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.
×
Ketty Colom

Ketty Colom Digital Marketing Specialist

Exclusive Blog Posts

Click-to-Call [Infographic]

Click-to-Call [Infographic]

  Most dealers understand the importance of making it easy for customers and prospects to find contact information. Websites often have prominent &…

Quick Tips for Improving Dealership Culture

Quick Tips for Improving Dealership Culture

Car dealers have a terrible reputation. It's such a negative experience for so many that people are electing to make a major purchase like a vehicle fr…

The Biggest Mistake Dealers Make When It Comes to Customer Retention

The Biggest Mistake Dealers Make When It Comes to Customer Retention

Jim Roche is the Divisional VP of Marketing & Managed Services at Xtime. We asked him to tell us the biggest mistake he sees dealers making today when …

Is 2018 the Year of Customer Convenience?

Is 2018 the Year of Customer Convenience?

It seems that every year has a theme attached to it in terms of where dealerships’ focus will be. Which themes or buzzwords will dominate 2018? We…

Upcoming Webinar: Show with Your Showroom, Sell with Your Website

Upcoming Webinar: Show with Your Showroom, Sell with Your Website

Today's customers walk into your showroom better-informed than ever before. Because they've done their research ahead of time, 89% walk into t…

Top 10 Blogs And News For Auto Dealers: October 8-12

 

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 – Toyota sells cars on HSN, there’s a giant diamond in outer space, and the EU wins the Nobel Peace Prize.

10. Facebook is as Tempting as Cigarettes and Sex
A report by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business found that the desire to check social media platforms like FacebookTwitter and Pinterest were among the toughest-to-resist temptations — equivalent to cigarettes and sex.

9. Woman gets $15 Quadrillion Phone Bill
A woman in France cancelled her phone bill early and she expected an early termination fee, but not one of $15 Quadrillion. She said that there were so many zeroes in her bill she lost count.

8. New Car Buyers are Keeping their Cars for a Longer Period of Time. 
Buyers are now typically holding onto new vehicles nearly 6 years, up big from 2006, when the average buyer kept their new car or light truck just under 4.5 years before replacing it

7. Giant Diamond Found in Space
Ladies, forget getting diamond engagement rings in karats! There is a planet called  55 Cancri e and was discovered in 2004 around a nearby star in our Milky Way. At least a third of the planet's mass is likely pure diamond.

6. Why I brought Kevin Root on as President of DrivingSales

Jared Hamilton  explains why he chose Kevin Root to be COO of his “baby.”

5. Slow Sales can Equal High Revenue
Hunter Swifts  from DealerSocket gives tips on how to continue to make money without selling cars.

4.  Toyota Sells Hybrids on HSN
Toyota says it was drawn to the network by the chance to have the time to fully explain its technology. "A lot of our research shows people don't understand how hybrid technology works," says Ed Laukes, a Toyota vice president.

3. The European Union Wins a Nobel Peace Prize
The Norwegian judging panel said the EU received the award for six decades of contributions "to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe." Does this mean that all the citizens of the EU won the Peace Prize too?

2. French President Promises to Ban Homework
Hollande wants to outlaw homework, but at the sametime he wants to extend the school week from four days to four and a half days. Oh nooo!

1. Joe Biden’s Teeth Win the VP Debate
The focus of last night’s debate were the immaculate teeth of Joe Biden. I want to know who his dentist is!

 

Did we miss anything important? Like our top ten blogs this week? Leave us a comment below! Or if you really can’t wait for your automotive fix, follow @activengage on Twitter for daily updates on auto industry news!

 Unlock all of the community & features  Join Now