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Bill Wittenmeyer

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Bill has over more than 20 years of experience in the automotive space and currently manages multiple divisions within his organization including sales, marketing, OEM relationships and large-client accounts. He speaks at several prominent automotive forums each year. Before joining ELEAD1ONE, he spent several years in dealership operations management.
authentic brand

How to Build an Authentic Brand

What makes companies like Coca-Cola, Harley Davidson, Southwest Airlines and Disney successful? Is it because they sell the best product for the lowest price?...
CRM

Are You Using CRM to Its Highest Potential?

Most dealers view their CRM as a technology solution that’s designed to improve processes or as a way to communicate with customers. While this...
sales forecast

Your 2018 Sales Forecast: Fact or Fiction?

How does your dealership come up with a number for your monthly or annual sales forecast? Most of the time we start by looking...
Paying BDC Agents

Consider These Plans For BDC Agents Paid By The Hour

Keep your hourly rate competitive and implement fresh incentives daily and monthly. BY BILL WITTENMYER A friend of mine says all the time that “Our pay...
small BDC team

Failure To Properly Handle Inbound Service Calls Hamstrings Service Departments

Start with a small BDC team and take other steps to catch all customer phone calls. BY BILL WITTENMYER During several of my recent speaking...
automotive

Are Automotive Technicians Ready for a Self-Driving, Electrified Future?

In the past, all someone needed was a set of wrenches and a little aptitude to become a mechanic. With zero formal education, backyard...
Shawn Haysvideo

Chevrolet GM Shawn Hays on Management Styles, Recruiting Strategies, and Industry Disruptors

On today’s show, we welcome back Your Car Guy Shawn Hays, co-founder of Sales Hustler and GM at CMA Colonial Chevrolet in Richmond, VA. VIDEO...
inventory managementvideo

Fast Talk: Brian Finkelmeyer and Patrick Janes Take a Look at the Nuances of...

In this segment of Fast Talk, vAuto's Brian Finkelmeyer and Patrick Janes discuss the challenges dealers face when it comes to inventory management; both...
team

Six Motivational Quotes Dealers Can Use to Inspire Their Team

Fifty-three percent of workers in the United States are disengaged at the workplace. The numbers have gotten better since 2017, but they are still...
F&I

5 Unethical F&I Practices That Could Sink Your Dealership

It’s no secret that F&I departments have suffered (and sometimes still do) from a bad reputation. Probably the worst in the entire dealership…sleazy, fast-talking...

Accountability in Dealership Management

On this week's episode of Kain & Company, David Kain goes over the role of managers and how critical it is to be held...

Marketing and Sales Attribution

On this week's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch talks about the latest updates in marketing and sales attribution as well as strategies...

October’s Kerrigan Market Update Reveals Positive News for the Auto Retail...

Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with Bridget Fitzpatrick and Ryan Kerrigan, managing director of Kerrigan Advisors. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Bridget F.: Hello everyone. I'm Bridget...

Removing Tension Between Dealers and Buyers

On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek talks to Michael Jarman, Co-Founder and CEO of TurboPass. Becky and Mike talk about how...