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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'virtual' (21)

Think Virtual Reality is a Fad? Think Again.

Virtual Reality has been quite a craze recently with video gaming and other consumer electronics.

However, the high cost of entry and expensive units limited its reach. Even Google’s cardboard VR glasses required smartphones that cost upwards of $700. The Oculus Rift Goggles were even more expensive…

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Added by Timmy D. James on December 15, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Immerse Yourself in Virtual Reality for a Prosperous 2017

As anyone who has kept pace with technology over the last few years knows, virtual reality uses powerful computer-based setups and goggles to completely engulf a user in an experience.

In the auto space, this immersive experience takes the form of a simulated vehicle where users…

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Added by izmostock on December 8, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Reel in Millennials with a Virtual Reality Lounge

The power of the Internet coupled with how to sell to Millennials – now the largest generation in the US – has sent many in our industry into a tailspin.

Since more people prefer to research and shop online, visits to an actual dealership are at an all-time low. Buyers today visit slightly…

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Added by izmostock on November 11, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mobile Goes Mainstream: Keeping Up With Consumers Who are on the Go

Virtual Reality 

The car-shopping journey has become primarily virtual. Consumers now do most of their research online and learn about dealerships via the internet, and in turn,…

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Added by Joey Little on December 11, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments


Influencer
Why I Quit my 25 Year GM Job: My Exciting New Adventure into Online Deal Creation

How can it be possible that I would leave a job I LOVE after 25 years?

 

The fact is that I have always liked to be ahead of the curve and today’s customers are rewarding evolving dealerships that offer true Online Deal Creation with real perfect payment – where all that is…

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Added by Joe Orr on August 3, 2015 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

Flick Fusion Selected as Preferred Video Marketing Provider for DealerPeak's Full-System CRM and Website Solutions

Urbandale, IA--June 1st, 2015--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com) announced today it has been selected as the preferred video marketing provider for DealerPeak's full system CRM, website and desking solutions. Auto dealerships that use DealerPeak solutions will have the option to access the entire FlickFusion video marketing platform, providing them with a fully integrated solution for all their…

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Added by Brian Cox on June 1, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Top Internet Auto Retailer Cardinale Automotive Group Increases Sales Velocity Thirty-Six Percent Using Flick Fusion Inventory Videos

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Urbandale, IA--May 18th--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com) announced today that the Cardinale Automotive Group (member of the Cardinale-Group of Companies), one of the nation's top Internet auto retailers with 17 stores in California and Arizona, has increased sales velocity 36 percent since it switched to Flick Fusion for its video inventory marketing needs. In May 2014, the Cardinale Automotive Group's…

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Added by Brian Cox on May 18, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments

From the Trenches - Are you ready for a-Commerce and v-Commerce?

You believe you finally have this e-Commerce thing down pat and you're getting serious about this m-Commerce thing (mobile) because you heard Google is going to start penalizing those sites that are not mobile optimized.  Let me introduce to…

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Added by Tom Gorham on April 10, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Flick Fusion Releases Upgraded Mobile Apps, Giving Lot Service Companies the Power to Create Inventory Videos On the Go

Urbandale, IA--February 24th, 2015--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com) today announced it has released an upgraded version of its mobile apps for iPhone and Android devices. Lot service companies that provide auto dealers with inventory videos can now use mobile devices to shoot high-quality HD video, text or email videos to clients, extract images from videos and upload videos to websites, YouTube, Facebook and other third-party…

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Added by Brian Cox on February 24, 2015 at 9:01am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Announces Availability of 2015 Makes and Models In Expanded Library of PicMotion New Vehicle Inventory Videos

Urbandale, IA--February 2nd, 2015--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com) today announced the availability of 2015 makes and models in an expanded library of PicMotion new vehicle inventory videos. In partnership with Chrome Data (www.chromedata.com), Flick Fusion's PicMotion videos make it easy for auto dealers to turn new vehicle inventory listings into rich video content optimized for video SEO. Up to five…

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Added by Brian Cox on February 2, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Partners with LT2 to Bring Video Marketing Solutions to Commercial Truck, Equipment & Power Sports Industries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Urbandale, IA--November 10th, 2014--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com), today announced a partnership with Lighthouse Technology Team (LT2) to bring video marketing solutions to the commercial truck, equipment, cycle, recreational vehicle (RV) and power sports industries. Effective immediately, the Flick Fusion video platform will enable dealers in these industries to showcase their vehicles and equipment…

