With the company’s announcement in January that it plans to eliminate the third-party cookie from its browser by 2022, Google has now joined the ranks of Mozilla and Apple in charting a new course for consumer security and privacy standards moving into the future. Now, depending on who you ask, this is either catastrophic news or a big “meh.” As a refresher, remember that … [Read more...] about What Does Google’s Elimination of Third-Party Cookies Mean for Your Advertising?
The automotive industry is no stranger to change, but COVID-19 cast us into a situation we’ve yet to experience. With stay-at-home orders and tight business restrictions over the first few months, the market saw an immediate impact. But now, as those orders and restrictions begin to loosen, many are preparing to resume business activity. However, the rules and processes you’ve … [Read more...] about 4 Best Dealership Practices to Navigate an Uncertain Market
On Monday morning, June, 28 2007, John Antioco sat down at his desk and shuffled through his notes. Nearly ten years as the Chairman and CEO of Blockbuster Video, today Antioco was to deliver a company update to eager-eared lenders buzzing on a conference call. The largest movie rental chain on planet Earth, Blockbuster was plowing through another quarter, swatting down … [Read more...] about 3 Things Your Dealership Can Learn From a Blockbuster CEO
Amid the COVID-19 situation, we’re seeing a downturn in key metrics across the automotive retailing industry. Leads generated, vehicles sold, and everything in between is suffering as customers and dealers alike adhere to social distancing guidelines and best practices for disease prevention. One area that has proven resilient, however, is website traffic. The “quarantine … [Read more...] about Making the Most of Web Traffic During COVID-19
The 2020 coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent lockdowns have forced the automotive sales industry to get creative to keep the—frequently proverbial—doors open. From video calls to solo test drives at a customer’s home to complementary service appointment vehicle pickups, the customer experience looks much different now than it did just a few months ago. For most dealers, … [Read more...] about Preparing Your Dealership for Post-Pandemic Operation