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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…Continue
Added by Angela Smith on November 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
|by Rob Campbell, Performance Improvement Consultant|
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…Continue
Added by CDK Global on November 21, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Dave Haynes on November 21, 2014 at 2:19pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Paul Potratz on November 21, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Rebecca Kon on November 21, 2014 at 11:19am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Yoey Thamas on November 20, 2014 at 7:52pm — No Comments
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Smartphone & Tablet Technology Showing Improvements in Decision-Making Speed and Profitability
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (November 20, 2014) – Black Book® announces the results of its recent Mobile Usability survey, taking a closer look at how dealers, remarketers and other industry professionals are currently utilizing mobile technology via smartphone or tablets. The results shed light on just how fast the industry is becoming, with respondents saying mobile…
Added by Black Book on November 20, 2014 at 7:14am — No Comments
Regardless of how hard you work to ensure that your customers have an excellent experience, mistakes happen. No doubt you’ve had customers complain about something – it took too long for their vehicle to be serviced, there was a miscommunication in pricing during the sale, or a general failure to deliver on promises…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on November 20, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Why should Google be the first place to accumulate positive public reviews? Go to Google and type "lunch Near Overland Park KS"
Google just did a "go screw yourself Yelp".
Looks like its just for food and lodging, but knowing Google this will expand…Continue
491 Morris Ave.
Summit NJ 07901
Added by Ken Beam on November 19, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments
You are cordially invited to our Open House this Thursday!
Click the picture to find out more info.
Food & beverages will be served. Plan on stopping…Continue
Added by Ken Beam on November 18, 2014 at 1:06pm — No Comments
Black Friday Is Almost Here
Time is running out, and you don't want to miss out on one of the biggest selling opportunities of the year. Black Friday isn't just a retail holiday, dealerships can cash in on the flocks of people who are looking for a bargain during the holidays.
On this episode of Think Tank Tuesday, learn…
Added by Paul Potratz on November 18, 2014 at 12:28pm — No Comments
Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is conducting a survey on the usage of mobile tablets in the dealership. How many of you are using mobile tablets in the sales process, in the F&I process and in fixed ops? We would like to find out and we appreciate your input!
We're inviting all auto dealer personnel to participate. Participants who complete the survey will be entered into a random drawing to win a $400 Visa gift card. In less than ten minutes--or the time it takes to finish…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on November 18, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments
As you can hear in the attached video, we're ready to prove what has improved in equity data mining technology. DMDIRECT is poised to take on the challenge of all the rooftops ignored thus far by other data mining companies. We are also adding new technology that has never been available under one brand.
Added by John Fuhrman on November 18, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments
While headlines for our annual Automotive Advertising Outlook focus on car dealers’ continued infatuation with digital media, perhaps the most profound statement appears at the end of the report, in the Conclusions:
“Let’s set something straight. Automotive advertising hasn’t completely disappeared from newspapers and radio, and it’s still a healthy part of TV and direct mail. In fact, we could have begun this report as follows: ‘Despite the ballyhoo of all things digital, auto…Continue
Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals during October rebounded to a rate of 74.1%, compared with 64.5% in September. Roughly three out of every four lease applicants were approved in October, an important indicator given the continued popularity of car and truck leases.
Year to date, Swapalease.com has recorded a lease credit approval rate of 68.6%, just shy of the 70% rate that is considered normal in the marketplace. Over the…
Added by John Sternal on November 18, 2014 at 5:59am — No Comments
Forget for a moment whether a sales consultant’s work area is messy, or if there are smudges on the windows. Let’s look a little closer at what a customer could see, hear…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on November 18, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of the Used Car Market Report, with insights from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. Thank you for taking the time to hear our thoughts on the market activity from the past week. During the conference there were multiple opportunities to hear from so many key industry personnel connected to CPO, lenders, recovery and repossessions and the traditional…Continue
Added by Black Book on November 17, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY, N.Y. – November 17th, 2014 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that it has completed integration of its dealership management system, Automotive Management Productivity Suite (AMPS), with BMW of North America's (BMWNA) DMS Data Transfer system. BMW dealers using Auto/Mate's DMS can now enjoy seamless bi-directional…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on November 17, 2014 at 8:48am — No Comments