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Mark Dubis's Discussions

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Bennington Jul 26, 2014. 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?

Started Jun 7, 2014 0 Replies

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?

Started Jun 7, 2014 0 Replies

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

Started Apr 3, 2014 0 Replies

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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You know you work for a bad dealership when . . . .

We all know many dealers still make money the old fashioned way, in spite of themselves. If we want to attract top notch professionals to our industry we need to be able to quickly identify attributes of the poorly managed and not employee focused stores.   Lets put together our Top Ten (or 20) Ways to know you work for a bad dealership.  Keep responses down to two brief sentences.  Mark See More
Jun 3
Mark Dubis's blog post was featured

TrueCar & The Auto Industry: Real Numbers

Latest NADA and Urban Science stats said new car dealerships sold approx. 16.5 million new and 9.9 million used (retail) vehicles in 2014Consumers bought over 600,000 vehicles from TrueCar dealers in 2014. That means using numbers from above; they were directly or indirectly responsible for only 2.3% of vehicle sales last year from new car dealers.97.7% of  new and used vehicles sold by new car dealers are NOT sold via TrueCar While they run the auto buying program for USAA some articles have…See More
Mar 13
Mark Dubis posted a blog post

TrueCar & The Auto Industry: Real Numbers

Latest NADA and Urban Science stats said new car dealerships sold approx. 16.5 million new and 9.9 million used (retail) vehicles in 2014Consumers bought over 600,000 vehicles from TrueCar dealers in 2014. That means using numbers from above; they were directly or indirectly responsible for only 2.3% of vehicle sales last year from new car dealers.97.7% of  new and used vehicles sold by new car dealers are NOT sold via TrueCar While they run the auto buying program for USAA some articles have…See More
Mar 12
Joe Webb commented on Mark Dubis's blog post Insight 15 in Orlando- Don't Miss this Event
"I really think this event - and our sessions - will be excellent opportunities for people to expand their thinking about long-term dealership marketing."
Feb 28
Mark Dubis's blog post was featured

Insight 15 in Orlando- Don't Miss this Event

Over my years in this business I have come to know Mark Tewart, Sean Stapleton and Joe Webb as the true friends and professionals they are in representing and caring about the success of auto dealersIn my opinion, just listening and learning from them alone is worth the price of admission to the Insight 15 Customer Loyalty & Retention Event.  As someone who helped bring about dealer conferences and learning from the…See More
Feb 27
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Feb 27
Brian Bennington left a comment for Mark Dubis
"Nice to hear from you again Mark and nicer still you requested that I "friend" you.  (However, it does call into question your judgement....)  I believe I mentioned somewhere in your "What happens if Google & Walt Disney…"
Nov 15, 2014
Mark Dubis's blog post was featured

Ten Stupid Policies That Drive Great Employees Away

Just read this great blog post on Linkedin.  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141114143018-52594-ten-stupid-rules-that-drive-great-employees-away?trk=pulse-det-nav_artOne example is Bell Curve Performance ReviewsPerformance reviews in general are a bureaucratic waste of time, but the ones that force managers to fit their…See More
Nov 15, 2014
Mark Dubis posted a blog post

Ten Stupid Policies That Drive Great Employees Away

Just read this great blog post on Linkedin.  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141114143018-52594-ten-stupid-rules-that-drive-great-employees-away?trk=pulse-det-nav_artOne example is Bell Curve Performance ReviewsPerformance reviews in general are a bureaucratic waste of time, but the ones that force managers to fit their…See More
Nov 15, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
Mark Dubis's discussion was featured

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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014

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Mark Dubis's Blog

TrueCar & The Auto Industry: Real Numbers

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

  • Latest NADA and Urban Science stats said new car dealerships sold approx. 16.5 million new and 9.9 million used (retail) vehicles in 2014
  • Consumers bought over 600,000 vehicles from TrueCar dealers in 2014. That means using numbers from above; they were directly or indirectly responsible for only 2.3% of vehicle sales last year from new car dealers.

  • 97.7% of  new and used vehicles sold by new car dealers are NOT sold via TrueCar …

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Insight 15 in Orlando- Don't Miss this Event

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Over my years in this business I have come to know Mark Tewart, Sean Stapleton and Joe Webb as the true friends and professionals they are in representing and caring about the success of auto dealers

In my opinion, just listening and learning from them alone is worth the price of admission to the Insight 15 Customer Loyalty & Retention Event.  As someone who helped bring about dealer…

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Scott Stratten Video Interview

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Scott Stratten, author of UnMarketing, UnSelling and other books. He shares some great insights that might be valuable to automotive digital marketers. Here is an interview from last fall's Content Marketing World event in Cleveland.   You can view his video here at Carfolks.net…

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Ten Stupid Policies That Drive Great Employees Away

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 2:57pm 0 Comments

Just read this great blog post on Linkedin.  

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141114143018-52594-ten-stupid-rules-that-drive-great-employees-away?trk=pulse-det-nav_art

One example is 

Bell Curve Performance Reviews

Performance reviews in general are a…

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At 10:13pm on November 15, 2014, Brian Bennington said…

Nice to hear from you again Mark and nicer still you requested that I "friend" you.  (However, it does call into question your judgement....)  I believe I mentioned somewhere in your "What happens if Google & Walt Disney eat the world" post that I'd be honored to be your friend, and now you've given me the opportunity to do so.  (I'd bet Sharon HIll would never believe it and probably ask you "just what in the 'Sharon Hill' you are doing"?)  Take care and stay well!     

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

At 8:52pm on May 12, 2011, SCOTT TYNER said…
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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Have You Got Customers, Clients Or Guests?

Posted by Dave Benson on July 3, 2015 at 7:33am 0 Comments

Some dealerships call them customers, some call them clients, others call them guests…

I’m not fussed with what you call your enquiry, I’m just fussed in how you treat them.

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Service Your Mercedes Benz At Authorized Service Centers

Posted by Simon Hopes on July 3, 2015 at 3:09am 0 Comments

A Mercedes Benz is an engineering marvel. It not only looks good, it is a symbol of luxury. The owner of a Mercedes usually treats it like a child and takes care of it very well. At the same time when you need to service the car, it is necessary…

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When someone new to digital marketing reads…

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The combination of consumer demand, increasing…

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You're Fired!

Posted by Rob Gehring on July 1, 2015 at 9:51am 0 Comments

Over the years I've seen many dealerships terminate employees for various reasons. Most states today, state in their…

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