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How To Find A Reliable Auto Body Repair Shop

How To Find A Reliable Auto Body Repair Shop

Finding a reliable and professional auto body repair shop is not as easy as it sounds. Unfortunately not every mechanic or auto repair shop will have your …

The Gap In Email Success - Part 3

The Gap In Email Success - Part 3

Yes Lifecycle Marketing recently released a study about gaps in email marketing. Check out the other parts of the series here: Part 1, Part 2. &n…

Are Remote Workers Happier Than Office Employees?

Are Remote Workers Happier Than Office Employees?

Here are some interesting insights about remote employees vs. office employees. I know many positions within a dealership don't have the option of remo…

Why You Need a Better Goal for 2017 than Simply “Sell More Cars”

Why You Need a Better Goal for 2017 than Simply “Sell More Cars”

The real driver of vehicle sales isn’t your new online buying widget, it’s access to credit. So, if your dealerships only goal for 2017 is to “sell m…

Car Dealer Protocol for Vehicle Sales to Customers with Built-In Breathalyzers

Car Dealer Protocol for Vehicle Sales to Customers with Built-In Breathalyzers

Working in the automotive industry is a rewarding experience, particularly working for a dealership at the front line of customer service and sales.&nb…

Top Ten Blogs And News For Auto Dealers: August 5th-9th

auto newsActivEngage, 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 -- Shark Week, Ford CEO, and consumer science.


 

10. Shark Week’s Guerilla Marketing

It happens every year during August, no I’m not talking about back to school shopping. I’m talking about Shark Week!

 

9. Don’t Like Political Rumors in Thailand or You’ll Go to Jail!

The Washington Post reports that Thai police are investigating four people, including a public TV channel journalist, for “causing panic” by posting Facebook updates suggesting that people in capital city Bangkok should prepare for a military coup.

 

8. This Ad Exec Quit His Job in Disgust Over Oreo’s Super Bowl Tweetoreo in the dark

All 13 Ad executives involved in the Oreo tweet won a Clio award for that tweet. That’s when Andre Teman, a VP of social media/digital strategy and then a VP of experience planning at Hill Holliday, tweeted that if Oreo's simple tweet won, he was quitting.

 

7. Customer Satisfaction is Dead.

Another word for satisfaction is: mediocre. How would you like to win an award for mediocrity? "We are the highest rated mediocre company in the universe!" What a joke - and not a funny one.

 

6. Customer Science in Motor Retail: 5 Actionable Insights that Every Dealer Should Have

This series of keynote articles explores how the coming together of mobile computing, innovations in customer science and advances in big data analysis are creating the perfect storm for marketers in motor retail.

 

5. The Discovery Channel is Really Upset about that Dead Shark on a NY Subway

When a dead shark was discovered in a New York City subway train Wednesday, some were quick to cry "marketing stunt."

 

4. Ford CEO Alan Mulally Explains Why Chinese Communism is ‘Fantastic’

In a Q&A with Keith Naughton and Craig Trudell for Bloomberg Businessweek's interview issue, Mulally is effusive in his praise for the party and the government in China, where Ford's sales are up massively.

 

3. Automakers Refuse to Give Up on Millennials Who Don’t Buy

Young people are buying cars at a slower rate than their parents, restrained by mounting student loan debt, the rising cost of driving and an increasing reliance on biking and public transportation.

 

2. Store’s Sales Pitch: ‘We Speak your Language’

The dealership group’s employees should reflect their communities.

 

1.Why Did the Chicken Cross the Kitchen?

You’ll have to watch this video to find out! TGIF!

 

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