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Added by J.D. Rucker on November 26, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments

Will Speed & Efficiency Give AutoNation A Competitive Edge?

The largest complaint that consumers have when considering a vehicle purchase is the fact that the process takes too long. Even with all the new technology processes that dealerships have employed over the past few years, the purchase process is still as long and…

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Added by Mike Gorun on November 26, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Google enacts new transparency requirements holding third party partners more accountable for AdWords management fees.

The days of ‘black box’ digital advertising packages appears to be coming to a close. Black box refers the idea that you pay your digital vendor or agency a monthly amount to provide a host of online…

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Added by Ed Steenman on November 25, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Struggling With Commitment Issues?

Are You Struggling With Commitment Issues?



Seems like these days everyone is afraid of commitment. If you're losing Internet leads, chances are your customers are to blame. They want the details on the sale while still having the ability to stay anonymous. They aren't ready to press submit.



On this episode of Think Tank…

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Added by Paul Potratz on November 25, 2014 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Can Solar Roads Help Sell Electric Vehicles?

With the push to “go green” there’s been a lot of talk about hybrid and electric vehicles—or just cars that get better gas mileage in general. We’re all up to date—more or less—on that trend, but have you heard about the push for solar-power roads? If you’re selling a hybrid vehicle like the 2015 Prius Plug-in to a future-savvy shopper, the possibility of solar-power roads popping up down the line…

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Added by Brad Simmons on November 25, 2014 at 11:48am — No Comments

How To Maximize Your Dealership Black Friday Sales

It's the holiday season, that means one thing, you only have a few weeks left to hit your year end sales quotas. While this turns into a very stressful time for many dealerships, it doesn't have to be this way; so put away your Grinch costume and use that shiny little device (smartphones) all you customers have to turn your inventory…

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Added by Josh Knutson on November 25, 2014 at 8:52am — No Comments

Content Marketing Strategy: How to Create a Winning Company Blog

Content marketing, in general, can provide many valuable benefits. It can help create and maintain a brand presence; assist in search engine optimization; and position executives as thought leaders. It can also serve as a valuable source of information for both customers and potential customers.

 

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Added by sara callahan on November 25, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

10 Blogging Hacks to Help Build Your Dealership's Content - PT 1

So you recently decided to start (or restart) blogging for your dealership and have no idea how to get organized and begin. I get you. It’s hard to get your blogging mojo started, especially in such a hectic environment like a dealership.

That’s why I thought it would be helpful to…

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Added by Lisandra Ramos on November 24, 2014 at 1:02pm — No Comments

The Thrill of the Hunt

That time of year is rapidly approaching -- Black Friday. Black Friday is typically the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and an indicator of how well retailers will fare throughout the holidays. In fact, many retailers report that the majority of their holiday season sales happen on this…

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Added by Misti Miller on November 24, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Some Interesting Trends

Hello and welcome to this week’s Used Car Market Report, with insights from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. This will be a short week in the market due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Hopefully in addition to the Black Friday crowds and sales at the big box retailers and electronics stores the excitement will spread over to the new and used auto lots.



Even though there were comments…

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Added by Black Book on November 24, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Acquires Dealer Fusion, Creating Best-In-Breed Video Marketing Solutions for Auto Dealers and Video Resellers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Urbandale, IA--November 24th, 2014--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com) today announced the acquisition of Dealer Fusion, a video marketing provider to more than 500 auto dealerships nationwide. Flick Fusion will migrate key features and applications from Dealer Fusion's video platform into Flick Fusion's platform to expand the overall features and performance available to both companies' auto dealer…

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Added by Brian Cox on November 24, 2014 at 9:23am — No Comments

Buying A Used Car

If you want a vehicle for a short period, it makes sense to buy a used car. But buying a used car can be a tricky thing. There is always the risk of getting duped into exchanging your money for something useless. Although you can never be completely sure whether a used car is going to run well, knowing a little about them would certainly save you from a big mistake. Below are a few things that you can do.…

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Added by Daina Martin on November 24, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Building Rapport Before the Lead Is the Way to Win the Sale

In my last blog article, I discussed the importance of building rapport with leads through the use of “Why Buy From Me” and “Lead Response” videos personalized for each customer. Now I would like to take this one step further -- Building rapport should in fact start much earlier than simply upon the receipt of a…

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Added by Timmy D. James on November 24, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Power Of Online Classified Ads & Used Cars

As the Internet continues to become more all-important to business, companies that actually take advantage of it intelligently continue to grow and improve. However, not everyone knows how to harness the power of the web, and otherwise successful companies sometimes fail to adapt to the times. Among all the SEO articles and get-rich-quick schemes, a powerful Internet marketing tool involving classified ads is being used with fantastic…

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Added by Angela Smith on November 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

4 Simple Ways To Boost Clicks & Conversions on Your Dealership Website



Rob Campbell, Performance Improvement Consultant
by Rob Campbell, Performance Improvement Consultant

4 Simple Ways to Boost Clicks & Conversions on Your Dealership Website

In 1996, I helped design and build the first website for my father’s GM dealership. The “interweb” was in its infancy and most car dealerships didn’t even have dial-up Internet service, let alone…

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Added by CDK Global on November 21, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Create Quality Dealer Video Promos Without Busting Budgets

Video is well established as a powerful dealer marketing - whether it's for local or regional broadcast, on line, mobile or the digital signs in local dealers and surrounding businesses.

But there's always been a big barrier in the way of dealers who wanted to use video-driven marketing - high creative…

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Added by Dave Haynes on November 21, 2014 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Do You Meet The Standards?

Why Google Says You Need To Go Mobile



If you aren't mobile friendly, you may want to think about getting a mobile platform. Google ran A/B testing last month that will impact your mobile traffic.



This week on Hard Facts, learn about this new tool that could deter potential customers from clicking on your links if they're searching…

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Added by Paul Potratz on November 21, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments

The Top Ten Auto News Stories of the Week: November 15 - 21

Happy Friday, Auto Dealers!

Are you ready to read the top automotive news and blogs from around the Web? We have some really interesting topics for you today, including: Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell car, NADA’s Sales Forecast for 2015, 3 ways dealers are connecting with the modern…

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Added by Rebecca Kon on November 21, 2014 at 11:19am — No Comments

3 different types of car insurance

If you own a car in UK, it’s mandatory for you to keep it insured. However, you’ve a choice when it comes to selecting the type of insurance. There are many different options available to the women car drivers in UK. These include third party insurance, third party theft and fire insurance and comprehensive car insurance. Depending upon your requirements and budget, you…

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Added by Yoey Thamas on November 20, 2014 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Ensuring That You Have The Right Person Running Your Internet Department/BDC Center

Whether you have a BDC Manager that handles all of your Internet Sales Managers... or if you strictly have and Internet Director handling all of your Internet Leads, Marketing Strategies, SEO, and such... are we putting the right person in that position for our Dealership? Do you have one that will ensure your leads are being handled correctly and ensure your Lead generation is top notch? Most Dealers have gone to this strategy. Instead of paying outside sources to do the grunt work for years… Continue

Added by David Lytle on November 20, 2014 at 9:13am — No Comments

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