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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'email' (80)

Email Optimization Through Testing

Why Testing Isn’t Optional

 

Summary

A/B and multivariate testing is a proven email optimization strategy that can drastically improve open rates, click rates, the user experience, and ultimately sales and service conversions that impact your marketing ROI.

When…

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Added by Amanda Meuwissen on September 17, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Are You Missing Sales With The Wrong Messaging?

Think Tank Tuesday- Are You Missing Sales With The Wrong Messaging? from Potratz on Vimeo.

Are you missing out on sales because your marketing message is focused only on price points?  If you're only focused on price, you are not connecting with customers…

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Added by Paul Potratz on September 5, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Off with their Headers!

Like many people, worthless emails reach our inbox every single day. Recently, there has been one common theme that every piece of spam or advertisement email has in common. That is the email Header.

It is very commonplace to insert a Header into all dealership emails. The majority of mystery shop responses we receive include the dealership’s header emblazoned across the top. While we understand that it immediately brands your dealership to the person opening the email, we believe…

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Added by Joe Webb on July 31, 2012 at 1:16pm — 7 Comments

Why Your Dealership's Email Templates May Be Obsolete

It is highly likely that the vast majority of emails that your dealership is sending to customers and prospective clients are being opened on a mobile device. Reports show that  mobile email clients are set to surpass desktop and webmail client usage by the end of 2012.

The reports also show that mobile email usage jumps on weekends, when most people are away from work computers. What is…

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Added by Rob Fontano on June 9, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments

Turn Newsletters Into Leads: 5 Tips for Dealers

Turning eNewsletters into Lead Opportunities



Sending out a monthly email newsletter is not only a cost-effective method for nurturing leads, but also keeps your dealership top-of-mind, builds trust and loyalty, and encourages the right buyers to engage with your sales team at the right time. According to the Marketing Sherpa 2012 Lead Generation Benchmark Report, “On average, organizations that nurture their leads experience a 45%…

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Added by Aaron Hassen on June 7, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Your Customers are Not that into You! Tips to gain them back!

Do you hate seeing that your customers have unsubscribed from your email list? Do you loathe seeing them “unlike” your fan page. Do you cringe when your customers are no longer your Tweeps? Well, the average customer is bombarded with around 3,000 messages a day so more than likely, if they leave, they’re just not that into you.

How can you court your customers back and gain…

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Added by Ketty Colom on June 5, 2012 at 6:55am — No Comments

More ZMOT!....Really?

ZMOT its everywhere seems like these days. With Google as the general session at Digital Dealer this year I thought I would talk about how we see the execution of ZMOT for dealers. Below are the slides from my presentation. I think these numbers will add up to a pattern if you look at the slides closely.

There is not ONE ZMOT in Automotive there are TWO

  • People spend as much time consuming online media as they do off
  • Targeting is getting better & faster online,…
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Added by Larry Bruce on April 8, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

SEO VS PPC DD11 Recap

Last Digital Dealer we explored the data behind SEO & PPC and where your efforts get the most bang for the buck.

At Digital Dealer 12 in Orlado April 3-5 will will explore the data behind ZMOT and how to execute it in your store to increase lead volume and most importantly Show Rate in the dealerhips.

Click Here to attend my Digital Dealer 12 Session "Marketing…

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Added by Larry Bruce on March 29, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

It’s Not What He Knows...

That kills a General Manager it’s what he doesn’t know!

Those words spoken to me by one of the smartest dealers I ever worked for, Jay Marks, have stayed with me since 1996. Same principal applies in every position of the dealership but particularly in…

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Added by Larry Bruce on March 28, 2012 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Matt & Vanessa Don't Hate Me…

But you couldn’t be more wrong about microsites!

 

I have had a few dealers reach out to me lately on Microsites being a bad idea and even one of the largest industry providers asking me if…

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Added by Larry Bruce on March 10, 2012 at 9:30am — 23 Comments

Future Auto World… what’a ya think?

An interesting report from comScore and I think some premonitions for retail automotive.

