Professional Community for Car Dealers, Automotive Marketers and Sales Managers
You may have heard it time and again, but if you aren’t using digital in your marketing plans, you are losing out. Simply put, traditional marketing no longer works like it used to for auto dealerships. According to research by …Continue
Added by Larisa Bedgood on July 7, 2016 at 6:51am — No Comments
The chances are pretty good that any email lead YOU receive is also sent to competing dealerships. That means the car shopper will get emails and phone calls from other salespeople looking to sell that customer a car. Unless the lead is on a unique used vehicle, your competitors have the same new vehicles in their…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on July 7, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments
It is no secret that mobile usage and digital media in general has climbed over the last decade. What used to be only accessible at your desktop, is now available right in your pocket. Mobile media usage will continue to climb, but where should it be on your priority list as a Marketing professional? There no longer is a question of…Continue
Added by Josh Whitlatch on July 6, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I’m sure I’m not the only one working in digital marketing in the auto industry who has heard “this is the year of mobile”, every single year for the past 5 years.
Most people saying that in the past few years have been wrong, and right at the same time.…
Added by Michael Thomas on July 5, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
If you want to capture the attention of shoppers in today’s market, communication should be one of the sharpest tools in your toolbox. Remember the days of desk phones and tangled cords? The me-to-you approach of salespeople who told customers all about the cars on the lot? The…Continue
Urbandale, IA--July 5th, 2016--Flick Fusion today announced that its COO Tim James and Director of Marketing Gina Reuscher were both selected to speak at the 21st Digital Dealer Convention and Expo to be held August 8-10, 2016 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Both speaker presentations will focus on the growing…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on July 5, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments
The local car dealership commercial is an advertising staple during the local news.
Your spot is still one of the best ways to profile your brand in your community, but the media landscape is changing. Younger demographics are shopping for cars differently, mostly online. In fact, two-thirds of automobile buyers…
Added by Kenneth Garcia on July 4, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
Did you know subject lines framed as questions get fewer open rates and replies?
Most people assume you SHOULD ask questions in your subject line in order to get more open rates when that’s not the case. You can also increase the…Continue
It’s natural to try and find the best deal and save as much money as possible, however, times have changed, and the best price is no longer the sole determining…Continue
Added by Joey Little on July 1, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
This common saying is certainly one that everyone knows. And, whether it’s true or not, has endured time. Why? Because someone cooking for you is an intimate act that is satisfying and elicits fond memories. In essence, this act accomplished on a regular basis is supposed to be the recipe (pun intended) to win the…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on June 30, 2016 at 6:45am — No Comments
I have discovered the absolute best way to build dealerships’ brands while assuring that their contact information remains at their customers’ and prospects’ fingertips.
If a dealership creates a digital business card that functions in the contact app across all operating systems (IOS,…Continue
Added by charles corson on June 30, 2016 at 8:49am — No Comments
Social media platforms increasingly give video content preferential reach and content producers have adjusted their strategies accordingly.
In retail automotive, video is used very…Continue
UPDATE: While CDK has no official ETA they have stated that their websites should be back up today, "at some point..."
Added by Timothy Martell on July 1, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
As more and more vehicles tout a range of exciting features, better safety, connectivity and the next best thing in car design, manufacturers and dealers will need to compete on a different sphere – the…Continue
Added by Larisa Bedgood on June 30, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
There was a time when dealerships hated the internet. I know, it’s hard to believe. What is interesting is that while most dealerships have learned to embrace the internet, many still feel it is an obstacle to overcome, a nuisance that interferes with the old adage: “Say anything you…Continue
Added by Kim Orr on June 29, 2016 at 7:01am — No Comments
Hopefully you’re already convinced social selling has a lot to offer your dealership. In fact, dealerships that want to win in today’s marketplace will need to get social—and fast—if they want to keep up with the competition. In addition to building…Continue
Added by Joey Little on June 28, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
News for the Week of June 27…Continue
Added by Joey Little on June 28, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
Unique social engine lets shoppers select, build common ground with sales associate of choice before store visit
TAMPA, FLA, June 28, 2016 –…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on June 28, 2016 at 6:58am — No Comments
Does Your Dealership Management Team Periodically Review, Evaluate and Update Email Marketing Strategies and Tactical Execution?
Added by Ralph Paglia on June 27, 2016 at 7:50pm — No Comments