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No Haggle Pricing Should Become the Norm in Automotive



Joe Tarell, Cobalt Performance Improvement Consultant
by Joe Tarell, Performance Improvement Consultant

Should No Haggle Pricing Become the Standard?

For many consumers, the mystery is gone from the car sales transaction.  The Internet has leveled the playing field for negotiating car deals while dealers and car salespeople find it increasingly difficult to hold gross on a car deal. In…

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Added by CDK Global on December 3, 2014 at 10:25am — 40 Comments

4 Simple Ways To Boost Clicks & Conversions on Your Dealership Website



Rob Campbell, Performance Improvement Consultant
by Rob Campbell, Performance Improvement Consultant

4 Simple Ways to Boost Clicks & Conversions on Your Dealership Website

In 1996, I helped design and build the first website for my father’s GM dealership. The “interweb” was in its infancy and most car dealerships didn’t even have dial-up Internet service, let alone…

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Added by CDK Global on November 21, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Connecting With Gen Y Car Buyers



Jillian Overmyer, Account Advocate
by Jillian Overmyer, Account Advocate

How do you approach Generation Y when it comes to car buying?

Generation Y- the proclaimed ‘Me Generation’ - is portrayed as a disengaged consumer base, highly uninterested in the automotive world. As a Gen Y’er living in Detroit, The Motor City, I beg to…

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Added by CDK Global on November 11, 2014 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Are You Master of Your Domain?



Jason Jewert, Performance Improvement Consultant
by Jason Jewert, CDK Global Performance Improvement Consultant

Who can forget The Contest? One of the most memorable …

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Added by CDK Global on October 29, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments

What Women Want: How to Connect with The Modern Female Car Buyer



 Marissa Dogeagle Smith, Account Advocate at CDK Digital
by Marissa Dogeagle Smith, Account Advocate at CDK Digital

How well do your website content and staff appeal to the modern female car shopper?…

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Added by CDK Global on October 23, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Dealership's Website?



Christy Roman, Now Marketplace, Owner
by Christy Roman, Now Marketplace Owner

automotive websites

I heard a story about a prospect who came into a dealership and was asking about the television ad they had seen. It was a GM “Sign and Drive” campaign with no money out of pocket. After investigating…

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Added by CDK Global on October 15, 2014 at 2:39pm — 5 Comments

'Tis the Season for Declining Organic Search Traffic



Nicole Milkovich, Search Engine Optimization Specialist
by Nicole Milkovich, Search Engine Optimization Specialist

Using a combination of smartphones, tablets and desktop computers,…

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Added by CDK Global on October 14, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

How Digital Marketing is Effecting the Car Business



Joe Tarell, Performance Improvement Consultant
by Joe Tarell, Performance Improvement Consultant

The Fall of Vehicle Sales Profits = The Rise of the 'Automotive Agent'

When the Internet caught hold in the 90’s, consumers became more educated about what they should pay…

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Added by CDK Global on September 24, 2014 at 2:02pm — 1 Comment

Talk Dealer to Me: Chatting with Subaru of Puyallup About “Why Buy” Messaging



Rob Campbell, Cobalt Performance Improvement Consultant
by Rob Campbell, Performance Improvement Consultant

Talk Dealer to Me is a Q&A…

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Added by CDK Global on September 12, 2014 at 10:12am — No Comments

How Bots Are Impacting Your Dealership's Digital Advertising



Dana Fornasar, Cobalt Senior Product Marketing Manager
by Dana Fornasar, Senior Product Marketing Manager

There’s been some buzz recently regarding…

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Added by CDK Global on September 9, 2014 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

An Announcement from Ron Burgundy About Car Dealerships



Dave Hollander, Cobalt Online Marketing Manager
by Dave Hollander, Cobalt Online Marketing Manager

"Ladies and gentleman, can I please have your attention? I’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. And I need all of you to stop what…

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Added by CDK Global on September 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Take the Fantasy out of Measuring Your Advertising ROI



Rob Campbell, Cobalt Reputation Management Specialist
by Rob Campbell, Performance Improvement Consultant

I was a Moneyball fan before it was cool to be a Moneyball fan. The best-selling book, …

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Added by CDK Global on September 3, 2014 at 12:25pm — No Comments

What the Buzz is KPI?



Sara Towner, Cobalt Account Advocate
by Sara Towner, Account Advocate

Tired of listening to the marketing mumbo jumbo that everyone loves to use but hates to explain? Sometimes ya just gotta say, What the Buzz? Let’s debuzz digital, break down the chatter that matters and expand our…

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Added by CDK Global on September 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Boost Your Dealership Reputation With Employee Recognition



Danielle Rainwater, Reputation Management Specialist
by Danielle Rainwater, Reputation Management Specialist

For many dealerships, employee recognition is very important and there are many ways a company can choose to do this. When a dealership implements an employee recognition program properly it can be…

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Added by CDK Global on August 26, 2014 at 2:13pm — 3 Comments

Promoting Yelp in Your Dealership



Kayla Henricks, Cobalt Reputation Management Specialist
by Kayla Henricks, Reputation Management Specialist

In my last post, I shared …

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Added by CDK Global on August 20, 2014 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Which Should You Choose: Adaptive or Responsive Design?



John Loschky, Sr. Mobile Product Manager
by John Loschky, Sr. Mobile Product Manager

The buzzwords are plentiful when discussing mobile optimization. We’ve heard them all. “Adaptive” and “Responsive” …

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Added by CDK Global on August 20, 2014 at 10:51am — 3 Comments

How to Sell with VIN Activity



James Fabin, Sr. Product Marketing Manager
by James Fabin, Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Over the last two years we've been hearing more and more about the importance of watching VIN activity. The proof is out there – the more activity a vehicle receives, the faster it moves off your…

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Added by CDK Global on August 20, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

What the Buzz is Closed Loop Analysis?

Closed Loop Analysis



Dave Hollander, Cobalt Online Marketing Manager

by Dave Hollander, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager

Tired of listening to the marketing mumbo jumbo that everyone loves to use but hates to explain?…

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Added by CDK Global on August 14, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

What Your Dealership Needs to Know About the Google Pigeon Update



Colleen Harris, Search Engine Optimization Specialist
by Colleen Harris, Search Engine Optimization Specialist

In the ever changing land of Google search, they’ve shaken up…

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Added by CDK Global on August 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

5 Ways to Win an Automotive Shopper's Heart

Five Proven Ways to Win

the Hearts and Minds of Car Buyers... 



Written by Nicholas…

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Added by CDK Global on August 8, 2014 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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