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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'Customer' (96)

From the Trenches - A Better Way to Get Reviews

 

Would you write a review for a hairstylist while he or she was cutting your hair?



It's not enough to be against something; one must offer an…

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Added by Tom Gorham on April 11, 2014 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

Would Your Customers Pay For Your Loyalty Program?

Imagine having customers so loyal that they are willing to pay you just to do business with your dealership. Do you think a customer that makes an investment in your loyalty program would be more or less likely to remain loyal to you and your brand? Three companies have successfully managed…

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Added by Mike Gorun on February 1, 2014 at 5:26am — No Comments

Dataium Settles Customer Information Use Inquiry With New Jersey Officials

Dataium Settles Customer Information Use Inquiry With New Jersey Consumer Affairs Division…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on November 25, 2013 at 2:17am — 6 Comments

BusinessRater Awards $50,000 To Homer Skelton Ford Customer

BusinessRater.com Pays $50,000 to Tennessee Resident for Writing Customer Review of Homer Skelton Ford…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on November 1, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

From the Trenches - A New Path to the Sale

 

 

The traditional PATH TO THE SALE is so ingrained in the auto business, I was hesitant to even write the words A NEW PATH TO THE SALE.  I debated whether to make it a statement or a question.  Eventually, my unwavering belief in the future overcame my attachment…

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Added by Tom Gorham on October 10, 2013 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Sales: The 3 Levels of Customer Loyalty

Before you get started reading this, let me warn you that it is about twice as long as my normal posts, over 1200 words. I got started and the words just started flowing. I hope you find this useful.

I’ve been in the car business almost 30 years now and it seems like one of the topics that never goes away is customer loyalty. Every year salespeople and…

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Added by Al Mosher on September 25, 2013 at 8:10am — 1 Comment

From the Trenches - Dare to Brand the Brand within the Brand

 

If you are a dealer or business owner, are you proud of each and every one of your employees?  Are you confident that they represent your business well and are customer service oriented?…

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Added by Tom Gorham on May 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

The Dismissed 75%

Logging ups has never been more critical to dealership success. I mean every up, not just those moved some distance along the road to the sale before they walk or buy.

 

Only ups from whom the dealership obtains name, rank and serial number have currency. Only ups the dealership can…

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Added by Patrick Kelly on May 20, 2013 at 6:40am — No Comments

From the Trenches - Authenticity = Customer Loyalty

 

Authenticity = Customer Loyalty

Do you feel that the Internet has destroyed customer loyalty? Many dealers do.

  • They don't like that the Internet gives…
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Added by Tom Gorham on April 22, 2013 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

From the NCM Institute: 5 Mistakes Dealers Make With Their Owner Marketing and How to Avoid Them By: Russell Grant

Written By: Russell Grant

One of the best things about my job is the fact that I get to talk to so many owners, GMs, dealers, sales managers and service directors about their dealership’s owner marketing strategy. Or, in some cases, need for one. That’s when I find my work the most rewarding, when I’m speaking with dealers who are ready to reap the benefits of developing and implementing a strong, sustainable owner marketing strategy.

Because remember, there are only three ways…

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Added by Garry House on April 16, 2013 at 7:23am — No Comments

From the NCM Institute: Twitter and the Auto Industry: How to Succeed in Social Media Marketing With Really Trying Written By: Debbie Hemley

Written By: Debbie Hemley

Twitter is a powerful social networking platform and one that has become a go-to choice for businesses of all sizes and industries.

In recent months, Burger King and Jeep’s Twitter accounts were hacked and became the subject of many articles and conversations, online and off. In Jeep’s case,…

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Added by Garry House on April 2, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Is it Something I Said? 5 Communication Tips To Motivate Your Team to More Sales

Creating loyal customers starts with a loyal team. It is important that your employees feel valued and motivated on a daily basis. When your team is at its best, then you can be sure that your customers will be getting the best service.

 

Here are 5 communication tips to make sure that you and your managers are being effective communicators and motivators.…

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Added by Mike Gorun on March 26, 2013 at 6:54am — No Comments

CRM Triggered Personalized Customer Emails Outperform Bulk Email Campaigns for Car Dealers

Personalized Promotional Offers and Event/Time CRM Triggered Emails Seen Delivering Stronger Results than Mass Email Campaigns for Car Dealers and Automotive Marketers…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on March 23, 2013 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

The Transparency of Trade-Ins

When I was chatting as a Virtual Sales Associate, I had a lot of questions from potential customers in regard to trade-in vehicles. Customers are looking to know how much their trade is worth, and they do not really know the process for trading in their current vehicle or what is expected when they come in for an appraisal.…

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Added by Rebecca Kon on March 12, 2013 at 8:03am — No Comments

From the NCM Institute Blog: The Road Less Profited by: Keith Shetterly

Written by: Keith Shetterly



We talked for years in automotive retail about “The Road to the Sale,” and I’m clearly one of the many supporters of that path to sales success. However, too many of us are still on "The Road Less Profited." Why? Because we are not getting more sales (and profits!) from "The Road to Retention”!



Retention sales link the positives of variable and fixed operations together, and their teaming allows each part of the dealership to amplify the other.…

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Added by Garry House on March 12, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

From the NCM Institute Blog: Why are more customers tripping and falling at dealerships? Written By: Dennis Kane

This article was written by: Dennis Kane

 

I see an increasing trend from auto dealers: slip, trips and falls are on the rise, particularly in the service department.

This uptick can be attributed to some or all of the following factors:

  • Dealerships are simply more hazardous than previously, either due to changing weather patterns or because attention to safety has waned,

  • Dealerships are servicing a greater number of cars because more…

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Added by Garry House on February 28, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments

The Rise of Social Care

Are you incorporating social media into your customer service strategy?

If you’re not doing so yet, your customers are already doing it for you. “Customers are turning to social media for customer service, whether you want them to or not,” cautions …

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Added by Ketty Colom on February 11, 2013 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Putting the business aside, what are YOU — A Commodity or a Brand?

Do not be afraid



As human beings we have a tremendous ability to deceive ourselves.  Jesus taught in parables so that those who thought they ‘knew it all’ wouldn't understand. Within the parable of the Talents the one who hid his…

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Added by Tom 1TeamSynergy Wiegand on February 6, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments

Farmers Make More Money

Men and women who consistently put big numbers on the sales board are farmers.

No, they don’t grow organic vegetables, but they do know the value of the law of the harvest.…

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Added by Patrick Kelly on January 17, 2013 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

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