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Philip Zelinger, the host of the blog talk radio show - Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising - is scheduled to review a new Social Marketing Initiative being introduced by Driving Loyalty in the second quarter of 2014. The show will air on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 12 Noon EST.
Driving Loyalty's data base marketing platform relies on proprietary algorithms to deliver relevant transparent messages to qualified customers in an auto dealer's data base using emails, direct mail, outbound phone calls and personalized websites for customers. Alerts advise customers when they qualify to exchange their vehicle for a new or newer one for similar payments with little or no money down as well as service notifications based on recommended factory maintenance.
The Q2 Social Marketing initiative being introduced by Driving Loyalty will provide information on establishing a social marketing platform for dealer clients as well as content curation services. The objective is to add social media as a communication channel to the existing messages already being delivered to the auto dealer's customers by Driving Loyalty on a consistent basis.
Driving Loyalty will be providing a book of best practices in the use of Social Media as an electronic file and as a printed manual for their auto dealer clients. In addition, they will be offering similar social marketing support services for their vendor partners through shared online resources like Driving Loyalty Social and Social Marketing Solutions - Auto.
Several vendor partners will be benefitting from and supporting the Driving Loyalty Social Marketing initiative including:
CallRevu - a total call management system that establishes best practices in handling in-bound telephone calls at an auto dealership as well as providing real time alerts delivered to dealership personnel advising them of missed opportunities.
IntellaCar - an iPad based sales and marketing platform with a proprietary process that organizes feature/benefit presentations to match the customer's individual preferences in selecting a new or newer vehicle
DealerAppVantage - a dealer branded mobile application offered to customers at delivery that sends service alerts as well as providing customer centric information to improve the customer's ownership experience and increase customer retention for the dealer
OfferLogix - a data management platform that integrates with Driving Loyalty and other vendors which provides information needed to compute lease payments including residuals, money factors and relevant rebates, incentives.
Automotive advertising agencies have recognized the value of consumer generated content in Social Media vs. sales messages delivered by auto dealers through conventional radio, TV and print media as well as Internet or even direct digital media such as emails. Driving Loyalty is acting on behalf of their auto dealer clients by advising them to supplement their existing marketing platform with social marketing and networking. The decision to share their social marketing platform with their vendor partners is an example of how social networking is able to leverage resources and relationships in B2B as well as B2C applications.