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TrueCar, Sonic Settle Trademark Suit (7/29/15)

TrueCar, Sonic settle trademark suit; a setback for GM; Mini Cooper callback; Hyundai's DIY Android Auto install; OnStar's 1B chats; Toyota's street music.

U.S., Yen Fuel Nissan Profit (7/29/15)

U.S., yen fuel Nissan profit; Calif. dealership whacks Trump; judge cuts Jeep verdict; hope for Hyundai pickup; vehicles slowly get older.

Chevy: Diesel Colorado Has an Edge (7/28/15)

Chevy: Diesel Colorado has an edge; F-150's limited Q2 role; U.S. on Aston's radar; Spied Civic is sporty; powertrain projections.

N.A. Drives Ford Q2 Profits (7/28/15)

N.A. drives Ford Q2 earnings up 44%; GM's $5B emerging-market plan; VW outsells Toyota in first half; Accavitti leaves Acura; Scion sticks with cars.

FCA To Be Monitored -- on Own Dime (7/27/15)

Mexico lurks Ford-UAW talks; Buick's 'special' Encore plan; Benz anti-hacker move; China in 'downward spiral'?; Honda plant turns 30.

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Buick begins offering 24-hour test drives

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Buick begins a program offering 24-hour test drives called "24 Hours of Happiness." It's meant as a long-term brand builder rather than a quick sales boost.

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Buick begins offering 24-hour test drives originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Drive shows how Lamborghini LP750-4 SV hits 217 mph

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In this clip, Lamborghini research and development boss Maurizio Reggiani explains why the Aventador SV is special. He probably doesn't need to say a word because the coupe illustrates the answer perfectly while lapping the Catalunya circuit.

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Drive shows how Lamborghini LP750-4 SV hits 217 mph originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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VW pits Foust against Winslow in epic sound-effects battle

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Volkswagen highlights its new Golf R in a humorous pair of videos featuring racing driver Tanner Foust and sound-effects master Michael Winslow. Watch as they get the Rrr on.

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VW pits Foust against Winslow in epic sound-effects battle originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Use Data to Create Better Content

According to a recent article in The Atlantic, soon reporters at two of the country’s leading newspapers will have access to the most basic type of digital analytics: They will be able to see web-traffic data for their own stories. That is,…See More
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How to Create Better Content in Less Time

One of the problems most individuals and businesses face with content production is the amount of time it takes to create great content. Whether you’re a nutritionist trying to build an incredible blog, or a car dealer that wants to improve your automotive SEO,…See More
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DMEautomotive Named a Finalist for B2B Brand of the Year

 DMEautomotive recognized by MarketingProfs Bright Bulb Awards for innovation and for pushing the boundaries of traditional B2B marketing Jacksonville, FL–July 29, 2015 – DMEautomotive (DMEa) today announced that the company has been named a finalist for 2015 B2B Brand of the Year by MarketingProfs Bright Bulb B2B Awards. The Brand of the Year award recognizes a B2B brand, product, or service that breaks out of the humdrum and demonstrates innovation by pushing the boundaries of traditional B2B…See More
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"Legalities aside, which can be "semi-controlled" by a good employee handbook and training (understanding the FTC rules) how could you as a business owner (or why would you!) stop your employees from becoming better at what they do? I even…"
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How to promote used lift trucks in Utah

New lift trucks are very costly equipment. However a lot people today need to use them for their business. That’s why, there are a lot of companies who sell used lift trucks. It might be also people who just make use of lift trucks for a few hours or maybe less a day, as a result it may be more cost-effective for them to buy a…See More
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Make These Changes Today To Get Your Marketing Strategy Running SmoothlyOn this episode of Think Tank Tuesday, Senior Account Manager, Michelle Campbell joins me to cover these simple mistakes that can ruin your solid marketing strategy. Watch the video now to learn how to maintain consistency, use color to drive conversions, talk your customers' language, and how to determine what…See More
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CAR LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS RISE 3.5% ENTERING JULY

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals entering July saw a healthy rebound from June levels, jumping 3.5% to an overall approvals rate of 72.0%, compared with just 69.6% in the previous month. The year-to-date approvals rate improved to 68.0%, hovering closely to the “healthy” average of 70% that Swapalease.com has historically benchmarked. Swapalease.com executives feel the July numbers reflect the continued summer strength in dealer…See More
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How to Create Better Content in Less Time

Posted by Mark Frost on July 29, 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

One of the problems most individuals and businesses face with content production is the amount of time it takes to create great content. Whether you’re a nutritionist trying to build an incredible blog, or a car dealer that wants to improve your automotive SEO, content takes a lot of time and it can oftentimes feel like there’s never enough of it to do quality work.

