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As 2015 comes to a close, it’s time to examine trends in digital marketing and predict what dealers should be prepared to consider and focus on in the upcoming year. 2015 has seen so much innovation and change, there’s no doubt 2016 will see even more.…Continue
Added by David Metter on December 18, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
Today’s World Has Gone Mobile
It’s no secret, the world has gone mobile. Today, nearly two-thirds of all Americans are now smart phone owners, and for many these devices are a key entry point to the online world. Unfortunately, many websites are still not mobile friendly creating a frustrating experience when consumers try to navigate using their smart phones or other mobile devices. Mobile…Continue
Added by Owen Moon on September 28, 2015 at 12:47pm — No Comments
On this week's Think Tank Tuesday:
What is SOS? (It doesn't mean what you think!)
How much is it costing your business?
What can you do to avoid it?
Added by Paul Potratz on April 28, 2015 at 1:45pm — No Comments
AutoTrader releases groundbreaking statistics on the future of the automotive shopping experience.
Millennials have the pedal to the mobile metal and are shaking up the automotive…Continue
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Some of these slides were included in…Continue
Added by Vickie Gibbs on November 28, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Sales are down a little and you’re looking for a way to get an edge on the competition. You have looked at many ways of bringing in revenue, which will depend on how many customers you can get out to the dealership. Why aren’t the traditional methods working like they used to? Commercials and newspaper ads used to bring in lots of business, but now they are only responsible for a small amount of the sales you experience. The rest of your customers come from drive-by views. How can you reach…Continue
Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on October 13, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Benjamin Franklin famously said, “He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.” However, we doubt that Franklin had considered the freedom to browse the web while driving. As in-car technology grows exponentially, the potential to offer consumer convenience is…Continue
Added by Stephen Jackson on September 24, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Decades ago, an unprecedented idea emerged in the automotive industry—Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH)—in an attempt to offset the savings and loan crisis.…
Added by Constance Shook on September 18, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Scratch Off Promotion App for Facebook Pages
Bleapp.com is a SaaS (Software as a Service) Facebook application solution built specifically for marketing, advertising, digital and social media agencies. Bleapp.com includes a suite of apps…Continue
Added by Jim Oborny on August 21, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments
A new survey reveals that mobile and social media have a growing influence on retail purchase decisions. Here is a summary of the Consumer Insight Panel survey results conducted by Empathica, Inc. and published in a recent blog on Loyalty 360 (Loyalty Marketer’s Association):
Added by Mike Gorun on August 7, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments
Our research indicates that in a 25 mile radius from your store, over 65,000 people are downloading around 175,000 + mobile apps per day, across popular platforms such as the iPhone, iPad, and Android.
Dealership branding apps represent a very low percentage of the total app market share, suggesting that…Continue
Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on April 21, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments
In preparation for their IPO, Facebook is extending its reach into the real world by releasing an in-vehicle app that will work with vehicles equipped with GPS and Bluetooth capabilities. The "Drive My Status" app is designed to allow people to stay connected at all times to their social networking by…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on April 1, 2012 at 1:37am — No Comments
Dealerships rely heavily on traditional methods such as television commercial, print ads, promotional days that involve decorations and banners, and simple walk-ins. When this has been the norm for so long, many dealers wonder why they should look at taking their business “mobile.” In this case, mobile, doesn’t meant to put all of your vehicles on a truck and drive all over town. It means to reach customers through mobile devices. If you are a dealership, you should explore the opportunities…Continue
Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on March 30, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments
The 2012 NADA Convention exhibitor hall was very active this year making the selection of the PCG Spotlight Award winners even more challenging.
This year five companies that attended the 2012 NADA Convention were selected by PCG as having outstanding products that will benefit the dealer community.
Multichoice Apps makes great mobile apps for automobile dealerships that are equipped with some great features such as Roadside Assistance, QR Code readers, and an Inventory Manager for displaying available vehicles. However, many dealers that are interested in having mobile apps created for their businesses are not aware that we also create a News module that allows them to keep customers informed on what’s going on at their favorite dealership as well display other useful information that…Continue
Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on January 7, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments
As an automobile dealer, you know how to advertise. You know that commercials can be effective sometimes, and banners as well as flyers can get people interested to the point where they actually stop by. You even have a website but some people have said that they are unsure of how to navigate it. They also said that it takes them forever to find your inventory of vehicles, or when they do find it, it may load a little slower than they expect. In other words, they are telling that they need…Continue
Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on November 17, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments
Certain technologies lend themselves really well to mobile application use. Consumers download millions of mobile apps related to gaming, weather, social networking, navigation, travel, restaurants and other forms of entertainment.
But when it comes to business, and dealerships in particular, the market for mobile apps is a little more uncertain. Not all business applications lend themselves well to mobile apps use. For instance, in our business we use a contact management software.…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on September 27, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments
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