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Texting for Business Landlines - Wait, you can text landlines?

Texting for Business Landlines - Wait, you can text landlines?

I understand that there are many texting platforms but not all texting is created equal. Often dealerships have found trouble with providing one number to …

Tech-Pocalypse Now!

Tech-Pocalypse Now!

There’s a shortage of technicians most dealerships are experiencing, and the drought has no end in sight. Unwittingly, well-trained technicians n…

Making the Sale by Communicating with Your Customers

Making the Sale by Communicating with Your Customers

You may see and talk to dozens of customers on any given day and while most of them are at your dealership to purchase a car (some may just be browsing), o…

5 Referral Program MYTHS - BUSTED!

5 Referral Program MYTHS - BUSTED!

Myth 1: Referral Marketing Programs are less cost effective than other marketing channels. FALSE! 92% of people trust recommendations from friends over…

A Dealership Went Pro-Police And This Happened

A Dealership Went Pro-Police And This Happened

There's a lot of anger in our country right now - for a variety of different reasons.   Sadly a lot of that anger is coming out against the men…

Top Ten Blogs And News For Auto Dealers: October 1-5


The most trusted name in live chat brings the top ten blogs and auto news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and automotive stories from around the globe. In this weekly edition – Facebook hits a billion users, a presidential debate, and social media from 1985!

10. The Top Dogs of Klout

See the complete list of influencers in social media for the automotive industry by JD Rucker. I believe they are missing our own Ketty Colom who has a Klout score of 50….

9. Denim Style

Jay Leno wants everyone to know just how much he loves denim shirts.

8. Even in 1985, We Knew Facebook was Possible
Steve Case, the co-founder, former CEO and chairman of America Online, wrote an interesting blog on his role in social media. BONUS! There’s also a retro AOL ad included in this blog too!

7. Pranksters Glue iPhone 5 to the Floor

Watch what happens when you combine a super adhesive and an iPhone 5.

6. How Your Team Is Torn Apart by Five Words

What are the five deadliest words that a manager can hear? “That is not my job.” Find out how to counter this self-limiting belief in the workplace.

5. KitchenAid’s Tweet Shows The Dangers Of Multiple Twitter Accounts

Things weren’t looking good for KitchenAid earlier this week. After a rogue offensive tweet was sent from the company’s account, the houseware manufacturer was embroiled in a social media crisis. Take a look at how KitchenAid responded.

4. Live Free or FLY!

What would you do if your presidential candidate didn’t win the election? Leave the country? JetBlue will fly you there for FREE! Just enter this contest and your preferred destination (mine was Costa Rica) and cross your fingers and hope to win! Wait…do you really want to win this free trip?

3. Presidential Debate Hits 32-Year Record In Gross Ratings

On Wednesday night, all major news networks aired the most widely-watched presidential debate in history, with an estimated 60 million viewers. Everyone was watching (except Jim Lehrer).

2. Dealership Has Customer Arrested For Getting Too Good Of A Deal
When a Virginia Chevy dealership drove off with an accidental discount of $6,000 off his new car, the dealership called him and asked him to return it. When he refused, the dealership reported the car stolen to the police. After spending the night in jail, the former customer is now suing for $2.2 million.

1. Facebook Tops One Billion Users
Facebook reaches a billion users, and how do they celebrate? With a chair.


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