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Throughout the history of our automotive industry – and even more so as we increasingly progress into the digital era – dealers have been focused on gaining more leads. Just about every widget and message on dealer websites has one single goal – conversion.
Does your website have 100 annoying pop-ups…Continue
Added by Steve White on August 14, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
What do customers expect during the vehicle purchase process? What do they value most? In a survey included in the AutoLoop 2017 Digital Experience Study, we discovered valuable insights to these questions and more – insights that can give your dealership the competitive edge when customers start shopping. Read on to…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on August 6, 2018 at 6:57am — No Comments
On the service side, you probably know how many ROs were closed last month and how much revenue…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on August 3, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
It’s no secret that transaction time is increasingly important to consumers when purchasing a vehicle. And, by the time they arrive on the lot they have already spent countless hours trying to not only figure out what vehicle they are interested in, but where they may want to buy that vehicle.
So, at the…Continue
Added by John Wingle on August 3, 2018 at 6:39am — No Comments
A majority of a car shopper's touchpoints occur online, so it would be silly to neglect the value of a strong digital presence. Fortunately, more and more dealerships embrace marketing online -- as shown in the NADA's 2017 report: 55.4% of a dealer's advertising is spent on the…Continue
Added by Dane Saville on August 1, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
I recently read an interesting article in Forbes about cause-based marketing which states that 55 percent of consumers would switch brands…Continue
Added by sara callahan on July 31, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
Have any of you had success with QR Codes? By some reports they are making a comeback. But, on the other side of the coin, on an episode of Shark Tank late last year, renowned venture investor Chris Sacca commented that QR codes are “the herpes of mobile…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on July 31, 2018 at 6:37am — No Comments
Bringing a car to the service drive for maintenance and repairs is necessary, but few customers look forward to the task. Even the smallest repair can take time out of the day and create an inconvenience. Yet,…Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on July 25, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
You know how service visits affect service retention, but do you know how service visits relate to the customer buying process? According to a recent study conducted by AutoLoop, we discovered that the peak repurchase rate occurs between the fourth and eighth service visit. This valuable insight gives you an edge in…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on July 23, 2018 at 6:55am — No Comments
I recently read a great blog about our industry by thought-leader Seth Godin. It explains how manufacturers and dealers do things very differently. Godin shares that manufacturers have worked for hundreds of years to…Continue
Added by Steve White on July 23, 2018 at 6:38am — No Comments
Your keywords, of course, are vital to your digital strategy. That's why you need to select and prioritize keywords from local car shopper searches. Any smart marketing agency will use its own network of dealerships to determine the most effective way to net new traffic and leads.
Added by Dane Saville on July 18, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments
Does the day of the week an email campaign is launched affect whether that email is opened? It does! And boosting your open rates ultimately increases response rates – meaning more ROI for your store.
In a recent study, we identified how dealers could drive ROI by analyzing on-demand email campaign…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on July 16, 2018 at 6:15am — No Comments
ADM members are invited to attend an exclusive webinar presentation on technical search engine optimization (SEO), designed specifically for automotive websites. Hedges & Company will be presenting the free webinar on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT.
The focus of the webinar, Part 1 of a two-part series, will be on optimizing for technical SEO.
We wanted to start with technical…Continue
Added by Jon Hedges on July 13, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
Added by Timmy D. James on July 12, 2018 at 8:15am — No Comments
Customer loyalty, experience and retention can’t be modified without hearing what your customers think. Dealerships rely on such things as manufacturer surveys and online reviews to…Continue
Added by sara callahan on July 12, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
It’s probably not news to you that, while customers like having new cars, many dislike the dealership experience. And, that dislike often immediately begins from the first moment they arrive and are basically accosted by 10 salespeople approaching their vehicle as they pull onto the lot – yes, that’s mostly an…Continue
Added by John Wingle on July 11, 2018 at 6:56am — No Comments
Why concern yourself with legality if you have no plan to use them? Let’s consider for a moment why testimonials are useful: obviously, when comparing two…Continue
Added by jon nigbor on July 10, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Saint Petersburg, FL July 9, 2018 –…Continue
Added by John Wingle on July 9, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Some skeptics lament the decline in the use of social media platforms.
Perhaps because they’ve become jaded due to all the arguments and political rhetoric constantly popping up in news feeds. Well, don’t for a second believe these pessimists!
Added by Paul Moran on July 6, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments
As time goes by, digital marketing is increasingly integrated into car dealerships’ ad budgets.
Because of that, many options have developed which allow dealerships to create exposure and deliver ads in a more direct and targeted way -- more than was ever…
Added by Steve White on July 5, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments