I am exploring opportunities that best suit my abilities, and hope to find a company that shares my core values and in addition will offer long term personal and professional growth.
My resume reflects significant successes with self start initiatives and a considerable level of experience creating successful development campaigns through the use of social media.
Please take a moment to review my LinkedIn profile; within it there are acknowledgements…Continue
Added by Lois Burak on March 7, 2014 at 6:19pm — No Comments
Do you ever see that customer in your showroom on their mobile phone? Find out what behaviors they may be exhibiting to not miss out on potential sales.
Get the Hard Facts from Samantha Cunningham at POTRATZ, and learn how to dominate mobile shoppers.
Added by Paul Potratz on March 7, 2014 at 5:11pm — No Comments
The automotive industry is an exciting place right now, and March is full of new ideas. Here at ActivEngage, we love innovation and bringing you the top stories from around the web every week so you can know what to expect as the industry changes. In this week’s edition of the Top Ten, you’ll…Continue
Added by Rebecca Kon on March 7, 2014 at 12:02pm — No Comments
Added by Sean V. Bradley on March 6, 2014 at 8:41pm — No Comments
Automotive advertising agencies and marketing consultants often leverage their resources to maximize the R.O.I. from their auto dealer client’s advertising investments. Since social marketing is powered by customers sharing their experiences online throughout their shopping, buying and ownership cycle it is logical that advertising agencies should rely on this viral media.…Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on March 6, 2014 at 6:50pm — No Comments
Warranty work is a large part of any service department’s revenue. The recent announcement by the NHTSA mandating manufacturers to use specific labeling on recall notices could prove to be very helpful to dealers; helping them get the work faster and at a lower cost. However, there are challenges…Continue
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Added by Stephanie Young on March 6, 2014 at 9:23am — No Comments
With the advent of $5 ads on Craigslist, what are you doing to ensure you are maximizing your Craigslist advertising budget for your dealership? There are multiple software providers and ways for dealerships to post ads, but not all…Continue
Added by Michael Badders on March 6, 2014 at 9:03am — No Comments
Welcome to the inaugural Women’s Wednesday blog. As the leader in connecting women+families with Certified car dealers, look for brief educational tips and nuggets from us to weave into your sales and service practice to expand your sales to women. With our deep vertical expertise, we are here to assist with suggestions to make doing business with women a natural, core value and expression at your dealership. With that, let’s begin:
While women influence over 80% of all car purchases,…Continue
Stephanie Holdahl Announces
Release of Best Training Day Ever Presentation "Believe in It"
Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Feb. 28 -- The highly acclaimed "Believe In It, Live!" presentation has been released on DVD, General Manager Stephanie Holdahl of Jeff Cowan’s Pro Talk announced yesterday.
The program was originally filmed on January 24th, 2014 at the Best…Continue
Added by Jeff Cowan on March 4, 2014 at 4:37pm — No Comments
Do you want to grow your business without working more? Find out ways to move the rocks in the road that are stopping you from moving forward. That's this week's tip on Think Tank Tuesday.
Added by Paul Potratz on March 4, 2014 at 11:49am — No Comments
Part of my life was spent in Southeastern Oklahoma. I remember teenage boys coming to the ranch dressed in their "good jeans" with a tucked-in "nice shirt" and driving their daddy's "dress truck". The purpose was to show my aunties and uncles, that they were gentlemen and worthy of the responsibility of the social company of the young…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on March 4, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “Work your pay plan.” It doesn’t matter whether you held a position in sales, service, or parts, this advice has always been considered good. Towards the end of the month, when Sales Managers need those extra units sold on the weekends in order to hit bonuses from the…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on March 4, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments
As consumers we all engage more if we are spoken to personally. We want to interact on our schedule in the way that works for us, not the seller. Most importantly we only want to hear about things that are important to us.
The best Strategy that works the best is not a home page strategy, based on a algorithm proactively engage with your customers getting a better conversion and doubling the leads from your own website in all profit centers, Sales Service and…Continue
Added by Terry Gibson on March 4, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments
Added by Marsh Buice on March 4, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
If you’ve ever lost your voice, then you know what a challenge it can be to get your point across. Like orators and singers, salespeople need their voices NOW in order to positively influence their customer’s behavior. Unfortunately, we salespeople abuse our voices- instead of being an influence we…Continue
Added by Marsh Buice on March 3, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Added by Josh Knutson on March 3, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Customer retention is one of the biggest challenges you and your dealership face, leaving you with one simple question- How do I keep my customers? Acquiring new customers can cost as much as five to seven times more than simply retaining existing ones. To enhance your customer retention, you need to get innovative and proactive. Your first task is to find where your audience is and where it’s going. The answer is mobile. 62 percent of the population has a smartphone, and that number is only…Continue
Added by Matt Kuczka on March 3, 2014 at 1:10pm — No Comments
It's been said that you can never be completely successful without goals. We hear it constantly. But what steps should you take when setting and reaching these goals?
1. Realize the WHY:
Why are you setting this goal? What are you trying to accomplish…Continue
Added by Renee McDowell on March 3, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments