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My 15 years of Automotive Internet Sales experience as well as being a charter member of the Association of Automotive Internet Sales Professionals (AAISP), as well as being a Speaker of numerous Digital Dealer Conventions gives me full credibility for this statement. Jim Ziegler's Internet Battle plan is BETTER than the Digital Dealer Convention. It is not event close...

I think at one time Digital Dealer was relevant, just as MySpace was relevant. But that time is over. The Automotive Internet Sales, Business Development, Digital marketing... "Digital Dealer" will be better served at the Internet Battle Plan.

*** I want to make this crystal clear. I am NOT a partner of Jim Ziegler's Internet Battle Plan. I do NOT make ANY money from Internet Battle Plan. I don't even get paid to speak at the Internet Battle Plan. I have been asked by numerous Dealer Principals and GMs about my thoughts of sending their employees, managers and sales consultants to the Digital Dealer Conference. So I decided to shoot this quick video. I DO NOT think Digital Dealer has any relevance anymore. I think it was relevant back in the day but Dealers need to evolve and find education and information that is relevant today. The quality of the Speakers and the instructional design is superior at the Internet Battle Plan. PERIOD

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Does Your CRM Suck... or Maybe Not?

This Might Be a Cool Discussion.

Recently I have become more involved with a lot of Automotive retail of CRM Companies. Many of these people have become good friends of mine and I love their products and services.

On the other hand, I communicate with literally thousands of Dealers and Dealership Managers and Employees regularly. I see and hear a lot of things at 'Street Level"  What I get a lot of is either "Praise" or "Complaints" about the services and functions of the dealerships' CRM Company. I am sort of including Internet lead Management programs in the Mix as well. 

On the phone yesterday a dealer principal of a large group told me they were reverting back to Reynolds and Reynolds newest version of Showroom management programs. Of course, I asked why? They were leaving a really high-profile Big CRM Company that we are all familiar with that is supposed to be state of the art, cutting edge. The dealer told me (and they've been a client of mine for 15 years)... He told me, their functions really sound great in the sales presentation BUT their support and service Sucked the Big One and he felt he had evidence they were misusing his customer data. This was his words, not anything I coaxed, coached or put him up to. 

Although I am really pleased to hear Reynolds and Reynolds has greatly improved their offering, which I am recently hearing from many dealerships; I was surprised to hear that one of his main reasons for switching over was Reynolds security of his data without undisclosed aggregation of information coming out of his DMS that he felt his current other Big Company was doing. 

So, I am NOT going to influence this Blog one way or another BUT I will comment back. I'll erase anything abusive or attacks, so play nice. 

I want to hear candid discussion on your CRMs without my slanting in any direction. The vendors themselves are welcome to chime in IF YOU don't dominate the discussion, intimidate or harass the participants. 

Here's the questions ( and name names)...

  • What CRM are you using?
  • What's Good About It?
  • What Sucks About it?
  • Do you have an Internet Lead Management Program?
  • What's Good About It?
  • What Sucks About It?
  • What features do you need that you don't currently have?
  • What should your CRM be capable of doing that it's not performing?
  • What does your CRM do that you wish they would cease doing?

This might take off and get some discussion, might not, let's see?  JIM

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Sean V. Bradley Speaking At The Internet Battle Plan In Atlanta

 (Here is my Slide Deck Presentation)
 

I just returned from a VERY successful Dealer Battle Plan that Jim Ziegler hosted! I truly had a great time! I spoke about dominating Google with a Video Search Engine Optimization strategy. I had a tremendous amount of people come up to me and let me know how valuable my workshop was to them and they are excited to go back to their dealerships and implement immediately!

I also had the opportunity to catch up with some AWESOME people!! For example, take a look at this picture:
It was an honor to be around so many talented people, It was great to see both Cory Mosley and Jim Ziegler! 

 

I also was excited to connect with Paul Potratz, Jerry Thibeau, Dave Page (And the rest of Dealer e Process), Peter Martin, Rachel Haro and MORE!!! 

