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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'service' (548)

Owner Retention Programs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Most auto dealerships do some if not all of their service marketing with their manufacturer owner retention programs (ORPs). The purpose of ORPs is stated in the name: to build customer loyalty. But how well do these programs deliver on that…

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Added by Courtney Evans on January 31, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

How to Increase Customer Repurchase Rates

Repeat buyers account for an increasing share of new vehicle sales and now represent 31% of all new vehicles purchased at a dealership, compared to 29% a few years ago.

This trend is good news for dealers due to the lower cost of retaining vs. acquiring…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on January 24, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

DealerBuilt Appoints Jonathan Burr as Chief Information Officer

Grapevine, Texas, January 7, 2019 -- DealerBuilt, an enterprise Dealer Management System (DMS) for automobile…

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Added by Michael Trasatti on January 7, 2020 at 6:57am — No Comments

How to Win Cash Buyers’ Elusive Loyalty

Cash buyers are an important but often overlooked segment of customers who pose a significant risk to auto dealers and manufacturers if left unmanaged. In the first half of 2019, customers who purchased vehicles with cash accounted for 24% of all new vehicle sales. For some luxury brands, cash buyers are even more important since they can represent close to…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on December 20, 2019 at 7:02am — No Comments

The Wrong Way to Increase Service Revenue

In search of service revenue, dealerships turn to randomly scheduling service appointments regardless of shop capacity.

Or they take everyone that drives up. This can easily overwhelm the service department. It leaves customers frustrated and causes a LOSS in service revenue from…

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Added by Dan Beres on December 12, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

Is Mobile Service the Answer to Higher Recall Completion Rates?

Recall completion percentages have been increasing, but despite increased communication attempts, that increase is hitting a plateau.

 

A recent trend reveals that many vehicle owners are very interested in mobile services. Currently, the percentage of independent repair shops that offer mobile services dramatically outweighs franchised dealers.…

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Added by Dan Beres on December 2, 2019 at 7:01am — No Comments

Where Oh Where Do We Find More Techs?

With the increasing demand for service repairs, dealers are scrambling to recruit more technicians. At the same time, the pool of experienced technicians is dwindling, as not enough new technicians are entering the workforce -- and demand will only increase.

 

Regardless of how much money your dealership may spend to expand your facilities to…

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Added by Dan Beres on November 19, 2019 at 5:36am — No Comments

5 Essential ORP Communications

Your dealership has probably been using an owner retention program (ORPs) for years, but when was the last time you evaluated the effectiveness of each communication?

One thing is certain. Sending out the same communications with the same messages via the same channels, again and again, isn’t a winning strategy. The goal of an ORP is to…

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Added by Courtney Evans on November 8, 2019 at 6:36am — No Comments

Who’s the Baby? Recalls and Infants

When people think of recalls, at least in our industry, most think about vehicles. For many consumers, merely contemplating spending their time at a dealership waiting for a recall to be repaired or losing the use of their car for some time, seems draining and inconvenient. But most consumers probably don’t consider the potential risks recalls can pose to…

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

Dealer Websites Fail to Meet Customer Expectations

A recent Affinitiv survey of 1,000 automotive consumers reveals that dealerships are falling short when it comes to delivering personalized, online shopping experiences to customers. In the same study, we analyzed a sample of 100 dealer websites to better understand the current level of personalization that dealers are offering.

 

Why the focus…

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Added by Doug Van Sach on October 18, 2019 at 7:22am — No Comments

Leverage Your Marketing to Gain More Service Business!

Retention is vital for long-term profitability and health. Some dealers coast along thinking they have retention covered, when, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, offering a great customer experience in service can head you in the right direction. However, it is not just free coffee, donuts, or wi-fi access that bring customers back.…

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Added by Dan Beres on October 16, 2019 at 6:43am — No Comments

How Will Robots Affect Driver Safety?

Several manufacturers, including Tesla, have rolled out some “innovative” features that include self-driving technology. At first glance, consumers like this type of vehicle technology because it typically means that these vehicles are fuel-efficient, use advanced technologically and are, frankly, cool. However, there are hazards involved with this advanced…

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Added by Dan Beres on September 19, 2019 at 7:24am — No Comments

Use Data to Improve the Customer Experience

When we think of using customer data, it’s often in the context of marketing. I’ve written previously on how…

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Added by Courtney Evans on September 13, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Is Your Hair on Fire?

"There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties; or you alter yourself to meet them," ~Writer, Phyllis Bottome.

 

For those of you that know me, or if you have followed my blogs for a while, you probably know that customer service is a passion of mine. I genuinely…

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Added by Veronica Dunford on September 4, 2019 at 7:08am — No Comments

fusionZONE Automotive Hires Automotive Industry Digital Marketing Specialist Adam Swanson as OEM Director

Lakeland, FL, September 3, 2019 - fusionZONE Automotive, LLC today announced the appointment of Adam Swanson as OEM Director. Swanson is a successful consulting executive with over ten years of experience at leading teams in enterprise-level automotive consulting strategy. He is also a specialist in…

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Added by Ed Barton on September 3, 2019 at 7:04am — No Comments

An Innovative Way to Keep the Roads Safe & Bring in Customers

Have you ever seen a fellow motorist texting while driving? What about eating while driving? Putting on makeup? Turning around to yell at their kids? Yes, all of these happen (and more) daily. Sometimes, all it takes for an unfortunate accident to occur is for a driver to spill that boiling hot Starbucks on their lap while commuting.

 

Teen…

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Added by Dan Beres on August 30, 2019 at 7:26am — No Comments

Is Your Website Driving Your Best Leads Away?

A recent article from consulting giant Deloitte has added new importance to the role of retailer websites in the average consumer’s vehicle purchase journey. According to the results of its…

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Added by Graham Annett on August 29, 2019 at 7:13am — No Comments

What’s Your Service Marketing PRO?

If you ask a dealership GM or controller “What’s your marketing per vehicle retail (PVR)?” not only will you get a precise answer, but likely a dissertation on the drivers, trends and plans to optimize. That’s because auto retailers understand that marketing efficiency and effectiveness is the lifeblood of their new and used vehicle…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on August 23, 2019 at 7:24am — No Comments

Rides on Demand: How Vehicle Subscription Services Could Grow Your Profitability

Over the past few years, subscription services of all types have become increasingly popular with today’s consumers. Big names like Netflix and Amazon leverage them to offer optimized, often instantaneous access to their goods. Now, it’s the auto industry’s turn, with the rising popularity of vehicle subscriptions. These programs charge customers a monthly…

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Added by Jeff Giere on August 22, 2019 at 7:15am — No Comments

The Surprising Effect Charity Work Has on Your Bottom Line

Community involvement has always shown a strong correlation with successful businesses. A study published in Strategic Management Journal found that philanthropy was associated with increased sales growth. A 2018 report by Nielsen Global…

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Added by Stephen Coambes on August 15, 2019 at 7:11am — No Comments

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