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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'customer' (515)


Vendor
Give Service Advisors a Break – It’s Time to Reduce the Noise

Many dealers and managers outside of the service department don’t realize how incredibly busy a service advisor (SA) is throughout their day. Keep in mind that these are front-line employees dealing directly with your customers. They have an extremely important role in the dealership. In fact, it could be argued that a…

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Added by Ujj Nath on January 10, 2017 at 6:10am — No Comments

A New Year’s Resolution to Service Consumers

As we make our New Year’s resolutions and reflect on 2016, which was a less than perfect year for our industry, filled with recalls and declining consumer confidence due to lack of parts availability to quickly fix these recalls, I thought it may be a good time to look ahead to 2017. In that spirit, I’d like to offer some simple tips…

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Added by Chris Miller on January 8, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments


Dealer
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…

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


Vendor
Don’t Get Distracted by the Shiny Objects

When looking at the future of the auto industry, specifically retail, it’s easy to get caught up in the “shiny objects” and focus on all the cool technology such as autonomous cars, ride-sharing, virtual reality sales, and all of the “disruptors” that are entering the space.



This can serve as a bit of a distraction and, as a…

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Added by Ujj Nath on January 3, 2017 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

How Do Consumers See Your Store Online?

Get your Current Online Reputation Evaluation (C.O.R.E.) Report

Enter your company name and phone at the link below and get your complimentary C.O.R.E. report. You’ll be able to instantly see exactly what customers see online about your business. It’s the first step to establishing a healthy online presence for your brand, attracting new…

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Added by Chris Snellgrove on December 28, 2016 at 5:40pm — No Comments


Influencer
Paying It Forward

Auto dealers are well known for their huge support to local communities. Especially around the holiday season when they do many good deeds including toy drives, donations to food banks and a variety of other activities that have special meaning to those particular dealers. It’s noble not to “brag” about the great…

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Added by Mike Gorun on December 27, 2016 at 7:02am — No Comments


Influencer
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…

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


Vendor
Puttin’ On the Ritz

I was on a trip to New York and met up with a friend of mine (full disclosure: also a happy customer) Richard Hesse, the Dealer Principal at Mercedes-Benz of Nanuet. He has a simple mantra: “It's not…

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Added by Ujj Nath on December 20, 2016 at 5:46am — No Comments


Vendor
The Amnesia Effect of Google Analytics

Your dealership undoubtedly sees a lot of customers each day. Let’s say that each customer who walks into your showroom wears a different color shirt. Over the course of time, you see a trend in that every single customer who purchased a vehicle wears a red shirt. You’d probably start getting excited when you see a…

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Added by Steve White on December 16, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments


Influencer
Think Virtual Reality is a Fad? Think Again.

Virtual Reality has been quite a craze recently with video gaming and other consumer electronics.

However, the high cost of entry and expensive units limited its reach. Even Google’s cardboard VR glasses required smartphones that cost upwards of $700. The Oculus Rift Goggles were even more expensive…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 15, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments


Vendor
Are You Playing Russian Roulette With Your Marketing?

These days, Google searches are much more personalized and localized. For example, when a consumer types in a search query at their home it produces different results to the exact same search conducted at their office 30 miles away.



And, to further complicate matters, consumers increasingly shop and conduct…

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Added by Steve White on December 9, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments


Influencer
Customers Are “Hooked On a Feeling”

In their new book, The Intuitive Customer, authors Colin Shaw and Ryan Hamilton contend that companies that try to fight declining customer satisfaction by lowering prices are going about customer satisfaction the wrong way. Instead, they state…

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Added by Mike Gorun on December 7, 2016 at 6:09am — No Comments


Vendor
Reliability Could Be Your Dealership’s Downfall

Not too long ago your service department could rely on seeing customers fairly frequently, but as vehicles have increased in quality, so have the OEM’s suggested service intervals – some are now as much as 15,000 miles between oil changes.

 

To put this into perspective, in the past, if a customer drove…

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Added by Ujj Nath on December 6, 2016 at 6:54am — No Comments


Influencer
And...we're live!

Are you creating advertising opportunities in your Facebook Live videos? Now, you can have the ability to broadcast commercials or other advertisements in your Facebook Live video.

In this week's Hard Facts episode, Samantha reveals a way that you can increase the value of your live broadcast. Watch now!

We’d love to hear what you have to…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 2, 2016 at 2:21pm — No Comments


Vendor
If There Were Only More Time

Between endless meetings, work-related tasks and familial responsibilities it probably seems as if you’re continuously pulled in different directions. Our society has devolved into a place where we often fail to stop and notice important things, simply because we’re so busy satisfying the needs and wants from those we…

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Added by Ujj Nath on November 30, 2016 at 6:35am — No Comments


Influencer
Using Marketing to Hire an Engaged Staff

The automotive industry has a sales department staffing problem – and a big one. In fact, NADA has placed the yearly turnover rate as high as 70 percent. Dealerships are in constant hiring mode to keep their sales floor staffed with enough employees to provide coverage for their floor traffic and to follow up with…

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Added by Mike Gorun on November 29, 2016 at 6:00am — 3 Comments


Vendor
Consistency: Better Than a Crystal Ball

If you’re like most dealers, you may feel that you don’t want to inundate your customers with mail.

However, the issue is that your competitors are most likely sending mail to the same customers that you’re trying so hard not to overwhelm.



It’s difficult to decide whether to mail…

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Added by Alexia Henson on November 28, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments


Influencer
What does change mean to you?

I was live on Facebook...did you catch it? Learn why change is such a necessary evil.

We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below and follow us on Facebook.

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Added by Paul Potratz on November 23, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments


Influencer
For Loyalty, All You Need Is Love

As technology has caused a significant shift in consumer interactions and desires, retailers have to follow suit in order to retain the consumers’ business. Customer loyalty is an increasingly fickle thing. And, as convenience has become so easily attainable for today’s consumers, some retailers believe that the only…

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Added by Mike Gorun on November 22, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments


Vendor
myKaarma and MDL autoMation Announce Partnership and Integration

Partnership enhances customer interaction with auto dealer

service customers, boosting sales and retention

 

LONG BEACH, Calif., and ATLANTA, GA -- November 22, 2016 -- myKaarma, the cloud based conversational commerce software that’s revolutionizing the auto service industry and MDL autoMation (MDL…

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Added by Ujj Nath on November 22, 2016 at 6:05am — No Comments

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