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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'communication' (42)

The Cross-Media Approach: Are We Practicing What We Preach?

When I look at advertising strategies in our industry, one of the most consistently missed opportunities I see is dealerships who are trying to save money by marketing to all their customers through email, and only sending mail to customers without an email address on file.

These dealers often ask me,…

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Added by Alexia Henson on February 12, 2016 at 10:56am — No Comments

Make your Service Department the Cinderella Story

In most dealerships, the sales department is typically seen as the favorite child, despite the fact that it’s typically the service department that does all the heavy lifting and keeps the house in order. Because of that, sales is usually where new technologies, website widgets, leads and other digital expenditures…

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Added by Tony Orlando on December 28, 2015 at 6:34am — 1 Comment


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This Week in Social Media

News for the Week of 12.9

Facebook Messenger Arrives at a Website Near You 

Facebook recently introduced new Page plugins for Messages and Events, allowing users to message your…

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Added by Joseph Little on December 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Is It Ever OK to Lie to a Customer?

Yes.

 

Now let me explain...

 

In our industry – as well as life – we continuously talk about transparency.

Let’s be brutally honest here. Sometimes honesty isn’t the best policy. Is it always that way in real…

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Added by Mike Gorun on December 8, 2015 at 5:00am — 3 Comments


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The Future is Now: Getting to Know Today's Car Buyer

Automotive Future 

Autotrader’s recent Car Buyer of the Future study shows only 17 out of 4,002 people prefer the current car-buying process, with the rest…

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Added by Joseph Little on December 3, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment


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Don’t Creep Out Your Shoppers

How to Track Consumer Behavior and Leverage What You Learn

If your dealership is able to take advantage of the right tools, you can easily tell which consumers are in the car-buying market and what vehicles they’re searching for. This knowledge, however, means your employees’ approach is key in making sure they attract potential customers instead of scaring them off. …

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Added by Joseph Little on November 25, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Earning the Trust of Used-Car Shoppers

Why Used is Better than New 

According to Santander Consumer USA, used cars are expected to outsell new cars nearly 2 to 1 this year, making it more important than ever for dealerships and sales…

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Added by Joseph Little on November 17, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments


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The Cross-Device Shopping Journey: Part I

Smartphones and Tablets and Laptops, Oh My!

A Virtual Experience

A car shopping journey isn’t simple anymore, and consumers are using more devices and types of technology than ever to make their purchases. That means dealerships are striving to create the best cross-channel experiences for their consumers.

For consumers on car-buying journeys, devices and…

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Added by Joseph Little on November 12, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments


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Join The Dark Side of Mobile

More than fifty percent of car shoppers are viewing dealership websites with their mobile devices, so having a mobile marketing strategy to connect with them is not only recommended, but critical for future survival. The benefits of "going mobile" are many and well documented, including the ability to make relevant offers…

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Added by David Metter on November 12, 2015 at 4:54am — 1 Comment


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Customers Actually Prefer Businesses That Take the Lead

The multiple ways businesses can communicate with customers are constantly expanding - from telephone, to e-mail, to text messaging. With today’s technology, communication methods continue to evolve at unprecedented speeds. As smartphones have gotten smarter, the rise in the development of apps has…

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Added by David Metter on November 5, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments


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We Didn't Start the Fire

It Was Always Burning 

How Automotive Dealerships Can Win With Today’s Consumers

There’s not a dealership around that hasn’t noticed the changes today’s consumers have brought to the marketplace. The differences between shopping trends of the past and the way people want to do business…

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Added by Joseph Little on November 2, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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Communication & Engagement: Friends for Life Communication and engagement go together like biscuits and gravy, like macaroni and cheese, like bacon and eggs. Most of the time, it’s pretty hard to hav…

Communication & Engagement: Friends for Life

Communication and engagement go together like biscuits and gravy, like macaroni and cheese, like bacon and eggs. Most of the time, it’s pretty hard to have one without the other. (Who wants a dry biscuit anyway?) Now that everyone is hungry, it’s time to take a look at the many ways communication is at work in…

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Added by Joseph Little on October 19, 2015 at 1:43pm — No Comments


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From Content Mapping to Content Marketing: Part 3

CONTENTMAPPART3

From Content Mapping to Content Marketing: Part III—Measuring Content Effectiveness

Now that content mapping has led to effective content marketing, it’s important for you to measure the effectiveness of your overall content. It’s simple to find statistics on how much of an impact content marketing has for a business, but giving an exact number or time frame to measure its…

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Added by Joseph Little on October 14, 2015 at 7:50am — No Comments


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Creating a Culture of Communication

Great Communicators Have Meaningful Conversations

Creating a culture of strong communication can make or break your dealership.  And great communicators just seem to have a way with people. Strong leaders understand the importance of good communication for building strong partnerships and are able to authentically connect with customers.  People gravitate toward people who are…

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Added by Joseph Little on October 8, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments


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What Are You Doing to Reach Mobile Customers?

There’s no doubt that people are in love with their phones.  As a result, memes and jokes constantly circulate the Internet about how some people no longer participate in “normal” activities because they simply can’t put down their phones. People aren’t reading newspapers anymore - at least not in print - and they’re…

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Added by David Metter on October 8, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment


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Communication: Keys to Dealership Success

Communication Drives Dealership Success

When you think of all the things that go into making your dealership a success, communication ranks at the top of the list. In fact, without good communication—both inside the dealership and with your customer base—you’ll likely suffer unnecessary losses in sales, employees, and customers. And while it’s one…

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Added by Joseph Little on October 1, 2015 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment


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Successful Communication for Dealerships

Communication Strategies for Bridging the Generation Gap

Communicating with customers is a constantly changing endeavor for car dealerships. Every few years, more generations are added to your potential car-buyer pool, and your team is tasked with coming up with ways to effectively communicate to a multi-generational market. Keeping up with the younger…

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Added by Joseph Little on September 25, 2015 at 7:25am — 1 Comment


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How to Use Video to Turn Leads Into Shows

All dealerships get leads that originate from the Internet. Not all dealers, however, are equal when it comes to how they handle these leads. Ever wonder why some dealers are able to close Internet leads at 12+ percent, while others struggle to reach 6 percent? The reason has everything to do with how these leads are…

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Added by Timmy D. James on June 8, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

How to Maximize Profit in Your Service Department

According to NADA statistics from 2014 service and parts sales reached $91billion!

The average dealership net profit for service and parts per month was upwards of $270,000 while new and used-car sales combined net profit per month did not even reach…

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Added by Ashley Weidner on May 28, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments


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Why Technicians and Service Advisors Need Marriage Counseling

Life in the retail automotive industry is taxing. Managers and employees work long hours and, in many cases, are with their co-workers more than they are with their families. Miscommunications, tension or arguments can detract from the efficiency of the dealership, and thus decrease overall…

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Added by Richard Holland on May 21, 2015 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

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