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A recent Affinitiv survey of 1,000 automotive consumers reveals that dealerships are falling short when it comes to delivering personalized, online shopping experiences to customers. In the same study, we analyzed a sample of 100 dealer websites to better understand the current level of personalization that dealers are offering.
Why the focus…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on October 18, 2019 at 7:22am — No Comments
Instant gratification is the desire to experience pleasure or fulfillment without delay or deferment. Basically, it's the Veruca Salt complex. Whatever you want, you want it now. Businesses that embrace solutions designed to satisfy…Continue
Added by Christine Plunkett on September 12, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments
If you ain’t first you’re last.
I never would have thought that any valuable internet sales training information would result from a Will Ferrell movie, but here we are. Reese Bobby got it right when he mused that being FIRST is all that matters. Especially…Continue
Added by Christine Plunkett on September 11, 2019 at 8:03am — No Comments
One critical best practice that helps drive more traffic to your website is to continuously create new content. Google crawls websites to find relevant content to provide more accurate results to searchers. However, it is sometimes hard to come up with content ideas that will be of interest to your audience.
Pounding your head against a desk,…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on July 25, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
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
Added by Michia Rohrssen on July 18, 2019 at 7:22am — No Comments
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Lakeland, FL, July 1, 2019 - fusionZONE Automotive, LLC today announced that due to sustained company growth it is expanding into new offices with an additional 8,000 square feet of space and consolidating operations to its Lakeland, FL office.
FusionZONE acquired MotorWebs a year ago along with nearly 300 dealership clients, and this expansion has enabled it to add management and support functions, and service…Continue
Added by Ed Barton on July 1, 2019 at 7:11am — No Comments
Mason City Iowa, June 26, 2019 --…Continue
Added by Veronica Dunford on June 26, 2019 at 7:19am — 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
The Fundamental Attribution Error reminds us that people tend to unduly emphasize internal character, rather than external factors when trying to understand people’s motives. We tend to believe that others do bad things because they are bad people. The oft-overlooked reality is that the…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on March 5, 2019 at 6:30am — 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
The response rate for leads is very low in the automotive industry. How much time do your salespeople or BDC agents spend calling a new lead, or sending an email, fail…Continue
Added by Paul Moran on November 5, 2018 at 7:02am — No Comments
Often, those opinions vary widely. While training is indeed something I advocate in dealerships both as an…Continue
Added by Todd Smith on September 27, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Dealerships spend a lot of money on leads. The bigger the store, the more money spent. And, added to that expense are staffing costs and the time and effort involved in trying to engage with consumers who submit the leads.
In the car shopping process…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on September 25, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
The sheer volume of leads many dealerships receive can be overwhelming. And, not only do they have to respond (hopefully quickly) to any new leads, they are also expected to follow up with those leads with a “buy or die” mentality. I can guarantee you that whoever is responsible for following up with leads can quickly be overwhelmed by their to-do list in the…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on September 19, 2018 at 7:07am — No Comments
Yesterday, I posted a short article about perfecting the automotive internet sales process and a LinkedIn connection asked, “Why do you still write so much about process?”
Why I Still Write About Process (and Why You Should Care)
With all the cool, shiny…Continue
Added by Steve Stauning on October 25, 2017 at 4:28am — No Comments
This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Ally & Haley take over to reveal how to make a great logo for your business.
What does it take for consumers to remember your name? Watch this week's episode to find out!
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Added by Paul Potratz on June 20, 2017 at 11:46am — No Comments
Have you ever put an item in your shopping cart on Amazon and then started getting emails and ads about that product? It might seem like the product is following you around the internet.
Well, these products ARE following you. And on this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I'm going to show you step-by-step exactly how you can do this for your own company.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 13, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Stop pouring money into your Google AdWords campaign. It's time to start optimizing! Google has some new changes that you should start utilizing for your marketing strategy.
On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha will reveal how you can create and test landing pages based on campaigns, ad group, and keywords...on your own.
We’d love to…
Added by Paul Potratz on June 9, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Which personality type are you? Better yet, which personality type are your customers? It definitely gives you something to think about when it comes to the content strategy of your campaign.
Take a look at this week’s Think Tank Tuesday to fit this new strategy into your social media or website content.
We’d love to hear what you have to…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 6, 2017 at 12:34pm — No Comments