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Several manufacturers, including Tesla, have rolled out some “innovative” features that include self-driving technology. At first glance, consumers like this type of vehicle technology because it typically means that these vehicles are fuel-efficient, use advanced technologically and are, frankly, cool. However, there are hazards involved with this advanced…Continue
Added by Dan Beres on September 19, 2019 at 7:24am — 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
In a twist of irony, I’ve come to realize what consumers and dealerships have in common when it comes to vehicles recalls – assessing how important they are. Every day I work with dealerships throughout the nation, trying to get them to understand that recalls are not only about vehicle safety but also about an opportunity to engage consumers at their moment…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on January 21, 2019 at 7:08am — 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
Arguably, one of the most important marketing channels any dealership has is their website. Think about it. How much money do you spend simply to get customers there? When you combine all marketing efforts including, but not limited to, SEO, SEM, some third-party listing sites and…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on October 12, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
No doubt, you have noticed that the usage of the terms Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) has skyrocketed in the last decade.
Today, every industry is strategizing about how to leverage AI and ML to improve business. The automotive industry is no exception.…
Added by Natalie Born on October 1, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
Today, it’s a well-known fact among dealers that a consistent presence on social media properties is vital to keeping their brand in front of consumers. It has also been found that some different types of content – text, images and video – perform better than others.
However, it’s still very…Continue
Added by Paul Moran on September 24, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
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
A recent blog article by myKaarma CEO & Founder Ujj Nath, posing a great question, “Are QR codes a technology asset or failure?” motivated me to respond with my own viewpoint on this matter, as it is a divisive topic for sure!
I have been in this space for a while and seen…Continue
Added by John Wingle on August 17, 2018 at 7:09am — 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
You know how service visits affect service retention, but do you know how service visits relate to the customer buying process? According to a recent study conducted by AutoLoop, we discovered that the peak repurchase rate occurs between the fourth and eighth service visit. This valuable insight gives you an edge in your marketing strategy: increase engagement and revenue by…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on July 23, 2018 at 6:55am — No Comments
I recently read a great blog about our industry by thought-leader Seth Godin. It explains how manufacturers and dealers do things very differently. Godin shares that manufacturers have worked for hundreds of years to refine and create more efficient ways to produce a quality…Continue
Added by Steve White on July 23, 2018 at 6:38am — No Comments
Does the day of the week an email campaign is launched affect whether that email is opened? It does! And boosting your open rates ultimately increases response rates – meaning more ROI for your store.
In a recent study, we identified how dealers could drive ROI by analyzing on-demand email campaign launch dates. In our research, we were able to pinpoint the…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on July 16, 2018 at 6:15am — No Comments
Clarivoy’s Attribution API helps CarSoup.com Show Auto Dealers how it’s Helping them Sell More Cars
Columbus, OH, June 25, 2018 – Clarivoy, a pioneer and leader in automotive marketing attribution, today announced that CarSoup.com has embedded Clarivoy’s multi-touch attribution technology into its website, which ensures proper credit is attributed to those marketing sources that influenced…Continue
Added by Steve White on June 25, 2018 at 7:02am — No Comments
Perhaps it’s the latest YouTube star, that sports athlete that may (or may not) have…Continue
Added by Paul Moran on June 25, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
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…
Added by John Wingle on June 22, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Marketing is constantly evolving to fit what companies need, what catches the attention of customers, and what the latest technology is capable of – all of which are ever-changing. With the surge of newer and shinier ways to attract business across a variety of channels, including social media, search…Continue
Added by Graham Annett on May 2, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Most dealerships at the very least conduct some form of multi-point inspection and inform the customer about any needed repairs discovered during the inspection. But what happens if those recommendations aren’t properly documented?
Well, failing to…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on April 30, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
The art of public relations has changed dramatically in recent years and now includes a myriad of services and possibilities.
Today’s consumers are exposed to as many as 10,000 brand messages per day and, to break through this noise barrier, public relations must adjust…
Added by sara callahan on April 30, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Nowadays, the competition for consumer attention is fierce. Many dealers focus on attempting to do a better job than their competition when it comes to ads. But, the truth is, you aren’t only competing with other dealerships, but with every retail business which does digital marketing.
Think about it. Those consumers you send your messages to aren’t in an…Continue
Added by Steve White on April 23, 2018 at 6:55am — No Comments