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I peruse more articles per day than I can count in my efforts to remain on the cutting edge of strategy, social network management and online marketing. Recently, I found that one common, underlying theme to so many of these "tips and tricks," as they're often packaged, was actually a part of human nature; the perpetual assessment of "why."
The question of "why" isn't necessarily out of greed or selfishness, it's our brains' natural way of making choices - professional, personal,…Continue
Added by Camille Forte on January 27, 2012 at 6:39am — No Comments
In today’s era, world has become globally aware on account of latest technology and customer support software. Every business is actively participating in transforming the technology of their work place to boost up their present sales and marketing efforts effectively and efficiently. The competition in business world is rising day by day, and to hammer the competition with great customer support software…Continue
Added by Jeniffer Maben on January 26, 2012 at 11:11pm — No Comments
Added by Ken Beam on January 26, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments
In doing my 2011 review, I came across some amazing sourcing statistics for our group. We sold a huge number of vehicles with the following sources:
Does anyone really think a customer is actually a walk-in? Are customers driving the streets of America and suddenly overcome with the desire to pop in to a car dealership and buy a new vehicle? In the…Continue
This Automotive Zero Moment of Truth Infographic is a great discussion piece to have with your dealership team about how the car shopping eco-system is working today.
Stimulus investments (Radio, TV, and Newspaper) for a majority of consumers do NOT create a direct beeline to the dealership (FMOT).…Continue
ADM prides itself in being the go to social network for the auto industry. We have a rich history of providing great information for the great price of absolutely nothing. How do we do it? We do it because we have great members such as yourself that are willing to share, answer questions and help others in our…Continue
Of course, the action all sales associates thrive on is, indeed, in the front of the store. After…Continue
While (I hope) most dealership websites won’t be affected by this, Google has recently announced they will begin penalizing websites that have too many ads at the top. It's being called the "page layout algorithm" and affects sites that "don't have much content 'above-the-fold'", according to Google's Inside Search blog.…Continue
Prepaid Maintenance Plans (PPMs) have traditionally been used as a customer retention tool by dealers, and rightfully so. Paying up front for services is a guaranteed way to get customers back into the service lane. But the pricing and structure of many PPMs administered by third parties did not make the plans very profitable for the dealerships, and even more important, for the customers.
The new generation of self-administered, self-managed PPM plans offer many benefits…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on January 24, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments
More than 100 dealers per month added since Mid-September.
Contact At Once! (www.autodealerchat.com), the leading dealer chat provider to the automotive industry, and Kia Motors America (KMA) (www.kia.com) today announced the achievement of a milestone – enablement of the 500th…Continue
Added by Aaron Hassen on January 24, 2012 at 4:38am — No Comments
Well, this is my first blog posting with ADM. I joined in October 2011 before I left for Vegas, and find ADM to be a treasure trove of information. I am looking to start taking advantage of Craig's List and started talking with a couple vendors. Can I get some thoughts on who provides the best services for doing this. I appreciate everyone taking a moment to help me out.
Added by Steve Bergamo on January 23, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments
Automotive professionals planning on attending DMSC or NADA who may be looking for a career change should be aware that PCG is hiring. The upcoming Las Vegas conferences will present an ideal time to meet with the PCG team and discuss…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on January 23, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments
Let’s say that you’re an auto dealer with a successful social media aspect of your digital marketing campaign – you have tons of Facebook fans, a healthy community that provides feedback and applause, and an online presence that grows every day. But the point of any marketing endeavor is to eventually convert your fans into loyal customers, and you determine that your Facebook page just isn’t bringing in sales – despite…
Added by Stephen Jackson on January 23, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments
We discovered a great article about QR Codes replacing traditional comment cards and we have provided a link at the bottom of this post. QR Codes are now becoming a great tool for what the retail industry is calling ’At the Point of Experience’ feedback. Using a comment card or telling customers to go to a website are less productive than using mobile technology. Retailers are seeking ways to engage with their customers at the point of experience through the use of mobile technology, in…Continue
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – January 23rd, 2012 – Booth #320, NADA—Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today a 20% increase in new auto dealer clients in 2011, along with a record number of new installations. The dealership management system (DMS) provider also announced that the franchises with the highest rate of growth in switching to Auto/Mate’s DMS solution in 2011 were Ford, GM and Toyota…Continue
Added by Holly Forsberg on January 23, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments
Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 23rd, 2012 – Booth 1415, NADA—AutoUSA Internet Sales Solutions (www.autousadealers.com) announced it will feature its new product line-up at NADA in Booth #1415. The products are designed to help auto dealer Internet sales departments address their biggest challenges, including staffing issues, adhering to written processes, increased competition and more. AutoUSA recently re-positioned itself,…Continue
CarChat24 is going to have an Extended Beta with approved volunteer Beta test dealers to make sure our final version after Beta will be exactly the way our clients (Car Dealers) want it. Approved dealers who actively participate will be offered the free use of our premium chat software for up to 2 months, and may also qualify for our…Continue
The most overlooked website diagnostic software is provided free in Google Webmaster Tools (GWT). Most dealers are unaware of the wealth of information that GWT can provide regarding the health of your website.
2012 Digital Marketing Strategies Conference
The agenda for the 2012 Digital Marketing Strategies Conference (DMSC) in Las Vegas is presented below. Attendees are encouraged to Fly into Las Vegas on Tuesday, January 31st. We are proud to host the 4th IMACS Poker Tournament which is a…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on January 22, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments
McLEAN, Va. (Jan. 17, 2012) – The National Automobile Dealers Association announced today the schedule for 21 press conferences at its upcoming Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, which runs Feb. 3 to 6.
Added by Ralph Paglia on January 22, 2012 at 12:19pm — No Comments