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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'sales' (817)

How to Optimize for Voice Search

It's not enough to think about optimizing for desktop and mobile anymore. With voice search, Siri, Google Now, and Cortana are just the beginning.

By the time we reach 2020, over 50% of daily searches will be through voice searches. So how can you optimize your business and brand to get ahead of the curve? Watch this week's Hard Facts with Samantha for more info.…


Added by Paul Potratz on October 21, 2016 at 7:27am — No Comments

Just a Gimmick? Or Are Giveaways Really Needed?

Do you shy away from giveaways and win-a-prize type mailers? If you’re like most dealers, you probably do. Giveaways are frowned upon for fear of attracting customers who are more interested in winning a prize than buying a car.

Customers come into your dealership daily. When asked if they…


Added by Alexia Henson on October 20, 2016 at 6:25am — No Comments

Using Content as a Sales Tool

Most companies view content marketing as a means to rank higher in search engines, establish thought leadership and engage with their audience.

Content, such as newsletters and blogs distributed via email and social media channels, enables businesses to stay top-of-mind with clients and prospects. It can be used to educate existing customers and…


Added by sara callahan on October 19, 2016 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Attribution: Whose Sale Is It Anyway?

In most dealerships a dispute inevitably arises between salespeople over a sold customer. Perhaps it’s because one salesperson initially assisted the customer and a second closed the deal and delivered the vehicle while the first was off for the day. And what happens when a customer visits multiple times and perhaps a…


Added by Steve White on October 14, 2016 at 5:57am — No Comments

Manufacturers Cease Allowing Dealers to Brand Social Media Content – Huh?

I bet that title got your attention.

Imagine a world where automotive manufacturers prohibited dealerships from producing and publishing video content of any vehicles during dealership sales events. That would seem a little ridiculous, right? Social media can produce great results…


Added by sara callahan on October 12, 2016 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Lack of Time Can Be Costlier Than You Think

Working retail in the auto industry can certainly be taxing. Salespeople work 60-70 hour weeks to make a paycheck. Sales managers do so while also having to manage the sales team, create multiple reports and handle a multitude of tasks -- and the service department is just as overloaded.




Added by Mike Gorun on October 11, 2016 at 5:51am — No Comments

Are You Going Extinct?

This industry will go extinct in 10 years. Can you guess which industry I'm talking about?

Students right now are so excited to graduate and get involved in this field, but they’re having trouble getting a job. Why? The jobs in this industry are few and far between. 

It’s such an exciting and fast-paced environment for millennials to join into. It’s something that we’re actually excited about. It’s given us…


Added by Paul Potratz on October 4, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

If a Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words, How Many Is a Video Worth?

If you haven’t drunk the video marketing Kool-Aid yet. Or, perhaps are overwhelmed by the thought of creating and distributing videos, it’s time to consider the advantages of having a video marketing strategy.


There was a time in my career when dealers used to complain about having to take multiple…


Added by Timmy D. James on September 29, 2016 at 5:32am — No Comments

Dealers Are Asking “What Is Online Retailing, Really?”

In my many discussions with dealers, the one question that invariably comes up is “What is online retailing, really?” They’ll then begin to tell me how consumers can already buy a car online from them. They have a widget with which a consumer can get their trade value. They have an online payment calculator. Customers…


Added by Joe Orr on September 28, 2016 at 5:41am — No Comments

The Naked Truth Exposed [EXECUTIVE EDITION]: Big Data & Attribution

Big Data & Attribution…Who Has It & How Do We Get It?

There’s good news and bad news on this topic…but mostly good. The bad news is AutoHook’s panel of marketing experts had so many dealer-submitted…


Added by David Metter on September 27, 2016 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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Added by Paul Potratz on September 27, 2016 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Are You Ready For Cross-Device Remarketing?

Have you ever done research on your mobile device for something you really want to purchase?

Maybe you do all that research on your desktop and make the actual purchase on your mobile phone? 

This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul discusses something that Google has finally…


Added by Paul Potratz on September 27, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

What's the Deal With RankBrain?

Since 2015, Google has been using something called RankBrain, and it was used to process and deliver more relevant and organic search results. How? It was even a mystery to Google!

Rankbrain not only understands language semantics, but also complex…


Added by Paul Potratz on September 23, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What Would You Do?

In this era of dealership expansions and acquisitions, groups are often put in the unenviable position of inheriting promises or perks that were offered prior to the dealership acquisition. One would think that it is simply a matter of grandfathering the customer into a perk offered by the previous owners. However,…


Added by sara callahan on September 21, 2016 at 5:58am — No Comments

How to Improve Your Blog

Watch out! Your blog site can be hurting your business. This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul tells a story about why he started his blog and what changes he made to improve it over time. Watch more to learn which strategies will help your blog become more successful.

We’d love to hear…


Added by Paul Potratz on September 20, 2016 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Now Is the Time to Be Selling Pre-Paid Maintenance

With the major shift into leasing certified pre-owned vehicles by several OEMs and major financial institutions, many dealers have predicted a decline in service contract sales. However, according to…


Added by Mike Gorun on September 20, 2016 at 5:55am — No Comments

What to Do with the 5 Must Have Types of Video Content

In my last blog, I shared the five types of video content you must have when beginning your video marketing initiative. To recap, they include: New Model Test Drive, Inventory, Value Proposition, Testimonials and Lead…


Added by Timmy D. James on September 15, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

Sales and Service Disconnects: Back to the Basics

It wasn’t too long ago that a mandatory part of the delivery process included the salesperson walking the customer into service, introducing them to a service advisor and helping to begin that relationship between the customer and the service department. Even now it’s a critical question on many manufacturer CSI sales…


Added by Tom Cannata on September 15, 2016 at 5:38am — No Comments

Low Hanging Fruit Is Now Available for Plucking

The automotive industry pretty much resets at the beginning for each month. I’m sure you’ve all heard the term, “hero to zero.” Well, that’s rather how it is – you are judged on your sales for the previous month.


So, what do managers do when they get nervous in the middle of the month – perhaps sales…


Added by Joe Orr on September 14, 2016 at 5:53am — No Comments

What's Mobile-Geddon?

Mobile-geddon is upon us!

As consumers, we're always shopping for the next best thing on our mobile devices. Our Digital Performance Manager, Brad, takes over for Paul on this week's Think Tank Tuesday. He uses his iPhone for the majority of his online purchases.…


Added by Paul Potratz on September 13, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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