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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'consumer' (115)

Not in My Backyard! How to Protect Your Turf with a Geofence

Most of the time the goal of a dealership's advertising is to reach car shoppers and convince them to visit your store. But what about the customers who are already in your dealership? You're probably thinking there's no need to advertise to them. If they're in your showroom, there's a pretty good chance you can close them. And you're right - unless one of your competitors…

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Added by David Metter on November 23, 2015 at 5:27am — No Comments

Join The Dark Side of Mobile

More than fifty percent of car shoppers are viewing dealership websites with their mobile devices, so having a mobile marketing strategy to connect with them is not only recommended, but critical for future survival. The benefits of "going mobile" are many and well documented, including the ability to make relevant offers to a specific target market, and the ability to identify…

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Added by David Metter on November 12, 2015 at 4:54am — 1 Comment

Generation Z: Selling to the Self-Education Generation

Generation Z : Digital Natives

Understanding Why the Youngest Car-Buying Generation is so Important

You’ve heard quite a bit about millennials, Gen Xers, and earlier generations. Now it’s time for Generation Z to get some time in the spotlight. Gen Z is…

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Added by Joey Little on November 5, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Social Media Matrix: Do You Know Who Your Fans Are?

Today, social media platforms - Facebook, in particular - offer in-depth analytics and data that dealers can use to market to car buyers. Dealers who understand how to use and leverage Facebook ads frequently see wildly successful campaigns for very little spend. On the other hand, there are many dealers who place much less confidence in sales attribution when it…

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Added by Paul Moran on October 30, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

What Are You Doing to Reach Mobile Customers?

There’s no doubt that people are in love with their phones.  As a result, memes and jokes constantly circulate the Internet about how some people no longer participate in “normal” activities because they simply can’t put down their phones. People aren’t reading newspapers anymore - at least not in print - and they’re fast-forwarding through commercials. So where are they? You…

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Added by David Metter on October 8, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

A Huge Move Could Lead To Increased Loyalty & Sales

In an unprecedented move, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson recently announced that AutoNation will no longer sell any vehicle with an open recall – new or used. According to Automotive News, this effectively grounds up to 10 percent of AutoNation’s…

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Added by Chris Miller on September 24, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments


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Helpful Car Buying Tips

Purchasing a new vehicle is a stressful chore for many people. Ask the average person what they dread most and they will tell you that “price haggling” is the worst aspect of negotiating a price. Few people come away from the deal believing that they got a fair shake; a significant minority will admit that they got ripped off if you press the issue with them. Besides shopping at a “no haggle” dealer – Saturn, for example – how can you avoid an unpleasant experience? Better put, can you?…

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Added by Luigi Pizzato on September 22, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Stop Racing to the Bottom: Sell Value Instead of Discounts

The other day, a friend of mine was in the market for a new tech toy. As he researched the different available brands, he noticed a huge difference in pricing - from $325 all the way up to $1800 -- but was unable to tell the difference between any of the brand offerings. The features seemed the same. They all looked the same. He read reviews, even those were…

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Added by Mike Gorun on September 15, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Tools to Help You Discover Your Market

Use What You Have

Finding your target market is a key part of a successful marketing strategy. Whether you want to highlight new inventory, promote an event, grow your service department’s customer base, or simply boost business, defining your ideal audience is key.

It’s easy to be generic when marketing because the…

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Added by Joey Little on August 27, 2015 at 12:55pm — No Comments

May the Phone Be With You - Why Mobile Marketing Is Taking Over

Have you ever walked down the street and all of a sudden had your phone alert you that you’re near a Starbucks or Walgreens, automatically displaying your loyalty card in Apple Passbook or Google Wallet? Or perhaps you have received push notifications from Waze and other apps that deliver real-time notifications based on your location.  As consumers increasingly…

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Added by David Metter on August 27, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments


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Why Can’t A Customer Have 1-Hour Car Deal?

An article published on Wards Auto shared some interesting views from a recent session at the Automotive Customer Centricity Summit. The article stated that John Finkel, director-client experience and training for Nissan’s luxury unit, Infiniti, does not believe that a 1-hour car…

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Added by Joe Orr on August 19, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Your Hispanic Consumer: Part III

Earning Hispanic Consumer Trust Through Communication and Empowerment

Think about the brands that reach you and catch your attention, whether television ads, ink and paper, or online.  How do they speak to you?  How do they approach you as a consumer?  Chances are, your favorite products are delivered to you courtesy of companies that have taken considerable time and…

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Added by Joey Little on August 17, 2015 at 11:07am — No Comments

Identifying Customer Intent through Conversion & Incentives

Dealer websites today are filled with conversion widgets. In most cases, customers will choose only one form or call-to-action (CTA) to convert on. If the CTA that they chose was “value my trade,” then you can be pretty sure that the value of their trade-in is their hot button. Or perhaps they filled out a credit application. Those may be pretty low-funnel…

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Added by David Metter on August 13, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Vertical Video: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

Ever since cellphones gained video recording capability, people have insisted on shooting video vertically. Despite all the harassment and corrections received from peers when sharing a vertical video - “Hold the phone sideways!” - Some things never change. Those black bars that bookend the video when taken vertically certainly aren’t the most attractive. They…

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Added by Timmy D. James on August 12, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Could Periscope Be In Your Dealership’s Marketing Future?

In today’s fast-paced world, new technology is constantly being developed that provides auto dealers with new and innovative ways to connect with customers. The days of index cards and Outlook as a CRM are long gone. Now we have robust technology that makes it a simple process to connect with customers on many levels, including e-mail, text, chat, video and social…

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Added by Paul Moran on June 10, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments


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How Customer Training Leads To Retention

With almost everything consumers purchase, there’s an owner’s manual or set of instructions for them to use.  For decades, car manufacturers have included an owner’s manual with new vehicles. Sadly, it is no secret that this tidy three hundred-page booklet is one of the least read publications produced in mass quantity. 

 

Some car dealerships require that their…

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Added by Richard Holland on February 26, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Why “Just Do It” Is A Waste Of Time

In this high tech age, there are numerous tasks that an Internet or eCommerce Director has to tackle in order to correctly market their dealership and its inventory. In the past, you were doing a great job if you were writing custom detailed vehicle descriptions and taking multiple photos of your pre-owned vehicles. You were a superstar if you were also doing these things for…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 8, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments


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Starbucks Is Playing Offense and What Dealers Can Learn From It

Starbucks recently announced plans to roll out a delivery service in some key major markets. This follows on the heels of an initiative which allows customers to place their drink orders via smartphones, so as to minimize wait times.

 

Starbucks has a very loyal customer base and many locations…

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Added by Richard Holland on November 28, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

What’s in Your Wallet?

A couple generations ago, if you didn’t carry cash on your person, perhaps a personal check was accepted at your favorite store.  Then credit cards became an option, followed quickly by debit cards.  And now, with technology changing seemingly overnight, two new payment options are becoming available to consumers at select and very notable retailers.

 

Apple Pay…

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Added by Mike Gorun on November 7, 2014 at 12:49pm — No Comments


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Brand and Dealer Loyalty – a Fine Balance?

Think about the last time you visited a business such as McDonald’s, Target, or a 7-11.  Now, think about the store itself – did you select the store because of convenience, or because you were dedicated to a specific location?  Sometimes the answer is both, but more often than not, like most consumers, you are making the choice based on…

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Added by Amy Scott on October 23, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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