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Digital Dealer 17 Review with Stan Sher

Anyone that knows me knows that I enjoy writing about our industry and reviewing conferences after I attend them.  Well it has been 2.5 years since I attended my last Digital Dealer conference in Orlando, FL. After 2.5 years of not attending I missed the vibe, the networking and the opportunities that this incredible conference provides to both dealers and vendor partners. From the moment I arrived felt at home, full of…

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Added by Stan Sher on September 30, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The ALL-NEW Redesigned 2015 Subaru Legacy!

The 2015 Subaru Legacy Available in Bergen County! 

Shopping for the 2015 Subaru Legacy in New Jersey? The 2015 Subaru Legacy is available with two engine options; the 2.5L 4-Cylinder Subaru Boxer Engine (175hp) and the 3.6L 6-Cylinder Subaru Boxer Engine…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on September 30, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Social Content Examples for October 2014

Let me start off by stressing the word social, these are going to be topics, events and days of interest that you can use to be conversation pieces with people in your online communities. None will be car specific but instead topics that might stimulate two-way conversations and recognition. People are pretty smart, they know ABC Toyota sells Toyota’s, you don’t have to tell them every day.

These topics will fall into the fun section of my 4-3-2-1 Rule of Facebook Posting. Each month,…

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Added by Rob Hagen on September 30, 2014 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Persistence Wears Down Resistance

Persistence Wears Down Resistance

By: Alan Ram

I said this before and I'll say it again, I have learned so much about selling by being a customer. Here's a saying that we take for granted that you've heard a million times, “Persistence wears down resistance,” as a matter fact, I invented it.

 

That’s not really true, but it's a great saying that you need to apply to your mindset daily when you sell…

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Added by Alan Ram on September 30, 2014 at 3:32pm — 3 Comments

Tremendous Supporters!

Welcome to this week’s edition of Beggs on the Used Car Market, with insight and data from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. What a week it was as Black Book was on the lanes getting the most current market insight and also attending the annual National Auto Auction Association convention, this year in historic Boston. A huge thank you goes out to all the auctions and remarketers that support Black Book as we…

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Added by Black Book on September 30, 2014 at 1:39pm — No Comments

IN ONLINE CAR MATCHMAKING, MEN ARE MORE EXPRESSIVE THAN WOMEN

In the world of online matchmaking, women express their inner feelings through their online ads more so than men. In the world of online “car matchmaking”, not so much. An analysis of gender-specific online “car ads” by national car leasing marketplace, Swapalease.com, finds that men are more expressive when it comes to details of the cars they’re trying to pair up with others.



The nationwide online marketplace helps match people wanting out of their car lease with others around…

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Added by John Sternal on September 30, 2014 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Mike Martinez, CMO of DMEautomotive, to Present at the 2014 DrivingSales Executive Summit; and DMEa Selected as a Finalist for the 2014 Innovation Cup

Mike Martinez’s presentation, “Smartphones and the Purchase Game,” was selected by a panel of auto dealers; joins an agenda that also includes keynotes from digital expert and best-selling author Brian Solis; SEO ‘Wizard’ Rand Fishkin; eMarketer’s lead digital auto analyst, Mike Hudson; Kellogg School of Management marketing professor Florian Zettelmeyer, and online marketing pioneer, Bryan Eisenberg

 

Daytona Beach, FL – September 30, 2014 –…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 30, 2014 at 11:57am — No Comments

8 in 10 Dealers Agree the Ideal Sales/Finance Process Should Be Two Hours or Less

New dealership survey from eLEND Solutions underscores pain points for dealers in Sales/F&I process; 80% report their Sales/Finance process takes two hours or longer

Mission Viejo, CA – September 30, 2014 – A new survey of dealerships* from eLEND Solutions underscores what most dealers know already, that the sales and finance process takes much longer than it should:  80% report their process goes on for two hours or longer and 40% report three…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 30, 2014 at 10:42am — No Comments

