2020 was a year wrought with upheaval and change. In the automotive industry, all that we knew about dealership traffic patterns and buying patterns no longer hold true. With regard to internet lead process and management, there are almost as many “insights” and opinions as to how things should change as there are people offering said insights and recommendations. Before you … [Read more...] about Is RELEVANCE a part of your dealership’s internet lead management (ILM) process?
The Steve Jobs quote has never rung more true. There has been so much conversation of late about digital transformation, auto retail reinvention and the "new normal." I have contributed to much of it. But what does that all really mean? What can a dealer or dealership really do to transform? What does "transformation" even mean? I believe a dealer needs to go back to basics … [Read more...] about Auto Retailing: Customer Experience Transformation Starts with The Basics
In this Episode of Mostly Automotive Marketing with Matt Wilson we discuss the infamous Vroom commercial that had everyone up in arms. Should we really be that outraged by it though? Mostly Automotive Marketing with Matt Wilson is a bi-weekly-ish podcast all about Automotive Marketing. Listen below. LISTEN TO MORE PODCASTS … [Read more...] about NEW PODCAST EPISODE: That Vroom Commercial
The idea that car researching, shopping, and purchasing is moving online is not a new story, but Covid-19 accelerated that trend in a significant way. As the retail environment returns to a more normal state, one change that is likely to stick around is consumers' increasing preference for completing financing pre-qualification online. That means connecting with those … [Read more...] about Harnessing the Power of Pre-qualified Sales Leads
The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated preexisting digital retail trends in the auto industry, and focusing on creating a clear digital retailing & customer acquisition strategy is essential for success. Gone are the days of every car buyer walking through your dealership's lot. Today, car buyers are making decisions faster and spending less time shopping around. A … [Read more...] about Interview with Experian & Amy Hughes: Customer Acquisition after a Pandemic