As any dealer can attest, car shopping has changed dramatically over the last decade. Shoppers spend hours (and days) guiding themselves through the vehicle-search process online, and many dealers feel they’ve lost their role in the shopping experience. Is it worth the effort, and is it even possible, to engage
When it comes to identifying new customers—and finding creative ways to market to them—few businesses are as nimble as U.S. automobile dealerships. They’re quick to spot underserved markets and craft resonant, authentic communication. For more than a decade, the industry has witnessed and adapted to the increasing cultural diversification within
When the election results were known the morning of November 9, 2016, one thing was certain: Change is coming. President Donald Trump’s administration made clear during its campaign and after the election that burdensome regulations had adversely effected business growth and jobs creation. An expressed priority of the new administration
Margin compression continues—what can you do about it? Car dealers are notorious for fighting through tough times. Their best right hook is more car sales, but there’s another way to punch back, which is to take some skin off margin compression by using cost and expense control. “Trim” is the
It’s been a perennial challenge for auto dealers and manufacturers to find reliable ways to measure the effectiveness of their advertising spend. Because cars are big-ticket, low-frequency purchases, how can auto dealers and manufacturers know for sure that their advertising campaigns resulted in more interested car buyers in their showrooms
We live in skeptical times. Our country has just experienced a strange election cycle fueled by fake news, divisiveness, and misinformation. Many people formed their opinions based on what they believed to be trusted information, but it’s become increasingly hard to tell fact from fiction. When people don’t know who
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With 2016 in the books, it’s time to start preparing your dealership’s website for a new year of search engine optimization (SEO). As the expectations of the marketplace continue to shift, along with the algorithms used by search engines, big changes are coming for 2017. At the very least, the