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Using Vehicle Safety Features to Drive New and Used Car Sales

Using Vehicle Safety Features to Drive New and Used Car Sales

Selling a consumer a large ticket item like a car, truck, or SUV comes with a degree of understandable skepticism for the buyer. Consider the importanc…

Why Branding Your Price is a Great Idea!

Why Branding Your Price is a Great Idea!

If you’ve been reading my pieces for the last few months, you’ve probably noticed how passionate I am about branding. By branding every aspect of your …

Interview With Ken Kupchik, Sales Humor Creator

Interview With Ken Kupchik, Sales Humor Creator

Last month, the was our top blog. So we decided to interview Sales Humor creator Ken Kupchik to get learn more about his successful social media platforms,…

Is Your VDP Your MVP?

Is Your VDP Your MVP?

The vehicle display page (VDP) is often the last page a customer sees before contacting a dealer. By the time they’ve arrived there, they’ve li…

Where Should You Spend Your Time at NADA 100?

Where Should You Spend Your Time at NADA 100?

You’re taking time away from your busy service or parts department, all on the company dime, to attend NADA 100 in New Orleans. You’d better ha…

Top Ten Blogs And News For Auto Dealers: November 12-16

 

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 – no more Twinkies, Google Maps returns to the iPhone, and we released a new eBook!

10. My First Car, What Was Yours?
Craig Lockerd takes us back on a trip to memory lane and describes his first car.

9. No more Twinkies? 
Our beloved Twinkies, Ho Hos, and SnowBalls may no longer be made. This is a sad day for all of humanity.

8. Tasmanian Devils Cast Away
In order to save these creatures from extinction, the Australian Government exiled them to Maria Island, which can only be reached by boat or plane. Why? Because of a highly contagious facial tumor which have decimated the once-thriving population of these feisty marsupials by 91 percent.

7. How Predictable are You?
Apparently everyone everywhere is predictable, well at least to Dr. Richard Wiseman. Just play the video and follow the Doctor’s rules.

6. Does your Content Pass the Consumer Smell Test? 
Brian Chee gives us insight on a survey done by Harris Interactive for MediaBrix which found that the majority of online adults who have seen advertising that appears as content in the past 12 months say that it’s misleading, and leaves a negative impression. At best, it left no impression at all.

5. 10 Reasons Why Your Sales Career Sucks

Not moving any cars this month? Try following Marsh Buice’s advice for improving your sales processes.

4. Is Google Maps For Apple Finally Coming?
A Google spokesperson hints that Google Maps may be on the way for iOS6. Will you prefer this over Apple Maps?

3. Isreal Targets Hamas Leader In Series Of Airstrikes
The military head of Palestinian political party Hamas was assassinated in an Israeli airstrike on Thursday afternoon. The Gaza strip is now buckling down for an escalating conflict.

2. Pinterest Finally Rolls Out Business Pages
After months of anticipation, Pinterest unveils its Business Pages initiative. Catch up on everything you need to know about the fastest growing social network at this Hubspot blog!

1. The Images of Social Media eBook
ActivEngage has released an eBook demonstrating our best practices on visual media. We’ll have you sculpted into a Pinterest and Instagram pro in no time!
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