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July 2016 ADM Blog Posts (96)

EdQuarters - Edmunds New Headquarters Opens In Santa Monica

Car shopping and information network…


Added by Ralph Paglia on July 30, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

On the Road Again: The 5 Best Cars for Road Trips

There is nothing better than hitting the open road for an old-fashioned road trip. While today’s traveler loves the convenience of flying, jamming to tunes and telling stories make driving an attractive option. However, depending on the size of your group and the amount of cargo you need to haul, the vehicle you take makes all the difference. Here are the top five vehicles that will make your road trip comfortable.…


Added by Dixie Somers on July 29, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to Benefit from Pay-per-Click

Have you seen these 2 features that Google has slowly been rolling out? Both relevant to your business, these features will increase your click-through rate, your mobile site traffic, and your conversion rates.

Price ad extensions are the most useful to every business because it has…


Added by Paul Potratz on July 29, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

What Exactly IS a Virtual Visit?

The question seems easy enough to answer.  It means going to a website and viewing a plethora of photos or videos. 

Pretty simple.  That’s because nothing has truly changed since the days of dial up internet service.  Retail establishments post professionally photographed pictures of their products with an…


Added by Eric Hinkle on July 29, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

68% of Instagram Users Aged 13-24 Interact With Brands Regularly

68% of Instagram Users Aged 13-24 Interact With Brands Regularly from AutoAlert on Vimeo.

Instagram is more popular than ever before, especially for businesses that want to…


Added by Joey Little on July 29, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Catch More Customers with a Contagious Sales Event

Do you remember the days when your mailers were based on actual sales events? Let’s go back in time: back to the days when the sale ran for eight hours only or was valid for just two days—not five. The idea was to crowd the showroom and create a buying atmosphere with a real sense of urgency, as opposed to a trickle of customers over the course of a week.  Sales days…


Added by Alexia Henson on July 29, 2016 at 8:07am — No Comments

July New Car Sales Revealed by Edmunds - SAAR Rises to 17.8 Million revises its July new car sales forecast, which projects that 1,519,576 new cars and trucks will be sold in the U.S. in July for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of 17.8 million.

This reflects a 0.7 percent increase from June 2016, and a 0.8…


Added by Ralph Paglia on July 29, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

Why Acquiring DealerRater Is A Good Thing For Everyone

The recent news of’s acquisition of DealerRater is creating a stir, basically because a review GIANT will be born when the transaction is completed next month.

The new will have the largest dealer…


Added by Aubrey Hankins on July 28, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Auction Buzz



” Never give a sucker an even break”


That line is from  W.C. Fields, who made a film by that name in 1941…..

70 years later we still encounter that motto of a con man…..

Suckers haven’t gone away…..

Someone whose profession is tricking people out of their money…


Added by Barry Neuman on July 27, 2016 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Do you Value your Employees? Show Them!

A little over a year ago, the founder of a credit card payment processing company made an unorthodox move that resulted in some very mixed reactions and a whole lot of media attention. Dan Price, founder of Gravity Payments, cut his own salary by 93% (from $1 million to $70,000 per year). He did this so he could pay every single employee the exact same amount - $70,000,…


Added by Mike Gorun on July 27, 2016 at 6:13am — No Comments

Why Dealerships Should be Using Facebook to Target Auto Shoppers

Why Dealerships Should be Using Facebook to Target Auto Shoppers

Shopping for cars on Facebook happens more often that you may realize.…


Added by Larisa Bedgood on July 26, 2016 at 11:14am — No Comments

Tesla is NOT the big bad wolf of retail - here's why

Speaker after speaker at conferences throw up Tesla as an example of industry revolution. Certainly the company is pushing OEMs to stretch their technology legs and lawyers can work out the franchise law impact. But the reality is that their digital marketing and processes seem more like a typical dealer. 

Proof is in the attached graphic that promises a shopper that…


Added by Big Tom LaPointe on July 26, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Periscope Replay Highlights, Tweet Embedding, & Live Autoplay

This Week in Social Media

News for the Week of July 25

Periscope Replay Highlights, Tweet Embedding, and Live Autoplay

Periscope has been busy adding new features, and users can look forward to checking out the latest, such as Replay Highlights, Tweet Embedding, and Live Autoplay.  The new features make it…


Added by Joey Little on July 26, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

What Does Your Dealer Competition Know -- That You May Not?


Krieger Auto Group represents 12 of the 12,000+ franchises enrolled in PowerDealer.

Find out first-hand from John Krieger, Owner/Operator, how he utilizes this free Web-based tool to identify daily, local marketplace insights to help drive profitable business…


Added by Kris Rosychuk on July 26, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Are You Missing the Big Picture?

We live in a world where we're tricked into thinking we know the bigger picture.  In reality, we don't!

Nan Mossey takes over for Paul in this week's Think Tank Tuesday to debunk a few common misconceptions about the marketing and advertising world.  From getting more PDP views to customer reviews, Nan will teach you how all of these busted myths can affect your business.…


Added by Paul Potratz on July 26, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Social Media and Security: This Could Be Important!

These days, most companies have a social media presence. Some are healthy and vibrant, while others merely exist. Regardless of how well any particular company presents itself on these channels, social media has transcended beyond the term “social media” and could now also be said to be a:

  1. Marketing channel
  2. Content distribution channel
  3. Customer…

Added by sara callahan on July 26, 2016 at 5:10am — No Comments

Why You Need to Hire Business Dispute Attorneys

There are lots of responsibilities that come with owning a company. As hard as you might try, there will always be someone in the business who will not agree with you. Business disputes happen and unfortunately, there are times when you have to seek legal assistance. The first instinct that comes to your mind is handling everything alone. However, there are several reasons why it is…


Added by Leona Zoey on July 26, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

Safety Measures to Take While Waiting for Towing company

A couple of things can be the reason your vehicle needs towing. You might have some accident or your car just broke on the way for no reason at all. The first thing you need to do is to move your vehicle on a side and make sure that it is visible for other cars. Turn your hazard lights on so that other drivers can know that you are facing some problem and your car won’t be able to move from its place and they drive…


Added by Tim Scott on July 25, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

4 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Car Battery

Every driver wants to reduce long-term costs related to their vehicle. Although car owners must typically purchase a new car battery roughly every four to five years, many reduce the lifespan of their batteries through neglectful habits. Follow these tips to get the most life out of your car's current battery.

Clean and Secure It



Added by Meghan Belnap on July 25, 2016 at 10:15am — No Comments

3 Ways To Sell More Cars Using Your CRM

Who is going to be the most ideal customer to attract, most likely to purchase from your dealership?

The question so many ask, and so many wish they had the answer to. The obvious answer would be an existing customer, preferably one who purchased their most recent vehicle…


Added by Aubrey Hankins on July 25, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

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