October 2020 Blog Posts (44)

8 Reasons why your change efforts fail

This powerful, three part, video series, explains why your great idea has not become the norm in your department or dealership. Retail Automotive Coaches Mark and Mike share what works and doesn't work when it comes to implementing change.

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Added by Mike Marshall on October 30, 2020 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Season 2, Episode 4: "Compliance" - Automotive Advertising Podcast

Find alignment in creativity and compliance with our guest, Kori Lott, in Episode 4 of Season 2!

#compliance #creativity …

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Added by Jim Flint on October 30, 2020 at 10:52am — No Comments

Important Things That Tesla 3 Model Needs To Know

It is not too long that Tesla took about 400,000 reservations for its highly proclaimed Tesla 3. The world recently witnessed this model's first look when Tesla, Elon Musk, became the first production owner. It is just a matter of time that this automobile industry is changing the game and started to roll the production line, and if you are one of them among those 400,000 who are willing to buy Tesla 3 model, here are some points to need to know.…

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Added by Maria Watson on October 30, 2020 at 6:31am — No Comments

Finish Strong: Your 2020 End-of-Year Strategy

2020 has been an unexpectedly challenging year for dealers. The coronavirus continues to affect nearly every facet of our business.

 

But whatever the timeframe, at some point we will return to a sense of normalcy. Finishing the year strong is key to ensuring your dealership will be able to hit the ground running, no matter what 2021 brings.

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Added by Billy Reynolds on October 28, 2020 at 10:07am — No Comments

Trust Your Judgment

By Bradley Orr

 

I started my career in the car business selling Oldsmobiles. Since then, I have managed used cars, reconditioning and sales — and I was also a wholesale dealer. I’d like to believe I know the business’s challenges.

 

One challenge every dealer faces is making prudent decisions — often quickly.

 

A…

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Added by Jim Leman on October 28, 2020 at 8:47am — No Comments

The Next Rapid Recon Introduces Less Scrolling, Fewer Clicks For Performing Recon Tasks More Quickly and Conveniently

PALO ALTO, CA, October 23, 2020 – The Next Rapid Recon, the efficiency standard in reconditioning time-to-line workflow software,  announced today several efficiency and usability advances enhancing the user experience.

 

This User Interface (UI) advancement makes the Next Rapid Recon the most robust and advanced dealership software system for improving reconditioning time to line (T2L®), speed to sale and used car…

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Added by Jim Leman on October 26, 2020 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Kerrigan Advisors Represents Continental Motors of Naperville in Sale of Dealerships

Sale of Continental Acura, Continental Audi and Continental Mazda dealerships highlights the strength of the buy/sell market, marks 93rd Kerrigan Advisors-led dealership sale since 2015

 

Irvine, CA, October 26, 2020 – Kerrigan Advisors, a leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the U.S., represented and advised Continental Motors of Naperville on its recent sale of Continental Acura, Continental Audi, and Continental…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on October 26, 2020 at 11:21am — No Comments

Sales Experience Won The Customer, Service Experience Lost Them. FOREVER!

Car dealers spend just a little bit of money on advertising.  ;) 

50% of it works and when it does, the dealership has an opportunity to provide a great sales experience.  Some dealers do everything right to get cars sold, but lose the customer for life due to poor service experiences.  Here's a true story about the time I helped my mom buy a new car.…

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Added by Shaun Raines on October 22, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Top 5 Reasons to Keep up with Your Vehicle’s Service At Greensboro Auto Service Shop

Summary: Maintenance and care is the key to keep your car up and running. Well-maintained cars rarely break down along the road. If your tires are well-inflated, engine oil is good, and brakes are in good working condition, you are less likely to be stranded in the middle of the road.

Expecting any system or equipment or machine give a lifetime…

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Added by Anthony Wessal on October 21, 2020 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

Workflows are Broken

If there's one thing we're obsessed with in our industry – it's our CRM workflows. We live and breathe by the workflow; everything from our daily reports, reviewing them multiple times a day and using them as the “benchmark” for success to judging people’s worth based on them. While I am a fan of having a historical reference of past performance metrics and believe it's essential to have consistency in follow-up and a score card, the fact is many CRM's workflows are flawed. Flawed to…

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Added by Chris Vitale on October 21, 2020 at 11:48am — No Comments

PURECARS RELEASES OTT ADVERTISING FOR AUTOMOTIVE DEALER PARTNERS, AGENCY PARTNERS & TIER 2 AGENCIES

Growing Medium Offers Low CPM, Dynamic Messaging, & Segmented Data for Personalization & Reach

 

ATLANTA – (October 21, 2020) PureCars, a leading provider of digital marketing and advertising insights for automotive dealers, today announced the release of PureCarsTV, a programmatic OTT buying solution built exclusively for automotive advertisers.

 

OTT (Over The Top) Video refers to any video delivered to the…

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Added by John Sternal on October 21, 2020 at 9:09am — No Comments

5 “Spooktacular” Lease Deals for Halloween

Swapalease.com Compiled 5 Reasonably Priced Automobile Leases Around the Country



Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, today announced five “Spooktacular” lease deals for the Halloween holiday. Vehicles were selected by Swapalease.com advisors based on new lease price data for the month of October. Swapalease.com customer advisors help guide shoppers into the right lease vehicle that fits their automotive…

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Added by John Sternal on October 20, 2020 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Inovatec Systems Corporation Rebrands Its Compass Lending Platform as JAVELIN

JAVELIN includes all three facets of Inovatec’s Lending Technology Platform

Inovatec Systems Corp., a provider of industry-leading, cloud-based software solutions for all financial institutions, announced today its Compass Lending Platform has been rebranded under the JAVELIN name. The former Inovatec software products have been renamed under the JAVELIN moniker. The Compass Direct Portal is now known as JAVELIN Direct; Compass Asset Finance is now…

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Added by John Sternal on October 20, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Is Social Media Selling Cars?

Is your social media selling cars? Let's talk.

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Added by Jim Flint on October 20, 2020 at 10:17am — No Comments

SUV-Coupe Soon To Join The INFINITI Lineup – The INFINITI QX55

The 2020 INFINITI QX55 will be the brand’s first model to join the SUV-coupe category. The model is expected to go on sale sometime this year. Car and Driver Magazine shares with us information on the new upcoming model in their article 2020 INFINITI QX55 Everything We Know So Far.…

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Added by Competition INFINITI on October 19, 2020 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Which INFINITI Q50 is Twin Turbo?

All 2020 INFINITI Q50 models feature a …

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Added by Competition INFINITI on October 19, 2020 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Three Tips for Great Live Video Conversations with Customers

During these times, consumers are becoming more comfortable with online transactions and are much savvier about how they chose to communicate with businesses. As a result, dealers are having to utilize technologies they may not have previously embraced

 

Video, in and of itself, has proven to be a necessity for successful marketing for dealers.…

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Added by Timmy D. James on October 19, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

One View Unveils Vendor View: The Web-Based Vendor Contract and Storage Management Platform for Vehicle Dealerships

Digital uploads of vendor contracts and automated notifications of contract renewal or expirations ensure dealers are never caught off guard.

Indianapolis, IN – October 19, 2020 – One View, an auto industry-specific data solution specialist, today announced the release of its Vendor View contract storage and management platform. The web-based, user-friendly platform allows dealerships to upload copies of vendor contracts and…

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Added by Travis Peterson on October 19, 2020 at 8:22am — No Comments

Intentionality and Energy for the Win

In our video series Quality of Life, we’ve been exploring the mindset and process that Ali Reda used in December of 2018. That’s the month where he walked into work every day with a NO TOMORROW…

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Added by Damian Boudreaux on October 18, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Season 2, Episode 3: "COVID & TikTok" - Automotive Advertising Podcast

Chris Wohrer and Jim Flint navigate the waters of COVID through TikTok.…

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Added by Jim Flint on October 16, 2020 at 9:42am — No Comments

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