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How to Improve Auto Dealership Efficiencies With Digital Tools

How to Improve Auto Dealership Efficiencies With Digital Tools

While customers may shop around for fuel efficiency, they have nothing on dealers who are seemingly on a constant search for operational efficiency. With r…

How to Unite Your Pre-Owned and New Car Sales Teams

How to Unite Your Pre-Owned and New Car Sales Teams

How many sales teams does your dealership have? If your answer is more than one, you may be missing valuable opportunities related to uniting your used and…

How to Attract the Best Dealership Auto Leads

How to Attract the Best Dealership Auto Leads

There’s no denying that automotive leads are the lifeblood of any dealership. But seldom, if ever, has there been a dealership that is completely satisfi…

4 Motivational Tips to Improve Car Dealership Team Culture

4 Motivational Tips to Improve Car Dealership Team Culture

Evidence from the most successful dealerships demonstrates how focusing on building a motivational team culture can pay off in measurable bottom-line ROI. …

How to Unite Your Pre-Owned and New Car Sales Teams

How to Unite Your Pre-Owned and New Car Sales Teams

How many sales teams does your dealership have? If your answer is more than one, you may be missing valuable opportunities related to uniting your used and…

Post-Pandemic F&I Best Practices

Post-Pandemic F&I Best Practices

Like every other department, pre-pandemic life likely looked vastly different for auto dealerships’ F&I teams than it does now. Even with vehicle…

3 Ways Predictive Analytics Enables Effective Dealership Conquest Sales

3 Ways Predictive Analytics Enables Effective Dealership Conquest Sales

Growing auto sales requires a meaningful improvement in a dealership’s ability to conquest new customers. That’s because out of the three kinds of car…

3 Tips For Proactively Promoting Dealership Customer Retention

3 Tips For Proactively Promoting Dealership Customer Retention

Customer retention can make or break a dealership’s bottom line. That’s why customer relationship management has become such a hot topic – and why in…

Finding New Opportunity in Pre-owned Vehicle Sales

Finding New Opportunity in Pre-owned Vehicle Sales

It’s clear that used vehicle sales are going to make or break 2020 for many auto dealerships. Even before COVID-19 disruptions, auto industry sales trend…

Summer Car Sales Guide For Auto Dealerships

Summer Car Sales Guide For Auto Dealerships

Summer car sales are always important for auto dealerships’ annual results, and dealers have long depended on traditional summer car sales events, includ…

The State of Automotive Finance in 2020: What Dealers Need to Know

The State of Automotive Finance in 2020: What Dealers Need to Know

The state of the automotive finance market, like the rest of the automotive industry, is one of upheaval and complexity. The good news is the automotive in…

2020 U.S. Auto Industry Roundup

2020 U.S. Auto Industry Roundup

There haven’t been many years in history where the auto industry outlook has gone through such wild swings as 2020. Auto industry trends – and especial…

Increase Your Dealership's Conquest Marketing Leads Post Pandemic

Increase Your Dealership's Conquest Marketing Leads Post Pandemic

Fact: conquest auto sales help dealers hit sales targets at the end of the month. That’s never been truer than right now, as the unprecedented disruption…

Auto Sales: Why Personalized Marketing Is More Important Than Ever

Auto Sales: Why Personalized Marketing Is More Important Than Ever

In our previous blog on personalized marketing , we discussed the basics of what personalized marketing is, what types of personalized marketing capabiliti…

How to Make the Most of Your Auto Leads in the Post-Pandemic Market

How to Make the Most of Your Auto Leads in the Post-Pandemic Market

Digitizing car sales lead generation has never replaced the need for skilled marketing and salespeople in an auto dealership. This is truer today than ever…

How to Keep Sales and Service Connected While Operating Virtually

How to Keep Sales and Service Connected While Operating Virtually

When operating as a virtual car dealership, possibly with your sales staff at home and your fixed ops team on-site serving customers, how do you keep them …

Why Digital Retailing Is More Important Than Ever

Why Digital Retailing Is More Important Than Ever

Well before COVID-19 disruptions, dealers have long known that the future of automotive retail will increasingly take place online. Automotive retail trend…

