Professional Community for Car Dealers, Marketing, Advertising and Sales Leaders
One of the best ways to see the country is by car, and for generations Americans of all stripes have taken to the roads every year to explore all America has to offer. Before traveling, everybody should visit certified auto repair shops to ensure their car is ready to travel a long distance, but you should also look for low-cost ways to improve the car and enhance the traveling experience. The following items can make your next trip safer and…Continue
Added by Eileen O'Shanassy on October 4, 2017 at 9:40am — No Comments
According to some of today’s automotive experts, there are five green cars with highly efficient safety tools and features worth considering. By investing in one of these vehicles, you'll help to reduce pollution and protect your passengers through each road trip. Take a look to see what some of the greenest cars on the market offer.
Added by Eileen O'Shanassy on May 25, 2017 at 7:44am — No Comments
While most car owners can perform basic maintenance tasks like oil changes, many are scared of confronting more involved automotive repairs. The reality is, most vehicular repairs aren't that tough and typically revolve around replacing worn-out parts. Here are a few automotive repairs you can do yourself with nothing more than a jack, some stands, and a few basic tools.…Continue
Added by Eileen O'Shanassy on February 13, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
According to many people, a classic car is a vehicle that loses value over time. To the owner, it is an investment that gets better over time with careful attention. There are a few tools you need to clean and renovate your ideal classic car. For maintenance, here are some tips for updating and keeping your car in great condition.
Added by Eileen O'Shanassy on January 24, 2017 at 2:16pm — No Comments
The greatest advantage of being a DIY mechanic is the large selection of tools you have to choose from. There are so many modern options for making your job in the garage easier. This may also present a confusing scenario when selecting a tool for a particular task. It is, therefore, important to know what you want to…Continue
Added by Eileen O'Shanassy on January 16, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
If you're an adult with a license, chances are you own a vehicle.
As drivers, we know that new or used, cars and their components wear down over time and require repair. Below we'll focus on the five most common and reoccurring car problems and how to fix them yourself.
Flat tires can be annoying, and…Continue
Added by Eileen O'Shanassy on October 11, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
With all the marketing resources available to us today, you would think marketing would be easier than ever. The truth is, because there are so many options it is just that much more difficult to find the marketing tactics that work for your business. Specific marketing techniques do not work for every type of business, and there is a lot that company owners have to analyze in order to choose the right marketing strategies without wasting valuable money. There are marketing guidelines,…Continue
Added by cassy carter on March 18, 2015 at 8:50pm — No Comments
With all the competition in the Automotive World and so many websites, targeted ads and retargeting display ads vying for consumer attention it seems harder than ever to know whether or not your customer will remember you.
How do you set yourself apart from the competition and stay in the customer's mind?
USE COMMON SENSE AND THINK ABOUT USING MOBILE TO CONNECT WITH MOBILE! Niesen did a study in November about Mobile Auto Shoppers and it showed that 49% of…Continue
Added by Mathew Koenig on May 11, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments
Always make sure your content is informative (something for business, life, or both that…Continue
“I sit down at the computer and think of things to post on social media.”
This is the problem. It’s the challenge that faces many dealers as they try to explore new ideas to post about on social media. They have “social media time”…Continue
Writer’s block is as common to bloggers as athlete’s foot is to, well, athletes. If you find yourself banging your head on your desk in the hopes that a good idea will fall out, please stop. Neurologists frown upon this activity, and there are much better ways to spark your creative…Continue
Master Your Craft
Do you want to be successful in…Continue
Added by Sean V. Bradley on August 1, 2012 at 7:17am — No Comments
A big shout out to St. Louis based research firm Maritz and their recent "New Vehicle Customer Study" that confirms what I have been saying for over 25…Continue
It was January, 2011 when I first wrote about how $220 Billion Global King Kong GOOGLE goes offline with direct mail. Now, $100 Billion Global King Kong Jr FACEBOOK followed suit.
The thing that amazes me most is all the naysayers that continue to place direct mail in the "has been" category and in an…
Car dealerships Are Not "Man Certified" so why be "Women Certified"?…
Added by Ken Dugas on January 30, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments
While we dig deep into Demographics’, Geographic’s, niches, ideas, social media, digital, traditional marketing and analyze who buys what and for how much, let’s not forget about who really controls the wallet in MOST households.
Almost 84 million women right here in the USA is a mom. They are probably the most powerful consumer group of all, controlling 85% of household spending, according to Mintel International.
In the automotive digital/traditional marketing world, it is…Continue
After 10 years of digital and traditional direct marketing trying to figure out how to co-exist (or eat each other up to survive) in the automotive world, here is what has developed. Digital Marketing has grown tremendously because it’s new and initially had no numbers to speak of so it had nowhere to go but up.
Traditional direct mail marketing has grown a few small points a year, nothing surprising, just a good, solid, and dependable work horse.
Added by Todd Vowell on May 20, 2011 at 9:31am — No Comments
Added by Todd Vowell on May 12, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments
The phone and the group are inundated with…Continue