Notifications & Messages

Jared Hamilton
From: Jared Hamilton
Hey - It’s time to join the thousands of other dealer professionals on DrivingSales. Create an account so you can get full access to the articles, discussions and people that are shaping the future of the automotive industry.
×
Bart Wilson

Bart Wilson Director of Operations, Media

Exclusive Blog Posts

Making Mass Service Campaigns that Commands Personal Responses

Making Mass Service Campaigns that Commands Personal Responses

As a service manager or fixed operations director, this information is for you. There has been much to do about email interactions and direct market…

Auto Emails: Where Are We Now?

Auto Emails: Where Are We Now?

As we know, emails are still relevant in the way we approach corresponding with our customers. So as we continue to evolve as an industry so do our custome…

Making contact–and keeping contact–with in-market car shoppers

Making contact–and keeping contact–with in-market car shoppers

Before the internet burst into the picture, consumers started their car shopping process with a visit to the dealership. In many cases, these shoppers knew…

Manheim Talk About Vehicle Acquisition Technology

Manheim Talk About Vehicle Acquisition Technology

Manheim - Derek Hansen from DrivingSales on Vimeo. We filmed quite a few interviews at NADA2019, and we're continuing to post some of this cont…

What Defines Workplace Harassment?

What Defines Workplace Harassment?

When someone talks about workplace harassment, many of us automatically think of sexual harassment, especially in the wake of the #MeToo movement. While se…

Are You a Disruptor?

 

Do you want to disrupt or be disrupted?

A key difference between a fad and a trend is time. Fads are a form of behavior that are intensely followed by people for a short period of time. Trends get stronger over time and tend to remain.

Differentiating between the two is a difficult endeavor.

With trends such as digital retailing starting to gain traction in the auto industry are you doing everything possible to ensure you are on the forefront?

Blockbuster is the example everyone uses when talking about disruption.  Their failure wasn’t that they didn’t see Netflix coming. Their failure was that they weren’t able to act at the right time.  They had the opportunity to buy a young Netflix for only $50 million, and they turned it down because they had something else in play, but because they couldn’t capitalize on this trend, we’re following the countdown to the last Blockbuster location.

Using your 20-group will be a great indicator of where you could/should be. To get to where you want to be having a pulse of the market, ideas, and goals. In addition, you need to get a fresh perspective on what you can do to capitalize on emerging trends and be the first.

DrivingSales Presidents Clubyou will hone your dealership strategy with other top performing dealers in the nation.

Join us and see what’s next.

Shelby  Youngblood

This is an awesome point! The automotive industry is changing faster than most dealers believe. No better time than now to adapt!

 Unlock all of the community & features  Join Now