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February 2017, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

What's the Downside?

By G.P. Anderson

Unlike new technology, every investment in training is guaranteed to pay off.

Tags: Closing Ratios, gross profit, lead generation, turnover

August 2015, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Can I Be Direct?

By Jeff Dodson

Crafting a winning direct mail marketing campaign in the Digital Age requires a clear, concise message that drives car buyers to your website.

Tags: lead generation, mailing list, marketing, Sales Tactics

March 2015, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

The New Old Guard

Twenty years into the Digital Age, some dealers still refuse to acknowledge the shift toward and profit potential of properly converted Internet leads.

By Toni McQuilken

Twenty years into the Digital Age, some dealers still refuse to acknowledge the shift toward and profit potential of properly converted Internet leads.

Tags: lead generation, sales, technology, training

March 2015, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

A Fool’s Errand

You must have the team ready to do the job and know what success looks like and how they will be measured. Quantity of leads is never a successful plan.

By Toni McQuilken

The experts agree that generating more leads without improving the conversion process is a recipe for disappointment.

Tags: Internet Leads, Lead Conversion, lead generation

January 2015, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Three Bright Ideas for Low-Cost Leads

Photo: IStockPhoto.com/Vladimir Floyd

By Nan Mossey

In 2015, more dealers will use conversion pages, marketing automation and exit intent technology to drive sales and reduce their ad spend.

Tags: Lead Conversion, lead generation, Online Marketing

November 2012, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

BDC Spells Success at Mike Anderson Chevrolet

By Kimberly Long

Kimberly Long talks about the great success Mike Anderson Chevrolet has had with the perfect business development center (BDC) and customer relationship management (CRM) system. Kimberly points out the different BDC strategies that worked and how you can implement them at your dealership.

Tags: Autobytel, autos.com, AutoTrader.com, BDC, Cars.com, CRM, dealership management system, Internet Leads, internet sales, lead generation, lead management, Online Marketing, social media marketing

November 2012, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

In Search of Silver Bullets

By Greg Goebel

Greg Goebel, president and CEO of Auto Dealer Monthly, discusses how your special finance department can increase their amount of 'good' leads. Through 5 easy steps from tracking your traffic to setting up a budget, Greg outlines the perfect plan to increase your special finance departments' leads immediately.

Tags: advertising, advertising copy, BDC, compliance, Customer Reviews, deal tracking, dealer review, F&I department, Lead Conversion, lead generation, lead management, special finance

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