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December 2016 ADM Blog Posts (98)


Dealer
Computer Driving Aids: What IS ESC, ABS and CMS?

Are you driving a newer model car? If so there's a chance that you're driving around with some pretty spiffy computer-controlled driving aids that could potentially save your life when things don't go according to plan. Here's what you need to know to ensure you get the most from your car's…

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Added by Freya Gilbert on December 30, 2016 at 1:31pm — No Comments


Dealer
Important Tips and Tricks for Car Transportation

You need to transport your vehicle from one location to another.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it? In reality, it’s anything but.
Door to door transport can be a hassle if…

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Added by Mike Davidson on December 29, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

How Do Consumers See Your Store Online?

Get your Current Online Reputation Evaluation (C.O.R.E.) Report

Enter your company name and phone at the link below and get your complimentary C.O.R.E. report. You’ll be able to instantly see exactly what customers see online about your business. It’s the first step to establishing a healthy online presence for your brand, attracting new…

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Added by Chris Snellgrove on December 28, 2016 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Reputation Marketing is the NEW Reputation Management

In the game of football, they say defense wins championships, but offense fills the seats. If you’re not filling seats you’re not selling cars. Am I right?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 20 years, most of us are aware that in business there’s…

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Added by Chris Snellgrove on December 28, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments


Vendor
Used Luxury Cars in Low Demand at This Time of the Year

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.…



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Added by Black Book on December 28, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments


Influencer
New ForeverCar™ Dealer-Branded Extended Service Contract Portal Raises Bar for Customer Satisfaction; Innovation Monetizes Old Leads to Drive New Sales, Service, and Retention

Digital Vehicle Service Contract (VSC) technology provider ForeverCar™ announced today its new dealer-branded VSC sales platform to help dealers sell protection products for buyers of older, higher mileage vehicles while helping dealers recapture “lost” VSC opportunities from prior lead…

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Added by Jim Leman on December 28, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments


Dealer
5 Digital Marketing Tips For Automotive Services

Digital marketing tips and tricks carry immense potential for local businesses such as automobile dealerships and services. References, word of mouth, free online quotes, organic search traffic to your website – all these are huge contributors towards bringing in more customers. Let’s tell you three highly focused…

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Added by Mike Davidson on December 28, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments


Influencer
Orchestrate Sales Departments

Imagine that you attend a classical music concert.

This concert has a 90 piece (90 musicians) orchestra and a conductor (the leader or guide) that communicates to the orchestra on how to play the next note(s). Now take a look at the sales department of an automobile dealership. The department has managers that…

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Added by Stan Sher on December 27, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments


Influencer
Paying It Forward

Auto dealers are well known for their huge support to local communities. Especially around the holiday season when they do many good deeds including toy drives, donations to food banks and a variety of other activities that have special meaning to those particular dealers. It’s noble not to “brag” about the great…

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Added by Mike Gorun on December 27, 2016 at 7:02am — No Comments


Dealer
Prepare for Disappearing Drivers

On-demand driver services such as Uber are on the rise. The approaching disruption of driverless vehicles shouldn’t come as a surprise, but dealers need to find a way to keep up with customers who want alternatives to owning a vehicle. It comes down to this: complacency can cause suppliers to lose touch with their…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on December 27, 2016 at 6:34am — No Comments


Influencer
Lights, Camera, Action!

So many times we talk about using video to communicate your message to your customers. But what’s the right way to make a video? 

YouTube Director will walk you through exactly what you need to do to figure out what type of video will work for you.

This…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 23, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments


Influencer
Inflatable Gorillas or Videos?

Most dealers have spent many years in the car business. They know what it takes to sell cars. They know when a customer walks onto the lot, the salesperson must give a professional presentation while being able to emotionally connect with and excite the customer into making that…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 22, 2016 at 6:05am — No Comments


Influencer
The Big Easy Survival Guide for NADA100

 

Chapter 3: What to Do What When You Get There

 

There are a few things you can do to make NADA100 a top-notch experience.  If you’ve already got a game plan and know which workshops you want to attend, then you’re ahead of the game.  If not, check out the…

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Added by Joey Little on December 21, 2016 at 10:56am — No Comments


Vendor
Sub-Compact Car and Sub-Compact Crossover Values Decline the Most

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 Black Book Market Insights report shows truck segments retaining their values better than cars. Within both categories, sub-compact vehicle values showed steeper declines compared to all other vehicles.

“Sales rates in auctions are reported as stable in most…

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Added by Black Book on December 21, 2016 at 6:35am — No Comments


Dealer
Tata Hexa SUV Sales Go Online, Book Yours for Only Rs 999

2018 Tata Hexa: Premium SUV from Indian Car Maker to Launch in January

The SUV, which is expected to take over the XUV500, and even the Toyota Fortuner, has already created a lot of buzz. A few dealerships have started taking pre-orders, many have even warned the potential buyers to be…

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Added by Justin Carlos on December 20, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments


Influencer
Instagram Live Video Feature, Snapchat Groups, & More!

This Week in Social Media

 

News for the Week of December 19

Instagram Releases Live Video for All U.S. Users

Instagram just announced they will be releasing…

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Added by Joey Little on December 20, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments


Influencer
Surprise and Delight EVERYONE, Customer or Not!

What would you do if a customer was injured at your dealership and you were at fault? I don’t mean serious injury or anything like that. Perhaps just a bump or scrape? Most businesses would apologize or, at the very least acknowledge the mishap to the customer. Perhaps send some flowers or a gift card. You certainly…

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Added by Mike Gorun on December 20, 2016 at 6:40am — No Comments


Vendor
Puttin’ On the Ritz

I was on a trip to New York and met up with a friend of mine (full disclosure: also a happy customer) Richard Hesse, the Dealer Principal at Mercedes-Benz of Nanuet. He has a simple mantra: “It's not…

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Added by Ujj Nath on December 20, 2016 at 5:46am — No Comments


Influencer
Stop Lying To Yourself About Dealership Turnover

There is a lot of talk going on about car dealership turnover.

It seems that everyone has an opinion about it but not a whole lot of solutions. I am going to do some "REAL TALK" in this post because it is time that the sugar coating stops. I have spent a great deal of time between…

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Added by Stan Sher on December 19, 2016 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments


Influencer
Kerrigan Advisors Represents Ron Tonkin Dealerships in Sale to Gee Automotive Companies

 

Tonkin is the third Top 100 Dealership Group sold by Kerrigan Advisors in the last 12 months

 

Irvine, CA, December 19, 2016 – Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the US, represented and advised the Ron Tonkin Dealerships, Portland's largest auto dealership group, in its sale to Gee Automotive Companies.  This transaction will create one of the nation’s top 50…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on December 19, 2016 at 3:59pm — No Comments

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