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April 2014 ADM Blog Posts (108)

Facebook Cleans Up News Feed Spam: What it Means for Car Dealers

Facebook Moves to Clean Up News Feed Spam:…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on April 30, 2014 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments


Influencer
The 6 Factors That Impact Where Women Get Their Car Serviced

With this Women’s Wednesday we will focus on the Service Drive at your store.

Women buy a car about once every 6-7 years, but they visit the service lane several times a year. The good news? This is where on-going loyalty is developed. The not-so-great news is that 42% of women report they no longer go to the service department where they purchased their vehicle. And, you will never know it is their LAST visit, because they may smile, pay the bill, and never say a word, even…

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Added by Anne Fleming on April 30, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Do You Choose Your Customers Or Do They Choose You?

I recently read a very thought-provoking article asking this very question; “Is the simple fact that the customer has money enough to make the purchase a determining factor for you?” Too often the customers dealerships…

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Added by Mike Gorun on April 30, 2014 at 5:07am — No Comments


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Live Chat doesn’t mean thinking outside of the box

Adding Live Chat software or a hosted / managed chat option to your website doesn’t mean you have to think outside of the box - in fact it is another way to get more buyers INTO THE BOX! I’m sure in the 1930s having a phone was ‘new’ thinking, just like adding a website or…

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Added by Big Tom LaPointe on April 29, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

BMW Lease Pull-Ahead Program by Bridgewater BMW

Bridgewater BMW Announces their 6-Month BMW Lease Pull Ahead Program!

Who doesn't want to get out of their current BMW lease early? Well, now you can! BMW of Bridgewater is offering a Lease Pull-Ahead Program where they'll waive up to 6 months of your current lease payments. Contact Bridgewater BMW directly below to find out more about their BMW Pull-Ahead Lease Program today!…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on April 29, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments


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Are You Engaging Your Shoppers?

On this week's Think Tank Tuesday:

  • Find out what tool your website is missing…
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Added by Paul Potratz on April 29, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments


Influencer
It's Time to Tweak Your Twitter Account



Rob Christianson, Cobalt Sr. UX Designer
by Rob Christianson, Sr. UX Designer





It's Time for a Twitter Tune Up!



If your dealership is active on the social network Twitter (and really, why wouldn't you be?), you may have just received an email or…

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Added by CDK Global on April 29, 2014 at 12:28pm — 2 Comments


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LotPop Reports Auto Dealerships Using its Remote Internet Services are Halving Used Car Aging and Boosting Internet Sales Up to 200 Percent in First 90 Days

OLATHE, KS, April 25, 2014 – LotPop, which provides offsite contract management of a dealership’s virtual Internet processes, reports delivering significant sales performance gains by dealerships using its online inventory monitoring and Internet sales services. 

LotPop dealerships are seeing their average used car age drop almost in half and up to a 200 percent increase in Internet sales. Internet closing percentages are increasing by 3-4…

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Added by Jim Leman on April 29, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments

Big Data In Action

Big Data In Action
Big Data has Changed the Business and Consumer Landscape
 
It effects business operations, it can improve customer satisfaction and it can measure…
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Added by Ralph Paglia on April 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment


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Sales Training: Building Relationships on Social Media

Rejection is part of the sales professional experience, but selling is a personal experience for both the salesperson and the buyer.

Long sales cycles, endless follow ups via email and phone and no-after-no cannot only be brutal on the morale of a salesperson; it is often not much fun for the buyer…

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Added by Stephanie Young on April 29, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments


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FMLA: Defining Sons and Daughters

When deciding if FMLA is the appropriate leave, employers should consider the interpretation of “son“ or “daughter” issued by the Department of Labor under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  The Administrator’s interpretation gives employees, who care for a child, parental rights to family leave regardless of the legal or biological relationship. The “son” or “daughter” being defined is under Section 101(12) of the FMLA as it applies to an employee standing “in loco parentis” to a…

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Added by Rebecca Ward on April 29, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Free Nissan Car Care Clinic by Barberino Nissan on May 3, 2014!

Barberino Nissan is hosting a Car Care Clinic Day on May 3, 2014.

If you have Service or Technical related questions about your Nissan, then this event is for you! Everyone who attends will not always receive detailed informative answers from our experience Nissan sales, service and parts staff…

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Added by Jonathan Morales on April 29, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments


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2015 BMW i8 - What To Expect

I was a little skeptical about the new 2015 BMW i8. After all, unlike most of its world class launches, the i8 has been completely conceptualized by BMW's new i division that has been building progressive sport cars. So I had kept my expectations low. But did BMW surprise me or what? 

This is without doubt one of the most stylish cars that has been launched in recent times.…

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Added by Bill Jayson on April 29, 2014 at 4:54am — No Comments

#Selfie - Internet Sales 20 Group - Atlantic City, NJ - Subi Ghosh & Dealer Synergy



http://www.internetsales20group.com 856-546-2440

#Selfie - Internet Sales 20 Group - Atlantic City, NJ - Subi Ghosh & Dealer…

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on April 28, 2014 at 8:41pm — No Comments


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Case Study: New ID Scanner Eliminates ID Fraud at Dealerships – While Also Boosting Sales

 Study details unexpected benefits: Benny Boyd Auto Group lost 4 cars to fake IDs prior to using ID Drive scanner; after using for one year: ID fraud eliminated – sales across 9 stores increased 10% - and sales process slashed by 30 minutes

 

Mission Viejo, CA – April 28, 2014 – ID fraud is a massive national problem – and a growing dealership issue. The Benny Boyd Auto Group, with nine stores in Texas, lost four vehicles to…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 28, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments


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Black Book Partners With Cars.com For Vehicle Valuations

Black Book, a division of Hearst Business Media Corporation that provides new- and used-vehicle valuation services, custom data licensing solutions, as well as lender origination and risk analysis, has partnered with Chicago-based Cars.com to become the company’s official vehicle valuation service.



“Cars.com is a leader in providing consumers with the resources they need during the buying and selling process,” said Black Book’s Jared Kalfus, vice president of data licensing. “We…

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Added by John Sternal on April 28, 2014 at 8:42am — No Comments


Dealer
"Why Bad News Could be Good News "

In 2004, the Lego Company was on the Verge of Bankruptcy

Kids had started to focus on less traditional forms of play and were surging towards electronic toys. Plain old interlocking bricks just weren't as cool as they had been before the computer age. Instead of folding, Lego decided to go a new direction,…

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Added by Chris Saraceno on April 28, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

2015 Nissan Murano, the Nissan Resonance Concept

The Nissan Resonance Concept - The 2015 Nissan Murano!

I've driven several of the different Nissan Murano model styles since I use to work at a Nissan dealership but none have caught my attention like the Resonance Concept. And well for Nissan, it seems like so many people loved it that they actually made the new 2015 Nissan Murano look very similar to it! …

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Added by Jonathan Morales on April 27, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Ten Marketing Statistics Recently Released That Car Dealers Should Review

New Digital Marketing Statistics for Automotive Marketing Professionals Released Over Past Ten Days...

Highlights include a user milestone for…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on April 27, 2014 at 6:30am — 6 Comments


Influencer
AskPatty.com CEO Jody DeVere to Join NCM OnDemand as Thought Leader

Jody DeVere, entrepreneur, spokesperson, and CEO of AskPatty.com Inc., a website, blog, and online resource that serves as a safe haven for women to get advice on automotive issues, is pleased to announce that she will be joining retail automotive management training and consulting company, NCM® Associates, to…

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Added by Jody DeVere on April 25, 2014 at 8:36am — No Comments

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