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Featured ADM Member Blog Posts – March 2018 Archive (62)

Artificial Intelligence Takes Lion's Share of Digital Advertising Spend

AI is Already Helping Your Brand in Social

According to eMarketer research published in September 2017, programmatic ad spending in…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on March 30, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Future of your Service Department

There is nothing more frustrating to a customer than being told a repair will take X amount of time - only to be informed later that it will take longer. To those who work in busy dealership service departments, this happens frequently. Customers come in for one thing and, during the multi-point inspection, additional…

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Added by Chris Miller on March 30, 2018 at 6:21am — No Comments

How to Best Present the Benefits of a Career in Automotive Retail Sales!

Recruiting and hiring quality personnel for vehicle sales has never been easy, but according to most dealers I talk with, it’s never been as difficult as it is today. Even most of those in the job market with an interest in a “sales” career state that they want to stay away from selling…

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Added by Garry House on March 29, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Think Efficiency isn’t the Answer? Check out this Story!

According to a recent article in Automotive News, Motorcars Honda in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, believes that the future of franchise dealership profitability lies…

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Added by Ujj Nath on March 29, 2018 at 6:49am — No Comments

Service Conquest: Success is in the Data

As new vehicle sales profits become more difficult, it is important to increasingly turn your attention to growing your service business.  Dealers are rightly interested in finding new service customers to replace lost customers. However, service conquest is very difficult because you must overcome three challenges:…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on March 29, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Strongest Week for Used Cars in Two Years

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. …

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Added by Black Book on March 27, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Is Digital Retailing Really a Good Thing for Dealers?

The buzz today among vendors in the automotive industry is all about making the car buying transaction faster and more convenient for the consumer. I get it. Consumers think it takes too long to buy a car, so technology companies are inventing ways to trim down that transaction time. Sure, it may make car buying an…

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Added by Mike Gorun on March 27, 2018 at 6:07am — No Comments


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The need for a professional auto lead provider to boost sales

Authentic, verified leads often translate into sales. In a way, a dealerships sale is directly related to the leads it gets. The better the quality of the leads the better is the sales. Hence the need to buy or subscribe to quality auto…

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Added by AutoLead Pro on March 27, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Don’t text and drive in 2018 – or ever!

As a leading texting solutions provider in the automotive industry, it has become a responsibility of AdvantageTec to further amplify all the cries for help in preventing texting and mobile phone usage while driving. A majority of adults believe…

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Added by Thomas F. Jung on March 27, 2018 at 2:33am — No Comments

Expect to See VR Become Prominent in the Dealership

The 2015 Car Buyer of the Future Study by AutoTrader indicates that most car buyers want to finish their purchase face-to-face with a salesperson.

That seals the deal for the…

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Added by CPI Results on March 26, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments


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5 Habits that will transform your small business into a highly successful one

If you have been to a wholesale market, you must have noticed that 4-5 out of hundreds of shop draw maximum number of customers, while the rest are doing just average.

Why do some people excel, while others, despite selling the same product…

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Added by CharlesDonnell on March 26, 2018 at 12:30am — No Comments

JD Power Introduces New CEO... David Habiger (Friend of Jay Leno)

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Added by Ralph Paglia on March 25, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

CarSaver and Walmart Expand Program to Make Car Buying Easy

CarSaver to Open 250 Car Shopping Centers at Walmart Stores

 

Bentonville, Ark. and Miami, Fla. – March 21, 2018 – Walmart and CarSaver today announced they will expand a program that helps…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on March 23, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Detailed SEO Checklist for Dealer Website Audit and SERP Rank Upgrade

How to Conduct an SEO Audit of a Car Dealership Website: Checklist for 2018 Edited and Reposted from Instructions Written by Gregory Mount…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on March 23, 2018 at 3:28am — 1 Comment

Car Buyer Happiness with Online Loans Increases Happiness with Dealership Experience, according to New Case Study

Real world reports from auto dealerships in SpringboardAuto study show how online financing helps to improve customer satisfaction, and increase the likelihood of continued patronage

Irvine, CA –March 22nd,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 22, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

JD Power: Who Has The Best Automotive Marketing Website?

JD Power Automotive Website Evaluation Study

Cross Device (AWESxD) - Desktop Site (2018)…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on March 22, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments

Official FTC Announcement Regarding CDK Global Acquisition of Auto/Mate DMS

FTC Challenges CDK Global, Inc.’s Proposed Acquisition of Competitor Auto/Mate, Inc.

Acquisition would harm competition in dealer management system software for new car…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on March 21, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Trust is the #1 Factor!

Your Trust Dashboard Part 2

In our most recent blog, we reported that trust is the #1 factor for women in determining where they buy…

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Added by Anne Fleming on March 21, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

J.D. Byrider Applies Equifax Ignite™, Increases Auto Buyer Approvals by 10 Percent

When J.D. Byrider, a  leading used car sales and finance enterprise, expanded geographically and organically, they began an engagement with Equifax Inc. (NYSE:  EFX), a global…

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Added by John Sternal on March 20, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Federal Trade Commission Blocks Acquisition of Auto/Mate Dealership Systems by CDK Global

Albany, NY – March 20, 2018​ – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has blocked Auto/Mate Dealership System’s pending acquisition by CDK Global.

In April 2017, the two companies signed an agreement outlining terms…

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Added by Mike Esposito on March 20, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

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