In this post, I’ll provide step-by-step details on how you can stop feeling overwhelmed by and start creating better content in less time:

Do Research in Bulk

If there’s one thing that slows down content production, it’s on-the-fly research. You should be gathering resources and taking notes…

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Use Data to Create Better Content

Posted by sara callahan on July 29, 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments

According to a recent article in The Atlantic, soon reporters at two of the country’s leading newspapers will have access to the most basic type of digital analytics: They will be able to see web-traffic data for their own stories. That is, they will at least know how many people clicked on them, where they came from, and how long they lingered.

 

The Washington Post—in a concession to its reporters’ union—told journalists…

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How One Person Can Make A Difference: A Lesson in Customer Advocacy

Posted by Arnold Tijerina on July 28, 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments

While the public is constantly barraged with negativity pertaining to car dealers, there are many instances that go ignored or are simply passed over. Let’s face it… the media (and a lot of websites/industry blogs) are typically more focused on perpetuating the stereotype of dealers as the “bad guys.” There are entire companies that have built their business model on this very premise. Anyone in the auto industry knows that you simply cannot do business that way and survive, yet stories and blog articles surface constantly about some random car dealer screwing a customer, refusing to fulfill promises, or taking advantage. Well, I’m here to tell you a story that might just make you like car dealers a little more.



Part of my responsibilities with …

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Secrets Every Successful Dealership Knows

Posted by Joseph Little on July 28, 2015 at 6:53am 0 Comments

Take Back Your Brand: Secret Strategies for a Thriving Dealership

Every dealership depends on certain resources to be successful, but thriving dealerships know the secrets to long-term, bottom line success depends on investing time and money in core areas of the dealership to stay on top and build a solid, recognizable and profitable brand.

Employees

The success of a dealership hinges on its employees for obvious reasons, but there are ways to maximize the impact your employees have on your bottom line.  Great dealership managers understand the importance of seeing their employees as individuals. Successful managers are able to pinpoint the unique talents and strengths of individuals on their team,…

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Innovative Dealer Partners with Village to Increase Sales and Loyalty

Posted by Mike Gorun on July 28, 2015 at 5:30am 0 Comments

According to an article in Automotive News, one dealer in Illinois has come up with a pretty ingenious loyalty rewards program idea – to leverage taxpayer dollars to increase car sales, while also helping to support local businesses.

 

Glenn Bockwinkel, President of Acura of Libertyville, approached the mayor of his local town and proposed an idea that he pitched as a win-win for the village’s car dealers, local business, consumers and the city -- The Shop Libertyville Rewards program.

 

It works like this: Any customer that shops at a local car dealership is given vouchers which can be exchanged for $200…

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10 Ways to Build Trust in Your Brand

Posted by Joseph Little on July 27, 2015 at 8:45am 0 Comments

Take Back Your Brand By Building Trust

The success of your business depends on the trust you are able to build for your brand. After all, consumers with confidence in specific brands will not only return and provide repeat business, but they will also spread word of mouth advertising to their friends, increasing the success of your business even more. Positive experiences drive them to return to the businesses that have been able to meet their needs and exceed their expectations. Most businesses and dealerships already know thatbuilding trust is a key component to creating lasting relationships, however, the specifics that lead up to gaining this trust sometimes need to be addressed. How do businesses and dealerships gain consumer trust and leverage brand influence so that shoppers return time and again to…

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One Isn’t Always the Loneliest Number That You’ll Ever See

Posted by Timmy D. James on July 27, 2015 at 6:14am 0 Comments

In determining the effectiveness of video marketing, perhaps the metric most used is views - How many views did this video get? In fact, in a recent study by Yahoo-owned video platform Brightroll, 31 percent of polling respondents from over 70 ad agencies in the UK, placed completed views as the most important metric, followed by brand lift (28 percent) and a four-way tie between inventory quality, conversion, click-thru-rate and sales impact, which all came in at 8 percent. Hold on a minute. Does this mean that these marketers care about video views almost four times more than sales?

 

In video marketing, too much focus can be placed on…

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To boost, or not to boost, that is the question.

Posted by Jeff Glackin on July 26, 2015 at 8:25pm 0 Comments

More and more every day I talk to dealerships that are coming to terms with the idea that to be successful on Facebook you have to spend money. Period, no question, it’s true. That’s beautiful. When I ask how they are spending money on Facebook the typical response is they are using the boost feature on the timeline. That is not so good. Don’t get me wrong. You will get results from it and boosting is much better than doing nothing but there is a better way.

With boosting you have limited options compared to those available to you in Ads Manager. In ads manager you have many more targeting options, you can set a daily budget, and choose bidding options. Initially it will be a little more work than using the Boost feature, but in the end your results will be much better.

