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Keeping Your Dealership's Social Media Secure



Robert Allen, Social Media Specialist
by Robert Allen, Social Media Specialist

Would you give one of your employee’s full ownership of your dealership website?  Your television or radio spots? Or your billboard? Most likely, you answered 'no' to these questions. You…

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Added by CDK Global on April 8, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Latest Google Update Helps Car Dealers



Colleen Harris, SEO Specialist
by Colleen Harris, SEO Specialist

Yes, we mean this latest change from Google is all goodness for your business listings.  Remember when you’d search for your dealership on Google, only to have old, outdated or even the wrong photos show up in the …

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Added by CDK Global on March 3, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Proof Behind Website Personalization – Why Your Dealership Needs to Personalize or Perish



Megan Duncan,Digital Solutions Consultant
by Megan Duncan, Digital Solutions Consultant



Thinking differently can cause some anxiety. Just ask Katie Couric & Bryant Gumbel circa 1994. Remember the Super Bowl commercial about the advent of the…

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Added by CDK Global on February 20, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Defining Audience Management?



Dana Fornasar, Sr. Product Marketing Manager
by Dana Fornasar, Sr. Product Marketing Manager

#audiencematters

We've been talking a lot lately about "audience" and "…

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Added by CDK Global on February 12, 2015 at 2:06pm — No Comments

The Right Path to Get Your Dealership Back in the Driver's Seat and on the Road to the Sale



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

The Right Path to Get Your Dealership Back in the Driver's Seat and on the Road to the Sale

When I first came into the car business, I was taught the 10-step Road to the Sale. It went like this: dealership road to the sale

The Road to the…

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Added by CDK Global on February 2, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Evolution of Email Marketing in a Mobile World



Bill Cress, Cobalt Performance Improvement Consultant
by Bill Cress, Performance Improvement Consultant

Is Your Email Campaign Optimized for Mobile?

According to the Movable Ink US Consumer Device Preference Report: Q1 2014, as of April, 2014, 47.2% of all emails…

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Added by CDK Global on December 23, 2014 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

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

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