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So you won the customer and you made the sale, but now what? For most businesses, this is where the relationship falls apart. There is more you need to be doing after the customer drives off of your lot. On this week's…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on August 1, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
For inbound marketing, leads determine success. The assumption is that the higher the lead volume and percentage, the higher the sales and service volume. All too often, these do not go in step with each other. Below we identify ten statistics that are the main cause of increased lead quantity not equating to…Continue
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Stop valuing quantity over…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 30, 2014 at 8:52am — No Comments
ALBANY, N.Y. – July 28th, 2014 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com), a premier dealership management system (DMS) provider, has received a "Platinum" award in the 2014 Auto Dealer Monthly Dealers' Choice Awards. This year marks the first time that Auto/Mate was honored with a top ranking in the magazine's annual award program that recognizes the industry's best product and service providers as selected by hundreds of…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on July 28, 2014 at 6:16am — No Comments
You can't expect to see an increase in overall sales if you're afraid to put money towards your advertising budget. Freeing up budget is easier than it sounds, especially if you know how your current allocation of funds should be laid out.
On this week's…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Still not making more money?
Have you tried everything but still can't increase your profits? If you're struggling to bring in more money--even with all of your current marketing…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 22, 2014 at 8:26am — No Comments
Recently, certain companies have faced major scrutiny for poor handling of customer concerns. How you treat customers is a reflection on how your business operates as a whole.
This week on Hard…
Added by Paul Potratz on July 18, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments
|by Heidi Suke, Account Advocate|
Are you leveraging all of the tools your website vendor offers to highlight specials on your dealership's site? No?! Why?! Nailing your…Continue
Added by Cobalt on July 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
If you haven't started employing digital marketing then you're missing out on tremendous potential. Digital is generating excellent return for the brands using it to promote their business—your competitors included.…
The overall turnover rate for the automotive industry is 35%—and as high as 76% for female sales consultants. It’s clear from the numbers that there’s an issue that needs to be addressed.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 11, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments
Cross Channel Advertising Optimization
|by Dana Fornasar, Sr Product Marketing Manager, Advertising & Business Intelligence & Part-time Digital Demystification Delegate at Cobalt.|
Are you tired…Continue
Automotive News recently reported about a New Jersey dealership that has a VIP lounge for some of its customers – akin to the exclusive airline club lounges – in which customers can…Continue
Are you making the right decisions with your dealership’s advertising budget? If you’re focusing on what’s cheap and not what’s smart, you could be neglecting key components of your marketing strategy.…
Added by Paul Potratz on July 8, 2014 at 9:08am — No Comments
Last week, Samantha covered video pre-roll and how you can develop your content strategy for optimal effectiveness. This time around, she discusses the various ways in which you can target people to achieve more success from your video pre-roll campaigns.
On this episode of …Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 4, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
Video testimonials are an excellent way of displaying your brand's authority, and can directly influence a purchasing decision for a potential shopper. Viewers of your testimonials want answers to specific questions about previous shopper experiences. If your dealership currently does video testimonials or if you are considering them, then you may be interested to know that there is as a wrong way and a right…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 1, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments
There are multiple factors to consider when developing a strategy for video preroll. The first area of focus should be your content. Without a solid strategy for video content, there is no way to ensure consistency in your message.
This week on Hard Facts, join Samantha in part one of this two-part series, and learn how to optimize your video content to achieve the best results. …Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Yesterday Google revealed “Android Auto ” its latest play in the connected car game. The new android-based screen-casting feature connects your smartphone directly to your in-car infotainment system creating a unified in-car experience.
As Appeared in the June 2014 issue of Auto Dealer Monthly
Everyone knows how important the chain of command is in the military. But during battles, emergencies and other times of duress, it's not always possible to run decisions up and down the chain of command. This is why soldiers are empowered by something called the Commander's Intent. The military commander gives his leaders a clearly defined goal (the mission) and the forces needed to accomplish that goal, along…Continue
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