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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…

Tips for Leaving a Voicemail

Tips for Leaving a Voicemail

The Voicemail So you receive an internet lead and you call and they don't answer...now what? We leave a message right? Let's say the customer in…

Keeping the In-Person Touch While Selling Cars in the Digital Age

Keeping the In-Person Touch While Selling Cars in the Digital Age

  For better or worse, the internet has become an indispensable appendage in our every day lives. Many of us would rather spend every minute glued …

Dealer Best Idea Contest Finalists at #DSES

DrivingSales is all about pushing the boundaries of innovation in the automotive industry and helping dealers become more profitable as a result.  However, we’re not the only one with this same desire; our industry is riddled with individuals who do the same thing.  That’s why we created the Dealer Best Idea Contest – to recognize the today’s most innovative auto dealership strategies, driven by dealers themselves.

Congratulations to the following Dealer Best Idea Contest Finalists, who will be presenting their strategies in a head to head competition on stage at the 4th annual DrivingSales Executive Summit On Monday, October 22nd.  Register here to see the competition live!



  • Daniel Boismier, Internet Director from the Suburban Collection, on Gamifying & Socializing the Shopping Experience
  • Alan Krutsch, Director of Marketing at Walser Automotive Group, on the “I’ll Take It” Button
  • Wendy Lowen, Internet Manager for Park Chrysler Jeep, on the Valet Appraisal Service
  • Matthew Smith, Marketing Manager at Darling’s Automotive, with Be relevant. Be social.
  • Bryan Wilson, eCommerce Director at Ehrlich Group, discussing Increasing Reviews

The competition was more competitive than ever this year and we’re eager to acknowledge their progressive nature.  Thank you to all of those who submitted creative ideas and congrats to all of the finalists!

Tickets are running out for #DSES and registration won’t be open much longer.  Be sure to reserve your seat by registering today!

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