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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'practices' (148)

Maximizing Co-Op for a strong Q4 – 4 Questions to ask your vendors

With the fourth-quarter in sight, now’s the time to be planning for ways to end the year strong and insure you maximize your dollars and their effectiveness.  One way is to make sure you evaluate how you maximize OEM reimbursements and move more inventory.  Co-op funds can substantially improve a dealer’s ROI by…

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Added by Chris Martin on September 7, 2018 at 7:18am — No Comments


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3 Tips to Improve the Results of Phone Calls

Many dealerships subscribe to some type of call tracking service that records incoming phone calls, however, many sales managers neglect to listen to the calls on a regular basis.

Typically, it’s not until the end of the month when they’re trying to squeeze out those last few…

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Added by Andy Church on August 31, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Content Marketing Is Not a One and Done Game

There is one common problem most companies run into when they start a content marketing strategy. Frequently, executives have unreal expectations and expect to go from zero to hero in a matter of days. They want an immediate return-on-investment – such as leads, engagement or website traffic. I am afraid that is simply…

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Added by sara callahan on August 29, 2018 at 6:57am — No Comments

Are You Lonely in Your Communication with Customers?

Somewhere in the North Pacific Ocean, there lives a whale that cannot communicate with other whales. You see, whales communicate…

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Added by Todd Smith on August 16, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Is Lack of Transparency Killing Your Lead Volume?

Throughout the history of our automotive industry – and even more so as we increasingly progress into the digital era – dealers have been focused on gaining more leads. Just about every widget and message on dealer websites has one single goal – conversion.

 

Does…

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Added by Steve White on August 14, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Time Matters: A Sale Can Be Won or Lost in Just 8 Seconds

It’s no secret that transaction time is increasingly important to consumers when purchasing a vehicle. And, by the time they arrive on the lot they have already spent countless hours trying to not only figure out what vehicle they are interested in, but where they may want to buy that vehicle.

 

So, at the…

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Added by John Wingle on August 3, 2018 at 6:39am — No Comments

3 Myths About Loaner Programs

From a consumer perspective, access to loaner vehicles is a major factor in service location choice—both in terms of franchised dealer versus independent repair facility, and among franchised dealer locations. Loaner vehicles help to overcome the inconvenience of having to drive further for service, and from having to wait at the…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on July 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Open Rates by Weekday: The Best Days to Launch Campaigns

Does the day of the week an email campaign is launched affect whether that email is opened? It does! And boosting your open rates ultimately increases response rates – meaning more ROI for your store.

 

In a recent study, we identified how dealers could drive ROI by analyzing on-demand email campaign…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on July 16, 2018 at 6:15am — No Comments

Tips On Creating Quality Videos that POP! [VIDEO]

Tim James shares the importance of quality videos and tips on ways that dealers can make their videos more appealing to customers.

Added by Timmy D. James on July 12, 2018 at 8:15am — No Comments

How Do I Start Video Marketing (PART 2) [VIDEO]

                               

Flick Fusion COO Tim James shares his advice on how auto dealers can start adding video to their marketing strategy in part 2 of this 2 part video blog

Added by Timmy D. James on June 28, 2018 at 8:14am — No Comments

How Do I Start Video Marketing (Part 1) [VIDEO]

                                

Flick Fusion COO Tim James shares his advice on how auto dealers can start adding video to their marketing strategy in part 1 of this 2 part video…

Added by Timmy D. James on June 14, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

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

Why Don’t People Schedule Online?

According to the 2017 JD Power CSI survey, only 13 percent of consumers scheduled their vehicle service online.

The progress toward online scheduling has been glacially slow, rising only two percentage points over the past three years.

 

This is despite the fact that…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on June 5, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Plugging Holes in the Service Bucket

We are in a new era; one in which dealers make most of their money on the service side and not in new vehicle sales.

Yet, as an industry we still spend far more money marketing the sales side of the business, and on conquest marketing, than we do on service marketing and customer…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 23, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

How To Ensure Your Email Marketing Gets Through

As you know, email is a vital part of your marketing. But if your specially-crafted email campaigns don’t make it to your customers’ inboxes, your ROI will fall short.

Following email deliver-ability best practices is more than making sure your customers receive your…

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Added by Graham Annett on May 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Are there too Many Chefs in Your Content Kitchen?

One of the best ways to get your name out to your audience is through a consistent regimen of relevant educational content of interest to your audience. This helps position key people in your dealership or organization as industry thought leaders and gains indirect brand exposure.

 

Doing this…

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Added by sara callahan on May 17, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

In Car Sales, the Best Social Marketer Wins

In the age of customer experience, successful salespeople have transitioned from an “always be closing” mindset to an “always be helping” mindset. In fact, the title of salesperson isn’t really an accurate reflection of what the job entails any more. A better title would perhaps be Trusted Advisor.

 

A…

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Added by Paul Moran on May 11, 2018 at 7:06am — No Comments

Why Creative Marketing Matters

So much of the conversation in automotive marketing today is focused on how to leverage technology and data to precisely target consumers.

While this is important, it’s just as important to remember that creative still matters.

                           

After all, you can…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 9, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Email Marketing Remains a Powerful Tool—Here’s Why

Marketing is constantly evolving to fit what companies need, what catches the attention of customers, and what the latest technology is capable of – all of which are ever-changing. With the surge of newer and shinier ways to attract business across a variety of channels, including social media, search…

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Added by Graham Annett on May 2, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

We Have Video Content. Now What? (Part 2) [VIDEO]

Tim James shares why simply having video content isn’t enough in the second video blog in this series.

Added by Timmy D. James on April 30, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

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