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The National Automobile Dealers Association recently forecast 2016 U.S. auto sales at 17.7 million units.
Clearly, car sales remain vigorous!
Yet, margin is being sucked out of every transaction by price transparency, federal regulations, and too many old-school ways of doing business.
In response, pessimists’ cry:
Added by Tony Rhoades on December 1, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
Customers agree that the quality and timing of your emails matter. Learn how to use customer match campaigns on Facebook and Google to find your highest value customers this week on Hard Facts.
Added by Paul Potratz on October 2, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
With all the marketing resources available to us today, you would think marketing would be easier than ever. The truth is, because there are so many options it is just that much more difficult to find the marketing tactics that work for your business. Specific marketing techniques do not work for every type of business, and there is a lot that company owners have to analyze in order to choose the right marketing strategies without wasting valuable money. There are marketing guidelines,…Continue
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The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the-get-rich quick theory of life. Theodore Roosevelt …Continue
Added by Bobby on January 2, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments
I was thinking this morning about how rockets and Fixed Operations Customer Management are related. With all the news about the different companies striving to become the next NASA, it reminded me that we are all in a "Space Race" even though I know that the two subjects seem completely unrelated and are not even in the same Encyclopedia volume.
And I submit for your consideration that driving a rocket into space and good Customer Service…Continue
Added by Leonard Buchholz on December 9, 2014 at 1:26pm — No Comments
Search engine optimization is one of common strategies that you can employ to get your business the market recognition and share that it deserves. If this strategy is implemented well, you can be guaranteed of landing new customers thorough emphasis that is put on the company’s website.…Continue
The expanding role internet plays in marketing has made online marketers to evolve useful strategies for marketing their products and services online. Contents play vital roles in creating information about any product or services for internet users. Video marketing helps create powerful contents…Continue
Added by Manny Luna on August 21, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
Approach your life as you would your game....
...when you make a mistake, learn from it, correct it, and get ready for the next point. Life moves too fast to sulk and dwell on the past.
...when you're down, fight harder to get back on top. Life is full of hardships. Fight hard against those feelings of despair.…
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If a sales presentation hits a customer’s most compelling need, chances are the vehicle’s sold and frequently with a stronger gross profit than a typical sale. When the sales associate can find the prospect’s hot button and works the deal to meet that need, shoppers turn into profitable buyers.
A case in point is Draper Chevrolet and Draper Toyota, both of Saginaw, MI. These stores use of database analysis tools helps to identify existing customers whose situations present unique…Continue
Added by Jeff Cotton on December 3, 2013 at 8:29am — No Comments
Some companies engaging in e-commerce have the Field of Dreams complex, thinking if they build an adequate online presence, online consumers will come in droves. In reality, the key to a successful online sales strategy goes beyond digital infrastructure and involves active engagement with…Continue
Car buyers are spending more time online shopping for a car than ever before! According to a
Added by Ketty Colom on September 5, 2013 at 9:55am — No Comments
The SPCA has teamed up with Mini Cooper in New Zealand to teach three dogs how to drive. Why? The Auckland SPCA hopes to dispel the idea that abandoned pets are second-rate with the social campaign.The chosen doggies-- Porter, Monty, and Ginny -- are learning to…Continue
One of the most lively workshop sessions at the 2013 Digital Marketing Strategies Conference (DMSC) will be a panel discussion that I will moderate on Automotive SEO. I have invited JD Rucker, Ralph Paglia, and Eric…Continue
By Steve Murphy
Let’s face it: search engine optimization is getting harder every day. More companies are incorporating SEO into their marketing mix as customers continue to flock to the web to purchase, research and review their favorite products and services. With limited real estate on the first page of search engine results, it’s crucial to employ creative content and…Continue
Added by Stephen Murphy on July 12, 2012 at 7:13am — No Comments
I made a promise to myself that following my next conference I would make time to properly capture my thoughts and musings and get them into my blog. That being said I had the priviliedge of attending another Digital Dealer conference and came away like I always do, filled with new insights, facts, figures and of course the opportunity to connect with some really awesome people.
Four of us headed down together, Barry Hillier, Ralph Reefke and myself, all from Dashboard/Glovebox…
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I’ve been working professionally with social media for about 5 years now and I can safely say that in the beginning, no one knew what the hell they were doing. I certainly didn’t. When I first began managing brands on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, it seemed to be enough to simply have a presence and post an occasional coupon or answer an occasional question. Over the course of these last few years I have analyzed mountains of data in a sometimes misguided attempt to comprehend…Continue
By positioning meaningful and fresh content on your website that is targeted; you can drive traffic, position the organization as an authority and help build relationships with customers. So how do you use content and where do you start?
First, let’s assume the appropriate research has been completed and you…Continue
Added by Ron Morrison on April 29, 2010 at 4:33pm — No Comments