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Featured ADM Member Blog Posts – May 2015 Archive (38)

Facebook FINALLY Allows Car Dealers To Post Animated GIF Images

Facebook, after much, much ado, has finally added GIF support. And no, not the halfway-workaround that it launched two years ago. There’s now a real way to post a GIF in your status update,…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on May 29, 2015 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Do You Care?

You lose sales when your customers don't think you do.

How You Can Start Caring Today?

Learn how your marketing needs to be consistent to make a sale. With every new offer, sale, and promotion, your marketing must feel the same throughout. Get all the details this week on Hard Facts.

Added by Paul Potratz on May 29, 2015 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Don't Rely on Your Website Provider to Increase Conversion Rates. Be a Game Changer.

According to Dataium's most recent benchmark study, the average number of monthly unique visitors to a dealership's website is 6,509. Of those, an average 1.7 percent submit a lead form. Combine that with an average half percent conversion rate…

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Added by David Metter on May 29, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Social Media: Reciprocate Your Way To Increased Engagement

Customers increasingly expect businesses to have a social media presence. The key however, is to not just have a presence, but to then use that presence to interact with customers. When customers engage with you, it’s important to give them an indication that you are, in fact, listening. Of course, to accomplish this,…

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Added by Paul Moran on May 29, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments


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Service Dilemmas: What Would You Do?

Every dealership has seen this customer—the one who demands to be reimbursed for damage they claim happened while the car was in the dealership’s care, or because of faulty service work. You might find it challenging to deal with these customers, especially when you don’t believe your team is at fault. So what is the…

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Added by Richard Holland on May 28, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments


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How to Maximize Profit in Your Service Department

According to NADA statistics from 2014 service and parts sales reached $91billion!

The average dealership net profit for service and parts per month was upwards of $270,000 while new and used-car sales combined net profit per month did not even reach…

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Added by Ashley Weidner on May 28, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Time For Car Dealers To Reconsider Landing Page Microsites

The tried and true landing page — an automotive marketer’s best friend

In the ‘old’ days of the web, all of a…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on May 27, 2015 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Increase Sales through Conquesting Consumers Motivated by Open Recalls

Following tremendous pressure from the NHTSA, Takata has expanded the recall on its faulty airbags. In fact, it just doubled the number of vehicles that are subject to recall to 34 million – that’s one in seven vehicles on the road today – and the largest recall in automotive history. Since then, consumers have been…

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Added by Chris Miller on May 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

7 Ways Your Direct Mail Should Be Digital

This is out of the ordinary, I know. Me… a guy who achieved success in retail from being an early advocate of Internet lead management, video, and digital marketing… talking about the benefits of a traditional marketing medium. Stranger things have…

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Added by Joe Webb on May 26, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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How to Generate More Positive Reviews

80% of prospects are checking reviews before they even consider making a purchase according to the Ipsos Open…

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Added by Ashley Weidner on May 26, 2015 at 5:23am — No Comments

#CARSTRONG: A Car Guy Needs Your Help

Those who know Bryan Armstrong are likely aware of three aspects of his life. He knows the car business and is always willing to share that knowledge with others. He is a true innovator in the industry who brings everything he has to the table. Lastly, he is a truly giving individual, adopting…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on May 22, 2015 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Using Recalls to Your Advantage

A recent article in Auto Remarketing reports how Penske Automotive Group is using recalls to increase their service business through recall work, but also as an opportunity to sell more vehicles. “I think recall business…

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Added by Chris Miller on May 22, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments


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Why Technicians and Service Advisors Need Marriage Counseling

Life in the retail automotive industry is taxing. Managers and employees work long hours and, in many cases, are with their co-workers more than they are with their families. Miscommunications, tension or arguments can detract from the efficiency of the dealership, and thus decrease overall…

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Added by Richard Holland on May 21, 2015 at 5:30am — 2 Comments


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Top 4 Questions to Ask While Selecting Your Driving Instructor

Are you planning to learn driving? It is quite an essential thing if you have a car. Or even if you are planning to get one.

So, how do you plan to learn driving?

One thing that you can do is go for a school that offers driving lessons. But there’s something more interesting as well. You can…

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Added by Allan Lloyd on May 20, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Why Do Millions of Small Businesses Do Local SEO Wrong

Why Do Millions of Small Businesses Do Local SEO Wrong

Local SEO can be a challenge for most small business owners. Yet, they don’t realize that it is much easier getting ranked with proper local SEO strategies than it is trying to get a national keyword ranked. This article will give the ins…

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Added by Jon Floyd on May 20, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments


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How to Become a 5 Star Dealership Part 5: Managing Your Online Reputation

How to Become a 5 Star Dealership Part 5…

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Added by Ashley Weidner on May 20, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Dealer Currency Helps Grow Gross Revenue on Every Sale While Retaining Customers

I recently had the pleasure to work with a very innovative dealer who implemented the concept of “dealer currency” in his dealership with great success. Dealer currency allows you to eliminate cash discounts on sales (in both Variable & Fixed Ops) by instead issuing a form of “dealer dollars,” redeemable anywhere…

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Added by Mike Gorun on May 20, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

13 Never Before Shared Strategies to Sell More Cars

recently visited Copenhagen, Denmark to speak to Danish dealers on how they can sell more. This week on Think Tank Tuesday, watch the entire presentation!

  • Over an hour of exclusive strategies and dealer questions!
  • Learn from the experience of Danish car dealers.
  • Create strategies for every step of the sales…
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Added by Paul Potratz on May 19, 2015 at 2:21pm — No Comments

The Cliche of Dealer SEO and Analogies to Support it

Pulse rates are different depending on what artery you check and what method you use. Checking someone's carotid artery by hand can yield a slightly different result than taking it with a machine through the brachial artery. The same thing happens in the car business, which is why I like to talk to…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on May 19, 2015 at 12:35pm — No Comments

In Marketing, Consumers Want to Know What Is In It For Me

People aren’t watching your commercial or video because they want you to sell them your product. They’re watching because they want you to sell them a solution.

 

In the world of online marketing, oftentimes marketers forget this very basic concept. Think of it as painting pictures when selling. The idea…

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Added by Timmy D. James on May 18, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

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