What It Costs Your Dealership to Miss Incoming Chats & Texts

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Did you let almost $14,000 in gross profit slip away last month? Let’s assume your dealership offers web and mobile messaging options like text or chat. After all, messaging can generate additional leads and improve the consumer experience with convenience. But if you’re not answering...

How Dealerships Can Leverage Organic and Paid Content on Facebook and Instagram

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There is no slowing down for Facebook and Instagram. By 2019, Facebook, the world’s largest social network with 2.2 billion monthly active users, will account for 11.3 percent of all U.S. ad spending (compared to 10 percent for print). Instagram recently zoomed past the 800...

A Dealer’s Key to Success: Realizing Everyone is a Salesperson

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The consumer buying experience has seen rapid changes in the past two decades. In years past, customers could only purchase items in a physical store. However, with the advent of online marketplaces like Amazon, consumers can buy goods at the drop of a hat....

Are You Getting the Message?: Connect With Consumers the Way They Want

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In today’s mobile-driven society, consumers have an array of different channels at their fingertips to reach out to businesses and providers. Most people think of these common options: 1-800 number (if you’re desperate), email (if you want to wait) and live chat. While the...

Service Retention: How online culture is slowly killing your service drive – Total Customer Connect

Most Americans shop on Amazon or eBay and the negative impact on brick and mortar retail outlets is far-reaching. Customers have proven they want to shop and order goods and services online, and are leaving the traditional consultation style establishments behind. When we shop on...

Using CRM to Get a Raise

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Do you know anyone who would not say that they would like to make more money? I know I don’t! This does not surprise me, as I believe that money is a motivator for us all. Those who don’t admit it are lying about...

Welcome to the New 4Ps of Automotive Marketing

Automobile shoppers’ behaviors have changed; they do so much of their research online that more than half never contact a dealership before their walk on the lot. Their experiences on sites such as Zillow.com have made them expect more transparency and personal service from...

How to Give Millennials the Best Dealership Experience

Who Are Millennials? This generation grew up in a digital world and technology is engrained in their daily lives. Millennials are the most diverse, socially-conscious, and tech-savvy generation. They’re known to snapchat every moment of their lives and, sometimes, text only in emojis. Surrounded by technology...

Start Something with DealerFire

Danger! DealerFire is an extremely flammable website and digital marketing solution for auto dealers brought to you by DealerSocket, Inc. DealerFire offers responsive websites, custom content, social media marketing, Google AdWord certified paid search and fully integrated digital retailing. DealerFire is guaranteed to bring...

LotLinx: Accountability Counts

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Everyone who knows John Burford knows he’s not the shy, retiring type. Those terms may apply to other people in Madison County, Kentucky, but not to John. He speaks his mind, and he has plenty to say. His roots in the automobile business go...
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Have Your Managers Been Taught to Teach? – Paul Cummings

Who’s teaching the managers and trainers at your dealerships in order to make sure that employee training is effective? In part three of our...
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Solutions That Measure and Manage Your Dealership’s Recon Process

  If you’re a dealer struggling to get your used vehicles in and out of recon as quickly as possible, you’ll want to pay attention...
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How Transaction Time Can Help Make or Break A Purchase – David Kain

What is the perfect amount of time to spend on the entire in-store car shopping process? Is there even such a universal number to...
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With Today’s Informed Customer, Do You Still Have Game?

Have you ever watched any of the popular televised poker tournaments like “World Series of Poker” or “Celebrity Poker Showdown”? If so, you have...
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Wake-Up Call: These Women Want Cars – and Have Money!

Selling to older women. Is there a different dynamic? What are they buying? How do they shop? According to ImmersionActive.com the peak age of vehicle...

Daily Save-A-Deal Meetings

On this week's episode of On the Mark, Mark answers a question from Ron Whittaker, General Sales Manager at Joseph Airport Hyundai in Vandalia,...

Smarter Retargeting Strategies to Sell More Cars in the Digital Age

On this week's edition of Auto Marketing Now, Brian goes over the basics of retargeting and gives you some new insights on how to...

The Fear of Millennial Car Buyers

On this week's edition of the Weekly Tune-Up, Becky Nixon gives a few examples of ways you can deal with something that is becoming...

How to Build a Winning Sales Team (Part 2)

   Are you trying to be as good as everybody or as bad as everybody? Do you know the difference? Building a winning sales team...