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Most dealerships still make their ad buying decisions based on a traditional ROI report... The problem is, these traditional reports are little more than smoke and mirrors.
An ROI report assumes that there is a precise and (importantly) exclusive connection between a lead…
Added by Aubrey Hankins on July 14, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
Assigning leads, a core responsibility of a sales manager.
Simply put however, it can be a hassle. Lead assignment requires a great deal of time and energy by knowing the who, what, where, why, and how, for every prospect that funnels into the dealership. This will always, because of human error, have…
Editor’s Note: Repost from SEM professional Jon Miller, VP of Marketing at Marketo. Marketo is a…Continue
It took a mini-debate with a potential client to bring me to a conclusion: numbers do lie. Conventional wisdom says otherwise, but in the digital age there is a huge gap between seeing the numbers and understanding them in a meaningful way.
I should go ahead and add an addendum to the…Continue
In our travels looking at various vendors to recommend to our clients, we came across and started telling dealers about Automark Solutions. They do widgets. They do plugins.…Continue
Question: What does an Internet Representative do?
Answer: They answer email leads and make appointments.
Question: What if email leads…Continue
The more people that are shopping for a car that you can get in front of your inventory, the more cars you're going to sell. Some would say it's a bold statement. Others would say that it's pretty obvious. Depending on which side of the coin you're on, you'll either need to be convinced or you're…Continue
Create Auto-Populating Lead Forms That Use Customer Facebook…Continue
What? WHAT!?!? There have to be required fields on contact forms, right? There have been required fields on contact forms for two decades. Nothing could have changed so quickly that they have become unnecessary, right?
Actually, they're no longer necessary. In fact, they're a hindrance.…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on December 12, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments
Is there such a thing as failing profitably? In the world of lead generation, this may sound like a very dangerous idea. After all, the only real measure for a company’s continued survival is its success in …
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It's All About Conversion.
The Importance of Identifying the Anonymous Web Visitor at the ZMOT.
Website conversion is the key to all advertising, even that which doesn't take place online. Currently, retailers who previously focused their advertising efforts on TV, radio, print, and direct mail, must now also focus on…Continue
Added by David Farmer on August 9, 2013 at 12:48pm — No Comments
Something that both concerns and frustrates me is the internet secret shopper program.
It's not that I have a problem with the concept, but I find the execution to be laughable. Having experience with only a few manufacturers' secret shopper programs, I readily admit that there may…Continue
I was speaking with an Internet Sales Manager a few days ago and we were discussing the budget she managed for purchasing leads from the…Continue
Those in social media marketing as a profession realize that there are certain unknowns when it comes to the new web. We know that people are on social media. We know that they don’t want direct marketing. We also know they’d…
Added by Louie Baur on February 14, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Google’s online ventures are usually anything but under the radar. Yet recently, in what may be a game-changing play, the search engine giant quietly entered the third-party lead provider business for car dealerships.
The beta version of Google Comparison Ads for Autos (which is unofficially being referred to as “Google Cars” within the industry) was launched to very little fanfare a few weeks ago in the San…Continue
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CarChat24 will provide hosted Free Advanced Auto Dealer Chat Software for (“All Car Dealer’s NEW or Used”) after final Beta testing. Expected release in late January to early February. Hosted Advanced Chat software designed for Car Dealers FREE!
Anyone interested in this always free version should go to the appropriate URL below to register. Once we launch we will send a link to all the…Continue
I'm curious to here some feedback on the GM Lead Management Tool (GMLMT). I'll leave my opinions for later, but I'd like to know what fellow Sales Managers and Sales People think of this tool.
Ease of Use? Ability to send out quotes effeciently? Follow-up process planning? Speed? Ability to create multiple unit quotes using templates? Quality of templates supplied by GM? Ease of creating custome templates? Likelyhood to use as your primary internet lead management tool?…Continue