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This is my third and final blog in the series about what to look for when choosing a DMS.
In this final part of the series, I cover three more areas to consider when investigating what should be a long-term…Continue
Added by Veronica Dunford on August 15, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
According to Social Media Today,…Continue
Added by Paul Moran on July 16, 2019 at 7:25am — No Comments
As new vehicle sales and gross margins decline, it's natural to look for ways to cut expenses. But I've never understood the logic behind cutting service marketing…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on May 24, 2019 at 7:38am — No Comments
Stitched photo videos have been around awhile. I’ve had many people ask me lately if they are still relevant, do consumers really watch them, and why dealers should have them when they already have a large number of photos and vehicle description on the VDP. My response is to remove personal opinions out of the equation and let the “data” do the…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on May 22, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
Added by Veronica Dunford on April 24, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments
Some video marketing experts advise that scripts are the way to go as the person on camera then knows what to say. But that may not be best for everyone.
The person that is making the video,…Continue
Tesla has been dominating the electric vehicle market, but it’s now positioning itself as a top contender in the premium vehicle sector as well. In a recent press release, Tesla touted its Model 3 as the best-selling passenger…Continue
Added by Jeff Giere on March 14, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
Dealerships are always struggling with the decision on whether they need a BDC or not. Some try and succeed, but others try and fail. Why does this happen? How is one dealership’s BDC succeeding when other BDCs are failing and returning to status quo after a significant investment? The…Continue
Added by Todd Smith on February 26, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
Just one month into 2019, and we've already received the dire prediction (from NADA) that sales are expected to drop to levels the auto industry hasn’t seen since 2014.…
Added by Eric Schlesinger on February 13, 2019 at 6:30am — 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
Have you ever eagerly awaited the release of a great new movie? Anticipation mounts as release day approaches. Then you go and see it, only to leave disappointed. I’m sure I can name plenty of box office bombs which were initially hyped up and expected to be box office blockbusters. If you look at the factors involved in what makes a “bomb” versus a…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on December 27, 2018 at 7:26am — No Comments
Dealers are constantly inundated by trainers vying for their business. These trainers promise exponential success in sales and profits when they do. Many, however, are one-shot wonders in the sense that they come in, perform their training, get your staff pumped up and leave. What happens then? Chances are the lessons or knowledge that they may have learned…Continue
Added by Andy Church on December 13, 2018 at 7:08am — No Comments
Customers don’t necessarily arrive at your dealership expecting a great experience. When it comes to service, many dread a higher-than-normal repair bill. They expect to hear additional maintenance is needed, but don’t want to spend a lot of time at the dealership and can get annoyed if made to wait longer than anticipated.
Added by Chris Miller on December 12, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
In the first part of this series, I shared why Facebook Marketplace can help dealers sell more cars, the ways in which they can get started, and the questions they should be asking their vendors when getting this set…Continue
Added by Todd Smith on November 13, 2018 at 8:47am — No Comments
With the fourth-quarter in sight, now’s the time to be planning for ways to end the year strong and insure you maximize your dollars and their effectiveness. One way is to make sure you evaluate how you maximize OEM reimbursements and move more inventory. Co-op funds can substantially improve a dealer’s ROI by reimbursing up to 50% of your marketing spend. Think about it,…Continue
Added by Chris Martin on September 7, 2018 at 7:18am — No Comments
Typically, it’s not until the end of the month when they’re trying to squeeze out those last few…Continue
Added by Andy Church on August 31, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
There is one common problem most companies run into when they start a content marketing strategy. Frequently, executives have unreal expectations and expect to go from zero to hero in a matter of days. They want an immediate return-on-investment – such as leads, engagement or website traffic. I am afraid that is simply not realistic. Hey, sometimes you can hit gold straight…Continue
Added by sara callahan on August 29, 2018 at 6:57am — No Comments
Somewhere in the North Pacific Ocean, there lives a whale that cannot communicate with other whales. You see, whales communicate…Continue
Added by Todd Smith on August 16, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Throughout the history of our automotive industry – and even more so as we increasingly progress into the digital era – dealers have been focused on gaining more leads. Just about every widget and message on dealer websites has one single goal – conversion.
Added by Steve White on August 14, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
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