Mark Dubis
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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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Mark Dubis posted a blog post

A Dynamic Marketing Solution for Community Auto Dealers

Auto dealers with one or two locations in secondary markets are often short of marketing resources, including staff to execute strategies and budgets to raise the visibility of the store and drive more showroom traffic. Now a company has come up with a solution to help these dealers generate more visibility in their communities…See More
Aug 30
Mark Dubis posted a blog post

Leasing, a Great Opportunity for More Transparency

As the cost of vehicles goes up, leasing is making a strong rebound in the market.  OEM and dealer advertising are putting a strong focus on their lease programs. And with extra money in their pockets (tax breaks, increased salaries, etc.) consumers are looking to upgrade their vehicles.  All this is good news for auto retailers.The issue from a transparency viewpoint is the “low monthly payment and big down payment” advertising to lure consumers into the dealership.  At this point let me…See More
Apr 30
Jeffery Dahlberg replied to Mark Dubis's discussion You know you work for a bad dealership when . . . .
"When your first day as the new F&I manager begins with having to fire the person your replacing and ends with being told you didn't sign for 10 sheets of paper due to budget cuts. True story! The only thing faster than their new Corvette…"
Apr 7, 2017
Israeli rothman replied to Mark Dubis's discussion You know you work for a bad dealership when . . . .
"LOL, great list."
Feb 18, 2017
Israeli rothman replied to Mark Dubis's discussion You know you work for a bad dealership when . . . .
"If the desk man answers questions about price and cost that are irrelevant at the moment, and will put you in a position to need to lie in order to do your job, the desk man in that dealership does not understand the business. If you don't get…"
Feb 18, 2017
Chris Dimitris replied to Mark Dubis's discussion You know you work for a bad dealership when . . . .
"When your top salespeople are coke heads."
Feb 18, 2017
Mark Dubis's discussion was featured

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
Jan 15, 2017
Mark Handlon replied to Mark Dubis's discussion You know you work for a bad dealership when . . . .
"          Although the responses are humorous, I find it very sad that any employee would be exposed to these business practices and behavior! To keep things in perspective, there are plenty of other…"
Jan 12, 2017
Mark Dubis liked David Lewis's blog post Is It Worth Investing in Dealership CRM Software
Feb 26, 2016
Mark Dubis's discussion was featured

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
Jan 25, 2016
Mark Dubis's discussion was featured

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
Aug 4, 2015
Tom Gorham liked Mark Dubis's blog post TrueCar & The Auto Industry: Real Numbers
Jul 16, 2015
Brian Bennington commented on Mark Dubis's blog post TrueCar & The Auto Industry: Real Numbers
"Mark, An extremely informative and timely post, my friend.  This should be a "must read" for everyone in the business.  (Hope all is well with you.)  "
Jul 16, 2015
Mark Dubis's discussion was featured

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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015

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Carfolks.com
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Consigliere- Photo Tribute- Arland D. Williams Jr.
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20+ years in auto retail, finance, and publishing.

Mark Dubis's Blog

A Dynamic Marketing Solution for Community Auto Dealers

Posted on August 30, 2018 at 11:37am 0 Comments

Auto dealers with one or two locations in secondary markets are often short of marketing resources, including staff to execute strategies and budgets to raise the visibility of the store and drive more showroom traffic. Now a company has come up with a solution to help these dealers generate more…

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Leasing, a Great Opportunity for More Transparency

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 11:39am 0 Comments

As the cost of vehicles goes up, leasing is making a strong rebound in the market.  OEM and dealer advertising are putting a strong focus on their lease programs. And with extra money in their pockets (tax breaks, increased salaries, etc.) consumers are looking to upgrade their vehicles.  All this is good news for auto retailers.

The issue from a transparency viewpoint is the “low monthly payment and big down payment” advertising to lure consumers into the dealership.  At this point…

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We talk about commitment, sacrifice, and courage but too often in our world today those words ring hollow and many only "talk the walk."  In honor of one man who chose to "walk the talk" I changed my…

Posted on June 7, 2017 at 10:35am 0 Comments

We talk about commitment, sacrifice, and courage but too often in our world today those words ring hollow and many only "talk the walk."  In honor of one man who chose to "walk the talk" I changed my profile photo to honor Arland D. Williams Jr. who made the ultimate sacrifice to help others.   I invite you to read more about him.

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TrueCar & The Auto Industry: Real Numbers

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 1:00pm 2 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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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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