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It’s 7:13 pm PST. My phone rang six times today with spam calls

This has happened to you, right? Articles and headlines like this and this tell similar stories — spam calls keep increasing. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) says these unwanted calls represent their top consumer complaint and highest priority. Good news – you’re not alone. Various players are trying to fight the madness. Phone carriers are …
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What Happens When Customers Stop Answering the Phone? One Major Way the iPhone Hurts Your Sales

Have you updated your iPhone yet? Better hope your customers haven’t. BDCs and sales teams alike tend to bellyache about how difficult it is to get shoppers to pick up the phone when they follow-up. Well prepare for a gut punch, because that is going to turn from an ache to a major pain. One …
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Stop Trying to Netflix and Chill Your Customers

Maybe I’m not the ideal person to make this analogy. After all, I haven’t been single for almost 20 years. That was before smartphones. Before Google. Before social media. Wifi barely existed. There was no Kindle, we actually read paper books. And Netflix wasn’t even an idea. Regardless, the phrase “Netflix and chill” has become parlance for …
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How Customer Reviews Enrich Attribution Insights

Many automotive dealerships listen solely to CRM data and whatever they can learn from Google Analytics to understand and attribute the factors that influence a customer’s purchase decision. Both tools provide a limited perspective. And CRM data is vulnerable to error (e.g., a salesperson inputs data incorrectly or incompletely). To get a more complete picture …
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Why Data Disconnects are Holding You Back – and What to Do About It

Connected data: Everyone wants it. Almost nobody has it. Consider this: car shoppers typically switch between online and offline four times over the course of their buying journey, and want those switches to be seamless. What’s more, customers interact with dealerships across many different digital touchpoints, which means omnichannel marketing capabilities are essential. And yet, …