February 2020 Blog Posts (46)

Who Are Your Affiliates?

In last week’s video, from the series What’s the story with Ali Reda?, we started to talk about how and where to connect in your community. This week, we’re taking that to the next level by introducing our suggestions for affiliate relationships.  By creating working…

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Added by Damian Boudreaux on February 28, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

New Trends Require New Marketing Strategy

What are your marketing goals in 2020? One of the biggest pain points for dealers is deciding where to spend their marketing dollars to get the results they want. Many dealers feel like their marketing strategies don’t perform as well as they used to, which, when combined with declining sales profitability, puts extra pressure on marketers to up their…

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Added by Courtney Evans on February 28, 2020 at 10:16am — No Comments

Kerrigan Advisors Represents Fields Automotive Group in Sale of Florida Dealerships; Transaction Marks 13th Kerrigan-led Dealership Sale in the last 12 months

Fields Volvo and Fields Volkswagen of Daytona Beach acquired by Gunther Motor Company

 

Irvine, CA, February 28, 2020 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented and advised Fields Automotive Group of Chicago, Illinois on the recent sale of Fields Volvo Cars and Fields Volkswagen of Daytona Beach to Gunther Motor Company of Delray, Florida. The transaction marks the 88th and…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on February 28, 2020 at 10:09am — No Comments

Arnold Tijerina Acquires Automotive Influencer Network, DealerELITE

Chapel Hill, NC – February 28, 2020 – Arnold Tijerina, owner of content and event agency Storytailer, has acquired the automotive social network, DealerELITE, effective immediately. Tijerina has big plans for the forum, with member numbers in the tens of thousands, surrounding new content, upgraded educational materials and videos, new…

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Added by DealerELITE on February 28, 2020 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

3 Video Marketing Applications for a More Profitable New Year

Video has historically played a major role in car dealerships; from training with VHS tapes, to video messaging, text and Live Video Calling. As 2019 draws to a close and we approach 2020, it is clear that when it comes to consumer…

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 27, 2020 at 10:19am — 1 Comment

Why You Don’t Really Need to Acquire New Leads

We all know new leads are important and you always want to keep that pipeline full. But attracting new customers is expensive, and making more money while spending less is something that every business wants to do.

 

What if I told you that you could save both time and money by nurturing the relationships you already have in your CRM?

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Added by Bill Wittenmyer on February 26, 2020 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Do consumers really value fuel-efficient vehicles?

Having a car is essential these days. Not only does it give you the opportunity to travel long distances but also the car provides status. An automobile is the ultimate status symbol. With cars, what you drive on the road matters. If you drive, for instance, a Ford, which has attracted generations, that says a lot about you. Ford cars are renowned for the fact that they ensure a smooth, safe, and excellent driving experience. In spite of economic woes, vehicle…

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Added by Cynthia Madison on February 26, 2020 at 8:04am — No Comments

Connect in Your Community

In our video series What’s the Story with Ali Reda?, we’ve been learning all about how Ali ended up here with us, how his business has evolved, and some of the methods he has used for his success. 

In this week’s video, Ali and I will touch on how he…

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Added by Damian Boudreaux on February 25, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Helion Technologies Recognized on CRN’s 2020 Managed Service Provider 500 List

Timonium, MD –­ February 25, 2020 –­ Helion Technologies announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company has named Helion to its 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category. This popular list identifies North American solution providers that deliver operational efficiencies, IT system…

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Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on February 25, 2020 at 11:51am — No Comments

Services vs. Products

As an automotive retailer, you should know the answer to this question about your brand.

  • Is your brand promise a Product or a Service?

A decade ago, market research with Toyota showed that consumers couldn’t recall whether or not a just watched Toyota Camry spot was a Honda Camry. That’s right HONDA CAMRY. MIND…

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Added by Jim Flint on February 21, 2020 at 10:09am — No Comments

Beep Announces Autonomous Shuttle Expansion In Peoria

The Driverless Shuttle Will Begin Its First Routes in Arizona on the Weekend of February 22nd

 Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, announced today its first expansion out of the state of Florida into the city of Peoria, Ariz. The city will launch Robo Ride, a pilot program with Beep, that will begin routes on Saturday, February 22nd, and will operate daily from noon to 6…

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Added by John Sternal on February 20, 2020 at 11:23am — No Comments

The Truth About Being Insta-Famous

Here's why insta-famous shouldn't be your game plan for 2020. #localsearchgroup #jimflint…

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Added by Jim Flint on February 20, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Kerrigan Advisors Represents RPM Luxury Sales, Inc. in Sale of 2 Lexus Dealerships; Marks 6th & 7th Lexus Dealership Kerrigan Advisors has Sold since 2015

 

Lexus of Sacramento and Lexus of Roseville, the only Lexus dealerships in the greater Sacramento metro area, acquired by Lithia Motors

 

Irvine, CA, February 19, 2020 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented and advised the owner on the recent sale of Lexus of Sacramento and Lexus of Roseville (RPM Luxury Sales, Inc.) to Lithia Motors. RPM Luxury Sales, Inc. is…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on February 19, 2020 at 10:35am — No Comments

How to Promote Your Car Dealership?

Are you looking for brilliant car dealership marketing ideas to promote your business and increase your sales? If you are tired of seeing the same content on every website and social media page, try to use these new, brilliant car dealership marketing ideas. If you can’t accomplish all, at least you can be inspired by them.…

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Added by Cynthia Madison on February 19, 2020 at 8:51am — No Comments

Values And Change

What will the power of change provide for you in 2020? #localsearchgroup #jimflint…

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Added by Jim Flint on February 18, 2020 at 10:26am — No Comments

Eliminate Risk

Here we are again, with the video series, “What’s the story with Ali Reda?” You may be thinking, “What is Ali Reda doing with Auto Training Academy? Isn’t he plenty busy with other things?” We often ask ourselves how we became so lucky to have the expertise of this great salesman ourselves. In the…

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Added by Damian Boudreaux on February 17, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

South Florida’s Rick Baker Elected Chairman of the Automotive Trade Association Executives

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Jared Allen, Vice President, Communications

o. 703.734.3957  m. 202.412.3881…

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Added by DealerELITE on February 14, 2020 at 6:48pm — No Comments

NADA Makes Second $50,000 Donation to Benefit Service Members at Nellis Air Force Base

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Jared Allen, Vice President, Communications

o. 703.734.3957  m. 202.412.3881…

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Added by DealerELITE on February 14, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments

NAVYA Honed By Frost & Sullivan With 2019 Leadership Award In Global Autonomous Shuttle Industry

NAVYA (FR0013018041- NAVYA), a leading company in autonomous driving systems, recently received the 2019 Global Autonomous Shuttle Product Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan.

 

NAVYA’s proven track record, recently acknowledged by the RTA Dubai World Challenge as the designer and maker of the most reliable fully electric autonomous shuttle with the best consumer experience, enabled the innovative company’s rise to the top among the independent analysts from Frost &…

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Added by John Sternal on February 13, 2020 at 4:41pm — No Comments

2020 Vision Interviews

Do you have 2020 vision? #localsearchgroup #2020vision…

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Added by Jim Flint on February 13, 2020 at 10:39am — No Comments

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