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Morgan Auto Turns Up Sales by Tuning Up Internet Lead Conversion

The Florida-based dealership chain posted an impressive 2.2 percent increase in same-store sales last year, handily beating the mere 0.3 percent growth for the industry.

That organic growth came at a time when Morgan was aggressively buying and consolidating other dealerships to make it one of the fastest-growing dealership chains in the country.Morgan leaped 29 rungs on the Automotive News Top 150 Dealers list this year, clocking in at No. 49 (the first time it cracked the top 50). New unit sales soared 45 percent last year, with total sales projected to hit $1.45 billion this year.

Walser Automotive Group Turns to Data-Driven Marketing

​Mark Andrews, director of marketing for Walser Automotive Group, which owns 23 stores in Minnesota and Kansas, says his philosophy is “digital first” when it comes to marketing spend. More specifically, Andrews said, “We let the competition outspend us, and then we win with our database.” Under Andrews’ direction, the company has moved most of

Recalls: Turning Problems Into Profits

THE RECALL POOL OEMs have been flooding dealers with recall opportunities and the response is typically one of two different views on this tidal wave: Some see it as a problem while others see the opportunity. For the strategic-minded dealership, it’s a perfectly profitable storm.Viewing the trailing trend and now with three record setting years

How to Master the Art of Online Conversation

Much like the printing press during the European Renaissance, the Internet has transformed the way we interact forever. “Googling” is now a verb synonymous with getting answers, we can communicate with people across the world in a matter of seconds and we can buy things without leaving the house. ​It’s a fast-moving, interactive digital world,

Staying Engaged and Planning for the Future

PEOPLE CAN BE RESISTANT TO CHANGE, SO YOU BREAK THAT RESISTANCE DOWN BY EMBRACING IT, UNDERSTANDING IT AND PUTTING FOCUS ON IT… When David Elattrache stepped in as the general manager of Huggins Honda in 2009, he knew that some changes would be inevitable to keep the dealership competitive for its future. After all, technology

10 Innovative Digital Marketing Companies Helping Dealers Dramatically Improve Profitability

The automotive industry continues to evolve around the way consumers research, buy and service vehicles. One thing remains the same in the highly competitive industry – dealers continue to implement marketing strategies and technologies to help drive new sales and service business while at the same time retain their existing customers. Dealers have hundreds of