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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'sales' (720)

Dealers Must Streamline their Retail Process to Meet Consumer Need

Today’s consumers dictate the customer experiences they want and brands are listening. Think about Amazon. You can literally tweet your order to them and it will be at your house in 2 days. In some markets, they’ll deliver your order in an hour. Why has Amazon become the behemoth that it is today? Because…


Added by Bruce Thompson on November 18, 2015 at 5:55am — No Comments

Earning the Trust of Used-Car Shoppers

Why Used is Better than New 

According to Santander Consumer USA, used cars are expected to outsell new cars nearly 2 to 1 this year, making it more important than ever for dealerships and sales…


Added by Joseph Little on November 17, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Today’s Automotive Industry from a Sales Perspective?


Good news
: Demand for new vehicles is extremely strong. J.D. Power expects 2015 sales to ring in at 14.2M units, which reflects another year of growth and an increase of 600,000 units over last year.


Not so good news: Next year, the growth will only be one third of what the industry achieved this…


Added by Kris Rosychuk on November 5, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Key to Earning Business from Millennials May Not Be What You Think

In our industry, one universal sales practice is to tailor your techniques to the wants and needs of the customer in front of you. If you have a young male drooling over that sports car, you’ll probably be talking about performance specs, 0-60 times and horsepower. If you have a young family, you’re…


Added by Mike Gorun on November 3, 2015 at 4:40am — No Comments

The Social Media Matrix: Do You Know Who Your Fans Are?

Today, social media platforms - Facebook, in particular - offer in-depth analytics and data that dealers can use to market to car buyers. Dealers who understand how to use and leverage Facebook ads frequently see wildly successful campaigns for very little spend. On the other hand, there are many dealers…


Added by Paul Moran on October 30, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Social Selling for Dealership Professionals

Quick Social Selling Hacks for Automotive: Twitter and LinkedIn

Leveraging social media for sales is no longer an option. Facebook is the go-to channel for dealerships these days, but Twitter and LinkedIn are invaluable resources for sales professionals willing to put in a…


Added by Kristin Huntley on October 27, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Is Spreading the Sales Process Out the Answer to Excellent CSI?

A hot topic of much discussion today is the decrease in the sales process. There are many opinions on whether shortening the time it takes consumers to buy a vehicle is the answer to providing a better customer experience. There’s no doubt that it can be arduous and exhausting for a consumer to buy a car…


Added by Mike Gorun on October 27, 2015 at 6:03am — No Comments

B2B Marketing in 2015: It’s Not All about Customer Experience

In B2B marketing, there’s no scarcity of brand messages from vendors to dealers. Increasingly, those messages now tend to market how the vendor’s products and services help dealers create a better customer experience, rather than focus on the products or services themselves. But is that a good thing?…


Added by sara callahan on October 26, 2015 at 6:19am — 1 Comment

Is The Decline In Facebook Page Reach Actually A Good Thing?

Remember the good old days when your Facebook audience actually saw the content you posted on your Facebook page? If you’re a social media person, you’ll know what a rush it was to see your content engaged with. As the likes, comments and shares piled up on a piece of content, a sense of…


Added by Paul Moran on October 16, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Do More Firefighters At A Fire Cause More Fire Damage? Rethinking Attribution

When thinking about attribution, it would make everyone’s lives much simpler if there was a straight line between marketing, conversion and a sale. As car buyers increasingly…


Added by David Metter on September 30, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Twitter’s Impact on Car Buyers

Last year, Twitter partnered with the data firm Datalogix to study Twitter’s influence on sales transactions in the car industry. Twitter provided Datalogix with all the data they had about brand, dealership and consumer Twitter accounts. Datalogix then paired actual vehicle purchases by cross-referencing…


Added by Paul Moran on September 25, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

My Accountability Secrets Along with a Results-Driven Report for Your Use

As a dealership manager it can be difficult to get participation and buy-in from your team. During my many years as a general manager, I found that one of the simplest and most effective ways to get a team to work towards a common goal is through accountability. Accountability (when managed lightly) can create…


Added by Joe Orr on September 23, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

What's Happening in Today's Auto Industry? (Pt. I)


Based on recent J.D. Power Automotive research, this year, the automotive industry is going to retail over 14,070,000 vehicle units, which is the second best retail sales performance…


Added by Kris Rosychuk on September 16, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Stop Racing to the Bottom: Sell Value Instead of Discounts

The other day, a friend of mine was in the market for a new tech toy. As he researched the different available brands, he noticed a huge difference in pricing - from $325 all the way up to $1800 -- but was unable to tell the difference between any of the brand offerings. The features seemed the same. They…


Added by Mike Gorun on September 15, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Now You Know Where Your Customers Are

Dealers struggle all of the time trying to find value in social media marketing - Facebook in particular, and hesitate when deciding whether Facebook (or social media marketing in general) is worth their time, effort or money.


Perhaps it’s because they don’t see…


Added by Paul Moran on September 11, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Wall Street Versus Your Dealership - Are We At War and Don't Even Know It?

An aspiring actress was planning a cross country move from New York to California to pursue her acting career and wanted to work as an Uber driver between auditions. This, of course, necessitated a reliable vehicle - something that she did not need in New York. She had heard of an online used car buying…


Added by Joe Orr on September 9, 2015 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

A Simple Roadmap to Customer Loyalty

Human beings do have a tendency to overcomplicate things. In our industry, there are so many things that we need to deal with on a daily basis - customers, co-workers, employees, bosses, technology - at times it gets overwhelming. I believe that most dealers understand the importance of customer loyalty…


Added by Mike Gorun on September 8, 2015 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Why Can’t A Customer Have 1-Hour Car Deal?

An article published on Wards Auto shared some interesting views from a recent session at the Automotive Customer Centricity Summit. The article stated that John Finkel, director-client experience and training for Nissan’s…


Added by Joe Orr on August 19, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Identifying Customer Intent through Conversion & Incentives

Dealer websites today are filled with conversion widgets. In most cases, customers will choose only one form or call-to-action (CTA) to convert on. If the CTA that they chose was “value my trade,” then you can be pretty sure that the value of their trade-in is their hot button. Or perhaps they filled out a…


Added by David Metter on August 13, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Is Giving Up Profit A Smart Path To Customer Loyalty?

A dealer in Washington state has taken a highly unusual - and unheard of - path to customer retention and loyalty.

According to…


Added by Mike Gorun on August 10, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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