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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'technology' (81)


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The Mobile Tipping Point

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Added by David Metter on February 11, 2016 at 12:32pm — No Comments


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If I Surround Myself with Champions, I Can't Help but Win

I’m sure that every management team sits down on occasion to discuss ways to improve dealership operations. Whether that improvement has to do with sales goals, employee satisfaction, or simply lot appearance, typically what happens is that everyone is gung-ho about it and it kicks off great. Then, slowly that momentum…

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Added by Joe Orr on February 10, 2016 at 5:24am — No Comments

Recalls and the Connected Car: Is In-Vehicle Technology the Answer?

Today’s cars come with very sophisticated technology, including live navigation with traffic and obstacle reports, collision avoidance systems, cell phone integration and wireless connectivity. Automakers are now investigating how they can leverage this technology to communicate any vehicle issues to vehicle owners.…

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Added by Chris Miller on February 5, 2016 at 4:58am — No Comments

Unchain Your Sales Force: Why you Need A Mobile CRM

What’s the most time-consuming part of making a sale? More often than not, it’s the paperwork: dragging the customer inside to input information…involving sales managers who are stuck in their offices desking deals...getting trade-in information down on paper to input into the appraisal tool, which is back in the…

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Added by John Bottone on January 25, 2016 at 4:27am — 1 Comment


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Are Your Listening Ears On? ‘Cause It’s About to Get Loud

An undeniable shift is happening in our industry. One that will change how we operate forever. It’s all about delivering on the customer experience with a true online buying process. AutoNation saw it. And, Carvana, Beepi and other start-ups are gaining traction. In addition, other vendors within our industry have…

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Added by Paul Moran on January 15, 2016 at 3:48am — No Comments

Dealer Demos Positively Impact In-Vehicle Technology Usage

Within today's digital age, building consumer trust in vehicle technology is critical. And, turns out, dealers play a significant…
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Added by Kris Rosychuk on January 14, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Understanding the Evolution of the Automobile Over the Last Decade

Just ten years ago, automobile companies started to realize the impact technology would have on cars of the future. However, the big features on many vehicles then were still extra cup holders or maybe a DVD player. While these were considered luxuries…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 4, 2016 at 1:47pm — No Comments

“Clicks-to-Bricks” Express Auto Retailing Is Coming

Today, technology must create a customer journey that allows a consumer to buy online, or start online, and pick up right where they left off in the showroom.

The technology exists to accomplish this. Proof of that is right in front of our eyes in the Carvanas, Beepis, Vrooms and other such companies. They’re already…

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Added by Bruce Thompson on January 4, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Basic Things You Should Know about ANPR in 2016

Automatic Number Plate Recognition or ANPR technology is used to deter, detect, as well as disrupt criminal activities at regional, local and the national levels. It provides lines of enquiry as well as evidence in criminal investigation. The UK boasts of an extensive ANPR CCTV network. Security services and Police forces use it for tracking vehicle…

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Added by Kent Charlie on December 30, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Make your Service Department the Cinderella Story

In most dealerships, the sales department is typically seen as the favorite child, despite the fact that it’s typically the service department that does all the heavy lifting and keeps the house in order. Because of that, sales is usually where new technologies, website widgets, leads and other digital expenditures…

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Added by Tony Orlando on December 28, 2015 at 6:34am — 1 Comment

Is RedCap the Answer to Increased Service Revenue & Customer Satisfaction?

A recent article in Automotive News highlighted a start-up seeking to help dealers offer loaner cars and delivery/pick-up services without the additional expense of staff. RedCap Automotive…

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Added by Chris Miller on December 18, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments


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How New Car Owner Clinics Can Foster Customer Loyalty

In dealing with the customer experience, all too often the conversation centers on the customer’s buying path from initial contact through the sale. What many businesses don’t think about, however, is that the sale is only the start of the relationship. Customer loyalty is built through a consistent customer-centric…

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Added by Mike Gorun on December 15, 2015 at 5:21am — 1 Comment


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The Data Superhighway: It's a Two-Way Street

Consumer Experience Meets Technology 

Consumers are continuously putting information and data about themselves into the online world, and in order to take your dealership to the next level, it’s important to focus on what’s being said.  Creating a positive overall customer experience is integral…

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Added by Joseph Little on December 10, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Selling Off the Service Drive Using Soft Pull and Equity Technology

One of the fastest growing practices that dealerships are utilizing to increase sales is prescreening a Service Customer that has either made an appointment to have work done on a vehicle or just shows up. In addition, there are numerous companies that offer equity calculations not only on vehicles that bought from the…

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Added by Ken Luna on December 8, 2015 at 6:48am — No Comments


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Not in My Backyard! How to Protect Your Turf with a Geofence

Most of the time the goal of a dealership's advertising is to reach car shoppers and convince them to visit your store. But what about the customers who are already in your dealership? You're probably thinking there's no need to advertise to them. If they're in your showroom, there's a pretty good chance you can close…

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Added by David Metter on November 23, 2015 at 5:27am — No Comments

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…

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


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The Cross-Device Shopping Journey: Part I

Smartphones and Tablets and Laptops, Oh My!

A Virtual Experience

A car shopping journey isn’t simple anymore, and consumers are using more devices and types of technology than ever to make their purchases. That means dealerships are striving to create the best cross-channel experiences for their consumers.

For consumers on car-buying journeys, devices and…

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Added by Joseph Little on November 12, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments


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Join The Dark Side of Mobile

More than fifty percent of car shoppers are viewing dealership websites with their mobile devices, so having a mobile marketing strategy to connect with them is not only recommended, but critical for future survival. The benefits of "going mobile" are many and well documented, including the ability to make relevant offers…

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Added by David Metter on November 12, 2015 at 4:54am — 1 Comment


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GPS for Leading Change

Navigating Change (After the Show)

If you and your team have attended one or both of the automotive marketing conferences this October, you might be trying to decide how to make that investment of time and resources count.  Maybe you’re considering implementing a new system, or even just a set of new ideas or processes, at your dealership.  Where do you begin? How…

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Added by Joseph Little on October 20, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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What Are You Doing to Reach Mobile Customers?

There’s no doubt that people are in love with their phones.  As a result, memes and jokes constantly circulate the Internet about how some people no longer participate in “normal” activities because they simply can’t put down their phones. People aren’t reading newspapers anymore - at least not in print - and they’re…

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Added by David Metter on October 8, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

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