 

 

  1. Could FREE shipping break open real eCommerce for automotive? I think it is certainly a big hurdle right now logistically and monetarily. Taking away the monetary factor may go a long way toward opening this up. Of course there are still some logistics involved and there is the tactile factor. The need to touch and feel the vehicle is diminishing slowly…
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Added by Larry Bruce on February 17, 2012 at 9:24pm — No Comments

AutoMazing Podcast

The AutoMazing Podcast is a group of cars guys (Larry Bruce, Chris Saraceno, Eric Miltsch, Bryan Armstrong, Shaun Raines, Tracy Myers & Rob Campbell) that get together 2 to 3 times per month and discuss the topics affecting our industry.

 

12/29/11 - What Makes A Great Customer Experience &…

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Added by Larry Bruce on January 4, 2012 at 3:19am — No Comments

TrueCar, KBB & Edmunds: an Objective View

TrueCar has certainly stirred up a hornet’s nest with “Know the REAL Price”. To be fair they are not the only online lead generator that uses dealership transactional data in an effort to get between the customer and the dealership and get a piece of the car sale either through a pay for lead or pay for sale pricing model.

Both KBB and Edmunds use transactional data also, the difference… their billing model doesn’t require them to dial into your system so it doesn’t appear that they…

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Added by Larry Bruce on January 3, 2012 at 7:30pm — 13 Comments

Successful Digital Innovation

Are You Thinking Big This Holiday Season?

 

It comes as no surprise anymore to hear that digital is key. Smartphones, tablets, social media, email—these are all cornerstones of sales and marketing for successful industries, including…

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Added by Amanda Meuwissen on November 22, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments

Close 15% of Your Leads Every Month

I was inspired by a discussion on DrivingSales, an automotive social networking site, where an Internet Marketing Manager at a VW dealership was soliciting help on improving his closing percentage above its current consistent 10%.



This manager has a basic set of steps he follows, which are widely accepted as the best practice to… Continue

Added by Adam Ross on August 23, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Latest stats on Smartphone usage

Great study by ExactTarget on the types of features used by Smartphone owners in the U.S.

Text messaging (SMS) is the most popular, with 38% doing constantly throughout the day vs. 31% using voice and 29% using email constantly.  Overall, over 90% of Smartphone owners use SMS weekly and only 3% never use SMS.

Used on a daily basis:

SMS 77%

Email 66%

Internet 59%

Facebook 50%

Branded Apps 25%

Twitter 15% (74% never use…

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Added by Stan Bradbury on June 30, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments

CONFESSIONS OF A MYSTERY SHOPPER - PT 6

It’s odd how, in the fortnight that passes between these lite essays, the theme for the next one always appears out of recent dealer visits.  For example, if I write about lead response times it’s because, unexplainably, LRT became an issue multiple times in my visits during the two weeks prior. 



The issue that revealed itself this time is Over-Thinking The Lead.  I had some poor mystery shops, and from stores that should know better and do better.  When we looked for a…

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Added by Trace Ordiway on June 12, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments

CONFESSIONS OF A MYSTERY SHOPPER - PT 5

I just discovered that in the past sixteen months I have launched more than 225 mystery shops.  Wow.  I didn’t realize there had been so many.



You’d think after 225+ mystery shops a guy should have some profound observations and conclusions to share about mystery shops, right?  I don’t know about the profound part, but, yeah, you’re right, it seems that a person should have some observations and conclusions to share.



So I’ve spent the last couple hours…

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Added by Trace Ordiway on May 29, 2011 at 8:47am — 2 Comments

Clicks, Rings, Cha-Ching: The Digital World Demands Good Phone Skills



Why Phone Rings Still Equal Cash Register Rings

“May I have your attention, please: the Internet has not replaced the telephone. I repeat: the Internet has not replaced the telephone.”

 

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Added by CDK Global on April 29, 2011 at 1:22pm — 1 Comment

CONFESSIONS OF A MYSTERY SHOPPER - PT 2

Last week, while at a dealer client, and while reviewing the mystery shop I had just done for them, I flashed on a story told to me last year by one of my teammates.  First know that this was a pretty typical mystery shop – the shopper received 2 emails and 1 phone call before the store stopped contact attempts.  Now the story:



Bob was 13 years old, in middle school for the first time, and faced with having to ask a girl to an upcoming school dance.  Like a lot of 13 year old boys…

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Added by Trace Ordiway on April 17, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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