Stop Doing These Five Things and People Will Stop Unliking Your Page

Losing a friend stinks; losing a client costs you money; people unliking your Facebook page is both! Historically, people have had a somewhat negative opinion of car dealers in general, and not many of them want to be friends with a dealer on Facebook. However, when you get the chance to build that relationship, that relationship that may one day lead to a sale, so don’t…

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Added by Rob Hagen on September 30, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

BLACK BOOK LENDER SOLUTIONS EXPANDS ROSTER OF LOAN ORIGINATION SYSTEM PROVIDERS

Black Book announces the integration of its vehicle valuation data into a number of today’s leading providers of loan origination systems used by auto lenders. Recent integrations include Credex, Compass Technologies and FNI (Financial Network Inc.).



This continued expansion of Black Book data throughout industry loan origination systems allows lending decisions to be made in less time and with lower costs, thus accelerating the approval process. These operational efficiencies,…

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Added by John Sternal on September 30, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments

Good Customer Service?

Is your car dealership doing everything possible to keep your customers satisfied and happy?  Now, more than ever, your reputation for building relationships and retaining customers may depend on your company’s focus on providing the very best customer service.

 

How is good customer service…

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Added by Mike Gorun on September 30, 2014 at 8:14am — No Comments

Links May Die Someday for SEO, but Not Quite Yet

Inbound links still matter. Despite what you may here from SEO gurus around our industry, the power of high-quality, relevant, and natural inbound links to a dealer's website is still apparent. Google's Matt Cutts acknowledged that in the long run, this may not be the case.

That…

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Added by JD Rucker on September 30, 2014 at 2:38am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Integrates DMS with MaximTrak F&I Suite, Boosting Auto Dealer F&I Performance and Profits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBANY, N.Y. – September 29th, 2014 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today the integration of its dealership management system (DMS) with MaximTrak Technologies' F&I Suite. Auto dealers using both systems may now benefit from a real-time, bi-directional exchange of information that speeds up the F&I…

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Added by Mike Esposito on September 29, 2014 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Making Chicken Salad Out of a Bad Review

“To err is human; to forgive, divine” – Alexander Pope

Mistakes happen, people realize this. Nobody expects a business to be perfect, as everyone has bad days. However, how you handle these mistakes is the secret to formulating long-term opinions of your…

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Added by Rob Hagen on September 29, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

End of the Month Mentality

Added by Joseph Cala on September 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

You Know Your Marketing, but do You Really KNOW Your Market?

I'm a big fan of putting the power of targeting in the hands of the dealer. We're not one of those who believe that we know best about our clients' market, demographics, and customers and we try to put our expertise in social and search to play with their understanding of the area and their business to…

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Added by JD Rucker on September 28, 2014 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Automotive Advertising Should be as Close to Perfect as Possible

It really should go without saying, but we've seen so many of low effort attempts at advertising over the last few months that it became necessary to bring the topic up. Your advertising should be amazing every time.

We've seen poor creative being passed off as banner ads, poor-quality ads being posted…

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Added by Paul Accinno on September 28, 2014 at 5:44pm — 1 Comment

What You Can Do with $100 to Promote Your Dealership!

As social media continues to grow, it’s about time it gets its own line item on your advertising budget. I’m not saying you need to totally replace other advertising means, but just that you need to trim a small portion off and dedicate it to social media.

As an example, I want to share with you a case study of a Valentine’s Day contest we did with one of our relatively new clients. They decided to invest in a $100 gift card. The basic premise was that people would submit couple…

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Added by Rob Hagen on September 28, 2014 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Infiniti's Around View Monitor - Started in 2007

360 Degree View of Whats Around You!

It's no surprise that Infiniti developed an innovative system back 2007 when most cars didn't even have the option of a Rear View Camera, Infiniti was working on the Around View Monitor system which is a step above that!

So How Does It…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on September 28, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mike Udell, General Manager Of Toyota Of Grand Rapids Speaking At Internet Sales 20 Group



http://www.internetsales20group.com 856-546-2440

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Mike Udell, General Manager Of Toyota Of Grand Rapids Speaking At Internet Sales 20…

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on September 28, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments

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