15 Feb

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AutomoBuzz: Top 5 Automotive Trends and Predictions for 2017, Dealer Review Behavior, and more…

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Top 5 Automotive Trends of 2017

Top 5 Trends In Automotive For 2017 (Digitalist) After consuming key messaging over the past several months from a number of industry related briefings and research, Digitalist author William Newman is here to offer my top 5 trends in automotive for 2017. In no particular order they are: Products will become smarter, smaller, and more Read More…

08 Feb

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Cars.com Partners with Clarivoy, Used Car Prices Drop in 2016, and more…

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Alfa Romero Giulia

How Auto Makers Fared During Super Bowl 51 (Auto News) Going into Super Bowl Sunday, the talk was about social awareness and inspirational themes that automakers would be promoting with their ads. It appeared the metal-driven formula of traditional car ads wouldn’t be used much this year — and then Alfa Romeo came out of Read More…

01 Feb

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CarSaver Partners with Wal-Mart, January Car Sales Forecast, and more…

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CarSaver Partners with Wal-Mart

Forecast: January Forecast Calls for Low Sales, High Inventory (Edmunds) The U.S. automotive industry is expected to a have a slow start in the new year, with January light-vehicle sales down 4.4% from like-2016. The WardsAuto forecast calls for 1.107 million LVs to be delivered over 24 selling days, resulting in a 46,109-unit daily sales Read More…

28 Jan

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Surety Bond Increase for New York Used Auto Dealers

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Dealer Law

New York used auto dealers will need to increase their surety bond coverage this year. AB 8166 was passed in September and takes effect on April 8, 2017. The change applies only to dealers exclusively selling used vehicles. Used car dealers that are bonded under current law, or dealers whose bond renewal date falls before Read More…

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30 Sep

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Savvy vs. Average Dealers

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Savvy vs. Average Dealers

Calling on dealers is a fascinating game. You learn a lot about people and their dealerships when trying to find out if there is opportunity between them and you, particularly in how they respond to you. Most dealers assume you want their business. After all, you’re the one calling them. But me calling you doesn’t Read More…

18 Aug

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How to Build Trust and Credibility with Customers Through Texting

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Texting Tips for Auto Retailers

Everyone has expectations on how a text conversation should work. There are distinct differences in how we communicate via text among friends and family, colleagues and co-workers, and businesses and customers. For dealerships specifically, text (or SMS) communications between customers, employees, and departments is wrought with difficulty.   Intuitively we know that text messages should Read More…

13 Jul

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“Quiet the Chaos” at Digital Dealer 21 Las Vegas

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Digital Dealer 21 Las Vegas with AutoConversion and DealerRefresh

Editor’s Note: This post has been revised from it’s original context to better reflect the post-event message. The 21st Digital Dealer Conference & Expo in Las Vegas in August 2016 was real winner for most. I’ve been attending this event since its inception, especially over the last few years as its been making quite a comeback Read More…