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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'competition' (29)

Don’t Eat Tomato Soup with Chopsticks

As a dealership, there are many ways you…


Added by Mike Gorun on January 23, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Marketing vs. Content: It’s a Matter of Perspective

In a world filled with noise, companies large and small are competing for consumer attention…


Added by sara callahan on November 16, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Is Google Analytics Your #1 Competitor?

Consumers have gravitated to the Internet for – well – just about everything. So, when it comes to digital marketing, it’s more important than ever for marketers to know what’s working and what’s not. Everything from SEO, to content, to social media and display ads contributes to the lure which brings consumers into…


Added by Steve White on February 28, 2017 at 6:02am — No Comments

Effective Marketing – Don’t Forget the Service Department!

While dealers spend a lot of money on marketing, often, most of that spend is directed at the sales department. But what about service? The largest revenue source for the dealership should certainly be worthy of a decent percentage of that budget. However, sadly that’s not usually what happens.


How can…


Added by Tim Clay on February 15, 2017 at 5:45am — No Comments

Your Service Competition isn’t Other Dealers – It is Joe across the Street

Customers generally get their vehicle serviced close to home or work.

Dealers are lucky that customers feel they should bring their new cars back to the same store…


Added by Ujj Nath on January 20, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Google Tax: Should you turn off Branded Paid Search Keywords?

If you utilize paid search, you’re probably paying “Google Tax” without even realizing it.

So what is “Google…


Added by Steve White on January 9, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments

Surviving the Customer Loyalty Tailspin

Today, the Big 3 automakers account for only 44% of the market – a 26% decline from 2 and a half decades ago. In this short amount of time, consumer loyalty is no longer within reach, as the average customer retention rate across the industry has sunk below 50%. This amounts to dealers losing more than half of their customers each…


Added by Doug Van Sach on January 8, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Surprise and Delight EVERYONE, Customer or Not!

What would you do if a customer was injured at your dealership and you were at fault? I don’t mean serious injury or anything like that. Perhaps just a bump or scrape? Most businesses would apologize or, at the very least acknowledge the mishap to the customer. Perhaps send some flowers or a gift card. You certainly…


Added by Mike Gorun on December 20, 2016 at 6:40am — No Comments

How Will You Stay Competitive in a Down Market?

With automakers expecting a slow-down in sales we should soon see how each manufacturer chooses to respond.


Typically, when looking to boost sales, OEMS add incentives or special lease deals. However, that may not be the right strategy. These types of campaigns tend to end up starting a domino effect…


Added by Steve White on November 3, 2016 at 7:21am — No Comments

Loyalty Is Much More Than a Transaction

According to a study by Colloquy, there are 3.3 billion loyalty program memberships in the United States, which averages 29 per household. Yes, loyalty programs are everywhere. From grocery stores, to gas stations and fast food restaurants, chances are high that a store you’re about to enter for the first time has a…


Added by Mike Gorun on April 12, 2016 at 4:57am — 1 Comment

Gorillas, Balloons and Wavy Tube Men. Oh My!

Our industry does a lot with gimmicks. You’d be hard pressed to drive through an auto mall or other area dense with dealerships and not see balloons, giant inflatable gorillas or wavy tube men. On nice days, we attempt to lure shoppers in with hot dogs and sodas. We incentivize test drives. We offer…


Added by Paul Moran on February 11, 2016 at 2:58am — No Comments

Why the Fuss Over Customer Retention?

Our world is certainly changing. Due to technology and the ability to access incredible amounts of information, the consumer purchase cycle is completely different to that of just a decade ago. And, the dealership market area has changed too. Technology now enables dealerships on each coast to compete with each other…


Added by Tony Orlando on January 21, 2016 at 4:11am — No Comments

Win Big! Refer a Dealer to PowerDealer

The holidays are right around the corner. Are you feeling festive (or lucky)?


PowerDealer has a special opportunity for you!


From now until December 1st, you have an opportunity…


Added by Kris Rosychuk on November 19, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Two Tips to Differentiate Your Dealership from 99 percent Of Competitors

In order to decrease bounce rates, if a customer clicks on an ad – whether that’s a banner ad, PPC, email ad or one specifically targeted for a mobile device – it is not a good practice to simply take that customer to your home page. Forcing a consumer to then do a second search for the information promised in the ad…


Added by Brian Cox on June 16, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Is Showrooming Stealing?

Consumers have been showrooming in retail stores for quite some time now and, while many retailers don’t like it, they’ve pretty much resigned themselves to the fact that it’s going to happen.  However, one surprising argument posted in…


Added by David Metter on June 12, 2015 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Is the Internet An Enemy To Car Dealerships?

A 2014 study by Autotrader showed that consumers are visiting fewer dealers in their car shopping than ever before. This is certainly a by-product of the availability of information. No longer do consumers have to visit multiple dealerships to find the right vehicle. They simply sit in front of their…


Added by David Metter on June 5, 2015 at 5:00am — 9 Comments

Putting Showrooming In Perspective

As a husband and father to 5 daughters, the cartoon above is, at times, a pretty accurate description of my life. I’m sure all men in similar situations have found that couch or chair they inevitably get placed in while the females in their lives try on shoes, clothes or whatever they may…


Added by David Metter on May 12, 2015 at 10:51am — No Comments

Amazon Enters the Auto Repair Business… Sort Of

At the end of March, Amazon announced the launch of what they’re calling “Amazon Home Services.” This new service by Amazon enables customers to order services for their homes without the inconvenience of having to search for these service providers, obtain references and obtain pricing. Services range…


Added by Richard Holland on April 16, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Don’t Let Your “House Of Cards” Get Knocked Down By Your Competition

“We work too hard to come within arm’s reach of the prize only to have our hands cut off just before we seize it. For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there is but one rule – hunt or be hunted.” – Frank Underwood, as played by Kevin Spacey in the Netflix television series, House of…


Added by Timmy D. James on March 16, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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