I want to THANK EVERYONE who was so kind and attended my session & gave me AWESOME Video Reviews :)  I received such a tremendous amount of love! Here are some videos of people that I met at Jim Ziegler's Internet Battle Plan:

Jim Ziegler - Facebook & YouTube

Jim opened up by discussing how powerful and profitable it is to utilize Social Media to sell cars...

He showed examples from youtube.com/sunsethonda

* Elise Kephart has a POWERFUL strategy of sending EVERY single Internet prospect a CUSTOM YouTube / Video email response. 

Examples from Gainsville Cars https://www.youtube.com/gainesvillecars

* Good example of good Video "Optimization". They took time creating the descriptions, titles, meta data etc...

* Video emails... Cutting / Pasting Videos from your Youtube Channel and sending them to your prospects.

* Eyejot  is a resource that Jim endorsed as a great resource for Dealers...

* Video Email with a dealer BRANDED template...

*** Jim talks about "RELATIONSHIP Selling". Its NOT just about SELLING... its about BUILDING the relationship with the customer / prospect.

*** People ONLY notice when they are NOT happy...

Social Media is about relationships... about engaging with people. Projecting personality, make it fun...

 

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS>>> Very IMPORTANT!!!

** Jim discussed the value of Facebook Ads (Social Media "PPC") & He walked people live through the process of creating the ad.

Bill Parman - Stream Companies "The Google Search Effect"

Bill does a great job in explaining the details of SEO... what it is, how does it work. He explains it in a way that make sense to not only the savy optimizer but also for the fledgling.

*** Bill did a GREAT job explaining the difference between Black Hat versus Whit Hat SEO tactics... 

Google Panda and Penguin updates.

SEO Pyramid -

Social, Link Building, Keyword Research & Targeting, Content Quality and Accessibility

*** UNDERSTAND The Lead CONVERSION Path... Utilize Landing Pages. And track the results.

Bill VALIDATES my ENTIRE Presentation about VSEO and concurs that ORGANIC is the MOST POWERFUL. bill states that ONLY 15% of people click PPC.... 85% SKIP and go to ORGANIC

Jerry Thibeau - Phone Up Ninjas / Phone Ups

*** The GREETING is so VERY important. Make sure you make the BEST first impression.

* Specific Qualifying versus generalization qualifying...

* Use good inflection and tones, be animated

* Give CHOICES... do NOT ask open ended questions

* CREATE Urgency

* Quality, Availability, Price...

* # Reason why people do not make an appointment... b/c they NEED their spouses technique

* Pace and Lead.... Pace and Lead...

* If you can not get the in store appointment... GET a phone appointment

*** Jerry just went LIVE, Mystery Shopping a Dealer in the audience... (Sandy Sansing)

Paul Potratz "The Worlds Best Fisherman"

We need to NOT focus on the "Shiny" objects... must focus on the basics.

Talk to people differently... Price, Rebate... the vehicle

7 Types of Re-Targeting

Advertiser or Communicator...?

Mind Reader

... take conventional to your website

Re-targeting, Re-marketing, Behavioral WILL BLOCK other advertisers...

*** Google Key Word Tracker...

*** Wednesday is the MAIN day people shop for used cars...

*** New cars is all 7 days per week...

*** Video on websites is a MUST

* Stay away from YouTube

*** Facebook is a POWERHOUSE 71% reach

Yes, people over communicate but that is a GOOD thing. You can serve them

search.twitter.com

Itweetlive.com

*** VIP Club.... call to action

Dave Page -Dealer eProcess

"Exploding Website Conversion"

* Provide a Value Mark down for your prospects... (I LIKE THIS IDEA)

example... "was", "is" & "get e price"...

** CONFIRM Availability... (All over the site)

** Contact page is important....

** ONLY Pop ups that work are ones that include a dollar figure.... "buy back" etc...

Cory Mosley - Internet & BDC Breakthrough Strategy Series

"Influence & Conversion"

What is awesome about watching Cory speak is that he is an actual "Professional Speaker". Not only is his content great, he is an awesome articulator of information.

