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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'dealership' (994)

Preparing Your Service Department for the Amazon Threat

The current automotive market presents today’s dealers with unique challenges—the biggest one being the evolution of the customer experience. As shown by the seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), which gauges the strength of overall vehicle demand in any given month, the current automotive market…

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Added by Graham Annett on June 6, 2019 at 6:27am — No Comments

Navigating the Maze of New In-Vehicle Technology

According to a recent article in Automotive News, consumers LOVE the idea of all of this new in-vehicle technology. The problem is that many of them don’t truly understand the intricate features and benefits. There is no way a salesperson can explain each and every technological…

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Added by Dan Beres on June 5, 2019 at 7:07am — No Comments

4 Tips for Creating Engaging Social Media Content

Most businesses nowadays understand that having a social media presence is imperative for the best exposure to their target audience. However, many dealerships start and stop and are very inconsistent. Perhaps that is because of time. Or, maybe it's because they don't know what to post – which can be a common problem. A problem shared by one of the most…

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Added by Paul Moran on May 30, 2019 at 7:22am — No Comments

Coupons: What to Consider

Price is often a major factor in the purchase of any service or product. But it’s important to separate perceived price and received value. For example, $5 for a bottle of water might seem expensive, but that’s a deal if you’re walking through a desert. And there’s nothing blatantly wrong with paying more for quality (or perceived quality)––just look at…

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Added by Stephen Coambes on May 30, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments

No One Plans to Fail

As the old adage goes, no one plans to fail, they just fail to plan. This could not be more true when it comes to service marketing budgets in dealerships.

 

As new vehicle sales and gross margins decline, it's natural to look for ways to cut expenses. But I've never understood the logic behind cutting service marketing…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 24, 2019 at 7:38am — No Comments

Customer Experience Transformation and Your Dealership

A recent Google search for “customer experience” produced around 1.49 billion results. And refining the search…

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Added by Dean Martin on May 23, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Do Stitched Photo Videos Provide Value, or are they Outdated Technology?

Stitched photo videos have been around awhile. I’ve had many people ask me lately if they are still relevant, do consumers really watch them, and why dealers should have them when they already have a large number of photos and vehicle description on the VDP. My response is to remove personal opinions out of the equation and let the “data” do the…

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Added by Timmy D. James on May 22, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Want A 5-star CSI Rating? Demanding It Doesn’t Work. Earning It Does.

When my friend, Erica* took her vehicle to the dealer recently, the needed repairs were performed quickly and competently. Yet, when the CSI survey came, she rated her overall experience three stars: “just okay.” Why not five stars: “excellent”? Well, because frankly, they didn’t earn it. This was the result of a couple very significant––and…

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Added by Stephen Coambes on May 16, 2019 at 7:48am — No Comments

The Great Race Against Time!

In today’s society, time is a precious commodity. So much so that consumers make their buying decisions based on how long it takes to complete the transaction. If you had the choice between a $20 oil change that would take 4 hours to complete, or a $30 oil change that would take 30 minutes, which would you choose?

For the automotive industry,…

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Added by Dan Beres on May 16, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Can Amazon Reinvent the Traditional Store?

It’s a well-known fact that Amazon is on a mission to reinvent the traditional brick-and-mortar store model. Until recently, they were mostly focused on dominating online sales. However, it is clear Amazon is now looking to expand its footprint to include offline sales. A great example is the…

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Added by Michia Rohrssen on May 15, 2019 at 7:23am — No Comments


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How to set your dealership apart (in a good way!)

This is a four-step guide to help you improve your reputation and raise your conversation rate.

Step 1, Customer Service

The old adage that treat customers as you would like to be treated has never been more important than in the digital age. Firstly, review all aspects of the customer buying process where they have contact with your business and ensure that the messages are professional and…

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Added by Allen Oneil on May 12, 2019 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Tires Are Revenue Drivers: Here’s How To Get Your Share

Sales profit margins are getting smaller, and dealerships are looking to service as the profit-making aspect of their business. And there’s one area of service that’s particularly overlooked, especially for how much revenue it can generate:…

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Added by Stephen Coambes on May 8, 2019 at 7:09am — No Comments

Let's Get Visual: Targeting Auto Shoppers with Video

One of the biggest challenges for dealers today is knowing which marketing channels deliver the best reach, frequency and ROI. For marketers everywhere, it can be difficult to reach an intended audience, and when they do, many times the audience isn't paying attention.

 

Take television, for example. Many dealerships still create and air…

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Added by Courtney Evans on May 3, 2019 at 7:28am — No Comments

Why Every Dealership Should Pay Attention to Social Media

When it comes to social media, some dealers are uncertain of its benefits or unwilling to pay for the reach – and in some cases, both. Well, it is worth getting on the bandwagon as social media usage continues to expand with projections of over 3 BILLION users by 2021.

 

An interesting…

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Added by Paul Moran on May 2, 2019 at 8:02am — No Comments

Is Your Marketing Breaking Through The Noise?

Walk-ins are a major source of dealership traffic. On the one hand, that’s great for dealerships, because it means less time chasing down leads, since customers simply show up at your door. But it also means that when walk-ins dry up, so does a major portion of revenue. So how can you get more people in the door, prepped and ready to…

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Added by Dean Martin on May 2, 2019 at 7:47am — No Comments

Why Your Service Department Should Provide Pickup & Delivery

I have been studying Amazon and unknown to me, they seem to follow the same principle that I promote to dealers. I call it the Circle of Convenience and Trust.

Amazon obsesses about convenience. I am sure some of you suffer from the "brown box syndrome." A brown box arrives on your doorstep every day. Amazon makes it so easy that I sometimes…

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Added by Ujj Nath on May 2, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Our Second Chance

We have all had moments we wished we could do-over. For anyone who saw Avengers Endgame, you understand the value of "undoing" cannot be overstated. So what do we do when against our best efforts to build a strong customer-centric reputation we end up with poor ratings online?

 

In a slower market, our online reputation can impact be the…

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Added by Carol Marshall on May 1, 2019 at 7:34am — No Comments

Power of the Pixel

The power of the pixel is immeasurable. It’s why CEOs of digital powerhouses are being summoned to testify in Washington, DC.

 

Congressional testimony aside, companies use pixels to track consumer behavior throughout their web journey in order to understand, advertise and monetize.

 

Facebook and Google tracking don’t stop with…

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Added by Jim Flint on April 30, 2019 at 7:56am — No Comments

Ten Rules to Determine How Committed You Are To Automotive Sales

This is a real question you have to ask yourself if you want to survive the automotive industry. Are you willing to do what it takes to be successful each and every day to not just work a job, but to build a career? There are many people who started in the automotive industry as a crutch until they found a “better” job. Only a small percentage, however, end…

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Added by Todd Smith on April 30, 2019 at 7:28am — No Comments

Are you a Good Leader?

All businesses need good leaders who know what it takes to be profitable, but also how to retain employees who are valuable to the business. Employee retention is key to profitability, as replacing someone takes a significant amount of time and effort. It can also result in lost revenue as the dealership sacrifices the opportunity to connect with and foster…

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Added by Dan Beres on April 29, 2019 at 7:24am — No Comments

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