Transitioning to Your Future Business Model – Brian Benstock, GM Paragon Honda and Automotive CX Summit Speaker

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Paragon Honda in Queens, NY is easily one of the top tier Honda dealerships in the county. Jim Fitzpatrick had to a chance to speak with Brian Benstock, GM/Vice President of Paragon Honda about what's now and what's next. Brian has some strong words for dealers...

How texting impacts your dealership – David Schoonover, Automotive CX Summit Speaker

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Teenagers do it, college kids do it, maybe even your parents and grandparents do it. Texting is a popular way of communicating and in most cases, the most efficient way to communicate. David Schoonover, Head of Digital with Kia Motors America, was asked by...

Digital Marketing Best Practices with Google’s James Reutershan – Automotive CX Summit Speaker

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  Jim Fitzpatrick sits down with James Reutershan, Strategy Development Manager for US Automotive at Google, to discuss best practices in digital marketing. James goes over the recent growth in the use of digital video, using third-party sites, and customers' online buying experience as well as...

Why Valuing Every Stakeholder Impacts Your Dealership – Steve Hall, Automotive CX Summit Speaker

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Stakeholders in a company aren't just those who invest in the stock of the brand you sell, but it's also those who invest in your dealership in other ways like your employees, key suppliers, customers, community, and consultants. That was the main reason why...

Making the Most of Your Service Drive – Interview with Frank Ferrara, Automotive CX Summit Speaker

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  CBT's Jim Fitzpatrick sits down with Frank Ferrara, Former Executive VP of Customer Satisfaction at Hyundai Motor America, to discuss Frank's upcoming talk at the Automotive CX Summit. Frank's talk will include his take on the future of the industry, customer satisfaction, and taking...

2 Digital Platforms that are Transforming the Dealership Workplace – Interview with Heather MacPherson

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  CBT's Jim Fitzpatrick sat down with Heather MacPherson, President of The Minery, to discuss how her company is transforming the dealership workplace with their 2 new digital tools, HR4 and imprv. Heather will be speaking at the Automotive CX Summit in June. For more information,...

Galpin Motors’ formula for success starts with founding principles – Brian Allen, Group Director and Automotive CX Summit Speaker

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  At almost 90 years old, Bert Boeckmann still shows up for work at Galpin Motors in Van Nuys, California six days a week. He started with Galpin in 1953 and became the dealership's owner in 1964. Among the many accolades, Galpin Ford has been...

Millennials’ Impact on Retail and Onboarding Strategies – Tom Carney, Automotive CX Summit Speaker

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  Millennials are one of the most unique groups of people we've seen in a long time. They're also one of the most special groups when it comes to impacting your dealership. GMs everywhere are wondering how to not only sell to millennials, but to...

Thought Leadership Summit brings out the experts

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Your dealership attends training events such as conferences, forums, and seminars to improve the customer buying experience. According to Jon Munzel, Founder and President of Thought Leadership Summits, when it comes to the differences of these networking getaways the most important takeaways would be...
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Four Ways Your Dealership Can Use a Sales Funnel

The world of marketing is never without its jargon and buzzwords. For the past five years, you might have heard the term “sales funnel”...
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Maryland Lexus Dealer Takes Whole New Approach to Employee Retention & Customer Experience

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome back James Boening, General Manager at Ourisman Lexus Rockville in Washington, D.C.  VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Jim F.: Hi, everyone, I'm...
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Tech Trends that Signal the Future of Automotive Retail

It was just 134 years ago in Mannheim that Karl Benz built the first automobile. Designs and manufacturing slowly morphed over the following century...
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Using Social Media to Recruit Top Dealership Talent

Employee recruiting has certainly come a long way from the days of having to walk into an employer’s office and hand the hiring manager...
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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...

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...

How to Maximize the Service Appointment Process and Retain More Customers

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Jim Fitzpatrick speaks with guest host Michael Roppo, President of Automotive Management Resources, to discuss how...

What Separates You from Other Salespeople?

Customers tend to have a similar idea of how car salespeople handle their business. What sets you apart? On this week's episode of Straight...

Eliminating Your Customers’ Fears

 David Lewis talks about understanding and eliminating your customers' fears to help you earn the sale on today's Saturday Morning Sales Meeting.