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Why are Instant Articles beneficial? Facebook provides a guide to Instant Article configuration so that you can use their content management system.
• Instant Articles are 10x faster than traditional mobile web articles
• They’re read 20% more often
• Clients are 70%…
Added by Paul Potratz on April 29, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
This worked pretty well for a while. However, with the rise in the importance of reviews, some companies chose to act unscrupulously and falsely boosted their reputation by posting…Continue
Nearly 10 years ago this month, I created my first and last Facebook profile. Sitting in my High School Library towards the end of my Senior year, I cluelessly put together a picture, a couple…Continue
Added by Josh Whitlatch on April 28, 2016 at 7:11am — No Comments
Why would you send out an email offer to your customers that you would not PAY to send out via direct mail or other methods?
I see it happen all the time. A dealer sends out an email for something such as…Continue
Added by Alexia Henson on April 28, 2016 at 5:27am — No Comments
All you new car dealers have taken me back!
Thanks to online auction services such as ACV Auctions and Dealer Simplified, I’m now back in the new car dealer environment. I thought the…Continue
Added by Barry Neuman on April 27, 2016 at 11:24pm — No Comments
The well-known book Who Moved My Cheese tells a story about change; how change is inevitable and how we all need to adapt and adjust our attitudes to change...or perish. In the last ten years the most powerful agent of change in dealerships has been technology. Think about how technology, in all its forms, has changed the way your business operates.
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on April 27, 2016 at 10:14am — No Comments
When most people think about what public relations agencies do, they picture media relations, industry exposure and … well… lots of press releases.
The reality is that the public relations industry has been transforming itself as new technologies and strategies become available that help us gain optimum exposure…
Added by sara callahan on April 27, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments
Added by Paul Potratz on April 26, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
There is so much competition from other marketers -- customers are constantly barraged with messages from every side and in every way.
Social media reach has decreased, digital marketing is ever more…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on April 26, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments
Albany, N.Y. – April 25th, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today that it is releasing a free eBook for download, titled The Auto Dealer's 10-Step Guide to Using Mobile Tablets in Service, Sales and F&I. The eBook is designed to…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on April 25, 2016 at 7:01am — No Comments
While participating in a meeting during NADA 2015 in San Francisco, I challenged Brian Pasch's assertion that car dealers should not invest too much time or energy on Pay-per-Click Search Engine Advertising strategy or tactics... Almost a year and a half later, I believe Brian has come to understand why I still work so diligently at educating dealers about…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on April 22, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments
The average U.S. household now belongs to more than 18 loyalty programs, for a total of more than 2 billion memberships. That’s an awful lot of loyal customers. But, all these programs and cards can have an unintended effect: customer loyalty fatigue.
Most consumers do still participate in their ‘favorite’ loyalty programs, and for many businesses, it’s a…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on April 22, 2016 at 5:57am — No Comments
During the dark ages of the auto industry…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on April 19, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Recall repairs can be hindered by parts availability, procrastinating or apathetic owners, or owners who simply aren’t aware that their vehicle needs…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on April 19, 2016 at 8:32am — No Comments
Albany, N.Y. – April 19th, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today that it has received a "Top Workplaces" award from the Albany Times-Union for the fifth consecutive year. Auto/Mate ranked as a "Top Workplace" in the mid-size business category…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on April 19, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments
I’m sitting at the Cleveland Airport waiting on my flight back home to Tampa after wrapping up multiple presentations in this wonderful city. The downtown resurgence is strong and everywhere we went the people were friendly. We took time out for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Between my flashbacks to the 60's I remained lucid enough to get some inspiration…Continue
April offers a month of renewed optimism for car dealers everywhere as spring comes into fruition and pockets become heavier with a little cash back from Uncle Sam. Tax refund season has arrived, and with it, infinite profit opportunities for both…Continue
Added by David Metter on April 18, 2016 at 1:45pm — No Comments
Added by Ralph Paglia on April 16, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments
March is typically a critical month in the auto industry and this one proved to be… interesting. What happened in March that will impact the months ahead?
Added by Kris Rosychuk on April 15, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments