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May 2019 ADM Blog Posts (51)

Selling F&I Products On Alternate Fuel Vehicles? Here’s What To Know

Current estimates put roughly one million electric vehicles on the road in the U.S. today. According to media reports, this milestone was achieved just a few months ago. Proponents of the technology agree that this is a small number, compared to the more than…

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Added by John Sternal on May 31, 2019 at 10:19am — No Comments

Google's GMB and MCC Connect

In this video, Jim Flint, CEO, and Founder of Local Search Group advises the Google is more likely to intelligently compile data including In-Store Visits information when you connect the dots of Google's GMB and MCC via a common log-in.

Added by Jim Flint on May 31, 2019 at 7:41am — No Comments

4 Tips for Creating Engaging Social Media Content

Most businesses nowadays understand that having a social media presence is imperative for the best exposure to their target audience. However, many dealerships start and stop and are very inconsistent. Perhaps that is because of time. Or, maybe it's because they don't know what to post – which can be a common problem. A problem shared by one of the most…

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Added by Paul Moran on May 30, 2019 at 7:22am — No Comments

Coupons: What to Consider

Price is often a major factor in the purchase of any service or product. But it’s important to separate perceived price and received value. For example, $5 for a bottle of water might seem expensive, but that’s a deal if you’re walking through a desert. And there’s nothing blatantly wrong with paying more for quality (or perceived quality)––just look at…

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Added by Stephen Coambes on May 30, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments

Here’s How 6 Smart Brands Use Technology to Boost Their Content Marketing

Consumers own the world of marketing. And here is why:

  • They won’t be persuaded by “hard sells” anymore – they are too savvy to trust those ads. They trust fellow consumers instead.
  • They want to trust the brands they patronize, and this means they demand connections and relationships.
  • They are on mobile devices more than desktops and they want content to be delivered to them via these devices
  • They are tech savvy,…
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Added by Eric Lum on May 30, 2019 at 4:21am — No Comments

Motor Information Systems Releases New White Paper That Shows How To Create More OE Parts Demand

Data Providers Can Help Expand Opportunities for Mechanical Wholesale

& Collision Wholesale Programs

MOTOR Information Systems, one of the…

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Added by John Sternal on May 29, 2019 at 8:29am — No Comments


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Increase Lease Penetration Rates to Combat Shrinking Profit Margins

As profit margins continue to shrink on new vehicles, what’s your strategy to make up some of that lost profit? I’ve talked with dealers who are pushing more extras like extended warranties, buying more leads or hiring more staff. But we all know that in this type of market, trying to stay competitive can be a race to the bottom and additional expenses don’t always equal results. 

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Added by Billy Reynolds on May 29, 2019 at 7:48am — No Comments


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Investing in the automotive sector – what should you know

Despite occasional industrial slowdowns, the automotive industry still remains one of the most appealing to invest in. If you have currently considered exploring the market, but aren’t exactly sure what to expect, or how to proceed and you want to follow the right actions here, receiving a few insights could clarify things for you. What should you exactly…

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Added by Cynthia Madison on May 29, 2019 at 7:15am — No Comments

Mainstream Cars, Crossovers, and Pickups Retain Strength

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. Click here to download the full report.

This week’s Market Insights Report…

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Added by Black Book on May 29, 2019 at 7:02am — No Comments

What should a Brand Do to Grow Consistently?

People often make the mistake of only making a simple marketing plan for Brisbane businesses. But what they do not understand is that even hiring the digital marketing service in Brisbane would only help them if they have a clear strategy for…

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Added by Pankaj Sharma on May 29, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

Four Differences Between Digital & Operational Marketing Agencies

As a digital marketing agency in the era of Big Data, we use technology to drive more meaningful outcomes for our clients.

Local Search Group is absolutely a Digital Marketing Agency, but we like to think of ourselves as an…

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Added by Jim Flint on May 28, 2019 at 7:02am — No Comments

Former Creative Digital Marketing Director for the Douglas Auto Group currently seeking opportunities.

I am the Former Creative Digital Marketing Director for the Douglas Auto Group currently seeking opportunities. I reside in New Jersey -

*You can view my resume at;…

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Added by Ken Beam on May 28, 2019 at 5:52am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Honored with the 2019 Economic Winner Award by the Center for Economic Growth

Albany, NY – May 28, 2018​ – The Center for Economic Growth (CEG)'s Tech Awards selection committee has chosen Auto/Mate Dealership Systems as the recipient of the 2019 Economic Winner Award. The CEG's Annual Tech Awards celebrate and honor the most innovative and inspiring companies in New York's Capital Region, as well as individuals whose pioneering and entrepreneurial successes better the community by strengthening its workforce and creating new jobs and…

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Added by Mike Esposito on May 28, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

No One Plans to Fail

As the old adage goes, no one plans to fail, they just fail to plan. This could not be more true when it comes to service marketing budgets in dealerships.

 

As new vehicle sales and gross margins decline, it's natural to look for ways to cut expenses. But I've never understood the logic behind cutting service marketing…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 24, 2019 at 7:38am — No Comments

Can Vendor Partners Predict Sales?

Let's talk about vendor partners and their ability to predict sales.

Added by Jim Flint on May 24, 2019 at 5:46am — No Comments

Customer Experience Transformation and Your Dealership

A recent Google search for “customer experience” produced around 1.49 billion results. And refining the search…

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Added by Dean Martin on May 23, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Integrates DMS with MacroFile Electronic Document Management System

Albany, N.Y. – May 22, 2019 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today it has successfully completed all dealership management system (DMS) integrations with MacroFile, Macrosmith's electronic document management system. The integration helps speed auto dealers' transition to a paperless environment, improves productivity and streamlines workflow.

 

"The ability to instantly retrieve information allows employees to quickly answer inquiries from partners and…

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Added by Mike Esposito on May 22, 2019 at 7:20am — No Comments

Do Stitched Photo Videos Provide Value, or are they Outdated Technology?

Stitched photo videos have been around awhile. I’ve had many people ask me lately if they are still relevant, do consumers really watch them, and why dealers should have them when they already have a large number of photos and vehicle description on the VDP. My response is to remove personal opinions out of the equation and let the “data” do the…

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Added by Timmy D. James on May 22, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Blogger’s Nightmare: Wordpress Mistakes to Avoid for Newbie Bloggers!

As a new Wordpress blogger, if you ever felt that a few of your excellent posts did not generate as much traffic as it should have been, maybe there is a loophole in your work. Many a time, a blogger sets up his Wordpress account with confidence.

He previously might have done blogging, and hence, has a definitive idea of what to post. However, sometimes, bloggers end up making certain blunders, which probably they aren’t aware of.

Today, this article will shed some light on the…

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Added by Subhodip Das on May 22, 2019 at 4:22am — No Comments

Stable Market Except for Luxury Vehicles

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. Click here to download the full report.

This week’s Market Insights Report…

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Added by Black Book on May 21, 2019 at 9:09am — No Comments

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