July 2015 Blog Posts (100)

Take These Steps to Guarantee You're All on the Same Page

You spend a lot of time in meetings and discussing your strategies. On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha teaches you how to make sure everyone works together to reach your goals and ensure everyone is accountable.

Added by Paul Potratz on July 31, 2015 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Leverage Your Biggest Brand Advocates to Increase Sales

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s hard for businesses to cut through the noise. Consumers are bombarded with advertising messages across all mediums from companies that claim they, or their product, is the best. Generally, these messages go in one ear and out the other.


So, how do you get the attention of today’s message-fatigued…


Added by Paul Moran on July 31, 2015 at 9:41am — No Comments

Is Your Dealership In Conflict?

Here’s the problem at many dealerships: In our heads, we know what we want our people to be doing on a daily basis, but our actions and processes (or lack thereof) contradict what our heads are thinking, and we end up sending our staff conflicting messages. What do many of you see as you walk through your showroom? You might see five salespeople standing out…


Added by Alan Ram on July 30, 2015 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Joey Little and Jennifer Briggs Talking Lead Generation Strategy on Location at Feldman Automotive

@SocialLittleMan with @NextLevelBriggs Talking Lead Generation Strategty on location at Feldman Automotive

Listen on iTunes - Listen on blog

Jennifer Briggs is a…


Added by Joseph Little on July 30, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments



It’s No Huge Secret that I Dislike Vendors Having Access to a Dealership’s DMS Computers. The majority of Companies Rooting Around in the Dealers DMS are Stealing Your Customer Data, Transaction Data, and even Financial Data.


Let’s Face it, Most Vendors Accessing the Dealership’s Computers are Up To No Good. What They are Doing Betrays the Dealers and The Customers that Buy the Cars Thinking Their Data and Information are Secure. Nobody I know told…


Added by James A. Ziegler on July 30, 2015 at 9:24am — 4 Comments

How to Create Better Content in Less Time

One of the problems most individuals and businesses face with content production is the amount of time it takes to create great content. Whether you’re a nutritionist trying to build an incredible blog, or a car dealer that wants to improve your automotive SEO, content takes a lot of time and it can…


Added by Mark Frost on July 29, 2015 at 4:37pm — No Comments

DMEautomotive Named a Finalist for B2B Brand of the Year


DMEautomotive recognized by MarketingProfs Bright Bulb Awards for innovation and for pushing the boundaries of traditional B2B marketing


Jacksonville, FL–July 29, 2015 – DMEautomotive (DMEa) today announced that the company has been named a finalist for 2015 B2B Brand of the Year by MarketingProfs Bright Bulb B2B Awards. The Brand of the Year award recognizes a B2B brand, product, or service that breaks out of the humdrum and demonstrates…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 29, 2015 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Facebook, YouTube and Instagram Upgrades

Social Media News for the Week of July 27, 2015

Post written by Kristin Huntley, Director of Content and Marketing

New Facebook Video Tools for…

Added by Joseph Little on July 29, 2015 at 11:24am — No Comments

Use Data to Create Better Content

According to a recent article in The Atlantic, soon reporters at two of the country’s leading newspapers will have access to the most basic type of digital analytics: They will be able to see web-traffic data for their own stories. That is,…


Added by sara callahan on July 29, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Commentary: The Anatomy of an Effective Marketing Brain [Infographic]

This was sent to me by Kipp Bodnar VP Marketing, HubSpot. I found it fascinating and was intrigued. I wanted to share in a special post. Everyone please share and give Kipp and I your feedback on this. What are your thoughts? Insights?


The traditional marketing model in…


Added by JB Floyd on July 29, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Stop Making This Marketing Mistake

Make These Changes Today To Get Your Marketing Strategy Running Smoothly

On this episode of Think Tank Tuesday, Senior Account Manager, Michelle Campbell joins me to cover these simple mistakes that can ruin your solid marketing strategy. Watch the video now to learn how to…


Added by Paul Potratz on July 28, 2015 at 2:39pm — No Comments


Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals entering July saw a healthy rebound from June levels, jumping 3.5% to an overall approvals rate of 72.0%, compared with just 69.6% in the previous month.

The year-to-date approvals rate improved to 68.0%, hovering closely to the “healthy” average of 70% that Swapalease.com has historically benchmarked. Swapalease.com executives feel the July numbers reflect the continued summer strength in…


Added by John Sternal on July 28, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Car Values Depreciate at Twice the Rate of Truck Values


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 the full report.


While most car segments continue to face generally higher depreciation compared with trucks, the Black Book editors noticed this past week that it’s not just smaller cars feeling heavier depreciation right…


Added by Black Book on July 28, 2015 at 11:05am — No Comments

Secrets Every Successful Dealership Knows

Take Back Your Brand: Secret Strategies for a Thriving Dealership

Every dealership depends on certain resources to be successful, but thriving dealerships know the secrets to long-term, bottom line success depends on investing time and money in core areas of the dealership to stay on top and build a solid, recognizable and…


Added by Joseph Little on July 28, 2015 at 9:59am — No Comments

Innovative Dealer Partners with Village to Increase Sales and Loyalty

According to an article in Automotive News, one dealer in Illinois has come up with a pretty ingenious loyalty rewards program idea – to leverage taxpayer dollars to increase car sales, while also helping to support local businesses.…


Added by Mike Gorun on July 28, 2015 at 9:02am — No Comments

Getting The Best Results For Your Car Dealer Website

If you want to get high ranking in SERP pages, then it is very important that you are using the balance keyword density in the content of the your website. In Auto marketing, it is highly recommended that you are getting the help of all the right tools, to ensure that the website is promoted in a right way across the segments in the internet.

Added by Martin Denial on July 28, 2015 at 8:17am — No Comments

Auto Dealer Arranged Financing: The Indirect Auto Lending Process

This article addresses the indirect auto lending process (a/k/a "dealer arranged financing"). While the article relies heavily on cases I have defended for dealerships here in Minnesota, the same process is involved across the nation. In Minnesota, an automobile dealership is a “retail seller” as defined by the Motor Vehicle Retail Installment Sales Act (“MVRISA”), Minn.…


Added by Greg Johnson on July 27, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

10 Ways to Build Trust in Your Brand

Take Back Your Brand By Building Trust

The success of your business depends on the trust you are able to build for your brand. After all, consumers with confidence in specific brands will not only return and provide repeat business, but…


Added by Joseph Little on July 27, 2015 at 11:49am — No Comments

Premier Solutionz Uses Flick Fusion's Live Video Walk Arounds to Help Auto Dealers Increase Website Visitors, Leads and Sales

Urbandale, IA--July 27th, 2015--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com) announced today that Premier Solutionz, a leading provider of lot service and inventory management services to auto dealerships in Colorado, is using its Live Video Walk Arounds to help auto dealers increase website visitors, leads and sales.


One of Premier Solutionz' clients is Tynan's Nissan and Tynan's…


Added by Brian Cox on July 27, 2015 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

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