ADM serves Car Dealers, Automotive Marketing Pros and Internet Sales Managers
I am sure many of you will have heard the saying “If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it’s meant to be.” While this may be good advice for relationships, it’s certainly not good advice for business. A recent whitepaper examined how many companies focus too much on share-of-market and the resulting damage. Market share has always been the leading measurement of success. The article examines why using only…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on November 26, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments
According to this article in last week’s Detroit Free Press, the average age of vehicles owned in the U.S. continues to be on the rise. With the average now being 11.4 years, it’s becoming more…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on August 15, 2013 at 4:43am — No Comments
Every year about this time we begin to contemplate. What was our final score for 2012? How did we end up? Did we just SURVIVE or did we THRIVE?
For most of you, that reality was written months ago and on the 10th of January you’ll be…Continue
Added by Leonard Buchholz on January 1, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Service is an "elbow to elbow" people business. As I (we) have traveled and observed so many Dealership Service Operations, there is still one overriding factor that every Customer Service Organization must understand and adhere to. This is people business.…
Added by Leonard Buchholz on November 15, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
Lost Sales and Declined Services Customers are in many Dealerships, the largest untapped source of additional revenue. And in most cases, the Sales has been lost because of a few words and not a few dollars.
It is an age old diametrically opposed argument. On one side, we have technology. On the other side, we have personnel.
On May 22, 2012 I wrote a blog asking the public if GM made a wise choice dropping its 10 million dollar advertising spend from Facebook. (For theentire blog visit: http://deliverymaxx.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/did-gm-make-a-wise-decision-dropping-facebook-as-an-advertising-medium/ ) My position then as it is now is that GM and many automotive dealerships are…Continue
Added by James Schaefer on July 18, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments
Clearly there is a huge gap between what "we" (old school) managers and Leaders consider useful and proper communication, motivation and Leadership techniques and what the "new" generation responds to.
There is a choice to be made.…Continue
Added by Leonard Buchholz on July 16, 2012 at 7:46am — No Comments
And when it's all said and done, we like to think that we have contributed to the Dealership's future and had a hand in weaving the very fabric of that Dealership.
And in every Dealership…Continue
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – July 9th, 2012 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that Stanley Subaru of Ellsworth, Maine has increased its service department proficiency by 20% since switching from its legacy dealership management system (DMS) to Auto/Mate in May of 2012.
Service manager Neil Harriman attributes the increased productivity to Auto/Mate’s integrated front-end appointment system and its…Continue
Added by Holly Forsberg on July 9, 2012 at 8:48am — No Comments
A traveling salesman had come to the end of a long day and was very hungry. He had not made many sales and was feeling a little frustrated with his results. He decided to stop and get something to eat and mull over his next step.
He stopped in town, parked on Main Street and looked around. He found two restaurants side by side. Above each there was a sign.
The one on the left said “Food, more…Continue
Added by Leonard Buchholz on June 25, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
That's right! There are 3 Personal Components you need to have to Succeed in the Car Biz!
ATTITUDE, SKILL SET and KNOWLEDGE!
A strong Attitude will get you through the day…Continue
Added by Leonard Buchholz on June 19, 2012 at 8:02am — No Comments
Every Coaching session can be effective if you follow certain steps to improve your chances of a Successful outcome.
There is one word that is critical in determining the outcomes. That word is "Specific." There is an old saying that goes like this. "The more specific you are the better your results" and…Continue
Added by Leonard Buchholz on June 6, 2012 at 5:59am — No Comments
Added by Leonard Buchholz on June 3, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
“The difference between genius and insanity is paper-thin.” Old Japanese proverb.
There is an inherent truth in that statement. How many times have you said to yourself…Continue
Added by Leonard Buchholz on June 1, 2012 at 8:33am — No Comments
Stand on any Service Drive on any given day and you will hear Customers describe all kinds of noises related their vehicles. The variety…Continue
Have you ever blown up a balloon and then just let it go and listen to the sound it makes? If you have children or a crazy Uncle Lenny, chances are you've heard this noise before. It is so distinctive that once you've heard it, you are not likely to forget it the rest of your life.
I've heard this same noise in my head many times in the service drive right after an Advisor says something he or she shouldn't have. In our…Continue
Added by Leonard Buchholz on May 24, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments
In fixed ops we constantly worry whether or not we are getting a return on every one of our ad dollars. Every manufacturer tracks it. Every ad vendor tracks it. And when we spend the money and don't get an immediate return, we start to fret.
Here is the rub.
Customers don't make a connection with…Continue
I am preparing a presentation to our General Managers about our BDC operations and it got me thinking about how BDC's have changed in recent years. When I started in the car business in 1998, the BDC generally consisted of a couple of reps who were usually the poorest…Continue