* Value FIRST! REAL VPP

* BUILD INFLUENCE, MASTERING INFLUENCE

* How does your process fit with the customer... NOT how is it convenient for YOU

* Reinforcing benefits....

* Reinforce, Validate, Brand > Individual > Dealership

* Research > Audit > Listen

* EMPATHY TRUMPS RAPPORT

* Influencers  Vs. Hunters

* Reduce Sales Reluctance

** Like, Believe, Confidence, Trust

* The head is attached to PRICE... the heart is attached to the wallet

** Segmentation of testimonials...

Testimonials Vs. Influence

*** Influence is NOT closing, it is helping them BUY.

Don't ask "Think" ask how they "feel"

 

Internet Director of a 9 Store Dealer Group Gives His "Best Idea"....

Facebook Ads!!! He ran an AWESOME Facebook campaign targeting the Military and it was VERY Productive!

Email Marketing was buzzing at the Internet Battle Plan and so were the experts chiming in.

 

It was also VERY COOL to spend Jim Ziegler's 66th Birthday with him. I swear that I hope to be able to do EXACTLY that on my 66th Birthday... Doing what I LOVE most!

 

 

Untitled

 

What do you get the "Alpha Dawg" for his 66th Birthday? 

Engraved Crystal Decanter Set... Bling, Bling Baby! For that Louie The XIII 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Do You Know About That...? 

 

*** If you are SERIOUS about your Internet Sales / BDC Department you CAN NOT miss the upcoming Internet Sales 20 Group

http://www.internetsales20group.com 

Guess who is going to be there... Thats right! Jim Ziegler! So sign up now at:

http://internetsales20group.eventbrite.com/#

 

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What are you doing January 16 and 17?

I’ll be speaking at Internet Battle Plan XII at the Crown Plaza in Atlanta and I hope to see you there.

Jim Ziegler, President and CEO of Ziegler SuperSystems, has put together the highly successful Internet Battle Plan to help you increase profits and market share. This conference will give you in depth knowledge about exactly how to give your internet sales a turbo-charged increase the day you return to the dealership. In addition to my presentation, on Video Search Engine Optimization, you’ll also hear from industry experts like Cory Mosley, Paul Potratz and more.

Because you are receiving this email from me you are entitled to a very special pricing offer. Call Jim Ziegler now directly at (770)921-4440 to confirm your reservation. To learn more about the event, click here http://www.internetbattleplan.com

I hope to see you in Atlanta, but if you can’t make it, you can still get in touch with me. If you’d like to discuss your dealership’s Internet or Business Development strategy more in depth, let’s set up a time to meet. E-mail Crystal at crystal@dealersynergy.com



See you in Atlanta,

Sean V. Bradley

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I highly recommend that if you are able to make it to New Jersey that you make it to the Internet Battle Plan. This one is going to be AMAZING!!

I just concluded the Internet Sales 20 Group in Chicago and I had the honor of having JD Rucker and Paul Sansone Jr. As Speakers for my event and WOW!! They killed it! Everyone LOVED their presentations!! 

And Cory Mosley is one of the best trainers in the industry PERIOD. He is an amazing speaker, you will get so much from going to see him speak.

Jim Ziegler's Battle Plan is filled with top subject matter experts. If Jim has them on the Roster... They are good. 

I had the pleasure of co-hosting the original two Dealer Battle Plans and they were phenomenal back then, I assure you they have evolved into an even more amazing and powerful educational platform. 

Jim knows how to pick venues... Revel is the Newest and BEST Hotel in Atlantic City. I am not just saying that. I live in New Jersey and I just bought a building in NJ. I am in AC from time to time. Karen and I have stayed at Revel numerous times and LOVED IT. You will too! 

So, have fun, learn and be inspired at the upcoming Internet Battle Plan! 

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