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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'customer' (538)


Vendor
OEMs: Give Dealers More Autonomy!

While the automotive industry has seen massive technology changes in the last 5 years, there is a continuing trend where some OEMs partner with specific vendors and then take away the freedom of choice for forward-thinking dealers. Mandates are enforced where franchised dealers must choose between 2-3 vendors…

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Added by Ujj Nath on May 19, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments


Dealer
What is Brand Loyalty, Really?

The automotive industry is extremely competitive – not just locally, but also at the manufacturer level. Manufacturers spend truckloads of money on conquest marketing and brand loyalty – which you would think should be great for dealers – and, to some degree, it is.

 

But think for a just a second…

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Added by Bill Wittenmyer on May 17, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments


Influencer
5 Things That Make a Great Customer Experience

Customer experience is increasingly important in business. Retail shops now compete for customer wallets with behemoths such as Amazon. As a result, stores now have to prove to customers they will receive a superior experience more valuable than the convenience of clicking a button to have their product show up…

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Added by Mike Gorun on May 16, 2017 at 5:41am — No Comments


Vendor
Forrester's 2017 customer service trends

Every year, Forrester publishes their customer service trends report, and 2017 is not an exception. To see what we can expect in this field, we are here reporting on the six most important predictions of Forrester’s analyst Kate Leggett who believes that operations will…

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Added by Thomas F. Jung on May 4, 2017 at 6:42am — No Comments


Influencer
Clever Interactions with Customers Create Customer Loyalty

As consumers increasingly shift their shopping online, choosing to skip visits to traditional retailers, it’s become difficult for businesses to get that all important relationship-building face-to-face time.

 

In the automotive industry, a similar shift is happening. Industry disrupters are taking the…

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Added by Mike Gorun on May 2, 2017 at 6:56am — No Comments


Influencer
Why the Least Interesting Thing for Consumers Will Be to Drive a Car

At the recent Adobe Summit, executive vice president and general manager, Brad Rencher, advised businesses that if they wish to survive in the future, they have to become “experience…

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Added by Mike Gorun on April 25, 2017 at 6:49am — No Comments


Influencer
Customer Satisfaction Failures Can impact your Wallets

In the wake of the backlash from the recent United Airlines incident, it has been widely reported that many airline CEO’s salaries are, at least in part, connected to customer satisfaction scores. In the case of United’s CEO Oscar…

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Added by Mike Gorun on April 18, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Is a Reasonable Consumer Expectation Too Much to Ask?

Imagine feeling ill enough to visit the local hospital. Most of us identify the hospital as the one place that has the combination of diagnostic technology, patient history, the knowledge and the skilled clinicians in one location. In order for physicians to accurately diagnose your ailment, they take blood samples…

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Added by Chris Miller on April 7, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments


Influencer
Porsche Plans to Bring some Disney Magic to its Dealerships

It’s no surprise that Disney has created one of the largest groups of loyal customers in the world. Of course, this isn’t by accident. Everything Disney does is by design. According to an…

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Added by Mike Gorun on April 4, 2017 at 6:45am — No Comments


Influencer
How One Dealer’s Gumbo Attracted His Community

A recent article in Automotive News tells the story of Carlos Liriano, a car dealer from New Orleans who migrated his dealership to Texas and brought with him a passion – gumbo. Initially, it started as a way…

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Added by Mike Gorun on March 28, 2017 at 7:04am — No Comments


Influencer
Do You Really Know Why Your Dealership is Growing?

It’s a logical conclusion that customer retention and loyalty are important to the survival and growth of any dealership, yet many dealers focus on growth by intangible metrics, simply looking at numbers – 100 units last month vs. 125 this month, or $125,000 in service revenue last month vs. $175,000 this…

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Added by Mike Gorun on March 21, 2017 at 7:34am — No Comments


Vendor
Putting Some Fun into the Service Customer Experience

Sitting in the service department waiting room staring at the clock waiting for your vehicle to be repaired isn’t the most fun thing in the universe. It’s not quite like going to the dentist, but for some people it is a close second. Perhaps that’s the allure of the Jiffy Lubes of the world – the promise of the…

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Added by Tim Clay on March 17, 2017 at 6:22am — No Comments


Influencer
The Customer Experience That Wasn’t

Customer experience has become an industry “buzz term” of late when talking about customer acquisition and building loyalty. Most of the time, the focus is on the small things that turn a customer off -- attitudes, inefficient processes, or other such actions. But what happens when, well, everything goes…

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Added by Mike Gorun on March 15, 2017 at 6:29am — No Comments

What Happens When Recalls Start Influencing Buyers?

With the massive onslaught of vehicle recalls it is pretty much guaranteed that all parties involved are paying attention. Today that ranges from consumers to OEMs to dealers to insurance companies; and tomorrow that will soon include rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft.

 

One of the biggest, and…

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Added by Chris Miller on March 10, 2017 at 10:34am — No Comments


Influencer
Transparency: The Key to Customer Loyalty

An associate of mine recently told me an interesting story about their 75-year-old father, who purchased an import, rather than a domestic vehicle, for the first time in over 60 years. This was sometime around 2010.

When it was time to replace his domestic minivan, the first thing my associate’s father did was…

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Added by Mike Gorun on March 7, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments


Vendor
Stop the Lunacy!

For the past 15 years or so, technology has existed which enables customers to schedule service appointments online. In the beginning, the systems were very basic – the customer filled out a form online and an e-mail was sent to someone at the dealership who may – or may not – confirm that appointment.



Fast…

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Added by Ujj Nath on March 3, 2017 at 5:22am — No Comments


Influencer
Don’t Think Customers Want Loyalty Programs? U(ber) Better Think Again!

When it comes to customer loyalty programs, customers like to feel appreciated and recognized for their loyalty. And, if they are not, it doesn’t take much to turn them away from being loyal customers into brand advocates.

 

I recently came across an interesting story about an Uber customer who wrote an…

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Added by Mike Gorun on February 28, 2017 at 5:37am — No Comments


Dealer
Will Customers Finance Their Cars Online?

Your customer is knee-deep in the car-buying process and ready for the final part, the car financing. Finally, after hours of deal making, they sign the terms.

 

But in your customer’s mind, was the long process worth it?

 

It’s a New World Out There

 

The car-buying…

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Added by Devin Koskan on February 14, 2017 at 5:29am — No Comments


Vendor
The Shuttle Has Left the Building… Maybe

One day, while bringing my vehicle into a large, very well-known dealership for service, a rather comical scene played out before my eyes. While the shuttle driver was leaving the dealership, his mini-van full with customers, all of a sudden a strong gust of wind came through. The shuttle van’s windows were open at the…

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Added by Ujj Nath on February 13, 2017 at 5:17am — No Comments


Vendor
Perception vs. Reality: Are You Seeing your Service Department through your Customers’ Eyes?

Many consumers have the perception that servicing at a dealership is more expensive than at independent service providers. Whether this applies to your service department or not, independents acquire customers through consistently advertising competitive prices. Unfortunately, this seems to be working well for them as…

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Added by Alexia Henson on February 3, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

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