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Added by Danny Benites on August 20, 2014 at 10:17am — No Comments
|by James Fabin, Sr. Product Marketing Manager|
Over the last two years we've been hearing more and more about the importance of watching VIN activity. The proof is out there – the more activity a vehicle receives, the faster it moves off your…Continue
Added by Scott Parrott on August 20, 2014 at 8:44am — No Comments
According to Brett Relander from Entrepreneur Magazine, over the past couple of years, mobile marketing has emerged as the game-changer for businesses and consumers around the world. Key indicators point to mobile marketing emerging as the dominant form of marketing in the very near future.
Added by Elena Ciccotelli on August 20, 2014 at 7:43am — No Comments
AutoTrader releases groundbreaking statistics on the future of the automotive shopping experience.
Millennials have the pedal to the mobile metal and are shaking up the automotive…Continue
Added by Josh Knutson on August 20, 2014 at 6:38am — No Comments
More than 37 million vehicles have been recalled so far in 2014. Will these recalls have an adverse impact to lender portfolios? I’d like to see if you have time to review new research from Black Book Lender Solutions that takes a closer look at what lenders might expect. Click here to download the report.
While safety has understandably been the main concern with these and most…Continue
Added by Black Book on August 20, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Honda City, ever since it made its debut in India, has been the undisputed leader in its segment. However, during the past couple of years, the City began to take a beating – its competitors suddenly edged past the City and the makers were forced to find ways to keep it going. It was around this time that the Honda introduced their sub-compact sedan, Amaze, in India. This car received unprecedented bookings on the launch and it prompted the makers to revamp the City and introduce the all-new…Continue
Added by Jessie Carolyn on August 20, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
Daytona Beach, FL – August 19, 2014 –DMEautomotive (DMEa) today released new research proving that mobile app users become more frequent visitors to a dealership’s service department after they download the app. The study…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on August 19, 2014 at 8:28am — No Comments
Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals during the month of July were 81.0%, the highest monthly level of the year and reversing a trend that saw continuous decline since January largely due to an increase in the number of SubPrime credit applicants.
Despite the high marks in July, Swapalease.com attributes the growing number of credit declines in 2014 to a rising number of car lease shoppers with SubPrime credit profiles seeking…
Added by John Sternal on August 19, 2014 at 8:22am — No Comments
Chances are you've heard of digital marketing. You may use it in your current marketing strategy. But are you really ahead of the curve? Is your dealership actively engaging shoppers who have visited your website? There's a cutting-edge tool now…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on August 19, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments
Last week, AutoTrader.com released a study revealing that social media hasn’t impacted millennials’ car buying process...
While this may sound discouraging for dealerships, ruling out…Continue
Welcome to this week’s edition of Beggs on the Used Car Market, with insights from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. We trust each of you had a busy and profitable week. Our team of editors, analysts and survey personnel were on the lanes and online gathering market data and studying loads of actual transactions, while reporting the current market.
By the end of the week the summaries of data showed us a…Continue
Added by Black Book on August 19, 2014 at 6:01am — No Comments
Ever since the first car dealership opened, dealers have understood the emotional impact of “the walkaround.” As consumers move through the buying cycle, they get to a point where they don’t just want, but need to experience a vehicle that they are interested in. In the past, most consumers would visit the dealership…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on August 19, 2014 at 5:46am — No Comments
Every day, they would tackle many different tasks - from taking and making phone calls, emailing prospects, making walkaround videos, attending to customers on the…Continue
Added by Rebecca Kon on August 18, 2014 at 1:43pm — No Comments
As we mentioned in our most recent blog post, the deployment of a first-party framework nearly guarantees an incremental 15% increase in conversion and attribution. Quite often the gain is nearer 30%.
So then, we wonder, what keeps the masses tied to the practice of third-party advertising, where the incremental increase is measured in single digit percentages…
Added by mike lesinski on August 18, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments
When social media started picking up steam in the automotive industry in 2008, the idea was that since more people were getting social and communicating on these public arenas, it would be a great medium through which to get more customers. Fast forward to today and we’ve found that it can be more…Continue
Added by Jim Jabaay on August 18, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments
A recent article on the Huffington Post asked why consumers are still buying GM vehicles despite all of the recent recalls. There’s no question that there are many concerned owners of GM…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on August 18, 2014 at 5:57am — No Comments
Urbandale, IA--August 18th, 2014--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com), the industry's leading video marketing provider, today introduced the first video marketing platform for auto dealers that automates the video production process, increases organic SEO rankings, increases conversion rates and generates more leads to the dealership. With the addition of several recent and planned product roll-outs, Flick Fusion is also the industry's only…Continue
Added by Brian Cox on August 18, 2014 at 5:44am — No Comments
One of my biggest complaints about some vendors in our industry is that they make reputation management seem like it requires extremely specialized talents in order to make it work for car dealers. They would have you believe that you cannot manage, monitor, or influence your own reputation and…Continue
You may not know the name Marina Usaceva, but the Johal family certainly do – her driving actions took the life of their son.
Sukhdeep Singh Johal died after Usaceva smashed her Jaguar into the back of his car in 2013. Police enquiries revealed she had used not one, but two mobile phones, shortly before the fatal accident. The 31-year-old was jailed for six years following the carnage, and the court heard this was the third time she had been caught using her phone behind the…Continue
Added by Jessie Carolyn on August 17, 2014 at 12:56am — No Comments