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I Am Writing My 2nd Book… "Millionaire Car Salesman" And Need Your Help!

I NEED YOUR HELP Automotive Sales Pros…
 
I am proud to say that I have officially started writing my second book "Millionaire Car Salesman"! This is the book our industry has been…
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Added by Sean V. Bradley on August 27, 2015 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Auto/Mate Does Business Differently; Focusing on Employee Happiness and Doing Right by its Customers

ALBANY, N.Y. – August 10th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today the release of a new corporate video that reflects its new marketing initiative, "We Do Business Differently." The goal of the initiative is to raise awareness among auto dealers that Auto/Mate's consistent focus on employee happiness results in a better customer experience for its…

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Added by Mike Esposito on August 10, 2015 at 9:48am — No Comments

Why LinkedIn Is Essential for Company Executives

As far as content marketing goes, the most popular types of content educate and help your audience make informed decisions. It’s not enough, however, to simply write a blog article and slap it on your company’s website. All content (great or otherwise) needs syndication of some sort. This could be…

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Added by sara callahan on August 5, 2015 at 9:12am — 1 Comment

Why I Quit my 25 Year GM Job: My Exciting New Adventure into Online Deal Creation

How can it be possible that I would leave a job I LOVE after 25 years?

 

The fact is that I have always liked to be ahead of the curve and today’s customers are rewarding evolving dealerships that offer true Online Deal Creation with real perfect payment – where all that is left is the test…

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Added by Joe Orr on August 3, 2015 at 8:31am — 1 Comment

Commentary: The Anatomy of an Effective Marketing Brain [Infographic]

This was sent to me by Kipp Bodnar VP Marketing, HubSpot. I found it fascinating and was intrigued. I wanted to share in a special post. Everyone please share and give Kipp and I your feedback on this. What are your thoughts? Insights?

 

The traditional marketing model in…

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Added by Jon Floyd on July 29, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Announces Integration with Autopoint's Service Scheduling and Shop Loading Product Line

ALBANY, N.Y. – July 27th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that Autopoint, a Solera company and a leading provider of revenue and retention solutions for auto dealership service departments, has completed integration of several of its products with Auto/Mate's dealership management system (DMS). Auto/Mate customers now have the ability to access Autopoint's advanced scheduling and shop loading features…

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Added by Mike Esposito on July 27, 2015 at 8:46am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Announces Dates for Fall User Summit in Chicago

Attendees who pre-register online by Friday, July 31st can enter to win a free hotel room up to two nights

ALBANY, N.Y. – July 20th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today it will be hosting its Fall User Summit in Oak Brook, IL near Chicago on October 12th and 13th, 2015. Auto/Mate's dealership customers are invited to attend the event that features…

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Added by Mike Esposito on July 20, 2015 at 11:11am — No Comments

Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - Special Edition with Erich Gail of The Cardinale Auto Group #4 Wards Top 100 eDealers


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Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - Special Edition with Erich Gail of The Cardinale Auto Group #4 Wards Top 100 eDealers

Added by Sean V. Bradley on July 20, 2015 at 10:15am — 1 Comment

Preempt Lease-End Competition for Your CPO Inventory

The combination of consumer demand, increasing off-lease supply, and record-setting lease penetration is creating what could be sustainable momentum for the certified pre-owned (CPO) market.

To provide context, consider the following market dynamics:

  • Lease originations exceeded…
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Added by Ryan Mayo on July 1, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Save Yourself From a Bad Rep

What You Must Know About Managing Your Reputation

A lot of businesses have learned from experience the importance of a strong reputation. Poor treatment of customers will only hurt your reputation. Keeping that in mind, here are some suggestions about how to do things the right way to gain…

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Added by Jon Floyd on June 30, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

5 Star Review Videos Why Do You Need Them?

Bring on More New Customers

Visitors are 144% more likely to purchase a product after seeing a video.

  • Easier 1st Page Google Ranking

    A web page with…

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Added by Jon Floyd on June 30, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Service Departments Need Tune-Ups Too

The service department tends to be the busiest place in a dealership, and service managers must stay in tune with what’s going on. While meetings and discussions can be useful, at times they only result in vague ideas the service staff never acts upon. Just like in any organization, a service department is only as good…

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Added by Richard Holland on June 25, 2015 at 9:08am — No Comments

Reputation Management Need To Know

What You Should Know About Managing Your Reputation 

Solid management of your reputation can result in real business growth. Word of mouth means everything in the business world, and having a great reputation can really impact that word of mouth in a positive way. You will also…

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Added by Jon Floyd on June 23, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Your Brand Is Your Reputation

Worried About Your Business's Reputation? These Tips Can Help!

