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Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - Special Edition - You Are Your Brand

In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Special Edition, Chris Herman, President at Herman Advertising explains the importance of building your own brand. How do you establish and straighten your brand? You must have a great personality and dress for success. Remember that your brand means being yourself.

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's President, Sean V. Bradley suggest the importance of knowing your used car inventory. Over 46% of people who submit a now car purchase request will end up buying a used car. Most salespeople do not even present new car prospects the option to purchase a used car. You should walk your inventory everyday whether you are in the Showroom or a BDC representative. Become a master of your pre-owned vehicles.

Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - Know Your Used Car Inventory

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's President, Sean V. Bradley walks you through what you hold do if a lead bought a car elsewhere. Most sales peoples would dead the lead and never come back. Sean says that you should treat the dead lead as if you where the one who sold them the car. By putting in the time and effort to follow up with this customer, even if they bought elsewhere, would open up opportunities to convert them to your service drive or gain a referral..

Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - How to Handle Dead Leads That Where Bought Elsewhere

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Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - Special Edition - Stop Changing Your Websites

In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Special Edition, Chris Herman, President at Herman Advertising advises dealerships to stop changing their websites. Any time a dealership goes to a 20 Group or conference, they see the different website providers who have a "good looking website". Most dealerships go with those website providers because they think the "looks" will drive more traffic. You need to focus on the website you have now and create a process to convert traffic at a reasonable ratio. The success of a website is from the internal workings of the backend, not the "looks" of the site.


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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's President, Sean V. Bradley wants to you all a Happy Holidays. You should make the effort to see your family for the holidays, but you need to remember December is usually a shorter month to sell. You need to take the time to readjust your projections and forecast for the remainder of the year. Sean and the rest of the Dealer Synergy team wants to wish you a Happy Holiday and remember to make that money.


Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - Happy Holidays

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's President, Sean V. Bradley helps you avoid being afraid of the money. You should not be afraid to make as much money as possible as a Sales Professional. Profit is not a dirty word and should not be something you need to hide from. There is nothing wrong with making, earning, loving, wanting, or needing more money. While you are at work, everything you do should be about making and earning money. If there is one thing to take away from this video it would be that you should never settle for mediocrity.

Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - Don't Be Scared Of The Money

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's President, Sean V. Bradley tells you that there are no excuses when it comes to the Holidays. The end of the year should be the time where you finish strong to provide gifts for your friends and family. You are the one making excuses for the holidays and you should blame yourself if you are not making the money you deserve. You need to focus on the prize at the end of the race. If you remember to utilize all 8 ways to sell a car then you should have no problem sells cars during the holidays.

Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - There Are No Excuses For the Holidays

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's President, Sean V. Bradley gives us advise on adjusting to the phenomenon that is mobile. Everything you create should by built for mobile first. Content from your website to your email templates should be designed with a mobile first mentality. Mobile is rapidly growing so you should test your content to make sure it functions properly on different devices.

Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - The Mobile Experience

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's President, Sean V. Bradley gives advise on using text and chat templates to communicate with your prospects. If there are phone and voicemail templates, why do we not have templates for texting or chat? There are different variations and levels to create and using templates. Sean explains that you should build a library of chat messages that you can choose from. Texting and Chat are just as important because if gives you a chance to escalate to a higher form of communication.

Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - Text & Chat Templates

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's President, Sean V. Bradley gives advise for Managers to make sure your employees are using the CRM the right way. A lot of dealerships do not use their CRM properly by forgetting data or duplicating leads. Sean breaks down a method to make sure everyone in the dealership is using the CRM.

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Special Edition, Chris Herman, President at Herman Advertising talks about setting your dealership up for long term success. The biggest mistake dealerships make is jumping from one solution to the next without seeing the first solution all the way through. Without a good plan you will not be successful and you will not make money. Chris tells us to lay a plan in place and stick with for the long haul.

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The 2017 Honda CR-V has a new modular chassis, with more cargo room and rear legroom.

In the age of relentless spy shots, leaked patent filings and drawn-out teaser campaigns, automakers are generally terrible at keeping an upcoming debut to themselves.

So why was Honda so quiet ahead of last week's debut of the fifth-generation CR-V crossover?

It certainly had plenty to crow about with the redesigned model: the addition of a turbocharged engine, a new chassis, advanced safety features and a crisp new design.

But Honda didn't want to miss a beat. Given the popularity of the outgoing model, the outsize importance of the CR-V's segment, and a brisk schedule of debuts over the next several months, Honda had little patience for a long wind-up before the 2017 model begins arriving in dealerships a few weeks from now.

