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September 2013 ADM Blog Posts (158)

US global competitiveness rising once again- Is there a lesson to be learned here?

The only thing that isn't rising in the US is benefits for it's workforce. If Countries ahead of us in competitiveness can take better care of their workforce why can't the US-Corporate greed maybe? I'm a supporter of a free market economy but also an advocate of taking care of the…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on September 4, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Move Shoppers off of your website & into your showroom.


As the Internet becomes more pervasive in society, increasingly customers are using it as a means to determine their car purchase. As a result of these new dynamics, the automotive sales industry has had to adapt in order to accommodate the changes that the Internet has brought to shopping habits. However, one glaring issue is the fact that when customers do their research and decision-making online, they do not take the opportunity to visit car dealerships in person. Auto…


Added by David Farmer on September 4, 2013 at 4:54am — 1 Comment

Grand Master to take on all comers at Aussie auto convention

Are you a Pinball Grand Master?

Then test your skills at this year’s Australian Automobile Dealers Association National Dealer Convention (AADA) Convention and you could win over AUD2,000 worth of digital advertising for your company.



Added by charles bayer on September 3, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Financial Statement Success Steps

Increase Gross Profit, Increase Net Profit, Control Expenses, Increase Sales.

Chances are you have been living those four financial principles since you became the owner or GM. And if you are a service manager reading this, you have been the willing champion of the preceding 4 financial cornerstones to dealership success.

Can I ask you a question?Looking for answers?

How does it make you…


Added by Leonard Buchholz on September 3, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Is There a New Direction in Car Leasing?

Car leasing has heated back up to pre-recession levels, but how much more growth can the industry expect for leasing?, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, has insight into this trend based on results of a recent survey that included leasing as a consideration of future vehicle shopping.

Brands such as Toyota and GM have been in the news lately discussing their plans for more lease growth. While these and other automakers have realized the industry’s return…


Added by Carroll Nguyen on September 3, 2013 at 11:39am — No Comments

Positive People Simply Make More Money

Learn how you can double your income digitally by choosing a positive attitude. Find out how you can market yourself with out any cash. Stop waiting for outside forces to change your future use your positive energy and develop your own personal marketing strategy. Watch this week's Think Tank Tuesday and learn how to focus that positivity into productive leads.

Added by Paul Potratz on September 3, 2013 at 11:22am — No Comments

Do Dealers Need to Respond to EVERY Customer Review?

By Mary-Kelly Gaebel

Is your dealership sending the message that you expect 5-star reviews... OR that you just have too much time on your hands?


There's a great…


Added by CDK Global on September 3, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Car Market Show Slight Improvements in Automotive Market

Here is the used car market report for the week of Sept. 3, 2013. The fall market continues, and maybe at a greater declining level pace a little earlier than previous years. Even though it is at a seasonal trend we have expected, it is supplemented by the continuing increase of availability of used inventory. This week we will get a feel as to how the new car sales fared for August when industry reports are made.


Looking at the overall…


Added by Carroll Nguyen on September 3, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Integrates with Volkswagen’s ElsaPro, Enhancing Dealers’ Access to Electronic Workshop Manual

ALBANY, N.Y. – September 3rd, 2013 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems ( announced today that its AMPS Dealership Management System (DMS) is fully integrated with Volkswagen Group of America’s ElsaPro, an electronic workshop manual that dealership service departments use to diagnose and repair vehicles. Volkswagen and Audi dealerships using Auto/Mate’s DMS will greatly increase efficiencies in the service department…


Added by Mike Esposito on September 3, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments

Are You Committing Sales Malpractice?

There is a saying in the medical field, “Prescription before examination is malpractice”. If you were a doctor examining a new patient who complained that pains in their abdomen had become intolerable, you would not simply prescribe a painkiller and send the patient home. You would perform a…


Added by Al Mosher on September 3, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

DMEInsights Launches: First-ever Customer Loyalty Analytics System that Enables Dealerships to Accelerate the Value of their Customers

Designed by DMEautomotive Strategy and Analytics team, DMEInsights revolutionizes customer loyalty with a fresh new perspective for managing customer lifetime value


Daytona Beach, FL– September 3, 2013 – DMEautomotive (DMEa), the science-inspired, results-based automotive marketing leader, today launched DMEinsights, an innovative customer loyalty analytics system designed to…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 3, 2013 at 6:34am — No Comments

How Rewards Become Chores

There are many benefits to having an automotive loyalty program at your dealership to increase business and customer retention. You must be mindful, however, of some dangers that exist if the program is not implemented and administered properly.


Loyalty programs seek to reward behaviors. For…


Added by Mike Gorun on September 3, 2013 at 5:12am — No Comments

Auto makers pray for buyers' blessings during festivals

Auto makers pray for buyers' blessings during festivals

The near 10 per cent fall in car sales this year notwithstanding, automotive companies are pinning their hopes on the festive season. Ready with a series of launches and 360-degree promotional campaigns, firms are eagerly waiting for the season sales to…


Added by Jon Floyd on September 2, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Japan August domestic auto sales fall 6.4%

Japan's domestic sales of new cars, trucks and buses declined 6.4% from a year earlier in August, as demand remained subdued following the expiry of a government incentive program for fuel-efficient vehicles.

Added by Jon Floyd on September 2, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Sales Peformance Training: Leaping Over Ordinary

Recently, I competed for the National Title of Ms. US Forestry Queen and heard several times over the weekend, “You are an extraordinary woman!”  I am humbled and appreciative of any complement, but this one makes me giggle a little on the inside.  Why do I…


Added by Stephanie Young on September 1, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Sneaky Car Dealer Sales Tricks - Putting Positive Spin on Not So Positive Press

I recently read a posting someone made referring to an article at MSN Money reprinted from US NEWS entitled “5 sneaky car dealer sales tricks” they did not like saying that these types of articles confuse…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on September 1, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

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