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Rapid Recon CEO McGinn Shares 5 Tips for Reducing Used Car Time-to-Market

The most productive reconditioning department runs like an assembly line, using defined processes, timed steps, and streamlined communications to produce more output, eliminate waste, and get buyers looking at cars online and on the lot five to 10 days sooner, notes Dennis McGinn, CEO of Rapid Recon…


Added by Jim Leman on November 10, 2015 at 6:00am — 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

Auto/Mate Ranks Number One on Top Workplaces 2015 Report

Mike Esposito Honored with Special Leadership Award from the Times-Union

For Immediate Release

Albany, N.Y. – April 27th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (…


Added by Mike Esposito on April 27, 2015 at 8:46am — No Comments

They Watched Your Video. Now What?

There’s no doubt that video marketing is exploding in popularity with businesses and consumers. Both Facebook and Twitter are investing heavily in video and, in the case of Facebook, rewarding those who upload their video straight onto its extended reach advertising platform.


The days of reading long text…


Added by Brian Cox on February 10, 2015 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Content Marketing Strategy: How to Create a Winning Company Blog

Content marketing, in general, can provide many valuable benefits. It can help create and maintain a brand presence; assist in search engine optimization; and position executives as thought leaders. It can also serve as a valuable source of information for both customers and potential customers.




Added by sara callahan on November 25, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Honored As One of The “Best Places to Work” Fifth Year In A Row By The Albany Business Review


ALBANY, N.Y. – November 3rd, 2014 –Auto/Mate Dealership Systems ( has been honored as one of the thirty “Best Places to Work” in New York State’s Capital region by the Albany Business Review. It is the fifth year in a row that Auto/Mate has received the distinction.


"After five years we don't take this award for granted. We continue to work hard to create…


Added by Mike Esposito on November 3, 2014 at 2:17pm — No Comments

5 Reasons to Shift Auto Marketing to 50-Plus in 2014-2015

U.S. auto sales have been racing ahead on the fast track, rising by 1.5 million in the last three years. Fueling the auto industry's acceleration is the 50-plus population, which…


Added by Manny Luna on October 1, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Handle With Care: Responding to Your Dealership’s Online Reviews

How can your dealership keep customers happy? By knowing what they like and dislike about your services - and improving on it. Feedback is one of the most important customer service tools available to dealers, and customers are usually more than willing to give reviews for free. But reviews, especially online ones, should be handled with care because they can go wrong FAST.

So how can your dealership best handle customer reviews - even the negative ones?…


Added by Lisandra Ramos on August 12, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments

Inbound Marketing: How To Win Customers By Influencing People

Lead > Contact > Show > Sell (LCSS).

That is the very definition of Automotive Inbound Marketing.

Have you ever noticed that the vendors in the automotive marketing space who are…


Added by Larry Bruce on July 21, 2014 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

How Social Media Can Help Sell More Cars


Savvy dealers are turning to low cost alternatives like Facebook and Twitter and other social media outlets as their alternative. Not only is it free, but it can help you interact with your future and existing customers in real-time. It's no secret that Dealers will do just about anything to…


Added by Jason Turner on June 12, 2014 at 8:00am — 14 Comments

The Conundrum of Johnny Manziel and Tim Tebow

Whether you are a football fan or not, unless you have been living in a cave you have probably heard a lot about Johnny Manziel and Tim Tebow.  What Tebow and Manziel have in common is that both are former Heisman Trophy winning college quarterbacks.  What they both also have in common is that they are both very much hated and reviled by so many.


From the outside looking in, they are polar opposites in many ways. Tebow is publicly very religious and Manziel is not. Tebow is…


Added by Mark Tewart on May 7, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments

Top 5 Best Practices when posting to eBay classifieds

Top 5 Best Practices on eBay Classifieds

With any new product and marketplace there’s a learning curve and we’ve recently gained more knowledge about what it takes to manage the “art” of posting to eBay classifieds. We want to share the Top 5 Best Practices we’ve learned over the last few weeks with you:

1.)  New eBay accounts require some “Seasoning” similar to the historical…


Added by Jason Turner on April 15, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Selling the Difference

Cars, dealerships and sales people can be commodities. As a sales person, your job is to move everything you do and everything you have towards being a non-commoditized item or service. You must sell your difference.


When making a decision, customers look for deciding factors. Being able to know what the differences are and then helping the customer know what they look like, sound like and feel like is your job. Customers don’t spend an hour with you and say, “This is exactly…


Added by Mark Tewart on February 28, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Complete Sales Freedom in Two Years or Less

Many sales people tend to always be chasing the next customer and worrying about the next paycheck. The good news is that this is unnecessary and can be fixed forever in two years or less. Sales people can eliminate future sales and income anxiety once and for all.


What’s the key to creating freedom? It’s marketing. If you are a sales person who is waiting for your business to provide an endless funnel of prospects and buyers, you are living in a fantasy land. Even with a ton…


Added by Mark Tewart on February 27, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

How To Flood Your Dealership With Customers

There is a revelation that is shocking and, quite frankly, scary. A dangerous and potentially fatal mistake is being made everyday in businesses. The mistake is the confusion between strategy and tactics. Strategy is your overall goal for your business and your overall marketing philosophy to achieve those goals. Tactics are executable actions you take to achieve those options. The good news is that once you have clarity about your strategy, and then apply emotional direct response marketing…


Added by Mark Tewart on February 26, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

How to Build a Winning Team

Each year at the start of football practice, Vince Lombardi, the coach of the Green Bay Packers started his season the same way. His opening statement to his players was, “This is a football.” Every year, John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach of the UCLA Bruins started his first practice of the season by demonstrating to his players how to properly put on their socks to prevent blisters. Pretty basic stuff, huh?


Notice the similarities between Wooden and Lombardi in the…


Added by Mark Tewart on February 25, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Find Car for Client ...not Client for Car!

Joe's been "Smartphone" browsing for trucks while he's on his lunch break. He spots a 5 year truck on YOUR dealership's site and thinks it could be the right one.

Joe calls the dealership and a salesman tells him the truck's still available ..."ask for Andy!", says the…


Added by Tom Vann on February 24, 2014 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

Why Dealerships Struggle: Part 3

What is the plan at your dealership for training your team members? If it is what I have seen at most dealerships, it’s not enough. As a matter of fact, if you are operating at the industry standard, it’s embarrassing. Dealerships that struggle always have people who are not trained enough or trained properly.


In 2011, NADA stated that the average automobile dealership in the U.S. spent $654 per vehicle on advertising. How much per car was spent for training? I don’t know the…


Added by Mark Tewart on February 24, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Why Dealerships Struggle: Part 1

In what now can be considered a good selling market — and what many predict will soon be a booming market — there are many dealerships under-performing, and some mightily struggling.

Why? Although there can be many reasons for dealerships that struggle, after two decades of consulting, coaching and…


Added by Mark Tewart on February 20, 2014 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Are You A Professional or A Lot Lizard?

Drive up to a dealership and you will most likely see a lot lizard. Their species is easy to spot. They tend to congregate in front of the dealership, smoking, joking, complaining and waiting to wait on someone. Notice I said waiting to wait on. These lizards are a curious species in how they tend to look for prey. The professional is a different breed. The professional tends to not wait on much or for long. The professional has goals, a work plan and is too busy taking action…


Added by Mark Tewart on February 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

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