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Truth In Marketing And The Customer Experience

If you have been looking at today's online marketing through the eyes of your vendors then you need to take off your rose colored glasses and read about the things that they you may not be hearing.

This article is not meant to scare you although it may shock you and make you angry but to give you alternatives that do work. And please point out where anything that you will read here is wrong.

You will be presented with how today's online marketing may be working more against you…

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Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 27, 2015 at 5:55am — No Comments

Would You Like White or Red Wine With Your Oil Change?

If you were to ask today’s consumers if they’d like to hang out at a car dealership, chances are that the majority would respond “no.” When consumers do visit a dealership to purchase a vehicle or get their vehicle serviced, many times the process can be longer than desired and is not always a great experience for the…

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Added by Mike Gorun on June 24, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

LeBron James & The Cleveland Cavaliers: A Story of Loyalty

There’s no better story about the perils of loyalty than that which played out in the summer of 2010. At the time, Lebron James was the most desired free agent in all of basketball. For the prior two seasons, he had been pressured by fans to announce whether he would stay with the Cavaliers, or leave for another team.…

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Added by Chris Miller on June 19, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Delivering On Your Promises Will Sell More Cars

One of the things dealers constantly have to battle with is the consumer trust factor. Historically, some auto dealerships have kept information away from consumers. So, as is human nature, consumers then thought these dealers had something to hide.

 

To add to this issue of trust, in many dense markets,…

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Added by David Metter on June 19, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Pursuit of Happiness: Creating Engaged Employees

Today's market dictates that to succeed as a dealer, you have to create a great customer experience. You have to provide value and give the customer a reason to come back. A great customer experience is now one of the strongest value propositions any dealership can use to increase customer loyalty and…

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Added by Richard Holland on June 18, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Do You Know What Your Churn Rate Is? You Should.

“When Coca-Cola changed their secret formula in 1983, loyalists were outraged. Coca-Cola received 1,500 calls per day and more than 400,000 angry calls and letters. A psychiatrist Coke hired to listen in on calls told executives that customers sounded as if they were discussing the death of a loved one.” […

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Added by Mike Gorun on June 17, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Discounts: They Work But Can Do More Harm than Good

It’s no secret that dealerships have been in a crazy race to the bottom in terms of profit per vehicle. Consumers are always looking for the best deal and automotive Internet resources are providing them with more ammo to negotiate with. Dealers have been complaining for years about decreasing profit margins on…

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Added by Mike Gorun on June 9, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

1 Simple Change For Improved Automotive Landing Page Conversions

In late April, we looked into tactics that…

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Added by Byron Tyers on June 3, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Once The Recall Repair Is Done, What Are You Doing To Keep The Customer?

You made the commitment to capture more recall work. You’ve done your due diligence by notifying your customers. You’ve obtained lists of in-market customers subject to recalls that haven’t been to your dealership before, and reached out to them.

You’ve spent the time and energy to really…

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Added by Chris Miller on June 3, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Service Dilemmas: What Would You Do?

Every dealership has seen this customer—the one who demands to be reimbursed for damage they claim happened while the car was in the dealership’s care, or because of faulty service work. You might find it challenging to deal with these customers, especially when you don’t believe your team is at fault. So what is the…

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Added by Richard Holland on May 28, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Using Recalls to Your Advantage

A recent article in Auto Remarketing reports how Penske Automotive Group is using recalls to increase their service business through recall work, but also as an opportunity to sell more vehicles. “I think recall business…

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Added by Chris Miller on May 22, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Dealer Currency Helps Grow Gross Revenue on Every Sale While Retaining Customers

I recently had the pleasure to work with a very innovative dealer who implemented the concept of “dealer currency” in his dealership with great success. Dealer currency allows you to eliminate cash discounts on sales (in both Variable & Fixed Ops) by instead issuing a form of “dealer dollars,” redeemable anywhere…

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Added by Mike Gorun on May 20, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Ranks Number One on Top Workplaces 2015 Report

Mike Esposito Honored with Special Leadership Award from the Times-Union

For Immediate Release

Albany, N.Y. – April 27th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com)…

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Added by Mike Esposito on April 27, 2015 at 8:46am — No Comments

The Recall Crisis: To a Scared Customer, an Apology can go a Long Way

For many consumers, cars are a necessity. They rely on them to get to work so that they can feed their family. They take their children to soccer practice and their spouses out for nights on the town. Throw in an occasional long-distance road trip to visit a relative or take a vacation, and it’s easy to see how much consumers rely on them. Manufacturers integrate safety messages into their branding. The government tests the vehicles. Consumer agencies review them. And consumers use this data…

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Added by Chris Miller on April 20, 2015 at 8:51am — No Comments

Twitter Can Be Used For Business Branding?

Twitter Can Be Used For Business Branding?

Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that has about 248 million active users as of 2014.  When using this program,…

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Added by Jonathan Floyd on April 20, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Most Important Piece of Social Media Content

Social media can be somewhat of a battlefield, and, to some degree, companies are being attacked from all sides. On the one side, there’s a battle being waged with social media platforms as they attempt to monetize themselves by reducing the organic reach in an effort to make businesses pay for exposure. On the other side, companies fight for eyeballs with the content they pay for posting.

However, the content that most social media users really care about is user-generated content.…

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Added by Paul Moran on April 14, 2015 at 5:44am — No Comments

Senate Bill Could Force Recall Repairs & How You Can Capture More of That Work

Recalls can be lucrative service work for dealerships. However, when recalls are announced, most consumers aren’t informed that their vehicle is subject to a recall. As a result, an estimated “46 million cars with unfixed flaws” are currently driving around, according to a recent article in Automotive News. A new bill proposed in the Senate would mandate that…

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Added by Chris Miller on April 13, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments

GM Warranty Cuts: The Good and Bad News

An article last month in USA Today, revealed that General Motors plans to dramatically cut the warranty coverage on Chevrolet and GMC vehicles beginning with 2016 models. Additionally, GM is…

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Added by Richard Holland on April 9, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Does Social Media Sell? A Harvard Professor Says No

An interesting article published in the Harvard Business Review by a Harvard professor makes some claims that many would argue against. Senior Lecturer, Frank Cespedes, argues that social media doesn’t affect the bottom line for companies and, due to that, is a waste of time.

Perhaps the most compelling reason for his conclusion is that the available metrics focus mainly on “likes, tweets,…

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Added by Paul Moran on April 7, 2015 at 9:59am — 2 Comments

Auto/Mate Releases Free eBook: "The Auto Dealer's Ten-Step Guide To Creating Customer Loyalty"

ALBANY, N.Y. – April 6th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced the release of a free eBook titled "The Auto Dealer's Ten Step Guide to Creating Customer Loyalty: No Customer Loyalty Program Needed!" The eBook shares management and leadership principles proven to increase customer loyalty and generate higher profits, such as focusing on employee…

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Added by Mike Esposito on April 6, 2015 at 8:10am — 1 Comment

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