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July 2019 ADM Blog Posts (46)

Selecting the Right DMS is Like a Marriage: 3 Features that Help Avoid a DMS Divorce

This is my second blog in a series about what to look for when choosing a Dealer Management System.

In my first blog article, I talked…

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Added by Veronica Dunford on July 17, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

A Tidal Wave of Change May Be on Its Way to Dealerships

Federal law currently prohibits dealerships from selling any new vehicle with an open safety recall to consumers. And now, Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal (Democrat - Connecticut) and Edward Markey (Democrat - Minnesota) have reintroduced legislation that also prohibits the sale of used cars with open safety recalls, according to…

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Added by Dan Beres on July 17, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Best Leads are in Your CRM

New leads are important, and you always want to keep the pipeline full.

 

Yet, it can cost as much as five times more to attract a new customer than to retain an existing one.

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Added by Bill Wittenmyer on July 17, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

Inovatec Systems Corp. Partners with ZestFinance to Enhance Lending Procedures

Inovatec Systems Corp., a provider of industry-leading, cloud-based software solutions for all financial institutions, and ZestFinance, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) software, today announced their strategic partnership to enhance lending procedures in the financial services industry.

Inovatec will integrate Zest Automated Machine Learning software (ZAML) into its business process management technology to help lenders immediately improve their underwriting results with…

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Added by John Sternal on July 16, 2019 at 8:55am — No Comments

A Change That Extends Your Dealership’s Reach on Facebook

Facebook recently announced a change to its algorithm that prioritizes posted comments in a manner that can be very beneficial as far as gaining more exposure to your customer’s networks.

 

According to Social Media Today,…

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Added by Paul Moran on July 16, 2019 at 7:25am — No Comments

Imagine the Future – Five Google Pieces Where the Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts--and the Next Dimension

The future is now. 

At Local Search Group we pride ourselves on knowing that, “We are the now part of a now business.” 

So, let’s take a look behind the curtain…

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Added by Jim Flint on July 16, 2019 at 6:20am — No Comments

SureSale Certified, the Gold Standard for Quality Used Vehicles and Purchase Protection, Expands to Louisville

SureSale enters the Louisville market with certified used vehicle program that offers consumers peace of mind and auto dealerships a turnkey vehicle certification program, including a free CAReport, 150-point inspection, 5-month, 5,000-mile warranty, and a 5-day exchange guarantee

Los Angeles, CA – July 15,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 15, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

This Tool Converts Leads into Clients: Now Faster and More Affordably

Imagine you have a set of videos from your most satisfied clients, talking about how much they love working with you. Imagine you can use these videos, again and again, to win over more clients than you know what to do with. Imagine that by doing this, you build deeper relationships with existing clients, and you save time and money because you outsourced all the legwork to WinWin Videos. And imagine these videos get finished faster than ever.

You’re probably…

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Added by jon nigbor on July 15, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

DealerBuilt Hires Mike theCarGuy Correra as a Client Experience Specialist

Mason City Iowa, July 15, 2019 -- DealerBuilt, a proven enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile…

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Added by Michael Trasatti on July 15, 2019 at 7:52am — No Comments

Prodigy Expands into New San Francisco Offices

The Seamless online to in-store sales platform for auto dealers enjoys sustained growth due to the addition…

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Added by Michia Rohrssen on July 15, 2019 at 7:35am — No Comments

A complete review of Mahindra XUV300 2019

Quite some time has passed since the launch of Mahindra XUV300 on the Indian roads. So it is time for the Mahindra XUV300 Review 2019. The automaker is on a roll with at least threeproducts launched in 6 months. All of these cars can be said to be passing the test of the Indian market with flying colours, the third being the XUV300. This addition is a sub-4-metre SUV which follows the same nomenclature as that of its sibling - the XUV500. The car is a part of a rapidly…

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Added by Kavya Sharma on July 15, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

Digital Ad Budget Allocation

In this video blog, Jim Flint, CEO, and Founder of Local Search Group discusses advertising spend, and various ways to allocate your budget via cost per sale thinking.…

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Added by Jim Flint on July 12, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Shifting to a Razor and Razor Blade Business Model

In the last seven years, new vehicle gross margins have declined from four percent to two percent.

If that pace continues, profit margins will be wiped out by 2025. It appears that the front-end grosses dealers enjoyed 10 or 15 years ago are never coming back.

 

F&I…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on July 12, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

CULA Makes Vehicle Leasing Seamless For Credit Unions

New 'Seamless Lease Connection' from Credit Union Leasing of America streamlines the lease management process for credit unions and enhances the member experience

SAN…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 11, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Service Marketing: To Reach Younger Drivers, Go Beyond Recommendations

Though every vehicle today comes with a recommended maintenance schedule from the manufacturer, many consumers don’t follow them.

What’s worse, some may not even know they exist! We recently surveyed 1,000 auto dealer customers and found that younger generations are less…

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Added by Jeff Giere on July 11, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

A Simple Way to Capture Additional Service Revenue

In a quick review of dealership’s websites, I find that many are almost entirely sales focused and tend to neglect the one department that brings the most significant percentage of profit… service.

Go ahead. Take a look at a few dealership websites. Service tends to be the…

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Added by Ed Barton on July 11, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Warning: BlueKeep Malware Could be as Bad as WannaCry

Dealers, do your computers still run the Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 2003 operating systems? Do you have a Windows Server 2008? Be aware that your machines are vulnerable to a new type of malware called BlueKeep that’s seeking to infect thousands of computers and could be more destructive than the WannaCry ransomware outbreak of 2017.

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Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on July 10, 2019 at 6:32am — No Comments

Mobile Phone Holders

Mobile phone holders are now more reliable than ever with iFreqs- an advanced holder for travelers who take special care of their mobile devices while on journey.

Mobile devices such as smartphones and other GPS devices are an…

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Added by Michael Dearing on July 9, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Local Search Group Digital Marketing Turns Nine

There are thousands of you reading our blogs, watching our videos, and keeping up with our activities on various platforms where we publish. 

 

I believe we all have something in common: We enjoy learning, understanding and developing…

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Added by Jim Flint on July 9, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

fusionZONE Automotive Forms New Dealer Advisory Council

Advisors from a mix of dealers and dealer groups will help shape future company processes & product development

 

Lakeland, FL, July 8, 2019 - fusionZONE Automotive, LLC today announced the formation of a dealer advisory council to gather feedback and insights directly from its dealer clients to help shape future product development based on the exact needs of its…

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Added by Ed Barton on July 8, 2019 at 7:01am — No Comments

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