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Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Bennington Jul 26. 15 Replies

This article originally appeared on Driving Sales but  I wanted to share it with the Dealer Elite community. (I recently entered a time warp which took me two years into the future.  While there I…Continue

Net Neutrality- Can you say Cable Company Ripoff?

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Here is a video by John Oliver that while done in a humorous tone provides and accurate picture of what your cable companies want to do to raise more moneyContinue

Net Neutrality - Can You Say Ripoff?

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Here is a video by John Oliver that while done in a humorous tone provides and accurate picture of what your cable companies want to do to raise more money…Continue

The Honest Truth about Dishonesty

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Do you think establishing a code of conduct would work in auto dealerships? Do you think it's okay to be a "little dishonest?"Continue

 

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Brian Bennington replied to Mark Dubis's discussion Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships
"Having taken the opportunity to call Mark Dubis directly after Sharon Hill "lambasted" me for expressing my rather caustic opinion, I put on my best "unjerkyness" face and had an excellent exchange with him.  As to the…"
Jul 26
Jay Prassel replied to Mark Dubis's discussion Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships
"Mark, I think your point to this whole post was to get us all thinking about how we, and our dealer clients, can improve the whole experience. I enjoyed it and t least I wasn't the one to light it up here......."
Jul 26
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Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships

This article originally appeared on Driving Sales but  I wanted to share it with the Dealer Elite community. (I recently entered a time warp which took me two years into the future.  While there I read this article in the March 2016 issue of Automotive News.) 9:45 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2016 This week Google and The Walt Disney Company announced their partnership to establish a new company, Disney Motorcars, which has agreed to purchase 100 new car dealerships in five states.  They plan on…See More
Jun 30
Brian Bennington replied to Mark Dubis's discussion Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships
"Gosh Darn, David.  I cant believe you referred to this goofy "take-over" pitch in your last comment as much as you did.  As I think about it, I know what direction I'd take any presentation if I was trying to sell you.…"
Jun 30
Sharon Hill replied to Mark Dubis's discussion Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships
"Mark, you're right. But an "apology" that says sorry for being a jerk but I am a jerk isn't much of an apology. It's probably more of a warning if anything. I didn't need or expect an apology. But yes, you do. "
Jun 30
David Ruggles replied to Mark Dubis's discussion Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships
"No apology necessary in my case Brian.  It WAS a fantasy that is never going to happen in my opinion.  And dealers DO need to learn how to retain their people.  I don't think Mark Dubis disagrees with that at all.  But IMHO…"
Jun 29
Brian Bennington replied to Mark Dubis's discussion Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships
"Initially, let me apologize to David Ruggles, whom I have great admiration for, and to Sharon Hill, who I don't know, but who still has my respect as a fellow DE member.  In response to Mr Ruggles' comment that I might have missed the…"
Jun 29
Sharon Hill replied to Mark Dubis's discussion Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships
"wow, someone complaining about some alleged self-promotion by behaving like a jerk. Were it to have been self-promotion - it wasn't - it was far smarter than your contribution by miles. Perhaps you should take a lesson and behave…"
Jun 29
David Ruggles replied to Mark Dubis's discussion Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships
"@ Brian - While I don't agree that Google or Disney are any threats to auto dealers, I think you missed the point of Mark's article.  What does your reference to CarFolks have to do with anything?  Am I missing something?"
Jun 29
Brian Bennington replied to Mark Dubis's discussion Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships
"Why Mark, aren't you clever!  Did you come up with this article all by yourself or was this a "Carfolks.com" collaboration.  I noticed you're crediting "Marty McFly" at mcfly@autonews,com as the author, but I…"
Jun 27
David Ruggles replied to Mark Dubis's discussion Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships
"I'd like to see them have a go at it.  As it is, they and others tend to make a lot of predictions based on "research."  I can say to you, "My grandmother is in orbit around Mars."  It ain't likely, but…"
Jun 27
David Ruggles replied to Mark Dubis's discussion Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships
"And Disney and Google partner on this acquisition so they could send their staff to actual car dealerships to learn how to negotiate a deal with a consumer, who has unrealistic expectations, negative equity in their trade, less than fast track…"
Jun 27
Sharon Hill replied to Mark Dubis's discussion Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships
"Awesome! Love the art work. Maybe you're on to something. :) "
Jun 27
Ian nethercott replied to Mark Dubis's discussion Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships
"Hello Marty, Interesting article, Thanks for the insight! Cheers! Ian "
Jun 27
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Future Headline: Disney and Google Partner to Buy 100 Auto Dealerships

This article originally appeared on Driving Sales but  I wanted to share it with the Dealer Elite community. (I recently entered a time warp which took me two years into the future.  While there I read this article in the March 2016 issue of Automotive News.) 9:45 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2016 This week Google and The Walt Disney Company announced their partnership to establish a new company, Disney Motorcars, which has agreed to purchase 100 new car dealerships in five states.  They plan on…See More
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): Net Neutrality

Cable companies are trying to create an unequal playing field for internet speeds, but they're doing it so boringly that most news outlets aren't covering it...
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Net Neutrality- Cable Company Ripoff?

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 8:09pm 0 Comments

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Find Auto Industry Resources Quickly

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 11:15am 0 Comments

There are an incredible amount of publications, networks, blogs, and newsletters for the auto industry.  I have created a single resource page that links to over 60 of these publications and blogs.  Check it out, bookmark it and share it with your associates. 

http://carfolks.net/industry_resources.html…

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Reputation.com Helping Dealers to Manipulate the Review Process?

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Just read in Automotive News that Reputation.com is offering a solution to help auto dealers skirt the Google.com policy of not posting customer reviews from the dealership computers.  

The article states, "Reputation.com, a reputation-management firm certified by General Motors for…

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Carfolks Solutions Enhance Chrysler & Mitsubishi Dealer’s Customer Service

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 1:19pm 0 Comments

Cleveland, OH March 16, 2014:   Carfolks.com, the first integrated marketing and employee retention solution for auto dealers, is introducing their pilot program for both Chrysler and Mitsubishi dealerships in selected markets throughout the United States. 

It’s no secret that the reputation of auto dealers isn’t very high in the mind of auto shoppers. The main cause of this perception is the high turnover rate of employees in local dealerships. Vehicle manufacturers like Ford Motor…

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At 2:24pm on February 22, 2014, William Phillips said…

thanks Mark 

At 2:16pm on September 28, 2012, Christian Salazar said…

whats upppppp mark!!! see you at DD

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The family and I are well. Thanks for asking. I will keep in touch. How are things going? Anything interesting going on with you and your business?
 
 
 

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