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Featured ADM Member Blog Posts – February 2017 Archive (33)

Does Your Car Dealership Marketing Strategy Meet the Needs of Today’s Consumer?

Does Your Dealership Marketing Strategy Meet the Needs of Today’s Consumer?

Your Turn To Drive's Latest episode features Jim Dykstra, CEO of www.vinadvisor.net and Scott Meyer, Founder of www.9clouds.com discussing Does Your Dealership Marketing Strategy…

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Added by Jim Dykstra on February 28, 2017 at 12:12pm — No Comments

6 Affordable Ways to Update and Improve Your Car

It’s natural to want a car upgrade after a few years. Even if you can afford a newer car, the down payment and increased monthly payments might make you think twice about upgrade to a newer set of wheels.

A better option might be to simply invest a bit of time and…

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Added by Freya Gilbert on February 28, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Is Google Analytics Your #1 Competitor?

Consumers have gravitated to the Internet for – well – just about everything. So, when it comes to digital marketing, it’s more important than ever for marketers to know what’s working and what’s not. Everything from SEO, to content, to social media and display ads contributes to the lure which brings consumers into…

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Added by Steve White on February 28, 2017 at 6:02am — No Comments

Don’t Think Customers Want Loyalty Programs? U(ber) Better Think Again!

When it comes to customer loyalty programs, customers like to feel appreciated and recognized for their loyalty. And, if they are not, it doesn’t take much to turn them away from being loyal customers into brand advocates.

 

I recently came across an interesting story about an Uber customer who wrote an…

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Added by Mike Gorun on February 28, 2017 at 5:37am — No Comments

New Safety Features in 2017 Car Models That Redefined Driving as We Know it

Just recently, devices such as the cruise control, air bags, and lap seat belts, were the trending novelties with regards to car safety features.

Unfortunately, auto accidents still happen even with the presence of these high-end safety features. When involved in a car…

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Added by Rahul Paul on February 21, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to Capture More Revenue Without Much Effort

One of the advantages of Pre-Paid Maintenance Programs (PPM) is that they span the generational gaps. Regardless of which generation consumers happen to be in, none of them like surprise repairs, or other expenses. That’s why dealers focus on payments – and not price – when selling cars.

 

Consumers want…

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Added by Mike Gorun on February 21, 2017 at 5:52am — No Comments


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Added by Craig Lockerd on February 17, 2017 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Come on – Does Video REALLY sell cars?

Technology has drastically changed the way businesses and auto dealers operate.

Hey, think about it. It was not too far in the distant past that we did just about everything via fax machine. Leads came in, financing was secured and, well, just about everything was via fax.

 

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 16, 2017 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

BOTS EXPOSED: Defining & Uncovering Your Wasted Ad Spend

Over the last several months, it’s been refreshing to see more and more automotive leaders shifting their focus from quantity to quality when it comes to their website traffic and overall marketing. Rather than holding value in the number of…

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Added by David Metter on February 15, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Good Life: How to Find the Perfect Luxury Car

One of the main perks of life is driving a luxury car, which can make a long commute more enjoyable and will allow you to have a boost of confidence. Luxury cars are known for their innovative features and sleek design, making for a fun mode of transportation. When you want to find the…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 15, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Shopping for a New Ride? 4 Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Having a new car is fun and exciting, but the process of buying one is not.

It can be a very stressful and unpleasant experience, and it can be made worse if you make a mistake and wind up paying too much or getting a car you don't really want. Here are four mistakes you don't…

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Added by Rachelle Wilber on February 15, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Effective Marketing – Don’t Forget the Service Department!

While dealers spend a lot of money on marketing, often, most of that spend is directed at the sales department. But what about service? The largest revenue source for the dealership should certainly be worthy of a decent percentage of that budget. However, sadly that’s not usually what happens.

 

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Added by Tim Clay on February 15, 2017 at 5:45am — No Comments

How To Protect Car From Acid Rain Corrosion

If you have a car you so much love and cherish, you will like to do everything possible to protect it. There are so many things that can result to damages on your vehicle but the major one is the acid rain which usually results to corrosion on your car exterior body. The paint used to beautify your car will be completely damaged with the color changed or even removed completely making your car…

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Added by Kathy Wheat on February 15, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

Is Simplicity Better for Advertising?

This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul goes through some of the titles of sales events that we’ve all heard of…but may not really understand.

We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below and follow us on Facebook.

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Added by Paul Potratz on February 14, 2017 at 2:37pm — No Comments

6 Things You Should Know About Your PC

A PC is arguably the most important tool you use on a daily basis. It's used to communicate with customers and your colleagues. It's used to store documents and other important files. It's used to run business applications and to access the outside world via the Internet, as well as…

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Added by Erik Nachbahr on February 14, 2017 at 9:22am — No Comments

How to Introduce a New Technology Into Your Dealership

Every year at NADA I am amazed at the number of new and exciting technologies being introduced. Some are completely new, like virtual reality showrooms; others are upgrades to existing applications that dealers use on a daily basis, such as a CRM or DMS.…

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Added by Mike Esposito on February 14, 2017 at 8:29am — No Comments

Nobody’s Perfect: Trust Your Team

In the automotive industry, as in all others, no matter whether you’re in a dealership or work as a vendor, you’re most likely part of a team.

Sometimes the people on your team (or perhaps, even you) neglect an important detail or fail at something important. When this happens, it can…

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Added by Mike Gorun on February 14, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Will Customers Finance Their Cars Online?

Your customer is knee-deep in the car-buying process and ready for the final part, the car financing. Finally, after hours of deal making, they sign the terms.

 

But in your customer’s mind, was the long process worth it?

 

It’s a New World Out There

 

The car-buying…

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Added by Devin Koskan on February 14, 2017 at 5:29am — No Comments

The Shuttle Has Left the Building… Maybe

One day, while bringing my vehicle into a large, very well-known dealership for service, a rather comical scene played out before my eyes. While the shuttle driver was leaving the dealership, his mini-van full with customers, all of a sudden a strong gust of wind came through. The shuttle van’s windows were open at the…

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Added by Ujj Nath on February 13, 2017 at 5:17am — No Comments

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