AutoCon 2013 to Feature Eric Nichols Presntation

AutoCon 2013 attendees will learn how to create successful BDC practices that support the sales team when Eric Nichols presents at the automotive conference.


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PRLog (Press Release)Jun. 26, 2013EATONTOWN, N.J. — EATONTOWN, NJ– Attendees of the popular automotive conference, AutoCon 2013, will learn valuable tips to create more successful BDC practices during Eric Nichols’ workshop. AutoCon 2013 is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas September 4-6 at the beautiful Aria Resort and Casino.

Eric’s workshop, ‘Given The Opportunity’, will also discuss the importance of scholarships and educational conferences to the automotive community. His role as BDC Director of Apple Honda in NY will also play a key role in his workshop when he shares BDC best practices such as

· How to organize a BDC staff schedule to provide phone coverage during peak hours.

· Creating an action plan to gain management acceptance of BDC process that supports the sales team.

· Establishing an integrated lease retention process in the BDC.

· Establishing what a BDC is responsible for and how to gauge if they are successful.

· Putting an effective service / sales drive into effect

Apple Honda credits Eric for taking their BDC from its lackluster infant stage and molding it into an award winning revenue generator. Apple Honda’s BDC handles all incoming and outgoing calls, data mining, sales/service retention, and customer follow-up. Similarly, Eric has created a brand new take on lease retention that their BDC is responsible for.

Over the past 2 years, Eric has been recognized in the Internet sales community as an innovator and has been awarded a number of different honors. He received two scholarships that allowed him to attend two major automotive conferences (AutoCon 2012 & DMSC 2013). His accolades include:

· Dealership of the Month – July 2012

· Dealersocket’s 1st Dealership Spotlight Winner

· Numerous vendor write-ups on common dealership practices

In addition to Eric’s workshop, AutoCon 2013 attendees will have the opportunity to hear from more than a dozen other elite industry professionals on a wide range of topics.

AutoCon is an extension of the widely popular Automotive Digital Marketing Community (ADM) created by Ralph Paglia and the industry’s largest automotive social networking site,, created by Chris Saraceno and Mike Myers. During the conference, these communities, which boast thousands of members, will move their online conversations, education and discussions to an educational conference format.

AutoCon 2013 will offer an unprecedented quality of speakers, workshops, and exhibition space. AutoCon was the first automotive conference to offer complimentary admission for dealer principals in 2012 and they continue to do so in 2013.

AutoCon 2013 is being produced by First Class Educators and Automotive Media Partners, LLC.

First Class Educators (FCE) is a leading event planning company whose events have earned the highest the highest dealer and supplier ratings in the automotive industry.

For more information or to register for the conference, ease visit:

Media Contacts:

Carrie Hemphill
Managing Director
First Class Educators

Ralph Paglia
Automotive Media Partners, LLC

[Sent from Ralph Paglia’s iPhone]

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