Businesses that have great reputations attract more customers and produce more sales. Customers will be happy, and they will tell others about their experience with you. Safeguarding your business reputation is necessary for real success. Managing your reputation is crucial; continue reading for some helpful tips.

Always offer…

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Added by Jon Floyd on June 18, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Pursuit of Happiness: Creating Engaged Employees

Today's market dictates that to succeed as a dealer, you have to create a great customer experience. You have to provide value and give the customer a reason to come back. A great customer experience is now one of the strongest value propositions any dealership can use to increase customer loyalty and…

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Added by Richard Holland on June 18, 2015 at 8:29am — No Comments

Your Reputation Your Success

According to Wikipedia* Reputation Management is the influencing and/or control of an individual's or business's reputation.

Reputation Management - Do You Know How Your Business Is Perceived? 

To better your business reputation, make sure you follow up with your customers. This is especially the case if your business is larger. You need to make them feel important. Consider…

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Added by Jon Floyd on June 17, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Dealership Next Door is Data-Mining are you?

AutoAlert is the industry’s leading automotive data mining and sales opportunities platform that helps dealerships identify high-quality leads in your sales and service database, increase volume of retail trade-ins and improve customer retention.

Our proprietary data mining software enables you to anticipate your customer’s needs and leverage critical information based on the six types of alerts shown below. Our extensive training program trains you on the sales and marketing…

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Added by Ryan Mayo on June 16, 2015 at 5:10pm — 1 Comment

Data Conversion to Auto/Mate's Dealership Management System Was Nothing to Fear For University Motors

ALBANY, N.Y. – June 15th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that the data conversion process from a previous dealership management system (DMS) vendor to Auto/Mate's DMS has become so streamlined that auto dealers and dealership employees no longer have to fear major disruptions to their business. One example of many dealerships that have made the transition is University Motors in Morgantown, West…

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Added by Mike Esposito on June 15, 2015 at 9:55am — No Comments

Service Dilemmas: What Would You Do? The Results

In a previous article, I provided two very real scenarios that occurred right before Memorial Day weekend and asked readers how they would have handled them. For convenience, I’ve repeated the scenarios again with the actual outcomes…

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Added by Richard Holland on June 11, 2015 at 8:51am — No Comments

Take Our Survey For a Chance to Win $100

Auto/Mate is conducting its third annual survey about online information resources. As auto dealership employees, where do you get your industry news? How do you rate the various trade publications, social media networks and industry trade shows as information sources you can trust? We want to know!

 

This survey has fewer than ten questions and can be completed in less time than it takes to finish your cup of coffee. Participants who complete the survey will be automatically…

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Added by Mike Esposito on June 10, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments

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Unmasking "Bob" in a Live Chat Conversation

Posted by Rebecca Kon on September 3, 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

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A Short Guide to Digital Marketing for Auto Dealers – 4 Essential Steps for Success

Posted by Michael Meyers on September 3, 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

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Today’s consumers are more modern, digitally-connected and always on-the-go. To target today’s auto shoppers, dealers must also follow suit – which means being on-line and becoming…

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Do The Top Sales People Need To Train?

Posted by Mark Tewart on September 3, 2015 at 11:11am 0 Comments

Check out Mark Tewart's latest interview with CBT News on handling top dogs who say they don't need sales training.…

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What Are 4 Things That You Should Never Do As an Auto Salesperson?

Posted by David Lewis on September 3, 2015 at 10:29am 0 Comments

Sometimes knowing what not to…

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What Are 4 Things That You Should Never Do As an Auto Salesperson?

Posted by David Lewis on September 3, 2015 at 10:29am 0 Comments

Sometimes knowing what not to…

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This Week in Social Media with @seekristintweet

Posted by Joseph Little on September 2, 2015 at 4:13pm 0 Comments

News for the Week of August 31

Guest Blogger today: Kristin Huntley, Director of Content and Marketing…

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