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Affinitiv Announces “Revenue Rescue” Webinar Series

Free monthly webinars designed to help auto dealers maximize revenue potential

Chicago, IL—August 20, 2018— Affinitiv, a leading provider of innovative marketing and software solutions to dealerships, today announced a free educational webinar series for auto dealers. “Revenue Rescue” webinars will take an in-depth look at the solutions, strategies and safeguards proven to help auto dealers…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on August 20, 2018 at 10:17am — No Comments

Why QR Codes Failed: A Conversation of Relevance

A recent blog article by myKaarma CEO & Founder Ujj Nath, posing a great question, “Are QR codes  a technology asset or failure?” motivated me to respond with my own viewpoint on this matter, as it is a divisive topic for…

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Added by John Wingle on August 17, 2018 at 10:09am — No Comments

Auto Subscriptions: Winning the Present While Preparing for the Future

There’s a lot of buzz around subscriptions as a new ownership model, with various industry pundits forecasting major disruptions for dealers. I see things differently.

 

I believe there are several major barriers to subscription growth for non-dealers, and opportunities for dealers to thrive, should…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on August 17, 2018 at 9:54am — No Comments

SWAPALEASE.COM RELEASES LEASE TRENDS REPORT FOR SECOND QUARTER

 Search Traffic on Secondary Market Jumps; Shoppers Seeking Alternate Options From Fewer OEM Incentive Offers

CINCINNATI, OHIO (August 16, 2018) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, announced today its latest lease trends report with highlights from the second quarter of 2018. According to the report, brands such as Buick (6%), Volkswagen (6%), Infiniti (9%) and Hyundai (5%) saw increases in search traffic compared to the…

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Added by John Sternal on August 16, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Write Service Podcast- Episode 40: Finding the Time to Train

This week, Jeff covers 10 easy ways to make time for training. So often, we get stuck in our ways and think that training is too time-consuming or impossible on top of daily work loads. When in reality, it doesn't always require time on the clock! Stay tuned to hear quick tips on where and how to find the crucial time to train. Copyright 2018 Wm Jeff Cowan

Website: automotiveservicetraining.com…

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Added by Jeff Cowan on August 16, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Are You Lonely in Your Communication with Customers?

Somewhere in the North Pacific Ocean, there lives a whale that cannot communicate with other whales. You see, whales communicate via sub-sonic vocal sounds. Most whales…

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Added by Todd Smith on August 16, 2018 at 9:57am — No Comments

Selling in the Service Drive

The goal of this is to help you find new and better ways to build a highly successful career in the car business and today I want to speak to you about selling in service.  The service department can be one of your best sources for finding buyers and if I was selling today I would sell more cars than the salespeople who spent all of their time taking ups.…

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Added by David Lewis on August 15, 2018 at 2:38pm — No Comments

What You Should Do Before The Movers Arrive

You have probably heard about a lot of different tips on how to make the moving day pass much quicker and without stress, but there are a couple of things you probably still do not know. This applies to all of you who decided to hire movers instead of having a DIY move.

If you are still considering moving by yourself, you should know that hiring movers allows you to have a much less stressful move. You should consider the…

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Added by Simon Hopes on August 15, 2018 at 2:35pm — No Comments

I Do My Best Poof Reading After I Hit Send

We’ve all seen it happen. In fact, chances are really good that you’ve done it yourself -- posted that Facebook status update, sent that text message, or that e-mail and then – oops, you notice those typos or grammatical errors…after it’s too late to correct.

 

Well, does it really matter? In a word,…

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Added by sara callahan on August 15, 2018 at 10:02am — No Comments

A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Link Aadhaar With LIC Policies

Have you got any LIC plans? Or do you hold an Aadhaar card?

It may be beneficial for you to know that you can link the two together. It isn’t just to receive all the benefits, but it has also now got made mandatory by the Central Government of India.

