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In a previous blog post, I discussed the importance of using live chat conversations to build rapport with your online shoppers -- and how this can help improve your dealership’s follow-up processes.
But what about the trackable data acquired through live chat outside of the content in a conversation -- such as consumer click path and the…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on January 15, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
People buy from businesses they like, trust, and know -- which is a big reason why establishing rapport is so important in the sales process, both on the showroom floor and on your dealership’s website.
The number one reason live chat will fail at your dealership…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on January 6, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Automotive marketing as we know it has changed. The Internet now forces dealerships to have an online presence and build relationships with consumers in the digital world. Why? Because the modern shopper expects it.
Added by Lisandra Ramos on December 23, 2014 at 7:36am — No Comments
So you recently decided to start (or restart) blogging for your dealership and have no idea how to get organized and begin. I get you. It’s hard to get your blogging mojo started, especially in such a hectic environment like a dealership.
That’s why I thought it would be helpful to…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on November 24, 2014 at 1:02pm — No Comments
In a perfect world, shoppers would be able to find your dealership’s unique selling points, such as your amenities, “why buy” statements, and your specials on your website.
However, that’s not always the case. Many times websites have too much or too little information, or shoppers are just too lazy to navigate the pages and find a reason to buy from you.
If you aren’t providing an effortless online shopping experience, chances are these shoppers…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on November 13, 2014 at 9:43am — No Comments
In this week’s Top 10, you’ll learn about mobile search and video, zombie cars, how you can…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on October 31, 2014 at 1:32pm — No Comments
It got me thinking about today’s post and how lead…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on October 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Hey Auto Professionals -- catch up on last week’s latest and greatest automotive news stories and blogs from around the Web! In this edition of the Top 10, we’ve got articles about the best tips to streamline your dealership’s internal processes, how using multisource data can help automotive marketers, a hands-free Cadillac, and much more. …Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on October 20, 2014 at 6:37am — No Comments
Last week, I mentioned 6 important social media updates you should look out for on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This week, it’s all about the recent changes to Pinterest -- and boy, there are quite a few. SPOILER ALERT: Some of these update launches are still in the works, but it's good-to-know information in planning your dealership's marketing strategy on this…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on October 9, 2014 at 6:42am — No Comments
It’s been a busy month for social media.
With what seems like weekly updates and launches from big social sites like Facebook and Twitter, we thought it would be helpful to compile their latest changes right here for you.
How can these changes affect your digital marketing strategies? Take a look:
According to Hubspot, emotional intelligence is the ability to absorb emotional cues and use it to guide behavior. It’s essentially the combination of personal and social competence(which are then divided into 4 skills: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management),…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on September 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Agent, you’ve been recruited on a mission to activate your dealership’s website and convert more browsers into buyers. There are three immediate tasks you must complete in order to do so. There’s no time to waste.
When your dealership’s website opens on a browser, what is the first thing customers see?…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on September 15, 2014 at 12:37pm — No Comments
Happy Friday, Auto Dealers! As always, ActivEngage has the top 10 most interesting automotive articles from around the web --RIGHT HERE!
In this week’s post you’ll learn why you might be annoying your sales leads, what space station droplet tests could mean for the auto industry, and much more! Check them out!Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on August 29, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments
For anyone who went through the United States’ public school system since the 1970s, this should be a very familiar excuse. And it may very well be the same excuse some dealers use to avoid doing their homework of test chatting their…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on August 27, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Last week, AutoTrader.com released a study revealing that social media hasn’t impacted millennials’ car buying process...
While this may sound discouraging for dealerships, ruling out…Continue
How can your dealership keep customers happy? By knowing what they like and dislike about your services - and improving on it. Feedback is one of the most important customer service tools available to dealers, and customers are usually more than willing to give reviews for free. But reviews, especially online ones, should be handled with care because they can go wrong FAST.
So how can your dealership best handle customer reviews - even the negative ones?…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on August 12, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments
Dealers, your online customers want to communicate with you in real-time. Having live chat services is the best way to connect with them, build your reputation, and get more leads all at once! But in order to do this, you need to be one with live chat (or at least let go of some preconceived ideas).
Today’s post is about helping you brush up on some live chat knowledge so that your can perfect your internal processes and thus see better results from chat. And I’ll…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on August 7, 2014 at 1:32pm — No Comments
“I’m just not sold on the whole volunteering thing” - Said no dealership, ever
I hope! In case you were wondering, community involvement is a no-brainer. The answer should be YES, do it. Companies today are becoming more involved in giving back because the outcome is always the same: win-win. Like in your school days, volunteering looks good on the company resume, it benefits others, and you just feel…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on August 4, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
Your standards should be exactly the same for your live chatting team. But how are…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on July 31, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
You dedicate at least an hour of your day on your dealership’s Facebook business page. You chime in on posts about the auto industry, you change your profile and background photos, you post 8 times a day - YOU ARE COMMITTED. So why aren’t people liking your page?
The most successful businesses follow these 6 easy steps to ensure they aren’t sucking on Facebook:
Added by Lisandra Ramos on July 29, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments