee you this:  Had Jim Ziegler trained anyone at TrueCar about how to sell to a customer, TrueCar would not have led their charge to THEIR DEALER CUSTOMERS--here and elsewhere--with condescension and belittling.  When you pat this retail vertical's people on the head like we "just don't understand", careful with your manicured had or you're going to get bit.  You go get'em, Jim:  Over 60,000 page views total across all these blogs, the two main ones approaching 35,000 alone.  Another thing Jim would've taught you is how to manage your social media presence with your custmers.  Well, he's giving you a lesson now, free.  I think you're about to get the bill from someone else, though... And, one more thing:  Does TrueCar's access to the 5,000 dealers DMS automatically make them AutoNation stores, data-wise?  I guess Group One didn't want to take that chance.

At 6:30pm on December 22, 2011, Michael Timmons said…

I appreciate your point of view but to say I am not honorable says more about you than me. Then again, if I was making $1500 a head to train salespeople I may feel threatened too.

Happy Holidays

At 6:03pm on December 22, 2011, Michael Timmons said…

I am not thrilled with your attack on TRUECar......... but I love your passion!!

At 9:47am on October 7, 2011, Bob Swartz said…
great seeing you here even though I owned three Saturn Dealerships and watched you tear us up for years......................... guess we showed you and closed :) Hope you are well.
At 4:02pm on September 7, 2011, pascalina derek said…
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At 12:17pm on August 10, 2011, Pete Grimm said…
Thanks, Jim. I'm having fun contributing and joining in the discussions. As always, I enjoy reading your posts. Your posts are what drew me to the site. Cheers, Pete.
At 5:57am on July 15, 2011, Tony Sutton said…

Hi James, in Moscow so not picking up messages as often as I should, the responses must give you great encouragement, still looking forward to the next edition.

 

At 12:14pm on July 14, 2011, Billy Wayne Jenkins said…
Thanks Alpha Dawg
At 3:47pm on July 13, 2011, Naomi R. Heckler said…
Hi Jim,
I am so happy to see you here. What do you think about Ford's new program Dealer Parts Advantage. They are being very tight lipped about it so I do not have all the information, but I can say it is a Win Win for Ford but Not for the Dealers.
At 9:17am on July 7, 2011, Lizelle Landino said…
Haha! That was unreal!! Had to check my location in the universe there for a sec!
 
 
 

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