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With almost everything consumers purchase, there’s an owner’s manual or set of instructions for them to use. For decades, car manufacturers have included an owner’s manual with new vehicles. Sadly, it is no secret that this tidy three hundred-page booklet is one of the least read publications produced in mass…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on February 26, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
“What is my ROI?”
It doesn’t matter whether we’re discussing television ads, radio, 3rd party leads,
that gorilla on top of your building, or the contest you’re running on social…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on February 16, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
Content marketing, in general, can provide many valuable benefits. It can help create and maintain a brand presence; assist in search engine optimization; and position executives as thought leaders. It can also serve as a valuable source of information for both customers and potential customers.
Added by sara callahan on November 25, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
Competition in business is usually a good thing. Sure, we’d all like to have the market cornered, but without a little competition we would perhaps never figure out ways to improve our products or services and keep our customers coming back.
In an interesting…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on October 31, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
When businesses ponder how to increase their presence on search engines, they typically turn to SEO strategies. Content marketing has always been a large part of any SEO strategy. It’s a given that the more fresh, relevant and unique content you produce, the better chance your online properties will have of showing in…Continue
Added by Brian Cox on October 27, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
Actually, scratch that.
This isn't just going to be about Bounce rate, but all of your…Continue
Added by Michael Cirillo on July 23, 2014 at 7:53am — No Comments
Proper spelling and grammar can dictate whether your content is received well or…Continue
Last week, I had the privilege of attending the 5thannual Innovative Dealer Summit. I’m always happy to assist in educating dealers and being a part of events that encourage it. I had never attended this event and looked forward to participating in the only event of this size organized by a state auto dealers association. The event itself was held in a super-cool venue – Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Being an avid sports…
Added by Jennifer Payne on April 18, 2014 at 5:18am — No Comments
A recent interview with former Apple VP of Worldwide Marketing, Allison Johnson, offered up some interesting insights into the legendary businessman Steve Jobs.
In her interview, she explained how the two words that Jobs hated most…Continue
Even if you don’t believe, as I do, that high sales staff turnover is the number one issue facing the auto industry today; we certainly can agree it is right at the top of the list. There is not one positive thing that happens at our dealerships as a result of high turnover, and the benefits of low sales turnover are so obvious that I don’t need to list them.
High sales turnover has completely undermined training efforts. It creates the mental attitude amongst many managers…Continue
There are countless articles on how hard it is to create a truly loyal customer and how easy it is to lose one. Creating customer loyalty is a challenge that all businesses face. There are many techniques and strategies that can assist you along this path but, at times, we’re presented with opportunities that…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on October 29, 2013 at 5:53am — No Comments
For the second year in a row, TrueCar, the leading provider of a hassle-free car buying experience for consumers and dealers, is awarding ten dealer professionals with a scholarship to attend the AutoCon 2013 automotive education conference this fall. AutoCon 2013 will take place September 4-6 at the beautiful Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
TrueCar has reinforced their commitment to professional education for dealers with these generous scholarship awards. The…Continue
To everyone headed to AutoCon 2013, make sure to come see my presentation where I'll show you how to transform your Internet Department into an eCommerce MACHINE!
See you there!
Added by Myril Shaw on August 26, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
As the fall conference season approaches for the automotive industry, many vendors miss opportunities for exposure. Owning a public relations agency, my job is to maximize my client’s exposure to their audience. Conferences offer more potential customers for my clients, concentrated in a single place at a single time,…Continue
ALBANY, N.Y. – August 5th, 2013 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) has launched a new website, re-designed with a modern look, more intuitive navigation and offering more educational materials for auto dealers. The new website is designed to be a resource for auto dealers looking for information related to dealership management systems (DMS), Auto/Mate company news and more.
“We want to make it as…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on August 5, 2013 at 7:07am — No Comments
What legally defines a merchant who uses a self-funded, in-house financing program? Any merchant extending credit of any kind to one or more of their customers is this type of merchant, whether they realize it or not.
They may be running an in-house financing program using their own money, or they may simply be allowing a customer they’ve known for years to pay a few days late which constitutes…Continue
Added by Jonathan Floyd on May 26, 2013 at 9:45am — No Comments
I always feel very fortunate to participate in the Digital Dealer Conferences. Helping dealers and their management staff gain new insights and techniques to increase revenue is something that’s very rewarding.
On Tuesday, I was happy to be one of the first speakers at the three day conference. I presented to a full room on the strategies service management can use to transform their service drive into a sales drive. I spoke about using mobile technology and taking a new…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on May 10, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
Every day in North America, millions of people utilize search engines with the intent to find answers to their implied questions, or identify solutions for their problems. Think about the last search you conducted online. Was it with the intent to find answers or solve problems? Of course it…Continue
CarsDirect is proud to be a sponsor of the Internet Sales 20 Group, taking place March 19-21, 2013 in Dallas. This exclusive, attendance-limited workshop will showcase a panel of the most successful dealership owners, managers and industry experts who will share their secrets on what is working in today's…Continue
Added by Sean V. Bradley on January 26, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments