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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'communication' (89)

Can You Hear Me Now?

One of the biggest obstacles many dealership service departments encounter is contacting and communicating with their customers. This is not only a problem with recall customers, but with all service customers in general. And failure to communicate can easily…

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Added by Dan Beres on April 16, 2019 at 7:35am — No Comments

7 Seismic Shifts Coming to Automotive CRM

We live in a world where new technology swirls around us at a relentless and often dizzying pace, yet as we look closer inside the automotive industry and one particular area - the CRM - the winds are very calm, and the marketplace solutions aren’t keeping pace with innovation outside of the…

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Added by Todd Smith on April 5, 2019 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Are You Connecting with your Customers?

According to an interesting study by Forrester Research, many businesses fail to communicate in a way that enhances and solidifies the business-customer relationship.…

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Added by sara callahan on February 12, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

If People Buy From People They Like, How Do You Get Them to Like You?

It’s a well-known fact that people buy from people (or companies) they like. There are certainly many different ways to get customers to like your dealership, from providing a great customer experience to being active in your local community.

 

However, consumers are increasingly finicky when choosing where to buy or service their vehicle. In…

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Added by sara callahan on December 18, 2018 at 7:18am — No Comments

Communicate More Effectively with Your Customers

In the race to make a sale, dealerships often rely on templates in CRMs. These templates – including autoresponders – can hurt a dealership’s chances of communicating effectively -- or at all.

 

The response rate for leads is very low in the automotive industry. How much time do your salespeople or BDC…

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Added by Paul Moran on November 5, 2018 at 7:02am — No Comments

Manage Your Customer Data as a Strategic Asset

Did you know the customer data sitting in your DMS is the most valuable asset you own—even more valuable than your real estate and inventory combined? Yet I don’t know any dealers that have a budget or defined strategic objective to invest in, increase and maintain the value of this asset.

 

When…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on October 5, 2018 at 7:12am — No Comments

What We’ve Got Here is a Failure to Communicate!







Dealerships spend a lot of money on leads. The bigger the store, the more money spent. And, added to that expense are staffing costs and the time and effort involved in trying to engage with consumers who submit the leads.

 

In the car shopping process…

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Added by Brett Sutherlin on September 25, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Don’t Let Technology Make Your Customers Run for the Hills!

Communication is vital to business, that’s a given. In retail, businesses must be responsive, provide a great customer experience and stand by their products or services. But what happens when businesses fail at that? They get complaints.

 

A customer ordered some copper from a…

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Added by Todd Smith on September 6, 2018 at 7:04am — No Comments

Are You Lonely in Your Communication with Customers?

Somewhere in the North Pacific Ocean, there lives a whale that cannot communicate with other whales. You see, whales communicate…

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Added by Todd Smith on August 16, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Dealership texting platforms: options and recommendations

Staying connected with your dealership’s customers is strongly desirable. If you can communicate everything, things get done – fast. Especially today when time is money and customers are often impatient to get everything completed as soon as possible and as expected – or else they…

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Added by Thomas F. Jung on July 17, 2018 at 1:09am — No Comments

Biggest Challenge Today? Making Communication Easier

Interchange of information is crucial in business. Especially if you aim to transmit essential messages such as repair scheduling, tire replacement, or the cost of new car components.

Emails today usually end up unanswered or in the…

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Added by Thomas F. Jung on June 15, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

How To Ensure Your Email Marketing Gets Through

As you know, email is a vital part of your marketing. But if your specially-crafted email campaigns don’t make it to your customers’ inboxes, your ROI will fall short.

Following email deliver-ability best practices is more than making sure your customers receive your…

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Added by Graham Annett on May 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Body Language Is Important…But Even More So In Digital Marketing

Interpreting meaning through communication can be hard.

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Added by Timmy D. James on January 19, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Communication Makes Everything Easier

In our fast-paced society, some of the things done just a short time ago to impress and retain customers no longer work. Today, business owners can’t always keep on top of the latest and greatest ways to keep their customers loyal.  However, there is one thing that hasn’t changed much over the years – personal interaction…

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Added by Mike Gorun on January 16, 2018 at 6:59am — No Comments

Don’t Mess with the Center of the Universe

For some people, it’s family. For others, it’s pets. Others will maintain it’s their career, and some will point to their favorite pastime.

Regardless of what anyone chooses, there is a common denominator used to keep up with their passion -- one that has become the center…

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Added by Ujj Nath on December 12, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Recall Masters Helps Dealership Client Prevail in TCPA Recall Communications Lawsuit

Recall Masters Christopher Miller warns auto dealers they could be easy targets for aggressive plaintiffs’ lawyers; offers advice to keep them safe

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Added by Chris Miller on December 6, 2017 at 5:50am — No Comments

Competing Against Nothing

When asked who a…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on November 29, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Poor Communication is Killing your CSI

Are your employees communicating well at your dealership?

At most of the dealerships I have visited they are not!…

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Added by Ujj Nath on November 28, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Making the Case for Texting Consumer Recall Notices

Technology has made a huge impact upon our modern …

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Added by Chris Miller on November 21, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Putting the “R” Back in CRM

Too often, CRM and direct…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on November 16, 2017 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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