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How to Prepare Your Dealership for the Coming Recession

Our economic future is not going to be smooth sailing. In order to successfully navigate, the captains of the vessels are going to have to make the proper adjustments in order to weather the storm. The following is some information that supports my predictions and hopefully provides you with a map to help you steer you way clear of…

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Added by Jeff Cowan on August 24, 2016 at 2:35pm — No Comments

A Recession is Coming

A recession is coming, learn how dealerships will survive the bad economy.

I don’t like talking gloom and doom when it comes to dealing with a bad economy. On a personal level, I work very hard to be upbeat, to see the positives, and to stay focused on what is good. That said, as a…

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Added by Jeff Cowan on August 23, 2016 at 3:14pm — 1 Comment

Get Your Leadership Back On Track

It’s both a dangerous and ridiculous assumption to believe that because someone has a leadership title—or is in a leadership position—he or she is leading. Often, as prosperity rises urgency falls, and those who are paid to lead start to maintain and become caretakers. Where they once charted the course, impacted people, and built strong cultures, they instead: chart results, administer people, and leave culture up for grabs. We’re all likely to get off track in our…

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Added by Dave Anderson on August 22, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

What Marriage Therapists Can Teach About Customer Retention

Want to know the best way to increase customer retention? It's not rocket science. It all comes down to the relationships that your employees have with your customers. If your employees take good care of your customers, and your customers like your employees, chances are…

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Added by Mike Esposito on August 18, 2016 at 11:13am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Integrates DMS with Unotifi, Expanding Auto Dealers' Mobile Relationship Marketing and Customer Retention Abilities

Albany, N.Y. – August 15th, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems today announced the integration of its dealership management system (DMS) with Unotifi, a pioneer in mobile relationship marketing and customer retention for auto dealers.

 

Benefits to dealers using both Auto/Mate's DMS and Unotifi solutions include increased data gathering and intelligence about a dealership's…

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Added by Mike Esposito on August 15, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Act, Don’t React to Negative Online Reviews

Consumers increasingly use their smartphones to research which businesses they should patronize. These days, online reviews are a big part of that decision process. If managed incorrectly, these reviews can easily flip your prospective customer away from your dealership and into the lap of your competition. And it’s…

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Added by sara callahan on August 11, 2016 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

CrossFit for Dealerships: Building a True Team

If you’ve ever worked in automotive retail, you know that there are constant internal struggles going on between employees and their departments. The structure of most dealerships actually encourage this – similar to how a salesperson’s pay plan incents them to sell cars.

 

The most obvious friction…

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Added by Mike Gorun on August 9, 2016 at 1:32pm — No Comments

10 Customer Service Lessons I Learnt In Bali

Whilst I was in Bali recently on a family vacation, I was absolutely blown away by the amazing way we were treated, specifically by the staff at the Sofitel Nusa Dua and I wanted to share the 10 customer service lessons I learnt that I believe are very relevant to you in the…

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Added by Dave Benson on August 3, 2016 at 6:34am — 1 Comment

Too Many Hands In The Cookie Jar

Hi,

It's me again. Me who you ask? Stan Sher, founder and President of Dealer eTraining. Yes, I know it has been a while since you have heard from me. But I am still here. I never left and I never will. I just enjoyed my peace and quiet for 2 years while working and…

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Added by Stan Sher on July 22, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Modern Communication: What Your Customers Want

Customer expectations are continuously evolving, and for businesses, it’s a matter of keeping up or getting passed by as shoppers look for opportunities that meet their needs in the most efficient and affordable ways.  Dealerships are seeing the changes that have been brought on by technology as they see less foot traffic in their dealerships, yet still sell vehicles to consumers who are more educated about what they’re buying.  Now, more than ever, it’s essential to meet shoppers’…

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Added by Joseph Little on July 22, 2016 at 10:11am — No Comments

EAM, and Employee engagement

 

                Employee Activity Management or EAM is every Dealer’s worst nightmare and it’s most ignored challenge. We will discuss why in the paragraphs to come and what we can do to manage it, but before we can talk about managing our employees, we have to look at why workers come to work.

                For the last 50 years the Wall Street Journal has done a Gallup poll of American workers and ironically the only thing that has changed throughout the years has been…

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Added by David Ortega on July 20, 2016 at 3:10pm — No Comments

10 Warnings Signs Your Dealership's Culture is Toxic

Company culture is a hot topic recently, and with good reason. Companies with a great workplace culture enjoy increased employee and customer retention rates, as well as higher profits.…

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Added by Mike Esposito on July 14, 2016 at 2:39pm — 5 Comments

Communication & Engagement: BFFs That Stick Together

Communication and engagement go together like biscuits and gravy, like macaroni and cheese, like bacon and eggs. Most of the time, it’s pretty hard to have one without the other. (Who wants a dry biscuit anyway?) Now that everyone is hungry, it’s time to take a look at the many ways communication is at work in your dealership and how you can use it to boost employee engagement, in turn, boosting performance, improving profitability, and increasing customer loyalty.