How to Keep Your Dealership’s Employees Positive in an Uncertain Market

How to Keep Your Dealership’s Employees Positive in an Uncertain Market

​​​​​​​It can be hard to figure out how to motivate employees in a business environment with so much uncertainty and so many challenges. As a…

3 Ways to Prepare Your Dealership for Voice Search

3 Ways to Prepare Your Dealership for Voice Search

Hey Siri, OK Google, Alexa – tell me, how can my dealership successfully market to prospects who are using voice search to shop for a new car? Compare th…

Disruption in the Automotive Industry: How Digital is Changing Car Sales

Disruption in the Automotive Industry: How Digital is Changing Car Sales

Disruption isn’t new in the auto industry. Brands – and OEMs – rise and fall, new technologies change the game, consumer preferences shift and extern…

How to Take Your Dealership Reporting to the Next Level

How to Take Your Dealership Reporting to the Next Level

Marketers rank high-quality data as the number one factor driving performance success. Have you invested in quality automotive marketing data at your deale…

What You Need to Know about Dealership Marketing in 2020

What You Need to Know about Dealership Marketing in 2020

The 2010s were a time of incredible change in automotive marketing. Not since the growth of radio advertising in the 1930s or television ads in the 1950s h…

What Makes a Great Dealership Leader?

What Makes a Great Dealership Leader?

​​​​​​​If you’re reading this, it’s safe to assume you’ve spent time working at an auto dealership and you know how important leadershi…

How Dealerships Can Improve Customers’ F&I Experience

How Dealerships Can Improve Customers’ F&I Experience

Today’s car shoppers are deeply concerned about affordability, more informed than ever before about the finance and insurance (F&I) options available, ar…

What is Predictive Analytics and What Can it Do For a Dealership

What is Predictive Analytics and What Can it Do For a Dealership

The automotive industry continues to face dynamic challenges such as shifting marketing conditions, increased competition, cost pressure and volatility. Fo…

How to Choose the Right Marketing Channels for Your Dealership

How to Choose the Right Marketing Channels for Your Dealership

Direct mail, email, digital, mobile… what’s a dealer to do? The rise of dealership internet marketing has created a changing environment in which many …

4 Types of Automotive Data to Help You Sell More Cars

4 Types of Automotive Data to Help You Sell More Cars

When it comes to automobile marketing and sales, there is certainly not a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Car shoppers are unique in their budgets and ve…

How Dealerships Can Maximize Their Holiday Sales

How Dealerships Can Maximize Their Holiday Sales

As we approach the end of the year, holiday car sales are upon us, with Black Friday and Christmas being the tentpoles of many dealerships’ end-of-year s…

2020 Auto Industry Trend Predictions: What’s Next in Auto Sales

2020 Auto Industry Trend Predictions: What’s Next in Auto Sales

U.S. auto industry trends aren’t very positive these days with auto dealers watching forces beyond their control put a damper on dealership sales and pro…

The Value of Video in Your Dealership’s Marketing Strategy

The Value of Video in Your Dealership’s Marketing Strategy

With car sales down this year, dealers are always looking for an edge in organic lead generation. Challenges facing dealerships often present great opportu…

3 Ways Dealerships Can Retain Car Sales

3 Ways Dealerships Can Retain Car Sales

A customer walking into a showroom is often the first step in the car buyer journey. Next, is getting them to come back for regular vehicle service and mai…

7 Steps to Create a Dealership Customer Strategy

7 Steps to Create a Dealership Customer Strategy

Customer experience (CX) is more than customer service. While customer service certainly influences CX, the concept extends throughout the entire relations…

The SMS Marketing Strategy Every Dealership Needs

The SMS Marketing Strategy Every Dealership Needs

Smart phone users in the United States send 764 text messages and place 164 phone calls per month. Without a doubt, younger generation users skew that data…

Improve the Dealership Customer Experience (CX) Before the Customer Even Arrives

Improve the Dealership Customer Experience (CX) Before the Customer Even Arrives

Historically, relationships with customers began when they walked through your showroom doors. Today, thanks to the Internet, sophisticated marketing campa…

How to Improve Your Car Dealership’s Sales Team

How to Improve Your Car Dealership’s Sales Team

A productive and efficient sales team is the lifeblood of a dealership. While many auto dealer sales trainings focus on big-picture tips and tricks, not en…

