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In my last blog, I discussed how dealerships can lose significant profit by failing to merchandise vehicles efficiently. Simply put, you can’t sell something nobody knows you have. And, with thousands of competing vehicles available to car buyers online, a stock photo or “photo…Continue
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I am sure many of you are familiar with the sad fate of Toys R Us.
But, do you remember how it originated it’s online journey? In…
Added by John Wingle on August 29, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
In the old days of traditional advertising, best practices advised that a consumer needed to hear or see the message three times before they remembered it. The same concept applies to all dealership marketing -- including on-the-lot.
When it comes to your lot, focus on the identity and branding of your specific dealership and/or group by defining and…Continue
Added by John Wingle on August 22, 2018 at 6:43am — No Comments
There’s a focused shift in the automotive community to reduce friction and create a more seamless experience for consumers from online to on the lot. Sure, some consumers – albeit…Continue
Added by John Wingle on August 8, 2018 at 6:56am — No Comments
In the not too distant past, prior to the Internet, dealerships had all the information and consumers had little or none. However, today’s consumers have access to a wealth of information which, at…Continue
Added by John Wingle on July 17, 2018 at 6:17am — No Comments
Those consumers have, more than likely, already narrowed your dealership down to one of only a couple that they plan to visit. And, while your website may be spot-on and easy to use, with the…Continue
These days, customer experience is a vital part of the car buying process.
And, the first part of that experience is your dealership’s appearance in the eyes of your customers, both on and offline. Sadly, I see far too many lots that are poorly presented – they…
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Wheel’s Automotive Dealer Supplies Inc. announced today its revolutionary Flagmaster 360, a new display design that holds flags and banners open in all weather conditions. Wheel’s is North America’s most renowned experts in innovative marketing products for automotive retailers.
Flagmaster 360 rotates 360-degrees on square or round poles, without the need for shock cords. More…Continue
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The OEMs and the vendor/consultant marketplace are more and more teaching dealers all about modern marketing, and I get why: Generating good traffic these days requires lots more than a newspaper, radio, or TV ad. We’re all being shopped on the Internet by customers, and we need to be there, and be there strong, in order to win sales.
And, so, if we train and…Continue
Allowing bad processes and paying for more marketing is much like another American Classic: How many homes do you know where there’s a nice automobile sitting in damaging sun and weather in the driveway while $300 worth of junk sits protected in the messy garage? We do the same thing as dealers; buying new shiny things for our marketing and letting them sit outside our…Continue
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