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How Can You Avoid Failure?

Why do you keep failing? There's one common reason why people fall short. On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday:

  • Learn the one factor that's the difference between success and failure.
  • Measure your success and how to keep growing.
  • Increase your profits while lowering your costs and avoiding failure.
  • Implement today's tips to break your bad habits.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on May 5, 2015 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Truck Market Continues to be Strong

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.

 

The Black Book editors are tracking a continued pattern of strength across several truck segments, with particular emphasis on crossovers. For car segments, the Black Book editors are noticing growing weakness among…

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Added by Black Book on May 5, 2015 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Truck Market Continues to be Strong

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.

 

The Black Book editors are tracking a continued pattern of strength across several truck segments, with particular emphasis on crossovers. For car segments, the Black Book editors are noticing growing weakness among…

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Added by Black Book on May 5, 2015 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Six Fast & Furious Tips on Mobile Marketing for Auto Dealers

Our marketing universe is quickly becoming untethered as smartphones and tablets gain a broader share of web access to information and entertainment.  The mobile marketing world is still new to many dealers and we’re experiencing a learning curve about how to market, manage, and leverage this new landscape.  Here are 6 Quick Info Insights to help dealers get a quick course in Mobile 101.

1.     Mobile is Exploding

29% of web traffic page views are…

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Added by David Metter on May 5, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Don’t try to sell the car with chat

I can still picture my sales manager coaching me on the nuances of a phone up when I was a rookie on the auto sales floor.

“The whole purpose of a phone call is to set the…

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Added by Big Tom LaPointe on May 4, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Autos On Video Selects Flick Fusion As Hosting And Integration Partner For Real Video Inventory Application

Enhanced Video Content, Marketing & Distribution Features Create Calls to Action and Increase Conversion, Show and Sales Rates for Auto Dealers

Urbandale, IA--May 4th, 2015--Flick Fusion Video Marketing (www.flickfusion.com) announced today that it has been selected by Autos On Video® Inc, a pioneer in video walk around technology, to integrate the Autos On Video real video inventory application…

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Added by Brian Cox on May 4, 2015 at 8:11am — No Comments

More Than Seventy Auto Dealer Customers Attended Auto/Mate's User Summit in Westborough, MA

Albany, N.Y. – May 4th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that more than seventy of its customers and fifteen sponsorship partners attended the Auto/Mate User Summit that was held in Westborough, Massachusetts on Friday, April 17th. Auto dealership executives and managers attended the one-day event designed to share the latest updates and give in-depth training on Auto/Mate's dealership management system…

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Added by Mike Esposito on May 4, 2015 at 7:53am — No Comments

Rumor Alert

Have you heard rumors about Google's new targeting options? On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha explains how Google's new tool will make your search campaigns more relevant.

Added by Paul Potratz on May 1, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments

To App or not to App?..... That is the question my fellow ADM`ers

Howdy!-

I want to throw this out there for the ADM Group to mull over......please share your answers here.

The subject is Apps....... Does a Car Dealership really need an App? We have had two different App companies in the past four years & from my personal experience,…

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Added by Ken Beam on May 1, 2015 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Marketing On The Cheap with Meetup.com and Press Releases

Internet Marketing On A Low Budget

One of the big problems that a lot of my clients have when they are just starting out…

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Added by Jonathan Floyd on May 1, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

CallSource Acquires ContactPoint’s Phone Coaching and Training Division

CallSource expands its leadership in end-to-end call management, tracking, and training

 

Westlake Village, CA – April 30, 2015 - CallSource, the leader in call management, tracking, and training, has entered into an agreement with ContactPoint (also known as LogMyCalls) to acquire the company’s phone coaching and training division. Simultaneously, CallSource agreed to sell to…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 30, 2015 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Spring Season Strength Appears To Be Over

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.

 

The Black Book editors began to see signs of a tiring spring tax season in last week’s report, and this week those signs have become more obvious. This week’s data showed the largest drop off of the spring for…

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Added by Black Book on April 30, 2015 at 12:23pm — No Comments

15 Best Twitter Highlights from Digital Dealer 18

I hope that everyone who was able to make it had a great time at Digital Dealer 18 in Tampa, FL last week! For those of you who were unable to attend though, I want you to still be able to take away some valuable insights from this…

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Added by Rebecca Kon on April 30, 2015 at 8:34am — No Comments

Who Owns Your Cars? Automakers Say They Do

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is a law enacted in 1998, enforced and administrated by the U.S. Copyright Office. Every three years, the U.S. Copyright Office is tasked with holding hearings to determine what new technology should, or should not, be exempt from copyright laws. According to…

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Added by Richard Holland on April 30, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Effect of "Mobilegeddon" on the Automotive Industry

Mobile devices are becoming a standard means of browsing the internet, researching products and services, and making purchases online. According to Global Web Index, 80 percent of internet users own a…

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Added by Christopher Bouchard on April 29, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Boost Women's Confidence to Boost Your Sales

The Good News? Women account for 50% of car purchases, and influence more than 80% of the deals.

The Downside? One in three women report feeling apprehensive or overwhelmed when they shop and buy a car. Only 38% of women feel confident about the…

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Added by Anne Fleming on April 29, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Autoblog, AOL’s Automotive Channel, Incorporates CarStory® Market Reports



 

Featuring independent, third-party data for consumers higher in the shopping funnel promises to accelerate purchasing decisions

 

Austin, Texas – April 29, 2015CarStory, the industry’s largest provider of crowdsourced data and analytics on used vehicles,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 29, 2015 at 9:37am — No Comments

The Millennial Mistake: Detroit’s Absence From Hollywood

Swapalease.com executives recently analyzed the difference in how Hollywood leverages cars today versus during the 1970s and ‘80s. The difference is obvious.



During the 1970s and ‘80s, Hollywood went to great lengths to showcase iconic cars and trucks in popular TV shows and movies.

  • The A-Team van
  • Magnum P.I.’s Ferrari
  • Smokey and the Bandit’s Trans-Am
  • Herbie The Love Bug



Since the late 1990s,…

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Added by John Sternal on April 29, 2015 at 8:02am — No Comments

Three Steps to Buying a Good Used Car

Buying a used car can be stressful, intimidating and takes many out of their comfort zones. Decreasing the risk of purchasing a car that does not run well is paramount when looking to invest money in a used car. The used car industry can be rife with those trying to take advantage of potential buyers. Typically, used car salesmen are not always known to tell the truth, which almost always ends up costing the purchaser money. There are three things one can do to be successful at buying a good…

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Added by Jirakee jones on April 28, 2015 at 9:42pm — No Comments

This Sounds Crazy Coming From Me

On this week's Think Tank Tuesday:

What is SOS? (It doesn't mean what you think!)
How much is it costing your business?
What can you do to avoid it?

Added by Paul Potratz on April 28, 2015 at 1:45pm — No Comments

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