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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'inventory' (45)

Don’t Let Your Video Become a Flash In the Pan

There’s no doubt that video marketing, in general, has become increasingly important in today’s world. Google has the search market cornered which is why, as marketers, it is important to pay close attention to the changes they make. However, did you know it’s even more important to pay attention to the second largest…

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Added by Brian Cox on August 29, 2014 at 4:34am — 1 Comment

An Rx for Rosier Pre-Owned Inventory

How does your dealership acquire its most desirable pre-owned inventory? Aren’t the vehicles you previously sold your best candidates…aren’t they the vehicles your market wants most and that hold their gross best? 

Sure they are. Trouble is, given the increasing buy cycle gap, most dealers aren’t seeing the trade opportunities for such models as they’d like. …

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Added by Jeff Cotton on August 26, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Tim James, VP of Sales with Flick Fusion, to Present "Video Marketing Tips, Trends, & Practical Uses" at Digital Dealer 17

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Urbandale, IA--August 25th, 2014--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com), the industry's leading video marketing provider, announced today that Tim James, Vice President of Sales with Flick Fusion, will present "Video Marketing Tips, Trends & Practical Uses" at the upcoming Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, NV. Auto dealer…

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Added by Brian Cox on August 25, 2014 at 10:04am — No Comments

The Single Worst Thing A Dealership Can Do In Video Marketing

It has long been considered a best practice in search engine optimization and search engine marketing to use deep linking to take searchers to the exact content they are searching for, rather than simply directing them to your home page.

If the searcher is not taken directly to the content they…

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Added by Brian Cox on August 25, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Introduces First Video Marketing Platform for Auto Dealers That Automates Production & Increases SEO Rankings

Urbandale, IA--August 18th, 2014--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com), the industry's leading video marketing provider, today introduced the first video marketing platform for auto dealers that automates the video production process, increases organic SEO rankings, increases conversion rates and generates more leads to the dealership. With the addition of several recent and planned product roll-outs, Flick Fusion is also the industry's only…

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Added by Brian Cox on August 18, 2014 at 5:44am — No Comments

Paint Your Way to Increased Profits

As a sales and marketing professional, you probably learned a long time ago that the best way to present your products is by using words that paint a picture. Not just any picture, a picture that puts each shopper in the picture; helps them visualize owning your product; and then mentally experience the emotional…

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Added by Timmy D. James on August 8, 2014 at 6:22am — No Comments

For Used Vehicle Acquisition, There’s No Place Like Home

One of the pain points I frequently hear from dealers is how to acquire frontline pre-owned vehicles for their stores. Having an available solid inventory of used vehicles for customers is imperative. Not everyone will be able to (or even want to) buy a new vehicle. To run smoothly and continuously generate…

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Added by Richard Holland on June 19, 2014 at 5:39am — 3 Comments

How Social Media Can Help Sell More Cars

 

Savvy dealers are turning to low cost alternatives like Facebook and Twitter and other social media outlets as their alternative. Not only is it free, but it can help you interact with your future and existing customers in real-time. It's no secret that Dealers will do just about anything to…

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Added by Jason Turner on June 12, 2014 at 8:00am — 14 Comments

Create Your Own Buy Cycle

According to AutoMD.com, more than three-quarters of respondents to a 2012 car-buying attitude survey found that “78% now say that 10+ years (or until it dies) is the appropriate vehicle lifespan. Most telling is that over half say that a better economy would not change their habit of holding onto their vehicle longer.” 

You may feel shackled by this reality, but in fact you have much control over how the buy cycle influences your dealership. I can make such a statement because this…

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Added by Jeff Cotton on March 4, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

That Was A BLAST : NADA 2014 Recap

 

This years NADA was definitely one for the books. Taking place in one of the best cities in America, New Orleans, LA. The times to be had were extremely fun and the information we gathered on the auto industry was insightfully eye opening.

The convention center was like a massive maze of everything auto with our friends being scattered…

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Added by Josh Knutson on January 28, 2014 at 7:39am — No Comments

It’s Almost NADA 2014 And We’re Pumped!

 What To Expect : Future Trends To Solve

Its that time of year again, when we all gather in the largest building NADA find and consume everything auto. As we approach one of the biggest conferences of the year we take a look at what to expect.

Technology has the pedal to…

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Added by Josh Knutson on January 14, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

2013 Mobile Year In Review

A Reflection On Mobile In 2013 And Where The Industry Is Headed In 2014

Mobile has gained some major horsepower in the automotive industry in 2013, and with technology continually expanding at rapid rates, 2014 is sure to be one for the…

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Added by Josh Knutson on January 8, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

MaxTradeIn Expands into Nashville, Moline, Champaign and Terre Haute and Surpasses $155 Million in Consumer Offers

INDIANAPOLIS (December 6, 2013)  MaxTradeIn™, the free online marketplace that gives car owners the ability to trade in or…

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Added by Rachel Boyle on December 11, 2013 at 10:54am — No Comments

Wearable Tech Accelerates Into The Auto Industry

Wearable Tech Accelerates Into The Auto Industry

From glasses, to watches to clothing, wearable technology is the next wave of our digital world interweaving with our automotive lives.

Technology truly succeeds when it helps us make a process or way of life more productive and beneficial and the future holds a huge market…

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Added by Josh Knutson on December 10, 2013 at 8:31am — No Comments

The Great Craigslist Auto-Exodus - Why It's A Good Thing!

Some clouds are huge, with small silver linings.  Other clouds are small, dwarfed by the silver lining they bring.  This cloud snuck up on many dealers who rely upon Craigslist (CL) to generate a steady source of leads: now, all posts by dealers for their cars and trucks will cost $5 each.

Gone are they days of capriciously spamming the CTD (Cars and Trucks by Dealer) board with hundreds of ads.  And I, for one, welcome it.  Because now, gone too are the days of…

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Added by Justin West on December 3, 2013 at 11:39am — No Comments

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

When dealerships first started publishing web pages, I remember that many felt that it was not very important.

However, as many other dealers were doing it, they felt that they needed to as well. At first they were static, very basic websites, with very little information. Along came…

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Added by Richard Holland on October 31, 2013 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Manage Your Inventory Feeds (Cars.com and others)

There has been plenty of controversy about cars.com and other vendors taking dealers inventory and feeding them to some really nasty anti-dealer sites such as cargurus.com. I believe that Jim Ziegler has done a great job standing up for the automotive retail community by fighting for what is right. I am…

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Added by Stan Sher on May 26, 2013 at 10:41pm — No Comments

My Response to the Many Concerns I've Received Regarding Craigslist Block on Mass Posting Tools

Craigslist blocks on auto uploads, mass population tools and templates.  A system of checks and balances in software 'law' - Terms of Use http://www.craigslist.org/about/terms.of.use

I have no desire to build…

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Added by Penny Vettel on April 8, 2013 at 4:30pm — 35 Comments

6 reasons your dealership does not need a CRM solution

What the following reasons provide are valuable talking points to discuss opportunities with a CRM solution or problem you may be experiencing in your store. Admittedly the title to this article is very tongue in cheek, especially since I serve dealerships in my…

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Added by Jake Wirth on December 3, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Auto Industry Reaping the Benefits of Increased Mobile Internet Usage

For those you that have been in the auto industry for a while, you have seen the shift in marketing strategies. It has gone, in just a few short years, from a sales lot full of streamers, banners and lurking sales people, to making room in the dealership for an IT staff to build a website for your dealership complete with links to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and any other social media account you desire. My previous experience in the automotive industry was pre-internet, so seeing the…

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Added by Crystal Brown on November 28, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

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