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It's not enough to think about optimizing for desktop and mobile anymore. With voice search, Siri, Google Now, and Cortana are just the beginning.
By the time we reach 2020, over 50% of daily searches will be through voice searches. So how can you optimize your business and brand to get ahead of the curve? Watch this week's Hard Facts with Samantha for more info.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on October 21, 2016 at 7:27am — No Comments
Do you shy away from giveaways and win-a-prize type mailers? If you’re like most dealers, you probably do. Giveaways are frowned upon for fear of attracting customers who are more interested in winning a prize than buying a car.
Customers come into your dealership daily. When asked if they…Continue
Added by Alexia Henson on October 20, 2016 at 6:25am — No Comments
Great leaders and organizations inspire people because they are good at explaining why they do what they do. Their why gets people motivated. Their why makes people want to work for that company. Their why makes people want to buy their products.
For auto dealerships, your purpose is your “why buy” or…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on October 20, 2016 at 5:52am — No Comments
One of the biggest challenges facing the automotive industry is the way consumers feel about buying cars. Their overall dispositions have changed, the reasons they purchase and lease have shifted, and the ways in which they want to buy are moving from the showroom floor to the digital world. All these things are causing a major shift in the way dealerships must…Continue
Added by Joey Little on October 19, 2016 at 1:23pm — No Comments
Most companies view content marketing as a means to rank higher in search engines, establish thought leadership and engage with their audience.
Content, such as newsletters and blogs distributed via email and social media channels, enables businesses to stay top-of-mind with clients and prospects. It can be used to educate existing customers and…
Added by sara callahan on October 19, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
There’s a big push in our industry right now to bring as much of the car buying process online as possible. Startups are entering the space believing that consumers want this ability and automotive vendors of all sizes are creating products to facilitate that.
However, some dealers are afraid to adopt…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on October 18, 2016 at 6:59am — No Comments
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“Just because it can be counted, doesn’t mean it counts,” said Tom O’Regan, CEO of Madison Logic in a recent …
In most dealerships a dispute inevitably arises between salespeople over a sold customer. Perhaps it’s because one salesperson initially assisted the customer and a second closed the deal and delivered the vehicle while the first was off for the day. And what happens when a customer visits multiple times and perhaps a…Continue
Added by Steve White on October 14, 2016 at 5:57am — No Comments
I bet that title got your attention.
Imagine a world where automotive manufacturers prohibited dealerships from producing and publishing video content of any vehicles during dealership sales events. That would seem a little ridiculous, right? Social media can produce great results…
Working retail in the auto industry can certainly be taxing. Salespeople work 60-70 hour weeks to make a paycheck. Sales managers do so while also having to manage the sales team, create multiple reports and handle a multitude of tasks -- and the service department is just as overloaded.
Added by Mike Gorun on October 11, 2016 at 5:51am — No Comments
Finally. Google has recently wrapped up two new updates.
Cross-device remarketing is definitely something that has been needed for businesses.
It will now allow you to advertise your products across multiple devices.
You might be thinking, “couldn’t we do…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on October 7, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
A recent article in Automotive News reports that the three-year employee retention rate at dealerships reached a new low, dropping by 2%.
You’ve know employees can cost your company a significant amount—much more than most companies want to think about paying. But what do you stand to gain when you put in the time and effort to truly engage your employees and establish a positive culture throughout your business?
The connection your employees have with your customers is…Continue
Added by Joey Little on October 5, 2016 at 11:39am — No Comments
This industry will go extinct in 10 years. Can you guess which industry I'm talking about?
Students right now are so excited to graduate and get involved in this field, but they’re having trouble getting a job. Why? The jobs in this industry are few and far between.
It’s such an exciting and fast-paced environment for millennials to join into. It’s something that we’re actually excited about. It’s given us…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on October 4, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
The modern car-shopper journey has changed. It’s no longer about spending an entire day—or even multiple days—scouring a variety of dealerships for the right vehicle; instead, it’s about consumers doing smart research, knowing what they want, and determining who can best provide it for them. Once shoppers have done their online detective…Continue
Added by Joey Little on September 28, 2016 at 8:17am — No Comments
In my many discussions with dealers, the one question that invariably comes up is “What is online retailing, really?” They’ll then begin to tell me how consumers can already buy a car online from them. They have a widget with which a consumer can get their trade value. They have an online payment calculator. Customers…Continue
Added by Joe Orr on September 28, 2016 at 5:41am — No Comments
There’s good news and bad news on this topic…but mostly good. The bad news is AutoHook’s panel of marketing experts had so many dealer-submitted…Continue
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Added by Paul Potratz on September 27, 2016 at 12:25pm — No Comments
Have you ever done research on your mobile device for something you really want to purchase?
Maybe you do all that research on your desktop and make the actual purchase on your mobile phone?
This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul discusses something that Google has finally…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on September 27, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments