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August 2013 ADM Blog Posts (144)

U.S. sales pace projected to top 15.5M in August SWEET NEWS

U.S. sales pace projected to top 15.5M in August

The annualized U.S. sales rate for August is tracking above 15.5 million  units, fueled by strong replacement demand, cheap and available credit, and a  calendar quirk, forecasters say.

Three of four major…

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Added by JB Floyd on August 28, 2013 at 11:34am — No Comments

Lenders’ group forms panel to address consumer complaints

Lenders’ group forms panel to address consumer complaints

A national trade group of lenders has formed a compliance committee to help  auto lenders and other finance companies deal…

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Added by JB Floyd on August 28, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments


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5 Questions to Ask A Car Dealer Before You Buy

 

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1. WHERE DID YOU PURCHASE THE VEHICLE?

Based on the answer to this question, you can infer a lot about the car you are interested in purchasing. For instance, if the answer is, “we bought the car at a fleet auction hosted by the Department of Transportation”, then you can be assured the vehicle has been serviced religiously every 2,000-3,000 miles.…

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Added by Scott Parrott on August 28, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

12 Solutions for Being a Better Leader

1. Manage things and lead people.

Processes should be defined and managed daily. People should be lead by example daily. Management by strict control inhibits star performers and eliminates creativity of intelligent people. Feelings of manipulation are caused by strict control. Control, manipulation, and disrespect keep many dealerships from moving to another level of performance.

 

2. Speed of the boss = speed of the team.

If the boss has a…

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Added by Mark Tewart on August 28, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Why SEO is Destroying the Car Business

SEO is ruining the car business. 

Its an awkward thing to write as the president of an SEO company that serves car dealers. Inherently, SEO should be a good thing...nay...a great thing. A core marketing practice that benefits consumers by allowing them to…

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Added by Timothy Martell on August 28, 2013 at 9:00am — 24 Comments


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AutoCon2013 is Giving Away Tickets to a Cirque du Soleil Show!

 

What would make the AutoConnections Conference and Exposition experience better? How about a Cirque du Soleil show? We're giving away 2 pairs of tickets to 2 lucky winners for a show during their stay at the conference. For those of you already attending the conference or thinking about registering, this would be a perfect way to spend one of…

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Added by Auto Digital Marketing on August 28, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

DealerCentric Names Roger Hilterbrandt Executive Vice President of Sales and Strategy

Digital Automotive Veteran Joins Consumer Auto Finance Innovator

 

Mission Viejo, CA–August 28, 2013–DealerCentric, the pioneer and leader in interactive online auto credit applications, today announced that digital automotive veteran Roger Hilterbrandt has been appointed Executive Vice President of Sales and Strategy. Hilterbrandt joins DealerCentric as the company prepares to launch a next generation eLending solution to the…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on August 28, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Is it cheaper to buy or lease a car?

Leasing or Buying?

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Added by JB Floyd on August 28, 2013 at 7:37am — No Comments

MERCEDES-BENZ SALES JUMP 22.5% IN JULY FOR SEVENTH RECORD MONTH OF 2013

MERCEDES-BENZ SALES JUMP 22.5% IN JULY FOR SEVENTH RECORD MONTH OF 2013

Retail volumes gain 10.6% to exceed 180,000 units YTD

MONTVALE, N.J. - Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 26,423 units, an 18.5% boost over the 22,294 units sold in July 2012. Retail volumes at Mercedes-Benz reached 23,648 for the month—gaining 22.5% over the…

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Added by JB Floyd on August 28, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

#Subaru May Sales are Best in Company History

SUBARU MAY SALES ARE BEST IN COMPANY HISTORY

May sales of 39,892 shatter previous monthly records • Forester monthly sales increased 38 percent over May 2012 • Subaru year-to-date sales are up 21 percent

Cherry Hill, N.J., -  Subaru of America, Inc. today…
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Added by JB Floyd on August 28, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

What We Can Learn From The CBS – Time Warner Cable Dispute

About a month ago, Time Warner Cable blacked out CBS in several major markets including Los Angeles, New York and Dallas, because of a dispute with CBS over pricing for retransmission fees. Both sides, of course, point fingers at the other with CBS saying that Time Warner…

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Added by sara callahan on August 28, 2013 at 6:15am — 2 Comments

Nissan says it will have self-driving cars ready for 2020

Nissan says it will have self-driving cars ready for 2020

Nissan Motor Co.…

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Added by JB Floyd on August 27, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Six Key Touch Points To Increase Service Retention Part 2

Watch Think Tank Tuesday this week to see the final key touch points to keep your service bays full and clients coming back for more!

Added by Paul Potratz on August 27, 2013 at 11:11am — No Comments

Auburn Volkswagen's Channel of Choice for Communicating Value to Their Customers



Ellen Jones, Cobalt Product Marketing Manager
by Ellen Jones, Senior Product Marketing Manager

Matthew Welch, General Manager/Principal of Auburn Volkswagen gets it. He gets that the…

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Added by CDK Global on August 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to Leverage Three Credit Trends Affecting Auto Sales

2013 is shaping up to be a good year for auto retailers, with sales expected to top 15 million for the first time since 2007. Several contributing factors to this success are credit-related, with more consumers qualifying for loans, lengthier terms and rising interest rates.

 

In its June 2013 State of the Automotive Finance report, Experian documents that subprime loans are on the rise again and that consumers within all credit tiers were able to obtain financing in Q1…

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Added by Josh Vajda on August 27, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments


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How Listening can Lead to Innovation

Steven Arsenault CEO and key innovator at One Big Broadcast explains how he conceptualized the idea for One Big Broadcast’s (New Release) “OBB Autos Showroom NXT”.

We were having lunch with Key West Ford's…

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Added by Bill Cosgrove on August 27, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

How to Create a Customer for Life Through Emotion

As football season approaches, I am reminded of a story that was widely publicized last spring. Joe Flacco, having just signed a $121 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens which made him the highest-paid player in the NFL, decided to celebrate by…

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Added by Mike Gorun on August 27, 2013 at 7:17am — No Comments

10 Tips for Recruiting Sales People Successfully

Sales people provide life for all companies. If everything starts with sales people, it only makes sense to make sure that you are recruiting the best potential sales people

 

Tip 1: Recruit from want, not need. Make recruiting an everyday activity, don’t wait until you need it.

 

Tip 2: Have a strategy to recruit people all the time. To orchestrate a successful ongoing recruiting program you must first have a game-plan. Plan and…

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Added by Mark Tewart on August 27, 2013 at 6:57am — No Comments

#Mitsubishi Sales Soar to 24 Percent Increase in July

Mitsubishi Sales Soar to 24 Percent Increase in July

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) today reported July sales of 5,230, an increase of 24.7 percent compared to July 2012. Every Mitsubishi model currently in production showed a double-digit percentage increase for the month.

The U.S.-built Outlander Sport crossover led the way with sales of 2,075, an increase of…

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Added by JB Floyd on August 27, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

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