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2017 Presidents Club Insights - Patrick McMullen

2017 Presidents Club Insights - Patrick McMullen

Listen to what Patrick McMullen from MAXDigital has to say about the future of automotive, what dealers can do today to prepare, and how DrivingSales Presi…

Five Tips for Selling Used or Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Five Tips for Selling Used or Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Selling used or certified pre-owned vehicles can be daunting task. With prices, laws, and competition varying across the country selling a pre-owned car fo…

What Motivates Your Employees to Perform?

What Motivates Your Employees to Perform?

Sorting through resumes, you find applicants who show potential. There are some with experience to walk on the job and set your service department abla…

How to Recruit the Best Talent for Your Dealership

How to Recruit the Best Talent for Your Dealership

Employee turnover can cost a dealership approximately $400,000 per year through lost sales, service offerings, new hire search, and training expenses even …

2017 Presidents Club Insights - Mark Brown

2017 Presidents Club Insights - Mark Brown

Hear from Mark Brown, sales director at Grappone Auto, about what he thinks is coming for the auto industry, how dealers can prepare, and how the DrivingSa…

Top Ten Blogs And News For Auto Dealers: July 22nd-26th

top ten blogsActivEngage, the most trusted brand in automotive live chat brings the top ten blogs and 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 stories from around the globe. In this weekly edition-- Sharknado, Gmail, and a royal baby.


10. Royal Baby Named George Alexander Louis

The royal baby is named for his great-great-grandfather George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth II. Louis comes from Prince Philip's uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten, who also was close to grandfather Prince Charles.


9. The Five Things We Can Learn From Sharknado

According to The Independent, Sharknado saw 5,000 tweets per minute with 318,232 tweets by over 100,000 tweeters; and that’s just while it aired. There are now over 14 million results on Google for Sharknado. Celebrities were joining in and people who would’ve ignored this cut-rate gorefest were clamoring for a rerun.


8. Did Google Just Hide Your Dealership’s Emails?

As you may or may not know, Google introduced a new feature to their web-based Gmail interface. Tabs.


7. Are You Professional?

You want to build rapport with me? Take your tie off roll up your sleeves and show me your forearm tattoos that the GM has asked you to hide all these years.


6. Mapping Your Customers

Maps are a fantastic tool in customer science and these days they’re very accessible to all sizes of dealership.  Maps are useful because they provide ANOTHER perspective on the customer relationship.  It’s quite remarkable what new actionable insights are derived by looking at map data and this article examines some of the ways dealers can put maps to work.


5. Impala Tops Sedans in Consumer Reports2014 impala

The first American sedan in 20 years to earn Consumer Reports' top score is the Chevrolet Impala.


4. Lincoln Memorial Vandalized

According to NBC Washington, green paint was splattered inside the chamber of the memorial, on Lincoln and on the floor around it.


3. Spain Train Crash Kills at least 80

A train derailed in Northwest Spain on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people and injured over 100 more. The crash was said to be one of Europe's worst train accidents.


2. 20 Ridiculous Questions Regular People Ask Google

When we have questions — from daily curiosities to deepest doubts — Google has answers.


1. TGIF: Funny Facts about the Owl

Through brilliant and insightful narration, we learn a couple of things about the owl.



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