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The hottest thing in social media marketing right now is influencer marketing. Businesses continually leverage celebrities to gain exposure and attention. Think about all the dealerships that hire famous athletes, or a YouTube celebrity, to help draw a crowd to their dealership. Sure, it works. That’s why businesses do it. But do they always attract the right…Continue
Added by Paul Moran on July 30, 2019 at 7:07am — No Comments
The automotive retail industry is competitive. It’s a war out there and you have to know what your agency can do for you. Three things you know you’re getting when you work with Local Search Group follow—starting with the idea that we can help you win the battles you face on the retail…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on July 30, 2019 at 6:07am — No Comments
Today's consumers want marketing that is personalized to them. In the past, marketing has always been about broadcasting the same message to everyone. Attempting to catch as many "fish" as possible. That strategy no longer works in today’s modern world of consumer shopping behavior.
To truly capture a customer’s attention and win their…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on July 26, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
Dealerships aren't always the first place that vehicle owners think of when it's time for service. According to the Cox 2017 Car Buying Journey study, 23% of new vehicle owners and 53% of used vehicle owners did not return for service to the dealership where they purchased the vehicle.
To retain more of their sold customers, dealers are…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on July 26, 2019 at 6:54am — No Comments
In this video blog, Jim Flint, CEO, and Founder of Local Search Group discusses two trends - display ad spending and search ad spending – and why today’s technological shifts may help drive your resource allocations.
Added by Jim Flint on July 26, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments
One critical best practice that helps drive more traffic to your website is to continuously create new content. Google crawls websites to find relevant content to provide more accurate results to searchers. However, it is sometimes hard to come up with content ideas that will be of interest to your audience.
Pounding your head against a desk,…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on July 25, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
Let’s cut to the chase. Digital Retailing is the next wave in the evolution of automotive marketing. If you want to get up to speed faster than your competition take to the fast track below for my Top Ten list of Digital Retailing articles.
10. Dale Pollak’s NADA…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on July 25, 2019 at 6:14am — No Comments
The average person looks…Continue
Added by Bill Wittenmyer on July 24, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
1. Assisted Experiences
Immersive technologies are starting to…Continue
Would you like to hear a ridiculous, unbelievable ROI statement? Well, one luxury brand dealership integrated technician videos into its service processes and, in only seven days, made +$250K in customer pay recommended work revenue. In fact, 80% of all closed repair orders for the week had a technician video sent to the customer.
Added by Ujj Nath on July 19, 2019 at 7:23am — No Comments
In this video blog, Jim Flint, CEO, and Founder of Local Search Group discusses how to approach Geo Conquesting consistently with up-to-date strategies.
Added by Jim Flint on July 19, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on July 18, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
Conversations about digital retailing in the automotive industry tend to center around two things: customer experience and an increase in sales volume. But some dealers feel that it just leads to decreased margins on the front-end in the “race to the bottom,|” and that face-to-face interaction will end in more revenue – whether that's in the front or the back…Continue
Added by Michia Rohrssen on July 18, 2019 at 7:22am — No Comments
In the automotive industry, the ability to earn a greater share of a customer’s spend is the key to driving higher customer lifetime value. To that end, many dealers utilize flawed retention strategies designed to achieve a minimum number of service visits rather than maximize the…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on July 18, 2019 at 7:07am — No Comments
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In my first blog article, I talked…Continue
Added by Veronica Dunford on July 17, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
Federal law currently prohibits dealerships from selling any new vehicle with an open safety recall to consumers. And now, Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal (Democrat - Connecticut) and Edward Markey (Democrat - Minnesota) have reintroduced legislation that also prohibits the sale of used cars with open safety recalls, according to…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on July 17, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
According to Social Media Today,…Continue
Added by Paul Moran on July 16, 2019 at 7:25am — No Comments
The future is now.
At Local Search Group we pride ourselves on knowing that, “We are the now part of a now business.”
So, let’s take a look behind the curtain…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on July 16, 2019 at 6:20am — No Comments
SureSale enters the Louisville market with certified used vehicle program that offers consumers peace of mind and auto dealerships a turnkey vehicle certification program, including a free CAReport, 150-point inspection, 5-month, 5,000-mile warranty, and a 5-day exchange guarantee
Los Angeles, CA – July 15,…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 15, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments