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Featured ADM Member Blog Posts – December 2014 Archive (33)

A Logical Connection Between Texting and Website Chat

When we look at texting as it pertains to the car business, it's easy to see that the mobile revolution has people letting their fingers do the talking. It's a method of communication that is becoming the primary way for millions of people in North America. How does a dealership translate this trend into lead…

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Added by Jeffery Sterns on December 31, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments


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Volvo Boldly Goes Where No One Dares Go

While most businesses analyze budgets and shift money towards digital advertising, video and branding, Volvo has taken an interesting strategy: to decrease marketing. While it isn’t planning to cease all activities, Volvo has decided that, rather than attempt to take on any rivals with bigger budgets, it will shift…

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Added by Richard Holland on December 29, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Three Cures for the 'Holiday Hangover'

For many dealers, business falls off after the first of the year as shoppers are essentially in a ‘holiday hangover’. Businesses and many buyers had to make vehicle purchases before the end of the year for tax reasons, and others have overspent or filled up credit cards. In any case, there are fewer people on the lot or shopping on…

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Added by Big Tom LaPointe on December 28, 2014 at 9:07pm — 3 Comments

Visiting (or revisiting) Chat in 2015

2014 was an incredible year for the car business. We saw sales for most brands going up, technological advancements that give even more hope for sales in the future, and shifts in the way that dealers market and sell their cars.

We've also seen something that may be going under the radar. As I've…

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Added by Jeffery Sterns on December 24, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

LinkedIn Wants Relevancy: Punishes Abusers

In yet another move by LinkedIn to create a more engaging user experience, the company has decided to penalize any users of the InMail feature that send mail that is irrelevant to the recipient.

As LinkedIn cannot read the messages, it had to formulate a…

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Added by sara callahan on December 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Evolution of Email Marketing in a Mobile World



Bill Cress, Cobalt Performance Improvement Consultant
by Bill Cress, Performance Improvement Consultant

Is Your Email Campaign Optimized for Mobile?

According to the Movable Ink US Consumer Device Preference Report: Q1 2014, as of April, 2014, 47.2% of all emails…

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Added by CDK Global on December 23, 2014 at 10:30am — 4 Comments


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4 Reasons Why Shoppers Love Using Live Chat

Automotive marketing as we know it has changed. The Internet now forces dealerships to have an online presence and build relationships with consumers in the digital world. Why? Because the modern shopper expects it.



Consumer research is no longer solely accessible via phone calls and drive-bys. Now, your prospective customers are…

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Added by Lisandra Ramos on December 23, 2014 at 7:36am — No Comments

Did We Forget Anything?

The Holiday Cheer Is On Us



The holiday season can be a stressful time a year both personally and professionally. We want to give you the opportunity to share a few laughs in an effort to help minimize some of that stress.

On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, enjoy "The 12 Days of…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 23, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Using Emotions To Excite Customers: Honda’s Brilliant Holiday Marketing

To promote their brand this holiday season, Honda is pulling out all of the stops by incorporating just about every feeling and sentiment it can into a series of commercials featuring toys. Consider their “Happy Honda Days” commercials that published around Thanksgiving. Every one of them featured a toy covering many…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 23, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Get Famous

Get Famous How To Get Major Network News Media

Citations For Authority for Your Automotive Dealership and Outsell Your Competition…

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Added by Jon Floyd on December 22, 2014 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Jim Radogna: Avoiding the Eye of Mordor in Social Media

Just like in the blockbuster series “The Lord of the Rings”, the Eye of Mordor is always open. Until now, its focus has been on larger battles and more interesting things. Then a Hobbit found a golden ring and slipped it on his finger. And the Eye started paying attention to this…

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Added by Arnold Tijerina on December 22, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments


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5 Things We Read This Week: December 14-19

Dealership reviews coming to AutoTrader, the state of the U.S. auto market, and an important new Google AdWords metric

1. AutoTrader.com Adding Dealership Reviews (Auto Remarketing)

AutoTrader will begin integrating consumer-generated ratings and reviews from DealerRater into its dealer profile pages starting this…

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Added by Paul Mirek on December 19, 2014 at 8:54am — No Comments


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Video Games: Using Employee Interests To Train

Despite the many tools available and the best of intentions, many dealerships struggle with providing ongoing professional development for their staff.

Whether it’s because of the volume of customers that need handling; lack of time; or worry about taking a…

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Added by Richard Holland on December 18, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

What Exactly Are We Selling?

Market To A Lifestyle

Each person leads a different lifestyle than the next so stop with the general ads and start getting more specific! 

Make your audience feel like you're speaking directly to them. Talk about the tough trucks on your lot and…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 16, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments


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Stop Viewing it as Reputation Management and more Like Identity Marketing

Reputation management has been around for longer than the internet. It's not new. In the past, it's been considered public relations, branding, customer service, word of mouth; the list of different components associated with old school reputation management is huge.

In the automotive industry, it's…

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Added by Peter Martin on December 15, 2014 at 10:13am — 3 Comments

Don’t Be So Serious!

A little over a month ago, a couple of employees at a car dealership in Illinois published a music video on YouTube titled “Keys In A Box,” which parodied a sketch from Saturday Night Live.

These two individuals proceeded to have a great time and showcased their dealership…

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Added by Brian Cox on December 15, 2014 at 6:30am — 4 Comments


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Did your last marketing campaign feature a dedicated landing page?

Have you ever received an email from a company, liked what that email had to say, clicked a link to a website for more information, only to be sent to a website with absolutely no relevance to what you were interested in from the email?

I know I have. After clicking around for a while, hoping to find what you’re looking for, you’ll typically give up and move on to more…

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Added by Byron Tyers on December 15, 2014 at 6:30am — 10 Comments


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WestJet: A No Holds Barred Customer Loyalty Strategy

Last year, WestJet pulled off an elaborate scheme whereby flight passengers met with a virtual Santa at the gate to share any Christmas wishes. Upon arrival, these passengers were beyond delighted to discover the very gifts they had just wished for circling the baggage carousel. The whole caper was filmed and…

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Added by Richard Holland on December 11, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments


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R.I.P Organic Reach: Now Let’s Talk About Engagement

Answers to your burning questions about Facebook’s big changes—and what you can do next 

With a single blog post, Facebook sent tremors through the marketing community in…

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Added by Paul Mirek on December 10, 2014 at 10:30am — 13 Comments


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How To: Handling The Showrooming Customer At Your Dealership – AutoMotion Webinar

Showrooming has taken over the automotive industry with mobile customers changing the way in which dealerships interact with consumers:

  • Are customers shopping your competitors right on your showroom floor?
  • Has your dealership become over-run with smart phone engaged consumers, and you…
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Added by Josh Knutson on December 10, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

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