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|by Colleen Harris, SEO Specialist|
Yes, we mean this latest change from Google is all goodness for your business listings. Remember when you’d search for your dealership on Google, only to have old, outdated or even the wrong photos show up in the …Continue
Added by CDK Global on March 3, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Automotive News recently carried a story about a lawsuit filed by Subaru of America against one of their franchisees. The lawsuit accuses a Southern California dealership of falsifying 224 CSI surveys in an…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on February 19, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
Most executives believe that providing an excellent customer experience will increase customer loyalty. Many companies are known for it and stand out as examples of how to win business and loyalty – Nordstrom, Zappos and Apple come to mind. While providing an excellent customer experience is certainly more likely to…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on January 29, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
I was thinking this morning about how rockets and Fixed Operations Customer Management are related. With all the news about the different companies striving to become the next NASA, it reminded me that we are all in a "Space Race" even though I know that the two subjects seem completely unrelated and are not even in the same Encyclopedia volume.
And I submit for your consideration that driving a rocket into space and good Customer Service…Continue
Added by Leonard Buchholz on December 9, 2014 at 1:26pm — No Comments
Starbucks recently announced plans to roll out a delivery service in some key major markets. This follows on the heels of an initiative which allows customers to place their drink orders via smartphones, so as to minimize wait…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on November 28, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
Content marketing, in general, can provide many valuable benefits. It can help create and maintain a brand presence; assist in search engine optimization; and position executives as thought leaders. It can also serve as a valuable source of information for both customers and potential customers.
Added by sara callahan on November 25, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
Regardless of how hard you work to ensure that your customers have an excellent experience, mistakes happen. No doubt you’ve had customers complain about something – it took too long for their vehicle to be serviced, there was a miscommunication in pricing during the sale, or a general failure to deliver on promises…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on November 20, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
A couple generations ago, if you didn’t carry cash on your person, perhaps a personal check was accepted at your favorite store. Then credit cards became an option, followed quickly by debit cards. And now, with technology changing seemingly overnight, two new payment options are becoming available to…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on November 7, 2014 at 12:49pm — No Comments
Competition in business is usually a good thing. Sure, we’d all like to have the market cornered, but without a little competition we would perhaps never figure out ways to improve our products or services and keep our customers coming back.
In an interesting…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on October 31, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
While I love to be active myself, I certainly could not call myself a big fan of watching and keeping up with sports. It seems, however, that you cannot turn on a television, read a newspaper or use any social media recently without hearing about continuous misdeeds and wrongdoings of NFL players. I’m sure that…Continue
Added by sara callahan on October 22, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
There are many stories of young kids or teens starting successful businesses. And there are as well the simple stories of kids mowing lawns or washing cars to earn extra money while their friends are out playing. A similar story gained…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on September 15, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
The most effective marketing strategy in the world can be rendered ineffective in a day by an algorithm change. Or your thriving Facebook page could become a ghost town due to the monetization of Facebook. The only constant in the world is people’s…Continue
It’s unfortunate that so many members of the automotive industry when approached with a genuine request to be of assistance, are prone to wondering “ What do you want from me?” or “What are you selling?” I blame the all too common and frequent hidden agendas that often occur in B2B and B2C interactions.
We already understand that a single loyal…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on July 14, 2014 at 10:04am — No Comments
Just like any business, I have potential clients that I reach out to in an effort to see whether my services are a good fit. Recently, a potential client, who I had been talking to but hadn’t heard from in a little bit, suddenly “liked” one of my posts on my personal Facebook profile. While this does happen occasionally, I…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on May 21, 2014 at 9:19am — No Comments
It’s been widely reported by social media experts that organic reach for Facebook pages has plummeted in the past 6 months; from as high as 15%, to the current 1-2%. As a public company, Facebook has a need to appease its shareholders by monetizing its platform as much as possible.…Continue
A recent interview with former Apple VP of Worldwide Marketing, Allison Johnson, offered up some interesting insights into the legendary businessman Steve Jobs.
In her interview, she explained how the two words that Jobs hated most…Continue
Thanks to social media, the leaders of companies are often much more exposed than ever before. Not everybody uses social media regularly, especially business leaders who are too busy, too out of touch, or both. Those who are active on social media while running a company need to be sure their profile…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on January 13, 2014 at 3:20am — No Comments
In the B2B world, we’re seeing a shift in importance and shopping behaviors by business buyers. What’s interesting is that business buyers are starting to behave more like consumers when making business purchase decisions. A…Continue
In my sessions at conferences, I discuss the importance of measuring and holding employees accountable. Doing this consistently allows you to identify your top performers, check for consistency across areas of responsibility and identify employees and/or processes that may need…Continue