ADM serves Car Dealers, Automotive Marketing Pros and Internet Sales Managers
From Lyndhurst, New Jersey, one family owned independent auto dealership is demonstrating true leadership in demonstrating how a customer-centric focus empowers them to cross the digital divide.
Since opening their doors, Amaral Auto Sales has always been committed to their customers. But what used to spread via word of mouth now travels at the speed of light over the internet in the form of online reviews.
Don’t Let Others Tell Your…Continue
Over the last couple of months, I've been researching reputation management companies in and out of the automotive industry. On one hand, I found a couple of shining stars that stood out from the competition. On the other hand, they were only the best but were still missing the boat when…Continue
Online reputation has been a hot topic for a couple of years now. As solutions continue to emerge and the business of reputation management as a service expands, there's a dangerous trend that should be addressed.
Reputation management isn't about sending an email. It's not about filtering…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on December 20, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments
There's a rule when it comes to handling complaints and bad reviews on social media. The same rule applies for compliments and good reviews, but those are easy. Handling the complaints can be challenging and you may not want to do it, but as a rule you must reply to everyone who…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on November 18, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments
There’s a misconception that has been permeating across many industries over the past couple of years. It’s the thought that “reputation management” is about getting positive reviews on sites like Yelp, Google+, and Merchant Circle. While that’s a portion of it in theory, the practice of it has turned into a huge monster that is…Continue
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…Continue
|by Josh Escusa, Reputation Management Specialist…|
I recently read a posting someone made referring to an article at MSN Money reprinted from US NEWS entitled “5 sneaky car dealer sales tricks” they did not like saying that these types of articles confuse…Continue
Added by Bill Cosgrove on September 1, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
I'm "that guy." You know, the one who thinks that 4-stars is an amazing review coming from me, the one who hasn't rated anything a 10 out of 10 since my wife's Mediterranean pasta, the guy who wonders why his kid only got an "A" and not an "A+" on a test. There are more of us out there than you think, but there's a benefit to what I…Continue
Have you ever found yourself up late at night watching a movie that has been edited for content?
Some dubs are better than others, but it doesn't take a lip reader to know that "Yippee Kay Yeah, Mr. Falcon" may not have been in the original script of Die Hard. Here is another classic from Snakes on a Plane:
When responding to a negative review…Continue
Take a look at those familiar little icons in the top right corner of the screenshot above. Four of the primary social media sites’ logos adorn a prominent position on the homepage. It’s not an uncommon sight. Some put them at the top. Other put them at the bottom. Some make them large and prominent. Others make them small and subtle. One way or another, most dealerships put…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on May 21, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
Over the past several months, we’ve been doing a ton of research in the automotive industry about how dealers perceive social media marketing. It’s something that has both thrilled and alarmed us because the results have been greatly mixed. On one hand, many dealers are starting to realize that social media is more than just a fluffy form of marketing that has not demonstrable ROI, a…Continue
There has been a promising trend in the automotive industry over the last couple of years. Dealers are starting to pay a good amount of attention to their online reputation, something that simply wasn’t a priority not too long ago. Today, it’s at the top of mind for most dealers. The only challenge is that many are taking action towards improving their reviews on sites like Yelp, Google, and…Continue
Added by Richard Valenta on May 10, 2013 at 8:54pm — No Comments
In the year 2000, I said, "I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet." to the dealership I was leaving.
I was talking about the Internet.
Authenticity = Customer Loyalty
Do you feel that the Internet has destroyed customer loyalty? Many dealers do.
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
The DealerRater handle on Twitter was alerted to a blog post by Randy Gage yesterday afternoon:Continue