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Throughout the dealership industry, customer experience is evolving. With this adjustment in the market of customer satisfaction, dealerships have been put in a position of choice; adapt or be left behind. There are certain factors that have led to this, and these have dealt a major blow to many stores that refuse to take the steps necessary for customer experience survival. Whether it be the Millennial…Continue
Added by Aubrey Hankins on September 13, 2016 at 11:07am — No Comments
A dealership’s CRM, the center of the sales operations.
This sales tool has the capacity to work in tandem with the sales team to efficiently and successfully sell more cars. However, as is the case with so many dealerships, the staff and management are either misusing its…
Added by Aubrey Hankins on August 15, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
CRM integration elevates video content from marketing tool to active
and actionable lead generator
Urbandale, IA--August 8th, 2016--Flick Fusion today announced the integration of its SmartFlicks video marketing platform…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on August 8, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments
Urbandale, IA--August 1st, 2016--Flick Fusion today introduced 360VR, a groundbreaking product that allows auto dealers to create and showcase virtual reality (VR) customer engagement videos on their websites, in email marketing, on social media, in mobile ads and on third-party auto shopping sites. Flick Fusion is first-to-market with a product designed exclusively for auto dealers that will revolutionize the way auto shoppers experience walk-around…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on August 1, 2016 at 6:35am — No Comments
Sometimes it’s hard for people to find new or used cars at good prices. The cost of additional options continues to increase and even the cheapest models can set an average person back for many years. If you want to buy a car but you do not have enough money, then you can visit KCMazda where you can find the best car deals and save thousands of dollars. In addition, buyers can expect a whole range of Mazda vehicles with all the right qualities. They can expect to find the car you've always…Continue
Added by neal weaver on July 22, 2016 at 5:18am — No Comments
Urbandale, IA--July 20th, 2016--Flick Fusion announced today that it has been selected by What's Next Media, a leading video content provider for auto dealerships, as their preferred Video Marketing Provider. What's Next Media will…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on July 20, 2016 at 9:06am — No Comments
Urbandale, IA--July 5th, 2016--Flick Fusion today announced that its COO Tim James and Director of Marketing Gina Reuscher were both selected to speak at the 21st Digital Dealer Convention and Expo to be held August 8-10, 2016 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Both speaker presentations will focus on the growing…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on July 5, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments
Online visibility is a priority for all businesses. With proven results delivered quickly, marketers are increasingly realising the potential of digital marketing strategies. The automotive industry isn't far behind to catch up.
With the evolving demands of the industry, traditional methods of car sales are becoming obsolete. Making a profit on the car sales no longer relies completely on verbal skills or television commercials. Search engine optimisation is…Continue
Added by Kent Charlie on June 14, 2016 at 4:31am — No Comments
It’s the age old question of,…
Added by Larisa Bedgood on May 3, 2016 at 7:01am — No Comments
If your dealership is not already working with one of those lead-providing services that require “upfront pricing,” I'm sure you've been approached by them. Why do these services push dealerships in this direction? Because of the mistaken belief that “upfront pricing” is the only way to get consumers to walk in your dealership’s door.
Boy are they wrong.
Upfront Pricing is Bogus Pricing
We all know it’s impossible to give accurate upfront pricing.…Continue
Added by O Mayfield on February 6, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Not every dealership and buying experience is the same, so why should you settle for a homepage that is exactly like the rest? Having one that stands above the rest helps to ensure your name, brand, and business stand above the rest.
Reason number one: dealerships are…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on January 29, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments
AS A DECENT HUMAN BEING AND A PROFESSIONAL IN THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY, I THOUGHT I WOULD TAKE A MOMENT TO EXPRESS MY PERSONAL OPINIONS OF EDMUNDS.COM AND THE THINGS THEY CHOOSE TO PUBLISH ABOUT OUR INDUSTRY.
For Many Years Now Our Friends at Edmunds.com have gone out of their way to publish a series of articles on their consumer website to inform Consumers that Car Dealerships are Scum of the Earth Crooks and that We Are Criminals. At Least, That's How I…Continue
MARILLO, Texas, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The automotive industry is extremely competitive, and for that reason, it comes as no surprise that many vehicles on the market offer similar capabilities. The likeness between vehicles gives consumers more options, but it can also make the shopping process more difficult as it can be more challenging to decipher the differences, and therefore the advantages between…Continue
Added by Bradley Paschal on June 29, 2015 at 8:39am — No Comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY, N.Y. – May 18th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today it has received a Platinum award in the 2015 Auto Dealer Monthly Dealers' Choice Awards. This year marks the second time that Auto/Mate has received a top ranking in the publication's annual award program, which recognizes the industry's best product and service providers. Winners of the Dealer's Choice…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on May 18, 2015 at 7:44am — No Comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Urbandale, IA--April 6th, 2015--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com), the industry's leading video marketing provider, announced today that Tim James, Vice President of Sales with Flick Fusion, will present a "Step-by-Step Guide To Successful Video Marketing: How to Implement and Maintain a Scalable Video Marketing…Continue
ALBANY, N.Y. – March 16th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced that Dave Druzynski, Director of Human Resources at Auto/Mate, will present "Social Media in Hiring and Employment" at the upcoming Innovative Dealer Summit in Denver, CO on April 7th and 8th, 2015. In his presentation Druzynski will share the current laws and practices that impact a dealership's use of social media in the hiring process.…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on March 16, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments
I have exciting news to share with my automotive family but want to show nothing but respect for my friends at DealerOn. I have officially resigned my position with DealerOn to join Dealer Authority in 2015. My decision to leave DealerOn was very difficult for me personally. I have sold websites for Reynolds and Reynolds, ADP, Dealer.com, and TK Carsites (KPA). DealerOn by far had the best offering of any of those companies when it comes to websites. The people behind them are amazing. I…Continue
Just like in the blockbuster series “The Lord of the Rings”, the Eye of Mordor is always open. Until now, its focus has been on larger battles and more interesting things. Then a Hobbit found a golden ring and slipped it on his finger. And the Eye started paying attention to this…Continue
Added by Arnold Tijerina on December 22, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
A few months ago, myself (@michaelacirillo) and Robert Wiesman (@yourhyundaiguy) set out to create a free helpful resource for our fellow automotive professionals in the form of a podcast.
We've been so fortunate to sit down with heavy-hitters in and out of the car business. Grant Cardone,…Continue
ALBANY, N.Y. – July 28th, 2014 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com), a premier dealership management system (DMS) provider, has received a "Platinum" award in the 2014 Auto Dealer Monthly Dealers' Choice Awards. This year marks the first time that Auto/Mate was honored with a top ranking in the magazine's annual award program that recognizes the industry's best product and service providers as selected by hundreds of…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on July 28, 2014 at 6:16am — No Comments