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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'management' (541)


Vendor
Service BDC Agent Staffing, Do it Right

Many a Service BDC has taken a wrong turn by just putting a warm body in a seat.  Don’t make this mistake, your BDC agents touch more customers than anyone in your business.  Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when recruiting and staffing your BDC:

  1. First off they…
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Added by Rob Canales on July 13, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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Develop Your Managers to Maximize Your Bottom Line!

Department Managers have an enormous impact on your Dealerships Profitability. That impact can either be positive, or negative. The choice is really up to you. We would never let the coach on the field without a playbook and a strategy, yet as an industry we let our managers “play” every day…

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Added by Andy Church on July 13, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Are You Unintentionally Creating Missed Opportunities?

Today’s customers visit around 24 touchpoints during their car-buying journey, including your website, and get loaded up with information during this research period.

 

Those consumers have, more than likely, already narrowed your dealership down to one of only a couple that they plan to visit. And,…

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Added by John Wingle on July 3, 2018 at 6:48am — 1 Comment

How Small Dealers Can Win the War Over Size

If you have been paying attention to industry trends I am sure you have noticed the ever-increasing gap between the size of smaller dealerships and large auto groups. Groups are swallowing up smaller dealers left and right as they continue to grow.

 

Of course, size…

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Added by Ujj Nath on June 11, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Another Big Disruptor is Joining the Automotive World

As an industry, we’re witnessing the largest shift and money grab in history -- from the likes of Carvana, Blinker, and Fair, to the possible entrance of Amazon into car buying.

 

And now, another huge retail company has decided to jump in… but in a way that…

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Added by Ujj Nath on April 17, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

“Why status-quo” is a mindset that will Kill your Dealership

If you’ve been in the retail automotive industry for any length of time, you’ve seen how inaction is thought to be the best course of action.

With today's evolving retail world where consumer’s can order oil and battery changes on Amazon, I’m sure there are many…

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Added by Ujj Nath on April 11, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Are You Setting Up Your Marketing Team for Failure?

Marketing is an incredibly complicated and convoluted field which involves everything from direct marketing, to brand management, customer communications, social media, public relations and on and on. Whether you call the person responsible for your digital marketing efforts the “CMO,” or delegate these tasks to an…

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Added by Steve White on April 10, 2018 at 6:38am — No Comments

Is Digital Retailing Really a Good Thing for Dealers?

The buzz today among vendors in the automotive industry is all about making the car buying transaction faster and more convenient for the consumer. I get it. Consumers think it takes too long to buy a car, so technology companies are inventing ways to trim down that transaction time. Sure, it may make car buying an…

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Added by Mike Gorun on March 27, 2018 at 6:07am — No Comments

Rewards Programs Mean More than Just Rewards

Rewards programs are indisputably a staple in common society. Most retailers have them and consumers have come to expect them.

 

The problem is that most retailers view rewards programs as an expense, rather than a revenue generator. Sure, there are discounts and other…

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Added by Mike Gorun on March 20, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

A PERFECT example of the Trifecta that Creates Loyalty

The never-ending question is… what does it take to earn customer loyalty? Of course, the answer changes all the time and that is what makes loyalty so confusing and difficult.

 

As technology continues to develop and improve, consumers have more access to information and aggressively compare prices and…

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Added by Mike Gorun on March 13, 2018 at 6:54am — No Comments

How to Promote Tentpole Events on Facebook

A ‘tentpole’ event at your dealership is one of those big-deal events that you really want to be successful. It could be a sale, holiday event, new product promotion or a community event that you’re sponsoring.

 

Tentpole marketing is a strategy that generates social buzz around your event that drives…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on March 7, 2018 at 6:56am — No Comments

When Will the Automotive Industry Become Early Adopters Instead of Followers?

Does anyone remember when some car dealers didn’t think websites were valuable? It really wasn’t that long ago. Now, every car dealer from the largest to the smallest independent has one.

 

Even some manufacturers didn’t feel like they “needed” to own their own name on the Internet. Take the epic…

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Added by Ujj Nath on March 6, 2018 at 6:56am — No Comments

Being Real: The Fastest Way to Earn Customer Loyalty

Today’s consumers are fickle beings. It’s much harder to keep their loyalty than ever before. And, while it may take years to earn loyalty from a single customer, it could take only minutes to lose it. Your dealership can do everything in its power to earn and keep a customer – from loyalty programs, to amazing…

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Added by Mike Gorun on March 6, 2018 at 6:44am — No Comments


Dealer
Smile and the World Smiles with You

In the business world, most successful people are type-A…

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Added by Chris Price on March 2, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

In Video Marketing, the Car Should Be the Star

Video marketing is becoming more important as consumers increasingly choose this medium over others. That’s exactly why almost every platform has shifted to a video-centric algorithm.  

 

I’ve spoken many times about the types of video a dealership should produce outside of inventory videos to create…

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 15, 2018 at 4:54am — No Comments

Don’t Eat Tomato Soup with Chopsticks

As a dealership, there are many ways you…

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Added by Mike Gorun on January 23, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Attention Customers…Are You Paying Attention?

One of the biggest marketing challenges is to capture the attention of your intended audience. We are all bombarded with hundreds of marketing messages every day, and to a great degree, we…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on January 15, 2018 at 6:44am — No Comments


Vendor
Buck the Marketing Status Quo

Far too frequently those in charge of dealership marketing decisions rely on one of two things: peer conversations/feedback, or data from a vendor showing results from a comparable dealership.…

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Added by Ben Hadley on January 11, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Brand Centric Growth

I once heard influential thinker…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on January 8, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

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