Monthly Archives: June 2009

AutoTrader.com Wants You To Know: Chip Perry and Alan Smith Video

Alan Smith, Sr. Vice President of Dealer Sales, and Chip Perry, CEO, have created a video to share their take on the current issues shaping AutoTrader.com and dealership business today and what they're doing to deliver more value to the market. This is definitely not something you see often in any industry, let alone automotive, […]

I Think We Can…I Think We Can…We Better Think We Can

Boy, things were really humming there for the longest time and then the train ran off the track, or maybe the wheels simply came off. No matter what, we got to find out what it would be like for the industry to have a brake test. But instead of 60 to 0 in 137.6 feet, […]

What Innovation Matters Most Right Now?

Are you excited by the latest technology in the newest model arriving at your showroom? Were you going crazy waiting for FedEx/UPS/USPS last week for your latest iPhone? Can't believe that your newest CRM ties your site, third party leads, phone calls, mail automation, showroom visits and more together? Didn't have to break traffic laws […]

Live Webinar: Pitfalls and Best Practices for Building Online Communities

Pitfalls and Best Practices for Building Online Communities Featuring Forrester Principal Analyst, Lisa Bradner Date:  Wednesday, June 24thTime:  3:00 PM Eastern Time/10:00 AM Pacific Time Duration:  60 Minutes Online communities offer marketers tremendous business advantage, but content-rich, highly engaging communities don’t just happen—they are planned, designed, and continuously nurtured to deliver real ROI that can help […]

The Letters Of Success…Acronym Style (Sort Of)

It's important that, from time to time, we stop to focus on the principles behind the goals we're aiming for in business and delivering the best customer experience. No matter what you're selling, you have to believe in what you do 110% and your business needs effective management, tools and support. Success comes from doing […]

Some Good Time With Some Dealers…MPG Style (Why Weren’t More There!?)

Tuesday's MPG event at Proud Bird at LAX was another great session. While we're typically greeting marketers, OEM executives and industry suppliers, this was a great departure and informative (if not inspiring!). Charlie Vogelheim moderated the panel and the room finished the day with great questions. In between, it was all perspective, passion, personality and […]

If We Only Had A Lightbulb To Screw In…And Other Mistakes We Make

How many times have you heard the proverbial saying…"How many (fill in the blank) does it take to screw in a light bulb?", even lately jokingly about the group of 'car czars' circling around Detroit. While we might focus on the joke or moral of the question, how many of us have the light bulb […]

Free Webinar: Your Site, Your Sales: Win More Deals With More Roads to Your Internet Showroom

Online, you know the power of your website to connect with in-market shoppers and get them into your store to buy a car. How customers arrive at your site, though, can vary with where they are in the purchase process and their internet habits. While some prospects take a direct route by entering the URL, […]

What Bankruptcy Means To You And Me…Just Between Car People

Chances are you'll wake up June 2 and head to work, just like on June 1, with most people doing the "same place, same thing" jig and trading their time for money. Sometime (and consistently) over the coming months, however, that will change for far too many people. What we do and what becomes of […]