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With so many options available when choosing how to allocate marketing budgets, dealers are increasingly finding themselves conflicted over what to use. Every dealer wants to know whether their marketing is producing results – whether that is in sales or service. And all vendors will attempt to show…Continue
Added by Jamil Zabaneh on September 4, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
How does your dealership acquire its most desirable pre-owned inventory? Aren’t the vehicles you previously sold your best candidates…aren’t they the vehicles your market wants most and that hold their gross best?
Sure they are. Trouble is, given the increasing buy cycle gap, most dealers aren’t seeing the trade opportunities for such models as they’d like. …Continue
Added by Jeff Cotton on August 26, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
Some social networks use it and provide businesses with ways to show customers offers and specials based on their current location. However, for the most part, these are application-specific. An individual would need to download…Continue
Cedar Falls, Iowa: August 12th 2014, Driving Loyalty will be introducing their newly announced B2C and B2B Social Marketing Initiative at Autocon 2014 as an enhancement to their Database Marketing Platform. Autocon 2014 will be held at The Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas September 03rd through September 5th 2014.
Autocon 2014 has a unique reputation as a “Dealer Generated Conference.” Scott Davis, the President and Founder of Driving Loyalty,…Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on August 13, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
First, a mini-rant. It will make sense why I'm starting with a rant before getting to the meat of the issue.
I was on the phone with a social client and their prospective search marketing provider the other day when I was blindsided by ignorance. It wasn't what I expected from a company…Continue
Recently, AdAge reported that Walmart is starting a loyalty program. Based on their price-match guarantee, Walmart is launching an app named “Savings Catcher,” which consumers can use to receive refunds for…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on July 15, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
[This is part 6 in the “What’s the Big Deal With Data Anyways?” series. Click here to read part 5]
The whole goal of this series is to help dealers…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on July 9, 2014 at 5:02am — No Comments
I need your help!! If you are a GM at a franchise store currently using some form of data mining, I would like to get your opinion on how we stack up. No sales pitch. Just spend 15 minutes on line seeing what we offer. Then let loose wi…Continue
[This is part five in the "What's the Big Deal With Data Anyways?" series. Click here to read part four.]
Segmentation of DMS data can be defined as…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on June 10, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments
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AUTOEXCAVATIONS.COM has launched their new web site with some industry exclusive features. First, they are now the only company to offer equity data mining for used cars. This means franchise dealers can now see the same 20% increase in pre-owned deliveries that they now see when using us for their new cars. The real benefit now is, we can now offer our cutting…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on June 6, 2014 at 5:41am — No Comments
Over the past few years numerous new marketing companies have emerged as a solution for dealers’ digital and print marketing needs. Some of these new entities specialize in SEO, some will write your social medial posts and some will manage your online dealer reputation. Yet the largest growth is seen in companies that…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on June 4, 2014 at 5:59am — No Comments
What Were You Thinking?
It has often been said that the questions are the answers when it comes to selling anything. The better you become at asking questions, the more success you’ll enjoy. The key is asking the right questions. But, you can’t teach every question for every situation. Otherwise your sales people will never leave the training room.
There is one question that I believe fits any situation and it provides…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on June 2, 2014 at 8:07am — No Comments
In the NFL, one of the most valuable commodities a team can have are its fans. Countless times we hear about the effect that home crowds can have on the gameplay of the athletes on both teams. Termed the “12th man,” this phenomenon is extremely powerful as it can motivate the home team, while at the…Continue
Added by Scott T. Joseph on May 29, 2014 at 5:05am — No Comments
What if there was a way to increase deliveries by 20% without spending tens of thousands on advertising, staffed events, mailers, etc.? Suppose these sales would be simpler, at higher grosses, and totally controlled by the dealership? And, unlike any other marketing service, what if you could prove the value of the service by tracking deliveries and gross and comparing it to your current methods? Now, imagine being able to do this 24/7 from anywhere in the world.
How does this…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on May 21, 2014 at 5:35am — No Comments
As I mentioned in part two of this series, many DMS providers make it difficult for dealers to download their customer database. In some cases, it’s…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on May 20, 2014 at 5:11am — No Comments
In part one of this series, I discussed the importance of dealerships using their data effectively in marketing and how, when done properly, it can…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on May 16, 2014 at 6:03am — No Comments
There is a reason that ‘Big Data’ has been a hot topic in the automotive industry for the last few years. Many retailers in other industries are using it quite successfully to target…Continue
Think about many dealerships’ sales strategies in handling customers who have actually expressed interest in a…Continue
Consumers always have and always will seek the path of least resistance to get the best deal they can when they purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle; and you can't blame them. Similarly, it is understandable that auto dealers always have and always will try to define what the best deal is for their customers; and it typically includes preserving a fair profit. Unfortunately, their objectives aren't always weighted the same; even though they should be.
Today's internet educated…Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on May 3, 2014 at 5:50pm — No Comments
Earlier this month, a Federal District Court judge ruled that the Federal Trade Commission…
Added by Kenny Alward on April 23, 2014 at 5:57am — No Comments