June 2017 Blog Posts (63)

And then the GM said, “We used to do that!”

It was in late 1987, and I was conducting an in-dealership workshop focused on Financial and Operational Planning and Controls. I was describing an F&I process that I had recommended to increase service contract penetration, when the general manager said, “We used to do that.” In response to his statement, I asked, “Did it work?” “Absolutely,” he answered. I was tempted to say, “Then why did you stop doing it?”, but I was new to the consulting business and didn’t want to risk offending…

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Added by Garry House on June 29, 2017 at 10:13am — No Comments

How Much Does It Cost To Develop a Chat App like WhatsApp?

The most blowing question ever! How much does it cost to develop a chat app like WhatsApp including the front-end and back-end works? Read and calculate expenses: https://artjoker.net/blog/how-much-does-it-cost-to-develop-a-chat-app-like-whatsapp/

Added by Alex Black on June 29, 2017 at 8:37am — No Comments

Car Segment Depreciation Slowed Last Week

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download…

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Added by Black Book on June 28, 2017 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Lessons the Automotive Industry can learn from the 2016-17 NBA’s MVP - Russell Westbrook

Lessons the Automotive Industry can learn from the 2016-17 NBA’s MVP - Russell Westbrook

By: Alan Ram

Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder was awarded the NBA’s…
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Added by Alan Ram on June 28, 2017 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Is Amazon’s New Patent Terrible or Brilliant for Customer Loyalty?

Amazon was recently awarded a patent that has caused quite a stir amongst consumers and retailers. The patent, originally applied for way back in 2012, details a method for “redirecting, or otherwise controlling customers' attempts to comparison shop on their smartphones when using a store’s Wi-Fi…

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Added by Mike Gorun on June 27, 2017 at 9:46am — No Comments

3 Scholarships Available For The Upcoming Internet Sales 20 Group 3- Day Training Conference In Philly July 10th - 12th

http://www.InternetSales20Group.com Call 856-546-2440 and speak to Joe Argento or Billy Vamvakidis for details.

3 Scholarships Available For The Upcoming Internet Sales 20 Group 3- Day Training Conference In Philly July 10th - 12th …

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on June 26, 2017 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

How To Use Reddit For SEO & Content Marketing Research

Usually when marketers think Reddit – they think massive promotion, reach, and influence. Reddit is the most influential social news aggregators in the world. It drives headlines, traffic, and new ideas further and more rapidly than any social network.

Editor’s Note – I originally published this post in 2014. Since then, not…

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Added by MANNY LUNA on June 26, 2017 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Social Video Marketing Matters!~

Added by MANNY LUNA on June 26, 2017 at 11:50am — No Comments

Don't Rely on Fake News!

For decades now, dealerships have gotten by with ‘self-reporting’ their financial performance, using very subjective methods and rarely adopting automation. I call this 'fake news.' I say this as it is similar to what has become…

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Added by Josh Blick on June 26, 2017 at 10:22am — No Comments

The Future of Business Is Tra-Digital

As automotive tech vendors increasingly push the importance of bringing the car buying experience online to combat companies threatening disruption, it appears that a couple of world-leading companies may be showing us the…

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Added by Ujj Nath on June 26, 2017 at 9:50am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Releases Free eBook: The Auto Dealer's Guide to Team Building

Albany, N.Y. – June 26th, 2017 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today the release of a free eBook for download titled The Auto Dealer's Guide to Team Building. The eBook was developed to guide auto dealers through the process of turning managers and employees in various…

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Added by Mike Esposito on June 26, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Is Your Express Service Actually Express?

Express Service is a way to build growth in your service departments numbers and profits. This is a big need today as so many of our customers end up going to secondary maintenance facilities for this work. This is draining much of the customer base that once relied on us for taking care of their vehicles. To quote Author and Marketing Expert Seth Godin: He said, “There is no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.”

The independent franchises…

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Added by David Lewis on June 22, 2017 at 2:18pm — 1 Comment

How to Shoot Professional Quality Videos with a Smartphone

When dealerships first start their video marketing programs, one of the most common questions I am asked is, "Will I have to buy an expensive camera?" The answer…

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Added by Timmy D. James on June 22, 2017 at 9:18am — No Comments

How Much Does it Cost to Develop a Mobile App

What is the cost of the mobile app truly based on? This mobile app development cost breakdown in 6 factors prove that the high-quality app development will not be cheap, but keep in mind, the result is worth paying for. https://artjoker.net/blog/how-much-does-it-cost-to-develop-a-mobile-app/

Added by Alex Black on June 22, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Accelerate approval times, increase productivity and CSI with mobile texting

Mobile texting is a powerful technology. Integrating a texting solution within your automotive business may be the smartest decision you make this year for many a reason.

In 2017, texting celebrates its 25th birthday and is a proud leader…

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Added by Thomas F. Jung on June 22, 2017 at 3:54am — No Comments

Do You Know How Many Dealers Women Buyers Are Visiting?

Industry experts tell us that car buyers go to 1.6 dealerships to buy a vehicle.

From the Women-Drivers.com 2017 US Women’s Car Dealership Report, we find that number to be true for half of women car buyers. The other half report a very different answer altogether. An amazing forty-six percent of women car buyers are going to twice the industry average, or 3.2 dealer visits.

Which begs a few…

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Added by Anne Fleming on June 21, 2017 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Unanswered Questions

It doesn’t matter if you are in management or a staff member on a team so many have unanswered questions. One example of is a large majority of general managers for car dealerships come from a sales background. They are experts when it comes to selling cars and are very good at their trade. However, their…

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Added by Rob Gehring on June 21, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

3 Things That Make a Good Logo

This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Ally & Haley take over to reveal how to make a great logo for your business.

What does it take for consumers to remember your name? Watch this week's episode to find out!

We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below and follow us on Facebook.

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 20, 2017 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Sub-Compact Car Values under Pressure

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download…

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Added by Black Book on June 20, 2017 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Jumpstart Automotive Media May 2017 Share Of Shopper Interest Report All Luxury SUVs/CUVs See Growth, Loyalty to Midsize Sedans Increases for Fifth Consecutive Month

Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today released its share of shopper interest data for the month of May. The report reveals that shopper interest across all luxury SUV/CUV segments is up 2% from April. The report also shows that loyalty to midsize sedans is strong (49% of midsize sedan shoppers are exclusively looking at vehicles in this category) and interest in midsize sedans across Jumpstart’s portfolio of sites is up for the…

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Added by John Sternal on June 20, 2017 at 1:09pm — No Comments

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