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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'technology' (105)


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Don’t Get Distracted by the Shiny Objects

When looking at the future of the auto industry, specifically retail, it’s easy to get caught up in the “shiny objects” and focus on all the cool technology such as autonomous cars, ride-sharing, virtual reality sales, and all of the “disruptors” that are entering the space.



This can serve as a bit of a distraction and, as a…

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Added by Ujj Nath on January 3, 2017 at 6:00am — 4 Comments


Influencer
Why Worry: Disrupting the Disrupters

The customer experience at your dealership is more important than ever before.

With start-ups aiming to take away sales by luring customers with promises of a hassle-free buying experience, customers are starting to realize that they no longer have to sit at a dealership for hours. In fact Amazon France…

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Added by Mike Gorun on January 3, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments


Agency
Ready for a Trade-in? 5 Signs it is Time to Upgrade Your Car

Although people commonly upgrade most of the products that they use in their daily lives regularly, many of them stubbornly refuse to upgrade their cars for…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 8, 2016 at 9:57am — No Comments


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Automotive Technology: How to Work with the New Hot Rods of Tomorrow

There's a revolution brewing in the auto industry. For several years now, cars have been moving in the direction of better fuel efficiency with the eventual goal of becoming completely electric. However, the more exciting development is in self-driving…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 5, 2016 at 4:12pm — No Comments


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Ring – Delete - Repeat

  • How many times per day do you decline to answer your phone because you don’t know who is calling?
  • How many pieces of mail do you throw away unopened on a daily basis?
  • Are all the promotional mail pieces going straight into the trash can once a…
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Added by Ujj Nath on November 14, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments


Influencer
Customers Expect the Impossible – So Give It to Them

As Henry Ford stated, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”

 

Technology changes in our industry faster than many of us can keep up with. It seems like new services and innovations pop up weekly. Do we know which innovations consumers are sure to like or not? Of…

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Added by Mike Gorun on November 8, 2016 at 5:14am — No Comments


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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…

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


Influencer
Skynet: Autonomous Cars Will Decide Who Dies… And Who Lives

So, our industry is hell-bent on creating autonomous cars and transforming our roads and highways into assembly lines of controlled vehicles that perform without human intervention.

I’m not talking about cruise control or auto-pilot. I’m talking about autonomy. The very…

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Added by Arnold Tijerina on September 16, 2016 at 6:00am — 1 Comment


Influencer
For Maximum Revenue You Must Get Emotional

Many businesses, including the automotive industry, have a strong focus on creating a better customer experience through technology. In fact, technology has transformed the customer experience across all industries. Consumers can buy a multitude of products online and have them delivered, in some cases, in an hour.…

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Added by Mike Gorun on September 6, 2016 at 6:46am — No Comments

Power Minute #14: Growing Usage of Safety Technologies

Growing usage of safety technologies in new vehicles continues to contribute to increasing vehicle appeal.

What does this mean for today's dealers?

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Added by Kris Rosychuk on August 16, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments


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The Red or Blue Pill Is No Longer a Choice

In the popular science fiction movie, The Matrix, the hero Neo is presented with two options by the mysterious Morpheus – the red pill or the blue pill. By taking the red pill, Neo would be enlightened into the real world. Whereas, if he chose the blue pill, he would remain peacefully ignorant of reality and continue…

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Added by Joe Orr on August 5, 2016 at 5:44am — No Comments


Agency
Six Car Accessories You Shouldn't Be Without

We spend a lot of time in our cars, but many people fail to realize just how many ways they can make their commutes a bit better. Fortunately, many fairly inexpensive accessories can make driving safer and more enjoyable. Here are six car accessories to consider picking up.…



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Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 18, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Want to Get a Competitive Advantage? Learn How to Fence!

Consumers are constantly flooded with messages everywhere they go, from billboards to direct mail, to websites, banner ads and email. Most of these messages are disregarded, ignored or, even worse, never seen, because, for the most part, the message itself is not relevant.

 

So, along came retargeting,…

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Added by Joe Orr on July 18, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments


Influencer
To Sell More Cars, You Need to Get Personal

The chances are pretty good that any email lead YOU receive is also sent to competing dealerships. That means the car shopper will get emails and phone calls from other salespeople looking to sell that customer a car. Unless the lead is on a unique used vehicle, your competitors have the same new vehicles in their…

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Added by Timmy D. James on July 7, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments


Agency
Understanding the Evolution of Automotive Technology and its Impact on Consumers

Ask a hundred different people what the word "car" means to them, and you're bound to get more definitions than you can count on both hands. With the evolution of…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 6, 2016 at 1:14pm — 1 Comment


Agency
Six Luxury Cars with the Best Safety Systems Today

Safety often gets left behind when we think about luxury vehicles, taking a back seat to more glamorous features such as the powerful engine or heated leather seats. Luxury brands don't forget about safety features, however and usually have some of the most advanced systems. These six luxury vehicles exhibit the same thoughtful engineering in their safety systems as in any other part of the car.



Acura RLX…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 22, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments


Influencer
4 Absolutes of an Automotive Game Changer

I have great news. You don’t have to be a genius to change the game, and you don’t have to be a World Series winning champion either. But you do have to be willing to disrupt and question the current rules, players, and equipment used in the game. You also have to be capable of placing YOUR right…

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Added by David Metter on May 10, 2016 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Power Minute #8: Auto Technologies Impacting Dealers?

Recent J.D. Power research reveals that there is high consumer interest among Collision Protection automotive technologies. 
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Added by Kris Rosychuk on May 4, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments


Vendor
GMs/Owners: To Thrive Look in the Mirror & Be Painfully Honest

I left a 35 year career in automobile retail management eight months ago. I worked as a GM at Dick Hannah, one of the greatest dealer groups in the country, and I loved every moment of it.

 

I have had many mentors in my life, (grateful every moment for all of them) but I was told by a specific mentor to…

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Added by Joe Orr on March 10, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments


Influencer
A Primer on Video E-Mail Response

So, you’ve decided that you want to send video responses to internet leads, but you don’t quite know where to begin. Well, first, congratulations! You have made an excellent decision that will engage more of your customers, build rapport faster and elicit increased responses. Now to the nuts and bolts of how best to do…

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Added by Timmy D. James on February 25, 2016 at 5:31am — No Comments

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