The options for car shopping digitally have expanded significantly over the past decade. When a potential customer wants to get in touch, they can email the dealership, connect on their website, check out its Facebook page, tweet, or even engage with a chatbot. Consumers are eager to adopt new technologies, consume digital content, and make more transactions online. As … [Read more...] about How Call Analytics Help Dealers Transform the Customer Experience
Ben Brigham, founder of Conversica, brought the power of artificial intelligence (AI) into the world of automotive retail. He is a true industry trailblazer. Following his graduation from the University of Washington in 2007, Brigham founded AutoFerret.com (later Conversica). There, Brigham and his team harnessed the potential of AI for generating and following up on leads … [Read more...] about Interview: Ben Brigham, Father of Automotive Retail AI
How much do you know about behavior prediction technology? For those of you who think of it as a relatively new marketing tool, you might be surprised to learn how widely—and effectively—it’s already being utilized. One excellent example is Amazon.com. When consumers search for or order merchandise from Amazon, a complex algorithm analyzes their actions and identifies which … [Read more...] about How Behavior Prediction Technology Benefits Dealerships
In our current business economy, many people are predicting the end of smaller and local dealerships, but I see it differently. Yes, the industry is evolving, but the small and principal-owned dealership is not dead, as so many love to claim. It’s easy to get caught up in the industry noise, as well as companies coming into the space that didn’t exist just a few years ago. … [Read more...] about Reports of the Death of Local Dealerships Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
Tinker Hatfield is famous among sneaker enthusiasts; his engineering work for Nike revolutionized movement, running, and athletic performance. Comparing the sneakers of the past to his radical Air Jordan design is a lesson in the way futuristic thinking and innovative technologies improve fundamental behaviors and activities, like running. When you consider everything … [Read more...] about Are You Embracing the Future and Running to Win, or Just Running in Place?