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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5 of 6 Public Dealer Groups Report F&I Profit Increases for Q3

F&I per vehicle profits appear to be on the rise. Reports from five of the six publicly traded auto groups indicate that F&I gross...
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The Phone is Ringing: Yesterday, it was an Inquiry; Today, it’s a Buyer!

The phone is ringing. It’s a sales prospect. They’re not calling to chat. They found your vehicle on the Internet and (by calling you)...
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The Friend of a Friend: Uncovering the Extended Networks within Your Current Clientele –...

Amazing things can happen when you know the right people, and getting out of your comfort zone allows you to network better to make...
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‘Mind the Gap’ Between Acquisition and Retail Ready

For 50 years, loudspeakers in London subways have cautioned riders to watch their step when boarding and de-boarding. This omnipresent “Mind the Gap” alert...
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WardsAuto’s Steve Finlay on Today’s F&I Process

In recent years, new technology has been re-defining the F&I office. How are you adapting to these changes in your dealership? In today’s segment,...

Upselling Customer Pay Revenues

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Almog Veig talks about upselling customer pay revenues and how to use show and tell methods...

The F&I-Sales Relationship

On this week's episode of Progressive Retail, Cory Mosley is joined in the studio by Shaka Dyson, President of Dealer F&I University, to talk...

Don’t Take the Bait

Nobody can offend you without your consent. If anybody says or does anything to try and get under your skin, don't give in. On...

What’s the Real Secret to Success?

"The speed of the boss is the speed of the team." On today's episode of Kain & Co., David goes over this quote and...