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  1. Rob

    VinSolutions 'AMP' product

    Y’all are being too harsh. I’ve had *several* cox employees tell me how incredible AMP is. Several.
  2. Rob

    Cox Auto's DR package Esntial Commerce?

    Someone needs to explain to me why vendors are pushing soft pulls so early in the process. Could be I'm clueless; it happens; but I just picture people nope-ing out of there all day long.
  3. Rob

    Website Vendors

    DI I know well, but 321 Ignition is interesting. What’s so special about them that they make your cut?
  4. Rob

    Website Vendors

    Alright folks; let's bring this thread back from the dead. If you're launching a brand new point (not an existing store, not a buy / sell), and are free from OEM mandated vendors, which website vendor do you choose and why? Only goal: best overall product. Support is important, but great...
  5. Rob

    Kijiji (Canada) "Valued Customer" Notification

    Anything that makes TrueCar look like a bargain is from another dimension.
  6. Rob

    Google My Business adds inventory

    Always dropping little truth bombs. There was such a hard push from EVERYONE to get this set up as soon as possible or else. And..... boy is it underwhelming so far.
  7. Rob

    Best stocks in the automotive industry

    Is this some weird spam that I don't understand?
  8. Rob

    PR & News Reynolds & Reynolds Acquires Gubagoo

    I missed that too. Really makes you think the Gubagoo number was too much to say no to.
  9. Rob

    PR & News Wow! CDK Acquires Roadster

    I'd be OK if they just left Gubagoo alone.
  10. Rob

    Rank the CRMs

    I only didn’t include them at or near the top of my list because they’re so new. The CRM looks very modern, tech-wise. Can’t speak for the DMS, but considering how, uh, rough around the edges all of the traditional DMS’s are, I’m betting it might turn out well for you.
  11. Rob

    Rank the CRMs

    If the history of automotive acquisitions has taught me anything, this means that development and innovation will move forward at breakneck pace right?
  12. Rob

    Google My Business adds inventory

    I mean I don’t see choosing not to give a major competitor money & data every month as emotional, but that’s just me. I agree that changing vendors on a whim is generally a poor choice. But I don’t think it applies here at all. To each their own, eh?
  13. Rob

    Google My Business adds inventory

    I’m kinda surprised you still have edmunds on as a vendor, given the ownership change.
  14. Rob

    Low Inventory = Marketing Budget Adjustment?

    No cuts, yet. Some shifting from new car to used car. Cuts could certainly come over the next few months, depending on inventory levels.
  15. Rob

    Rank the CRMs

    My list looks the same, actually 1. DriveCentric - Haven't been a customer (YET), but multiple demos over the years show that while imperfect, it's so far ahead of the big names that it's absurd 2. VinSolutions - Second place by default. I could write a many chapter book on my VinSolutions...
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    Rank the CRMs

    I've always found the Cox integrations to generally be wildly overrated. They sound cool in theory but in practice they almost always disappoint. I'm sure it would be different if all of their properties were home grown instead of acquired over the years, but that doesn't help me sell cars.
  17. Rob

    Google Changes for Voice Search - Digital 1 Group

    Bingo. When I hear the term voice searches, I’m thinking of someone talking to the person in a can on the other side of the room - echo, HomePod, google whatever it’s called.
  18. Rob

    Google Changes for Voice Search - Digital 1 Group

    I’ve never met anybody who shopped for a car, did car research, or tried to schedule a service visit for their car with voice search. Maybe they’re out there, but I don’t know any. I always try to think ahead, but this one has always left me scratching my head. Just seems like the wrong way to...