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January 2016 ADM Blog Posts (94)

Why dealer website chat? How about #Blizzard2016

Even when the massive snowstorm hammering the eastern United States subsides, it could still be days before people can get to work, and that includes car dealership personnel. One trend I discovered after a similar Washington, D.C., storm in the 1990’s is that there was a crazy run on…

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Added by Big Tom LaPointe on January 23, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments


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The Best Press Release Websites in Poland

Being one of Europe’s fastest growing economies, Poland is an attractive location for international businesses. Traditionally, most rely on paid search ads and social media, but often overlooked press releases pitched to targeted local news websites can easily result in massive exposure for your brand and products. To help your online marketing strategy, I’ve prepared a list with the top niche press release websites in Poland:

E-ogrody

For…

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Added by Ljuben Georgiev on January 23, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

TRUECar Auto Dealership Manager Survey - Please Help

In November, Chip Perry, former CEO of Autotrader, was named as the new CEO of TRUECar. Chip replaced the controversial Scott Painter, who was infamous for driving a wedge between…

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Added by Brian Pasch on January 23, 2016 at 7:46am — 1 Comment


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Certified Pre-Owned Used Vehicle Programs vs. Extended Warranties. And How to Find These Cars on Craiglist

The extended warranty your dealership offers is not considered a true automotive warranty. Extended warranties cover things like auto repairs and maintenance for a certain period of time. A Dealerships true warranty includes the cost of the vehicle and service contract – as they cost extra and are sold separately. With the right CPO program you…

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Added by Christine Floreno on January 23, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

Have You Dropped One Yet?

We Have the Secret to Boosting Sales and Service Leads

On this week’s episode of Hard Facts, Samantha has a way you can talk to customers who may not have patronized your dealership in the past using Ringless Voicemail Drops. Watch this week’s episode to learn more about this emerging technology and how to implement it now.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on January 22, 2016 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Are Manufacturers Going to Self-Regulate Sales of Recalled Vehicles?

If you’re a dealer, no doubt you’ve heard all the buzz concerning recent legislation and regulations about vehicle safety and recalls. Consumers are scared and politicians are responding. With a record number of recalled units over the past 18 months, it’s no surprise that this is a hot topic of discussion and that action is being taken.

 

Dealerships are…

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Added by Chris Miller on January 22, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments


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Parting ways with your BMW couldn’t be easier with us.

If you find yourself thinking “I want to sell my BMW”, it could be for a number of reasons. It could be that you’ve decided to stop driving, you could be in dire need of the money, or a new car could have caught your eye.…

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Added by Peter Thronton on January 21, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Conference “Pay-to-Play” Mentality: Is it in Your Best Interest?

I want to start here. This may be my Jerry McGuire moment. Maybe I should end here…but this has been eating at me for a while. …

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Added by David Metter on January 21, 2016 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Power Minute #1: After A Record Sales Year, What's Ahead in 2016?

We can all appreciate the record automotive sales year that 2015 brought with it. But, what's ahead for the auto retail industry in 2016?

Watch this brief "Power Minute" video to gain a quick look at the December 2015 sales report and what’s projected for…

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Added by Kris Rosychuk on January 21, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment


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Why the Fuss Over Customer Retention?

Our world is certainly changing. Due to technology and the ability to access incredible amounts of information, the consumer purchase cycle is completely different to that of just a decade ago. And, the dealership market area has changed too. Technology now enables dealerships on each coast to compete with each other for…

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Added by Tony Orlando on January 21, 2016 at 4:11am — No Comments

America's New Class of "Opinion Elites" Drive Increased Impact of Online Reviews on Car Dealer Reputation

The American "Opinion Elite" Influencers overpower Dealer Marketing Efforts through both written and verbal Negative Reviews which Drive a Dealer's Reputation into the ditch...

  

Reputation matters…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on January 20, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

.Cars / .Car / .Auto Domains Globally Launch into General Availability

 

Santa Monica, CA -- January 20, 2016 – Cars Registry, a joint venture between XYZ and Uniregistry, today announced public availability of its domains ending in .Cars, .Car, and .Auto. Dealerships, manufacturers, and all other businesses can now register auto-specific domains on a first-come, first-served…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 20, 2016 at 7:14am — No Comments

Navigating SEO: 3 Ways to Improve Your Dealership's Keyword Research

Keyword Research for Car Dealers

Do you feel like you're getting nowhere with SEO? It's tough to pinpoint the exact reason you're not seeing results, but there are ways you can improve your process to push through and start seeing green numbers.

Keyword research is one of the smallest things you can improve upon; however, it can make the difference between successful and unsuccessful car dealer SEO…

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Added by Timothy Martell on January 19, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

You're Throwing Money Away

One Small Change to Increase Profitability

Want to get more leads and sell more cars? You don’t need to put on a huge, costly production. On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, get the one strategy on your website you need to change right away.

Not tomorrow, today.

Added by Paul Potratz on January 19, 2016 at 1:15pm — No Comments


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GM Launches Online Used Car Sales – What’s This REALLY Mean?

I’ve talked plenty of times about disrupters entering our industry in an attempt to take sales and market share away from dealers.

The Carvanas, Beepis and Vrooms dangle carrots of lower prices and better buying experiences and tempt consumers to try a new way of purchasing their next vehicle. Now, it appears, at…

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Added by Joe Orr on January 19, 2016 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

All the Things You Need to Know About Tyre Blowouts

All four of your car’s tyres are susceptible to wear and tear. This is why it is imperative that you pay as much as attention to them as possible, especially before you drive out. Maintenance procedures that concern the tyres include checking for the pressure and any existence of wear and tear, correcting the balance and the rotation of each one of them, and the alignment of the wheels. By taking these into consideration, you don’t only avoid a flat tyre, but also prevent yourself from…

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Added by tony croose on January 18, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Your Social Media Needs A Pulse

I love social media and not just because that’s a big part of how I make my living.

I spend a LOT of time on social media, specifically Facebook. So much so that I have grown to almost ignore the other platforms. I have even found myself steering clients toward focusing strictly on Facebook because it is…

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Added by Jeff Glackin on January 18, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Helion Introduces Cisco® Unified Communications Platform for Auto Dealers, Improving Customer Experience and Phone Processes

Timonium, MD – January 18th, 2016-- Helion Automotive Technologies, a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions, is now offering the Cisco® Unified Communications Platform (UCP) for auto dealers, an integrated phone and communications system designed to improve the customer experience and streamline phone processes. Cisco's UCP helps dealerships greatly reduce incidents of lost or dropped calls, placing…

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Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on January 18, 2016 at 6:59am — No Comments


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SELL YOUR RV: 3 TIPS TO MAINTAIN SLIDE-OUT MECHANISMS TO ATTRACT BUYERS

Slide-outs are a great option for customers in search of a spacious RV for a comfortable traveling experience. Slide-outs offer RV enthusiasts the much-needed comfort and elbowroom in an overcrowded vehicle. Uneven roads, potholes and long trips can cause considerable harm to some of the mechanical components of your motor home slide-outs. One look at the damaged slide-outs and you ask yourself, ‘who’s going to buy my RV?’ No one will if you show them a vehicle with damaged slide mechanisms,…

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Added by Linda Wilson on January 17, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments


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Both average and seasoned students need professional help when it comes to dissertation writing. Drafting this academic paper is quite complicated as compared to other types of assignments. Moreover, dissertation contributes significantly to final year grades as mentioned earlier. So, if you want to be on the safe side, it is better to take up our dissertation writing services. Reasons why you need to avail …

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Added by Himanshu Dixit on January 16, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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