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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'customers' (79)


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Bad Credit? Time to Roll out the Red Carpet

The car business is a people business. Because of that, dealerships see customers from a variety of backgrounds, income levels and credit histories. And, for a salesperson or manager, there’s nothing more disheartening than to spend a lot of time with a customer just to discover that they are credit challenged. Despite…

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Added by Paul Moran on March 11, 2016 at 6:08am — No Comments


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Herd Your Way to More Sales

How many times have you been driving to someplace new in your vehicle – say to a concert – and, as you get closer, you end up following the large group of cars, as you assume they are going to the concert too, and that they know where they’re going?

This phenomenon is called the “herd mentality” and is…

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Added by Paul Moran on February 26, 2016 at 5:19am — No Comments

Communication is the Key to Profits

Very few sales managers would punish a salesperson upon receiving a complaint that they are calling, e-mailing or texting a customer too much. In fact, after assuring the customer that they will have the salesperson stop, that sales manager will probably follow up by giving the salesperson a high five. And, to ensure…

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Added by Chris Miller on February 19, 2016 at 5:41am — No Comments


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Four Simple Steps to Increase Website Conversion

Dealerships are constantly working to increase their website conversion – and for good reason. Organic conversions typically see the highest closing rates. However, I frequently encounter dealerships that wonder why they aren’t getting higher conversion rates, despite adding the latest…

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Added by David Metter on December 29, 2015 at 6:04am — No Comments

Don’t Blow it: Know your Team

When I first started in the Automotive Industry in the 1990’s (I will not tell you how early so I don’t embarrass myself, but let’s just say it was early), I remember sitting in sales meetings and having the GM ask us over and over again “Why are they (customers) calling the dealership?” We (the sales team) would all…

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Added by Kit Rogers on December 21, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Selling Off the Service Drive Using Soft Pull and Equity Technology

One of the fastest growing practices that dealerships are utilizing to increase sales is prescreening a Service Customer that has either made an appointment to have work done on a vehicle or just shows up. In addition, there are numerous companies that offer equity calculations not only on vehicles that bought from the…

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Added by Ken Luna on December 8, 2015 at 6:48am — No Comments


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In this Age of Extreme Political Correctness, Should Businesses Care?

If you’re on any social media platform, there’s no doubt that you’ve seen or heard of a multitude of topics where someone somewhere was offended. Not counting obvious religious, political or other volatile topics - there are many that seem, well, baffling. Take for example, the University of Ottawa’s…

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Added by sara callahan on November 25, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments


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The Lowest Hanging Fruit for Revenue Doesn’t Want to Buy a Car

There is a group of people that seems to sit in limbo when it comes to dealership marketing messages, especially when it comes to service. This group of people tend to have cars in the 2-year old range. Yes, they’re probably getting the dealer’s random e-mail messages with service coupons. But, this is also the time…

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Added by Mike Gorun on November 9, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments


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Google Just Made Targeted Ads More Effective

When done properly, Google Ads are an effective piece in any multi-channel marketing strategy.

The ability to target traffic to specific behavior and keyword searches is invaluable. Well, Google is now following in the footsteps of Facebook and Twitter and on September…

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Added by Mike Gorun on October 6, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Want to Triple Recall Work in your Service Department?

Recall campaigns can easily be one of the most lucrative service opportunities. Sadly, however, most dealers only reach about a third of the potential recall customers in their area. This is because they simply comb through their DMS and any information received from the factory for owners in their PMA.…

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Added by Chris Miller on September 16, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments


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Now You Know Where Your Customers Are

Dealers struggle all of the time trying to find value in social media marketing - Facebook in particular, and hesitate when deciding whether Facebook (or social media marketing in general) is worth their time, effort or money.

 

Perhaps it’s because they don’t see…

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Added by Paul Moran on September 11, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment


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Transforming Angry Customers into Satisfied Ones

An interesting study has been going on for the last 6 month over at Twitter. As it was increasingly seeing users use the platform for brand interactions, the company decided to see just how much of an impact those interactions had. Users were identified that had at some point interacted with a brand’s…

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Added by Paul Moran on August 28, 2015 at 5:30am — 2 Comments


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Don’t Confuse Repeat Customers with Loyal Ones

Today’s customers are fickle creatures -- one misstep and they never return. So, how is a dealership supposed to identify true customer loyalty if it can’t simply be judged by repeat business?

 

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Added by Mike Gorun on August 25, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments


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Leverage Your Biggest Brand Advocates to Increase Sales

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s hard for businesses to cut through the noise. Consumers are bombarded with advertising messages across all mediums from companies that claim they, or their product, is the best. Generally, these messages go in one ear and out the other.

 

So, how do you get the attention…

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Added by Paul Moran on July 31, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments


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Increase Show and Close Rates with a Winning Lead Strategy

Most dealers close between twenty to thirty percent of the leads submitted through their own website. With that kind of close rate, its no wonder the prevailing wisdom is the more leads you can get, the better. To a certain extent this is true, but the quality of your leads is even more important than the…

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Added by David Metter on July 23, 2015 at 6:00am — 5 Comments


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Your Customers Are Talking To You. Are You Listening?

One of the key metrics to look at when gauging the health of your Facebook page is the “People Engaged” metric. This tells you how many of your pages’ fans are interacting with you, as well as those that are interacting but are not fans of your page. The higher that percentage, the more organic reach your posts will…

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Added by Paul Moran on June 30, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments


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Service Dilemmas: What Would You Do? The Results

In a previous article, I provided two very real scenarios that occurred right before Memorial Day weekend and asked readers how they would have handled them. For convenience, I’ve repeated the scenarios again with the actual outcomes…

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Added by Richard Holland on June 11, 2015 at 5:30am — 1 Comment


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Car Buying Trends Show Service Is the Future of Dealerships

No one doubts the average age of vehicles on the road has gone up. The current average vehicle is 11 years old and trends in consumer purchases indicate this statistic isn’t going to change any time soon. In fact, indicators suggest average vehicle age might increase.

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Added by Richard Holland on June 4, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments


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Facebook Algorithm Changes: Why Your Customers Are the Solution

Facebook has once again tweaked it’s algorithm in a way that further decreases the reach of posts by Facebook Pages. After steadily decreasing organic reach to 2 percent or less, and forcing companies with Facebook pages to spend money to reach their fans, Facebook has now decided to prioritize content posted by a…

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Added by Paul Moran on May 15, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments


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The Four Buckets of Customers

We all have a myriad of contacts that we consciously (or subconsciously) place into separate categories in our relationships. These categories include family, close friends, business associates, colleagues and acquaintances. Most people tend to act differently depending on which group they are surrounded by at any…

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Added by Richard Holland on February 12, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

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