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Inbound Marketing: How To Win Customers By Influencing People

Lead > Contact > Show > Sell (LCSS).

That is the very definition of Automotive Inbound Marketing.

Have you ever noticed that the vendors in the automotive marketing space who are…

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Added by Larry Bruce on July 21, 2014 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

Chat Should Fill the Gaps

One of the most disturbing trends we're seeing on dealer websites is when they use chat areas as another contact form. It's true that chat is a way to generate leads, but when collecting contact information is the primary goal, the whole point of chat is missed.

Here are some things that we have…

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Added by Jeffery Sterns on July 20, 2014 at 3:19am — No Comments

Mobile Marketing and Effective Follow Up

When we think of mobile marketing, we are usually thinking in terms of two primary areas of concern.

1) We are thinking about whether a dealership has a mobile optimized website, and

2) We are thinking about whether or not the dealership is suited well for a text messaging campaign. 

In the case of needing a mobile optimized website, it doesn’t really matter what your business sells, your location will benefit on a local level from having a mobile optimized website. …

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Added by Mike Maggs on July 17, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Various Profitable Uses for SMS Text Message Marketing

Auto Dealerships are now taking advantage of SMS Text Message marketing to build a more profitable business.  What text messaging offers the dealership is the ability to construct a contact database from the mobile telephone numbers of their patrons.   Of course, having a contact database is not significantly different from having an email or newsletter list, except for people’s response to receiving text messages.  Currently, according to multiple research firms, SMS messages are opened and…

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Added by Mike Maggs on July 14, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

New Challenges That Come With the Use of Mobile Technology

The fact that people are spending more times using their mobile devices can be either an enormous opportunity, or an enormous headache, for your business.  The headache comes as a result of the new questions that mobile device use causes business owners to ask:

1)      Will customers and prospects still visit my website? If so, how can they see it on that little screen?

2)      If they are on the phone and not at their computer, will they read my emails?

At the same…

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Added by Mike Maggs on July 11, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Being Where Your Customers Are

As an Auto Dealer, you know that one of the most important parts of your business is marketing and promotion.  Reaching people with the right message about what you do is crucial to getting prospects to try you and getting customers to come back to you.  In just the last two decades, there has been a dramatic shift from reaching people by newspapers, radio and broadcast television to reaching them on their personal computers.  That does not mean that the need to advertise in newspapers,…

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Added by Mike Maggs on July 10, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

More and More Consumers Opt in to the Mobile Text Quote Button

We installed our “Text Quote Button” at a Ford dealership and we continue to see an increase in mobile activity off their desk top website each month.  Since the install of the Web To Text Lead Generator, consumer  mobile leads almost doubled in 3 short months.  

Consumers surveyed say, it makes it easier to negotiate and found the text option refreshing.  

One consumer who came to the Florida area from Tennessee on vacation opted in for a text quote on a new truck and…

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Added by Mike Maggs on July 2, 2014 at 6:15am — No Comments

How to Leverage Existing Site Traffic for Higher Quality Leads

There is something going on with dealership websites that needs to stop ASAP!

It’s something that should be pretty obvious, but clearly isn’t.

Know…

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Added by Michael Cirillo on May 6, 2014 at 6:59am — 2 Comments

AutoNation Gains Confidence To Become Their Own Lead Generation Provider

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By Brian Pasch

This week, Automotive News…

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Added by Brian Pasch on April 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Advanced SEO: Traffic Into Customers

Search Engine Optimization is all about drawing traffic to a website, and converting it into customers. That’s the bottom line, and when it’s summed up like that it sounds pretty straightforward. It isn’t.

The essence of Search Engine Optimization is making a website search engine friendly. Historically, the effectiveness of Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, has been measured by how the target keywords were ranked after a web search. That focus…

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Added by Joe Chierotti on April 1, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Chat and the Human Connection

describe the image One of J.D. Rucker’s outstanding blog postscame across my desk the other day and fueled lots of discussion in the ActivEngage offices. J.D. says that he sees way too many chat providers asking for lead info right off the bat - and we’ve found that this is one of the most destructive things you could do in a conversation. Asking for contact…

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Added by Stephen Jackson on March 20, 2014 at 8:09am — 6 Comments

Website Chat Should Shoot for Quality First, Quantity Second

There's a disturbing trend I'm seeing in the automotive industry when I visit websites. Perhaps it's been like this for a while and I simply took my eye off the chat ball. When I see chat windows that instantly prompt for the customer's contact information, it makes me cry a little…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on March 10, 2014 at 4:00am — 20 Comments

Cutco Can Do It; Why Can’t We!!!

If you look close enough to this picture:

you will see my name “SANSONE” etched into my new Cutco Cutlery set. What’s amazing to me is that I didn’t think I needed a new set of knives, I certainly didn’t have any difficulty cutting my last steak.

So why do I own them ???? Because Cutco is smart…

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Added by Paul Sansone Jr. on February 18, 2014 at 11:56am — 1 Comment

Sales Trends in 2014: Q&A from AutoUSA's STAR Leader

1. Sales wise 2013 seemed like a strong comeback year for the industry.  What activities or trends do you think helped dealers this year?

 

This year has been great and the auto industry will probably finish with an annualized selling rate of close to 16…

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Added by Phil DuPree on January 1, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Focus On "Point Of Interest" CONTENT For Your Prospects / Shoppers… Cultivate Opportunities

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Focus On "Point Of Interest" CONTENT For Your Prospects / Shoppers… Cultivate Opportunities 

This is a video I shot on site at a Major KIA Dealership in…

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on January 1, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Win the Customer Now to Maximize Your Year-End Sales

It's been a great year for car sales, and if you're like most dealers, you want to close out the year strong.

What is your Internet marketing department doing to ensure that ready-to-buy customers will choose to visit your…

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Added by Josh Vajda on December 17, 2013 at 7:00am — 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

Jeff's Steps to the sale

I am a chat vendor so my product is "more swings". But, my passion is selling! Although I want every dealer as a client, it does frustrate me when we make it so much about pricing and quotes.... not SELLING. I am a 27 year retail guy and, I have some opinions! If you'd like to become the victim of my unsolicited advice, take a look at my blogs...God-forbid, you might make some more money.…

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Added by Jeffery Sterns on December 1, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Steering Your Automotive Audience towards Possible Leads

Gaining possible leads or car selling on social media are not easy tasks, but are what most dealerships, if not all, want from this marketing platform. We all wish there was a simple formula to follow that guaranteed…

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Added by Amanda Ryan on November 23, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Financing Tools Deliver the Most Valuable Website Leads, According to Auto Dealer Internet Marketing Survey by AutoUSA

Fort Lauderdale, FL – November 11th, 2013 — AutoUSA Internet Sales Solutions (www.AutoUSADealers.com) today announced the results of its 2013 annual auto dealer Internet Marketing survey. Financing tools such as online credit applications and trade-in calculators deliver the most valuable website leads, according to respondents. Other significant results from the survey identify…

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Added by Josh Vajda on November 11, 2013 at 9:12am — 3 Comments

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