4 Ways Dealerships Can Sell More Cars by Bringing in More Customers

4 Ways Dealerships Can Sell More Cars by Bringing in More Customers

As game-changing as the Internet has been for dealers, the best way to sell more cars at a dealership continues to be getting more customers in the door an…

How to Increase Dealership Service Drive Profitability – Tips on Running a Service Department

How to Increase Dealership Service Drive Profitability – Tips on Running a Service Department

How can your dealership increase its service drive profitability? As consumers wait longer than ever before between new vehicle purchases, refining your de…

How to Increase Dealership BDC Effectiveness

How to Increase Dealership BDC Effectiveness

With the rise of the Internet, many dealerships have launched Business Development Centers, or BDCs, and charged those teams with the mission of converting…

Everything Dealers Need to Know About AI in the Automotive Industry

Everything Dealers Need to Know About AI in the Automotive Industry

When the topic of “artificial intelligence in the automotive industry” comes up, most people probably have visions of autonomous vehicles humming throu…

How Do Your Customers Measure Their Experience at your Dealership?

How Do Your Customers Measure Their Experience at your Dealership?

​​​​​​​Using data to help your sales staff truly understand their customers and anticipate their needs will lead to a better overall experien…

Three Tips to Create a Dealership Culture Driven by Customer Experience

Three Tips to Create a Dealership Culture Driven by Customer Experience

Shaping company culture around the customer experience is what led Amazon to become one of the most successful companies of all time. In this article, auto…

Top 3 Auto Industry Trends for Q1 2019

Top 3 Auto Industry Trends for Q1 2019

Automotive sales forecasts are leaving many dealers feeling less than optimistic about the future of dealership sales. In order to remain profitable in a f…

The State of Automotive Financing: What Dealers Need to Know

The State of Automotive Financing: What Dealers Need to Know

Don’t close down your F&I department just yet, as it turns out the dealer-assisted loan might not be dead after all. Despite what some media reports rece…

NADA 2019 & Mastermind’s Journey of Disrupting the Industry

NADA 2019 & Mastermind’s Journey of Disrupting the Industry

Six years ago, Mastermind attended our first National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show in San Francisco, with a small 10x10 booth. We disrupted t…

Dealers Watch Detroit for Industry News and New Launches

Dealers Watch Detroit for Industry News and New Launches

2019 was the last year the global automotive industry’s leadership had to brave Detroit’s January weather to participate in the North American Interna…

Mastermind announces Market EyeQ to Help Dealers Expand Their Customer Base to Increase Sales

Mastermind announces Market EyeQ to Help Dealers Expand Their Customer Base to Increase Sales

automotiveMastermind (Mastermind), a leading provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation solutions for dealerships and manufacturers, today a…

automotiveMastermind and TransUnion Partner to Help Dealers Build Sales with Service Drive Customers

automotiveMastermind and TransUnion Partner to Help Dealers Build Sales with Service Drive Customers

automotiveMastermind and TransUnion today announced a partnership to help dealers identify highly qualified customers coming to the dealership fo…

automotiveMastermind Appoints Vice President of Sales and Chief Technology Officer

automotiveMastermind Appoints Vice President of Sales and Chief Technology Officer

automotiveMastermind® (Mastermind), a leading provider of predictive solutions for dealerships, today announced the appointment of Kos Jha as Chie…

Automotive Tech & Trends: Getting Ready for 2019

Automotive Tech & Trends: Getting Ready for 2019

The holidays are behind us, and the new year lies ahead. What do recent developments in the technology and automotive industries suggest might be on tap fo…

2019: A Year of Demand for Dealers

2019: A Year of Demand for Dealers

​​​​​​​If there’s one word that looks like it will define 2019, it’s “demand.” Consumer demand for new or used vehicles is expected t…

The Lessons of 2018: Sell Smart, Relationships Matter, Embrace Product Change

The Lessons of 2018: Sell Smart, Relationships Matter, Embrace Product Change

A strong automotive industry started to cool off in North America in 2018, while slow moving product trends suddenly showed up on dealership floors with a …

