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Enhancement to popular “smart” chat platform includes Google Adwords integration for better ROI optimization and an improved mobile experience
West Palm Beach, FL - April 20, 2015 – Gubagoo Inc., the fastest growing chat and website engagement provider for automotive dealerships, today announced significant upgrades to its…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 20, 2015 at 10:16am — No Comments
For many consumers, cars are a necessity. They rely on them to get to work so that they can feed their family. They take their children to soccer practice and their spouses out for nights on the town. Throw in an occasional long-distance road trip to visit a relative or take a vacation, and it’s easy to see how much consumers rely on them. Manufacturers integrate safety messages into their branding. The government tests the vehicles. Consumer agencies review them. And consumers use this data…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on April 20, 2015 at 8:51am — No Comments
From Houston Business Journal
A Houston-based car broker aims to disrupt an industry in need of some fine tuning.
The car-selling process today is antiquated and tends to favor the…Continue
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBANY, N.Y. – April 20th, 2015 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) today announced the results of an informal survey it conducted from November 2014 to April 2015. More than 100 dealership employees responded to questions about mobile usage in the dealership, and it turns out that despite the auto industry's promotion of mobile tablet software solutions, only 20 percent of auto dealerships…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on April 20, 2015 at 7:56am — No Comments
Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that has about 248 million active users as of 2014. When using this program,…Continue
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Offered as part of TCi’s T3 Prime program, Service Connect’s award-winning customizable mobile technology helps Aftermarket retailers retain and engage with today’s “always-on” consumer
Daytona Beach, FL – April 20, 2015 – DMEautomotive today announced that TCi, Tire Centers LLC, one of America’s premier tire distributors, has selected Service Connect, DMEa’s…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 20, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments
...then handling chats in-house isn't for your store.
There are a bunch of things that can be imperfect when a salesperson or BDC staffer takes a phone call. These include:…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on April 18, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
Editor’s Note: Repost from SEM professional Jon Miller, VP of Marketing at Marketo. Marketo is a…Continue
Breaking routines can be difficult but change can yield long term results. On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha explains why pressing the time clock should not always be priority.
Added by Paul Potratz on April 17, 2015 at 12:17pm — No Comments
Support the 2015 Go the Distance for Autism Bike Ride in North Jersey!
Ramsey Subaru is a proud to be a Sponsor for the 2015 Go the Distance for Autism Bike Ride. For 2015, the Go the Distance for Autism Bike Ride will be on May 31 at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ.…Continue
Added by Jonathan Morales on April 16, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
Many business owners struggle to balance their entrepreneurial duties with leveraging the their marketing dollars full…Continue
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At the end of March, Amazon announced the launch of what they’re calling “Amazon Home Services.” This new service by Amazon enables customers to order services for their homes without the inconvenience of having to search for these service providers, obtain references and obtain pricing. Services range from television installation, painting contractors, electrical work and……Continue
Added by Richard Holland on April 16, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
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.
In this week’s report, the Black Book editorial team identifies a continuation of strength, particularly for smaller car segments. Compact Cars (+0.52%), Entry-Level Cars (+0.45%) and Entry Mid-Size Cars (+0.15%)…
Added by Black Book on April 15, 2015 at 9:05am — No Comments
There's a stigma that comes with working in the automotive industry. It has had an effect over the years on a dealership's ability to retain high quality people, particularly on the sales floor. How can we solve this?
Before we can answer that question, it's important to understand why the problem exists in the first place. Wages can be an issue, but as Jim…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on April 15, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
Consumers looking to purchase lease takeovers will utilize WeGoLook to complete auto inspections prior to the transaction.
WeGoLook announces it has signed an agreement with Swapalease.com as their exclusive…
Added by John Sternal on April 15, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
On this week's Think Tank Tuesday:
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Volatility Remains for Lease Applicants Due to Increased Attention on Secondary Market
CINCINNATI, OHIO (April 14, 2015) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals for March tumbled to just 60.0% of lease transfer applicants, with the 2015 average off the average healthy pace at just 63.4%.
Lease credit approval volatility has been apparent over the last six months, with every other month surging above or below…
Social media can be somewhat of a battlefield, and, to some degree, companies are being attacked from all sides. On the one side, there’s a battle being waged with social media platforms as they attempt to monetize themselves by reducing the organic reach in an effort to make businesses pay for exposure. On the other side, companies fight for eyeballs with the content they pay for posting.
However, the content that most social media users really care about is user-generated content.…Continue
Added by Paul Moran on April 14, 2015 at 5:44am — No Comments
Black Book today announced that Barrett Teague has joined the company serving as Vice President of Lender Solutions. A 20-year automotive finance industry veteran, Teague is responsible for overseeing strategic operations to help Black Book’s automotive lender clients leverage vehicle data and collateral analytics for profitable portfolio management and expansion.
“We look forward to the leadership Barrett brings to the Black Book Lender Solutions team, especially given his…
Added by Black Book on April 13, 2015 at 1:53pm — No Comments
CarStory Market Reports named highest rated in Mobile Solutions category
Austin, Texas – April 13, 2015 – CarStory, the industry’s largest provider of crowdsourced data and analytics on used vehicles, announced today that it is the winner of a Dealer Marketing Magazine’s 2015 Technology…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on April 13, 2015 at 11:49am — No Comments