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August 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Serving Up Sales

By Stephanie Forshee

Terry Longmore was focused on service-department sales long before it became fashionable. That dedication is paying off for Beasley Ford Lincoln, where Longmore’s department is capturing 3 to 5 percent of his store’s sales leads from customers waiting in the service lounge.

Tags: Closing Ratios, Creative Selling, Customer Loyalty, customer satisfaction, data mining, dealership profiles, educational-based questions, JD Power and Associates, selling cars to service customers, selling with mobile devices, TEGA Technologies’ Service Turn

June 2013, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Data-Driven Sales

By Courtney Cole

The magazine’s back-page columnist lays out a plan for getting customers to pull the trigger on a new car. All it takes is a little tech and the right data.

Tags: BDC, Customer Loyalty, Customer Retention, data mining, dealer website, marketing, repeat and referral sales, ROI, technology

June 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

CRM Goes Beyond Technology

Phillip Barras, vice president of dealer services for Dominion Dealer Solutions Phil.Barras@AutoDealerMonthly.com

By Philip Barras

It takes more than technical know-how to maximize your CRM tool. The experts agree that process, accountability and personal leadership are the keys to success.

Tags: CRM, CRM data usage, data mining, digital retailing solutions, DMS integration, PCG Consulting, repeat and referral sales, sales, technology solutions

June 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Controlling The Deal

By Gregory Arroyo

Unable to ditch his F&I roots, editor Gregory Arroyo makes a strong case for why the F&I office should have a role in a dealership’s CRM efforts.

Tags: CRM, data mining, effects of the recession, F&I, Finance, incentives, Industry Summit, JM&A Group, Sales Tactics, Web Tools

May 2013, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Renaissance Man: Auto/Mate’s Mike Esposito

By Gregory Arroyo

The magazine talks to Auto/Mate’s Mike Esposito to get his thoughts on the business, dealership technology and his biggest fear for dealers this year and beyond.

Tags: ADP Dealer Services, Auto/Mate, BDC, Customer Service, data mining, dealer management system, Dealer Software, impact of the Great Recession, Mike Esposito, mobile solution, Reynolds & Reynolds, The ADM Interview, Used Cars

May 2013, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Fundamentally Sound: Don't Forget the Sales Basics

cOURTNEY cOLE IS THE CO-O

By Courtney Cole

Technology can’t change the game on its own. To remain profitable, dealers still have to be focused on the fundamentals.

Tags: a phone call and a call guide., Appointment, building referrals, data mining, floorplan rates, role of the sales manager, sales fundamentals, sales skills, using technology

February 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

To Catch A Customer

By Courtney Cole

The magazine’s from-the-trenches columnist offers a few insights on how to get the most out of your customer communications.

Tags: Customer Loyalty, Customer Retention, customers, data mining, how to email

February 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Use It, Or Lose It

By Philip Barras

Technology insider says no dealership should be without a CRM tool — that’s unless your operation closes 100 percent of its customers on the first try.

Tags: Closing Ratios, Creative Selling, CRM, data mining, marketing, reputation management, social media marketing, technology

January 2013, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Reaching the Summit

By Daryl K. Tabor

Get the story from Auto Dealer Monthly’s first-ever CRM Convention, and find out why this new conference is a must-attend in 2013.

Tags: BDC, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Creative Selling, CRM Convention, data mining, Industry Summit, relationship management

December 2012, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Who is Responsible for Making Your CRM Perform

By Philip Barras

Philip Barras, VP of dealer services for Dominion Dealer Solutions, examines how accountability can help dealers get the most from their CRM product.

Tags: apple, BDC, CRM, CRM data usage, data mining, efficiency, microsoft, using technology

November 2012, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

CRM: The Well-oiled Dealership Machine.

By Alex Snyder

Expert Alex Snyder discusses how the most important technology at any dealership is the one that promotes process: the CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software. Snyder believes CRM systems and software can provide you with great customer data and help you take care of the most important part of the crm process: follow-up.

Tags: BDC, Bridging the Internet Sales Gap, CRM, CRM data usage, data mining, Dealer Software, repeat and referral sales

November 2012, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Applying a “Back to Basics” Philosophy to Your CRM

By Philip Barras

Expert Philip Barras of Dominion Dealer Solutions discusses how to ramp up sales through the use of your dealership's database. Phil lays out a list of the best CRM practices to energize your database, from using electronic logging systems to conducting a regularly-scheduled save-a-deal review.

Tags: BDC, client relations, CRM, CRM data usage, data mining, digital marketing, Email Marketing, marketing, post sale follow up, Sales Process, software, technology

September 2012, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Express Auto Emphasizes the R in CRM

At Express Auto, a five-store BHPH operation based in Kalamazoo, Mich., follow-up is the most important aspect of CRM. Management wants to cultivate relationships with all customers who submit leads because many of them are weeks or months away from buying.

By Kimberly Long

Customer relationship management can be particularly challenging for buy here pay here dealers. Express Auto has tackled this challenge by focusing on building relationships with its customers through mutual trust and respect.

Tags: BDC, bhph, CRM, CSI, Customer Experience, Customer Relations, customer satisfaction, data mining, demographics, Email Marketing, follow up, Love It or Return It, repeat and referral sales, reputation management, text marketing

August 2012, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Finding the Right Balance in CRM at Germain BMW of Naples

In Naples, Fla., the management staff at Germain BMW recently took on the task of better managing phone traffic. The answer was enlisting a call monitoring company, hiring a customer relations manager to handle some BDC-type functions and improving processes.

By Kimberly Long

At Germain BMW of Naples, the store’s customer relationship management strategy was built around maintaining the balance between handling leads efficiently and maintaining a personal touch.

Tags: a phone call and a call guide., BDC, CallRevu, CRM, Customer Relations, customer relations manager, Customer Retention, data mining, follow up, Internet Leads, repeat customers or referrals, sales training, software, technology

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