“All that from…

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Added by Joseph Little on July 13, 2016 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Wish Them Well, But Ask, “What The Hell?” - How to Capitalize On Exit Interviews

Well, you know it’s inevitable.  Eventually some in your dealership will leave, either voluntarily or involuntarily, but will exit nonetheless. Instead of just allowing people to ride off into the sunset, why not invest 5 to 10 minutes with them on the…

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Added by The Mar-Kee Group on June 24, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Auto/Mate Announces Speakers and Presentations for the 2016 National Customer User Summit

Albany, N.Y. – June 20th, 2016Auto/Mate Dealership Systems today announced the full agenda of speakers and presentations for its National Customer User Summit to be held September 19-21, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center. All sessions offer practical "how to" advice from vendors that integrate with Auto/Mate's dealership management system (DMS), and/or actionable strategies that attendees can take home to…

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Added by Mike Esposito on June 20, 2016 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Still need to feel more secure about a secure cloud?

Still need to feel more secure about a secure cloud?

Summer is officially here and like a good oil change, your document management could probably use one last tune-up for a smooth ride into the new quarter. Our solution is a great place to start in maximizing efficiency, but most…

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Added by John Brennan on June 20, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How to Create a Culture of Health for Happy, Productive Employees

Are you looking for ways to improve employee productivity and boost morale? Consider creating a culture of health in your dealership.

 

Many studies show the correlation between healthy employees and higher productivity. Research from the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), Brigham Young University and the Center for Health Research at Healthways shows:…

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Added by Mike Esposito on May 12, 2016 at 12:46pm — 1 Comment

Ask for Referrals? If I was the Dealer, I’d Prefer You Ask for a Little Yelp

Among the many activities I complete in advance of a dealer consulting visit is a thorough analysis of their online reputation, as this can often help define much of the visit’s focus. During one such analysis this week, I discovered the following for an upcoming dealer visit (numbers have been estimated…

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Added by Steve Stauning on May 7, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

5 Tips to Increase Express Auto Service Sales

DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENTS: MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION

As the recession loosens its tight grip on our economy and businesses, vehicle sales have begun to steadily climb nationwide.  As a result, a very important decision is looming for auto dealers.  Many of the customers that are…

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Added by Jeff Cowan on April 25, 2016 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Auto/Mate Releases Free eBook: The Auto Dealer's 10-Step Guide to Using Mobile Tablets in Service, Sales and F&I

Albany, N.Y. – April 25th, 2016Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today that it is releasing a free eBook for download, titled The Auto Dealer's 10-Step Guide to Using Mobile…

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Added by Mike Esposito on April 25, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments

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Posted by Paul Potratz on August 26, 2016 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

LinkedIn is making moves to be one of the largest social media platforms for professionals. The shift is growing toward more members who are looking for freelance work and members who are growing into entrepreneurship.…

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Mobile CRM’s Are Key

Posted by Aubrey Hankins on August 26, 2016 at 11:45am 0 Comments

No matter what industry you’re in, mobile accessibility affects the everyday lives of everyone. The world has become mobile accessible from every direction. From…

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64% of Sales Professionals Close Deals With Social Media

Posted by Joseph Little on August 26, 2016 at 11:42am 0 Comments

 

 

Social media marketing is growing every day as a result of increasing consumer activity across social…

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3 Birds Marketing Named to Annual Inc. 5000 Ranking of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for 2nd Year in Row

Posted by Kristen Judd on August 26, 2016 at 11:02am 0 Comments

Chapel Hill-based provider of digital marketing platform, data analysis, and client support services named to 2016 Inc. 5000

Chapel Hill, N.C. – August 26, 2016  – For the second year in a row, 3 Birds Marketing has…

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Preview CarHub.com – A New Way of Online Car Shopping

Posted by John Sternal on August 26, 2016 at 10:09am 0 Comments

Founded by Jesse Toprak, today's most influential automotive analyst, I'd like to give you a sneak preview of CarHub.com, a brand new automotive shopping website launching this fall. There are…

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Maybe We’re Approaching This Whole Loyalty Thing Wrong?

Posted by Mike Gorun on August 26, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Customer loyalty is something every business needs and desires. Some companies are spectacular at accomplishing it, while others struggle.



According to a…

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