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How to Convert Social Media Fans to Customers

You spend a lot of time updating and managing your social media sites, hoping to increase your fan base and engage past and future clients. But do you know how to convert those social friends into shoppers?  Make sure that you are doing all of the right things to convert your social media following into customers by adopting the following practices:

¨  Combine the right message with the right platform.

You can post messages on your social sites all day long, but if you’re…

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Added by Rebecca Ward on April 16, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Driving Loyalty Is Inviting Vendor Partners To Join Their B2B Social Marketing Initiative. Do you Qualify?

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Social marketing plans often include B2C and B2B elements to take advantage of the…

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Added by Philip Zelinger on April 15, 2014 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Top 5 Best Practices when posting to eBay classifieds

Top 5 Best Practices on eBay Classifieds

With any new product and marketplace there’s a learning curve and we’ve recently gained more knowledge about what it takes to manage the “art” of posting to eBay classifieds. We want to share the Top 5 Best Practices we’ve learned over the last few weeks with you:

1.)  New eBay accounts require some “Seasoning” similar to the historical…

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Added by Jason Turner on April 15, 2014 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Do You Have Multiple Streams Of Income?

Do you have multiple streams of income? On this week's Think Tank Tuesday: learn how to uncover revenue opportunities you already have, build a long term strategy that is sustainable and create financial peace for your family. 

Added by Paul Potratz on April 15, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Gubagoo’s Fast-Growing Chat and ‘Total Engagement’ Solution for Dealer Websites Goes Mobile

 

Dealerships can now track – and precisely target – the 40% of their site traffic that comes through smartphones and tablets; 1,100 dealers using Gubagoo report even higher chat-to-lead rates on mobile (74%) than on desktops

 

West Palm Beach, FL–April 15, 2014 Gubagoo announced today that its behavioral analytics-based chat and website engagement platform for dealer…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 15, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments

New Research: 1 in 6 Car Buyers Skips Test-Drive; Nearly Half Visit Just One (Or No) Dealership Prior to Purchase

DMEautomotive study provides fresh evidence that dealership avoidance is a new car buying “normal”

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – April 15, 2014 – It may be the second most expensive purchase of most people’s lives, but new research from DMEautomotive (DMEa) reveals that a growing number of Americans are bypassing test-drives – and making strikingly few visits to dealerships – in their car-buying…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

FMLA: How and when you can Use It

Most often, when your employees are sick or life takes its toll, taking paid time off is adequate; however, there are times when  employees needs to take extensive time off for more serious issues. This is when the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) comes into play. FMLA took effect in 1993, in an effort to balance work and life with medical needs.  FMLA includes many regulations and provisions, which can make it hard to understand. The following simple information can help you begin to…

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Added by Rebecca Ward on April 15, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Data Base Marketing Can Promote Social Media Beyond Facebook's Paid Ads And Newly Limited Organic Search

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Automotive advertising agencies have learned to manipulate the changing…

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Added by Philip Zelinger on April 14, 2014 at 10:42am — No Comments

Spring Market Starts To Peak

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Beggs on the Used Car Market with used car valuation data trends from Black Book and Ricky Beggs. We trust the market has been good to each and every one of you as a buyer, a seller or a player in the lending side of the business. As I stood on the lanes this week I truly appreciate the comments that were made about the market strength, how some vehicles are identified and listed within the guides, and even the effects that actual VIN decoding…

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Added by John Sternal on April 14, 2014 at 7:55am — No Comments

How to make a banana into a bbq pork sandwich...with chips and a drink.

One of the best things about traveling is experiencing how other people run their businesses. 

It also allows you to have many different Sales presentations from many different people. This story is about how one motivated, knowledgeable and especially friendly Salesperson made a banana into a bbq pork sandwich.

 

I…

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Added by Leonard Buchholz on April 14, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

From the Trenches - A Better Way to Get Reviews

 

Would you write a review for a hairstylist while he or she was cutting your hair?



