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April 2020 ADM Blog Posts (30)

4 Tactics to Win and Retain End-of-Lease Customers

Are you ready for the glut of lease vehicles about to hit the market?


According to J.D. Power, nearly 2 million vehicles are coming off lease over the next five months. Attracting and selling to end-of-lease customers is a huge opportunity to emerge stronger…


Added by Bill Wittenmyer on April 29, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

Talking to Customers In today's Conversational Commerce

Talking with your customers in today's new World order. #localsearchgroup…


Added by Jim Flint on April 28, 2020 at 8:44am — No Comments

PureCars Data: Early Stay-at-Home States Showing Positive Signs for Auto Dealers

Here is the latest COVID-19 report for auto dealers, filled with data and insights from PureCars that shows that continued impact the pandemic is having on the industry, tips to help dealers make the right decisions for their business, and trends that show where dealers in some of the earliest and hardest-affected…


Added by John Sternal on April 28, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

Kerrigan Advisors Offers Financial Restructuring & Turnaround Services to Auto Dealers

Team leverages turnaround experience gained during Great Recession to help dealerships survive in wake of COVID-19  


Irvine, CA –April 27, 2020– Kerrigan Advisors, in the wake of the global economic shock caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19), has added confidential financial restructuring and turnaround services for auto dealerships to…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 27, 2020 at 6:09am — No Comments

The Last Dance--And the Jordan Promise

Michael Jordan’s iconic shoe emblem delivers another incredible aerial display as "The Last Dance" comes to market and brings us back to some 30 years ago.

Sunday Sports are gone and now for the next 5 weeks, we join Jordan and his teammates to recapture his ability to…


Added by Jim Flint on April 24, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Why Face-to-Face Conversations are More Important than Ever

By nature, humans are social creatures. Need more proof? One of the worst punishments our legal system has come up with is solitary confinement. Not only is this dreaded by inmates, but it can also affect their mental health. Whether an introvert or an extrovert, we all crave personal…


Added by Timmy D. James on April 23, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments


Lease Approval Ratings and Consumer Shopping Habits Shift Amongst COVID-19 Pandemic, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 69.3% approval rate in March, a slight decline from the February rate of 72.3%.


March experienced a higher number of applicants with qualifications…


Added by John Sternal on April 23, 2020 at 7:33am — No Comments

Give me the phone, I'll drive!

Soon, your iPhone will be your car keys.
#localsearchgroup #apple #iphone #phonekeys #marketing #digitalmarketing #dealerships

Added by Jim Flint on April 22, 2020 at 7:35am — No Comments

Best Practices in Credit Reporting Coding In Disaster Scenarios

Below is an article written by Jenn Reid at Equifax that offers important information on customer credit for dealers/F&I and lenders. I wanted to pass along to my dealer network here so they could benefit from the information.

Given the unprecedented climate that has taken place resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak and containment efforts, we have received a large number of questions in regards to how this event impacts credit reporting particularly given the recent…


Added by John Sternal on April 21, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Offers Auto Dealers Free 60-Day Trial of StreaMe Live-Streaming Video Application

Technology creates virtual connection between dealership staff and car shoppers


Urbandale, IA—April 20, 2020—For a limited time, Flick Fusion is offering auto dealerships a free, no-obligation…


Added by Timmy D. James on April 20, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

Keys To The Car

Have you heard? More change is coming to the automotive category and the good news is you’ll be less likely to lose your keys.

Apple’s working on a new feature that will allow your iPhone to function as a key to your car. That’s right, a “CardKey” API is part of the updated operating system. It’ll allow iPhones and Apple Watches to unlock,…


Added by Jim Flint on April 17, 2020 at 8:16am — No Comments


Majority of Finance Executives Report Deficiency in Sophisticated Systems to Help Manage Complex Loans and Transactions

BURNABY, BC (April 16, 2020) - Inovatec Systems Corp., a provider of industry-leading, cloud-based software solutions for all financial institutions, today announced the results of its latest survey, showing 61% of executives who finance equipment reported their organization lacks modern process management…


Added by John Sternal on April 16, 2020 at 12:41pm — No Comments

COVID-19 Recovery Roadmap: Bold Dealer Strategies that are Paying off Big

Thu, Apr 23, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT


Join PureCars Founder and CEO, Jeremy Anspach, as he sits down with fellow thought leaders David Kain and Rick Ricart to discuss what recovery looks like for auto dealers as we begin to look toward re-opening from the COVID-19 Crisis. Jeremy, David and Rick will discuss the bold strategies that are paying off big for…


Added by John Sternal on April 16, 2020 at 12:07pm — No Comments

How the Speed of Information Can Make or Break the Customer Experience

Your dealership likely spends a lot of money each month for internet leads. Are you responding to each lead within minutes? If not, you’re throwing money away.


Fast responses win business. According to a study from the Harvard Business Review, companies that respond to a lead within the first hour are 7X more likely to qualify that lead (defined as having a meaningful conversation with a decision maker) than those who respond even an hour later.



Added by Bill Wittenmyer on April 15, 2020 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Equifax Webinar: Credit Reporting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 has impacted virtually every aspect of personal and business life including the credit reporting marketplace.  The recently signed CARES Act includes measures related to reporting information during these times. The automotive industry is responding by leveraging credit reporting codes that are available for times of disaster to help mitigate the potential negative impact of late, missed, or deferred auto loan payments.…


Added by John Sternal on April 15, 2020 at 9:07am — No Comments

TikTok & The End Of Insta-Famous

Has TikTok leapfrogged over Instagram? #localsearchgroup #tiktok #socialdistancing #instagram #socialmedia #evolution

Added by Jim Flint on April 14, 2020 at 10:34am — No Comments

How to Communicate to Service Customers During the COVID-19 Crisis

In my last blog, I shared some tips about how dealerships can help protect customers and staff in their service departments during this challenging time. In addition to having the precautions in place, it is important to know how to correctly communicate…


Added by Dan Beres on April 14, 2020 at 7:20am — No Comments

PureCars Weekly Data & COVID-19 Dealer Report

Automotive dealer advertising and attribution technology provider, PureCars, just released its weekly COVID-19 Dealer Report for the week of April 10, 2020. It is the third installment of its weekly report. The report offers weekly data insights on shopper trends to help auto dealers make up-to-the-minute decisions that are best for their business. Please …


Added by John Sternal on April 13, 2020 at 11:19am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Integrates Dealership Management System (DMS) with Bluejay Reviews

Integration helps dealers maintain and grow their online reputation

Albany, N.Y. – April 13, 2020 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is announcing it has completed all dealership management system (DMS) integrations with Bluejay Reviews. With the online reputation of a dealership being important, the integration enables auto dealerships to monitor and improve their online…


Added by Mike Esposito on April 13, 2020 at 7:54am — No Comments

Tik-Tok Leapfrogs Insta-fame

I can see it. It happened right about the same time that Instagram stopped counting likes. It meant that insta-beginning of the end of being Instafamous. But other platforms are here to fill the void.

 TikTok anyone? Where you can still quantify likes and see entertaining videos that encourage short-form content consumption. In the process,…


Added by Jim Flint on April 13, 2020 at 6:11am — No Comments

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