SUVs and EVs: Top Industry Trends and Takeaways from the 2018 LA Auto Show

SUVs and EVs: Top Industry Trends and Takeaways from the 2018 LA Auto Show

Auto show season is officially upon us! The 2018 LA Auto Show kicked off the season earlier this month featuring nearly 1,000 cars, trucks and SUVs, wit…

Consumers are Buying Cars in New Ways. Here's How You Adapt and Win

Consumers are Buying Cars in New Ways. Here's How You Adapt and Win

When the Internet first began to play a role in car buying, many dealers were concerned they would lose influence over their customers and become simply a …

5 Tips to Improve Customer Experience Before Year-End

5 Tips to Improve Customer Experience Before Year-End

While it might feel like we’re at the end of 2018 with a month and a half left in the year, another way to look at it is that we’ve still got a tenth o…

IHS Markit Announces Acquisition of automotiveMastermind Inc.

IHS Markit Announces Acquisition of automotiveMastermind Inc.

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in information, analytics and solutions, today announced the acquisition of automotiveMastermind Inc., …

When Office Meetings Leave the Office Behind

When Office Meetings Leave the Office Behind

http://mstrmind.us/nytimesofficespace …

aM Listed 7th on the 2017 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

aM Listed 7th on the 2017 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

aM is ranked seventh on the Inc. 5000 List, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. As one of the cou…

aM Shortlisted for 2017 SaaS Awards

aM Shortlisted for 2017 SaaS Awards

aM has been named a finalist in the 2017 SaaS Awards in the following categories: Best User Experience (UX), User Interface  (UI) or Design …

aM has now added VW to its portfolio, making it aM's 12th brand

aM has now added VW to its portfolio, making it aM's 12th brand

Each independently owned and operated Volkswagen dealership is now able to partner with automotiveMastermind, the leading predictive analytics technology c…

Gillrie Institute names aM as one of the top 5 auto tech companies to keep an eye on.

Gillrie Institute names aM as one of the top 5 auto tech companies to keep an eye on.

http://paulgillrie.com/5-auto-tech-vendors-keep-eye/ …

aM Selected As 2017 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

aM Selected As 2017 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

aM has been selected by Red Herring as one of the Top 100 North America award winners. As one of the technology industry's most prestigious p…

aM has now added Porsche to its portfolio, making it aM's 11th brand

aM has now added Porsche to its portfolio, making it aM's 11th brand

automotiveMastermind has now added Porsche to its portfolio, making it aM's 11th brand   http://mstrmind.us/porschepr062017 …

automotiveMastermind Quadruples Office Space

automotiveMastermind Quadruples Office Space

automotiveMastermind has struck a deal to move into 32,000 square feet at 1 Park Ave. from 8,000 square feet at 123 William St.   http://mstrmin…

CBT Automotive Network Interview

CBT Automotive Network Interview

Andrew Gillman's interview with CBT Automotive Network is now up! Click the link to see the interview in full. http://mstrmind.us/CBTinterview …

Wards Auto Article Publication

Wards Auto Article Publication

Big thank you to Wards Auto for taking the time out to publish an article on automotiveMastermind featuring Marco Schnabl Johannes Gnauck and Andrew Gillma…

Infiniti Dealerships Can Boost Sales and Customer Retention Using Big Data Analytics

Infiniti Dealerships Can Boost Sales and Customer Retention Using Big Data Analytics

About automotiveMastermind Founded in 2012, automotiveMastermind is the leading provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation technology for t…

What are the Benefits of Big Data if it isn’t Leveraged Properly?

What are the Benefits of Big Data if it isn’t Leveraged Properly?

One of the many definitions of big data is the “ability of society to harness information in novel ways to produce useful insights or goods and servi…

automotiveMastermind Appoints Key Executives

automotiveMastermind Appoints Key Executives

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- automotiveMastermind, the leading predictive analytics and marketing automation technology for autom…

Big Data Analytics to Drive Sales at Toyota Dealerships

Big Data Analytics to Drive Sales at Toyota Dealerships

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With so many brands and models for consumers to choose from, automotive dealerships and manufacturers f…

automotiveMastermind Showcases Predictive Analytics Technology

automotiveMastermind Showcases Predictive Analytics Technology

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Automotive dealers compete to target the right customer at the right time with the right offer and mess…

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