All Blog Posts Tagged 'automotive' (854)

The Top Ten Auto News Stories of the Week: October 11 - 17

Hey Auto Professionals -- catch up on last week’s latest and greatest automotive news stories and blogs from around the Web! In this edition of the Top 10, we’ve got articles about the best tips to streamline your dealership’s internal processes, how using multisource data can help automotive marketers, a hands-free Cadillac, and much more. …

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Added by Lisandra Ramos on October 20, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments

Am I Really A VIP?

I had just finished reading this article on marketsoft.com about customer loyalty, when a business associate told me about a similar situation that happened to him. In his mailbox was a glossy, oversized postcard offering a…

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Added by Mike Gorun on October 17, 2014 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

Training: Mercedes puts its Money Where its Mouth Is

I’ve written many times about the value of training and professional development to employee retention.  Training, in combination with a company culture designed to create engaged employees, can help make a dealership a force to be reckoned with. Employee retention has always been a pain point in the…

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Added by Richard Holland on October 16, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments

7 Powerful Ways to Promote Your Business With the Facebook Boost Post Button


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Added by Rob Hagen on October 10, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

5 Pinterest Updates Your Dealership Can Use

Last week, I mentioned 6 important social media updates you should look out for on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This week, it’s all about the recent changes to Pinterest -- and boy, there are quite a few. SPOILER ALERT: Some of these update launches are in the works, but it is good-to-know information for planning your dealership's marketing strategy on this…

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Added by Lisandra Ramos on October 9, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments

Eliminate Your Competition With The Power of The Branded Hashtag

Have you ever wanted to be able to brand yourself in a way that you can eliminate the customer from seeing your competitors information? Sounds like an unfair advantage, huh? Of course you have; now you can! 
This is where the Branded…
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Added by Dennis Wagner on October 9, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

When the Economy Is Good Is When We Must Shine!

A recent article on Science20.com, explains how customers will be less focused on price and will emphasize the customer service experience when the economy is going well.  However, when the economy…

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Added by Richard Holland on October 9, 2014 at 7:56am — No Comments

Less Complaints Don’t Always Equal Increased Customer Satisfaction

It sounds backwards, at first, but when was the last time you asked your customers for a complaint or some constructive criticism?  If you’re like most dealerships, you’re doing everything you can to avoid complaints and negative reviews. In the past, you may have even ignored customers that voiced a complaint.…

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Added by Mike Gorun on October 7, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments

Good Customer Service?

Is your car dealership doing everything possible to keep your customers satisfied and happy?  Now, more than ever, your reputation for building relationships and retaining customers may depend on your company’s focus on providing the very best customer service.

 

How is good customer service…

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Added by Mike Gorun on September 30, 2014 at 8:14am — No Comments

Emotional Intelligence is the Key to Live Chat Success

According to Hubspot, emotional intelligence is the ability to absorb emotional cues and use it to guide behavior. It’s essentially the combination of personal and social competence(which are then divided into 4 skills: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management),…

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Added by Lisandra Ramos on September 25, 2014 at 3:15pm — No Comments

The Trick to Increased Service Revenue Is Keeping Your Bays Full

Many auto dealerships have technology in place that allows sales managers to monitor what’s going on in their departments. CRMs and phone call recording services are used by sales managers to ensure that Internet leads are being followed up promptly and that salespeople follow up with shoppers that visited the…

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Added by Richard Holland on September 18, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

In Marketing, New Trumps Used Every Time

Bob visits a website searching for a new vehicle. As he filters down to the model he is considering, he is confronted with a seemingly endless list of stock photos with similar prices. Frustrated at the lack of information, he leaves and attempts his search on another site just to get the same…

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Added by Brian Cox on September 16, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

How to Make Lemonade Out of Lemons: the Easy Way

There are many stories of young kids or teens starting successful businesses. And there are as well the simple stories of kids mowing lawns or washing cars to earn extra money while their friends are out playing. A similar story gained…

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Added by Mike Gorun on September 15, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments

Are You Prepared For More Service Business?

Auto dealers know how important their service business is to the bottom line. There’s no doubt that service absorption is vital to the health and livelihood of many dealer’s financial statements at the end of the month.…

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Added by Richard Holland on September 11, 2014 at 8:53am — No Comments

Automotive Advertising Experts Review iDrove.IT VDP with Dynamic Market Pricing with Ron Morrison

The Automotive Advertising Experts show is hosted by Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online. 

Philip will be joined by Ron…

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Added by Philip Zelinger on September 10, 2014 at 4:35pm — 2 Comments

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage…Then Comes??

Do you think your customers feel the same about your company as you think they do?  Think again, they probably don’t.

 

These days, car dealerships, try to express their individuality from their competitors through value propositions. Almost every dealership has some sort of template or message…

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Added by Mike Gorun on September 9, 2014 at 6:59am — 1 Comment

How Job Hopping Became Acceptable and How You Can Change It

When developing an employee retention strategy, a business must ultimately consider salaries. There’s no doubt that a long-term employee will feel slighted if a new employee joins at a higher pay. Chances are they may even feel slighted if the new employee receives the same wage. In the automotive…

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Added by Richard Holland on September 4, 2014 at 10:11am — No Comments

Don’t Get Blacked Out In Your Own Market

With NFL football fans gearing up for another season, DIRECTV is once again offering new customers the 2014 NFL Sunday Ticket for free along with deeply discounted prices and an upgraded DVR Genie on several of the programming packages.  What’s the catch?  The special prices are valid for only the first twelve months…

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Added by Mike Gorun on September 3, 2014 at 9:08am — No Comments

Using Moneyball Strategies to Win the Content Marketing Game

In a recent article published on Marketing Land, an author used the famous concept of Moneyball and applied it to content marketing. If you aren’t familiar with the Moneyball concept, it began when Billy Beane…

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Added by Timmy D. James on September 2, 2014 at 8:21am — No Comments

The Top Ten Auto News Stories of the Week: August 23 - 29

 Happy Friday, Auto Dealers! As always, ActivEngage has the top 10 most interesting automotive articles from around the web --RIGHT HERE!

In this week’s post you’ll learn why you might be annoying your sales leads, what space station droplet tests could mean for the auto industry, and much more! Check them out!

10. Now There's a Fitness Tracker for Your…

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Added by Lisandra Ramos on August 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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