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10 Things in Sales that will Never Change

10 Things in Sales that will Never Change

Here is my take on 10 things that will never change in Sales.  When you have a clear understanding of how these 10 things work, you'll undoubtedly…

Are You Selling Service Contracts in the Lane?

Are You Selling Service Contracts in the Lane?

Several dealers reported record months in the service drive. With a record number of RO’s hitting the lanes each day, it is a gold mine for selling s…

Women in the Dealer Workforce: Where We Are & Where We Can Go

Women in the Dealer Workforce: Where We Are & Where We Can Go

It’s no secret that women make up a small portion of the dealer workforce and turnover among women is high. By not attracting and retaining women in the …

Car Subscriptions - Q and A with Bill Playford

Car Subscriptions - Q and A with Bill Playford

I had the chance to interview Bill Playford about car subscription services, and how they're going to change the marketplace. Take a look what this ins…

Be The Exception

Be The Exception

How brilliant marketers find and follow what makes their stories different in a world full of average content DrivingSales is excited to announce th…

Top Ten Blogs And News For Auto Dealers: October 22-26

 

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 – Einstein belongs to the world, Google visits the Grand Canyon, and the fastest highway in America opens!

The Hierarchy Of Social Media Pages And Profiles

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ – will someone please order all these social networks by importance so I know how to manage my time? Fortunately, that’s exactly what J.D. Rucker did.

Google Visits The Grand Canyon – And Changes The World

Google takes its Maps program one step into the future – and plans to illuminate the entire world with its Street Level initiative. If Google’s Trekker camera can survive the journey into the Grand Canyon, the team says it can go anywhere.

NYPD Officer Planned To Slow Cook Women

A man that was sworn to protect the citizens of NYC had devious plans with a cohort to kidnap and eat women.

At 85 MPH, The Fastest Highway In The U.S. Opens

A 40-mile tollway opened between San Antonio, TX, and Austin – and the speed-limit is the highest in America at 85 MPH. Riding this Autobahn isn’t cheap – the tollway is $6 one way, and there have already been reports of fatal crashes and rollovers.

Mitsubishi Boss Calls French Minister A Retard

Here’s why: as reported by the French newspaper La Provence by way of The Telegraph:

“This mental case, this retard, increases ecological taxes, reduces the speed motorists can go on Paris’ ring road and ruins the life of motorists from all social origins all suffer as a result of him. He is stupid and understands nothing, you can quote me on that.”

The Digital Lot

Keith Shetterly’s newest eBook is available in November and he writes, “I’ve been learning, helping dealers, and writing about this situation for many years now, and, to dealers and to my peers in automotive retail, this is my compilation–dedicated to you!–of all that I have learned and know about successfully running..the Digital Lot!”

Man In China Sues Wife Over Ugly Baby
A man in China sues his now estranged wife for $120k because she gave birth to an ugly baby—and WON!

GM Lawsuit Over Einstein Image Is Dismissed
Great news everyone! Since Einstein has been dead now for over 60 years, his image is now public property! How will you celebrate this news?

East Coast Keeps A Watchful Eye On Hurricane Sandy

Current forecasts show the Category 2 Hurricane Sandy heading directly for New York City. As the Big Apple prepares for high winds and possible flooding, we at ActivEngage hope that the weather predictions are wrong (as they so often are).

Customer Loyalty Begins In The Service Drive

Positive service reviews and social posts can create a line in your service drive and keep your bays full. Fix a blown tire the morning of a vacation, or provide a last minute oil change at closing time, and you’ve gained a fan for life. The need to deliver exceptional service isn’t just aspirational, it’s essential to your bottom line.
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Keith Shetterly
Stephen! Thanks for the shout-out to The Digital Lot! :)
Barry James
Thanks for this list Stephen, theres some good info in there. Love the Mitsubishi boss's views on that french minister! Barry - http://www.mymotortradeinsurance.co.uk/

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