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While watching your dealership's TV ads, people with smartphones are probably using their phones and more than likely are online. In fact, according to a recent article by Engadget, a study by Nielsen and Yahoo! found that 86% of mobile internet users are browsing on their phones while watching TV, whether using mobile apps, browsing the internet, accessing social networks like Facebook or Twitter, or texting.
So what does this mean for car dealers' TV commercial production? Advertisements need to call these mobile users to action to stand out from the background noise, which people often tune out during ads. Combine TV promotion with social media to drive people to like an auto dealership's Facebook page. Ask people to tweet with hashtags like in Audi's recent Superbowl commercial. Have them text to opt into a special auto service mobile marketing list. Keep brainstorming, and the possibilities are endless.