So, if you haven’t yet done this, then read on for our step-by-step guide to link Aadhaar with LIC plans Dil Hi To…

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Added by Harris Scott on August 15, 2018 at 3:53am — No Comments

Success in Sales Podcast- Episode 39: The Order Blank Close

This week, Jeff covers one of his favorite closes- The Order Blank Close. While this close is a classic, it still provides an extremely high closing ratio. This is perfect to use when you haven't closed the sale, but you don't know why. Use this to get a "yes" or simply get an answer! Either way, you can't go wrong! Copyright 2018 Wm Jeff Cowan

Website: thejeffcowan.com

Click HERE to watch!…

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Added by Jeff Cowan on August 14, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Small Pickups Continuing To See Gains

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full…

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Added by Black Book on August 14, 2018 at 11:37am — No Comments

Is Lack of Transparency Killing Your Lead Volume?

Throughout the history of our automotive industry – and even more so as we increasingly progress into the digital era – dealers have been focused on gaining more leads. Just about every widget and message on dealer websites has one single goal – conversion.

 

Does your website have 100 annoying pop-ups…

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Added by Steve White on August 14, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Ford truck covers

Give your big ford cars a good protection by protecting them with ford truck covers. This will protect your car from all type of dust, dirt and environmental issues. They will protect your car from water as well as is dust resistant. Their material is good enough to protect your car by getting UV-Rays from the sun. So here are some car covers that will help you out to protect your car from…

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Added by Simon Hopes on August 14, 2018 at 6:20am — No Comments

Top 7 Service Advisor Mistakes

Everybody makes mistakes. However, some mistakes are costlier than others, especially in a dealership. Let’s talk about the top 7 mistakes that service advisors make based on feedback from warranty administrators and manufacturers over the last 30…

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Added by AWN INC on August 13, 2018 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Swapalease.com Announces The Top Vehicles for Football Tailgate Season

Swapalease.com Analyzed The Most Comfortable and Practical Vehicles for Football Season

Cincinnati, OH (August 13, ,2018) Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, today announced their selections on the “top vehicles for tailgate season” based on an analysis of its automotive customer advisor team. Swapalease.com advisors analyzed a variety of vehicles from all brands, and collectively selected five vehicles they believe are the most…

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Added by John Sternal on August 13, 2018 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Equifax Names Jennifer Reid Its U.S. Automotive Marketing & Strategy Lead

Equifax has named Jennifer (Jenn) Reid its Vice President – Automotive Marketing & Strategy Lead – U.S. Information Solutions (USIS). In this role, Reid will be responsible for the development of Equifax’s automotive growth strategies, as well as overseeing specific marketing plans and initiatives. This includes understanding competitive automotive industry market dynamics and trends, key customer insights, new product…

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Added by John Sternal on August 13, 2018 at 12:12pm — No Comments

How Courtesy Shuttle Drivers Can Make Everyone Happy

What one person has the opportunity for an uninterrupted 10-20 minute conversation with your potential buyers and service customers?

Your courtesy shuttle driver. Is this a person you trust to represent your store? The benefits of a friendly, professional shuttle…

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Added by Sally Whitesell on August 10, 2018 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Spotting the “Right” Leaders in Your Organization



How do you spot potential leaders in your organization? Is it the person that keeps asking for the promotion, for more responsibility, and has the drive to push their way into a leadership position? Probably not. To paraphrase Oswald Sanders, “The office should seek the leader more than the leader seeks the office.” This is not to say that ambition to grow and to want promotions is undesirable. It is, in fact, desirable as long as the person clamoring for more power is not in a state…

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Added by Dave Anderson on August 10, 2018 at 12:10pm — No Comments

What Does Chat Have to Do with 867-5309?

Jenny.

 

Tommy Tutone said it in 1981 and many of you reading this know that number. It’s Jenny’s number. And we remember it. Why? Sure, it was a catchy song and has become a staple in early pop music, but it does hold a hidden gem that every car dealer would be thrilled to…

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Added by Todd Smith on August 10, 2018 at 11:40am — No Comments

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