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There’s no doubt that people are in love with their phones. As a result, memes and jokes constantly circulate the Internet about how some people no longer participate in “normal” activities because they simply can’t put down their phones. People aren’t reading newspapers anymore - at least not in print - and they’re…Continue
With retail sales volume growth declining, key industry stakeholders (including dealers) will find it much tougher to maintain successful year-over-year unit volume increases each month.
Added by PowerDealer on September 29, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
In life, not everything goes our way. Things happen. Planes get delayed. It rains during a wedding. Life intervenes. In business, the same holds true. If a situation is handled improperly, or is unaddressed, customers are likely to get ignored. With proper attention, however, customers can be…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on September 29, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
Albany, N.Y. – September 28th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that its president and CEO, Mike Esposito, will be presenting a FREE webinar titled "How to Create Customer Loyalty Without a Customer Loyalty Program." The Automotive News webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EST.
"Many dealers rely on customer service training and loyalty programs to…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on September 28, 2015 at 8:46am — No Comments
Today’s consumers look to social media as a prime way to reach out to businesses for customer service needs. From requesting help with a problem, to simple answers to product questions, many consumers take to platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
Recently, Facebook upped the ante for…Continue
Added by sara callahan on September 28, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
The other day, a friend of mine was in the market for a new tech toy. As he researched the different available brands, he noticed a huge difference in pricing - from $325 all the way up to $1800 -- but was unable to tell the difference between any of the brand offerings. The features seemed the same. They…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on September 15, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
According to a 2013 survey by Google, in-market shoppers are researching more than ever before buying a car. In fact, on average, car buyers research 24 touch points during the process, including search engines, OEM sites, third party sites, and more. Need less to say, digital plays a big role leading up to purchasing a car!
Added by Michael Meyers on September 10, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
An aspiring actress was planning a cross country move from New York to California to pursue her acting career and wanted to work as an Uber driver between auditions. This, of course, necessitated a reliable vehicle - something that she did not need in New York. She had heard of an online used car buying…Continue
Human beings do have a tendency to overcomplicate things. In our industry, there are so many things that we need to deal with on a daily basis - customers, co-workers, employees, bosses, technology - at times it gets overwhelming. I believe that most dealers understand the importance of customer loyalty…Continue
Companies increasingly invent new and creative ways to earn loyalty from their customers. Every year we hear of companies pulling off interesting and creative ways to gain exposure and foster loyalty through acts of kindness, goodwill or just being fun. For the fourth consecutive year, Uber became the ice…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on September 1, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
Have you ever walked down the street and all of a sudden had your phone alert you that you’re near a Starbucks or Walgreens, automatically displaying your loyalty card in Apple Passbook or Google Wallet? Or perhaps you have received push notifications from Waze and other apps that deliver real-time…Continue
Added by David Metter on August 27, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
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When handling Internet leads, the lack of response by customers, the appointments that don’t show and the unrealistic expectations often frustrate internet managers and dealers. Show and closing rates in the low to mid-teens is not uncommon, compared to the total number of leads received.
I thought I…Continue
Added by David Metter on August 24, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
Social media is a great place for brands to get their message out to the masses using video. Not only are more people watching video on Facebook, but the platform itself is also giving it extended reach in order to entice marketers to publish more video on Facebook. Another really great (for marketers)…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on August 17, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments
Think about the last time you scrolled through your Facebook newsfeed, Twitter account or Instagram feed. How long did you spend on each post? My guess is probably less than a second. Most people don’t spend a lot of time analyzing and reading every post that infiltrates their newsfeed from their networks.…Continue
Added by Paul Moran on August 14, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Mike Gorun on August 10, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
ALBANY, N.Y. – August 10th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today the release of a new corporate video that reflects its new marketing initiative, "We Do Business Differently." The goal of the initiative is to raise awareness among auto dealers that Auto/Mate's consistent focus on employee happiness results in a better customer experience for its…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on August 10, 2015 at 6:36am — No Comments
In the largest buy back action in U.S. history, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Fiat-Chrysler America (FCA) have agreed that, in addition to paying a $105 million fine, FCA will offer to buy back 500,000 RAM pickup trucks from consumers. The value FCA has to pay consumers for…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on August 7, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
According to IHS Automotive, as of the first quarter 2015, the automotive industry is sitting on a ten-year high of 52.8 percent in brand loyalty -…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on August 4, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments