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Want to Know Why Consumers Don’t Trust Us?

The reason that consumers don’t trust us is simple… the messages we send them aren’t believable.


Point in case: Doug Demiro, a former manager of Porsche Cars North America, and now author of a popular column on automotive website Jalopnik, answered a…


Added by Mike Gorun on November 24, 2015 at 5:56am — No Comments

Loyalty: Why Silence is the Enemy

In the automotive industry, hundreds of customers pass through dealerships on a daily basis. Each of these customers will interact with dealership staff multiple times during their visit - whether they’re there to buy a car, or for a simple oil change. It’s very easy to function as an organization with a…


Added by Mike Gorun on November 17, 2015 at 5:52am — No Comments

The Lowest Hanging Fruit for Revenue Doesn’t Want to Buy a Car

There is a group of people that seems to sit in limbo when it comes to dealership marketing messages, especially when it comes to service. This group of people tend to have cars in the 2-year old range. Yes, they’re probably getting the dealer’s random e-mail messages with service coupons. But, this is also the time…


Added by Mike Gorun on November 9, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

The Key to Earning Business from Millennials May Not Be What You Think

In our industry, one universal sales practice is to tailor your techniques to the wants and needs of the customer in front of you. If you have a young male drooling over that sports car, you’ll probably be talking about performance specs, 0-60 times and horsepower. If you have a young family, you’re…


Added by Mike Gorun on November 3, 2015 at 4:40am — No Comments

Is Spreading the Sales Process Out the Answer to Excellent CSI?

A hot topic of much discussion today is the decrease in the sales process. There are many opinions on whether shortening the time it takes consumers to buy a vehicle is the answer to providing a better customer experience. There’s no doubt that it can be arduous and exhausting for a consumer to buy a car…


Added by Mike Gorun on October 27, 2015 at 6:03am — No Comments

When In Rome… Adapting To Your Customers to Build Loyalty

Mimicking customer behavior is one of the oldest sales techniques in the business.

So is finding common interests and building rapport. However, with three generations of car buyers in and out of dealerships daily - Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y - it’s harder than ever for…


Added by Mike Gorun on October 19, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Loyalty Rewards: Not All Customers Deserve Them

Loyalty programs surround us. We live in a world filled with keychains on which multiple little plastic mini loyalty cards dangle. There aren’t many places where we spend our money that don’t offer a rewards program or, at the very least, track our purchases via a quasi-rewards program that only allows us…


Added by Mike Gorun on October 13, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Google Just Made Targeted Ads More Effective

When done properly, Google Ads are an effective piece in any multi-channel marketing strategy.

The ability to target traffic to specific behavior and keyword searches is invaluable. Well, Google is now following in the footsteps of Facebook and Twitter and on September…


Added by Mike Gorun on October 6, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Don’t Give Up On Your Customers and They Won’t Give Up On You

In life, not everything goes our way. Things happen. Planes get delayed. It rains during a wedding. Life intervenes. In business, the same holds true. If a situation is handled improperly, or is unaddressed, customers are likely to get ignored. With proper attention, however, customers can be…


Added by Mike Gorun on September 29, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Stop Racing to the Bottom: Sell Value Instead of Discounts

The other day, a friend of mine was in the market for a new tech toy. As he researched the different available brands, he noticed a huge difference in pricing - from $325 all the way up to $1800 -- but was unable to tell the difference between any of the brand offerings. The features seemed the same. They…


Added by Mike Gorun on September 15, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

A Simple Roadmap to Customer Loyalty

Human beings do have a tendency to overcomplicate things. In our industry, there are so many things that we need to deal with on a daily basis - customers, co-workers, employees, bosses, technology - at times it gets overwhelming. I believe that most dealers understand the importance of customer loyalty…


Added by Mike Gorun on September 8, 2015 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Is The Way to Loyalty Through Your Customer’s Stomach?

Companies increasingly invent new and creative ways to earn loyalty from their customers. Every year we hear of companies pulling off interesting and creative ways to gain exposure and foster loyalty through acts of kindness, goodwill or just being fun. For the fourth consecutive year, Uber became the ice…


Added by Mike Gorun on September 1, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Don’t Confuse Repeat Customers with Loyal Ones

Today’s customers are fickle creatures -- one misstep and they never return. So, how is a dealership supposed to identify true customer loyalty if it can’t simply be judged by repeat business?


According to…


Added by Mike Gorun on August 25, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Is Giving Up Profit A Smart Path To Customer Loyalty?

A dealer in Washington state has taken a highly unusual - and unheard of - path to customer retention and loyalty.

According to…


Added by Mike Gorun on August 10, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Going the Extra Mile to Earn Customer Loyalty

With brand loyalty at its highest point ever, it’s time to take a new look at customer loyalty within your own dealership.

According to IHS Automotive, as of the first quarter 2015, the automotive industry is sitting on a ten-year high of 52.8 percent in brand loyalty -…


Added by Mike Gorun on August 4, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Innovative Dealer Partners with Village to Increase Sales and Loyalty

According to an article in Automotive News, one dealer in Illinois has come up with a pretty ingenious loyalty rewards program idea – to leverage taxpayer dollars to increase car sales, while…


Added by Mike Gorun on July 28, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Amazon Loyalty Program Promises More Deals Than Black Friday

In a recent press release, Amazon announced that, in celebration of its 20th birthday, July 15 will be “Prime Day” – a day on which Amazon claims it will offer more deals to its loyal Prime members than…


Added by Mike Gorun on July 14, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Who Is More Loyal? Floyd Mayweather Or The Dealer?

A recent article in Automotive News relayed the story of Obi Obeke and how he had sold 39 cars to world-famous boxer Floyd Mayweather.

The article explains how Okeke has been willing to do…


Added by Mike Gorun on July 8, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Would You Like White or Red Wine With Your Oil Change?

If you were to ask today’s consumers if they’d like to hang out at a car dealership, chances are that the majority would respond “no.” When consumers do visit a dealership to purchase a vehicle or get their vehicle serviced, many times the process can be longer than desired and is not always a great experience for the…


Added by Mike Gorun on June 24, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Do You Know What Your Churn Rate Is? You Should.

“When Coca-Cola changed their secret formula in 1983, loyalists were outraged. Coca-Cola received 1,500 calls per day and more than 400,000 angry calls and letters. A psychiatrist Coke hired to listen in on calls told executives that customers sounded as if they were discussing the death of a loved one.” […


Added by Mike Gorun on June 17, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

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