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Influencer
Smartphones Are a Game-Changer

Smartphones are responsible—in a BIG way—for how the automotive market is changing. Not only are consumers more mobile, they’re also empowered to access more information than ever before while on the go.  They have the power of Google in their pockets, and they aren’t afraid to use it.  Everything from vehicle comparisons to consumer reviews to feedback about specific dealerships is available…

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Added by Joey Little on August 25, 2016 at 10:07am — No Comments


Influencer
ANNUAL SWAPALEASE.COM NFL & CARS SURVEY SHOWS "TESLAS" WOULD MAKE A GOOD NAME FOR AN NFL FRANCHISE

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, today announced results of its NFL & Cars Survey, where thousands of drivers across the country made predictions about their favorite NFL teams, and also paired up certain cars and features with their favorite teams. Swapalease.com presented the online survey to more than 3,500 drivers across the country during July, 2016.

NFL relocation and expansion is on the minds of football experts. According to the survey, most…

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Added by John Sternal on August 24, 2016 at 2:08pm — No Comments


Agency
Defrauding the Government has Criminal and Financial Costs

There are countless government programs that provide money to individuals and to businesses. Some of the highest profile programs are those that provide big payouts to large medical entities. Take, for instance, a hospital that does most of its work for very poor and very old people. That hospital will have occasion to file claims with Medicare and Medicaid, two government programs that pay out on the basis of certain payment tables. Committing fraud through these programs…

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Added by Leona Zoey on August 24, 2016 at 8:54am — No Comments


Coach
5 Simple Ways to Improve Gas Mileage

Everyone knows driving costs money. From the most efficient subcompact to thirsty SUVs, every mile means more gas. And of course, the more gas you use, the more money you spend at the pump. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to reduce your car’s consumption and get the most…

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Added by Dixie Somers on August 23, 2016 at 1:29pm — No Comments


Influencer
Jumpstart Automotive Group Unveils New Logo, New Name

Jumpstart Automotive Group, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today officially unveiled a new logo and announced it is changing its name back to Jumpstart Automotive Media. The name change reflects the evolution of Jumpstart’s business and the…

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Added by John Sternal on August 23, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Broad Declines in Car Segments

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.

This week’s Black Book Market Insights report shines a spotlight on luxury cars, particularly two-year-old models. Cars in this class are showing significantly weaker retention compared with…

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Added by Black Book on August 23, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments


Vendor
Start Contacting Customers When They’ll Respond

Today’s socially connected consumers have changed the tide in the automotive industry, from top to bottom. However, the dealership must also change, in the way that they collect data and use social media. Every day there is an increase to the number of consumers using social data and social media. Facebook has 1.7 Billion users, and Twitter and Instagram have almost half a Billion users. Customers are also using…

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Added by Aubrey Hankins on August 23, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments


Influencer
Promoted Video Pins, New Look for Facebook Pages, & More!

This Week in Social Media -  News for the Week of August 22…

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Added by Joey Little on August 23, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments


Influencer
Is Your Phone Ringing?

Is your phone ringing off the hook? Probably not.

In this week's Think Tank Tuesday, Paul reveals that by sending a simple ringless voicemail drop, you can start the conversation with potential customers that may not have answered an email or other advertisement. Grab more leads and build your business by utilizing this low cost, lead generating strategy.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on August 23, 2016 at 8:24am — No Comments


Vendor
Ready, Set...Prepare. Three Steps For A Successful CRM Transition.

A dealership's CRM is at the heart of its entire sales operation.

Choosing the right CRM for your dealership is exceedingly important in its success. However, when the purchase of the new CRM has been completed, there are still a few key items that need to be covered before the…

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Added by Aubrey Hankins on August 22, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments


Influencer
Auto/Mate Completes Integration with Dominion Sales Center CRM, Enhancing Actionable Customer Insight for Auto Dealers

Albany, N.Y. – August 22nd, 2016 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems today announced the integration of its dealership management system (DMS) with the award-winning Dominion Dealer Solutions’ Sales Center CRM. Dealers using both Auto/Mate and Dominion’s automotive solutions will benefit from enhanced customer insight expedited by real-time updates of customer, vehicle, service and deal information in both systems.

 

"In today's competitive and fast-moving environment, it's…

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Added by Mike Esposito on August 22, 2016 at 7:39am — No Comments


Influencer
Multi-Franchise Dealership Transactions Rise by 52% in First Half of 2016 according to The Blue Sky Report™ released by Kerrigan Advisors

 

Despite a slight decline in overall transaction activity, average transaction size is up; record franchise values and rising real estate prices spur more sales by family-owned dealerships; domestic transaction buy/sell share increases

 

Irvine, CA, August 22, 2016 – The number of large, multi-dealership transactions rose by 52% YOY in the first half of 2016, according to The Blue Sky Report™, a Kerrigan…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on August 22, 2016 at 6:49am — No Comments


Influencer
Drive More Sales at Your Dealership with Data-Driven Email Marketing

Drive More Sales at Your Dealership with Data-Driven Email Marketing

Personalized emails targeted to the right buyer and at the right time can drive traffic to your inventory page and prospects onto your lot. Email is a highly effective customer acquisition…

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Added by Larisa Bedgood on August 22, 2016 at 6:32am — No Comments


Influencer
65% of Top Brands on Facebook Post 5X Per Week or More

 

If you want to see everything from what your friends are having for lunch to what is going on in their relationships to up-and-coming trends, look no further than Facebook. In 2015, online sales reached a staggering $334 billion, and they are expected to…

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Added by Joey Little on August 19, 2016 at 9:06am — No Comments


Dealer
Buying Salvage Vehicles: Pros and Cons

If you’re looking to score an incredible deal on a used car, don’t necessarily make the first thing you do a trip to the local used dealership. Instead, take the time to research the many options you have for buying a used car online, especially services like online car auctions!



When you do, though, you’re likely to see a number of so-called “salvage vehicles” that are available for a cut-rate price. These are vehicles that have been, for whatever reason, totaled by an insurance…

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Added by Fisk Automotive on August 19, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments


Vendor
Maintain Your Dealer Website Like You Maintain Your Car

No matter the size of the dealership, independent dealer or automotive group, the maintenance of a website is just as important as the building of one.

Focusing on this section means we leave out the MOST important aspect of the website; mobile-optimization, and that cannot be done, so here’s a quick fact to make sure that box is being ticked.…

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Added by Aubrey Hankins on August 18, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments


Influencer
What Marriage Therapists Can Teach About Customer Retention

Want to know the best way to increase customer retention? It's not rocket science. It all comes down to the relationships that your employees have with your customers. If your employees take good care of your customers, and your customers…

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Added by Mike Esposito on August 18, 2016 at 8:09am — No Comments

Why Are Businesses Now More Willing To Invest In Performance Metrics?

AutoMarketers Don't Agree About What's Driving Increased Investments in Analytics

Marketers seeking more tech and data-driven opportunities

US business decision-makers…
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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 18, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments


Influencer
Five Types of Videos You Must Have Today

Video content is now the preferred medium for consumers and statistics show that consumer Internet traffic for online video will increase by 80% by the year 2018. That’s not too far away.



And, when both are presented on the same page, consumers would rather watch a video than read text. For that simple…

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Added by Timmy D. James on August 18, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments


Vendor
Make Your Dealership Videos Count

Dealership video content has quickly grown throughout the industry in the last few years, and it is yet another marketing strategy to set any dealership apart from its competitors.

Dealership video can be utilized to create an entire package of video marketing to attract more consumers to your brand.…

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Added by Aubrey Hankins on August 17, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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