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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: August 5th-9th

auto newsActivEngage, the most trusted brand in automotive live chat brings the top ten blogs and 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 stories from around the globe. In this weekly edition -- Shark Week, Ford CEO, and consumer science.


10. Shark Week’s Guerilla Marketing

It happens every year during August, no I’m not talking about back to school shopping. I’m talking about Shark Week!


9. Don’t Like Political Rumors in Thailand or You’ll Go to Jail!

The Washington Post reports that Thai police are investigating four people, including a public TV channel journalist, for “causing panic” by posting Facebook updates suggesting that people in capital city Bangkok should prepare for a military coup.


8. This Ad Exec Quit His Job in Disgust Over Oreo’s Super Bowl Tweetoreo in the dark

All 13 Ad executives involved in the Oreo tweet won a Clio award for that tweet. That’s when Andre Teman, a VP of social media/digital strategy and then a VP of experience planning at Hill Holliday, tweeted that if Oreo's simple tweet won, he was quitting.


7. Customer Satisfaction is Dead.

Another word for satisfaction is: mediocre. How would you like to win an award for mediocrity? "We are the highest rated mediocre company in the universe!" What a joke - and not a funny one.


6. Customer Science in Motor Retail: 5 Actionable Insights that Every Dealer Should Have

This series of keynote articles explores how the coming together of mobile computing, innovations in customer science and advances in big data analysis are creating the perfect storm for marketers in motor retail.


5. The Discovery Channel is Really Upset about that Dead Shark on a NY Subway

When a dead shark was discovered in a New York City subway train Wednesday, some were quick to cry "marketing stunt."


4. Ford CEO Alan Mulally Explains Why Chinese Communism is ‘Fantastic’

In a Q&A with Keith Naughton and Craig Trudell for Bloomberg Businessweek's interview issue, Mulally is effusive in his praise for the party and the government in China, where Ford's sales are up massively.


3. Automakers Refuse to Give Up on Millennials Who Don’t Buy

Young people are buying cars at a slower rate than their parents, restrained by mounting student loan debt, the rising cost of driving and an increasing reliance on biking and public transportation.


2. Store’s Sales Pitch: ‘We Speak your Language’

The dealership group’s employees should reflect their communities.


1.Why Did the Chicken Cross the Kitchen?

You’ll have to watch this video to find out! TGIF!



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