reputation management

August 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Cover Story

Spotting a Fake Online Review

By Stephanie Forshee

Lawsuits filed by Edmunds and Yelp against firms posting fake reviews serve as another reminder of the high-priced battle review sites are waging to maintain their influence on consumers.

Tags:,, Customer Reviews, Dealerrater, Edmunds, fraudulent reviews, Gartner Research, Humankind Design Ltd., lawsuits, reputation management, trademark infringement, WayBack Machine, Yelp reviews

April 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Perception Is Reality

Mark Dubois is the director of BHPH 20 Groups at Performance Inc., a division of ADP Dealer Services. He offers more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. 

By Mark Dubois

Taking a customer-first approach to the buy-here, pay-here business can minimize your repossessions and encourage repeat and referral business.

Tags: bhph dealers, building referrals, buy-here, Collections, customer satisfaction, Customer Service, delinquencies, pay-here, reputation management

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

Franchise Options For The Independent Dealer<br>A Look At Payless And Thrifty Car Sales Cont'd

By John Carroll

John Carroll - To stay in the fold, dealers in both groups have a set of standards to maintain. The appearance of the lot has to retain a franchise look with specs on signage. Payless requires a paved lot, no dirt or gravel.

Tags: BDC, Franchised Dealerships, Independent Dealerships, reputation management

September 2012, Auto Dealer Today - WebXclusive

Influence is The Key to Cooperation

By Kirk Manzo

Author Kirk Manzo discusses how developing relationships and becoming a more influential person can positively impact all aspects of a dealer's operation, from departmental cooperation to customer relations.

Tags: BDC, Customer Interview, F&I Menu Presentation, F&I sales, networking, relationship management, reputation management, sales department turnover

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

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