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2017 Presidents Club Insights - Patrick McMullen

2017 Presidents Club Insights - Patrick McMullen

Listen to what Patrick McMullen from MAXDigital has to say about the future of automotive, what dealers can do today to prepare, and how DrivingSales Presi…

Five Tips for Selling Used or Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Five Tips for Selling Used or Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Selling used or certified pre-owned vehicles can be daunting task. With prices, laws, and competition varying across the country selling a pre-owned car fo…

What Motivates Your Employees to Perform?

What Motivates Your Employees to Perform?

Sorting through resumes, you find applicants who show potential. There are some with experience to walk on the job and set your service department abla…

How to Recruit the Best Talent for Your Dealership

How to Recruit the Best Talent for Your Dealership

Employee turnover can cost a dealership approximately $400,000 per year through lost sales, service offerings, new hire search, and training expenses even …

2017 Presidents Club Insights - Mark Brown

2017 Presidents Club Insights - Mark Brown

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Top Ten Blogs And News For Auto Dealers: October 15-19

 

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 – a Ken doll comes to life, Newsweek announces the end of its print edition, and we release the Ultimate Social Media eBook!

10. Real Life Ken Doll 
In lieu of working out, this walking Ken doll elected to have 90 plastic surgeries.

9. Disney’s First Latina Princess
Disney finally debuted their first Latina Princess which drew some criticism from some Hispanics. One Latina tweeted, “Is it me, or does Disney’s first Latina princess look… white?” Others say that all Hispanics come in different colors, shapes, and sizes.

8. Twitter Blocks Neo-Nazi Group
Twitter said late Wednesday it has blocked a German group’s account to users in that country at the request of police — the first time the company has implemented its targeted censorship policy.

7. TomTom Publishes List of Most Congested Cities
Since 2007, Dutch manufacturer of automotive navigation systems TomTom has initiated a program to better understand the traffic flow of more than 80 major cities in all continents to improve its guidance systems.

6. Newsweek To End Print Edition In 2013
Newsweek announced that it would be ending its long reign as one of America’s most notable weekly publications. This move to a digital format seems to signify the end of the print age.

5. The Ultimate Social Media eBook For Auto Dealers
Finally, a comprehensive social media guide for auto dealers. Our very own Ketty Colom  invested a lot of time in researching the best practices that converts a dealership’s facebook fans into profitable leads and customers. Download your free copy today!

4. Google Accidentally Leaks Q3 Financial Information
Google’s earnings were mistakenly published months in advance – and they showed that the Internet company was far below expected revenues. As a result of panicked investors, Google’s stock plummeted on Thursday.

3. 10 Spooky Cyber Attacks of 2012
Halloween is just around the corner and the team at cybercrime prevention company ThreatMetrixhas put together an infographic detailing the top 10 spookiest cyberattacks of the year so far.

2. The Most Abused Statistic In Automotive Internet Marketing
According to J.D. Rucker’s latest blog post, “conversion rate” is a misleading statistic. Check out this illuminating blog post about how the best marketers actually have lower conversion rates.

1. Google And Youtube Make Algorithm Updates
Hubspot published some top marketing stories of the week, including a detailed overview of the search changes coming to Youtube and Google. Stay on top of these changes!
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