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10 Things in Sales that will Never Change

10 Things in Sales that will Never Change

Here is my take on 10 things that will never change in Sales.  When you have a clear understanding of how these 10 things work, you'll undoubtedly…

Are You Selling Service Contracts in the Lane?

Are You Selling Service Contracts in the Lane?

Several dealers reported record months in the service drive. With a record number of RO’s hitting the lanes each day, it is a gold mine for selling s…

Women in the Dealer Workforce: Where We Are & Where We Can Go

Women in the Dealer Workforce: Where We Are & Where We Can Go

It’s no secret that women make up a small portion of the dealer workforce and turnover among women is high. By not attracting and retaining women in the …

Car Subscriptions - Q and A with Bill Playford

Car Subscriptions - Q and A with Bill Playford

I had the chance to interview Bill Playford about car subscription services, and how they're going to change the marketplace. Take a look what this ins…

Be The Exception

Be The Exception

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Livin' it up with Living Social

Recently, we blogged about using Groupon to draw people to your auto dealership. But there’s another kid on the block: Living Social. And this kid’s got features to compete with Groupon, taking less of a cut from the profit and in return giving you endless social media exposure from the tech-saavy people who see the deals. With this tool, your dealership’s service department can offer a deal such as 50% off an oil change or complete service package, attracting customers who have opted into a large mailing list to receive deals from local businesses. Groupon requires a minimum number of people (say, 100) to sign up for a deal before it becomes valid. In contrast, Living Social offers the deal without a minimum number of people, and if you receive a deal and get three of your friends to sign up, your deal is free. This offer encourages people to tweet the special and post it on their Facebook profiles. Living Social reaches a demographic who are active in social media and will advertise the deal to their friends, especially with the offer of something free. You reach people within your local area who are close enough to come to your dealership. This site can provide an excellent opportunity to market service specials and get your dealership’s name out to the masses, with plenty of automotive social media promotion.

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