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When we look at texting as it pertains to the car business, it's easy to see that the mobile revolution has people letting their fingers do the talking. It's a method of communication that is becoming the primary way for millions of people in North America. How does a dealership translate this trend into lead generation on their website?
We're already seeing…Continue
Added by Jeffery Sterns on December 31, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Is your business keeping you up at night? We want to offer ways to uncover some great opportunities in your strategy, including:
Focusing on the handling of phone calls
Generating more content for your website
Emphasizing the value of tracking your leads
Added by Paul Potratz on December 31, 2014 at 11:02am — No Comments
While most businesses analyze budgets and shift money towards digital advertising, video and branding, Volvo has taken an interesting strategy: to decrease marketing. While it isn’t planning to cease all activities, Volvo has decided that, rather than attempt to take on any rivals with bigger budgets, it will shift money towards providing a more personalized customer…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on December 29, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
For many dealers, business falls off after the first of the year as shoppers are essentially in a ‘holiday hangover’. Businesses and many buyers had to make vehicle purchases before the end of the year for tax reasons, and others have overspent or filled up credit cards. In any case, there are fewer people on the lot or shopping on…Continue
2014 was an incredible year for the car business. We saw sales for most brands going up, technological advancements that give even more hope for sales in the future, and shifts in the way that dealers market and sell their cars.
We've also seen something that may be going under the radar. As I've mentioned before, texting is starting to supersede phone calls as…Continue
Added by Jeffery Sterns on December 24, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
As LinkedIn cannot read the messages, it had to formulate a way to determine which messages are more likely irrelevant –…Continue
Added by sara callahan on December 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
|by Bill Cress, Performance Improvement Consultant|
According to the Movable Ink US Consumer Device Preference Report: Q1 2014, as of April, 2014, 47.2% of all emails…Continue
Automotive marketing as we know it has changed. The Internet now forces dealerships to have an online presence and build relationships with consumers in the digital world. Why? Because the modern shopper expects it.
Added by Lisandra Ramos on December 23, 2014 at 7:36am — No Comments
The Holiday Cheer Is On Us
The holiday season can be a stressful time a year both personally and professionally. We want to give you the opportunity to share a few laughs in an effort to help minimize some of that stress.
On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, enjoy "The 12 Days of…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on December 23, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
To promote their brand this holiday season, Honda is pulling out all of the stops by incorporating just about every feeling and sentiment it can into a series of commercials featuring toys. Consider their “Happy Honda Days” commercials that published around Thanksgiving. Every one of them featured a toy covering many demographics – including He-Man & Skeletor, Stretch…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on December 23, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
Get Famous How To Get Major Network News Media
Citations For Authority for Your Automotive Dealership and Outsell Your Competition
savvy business owners know that news…Continue
Added by JB Floyd on December 22, 2014 at 9:08pm — No Comments
Hello and welcome to this week’s Used Car Market Report from Black Book. Last week we reported how the market has been trending in a non-traditional December way. Little has changed this past week. Bidders are still pretty aggressive and the results were over 2250 vehicles adjusted on average each day of the week, with 52% being increasing adjustments of the previously published values.…Continue
Added by Black Book on December 22, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments
Urbandale, IA--December 22nd, 2014--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com) today introduced VidMagnetTM, a powerful addition to inventory videos that leverages Video SEO (VSEO) and drives more traffic from YouTube and other video websites to auto dealer websites. When a dealership sells a vehicle featured in an inventory video, normally that video is removed from the Internet. With VidMagnet, the video stays on the Internet indefinitely…Continue
Added by Brian Cox on December 22, 2014 at 9:17am — No Comments
Just like in the blockbuster series “The Lord of the Rings”, the Eye of Mordor is always open. Until now, its focus has been on larger battles and more interesting things. Then a Hobbit found a golden ring and slipped it on his finger. And the Eye started paying attention to this little being that had avoided the Eye’s gaze… until now.
The intersection of…
Added by Arnold Tijerina on December 22, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
AutoTrader will begin integrating consumer-generated ratings and reviews from DealerRater into its dealer profile pages starting this…Continue
Added by Paul Mirek on December 19, 2014 at 8:54am — No Comments
What myths do you believe about the negotiation process? Or what mistakes do you make that cost you deals and gross? I want to help you become a better negotiator by teaching you 5 rules of effective negotiating.
Rule # 1 - Establish clear expectations. You need to consistently tell customers what to expect, what your role is, and…Continue
Added by Jonathan Dawson on December 18, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Whether it’s because of the volume of customers that need handling; lack of time; or worry about taking a technician or salesperson out of commission – even for a short…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on December 18, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
We are well into December. It's time to take stock of your year and your accomplishments. It’s definitely time to have fun and to be mindful of what is ahead. As we turn the corner into a new year, 2015, today’s Women’s Wednesday you are invited to take a short, interactive quiz to evaluate where there is room to expand your dealership’s customer excellence. And in doing so, your competitive…Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on December 17, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments
Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals during November continued to increase, fueling even more end-of-year momentum for lease applications and vehicle exchange rates. November saw an approvals rate of 84.2%, the second-highest monthly lease approvals rate during 2014 (August saw 85.7%).
The monthly approvals rate was driven by early holiday lease campaigns and offers, with a rising number of lessees exchanging vehicles from brands…
Added by John Sternal on December 17, 2014 at 8:07am — No Comments
Market To A Lifestyle
Each person leads a different lifestyle than the next so stop with the general ads and start getting more specific!
Make your audience feel like you're speaking directly to them. Talk about the tough trucks on your lot and…Continue