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Most car owners are keen to preserve the good looks and the bright finish of their beloved cars for many years so that it seems as if just driven out from the showroom. They use some paint protection films and coatings right from the first day of vehicle ownership so that the paint and the gloss remain intact for a long time by withstanding the stress of constant use and weather exposure. It is the only way to…Continue
Added by Karen Anthony on July 11, 2020 at 3:49am — No Comments
Success is defined differently by different people. To some, success is having a flourishing career, money in your pocket, a place to call home and to the car of your dreams. In order to obtain the car of your dreams, you need to be able to afford it. This may not always be possible using your own savings. For this reason, you may need to get an auto loan NYC to help you cater for the cost of your car. Getting an auto loan may…Continue
Added by Fisk Automotive on February 6, 2020 at 1:00am — No Comments
Some people are living the life that they have always dreamed of while others are still working towards that goal. For instance, if you are not driving the car you have always wanted, don’t worry. You can still work towards it. The question is, do you know what is expected of you when buying a car? One thing you should…Continue
Added by Fisk Automotive on February 6, 2020 at 12:30am — No Comments
If you take downward pricing pressure at high inventory levels in the automotive industry to mean that we are in a commodity environment, then keep reading. Otherwise, stop.
Here’s how 2020 stacks up.
Most executive decision-makers…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 31, 2020 at 8:24am — No Comments
How does reputation drive gross?
When it comes to your online reputation, the good will inevitably outweigh the bad. Learn how on episode 16!
Added by Jim Flint on January 29, 2020 at 7:36am — No Comments
What is your market share telling you?
Added by Jim Flint on January 28, 2020 at 7:45am — No Comments
Step aside Detroit, Houston is on the move. With the Detroit Auto Show moving to the summer months, the Houston show now is looking to step in and up to this amazing opportunity. Tune in this week's episode as we're joined by RoShelle Salinas, the Executive VP of the Houston Automobile Dealers Association.
Added by Jim Flint on January 8, 2020 at 7:24am — No Comments
Grapevine, Texas, January 7, 2019 -- DealerBuilt, an enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile…Continue
Added by Michael Trasatti on January 7, 2020 at 6:57am — No Comments
Cash buyers are an important but often overlooked segment of customers who pose a significant risk to auto dealers and manufacturers if left unmanaged. In the first half of 2019, customers who purchased vehicles with cash accounted for 24% of all new vehicle sales. For some luxury brands, cash buyers are even more important since they can represent close to…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on December 20, 2019 at 7:02am — No Comments
In search of service revenue, dealerships turn to randomly scheduling service appointments regardless of shop capacity.
Or they take everyone that drives up. This can easily overwhelm the service department. It leaves customers frustrated and causes a LOSS in service revenue from…
Added by Dan Beres on December 12, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments
This could—more or less so – be the right time. Or now. Or turn it on now. Or off now.
Except it doesn’t work because you’re on again and off again.
Added by Jim Flint on November 22, 2019 at 8:17am — No Comments
One thing is certain. Sending out the same communications with the same messages via the same channels, again and again, isn’t a winning strategy. The goal of an ORP is to…Continue
Added by Courtney Evans on November 8, 2019 at 6:36am — No Comments
If you hadn’t heard, Google removed the Average Page Position from reporting.
As Google’s intent-based advertising platform reaches issues with “scale,” the departure does make sense. When a demand model meets its logical limit, it has to maneuver to different supply-side metrics.
What do I…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on November 8, 2019 at 6:15am — No Comments
If half of Facebook is the “Face” of the people in society then what’s the “Book” part all about? 15 years after inception we are starting to find out. The Feds and Attorney Generals are starting to throw the “Book” at Facebook. Facebook knows quite a bit about the people as the advent of privacy laws come into…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on October 31, 2019 at 2:46pm — No Comments
The internet, if not the information age, changed the sales funnel. Forever. Previously marketing goals such as Awareness or Consideration could be delivered via tactics such as Broadcast TV or Direct Mail. With the internet, you jump from top to middle to lower funnel at your…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on October 25, 2019 at 12:09pm — No Comments
For those with a tendency to make things more complicated than things really are “Keep It Simple, Stupid” served as a consistent concept that kept Advertising meetings from turning into Geek Speak aka Information Technology (IT) sessions. Instead of discussing advertising…Continue
The world of vehicle finance can be very confusing to the average person. If you do not finance cars often, you may be a little overwhelmed by all of the jargon and information involved. Here are a few of the more commonly asked questions regarding…Continue
Added by Tony Chips on August 12, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments
Purchasing a car opens up a plethora of options for any buyer. While, some look for a brand new ride, others are in search of a value-for-money vehicle. Both of the options are enticing and come with their own set of advantages. The word you must be aware of here is ‘depreciation’. Any car has a depreciation value which comes in play when you…Continue
Added by Autoego on April 30, 2019 at 5:10am — No Comments
While the components of digital retailing have existed within our industry for some time, digital retailing as a concept has not. Indeed, dealers could sell a vehicle entirely online in the past. And many have done so. But they’ve done so by cobbling together a less than perfect experience for the customer involving multiple widgets, phone calls, emails, and…Continue
Added by Michia Rohrssen on April 25, 2019 at 7:36am — No Comments
What Customers are Thinking in YOUR Dealership
When a woman shops at your dealership, do you know what she is thinking? Do you know what is important to her?
While that may seem impossible,…
Added by Anne Fleming on April 3, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments