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July 2013 ADM Blog Posts (123)


Influencer
AutoCon 2013 Scholarship Entry

Have y'all checked out the lineup for this year's AutoCon 2013?!  I don't know about you but I'm excited!

Having attended Automotive Boot Camp 2012 and AutoCon 2012 I know that this will be an event you don't want to miss.

TRUECAR is being so gracious and awarding TEN...that's right TEN! Full Ride Scholarships to AutoCon---you have a few days left to submit your application but if you can...do apply.  

I recently relocated to the Twin Cities in…

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Added by Ashley Lopez on July 31, 2013 at 5:56pm — No Comments


Influencer
How to Remove Unacceptable Yelp Reviews

I hear this question frequently from our clients and prospects; “How do we get rid of outrageous reviews that are lies, slander, defamation, or out of bounds with the guidelines of Yelp?” Answer? Submit a request for removal…

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Added by Jerry Hart on July 31, 2013 at 4:25pm — No Comments


Influencer
Real Time Analytics - Seeing for the first time!

How do you improve something you can’t see?  When a customer walks into your physical showroom you can see him peering into a car or examining rebates. However, when a customer enters your virtual showroom (your website) can you see him…

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Added by Justin DiPietro on July 31, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments

Harness The Enormous Power of Consumer Sharing

There is an enormous power out there for the using; a power that can provide exponential customer reach. This power has a force of its own and it’s completely, 100% free.  Its name is meek in its nuance, but powerful enough to pack a punch… What we are talking about is the enormous power of sharing.

Sharing is an act that binds our relationships to one another. It connects people and it’s at the fundamental core of all social media.  People share to spread the news about brands,…

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Added by Matthew on July 31, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments


Influencer
Will you be the AADA Convention’s pinball wizard?

If you were hanging out in pinball parlours in the late 60’s The Who’s Pinball Wizard will be embedded in your brain. And for three days at the Australian Automobile Dealers Association Convention (AADA) we’re giving you the opportunity to relive those arcade days and win up to $1,000 worth of FREE online advertising for your dealership or company.

From Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 September at booth number 11, Salefest will be holding daily…

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Added by charles bayer on July 30, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments


Influencer
Tired of being in a Selfish Relationship?

Is your website constantly asking for or taking information from visitors? By providing information to visitors rather than requesting information from them, you can expect to see a rise in conversions and a decrease in bounce rates. Watch this week's Think Tank Tuesday and find out how to rethink your web strategy.

Added by Paul Potratz on July 30, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Consumers Want to Use Text Messaging when Car Shopping

Text messaging has completely transformed the way we communicate today. Could it also be transforming the way we negotiate a car transaction? A growing number of people have used text message as a way to communicate and negotiate during a transaction on the Swapalease.com marketplace.

  • Car shoppers on Swapalease.com communicate with people interested in transferring out of their car lease. Executives at the marketplace believe as many as 25% of all transactions involve text…
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Added by Carroll Nguyen on July 30, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments


Influencer
VinSolutions Expands Its Audience of Mobile CRM Users with Android™

VinSolutions has announced the launch of VinMobile™ for Android. VinMobile is the company's mobile CRM application.  The newly revamped VinMobile 2.0 was released for iPhone® and iPad® devices in January of 2013 with significant updates released in March for VinMobile 2.2.  VinMobile for Android supports all of the same features that are supported by iPhone and iPad devices.

(Logo:  …

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Added by Joey Little on July 30, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments


Influencer
DrivingSales Executive Summit Announces Breakout Session Speakers and Presentations for 2013

Topics selected by dealers include strategies for CRM, digital marketing, fixed ops, hiring, creating a culture of success, selling pre-owned vehicles, leveraging ‘big data’, video and more; joins agenda that includes keynotes from global search marketing authority Danny Sullivan, Yelp and The Walt Disney Company®.  Early Bird Registration available until August 14th

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 30, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Entry Level Car Show Small Steady Changes

Here is this week's latest used car market report data from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. As we finished the final full week of July the activity took a step back from the previous two weeks. Where a couple of weeks after the Fourth of July brought an uptick to the wholesale activity, this past week the price change levels were very similar to the previous week, while the activity actually slowed back down. I had several dealers and remarketing specialists ask during the week what we were…

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Added by Carroll Nguyen on July 29, 2013 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment


Dealer
Union Co. VW Dealer offering $6,000 Off on New 2013 VW CC | Douglas VW is Union Co. NJ`s Select VW Dealer

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* Click the picture above to select your New VW CC at Douglas VW!



As Union County NJ`s Select VW Dealership we have something for everyone!



Remember...... All VWs are…

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Added by Ken Beam on July 29, 2013 at 9:45am — No Comments


Influencer
Auto/Mate Announces Participation in General Motors Dealership Technology Assistance Program

ALBANY, N.Y. – July 29th, 2013 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today it is participating in General Motors’ (GM) new Dealership Technology Assistance Program (DTAP). Auto/Mate’s dealership management system (DMS) and Customer/Mate (CRM) are both certified by GM as part of the program.

“The DTAP certification ensures that dealers using our DMS will have the functionality necessary to support seamless OEM data and…

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Added by Mike Esposito on July 29, 2013 at 9:05am — No Comments


Influencer
From The Top Down “WHERE’S THE BEEF?”

There have been a lot of postings and discussions over how best to improve a Sales Organizations performance. I personally have written many of them.



One thing that they all have in common is the need to have the right people in the right…

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Added by Bill Cosgrove on July 28, 2013 at 6:30am — 2 Comments


Influencer
The Social Animals We Humans Are

Human beings are social creatures and our lives depend on other humans. We are born unable to care for ourselves. We develop and learn about the world around us through others. Our connections to others are key not only our…

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Added by Bill Cosgrove on July 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Car Lease Payment See Slight Decline Since Last Year

Car lease prices on today’s most popular brands dropped -3.8% from year ago payment levels according to June listing data from Swapalease.com. The below data also show that people are staying in their leases at roughly the same amount of time before opting to exit their contract compared with year ago levels.

  • The Cadillac CTS saw the biggest price decline, with monthly payments dropping -39.9% compared with payments recorded a year ago. Average payments for the Cadillac CTS from…
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Added by Carroll Nguyen on July 26, 2013 at 2:06pm — No Comments

gmail STIFF ARMS your email marketing campaigns

And just like that... all your emails fall into the "promotions" box. 

That's right... the promotion box. The same box that will soon land all your email blast, your special offers, and anything else sales related that you wanted…

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Added by Martin L D'Amato on July 26, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments


Vendor
Responsive Design for 3rd Party Plug-ins

If you haven’t seen and learned about the power of Responsive Web Design, you’re missing a great new piece of digital marketing technology.  Responsive Design discards the idea of mobile websites, and instead, builds a multi-device-capable platform around a single website.

My company…

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Added by George Nenni on July 26, 2013 at 8:01am — 6 Comments


Influencer
Live chat tip: Use a proactive (pop-up) for more chats and leads

Often when a dealer is considering the benefits of adding live chat to their website they are…

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Added by Big Tom LaPointe on July 26, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments


Influencer
How Social Media is like Subliminal Messaging

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Recently, AutoTrader had Polk do a study titled, "2013 Automotive Buyer Influence Study".  As it is always good to try to keep our finger on the pulse of the buyer, I read through my copy recently and have found something that surprised me a little.

The stat in question was this, "98% of car buyers polled stated that Social Media played no role in their, or had no influence on their…

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Added by David Sharp on July 25, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments

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