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How to Optimize for Voice Search

It's not enough to think about optimizing for desktop and mobile anymore. With voice search, Siri, Google Now, and Cortana are just the beginning.

By the time we reach 2020, over 50% of daily searches will be through voice searches. So how can you optimize your business and brand to get ahead of the curve? Watch this week's Hard Facts with Samantha for more info.…


Added by Paul Potratz on October 21, 2016 at 7:27am — No Comments

Just a Gimmick? Or Are Giveaways Really Needed?

Do you shy away from giveaways and win-a-prize type mailers? If you’re like most dealers, you probably do. Giveaways are frowned upon for fear of attracting customers who are more interested in winning a prize than buying a car.

Customers come into your dealership daily. When asked if they…


Added by Alexia Henson on October 20, 2016 at 6:25am — No Comments

Communicate Your Dealership's "Why" With Video

Great leaders and organizations inspire people because they are good at explaining why they do what they do. Their why gets people motivated. Their why makes people want to work for that company. Their why makes people want to buy their products.


For auto dealerships, your purpose is your “why buy” or…


Added by Timmy D. James on October 20, 2016 at 5:52am — No Comments

Know Your Customers to Beat the Buy-From-Your-Couch Trend


One of the biggest challenges facing the automotive industry is the way consumers feel about buying cars.  Their overall dispositions have changed, the reasons they purchase and lease have shifted, and the ways in which they want to buy are moving from the showroom floor to the digital world.  All these things are causing a major shift in the way dealerships must…


Added by Joey Little on October 19, 2016 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Using Content as a Sales Tool

Most companies view content marketing as a means to rank higher in search engines, establish thought leadership and engage with their audience.

Content, such as newsletters and blogs distributed via email and social media channels, enables businesses to stay top-of-mind with clients and prospects. It can be used to educate existing customers and…


Added by sara callahan on October 19, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Digital Car Buyers Mean More Showroom Traffic, Not Less

There’s a big push in our industry right now to bring as much of the car buying process online as possible. Startups are entering the space believing that consumers want this ability and automotive vendors of all sizes are creating products to facilitate that.


However, some dealers are afraid to adopt…


Added by Mike Gorun on October 18, 2016 at 6:59am — No Comments

More Data More Problem$: 3 Big Data Problems & How to Solve Them

by David Metter

“Just because it can be counted, doesn’t mean it counts,” said Tom O’Regan, CEO of Madison Logic in a recent …


Added by David Metter on October 17, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Attribution: Whose Sale Is It Anyway?

In most dealerships a dispute inevitably arises between salespeople over a sold customer. Perhaps it’s because one salesperson initially assisted the customer and a second closed the deal and delivered the vehicle while the first was off for the day. And what happens when a customer visits multiple times and perhaps a…


Added by Steve White on October 14, 2016 at 5:57am — No Comments

Manufacturers Cease Allowing Dealers to Brand Social Media Content – Huh?

I bet that title got your attention.

Imagine a world where automotive manufacturers prohibited dealerships from producing and publishing video content of any vehicles during dealership sales events. That would seem a little ridiculous, right? Social media can produce great results…


Added by sara callahan on October 12, 2016 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Lack of Time Can Be Costlier Than You Think

Working retail in the auto industry can certainly be taxing. Salespeople work 60-70 hour weeks to make a paycheck. Sales managers do so while also having to manage the sales team, create multiple reports and handle a multitude of tasks -- and the service department is just as overloaded.




Added by Mike Gorun on October 11, 2016 at 5:51am — No Comments

It's About Damn Time!

Finally. Google has recently wrapped up two new updates.

Cross-device remarketing is definitely something that has been needed for businesses.

It will now allow you to advertise your products across multiple devices.

You might be thinking, “couldn’t we do…


Added by Paul Potratz on October 7, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Employee Retention: Why Are We Going Backwards?

A recent article in Automotive News reports that the three-year employee retention rate at dealerships reached a new low, dropping by 2%.

In fact,…


Added by Mike Gorun on October 6, 2016 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Re-Engaging Employees to Win With Your Customers


You’ve know employees can cost your company a significant amount—much more than most companies want to think about paying.  But what do you stand to gain when you put in the time and effort to truly engage your employees and establish a positive culture throughout your business?


The connection your employees have with your customers is…


Added by Joey Little on October 5, 2016 at 11:39am — No Comments

Are You Going Extinct?

This industry will go extinct in 10 years. Can you guess which industry I'm talking about?

Students right now are so excited to graduate and get involved in this field, but they’re having trouble getting a job. Why? The jobs in this industry are few and far between. 

It’s such an exciting and fast-paced environment for millennials to join into. It’s something that we’re actually excited about. It’s given us…


Added by Paul Potratz on October 4, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

#JDPowerAMR -- Dealers, Register Now to Receive Discount!

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At #JDPowerAMR, you'll hear from the best and learn from the best.…


Added by Kris Rosychuk on September 29, 2016 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

The Modern Shopper Journey: It’s a Dealer Journey, Too


The modern car-shopper journey has changed.  It’s no longer about spending an entire day—or even multiple days—scouring a variety of dealerships for the right vehicle; instead, it’s about consumers doing smart research, knowing what they want, and determining who can best provide it for them.  Once shoppers have done their online detective…


Added by Joey Little on September 28, 2016 at 8:17am — No Comments

Dealers Are Asking “What Is Online Retailing, Really?”

In my many discussions with dealers, the one question that invariably comes up is “What is online retailing, really?” They’ll then begin to tell me how consumers can already buy a car online from them. They have a widget with which a consumer can get their trade value. They have an online payment calculator. Customers…


Added by Joe Orr on September 28, 2016 at 5:41am — No Comments

The Naked Truth Exposed [EXECUTIVE EDITION]: Big Data & Attribution

Big Data & Attribution…Who Has It & How Do We Get It?

There’s good news and bad news on this topic…but mostly good. The bad news is AutoHook’s panel of marketing experts had so many dealer-submitted…


Added by David Metter on September 27, 2016 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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Added by Paul Potratz on September 27, 2016 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Are You Ready For Cross-Device Remarketing?

Have you ever done research on your mobile device for something you really want to purchase?

Maybe you do all that research on your desktop and make the actual purchase on your mobile phone? 

This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul discusses something that Google has finally…


Added by Paul Potratz on September 27, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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