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Added by Brian Cox on November 10, 2014 at 8:34am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Releases InstaVid, An Automated Video Production Service That Helps Auto Dealers Move Metal Faster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Urbandale, IA--October 27th, 2014--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com), the industry's leading video marketing provider, today released InstaVid, an automated video production service that instantly creates and distributes new and pre-owned inventory videos for auto dealers. In many dealerships, the average time it takes to get photos of inventory for listings and videos is two to three days. InstaVid…

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Added by Brian Cox on October 28, 2014 at 10:44am — No Comments

Flick Fusion Launches Autoflicks for Auto Dealers, Live Action Videos That Let Car Shoppers Take A Virtual Test Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Urbandale, IA--October 13th, 2014--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com), the industry's leading video marketing provider, today launched AutoflicksTM for auto dealers, live action videos that provide car shoppers with a virtual test drive experience for every vehicle in a dealer's inventory. Autoflicks are available for nearly every make and model and are designed to drive customers to a…

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Added by Brian Cox on October 13, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments


Media
The VALUE OF DVS CUSTOMER

The VALUE OF DVS CUSTOMER

 

I get the Boston Globe newspaper every day.  I’ve been reading it since I was old enough to read. Friends of mine who are fellow members of the New England Motor Press Association write for the Autos section.

Being a car guy of sorts, I own more cars than I…

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Added by Jim Barisano on October 1, 2014 at 12:58pm — 1 Comment


Media
How to Use Video to Sell More Cars and Add Eight Leisurely Weekend Days to your Life

Back in the bad old days of car sales, if someone planned to buy a car, the first thing he or she’d do is… put off the process for three months to a year!  Finally, when the old beater started costing far more to fix than the monthly payments on a new car, they’d pick up a copy of the Consumer Reports annual new car issue,  grab the Autos section of the Sunday newspaper and start doing some homework.

Usually, they’d start with the model.  “Hmmm, it needs to fit me, the wife…

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Added by Jim Barisano on September 16, 2014 at 1:16pm — No Comments


Influencer
Will the Real VSA Please Stand Up?

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I feel that being imitated means the imitator lacks the creativity to come up with ideas on their own.

Virtual Sales Associates (VSA’s) has become a popular…

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Added by Ketty Colom on December 11, 2012 at 7:54am — No Comments

The 31 inch yard stick

Periodically, we receive an email or a phone call from an ISM wanting to know how to increase their closing ratio from 30% to 40%. I often have to bite my lip in order to prevent myself from laughing hysterically. Invariably, I start to ask how that dealership is measuring its closing ratio. However, as I am asking that question, I am always asking myself why isn't there a standard equation for measuring closing ratio?



Let's think about other forms of measurement,…

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Added by Bill Playford on February 17, 2012 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Working External compared to Internal. Advantages for both Employee and Employer!

Being part of working from my satellite office for close to 5 years, I cannot imagine it any different if I went internal. I have been asked several times on how I do it, what I do along with much criticism to that effect.  For example “You must have a lot of time” and such, trust me you will find yourself more busy working from your external office than you would…

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Added by Jennifer Schrader on November 3, 2011 at 5:52am — No Comments

Join Cars.com for the Reputation Management Online Virtual Conference on March 9th

Join us for a live conference right at your desk on March 9th from 11AM to 3PM EST.



- Hear the latest advice and trends that make reputation management easier and more effective for dealerships.

- Attend workshops by leading social media experts.

- Learn from fellow dealers who are driving more sales through online reputation management.

- Get a first-hand look at Cars.com's all-new Dealer Reviews feature before our beta launch this spring.

- Get expert advice on…

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Added by Cars.com on February 25, 2011 at 8:54am — No Comments

The U.S. Auto Industry Will Surprise Expectations

It is my prediction that the Auto Industry will exceed all expectations of the media and even the auto industry executives. It is my belief that first the competitive nature of the manufacturers will force them to produce products and programs that continue to lure the American consumer back to showrooms, secondly, auto dealers are some of the most determined entrepreneurial force in business today, and lastly the aging fleet of 250 million cars,… Continue

Added by Grant Cardone on December 8, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

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