"This is how Honda likes to make debuts," Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific analyst, told Automotive News. "It's without much fanfare. No extravagant displays or pyrotechnics. Honda is letting the product do the talking. It's not the most exciting product, but CR-V is outselling the Accord, and that goes to show just how important of a vehicle this is for Honda."

That importance is only growing, as consumers increasingly give up on sedans in favor of crossovers, a trend that's expected to continue even if gasoline prices begin to rise again.

The trend has been especially good for the CR-V, which has racked up close to 4 million sales since its introduction in 1997 and leads the crowded compact-crossover segment amid stiff competition from Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Chevrolet and Subaru.

Knobs return for radio volume, as well as buttons for fan speed.

Although it was last redesigned for the 2012 model year and refreshed in 2014, the outgoing CR-V is still going strong, ranking as Honda's No. 2 seller through September, with 263,943 sales, up 1.5 percent from a year earlier.

With little appetite for incentive spending or fleet sales, Honda didn't want to put that volume at risk by telegraphing the redesigned model months ahead of time. The compressed timeline of the 2017 CR-V launch gave Honda and its dealers ample time to keep selling the older CR-V without throwing cash on the hood. September sales were up 6.5 percent, following a 5 percent rise in August.

Dealers will be able to switch over to the 2017 model quickly, without any downtime between the two iterations. To keep supplies steady, Honda will start building CR-Vs at the Greensburg, Ind., plant where it builds Civics, in addition to its factories in East Liberty, Ohio, and Alliston, Ontario.

"I think it's a very deliberate move -- and probably a very smart move -- on the part of Honda to maybe reduce pressure on incentive support," Bob Navarre, former chairman of Honda's dealer advisory board and owner of Valley Honda in suburban Chicago, told Automotive News. "It's such a high-volume vehicle now that I think if you took some percentage of market and put it on hold earlier than you need to, it might have been a more costly transition."

Honda has long held a tighter rein on fleet sales and incentive spending than other automakers. "Keeping incentives low in a record market means you're keeping more money to the bottom line but also you're not distressing the vehicles," John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda, told Automotive News, commending General Motors for adopting a similar approach. "I think it's a good indication also that customers are buying the product for what it is."

Honda's hurry-up offense continues. The Paris auto show marked the debut of the Civic Type R Concept, which will be followed by the Civic Si debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, the next-generation Odyssey minivan debut early next year and a redesigned Accord later in the year.

Honda has gotten out of the oddball business such as the Element, Crosstour, and ZDX to focus on their core model lineup, and it is paying off handsomely," Sullivan said. "I don't think any other manufacturer out there is looking at Honda right now and not feeling a bit of envy."

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Marcus Sheridan, an owner of River Pools, overhauled the company's marketing to focus on generating sales through informational blog posts and videos. Credit: Jay Paul for The New York Times

It is an indelible image of the financial crisis: a bird’s-eye view of the backyards of foreclosed houses, their in-ground pools festering with algae and mosquitoes. In Northern Virginia, Marcus Sheridan was in the financial storm.

By early 2009, his company, River Pools and Spas, a 20-employee installer of in-ground fiberglass pools in Virginia and Maryland, had a decline in orders from an average of six a month to barely two. That winter, four customers who had planned to install pools costing more than $50,000 each demanded their deposits back. For three consecutive weeks, the company overdrew its bank account.

Around this time, Mr. Sheridan began to overhaul his marketing. The company had been spending about $250,000 a year on radio, television and pay-per-click advertising. It would now cut the budget to about a tenth of that and focus on generating sales through informational blog posts and videos, what has become known as content marketing. But Mr. Sheridan took an unconventional approach to his content.

As a result, River Pools has recovered to exceed its peak pre-2007 revenue, and Mr. Sheridan, a 35-year-old father of four, has become something of a Web marketing guru. While he still owns a 33 percent interest in the pool company, his partners manage it day to day while he concentrates on his new venture, TheSalesLion.com. He recently spoke about his marketing approach in a conversation that has been edited and condensed.

Q. Take us back. How did you save your company?

A. I just started thinking more about the way I use the Internet. Most of the time when I type in a search, I’m looking for an answer to a specific question. The problem in my industry, and a lot of industries, is you don’t get a lot of great search results because most businesses don’t want to give answers; they want to talk about their company. So I realized that if I was willing to answer all these questions that people have about fiberglass pools, we might have a chance to pull this out.

Q. What was the first question you answered?

A. The question I was always asked within the first two minutes of talking to customers was, How much does a fiberglass pool cost? Pool installers are like mattress or car dealers — we hate talking about how much a pool costs until we have you in person because there are so many options and accessories we want to sell you. As a result, pool companies never mention price on their Web sites. But I said, I don’t care what the question is, we’re going to answer it.

Q. Did you actually tell people the price of a pool?

A. No — because I couldn’t. But see, that’s the magic behind this. Google’s search engine doesn’t really care if we answer the question. It’s just looking for companies that are willing to address the question. So I said in that article, there are a ton of options, so it depends, the price can range anywhere from $20,000 to $200,000 and a lot of our customers end up between $40,000 and $80,000. And that was enough. Within about 24 hours of writing that article, it was No. 1 for every fiberglass-pool, cost-related phrase you could possibly type in. And because I have analytics, so far to this day, I’ve been able to track a minimum of $1.7 million in sales to that one article.

Q. What was the next question?

A. People used to ask me all the time, “Marcus, I’ve been hearing that fiberglass pools have all sorts of problems and issues. So what are the problems and issues?” Of course, they’d been talking to a concrete pool guy, but it doesn’t matter where they got it, now they have the question. So we wrote an article about the problems with fiberglass pools and specifically came right out and said: Here are the issues. Here are the benefits. You decide. Now, when you go in and type anything about fiberglass issues and problems, you’re going to see the River Pools Web site and you’re going to think, “Oh my gosh, these guys are so honest.”

Q. Anything else?

A. In most industries, there comes a time in the sale process where the customer turns to you and says, “O.K., I like you, but who are some of the other good companies that do this?” Half the time it’s a test, because people know who our competitors are because they can find them in .5 seconds online. Most contractors avoid the question. They say, “Oh, we don’t really have competition.” But because I was asked that question so often, I decided to answer it. I wrote a blog post about the best swimming pool builders in Richmond, Va., one of our main service areas.

Q. Where were you on the list?

A. I wasn’t on it.

Q. You weren’t?

A. No, because the moment I put my name up there I would lose all my credibility. But here’s the thing. Take the first company on the list, Pla-Mor Pools, a top competitor of ours. If you type in, “Pla-Mor Pools reviews Richmond, Va.,” which of course people do all the time when they’re vetting a company, what comes up? Me! You vet all my competitors, now I’m showing up for all their key words. If you really want to understand the power of inbound marketing, it comes down to this idea: I want to have the conversation at my house.

Q. Once you wrote a blog post, how much time did you spend promoting it on Twitter and Facebook?

A. I didn’t. Dude, that one article on price has never been tweeted. It’s never been Facebooked. I’m not saying social media doesn’t help, but it’s nowhere near what people think. The only metric that really matters is total pages viewed. Here’s a statistic for you: If somebody reads 30 pages of my River Pools Web site, and we go on a sales appointment, they buy 80 percent of the time. The industry average for sales appointments is 10 percent. So, our whole marketing campaign revolves around getting people to stick around and read our stuff, because the longer they stay on our site, the greater the chance they’re going to fall in love with our company.

Q. What do you say to business owners who say they don’t know what to blog about?

A. That’s the dumbest thing I ever heard, and I hear it a lot. What they should be doing is just listening to every single question they get and answering it. In my consulting business the first thing we do is brainstorm what questions the company gets on a regular basis. I’ve never had a company come up with less than 100 questions in 30 minutes.

Q. How do you suggest companies find time to do all of this blogging?

A. Most of the time, they can take the employees they already have talking to customers and turn them into content producers. If you have 25 salespeople, and each one of them writes one post a month, your search is going to be through the roof because that’s a new piece of content every day.

Q. How have your competitors responded to all of this?

A. They still don’t really get it. They’re nice about it. I’ll have one of my best-pool-builder lists come out, and I’ll run into them. And they’ll say, “Hey, man, thanks for including me in that list. I’m not sure why you did it, but thanks.”

 
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Dealer Synergy Presents Chris Herman, President of Herman Advertising, advising dealerships on balancing there marketing plans. While many ask the question whether dealerships should use conventional or digital marketing, Chris states every dealership has a different balance between the two. To learn the differences between digital or conventional marketing, you can follow Herman Advertising in the link below. 

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Special Edition, Kerri Wise, VP of Marketing at TrueCar talks about creating unique processes for each individual lead. You need to take time to pay attention to the customer and find ways to connect with them. Every customer expects customization, and it is your job to adapt to every lead to help you close more sales.

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's President, Sean V. Bradley gives us advise on streamline your workflow. You need to keep it simple and focus on the basics. It is not about being fancy or knowing everything, it's about showing up with the desire and hunger to be successful.

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In this week's Episode of Make Money Mondays Dealer Synergy's President, Sean V. Bradley gives us advise on getting better on a personal level. You want to focus on how you are going to get better, not on how you will sell more cars. Mastering your craft is the most important thing you can do to help you grow as an Automotive professional.

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