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Influencer marketing. It’s an affordable way to get your brand name out there and increase your sales. But where do you start?
In order to add influencer marketing to your strategy or campaign, you have to iron out the details. In this week’s Hard Facts episode, Samantha reveals what you need to do before you take on key leaders that will promote your brand message.
Watch the video to learn more!…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on February 24, 2017 at 11:48am — No Comments
Millennials are growing in number and their car buying preferences are vastly different than baby boomers or Gen X. There are so many conflicting reports and studies, so I recently read up on the subject and came across several interesting pieces of information that I thought I’d share in this blog:…Continue
Added by Devin Koskan on February 24, 2017 at 5:34am — No Comments
In today’s competitive marketplace, women buyers are crucial for auto dealer’s success.
The all-inclusive 2017 US Women’s Car Dealer Report shares trends, behaviors, preferences and experiences women have when Purchasing, Shopping and in the Service Drive.
It’s not enough to just ‘know’ women’s habits when purchasing a vehicle at a dealership. ‘Knowing’ doesn’t make a difference.
Dealers that are taking action to market, to engage and to set forth a plan…Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on February 22, 2017 at 10:08am — No Comments
According to a recent report from the JPMorgan Chase Institute, many Americans need more than a year to recover from a $1,500 financial…Continue
Added by Tim Clay on February 22, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments
One of the advantages of Pre-Paid Maintenance Programs (PPM) is that they span the generational gaps. Regardless of which generation consumers happen to be in, none of them like surprise repairs, or other expenses. That’s why dealers focus on payments – and not price – when selling cars.
Added by Mike Gorun on February 21, 2017 at 5:52am — No Comments
Technology has drastically changed the way businesses and auto dealers operate.
Hey, think about it. It was not too far in the distant past that we did just about everything via fax machine. Leads came in, financing was secured and, well, just about everything was via fax.
This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul goes through some of the titles of sales events that we’ve all heard of…but may not really understand.
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Added by Paul Potratz on February 14, 2017 at 2:37pm — No Comments
Every year at NADA I am amazed at the number of new and exciting technologies being introduced. Some are completely new, like virtual reality showrooms; others are upgrades to existing applications that dealers use on a daily basis, such as a CRM or DMS.…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on February 14, 2017 at 8:29am — No Comments
One day, while bringing my vehicle into a large, very well-known dealership for service, a rather comical scene played out before my eyes. While the shuttle driver was leaving the dealership, his mini-van full with customers, all of a sudden a strong gust of wind came through. The shuttle van’s windows were open at the…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on February 13, 2017 at 5:17am — No Comments
Is there such a thing as a million dollar strategy or a one-size-fits-all strategy for your digital advertising?
On this episode of Think Tank Tuesday, Paul, Ashley, and Juliana discuss brands that have…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on February 7, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The statistics are there: car buyers spend 59 percent of their time online before they purchase car, according to a 2016 study from Cox Automotive. This same study cited 88 percent of customers used the internet to purchase their vehicle and 46 percent use multiple devices to get to a dealer’s website, with 14 percent…Continue
Added by Devin Koskan on February 6, 2017 at 5:57am — No Comments
Great news! Pinterest is now testing search ads with keywords and shopping tools.
97% of Pinterest searches are not brand specific, so a lot of the keywords will have to be intuitive -- just like a Google search. This means that you can supply content to your customers based on their searches on Pinterest and not just Google.
On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha gives you creative pointers and other marketing tips to be aware of as this new technology rolls out to all…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on February 3, 2017 at 1:15pm — No Comments
In the world of customer experience, retention and loyalty, a lot of focus is placed on customer satisfaction. The general thought process is that the better the customer experience on a consistent basis, the more likely a customer is to continue to do business and remain loyal.
However, according to…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on January 31, 2017 at 5:46am — No Comments
While I often talk about “basics”, that’s simply because many dealers are still not reaping the benefits of video marketing. But let’s say your dealership is doing video marketing. Perhaps you’ve made a commitment to conduct live video walkarounds for every vehicle. Maybe you’re engaging your customers via personal…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on January 31, 2017 at 5:23am — No Comments
Auto/Mate Presented with ‘Top Rated' award for Dealer Satisfaction in Dealership Management System (DMS) Category
NADA Convention & Expo, Booth #1707…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on January 27, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
New Orleans, LA – January 27th, 2017 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today that Keiser University, based in West Palm Beach, FL, selected Auto/Mate's dealership management system (DMS) to use as part of the curriculum for its Automotive Dealership Management program. The…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on January 27, 2017 at 5:27am — No Comments
A recent study by Forrester quantified the monetary effect of increasing customer experience scores by a single percent. The results were quite astonishing.
A single one-point increase in customer experience can mean as much as an additional $873 million per year in revenue for auto…Continue
Added by Tim Clay on January 26, 2017 at 6:54am — No Comments
Dealerships have forever tweaked pay plans to satisfy bottom lines and keep employees happy. Many employees in the sales department can make more money from a single sales commission than any technician can make in a day. There are even some salespeople that are so productive that their paychecks can exceed those of…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on January 24, 2017 at 5:19am — No Comments
Are you planning on going to a trade show this year?
So many times we go to trade shows because people tell us it'd be a great opportunity. But first, you need to decide if it's really going to be worth it.
Watch this week's Hard Facts…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on January 20, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
Added by Ujj Nath on January 20, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments