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Conversations about digital retailing in the automotive industry tend to center around two things: customer experience and an increase in sales volume. But some dealers feel that it just leads to decreased margins on the front-end in the “race to the bottom,|” and that face-to-face interaction will end in more revenue – whether that's in the front or the back…Continue
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Advisors from a mix of dealers and dealer groups will help shape future company processes & product development
Lakeland, FL, July 8, 2019 - fusionZONE Automotive, LLC today announced the formation of a dealer advisory council to gather feedback and insights directly from its dealer clients to help shape future product development based on the exact needs of its…Continue
Added by Ed Barton on July 8, 2019 at 7:01am — No Comments
On the other hand, there are also marketers that still preach…
Added by Cynthia Madison on July 3, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments
We have all had moments we wished we could do-over. For anyone who saw Avengers Endgame, you understand the value of "undoing" cannot be overstated. So what do we do when against our best efforts to build a strong customer-centric reputation we end up with poor ratings online?
In a slower market, our online reputation can impact be the…Continue
Added by Carol Marshall on May 1, 2019 at 7:34am — No Comments
For dealers, the digital retail space is filled with more hype than ever. Digital retail companies promise a future with increased conversion rates, higher gross margins, and better customer experience to boot.
And the truth is…it works! Digital…
Added by Michia Rohrssen on April 8, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
We live in a world where new technology swirls around us at a relentless and often dizzying pace, yet as we look closer inside the automotive industry and one particular area - the CRM - the winds are very calm, and the marketplace solutions aren’t keeping pace with innovation outside of the…Continue
Annual announcements are nothing new for Google. If nothing else, Google rolls out new marketing elements, metrics and key performance indicators on a daily basis. If any company knows change, it’s Google. The Google algorithm changes approximately 500 to 600 times a year.
As SEO and SEM experts know, you have to test your assumptions when…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on March 22, 2019 at 7:12am — No Comments
All too often we get wrapped up in the finger pointing when in reality all the customer cares about is "Who's going to fix my problem?"
Once we can eliminate…Continue
Added by Veronica Dunford on March 21, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
One of the biggest benefits of an omnichannel marketing strategy is the ability to deliver the right message to the right person at the right time. In this blog, I'm going to focus on the "right person" part of this equation.
If your goal is retention marketing and building customer loyalty, of course it's always best to market to the…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on March 15, 2019 at 7:41am — No Comments
Just about every technology company in the automotive space is working hard to produce pieces of the digital retailing puzzle to facilitate a better customer experience. But many are focused solely on crafting a solution that allows the customer to complete the car-buying transaction online -- from start to finish.
Dealerships should certainly…Continue
Added by Michia Rohrssen on March 14, 2019 at 7:19am — No Comments
A decade ago we fought through an economic recession that drove an automotive depression. Dealers across the nation refashioned their business models as Internet departments developed into Internet dealerships.
Much time, energy, and teeth-gnashing abounded as old-school met new-school and an industry that can be decades behind in technology…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on March 12, 2019 at 7:19am — No Comments
Five of the best six seasonally-adjusted sales months over the years happen between March and August. …Continue
Added by Jim Flint on February 22, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
At NADA many exhibitors hyped their digital retailing solutions to support online vehicle transactions. While no one has cracked the code for a complete, seamless online transaction, there are several great solutions that provide enough functionality to meet consumer demands. After all, consumers are…Continue
Mason City Iowa, February 5, 2019 -- DealerBuilt, a leading provider of automotive Dealer Management Systems (DMS), today announced that it has expanded its integration with Channel Partner Spiffit to help auto dealers improve operations in sales, service, and accounting, and to drive more…Continue
Added by Veronica Dunford on February 5, 2019 at 6:44am — No Comments
Many dealers ask what would happen if I didn’t buy my name. Or better yet what would happen if I didn’t spend any advertising money or, more often than not, what if I…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on February 5, 2019 at 6:28am — No Comments
$5 million for a Super Bowl spot in 2019. That’s what the big brands are paying for huge visibility. There is arguably no better way to reach 100+ million people.
All in, there were 5 automotive OEM’s in the mix. Audi delivered details…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on February 4, 2019 at 6:56am — No Comments
San Francisco is famous for fog. The city’s given a nickname to its fog - Karl. Karl the fog even has an Instagram account with 243k followers.
As I traveled back from the NADA Show 2019 held in San Francisco, I’m reminded that our industry resides in a fog of Digital…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on February 1, 2019 at 7:42am — No Comments
The concept of common currency is such a great idea. Except that for the most part, people want their own currencies. Dealership employees want their own pay plans. 180 currencies are used in 195 countries across the world. And even Bitcoin is trying to establish a different currency at some level.
The common currency for marketing metrics for…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 22, 2019 at 7:08am — No Comments
In times where technology is all among us, where the internet has taken a whole lot of advertising space and become the No. 1 medium for advertising, there are still some older, let’s say traditional ways to advertise. When I say „older, traditional ways“, I think of TV, Radio, Newspapers. Offcourse, advertising via digital signage is surely one of them.
Almost every business needs to advertise, either to promote a brand, a product or raise awareness, advertising is crucial in order…Continue
Added by Thomas F. Jung on January 21, 2019 at 4:58am — No Comments