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Smartphones are responsible—in a BIG way—for how the automotive market is changing. Not only are consumers more mobile, they’re also empowered to access more information than ever before while on the go. They have the power of Google in their pockets, and they aren’t afraid to use it. Everything from vehicle comparisons to consumer reviews to feedback about specific dealerships is available…Continue
Added by Joey Little on August 25, 2016 at 10:07am — No Comments
Part II: Generation Z, the Mobile-First Generation
In Part I of this series, The Millennial Mindset, the focus was on millennials and their impact on the marketplace—and not without reason. The fact that they are over 75 million strong in the U.S. alone gives them…Continue
Added by Joey Little on August 17, 2016 at 8:37am — No Comments
Imagine that you are applying for a loan at a bank. As you sit there with the loan officer, you notice that she is using a laptop with an American Ninja sticker on the back of it. You laugh and point, "What's that? Is your bank sponsoring that TV show?" The loan officer laughs and shakes…Continue
Timonium, MD – June 27th, 2016-- Helion Automotive Technologies announced today it has received a UCSE Tier 1 Support Certification from ShoreTel, a leading provider of business telephony and Unified Communications (UC) solutions. As a certified ShoreTel partner, Helion is authorized to work with auto dealers to design, program and implement custom UC systems, provide support for day-to-day operations…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr on June 27, 2016 at 6:12am — No Comments
One of the most common frustrations I hear from dealership employees is vendor finger pointing. Have you ever experienced anything like this?
Your files have been encrypted by TeslaCrypt. Your documents, photos,…
Added by Erik Nachbahr on May 19, 2016 at 10:35am — No Comments
No one likes standing outside for hours at a time during a heat wave, and neither does your car. If you live in a place where the sun never stops shining, you probably know from experience how dangerously hot cars can get. Avoid the pain of burning your hand from opening a door or putting on…Continue
Added by Meghan Belnap on May 9, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The well-known book Who Moved My Cheese tells a story about change; how change is inevitable and how we all need to adapt and adjust our attitudes to change...or perish. In the last ten years the most powerful agent of change in dealerships has been technology. Think about how technology, in all…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr on April 27, 2016 at 10:14am — No Comments
I am not sure the folks at Edmunds.com would want you to remember, but most dealers still recall back in October the advertisement Edmunds launched on YouTube, entitled “Absurdity of Haggling” which, with no disguise, belittled car dealers by showing a grocery clerk trying to gouge shoppers on items such as bread and squash. Dealers quickly recognized this and tagged it in social and conventional industry media, and, after…Continue
Added by Elena Ciccotelli on March 16, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments
According to Brett Relander from Entrepreneur Magazine, over the past couple of years, mobile marketing has emerged as the game-changer for businesses and consumers around the world. Key indicators point to mobile marketing emerging as the dominant form of marketing in the very near future.
Added by Elena Ciccotelli on August 20, 2014 at 7:43am — No Comments
What do consumers want from mobile marketers? It’s obvious that prospective customers want a lot less spam and a lot more ham.
A recent industry study, examining consumer attitudes and perceptions about mobile marketing, indicated that 66 percent of consumers say they have received a text message or mobile alert from a brand. However, consumers complain that the…Continue
Marketers across industries are working to identify the most effective digital practices for engaging users, driving app downloads and increasing conversion rates. While marketers across verticals are working toward the goal of creating more engaging brand experiences across all platforms, mobile marketing strategies can differ by industry.
Here's what has been…Continue
In 2014, there will be more than 2 billion smartphones globally. Mobile is becoming not only the new digital hub but also the bridge to the physical world. That’s why mobile will affect more than just your digital operations — it will…Continue
If you are in a dealership that has an accessories profit center you already understand the revenue potential. The fact is consumers are constantly looking for ways to personalize everything from their electronic devices like…Continue
Added by Ashley Poag on August 28, 2012 at 2:59pm — No Comments
How To Sell Vehicle Accessories On The Web
Customers come into your dealership all the time to buy cars as well as get their current vehicles serviced. Some also come back to buy accessories for vehicles, such as tires, parts, and customization items such as body kits and aftermarket headlights. Your Parts department loves to see these customers and help them develop an identity for their vehicles.…Continue
Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on June 23, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Added by Leonard Buchholz on March 16, 2012 at 9:00am — 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.
Insignia has many years of experience in the automotive industry. And, we’ve discovered a few strategies and techniques very successful dealerships use to create…Continue
Added by Ashley Poag on January 27, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments
With the passing of legendary World Heavy Weight Champion boxer Joe Frazier, it leaves me thinking about what it really means to be a champion. Smokin Joe Frazier, Big George, and The Greatest dominated a major American sport. But, that’s not all they did. They were cultural icons and powerful businessmen. When establishing your accessories program in your dealership, you are going to need a champion…Continue
Added by Ashley Poag on November 21, 2011 at 6:29am — No Comments