If you have…

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The Growing Plague of Google Analytics Spam and How to Filter It

Posted by J.D. Rucker on July 26, 2015 at 8:06pm 0 Comments

If you're one who checks Google Analytics often to see how your traffic is doing, you've problem seen a lot of sites popping up in analytics over the last year or so that don't make sense. It would seem like these you're getting traffic from strange sites, particularly those selling SEO or other marketing services.

It's spam. That's the bad news. The good news is that it's not really hurting you. The better news is that you can get rid of it. You may have checked out some of these sites to find your link. Wait, where is it? There's no link to your website there. How did... what the... wait a second. You just did what they intended you to do. They got you to their website in hopes that you'll think, "Hey, I need SEO. Let's see what these guys can offer."…

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77% of Your Dealership’s Social Media Posts Should be Content Marketing

Posted by Joseph Little on July 24, 2015 at 7:30am 2 Comments



The 99 Series: We’re Back!

Welcome to the Hope-Is-Not-a-Strategy post, where I remind everyone about the new way we generate buzz around our brand…hint: it’s not like the old way!  

Social media strategy for businesses used to revolve around a lot of hope—and also a lot of funny cat memes, but that was before we learned about the metrics that really matter. As dealerships and businesses work toward reaching a customer base that is largely mobile and increasingly insistent on being educated about the products and services they purchase, content marketing is more…

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Buick begins offering 24-hour test drives

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Buick begins a program offering 24-hour test drives called "24 Hours of Happiness." It's meant as a long-term brand builder rather than a quick sales boost.

Continue reading Buick begins offering 24-hour test drives

Buick begins offering 24-hour test drives originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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See the world in your language with Google Translate

The Google Translate app already lets you instantly visually translate printed text in seven languages. Just open the app, click on the camera, and point it at the text you need to translate—a street sign, ingredient list, instruction manual, dials on a washing machine. You'll see the text transform live on your screen into the other language. No Internet connection or cell phone data needed.

Today, we’re updating the Google Translate app again—expanding instant visual translation to 20 more languages (for a total of 27!), and making real-time voice translations a lot faster and smoother—so even more people can experience the world in their language.
Instantly translate printed text in 27 languages

We started out with seven languages—English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish—and today we're adding 20 more. You can now translate to and from English and Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian. You can also do one-way translations from English to Hindi and Thai. (Or, try snapping a pic of the text you’d like translated—we have a total of 37 languages in camera mode.)

To try out the new languages, go to the Google Translate app, set “English” along with the language you’d like to translate, and click the camera button; you'll be prompted to download a small (~2 MB) language pack for each.

Ready to see all of these languages in action?


And how exactly did we get so many new languages running on a device with no data connection? It’s all about convolutional neural networks (whew)—geek out on that over on our Research blog.

Have a natural, smoother conversation—even with a slower mobile network
In many emerging markets, slow mobile networks can make it challenging to access many online tools - so if you live in an area with unreliable mobile networks, our other update today is for you. In addition to instant visual translation, we’ve also improved our voice conversation mode (enabling real-time translation of conversations across 32 languages), so it’s even faster and more natural on slow networks.

These updates are coming to both Android and iOS, rolling out over the next few days.

Translate Community helps us get better every day
On top of today’s updates, we’re also continuously working to improve the quality of the translations themselves and to add new languages. A year ago this week, we launched Translate Community, a place for multilingual people from anywhere in the world to provide and correct translations. Thanks to the millions of language lovers who have already pitched in—more than 100 million words so far!—we've been updating our translations for over 90 language pairs, and plan to update many more as our community grows.

We’ve still got lots of work to do: more than half of the content on the Internet is in English, but only around 20% of the world’s population speaks English. Today’s updates knock down a few more language barriers, helping you communicate better and get the information you need.


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Tesla offers $1,000 referral incentive on Model S

Tesla, testing the power of viral marketing to sell its EVs, will offer a word-of-mouth discount on the Model S through the end of October, with both referrer and buyer receiving $1,000.

Nissan backs away from dealer ad attacking Trump for denouncing Mexican immigrants

Nissan distanced itself from a controversial ad created by a California dealership that shows store managers whacking away at a Mexican piñata resembling Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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Even used-vehicle buyers are going online

This past year we saw a massive increase used automotive Internet usage (AIU) rate, as 68% of all used-vehicle buyers went online during the vehicle shopping process versus 63% in 2009.  The dramatic rise has narrowed the gap between used- and new- AIU rates. There are many fac tors at work.  One is the poor […]

Automotive iPad apps

This week I decided to check out automotive iPad apps.  These first-generation entries are at times engaging, but ultimately I often found than frustrating and rather limited. Let’s start with one of my favorite usability rants: hot spots.  They’re quick, which is probably why three OEM iPad apps incorporate them.  They’re also dirty – pretty […]

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