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Morgan Auto Group Rises To Number 28 In Automotive News' Top 100 Dealer Group Used Sales Ranking

Morgan Auto Group Rises To Number 28 In Automotive News' Top 100 Dealer Group Used Sales Ranking

Morgan Auto Group moved up 25 spots in this year's "Top 100 Dealership Group Used-Vehicle Sales" supplement published by Automotive News. The…

Top 5 Luxury Cars for Any Type of Terrain

Top 5 Luxury Cars for Any Type of Terrain

Many automotive companies make luxury vehicles that can be driven on different terrain. If you like to take road trips to cities, forests, hiking trails, a…

My Dealership Story - Kristy Elliott

My Dealership Story - Kristy Elliott

Meet Kristy Elliott, the Dealer Operator at Sunshine Chevrolet and check out her dealership story. Learn how Kristy came from the non-profit world to …

Start With Why - David Mead at DrivingSales Presidents Club

Start With Why - David Mead at DrivingSales Presidents Club

DrivingSales was so excited to have David Mead as a keynote speaker during Presidents Club. David works at the Start With Why foundation with Simon Sinek, …

You Have a Position to Fill – Who Do You Hire?

You Have a Position to Fill – Who Do You Hire?

As much as you try to avoid employee churn, you’ll always need to hire someone. It might be to replace a staff who’s moved on in their care…

In a Fast Moving World, Don't Give Up on Changing Tech: 7 Successful Tech Pivots

Tech PivotsA client a couple of months ago told me that they were getting out of Dealer Rater. When Google pulled their listings out of the star rankings on Google Reviews, he felt that the value was lost.

I explained to him that there was still value, and that the company would likely pivot a bit to work into a different business model surrounding reputation management. That's when the discussion turned towards "tech pivots", at which point we went through many examples.

Now, we can look at some of the recent (and in one case, very old) examples of how tech companies were able to solidify their business models through pivoting in this infographic we had posted at ReadWriteWeb. It's important to understand and recognize when a company that's entrenched in our car dealer marketing such as Dealer Rater or Foursquare performs a pivot, as well as knowing if they're going to be successful with the move. We don't want to invest too much time into something that is going to fail (anyone still have a MySpace page?).

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