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It’s no secret that transaction time is increasingly important to consumers when purchasing a vehicle. And, by the time they arrive on the lot they have already spent countless hours trying to not only figure out what vehicle they are interested in, but where they may want to buy that vehicle.
So, at the point when a customer then arrives on the lot, customer…Continue
Added by John Wingle on August 3, 2018 at 6:39am — No Comments
From a consumer perspective, access to loaner vehicles is a major factor in service location choice—both in terms of franchised dealer versus independent repair facility, and among franchised dealer locations. Loaner vehicles help to overcome the inconvenience of having to drive further for service, and from having to wait at the…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on July 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Does the day of the week an email campaign is launched affect whether that email is opened? It does! And boosting your open rates ultimately increases response rates – meaning more ROI for your store.
In a recent study, we identified how dealers could drive ROI by analyzing on-demand email campaign launch dates. In our research, we were able to pinpoint the…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on July 16, 2018 at 6:15am — No Comments
Added by Timmy D. James on July 12, 2018 at 8:15am — No Comments
Flick Fusion COO Tim James shares his advice on how auto dealers can start adding video to their marketing strategy in part 2 of this 2 part video blog
Added by Timmy D. James on June 28, 2018 at 8:14am — No Comments
Flick Fusion COO Tim James shares his advice on how auto dealers can start adding video to their marketing strategy in part 1 of this 2 part video…
Added by Timmy D. James on June 14, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments
Buying a vehicle is always a very big purchase. While it can be a big decision to purchase a car at any time, buying a car for your family to ride in can be an even more challenging process. Fortunately, there are several tips that can be followed that will help you to find the best vehicle for your…Continue
Added by Meghan Belnap on June 13, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
If you have been paying attention to industry trends I am sure you have noticed the ever-increasing gap between the size of smaller dealerships and large auto groups. Groups are swallowing up smaller dealers left and right as they continue to grow.
Of course, size…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on June 11, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
According to the 2017 JD Power CSI survey, only 13 percent of consumers scheduled their vehicle service online.
The progress toward online scheduling has been glacially slow, rising only two percentage points over the past three years.
This is despite the fact that…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on June 5, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments
Yet, as an industry we still spend far more money marketing the sales side of the business, and on conquest marketing, than we do on service marketing and customer…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 23, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Following email deliver-ability best practices is more than making sure your customers receive your…Continue
Added by Graham Annett on May 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
One of the best ways to get your name out to your audience is through a consistent regimen of relevant educational content of interest to your audience. This helps position key people in your dealership or organization as industry thought leaders and gains indirect brand exposure.
Doing this consistently can lead to news stories, conference speaking spots and…Continue
Added by sara callahan on May 17, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
In the age of customer experience, successful salespeople have transitioned from an “always be closing” mindset to an “always be helping” mindset. In fact, the title of salesperson isn’t really an accurate reflection of what the job entails any more. A better title would perhaps be Trusted Advisor.
A Trusted Advisor earns their customers’ trust. The best way…Continue
Added by Paul Moran on May 11, 2018 at 7:06am — No Comments
So much of the conversation in automotive marketing today is focused on how to leverage technology and data to precisely target consumers.
While this is important, it’s just as important to remember that creative still matters.
After all, you can…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 9, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments
Marketing is constantly evolving to fit what companies need, what catches the attention of customers, and what the latest technology is capable of – all of which are ever-changing. With the surge of newer and shinier ways to attract business across a variety of channels, including social media, search…Continue
Added by Graham Annett on May 2, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Tim James shares why simply having video content isn’t enough in the second video blog in this series.
Added by Timmy D. James on April 30, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
The problem is that most retailers view rewards programs as an expense, rather than a revenue generator. Sure, there are discounts and other…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on March 20, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
As technology continues to develop and improve, consumers have more access to information and aggressively compare prices and services. Businesses are constantly on their feet scrambling…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on March 13, 2018 at 6:54am — No Comments
Added by Chris Price on March 2, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
To quickly review, the fundamental basic blocks of a video marketing strategy include:
Added by Timmy D. James on February 28, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments