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ALBANY, N.Y. – March 18th, 2013 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems, the highest rated dealership management system (DMS) provider, announced today that it has fully integrated with CAR-Research XRM, a single-source CRM solution uniquely branded as; “XRM, Extreme CRM.” For auto dealers using either product, the integration expands the number of vendor choices, while dealers using both systems can benefit from real-time, bi-directional data delivery.
“Our Open/Mate platform makes it…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on March 18, 2013 at 8:47am — No Comments
Blogs are more influential than social networks in shaping consumers’ opinions and purchase decisions, according to Technorati’s 2013 Digital Influence Report.
Even so, brands seem to be investing more on other social channels, particularly Facebook,…
Every day in North America, millions of people utilize search engines with the intent to find answers to their implied questions, or identify solutions for their problems. Think about the last search you conducted online. Was it with the intent to find answers or solve problems? Of course it…Continue
Pound for pound, SXSW was a little disappointing this year, at least for search professionals. It's not that there wasn't plenty to do, plenty see, and plenty to hear. That's always going to happen when you're at a conference/festival…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on March 18, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
The problem is that the game has changed…Continue
This is a topic that has been covered so many times that one might wonder how it keeps popping up. The reality (from a content perspective) is that Facebook posting best practices is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s frustrating to dealers and annoying to bloggers, but at the end of the day there’s one simple…Continue
It is always important to understand the tools and opportunities that are offered to you to help expand your brand. In this instance, learning what a Facebook Promoted Post is and does for your Facebook…Continue
Added by Erin Ryan on March 16, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
When my wife and I were in the process of potty training our toddler; CORRECTION: When my wife was in the process of potty training our toddler (I liked to think of myself as the fan that cheered him on from the bleachers), we tried a million different “strategies” to get the idea of going potty to stick in his head.
This past week, I had the pleasure of attending two conferences that were completely different from one another. The week started (well, last week ended) with attending the infamous SXSW conference in…Continue
Last month, my focus for the article was on "why" today's automotive professional needs to build a personal brand. Now that I've convinced you that it's an amazing idea that will help you dominate your marketplace, I'm going to go into more detail on how to develop yourself into the…Continue
This one isn't going to make me any friends, but I believe it wholeheartedly and feel that it needs to be said...
I was asked a couple days ago by two different prominent people in the industry the following question: Can you outsource your reputation to a vendor? I’m of the opinion that with a proper definition of the term “reputation,” the short answer is, “No.”
What is “Your Reputation?”
Merriam-Webster’s Learners dictionary…Continue
There are all sorts of tips, tricks, and techniques to drive more traffic to a blog. They usually involve either paying for it in some way, improving an avenue such as through search engine optimization, or building subscribers. The reality is this – all of these things take time. What doesn’t take time other than the effort that is required to make it…Continue
Written By: Russell Grant
From speakers at NADA workshops to automotive manufacturers in trade publications to vendor product advertisements online, everyone is talking about how big data is changing the future of marketing in our industry. But most of the GMs I talk to aren’t nearly as concerned with the marketplace and the direction it’s taking, as they are with their business and where it’s going. They want to know two things—how can big data save me money and how can it sell more…Continue
Added by Garry House on March 14, 2013 at 2:44pm — No Comments
Reports surfaced yesterday that Henry Fisker stepped down, citing disagreements "with the Fisker Automotive executive…Continue
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There’s something that is often missing in marketing and it’s even harder to find when you put the words “social media” in front of “marketing”. It’s God.
It is politically correct to keep religion away from business. We are part of the all-inclusive society where differences are ignored and disagreements are…Continue
AUTO LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS INCREASE IN JANUARY
National car lease marketplace Swapalease.com reports its latest lease customer credit approval information, with positive trends continuing into 2013. According to U.S. Bank data, January credit approvals on Swapalease.com were 23.1% higher compared with the…
Added by John Sternal on March 14, 2013 at 6:31am — No Comments
The focus of your digital strategy should be on driving the maximum number of clicks to your web site. Is that statement Fact of Fiction? Watch this week's Think Tank Tuesday and find out.
Added by Paul Potratz on March 14, 2013 at 5:59am — No Comments
A few months ago, we wrote about how Yelp is cracking down on paid reviews (check it out here) and that they were increasing their filtering service to try to deter companies from producing fake reviews. Now, along with the help of Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, chatmeter would like to give some tips and advice on responding correctly to reviews. Responding to reviews can be an extremely helpful tactic…Continue
Added by chatmeter on March 13, 2013 at 11:31am — No Comments