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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'retail' (58)

Auto Industry Viral Marketing Innovator Vboost Achieves Milestone of 10 Million Video Views for Auto Dealer Clients

Unique Customercials are organically shared by customers across their social platforms producing a huge viral lift for auto dealers

Newport Beach, CA –August 13, 2019– Vboost (www.vboost.com), a viral marketing company for auto dealers, today announced that since the company started seven years ago, video views for its auto dealer clients featuring customers…

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Added by Paul Moran on August 13, 2019 at 8:04am — No Comments

Digital Retailing: Let’s Talk About F&I

Conversations about digital retailing in the automotive industry tend to center around two things: customer experience and an increase in sales volume. But some dealers feel that it just leads to decreased margins on the front-end in the “race to the bottom,|” and that face-to-face interaction will end in more revenue – whether that's in the front or the back…

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Added by Michia Rohrssen on July 18, 2019 at 7:22am — No Comments

Prodigy Expands into New San Francisco Offices

The Seamless online to in-store sales platform for auto dealers enjoys sustained growth due to the addition…

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Added by Michia Rohrssen on July 15, 2019 at 7:35am — No Comments

Can Amazon Reinvent the Traditional Store?

It’s a well-known fact that Amazon is on a mission to reinvent the traditional brick-and-mortar store model. Until recently, they were mostly focused on dominating online sales. However, it is clear Amazon is now looking to expand its footprint to include offline sales. A great example is the…

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Added by Michia Rohrssen on May 15, 2019 at 7:23am — No Comments

Rethinking the NFL Draft Model—Marketing as QB

Tonight four of the top draft picks in the NFL Draft are expected to be quarterbacks. Meanwhile, two of the top 32 will be wide receivers.

 

Recently I visited with one of the top collegiate quarterback coaches in the nation.

 

“There’s a saying in football that the further away you get from the ball, the less a part of the team…

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Added by Jim Flint on April 25, 2019 at 7:02am — No Comments

The Single Most Important Digital Retail Metric Is Also The Most Ignored

For dealers, the digital retail space is filled with more hype than ever. Digital retail companies promise a future with increased conversion rates, higher gross margins, and better customer experience to boot.



And the truth is…it works! Digital…

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Added by Michia Rohrssen on April 8, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Digital Retailing is Not About Technology

At NADA many exhibitors hyped their digital retailing solutions to support online vehicle transactions. While no one has cracked the code for a complete, seamless online transaction, there are several great solutions that provide enough functionality to meet consumer demands. After all, consumers are…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on February 15, 2019 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Knock-Knock—It’s Amazon

Google and Facebook, Watch Out! There’s someone approaching in the rear-view mirror, and it’s Amazon.

 

Don’t worry about Amazon pursuing automotive retail--think expensive land and expensive cattle (aka cars). As far as the desire to pursue automotive advertising--think cloud ready and margin friendly.

 

The duopoly of Google and…

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Added by Jim Flint on February 12, 2019 at 7:51am — No Comments

Are You Discriminating Against Digital Customers?

I’m sure that most managers are familiar with the frustration that comes with discovering a salesperson decided a sale was not to be made without really working the lead, letting a perfectly good customer leave the lot. Perhaps the salesperson pre-qualified them and decided they…

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Added by Steve White on November 19, 2018 at 7:11am — No Comments

Retail Hazard Ahead: Vehicle Purchases Experiencing Some Delays

The good news? To date, automotive sales have remained stronger than many analysts originally predicted, with customers of all ages continuing to buy both new and pre-owned vehicles. Considering some of the earlier ominous forecasts, it’s no wonder numerous retailers are…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on October 25, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Two Buzz-Worthy Terms You Need to Know Today

No doubt, you have noticed that the usage of the terms Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) has skyrocketed in the last decade.

Today, every industry is strategizing about how to leverage AI and ML to improve business. The automotive industry is no exception.…

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Added by Natalie Born on October 1, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

VIDEO: Tier 4 Marketing Featuring ADM's Own Ralph Paglia

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Been a while since I blogged here, but with Ralph making his first appearance on our show last week, it only seems right that I share the video here. …

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Added by Ryan Gerardi on May 8, 2018 at 10:30am — 3 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 easier and more convenient experience for consumers which,…

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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

Winning the Retail Game is Getting Harder. Can You Do It?

Do you think retail is changing, or do you believe that continuing to do the same thing will allow you to prosper as you have for decades?

Certainly, the auto industry disruptors must be a wake-up call, at the very least. But is it enough of a wake-up call? We’re…

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Added by Ujj Nath on March 16, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Are Consumers Ready for a Completely Out-of-Dealership Experience?

A recent news report on CNBC claims that 75 percent of Americans regularly shops online at Amazon.com.

That online shopping trend is carrying over to automotive sales, according to a survey by Chase, which says that 47 percent of Americans would be…

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Added by CPI Results on March 3, 2018 at 10:57am — No Comments

TagRail™ Announces Market Scan and F&I Express Integrations, Enables VIN-Specific, Penny-Perfect Online F&I Shopping on its New Digital Retail Platform

DUBLIN, CA – February 13, 2018 – TagRail™, the creator of DealerTag™ and the Lexus Plus CEM App, announced today the integration of Market Scan and F&I Express services into its new Digital Retail Platform.

 

Now TagRail’s platform provides…

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Added by Jim Leman on February 14, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

5 Strategies to Increase Auto Group Market Values

Industry consolidation is a trend that will remain strong for some time to come. I get a lot of calls from investors, and one of their most frequent questions is a…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on February 7, 2018 at 6:34am — No Comments

TagRail™ Launches Digital Retail Platform that Pulls Shoppers from their Livingrooms to Dealers’ Showrooms

TagRail™, the creator of DealerTag™ and the Lexus Plus CEM App, announced today the general availability of its Digital Retail Platform.

It is a dealer-customizable and brandable online car-buying tool to help dealerships attract, engage, and close more…

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Added by Jim Leman on January 19, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Competing Against Nothing

When asked who a…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on November 29, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

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