Entries by Lauren Pringle

Flying Cars

I love mobility in all forms, and the incredible opportunities that are created give people greater access to safe, affordable, and reliable transportation. This includes the exciting prospects for vehicles capable of providing transportation on the road or in the sky. Flying cars seem to create more problems than they solve. However, easy access to […]

The Practical Application of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence will enhance the relationship between the retail salesperson and his/her customers. The best companies in the world are using artificial intelligence to reliably and predicatively serve their customers. In the world of CRM’s, there is no better example of this than Salesforce. Most CRM’s are merely data gathering repositories for the user. Data […]

Brian Benstock on THE BUSINESS FIGHTER: Putting The Consumer First

Brian Benstock is the General Manager and Vice President of the #1 Certified Honda and Acura dealer in the world, Paragon Honda and Paragon Acura. The Queens, NY dealerships continue to grow rapidly, selling more than 1000 cars per month and 34 cars every single day. Brian has more than 30 years of experience, and he has definitely acquired countless […]

Smart Gyms

I’m fascinated by the recent explosion of smart gyms. Recently, there have been several articles written about Peloton, Classpass, and a host of other entrants into the smart gym space. This should come as no surprise to retailers as today’s consumer is all-powerful, selecting winners and losers with a simple swipe to, or away from, […]

Lessons from the grocery store

There are several lessons that we can learn from the adjustments being made by supermarket retailers, and companies like Best Buy in order to offset Amazon’s incursion into our respective businesses. The good news is that several companies are making solid gains against the retailing behemoth. 1) Realize that Amazon is only gaining market share […]

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CBT News

Thank you to Jim Fitzpatrick of CBT News for capturing the essence of the Google Marketing live meeting/ ThinkAuto2019.

Paragon Direct

We thought that Paragon Direct should bring all the services directly to the customer. Whenever, wherever, however, they access the Internet – 24 hrs a day