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You’ve spent time and money creating an app for your dealership, but it won’t do any good if no one downloads it. Follow these three steps and learn how to spread the word on your mobile app and get …

You’ve spent time and money creating an app for your dealership, but it won’t do any good if no one downloads it. Follow these three steps and learn how to spread the word on your mobile app and get the results you need!

Step 1: Start the process!

One of the most important things you can do after your new app launches is to…

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Added by Kathleen Perley on July 20, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Top Blogs and News for Auto Dealers: July 16 - 20

The most trusted name in live chat brings the top ten blogs and auto news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and automotive stories from around the globe. In this weekly edition – a dealership wedding, Dodge changes cars forever, and the most liked…

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Added by Stephen Jackson on July 20, 2012 at 6:42am — No Comments


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The Dangerous Duality of Social Media

It’s a powerful tool, one that can truly further your business and bring in customers, but it can hurt you just as quickly. Like any tool, in and of itself, it can only take you so far; it performs based on the skill of its user. That’s why its crucial that you make sure you have the right people in…

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Added by Timothy Martell on July 20, 2012 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Who's Fault is it?

Customer:

"We'd like to cancel our agreement because your stuff doesn't work! It doesn't do half of the stuff that we need and we don't get any support from you."

Vendor:

"I'm sorry to hear this from you. I understand all the things that you are trying to do, and we do all that and much more. In fact, our records indicate that we have reached out to…

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Added by Todd Katcher on July 19, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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NJ Mini Cooper | Awesome Deal! 2011 Mini Cooper! | New Jersey Mini Cooper Special | NJ Mini Cooper Microsite



**Wow!~ Now this is a Deal!~~
**Crank up your speakers, click this link to get the details, see more pics & watch a Video;…
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Added by Ken Beam on July 19, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments


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Why Selling Cars Isn't Your "Thing"

I know what you're thinking – who does this guy think he is? How does he know what my “thing” is. Good – I have your attention.

I find it absolutely fascinating just how many dealerships I've walked into over the past couple of months and found, you ready for this? Silence. No customers on the lot, sales people hanging out around reception, flirting, cracking jokes, texting and the list goes on. Everything opposite of what should be happening is happening.

I…

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Added by Michael Cirillo on July 19, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments


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Conveniently Inconvenient and Pissed

I can give you a very easy way to sort yourself inside the national dealer body between those who “get” the modern customer and those who do not:  If you think staying open until 9pm six or seven days a week makes you sales, you do NOT get it.

Texas Direct Auto, # 1 Used Car dealer in the USA, makes $500million in…

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Added by Keith Shetterly on July 19, 2012 at 9:30am — 14 Comments

Related Search: A Google Goldmine for Keyword Inspiration

Got “optimization block”? It happens to the best of us. However, since we now know the average modern car-shopper shops at least eight dealer websites, it’s more important than ever to make sure your website shows up early in their search and doesn’t get lost in the shuffle.

So what do you do when you’re fresh out of killer keyword combos? As Picasso said, good artists copy, great artists steal. Believe it or not this strategy can be…

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Added by Greg Bem on July 19, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments


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Engaging on Twitter the Right Way!

Fellow Tweeps! Are you using tired of using Twitter and not seeing the engagement you would like? I’ve found some statistics to help you! Between December 11, 2011 and February 23, 2012, Buddy Media analyzed user engagement on more than 320 Twitter handles of the world's largest brands to determine what works and what doesn't.  Read…

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Added by Ketty Colom on July 19, 2012 at 6:19am — No Comments


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Google Kills Analytics v4 And Makes v5 Now Manditory

Can you believe that it’s been a year since Google announced the new Google Analytics? Before now you didn’t have to make the transition if you didn’t want to but now, a year later, Google is killing version 4 and version 5 will be the only option. The link back to “Old Version - Reporting” has been…

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Added by Timothy Martell on July 19, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments


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FCE Is Proud To Produce AutoCon 2012

The ADM community at large may not know me personally, but I am the Managing Director of First Class Educators.  My company has partnered with Ralph Paglia, Chris Saraceno, and Mike Myers to produce AutoCon 2012.

 

If you have…

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Added by Carrie Hemphill on July 18, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment


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Why does upper management think social media marketing is not important?

It all starts at the top, the decision makers, the shot callers, the check signers. Recent study shows that these managers, presidents and CEO's don't engage in social media leading to the non-understanding of why it is important.

Using the Fortune 500 list the following was discovered;…

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Added by Joey Little on July 18, 2012 at 12:59pm — 1 Comment


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People Chess!

There’s a real human talent in arranging the right pressures (positive and negative), at the right time, on to the right people, to get a desired result.  It’s a hallmark of effective leadership, in fact, and the name “People Chess” is an easy way to summarize this talent.   And we all know its uses in relationships of…

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Added by Keith Shetterly on July 18, 2012 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Can Facebook & Social Media Help GM Sell more Vehicles

On May 22, 2012 I wrote a blog asking the public if GM made a wise choice dropping its 10 million dollar advertising spend from Facebook.  (For theentire blog visit: http://deliverymaxx.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/did-gm-make-a-wise-decision-dropping-facebook-as-an-advertising-medium/ )  My position then as it is now is that GM and many automotive dealerships are…

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Added by James Schaefer on July 18, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments


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Smart-Targeted Campaigns VS Email Blasts

Standard one-and-done campaigns that blast an email or eNewsletter out to your database monthly can generate leads, but without behavior-driven targeting, a few leads each month is as far as it goes. Smart-targeted campaigns build on an initial email blast to touch your customers continuously with…

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Added by Amanda Meuwissen on July 18, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments


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DrivingSales 2012 Best Idea Award: Call for Entries Now Open

Prizes totaling $10,000 to be awarded to the auto dealers who develop the most innovative strategies in 2012

 

Salt Lake City, Utah – July 18, 2012DrivingSales  today announced the call for entries for the 2012 DrivingSales Best Idea Contest which recognizes the most innovative auto dealership strategies of…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 18, 2012 at 7:03am — No Comments


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DrivingSales Wins Innovation and Outstanding Company Awards

Company receives UVEF Top 25 Under Five Award for second year in a row; wins Silver Stevie® Award for Innovative Company of the Year in 2012 American Business Awards SM

 

Salt Lake City, Utah – July 18, 2012DrivingSales today announced that it has received two prestigious business awards: a 2012 “Top 25 Under Five” award from the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 18, 2012 at 7:02am — No Comments


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Anyone out there creating cool Microsites for their Pre-Owned Inventory??? Check it out

***Take a gander at this cool little Microsite that I whipped up yesterday;

http://www.nj-mercedes-e350-4matic.info/

**A cool way to Geo-Target specific used vehicles!~ (And a Cheap way!)

Sooooooooooooooooooo there`s your Digital Marketing tid-bit ala Ken for the…

Added by Ken Beam on July 18, 2012 at 6:51am — No Comments

Strathcom Media Chooses ActivEngage Live Chat



Orlando, Fla – Strathcom Media, Inc., a leading online automotive solutions provider, has selected ActivEngage, Inc. as their preferred provider of automotive live chat and business intelligence. As one of the largest automotive marketing companies in…

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Added by Stephen Jackson on July 18, 2012 at 6:32am — No Comments


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Engage on Facebook the Right Way!

The Automotive Industry has been posting and engaging on Facebook on the wrong days at the wrong time. According to Buddy Media, the automotive industry should be posting on Facebook on Sundays stating, “Engagement rates spike significantly for Posts made on Sunday, but the automotive industry is slow to capitalize on this trend, with less than 8% of all posts being made on this day.”

Don’t get discouraged dealers! I’m here to tell you how…

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Added by Ketty Colom on July 18, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

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