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7 Crucial Days Following a Test Drive

by Rebecca Kon …7 days… It’s not just a quote from the terrifying film “The Ring”, or as the Japanese know it “Ringu”, which I watched with my face behind a pillow – it’s also the crunch time for car buying decisions.   Edmunds.com recently reported that 79% of shoppers buy a car within 7 days after [...]

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The 5 Rules of Social Media Etiquette for Car Dealers

by Mark Frost Your dealership is probably struggling to see the ROI from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. You want to sell cars through social media–despite marketers saying that’s the wrong approach–but are unsure of how to properly attract social media users to your profiles. So what if I told you that you [...]

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Disney Is Changing Their Viewpoint On True Love. Why Aren’t You, Car Dealers?

by Rebecca Kon If you’ve seen (or been forced to watch) Disney’s new movies, Frozen and Maleficent, you may have noticed a change in their messaging about True Love that wasn’t part of their past movies like Aladdin or Cinderella. In the new movies, [SPOILER ALERT], True Love isn’t “love at first sight” or purely an infatuation anymore, but rather it [...]

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5 Ways to Make a Splash with Content Marketing

by Kristen Williams As you read the title of this week’s entry, you may be thinking, “What is content marketing?” Simply defined, it is a technique of creating and distributing timely, relevant, consistent content to attract and acquire an audience of buyers with the objective of driving consumers to act. What does that really mean? [...]

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Role of Dealership Websites Inside the Store

by Dennis Galbraith Mobile phones greatly changed the role of the dealership website. Many of us used to gage a website primarily on its ability to convert shoppers into contacts. That remains important, but today the site is used by customers even while they are in the store. Savvy dealerships are turning to high-content websites [...]

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How Social Media Can Help Sell More Cars

by Jason Turner Savvy dealers are turning to low cost alternatives like Facebook and Twitter and other social media outlets as their alternative. Not only is it free, but it can help you interact with your future and existing customers in real-time. It’s no secret that Dealers will do just about anything to gain new [...]

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6 Things Great Leaders Do

 by Mark Frost Oftentimes, great leaders are thought of as perfect people with the inability to make the same mistakes that plague common businesspeople. Contrary to that belief, however, is the fact that great leaders understand their mistakes and weaknesses better than anyone, and have worked hard to learn from them. To help you change [...]

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Marketing to Your Customer Database is Like Baking a Great Muffin

by Jon Lamb There are muffins, and there are great muffins. The kind we get our of a plastic package from a vending machine or at a continental breakfast at a hotel usually meets the hunger requirements, but it’s usually not exceptionally enjoyable. Compare that to a muffin from your favorite bakery and the experience [...]

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Why Your Dealership Needs Social Signals

by Mark Frost Each year, the web becomes more and more dominated by social media. But with the rise of Facebook, Twitter, and the social web came a big question: Does social media affect search rankings? The answer: Absolutely. If you’ve incorporated social media into your existing SEO strategy, you’re likely seeing better results than a competitor [...]

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Have a Better Website Than Your Competition With One Easy Rule

by Ashley Taborsky What’s the main reason the majority of traffic comes to your dealership website? Is the main draw to see pictures of the new vehicles? Nope. If all they wanted was a photo, they could’ve gone to your OEM website. The corporate site has a bigger selection of photos and a lot more options. [...]