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Mike Haeg

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Mike’s company produces the Car Wars automotive call-tracking program. He loves fusing technology with people to help dealerships “own the phone.”
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Get Back to the Phone Basics in the Face of COVID-19

The phone remains a critical tool in every dealership department amidst the chaos of COVID-19. This season of life is unprecedented, challenging, and unpredictable....
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Time to Break Your Old School Phone Habits

There are two quick facts about your customers and your dealership: Fact #1: Customers are looking for a faster and better customer experience when they...
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Don’t Let Bad Phone Habits Disconnect Your Customers

It’s well known that one the quickest ways to increase sales is to improve on the phone.  The opportunity becomes more obvious as the...
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Phone Calls: The Good, the Bad, and the Exceptional

Competition is heating up.  Shoppers are more informed than ever.  Margins are shrinking. Amid the challenges and chaos of a modern dealership, one thing remains...
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Turning a Phone Call Into an Appointment

It’s no secret that your dealership’s location can pose challenges to running an effective sales process. Situated in congested Chicago, the Berman Infiniti of...
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Three Phone Headaches Every Service Manager Should Address

To truly see CSI and revenue go through the roof, your first step is converting the phone from a liability into an asset. Unlike sales,...
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Use These 6 Tips to Treat Every Caller Like Royalty

Here’s a simple, but important truth: Your customer service experience starts the moment someone picks up the phone and dials your dealership. Sure, they...
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Four Fundamentals To Help You Survive and Thrive Even With Constant Staff Turnover

The Industry Plague While I can’t promise you lower staff turnover, I know this much is true: departing sales agents often take a healthy book...
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How Puente Hills Ford Achieved #1 CSI Score in Southern California

“I just got out of a meeting pumping up my guys for you and I’s interview. It’s all about pumping the guys up because...
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The ABCs of Selling to Millennials

Millennials. They turn to their phone for everything: ordering groceries, snapping selfies, booking reservations, Instagramming avocado toast, and stalking exes. It’s no surprise that...
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Technicians Among the Unheralded Heroes in Pandemic Recovery

Since the middle of March when much of the nation was deeply affected by COVID-19 restrictions, automotive technicians have been keeping the nation running....
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Creating a Frictionless Online Car Buying Experience

There is still a lot unknown about how the Coronavirus will continue to affect American lives, industries, and consumerism. However, dealers can assume that...
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CarvanaACCESS: Carvana Yet Again Aiming to Revolutionize Car Sales

It is no surprise that Carvana has been working to revolutionize auto sales since its foundation in 2013, from its vending machine car sales...
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Struggles of a Marketing Manager

“What is the role of a marketing manager?” This question came up at a recent training event for 20 newer marketing managers. Their experience ranged...
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MADA President Scott Lambert Discusses Dealer Resilience in the Face of Adversity

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome Scott Lambert, President of the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association, or MADA. In this segment, Jim and Scott...

Why Dealers Should Concentrate on Experience, Not Price

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host David Kain is joined by his colleague Steve Purdy, the client success driver for Kain Automotive....

Creating a Frictionless Online Car Buying Experience

There is still a lot unknown about how the Coronavirus will continue to affect American lives, industries, and consumerism. However, dealers can assume that...

Making the Commitment to Provide a Top-Tier Customer Experience

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host and President of Kain Automotive, David Kain discusses the necessary changes to the customer experience brought...

May Kerrigan Report: How the Buy/Sell Market Fared in Q1

Today on CBTNews.com for Wednesday, June 10th, 2020: May Kerrigan Report: How the Buy/Sell Market Fared in Q1 Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with...