It's not enough to be against something; one must offer an…

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Added by Tom Gorham on April 11, 2014 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

Are Your Leads Real Or Misleading?

Using a third-party provider for leads sounds like a great idea in theory. However you need to make sure that these leads you are getting are worth the money you are spending. Learn how to make the most out of using these other providers to ensure you are maximizing your possible leads.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on April 11, 2014 at 1:38pm — No Comments

The Power of Podcasts for Social Marketing

Automotive Advertising agencies recognize the value of consumer generated content to extend the reach and…

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Added by Philip Zelinger on April 11, 2014 at 10:15am — No Comments

Auto Parts Suppliers Fall under OSHA’s Focus

Due to hazards associated with the auto-parts-supplier industry, OSHA has launched a Regional Emphasis Program (REP) to improve conditions. The inspection program will last through January 2015, and will cover Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.

Most auto-parts suppliers can expect a comprehensive OSHA inspection within the next two years. Inspections will begin 30 days after notification letters have been mailed to applicable employers. At this point employers can contact their…

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Added by Rebecca Ward on April 10, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Fallon Chooses Ford amongst Controversy & Salespeople Humiliation

Last month, I wrote an article on how Jimmy Fallon announced during “The Tonight Show” that he was in the market for a truck. Manufacturers immediately took to social media in attempts to convince the popular talk-show host that he should choose them, including Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet and…

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Added by Richard Holland on April 10, 2014 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

Spring Price Strength Will Go Deeper This Year

According to Black Book® data, used vehicles model years 2008-2012 overall depreciated -0.3% in March, showing continued strength in seasonal retention compared to the -1.1% rate in February. Domestic cars gained in value by +0.7%; import cars depreciated -0.6%; domestic trucks gained in value by +0.6%; and import trucks depreciated -0.8%. Average pre-recession depreciation is historically between -1% and -2% monthly, and Black Book expects overall 2014 depreciation of -13.5%.



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Added by John Sternal on April 10, 2014 at 6:16am — 1 Comment

How Long Do Your Tweets Work For You?

Social media is a fast-paced marketing tool that can take your dealership to a new level. However, your social posts also have a very short life span, some even shorter than you may realize. This means that when you post, you need to make sure your post has the stamina to make an impact.

Twitter has a particularly short lifespan of only 18 minutes. Consider this: approximately 9,100 tweets are posted per second on twitter. To combat this short life span, many individuals simply post…

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Added by Rebecca Ward on April 10, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

DMEautomotive Receives Technology Leadership Award for Second Year in a Row

DMEautomotive named as Dealer Marketing Magazine’s 2014 Technology Leader in Service Marketing for Driver Connect

 

 

Daytona Beach, Fla., April 9, 2014 -- DMEautomotive’s (DMEa), the leader in science-based, results-driven automotive marketing, has received the prestigious Dealer Marketing Magazine Technology Leadership Award for…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 9, 2014 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Sell us your Car NJ | Cash for Cars in NJ | WE BUY CARS NJ| Sell your Car in NJ | Trying to sell my car in NJ |

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Having a hard to time selling your car in New Jersey?? Sometimes it can be a tough process can`t it? Who really wants strangers knocking on your door to look at the vehicle your selling nowadays??? We can make a real simple & buy your vehicle immediately! So if you are in New Jersey and are having a difficult time selling your car, truck or SUV, give Rich Gaul a call TODAY!

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Added by Ken Beam on April 9, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Quick and Easy SEO Audit

Want to know if your current SEO provider is following SEO best practices? Trying to figure out if your website needs SEO in the first place?

 

You don’t have to be an SEO expert to tell whether your site is following SEO best practices. I have put together steps for auditing the four main concerns of SEO, and the questions to ask yourself in the process. Your answers to these questions should give you a clear idea of where your website stands, and whether you need help with…

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Added by Diane Massie on April 9, 2014 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

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