Professional Community for Car Dealers, Automotive Marketers and Sales Managers
A little over a month ago, a couple of employees at a car dealership in Illinois published a music video on YouTube titled “Keys In A Box,” which parodied a sketch from Saturday Night Live.
These two individuals proceeded to have a great time and showcased their dealership…Continue
Market To A Lifestyle
Each person leads a different lifestyle than the next so stop with the general ads and start getting more specific!
Make your audience feel like you're speaking directly to them. Talk about the tough trucks on your lot and…Continue
Reputation management has been around for longer than the internet. It's not new. In the past, it's been considered public relations, branding, customer service, word of mouth; the list of different components associated with old school reputation management is huge.
In the automotive industry, it's…Continue
Last year, WestJet pulled off an elaborate scheme whereby flight passengers met with a virtual Santa at the gate to share any Christmas wishes. Upon arrival, these passengers were beyond delighted to discover the very gifts they had just wished for circling the baggage carousel. The whole caper was filmed and…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on December 11, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
Your dealership follow-up process impacts the effectiveness of everything from your live chat service to your advertising efforts. Without proper follow-up, shoppers don’t buy...and then your dealership doesn’t make any money.
With that in mind, and you might want to sit down for this...after doing some research, I’ve discovered a horrifying…Continue
Answers to your burning questions about Facebook’s big changes—and what you can do next
With a single blog post, Facebook sent tremors through the marketing community in…Continue
Added by Josh Knutson on December 10, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
In the car business, we often look to increase sales while decreasing spend. We're a budget-conscious industry, so that normally means spending less money and doing things manually. In many cases, that's fine. In some instances, the money saved by doing things manually actually costs a dealership more in…Continue
Added by Jim Jabaay on December 9, 2014 at 10:48pm — No Comments
Chapel Hill, N.C., December 8, 2014 – Building on proven experience in consumer-focused branded messaging, 3 Birds is honored to announce its selection as the exclusive provider for…Continue
Added by Paul Mirek on December 8, 2014 at 2:08pm — No Comments
Did you know 100,000 tweets are sent every minute? That pales in comparison to the 700 million Facebook posts per minute. People are living life online around the clock, and that includes shopping for cars. You don’t have a part-time website, so why would you only chat with your shoppers part time? The millions of tweets and Facebook…Continue
In this high tech age, there are numerous tasks that an Internet or eCommerce Director has to tackle in order to correctly market their dealership and its inventory. In the past, you were doing a great job if you were writing custom detailed vehicle descriptions and taking multiple photos of your pre-owned vehicles.…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on December 8, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
Get Rid Of Seasonal Inventory
With the end of the year approaching fast, are you worried about how you're going to start pushing your seasonal inventory, parts and accessories? Don't worry! There is a new opportunity that will allow you to create a sense of scarcity and urgency across all your platforms, resulting in increased conversions and sales.
Don't settle for leftover inventory, implementing this new tool into your marketing strategy…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on December 5, 2014 at 2:44pm — No Comments
NADA 2015 in San Francisco promises to be jam-packed with incredible keynote speakers, hundreds of great exhibitors, and of course once-in-a-lifetime networking opportunities. It’s no wonder the convention is tabbed as the…
The hammer finally fell when the FTC ruled last week that companies and agencies utilizing social media must include disclaimers. This is regardless of the…Continue
In an ideal world, dealers would be able to market all of their vehicles equally without biases, but that's simply not the case. You may have too many of one particular model. There can be incentives from the OEM on specific vehicles. Then, there's the dreaded "leftover" vehicles that are still sitting…Continue
Added by Matthew Kolodziej on December 4, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Do you remember the AT&T ad slogan “Reach Out and Touch Someone” from the early 1980s? It may have been thirty years since that slogan reached its peak in popularity, but it still has a similar meaning today. Our high-paced, digitally driven world has made it even easier to stay in touch with our friends and…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on December 4, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
|by Joe Tarell, Performance Improvement Consultant|
For many consumers, the mystery is gone from the car sales transaction. The Internet has leveled the playing field for negotiating car deals while dealers and car salespeople find it increasingly difficult to hold gross on a car deal. In…Continue
For someone trying to become a new or used auto dealer, the path to getting the business off the ground is expensive. In the face of high operating costs, a natural instinct for many private auto salespeople will be to try to cut costs. Given that the price of used cars is dropping, and…Continue
Added by Victor Lance on December 3, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments
Very cool of Edmunds to feature our store and my efforts to better (understand) and use the power of Social Media!
Raceway Ford uses Social Media