In the early months of 2020, many auto industry observers believed the industry would be looking at an annual pace of approximately 16.5 million new vehicle sales for the year. When the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, this forecasted number had plunged to about 12 million, as hundreds of millions of potential shoppers stayed home and away from auto … [Read more...] about How Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Change the Way Dealers Market to Customers?
While we can’t be 100% certain how strong it will be, the demand for vehicles—whether it’s due to an expiring lease, delayed upgrade, or repair issue that was put on the backburner—will return. When coronavirus restrictions start to lift and the economy begins to hum again, you want to be the dealer that shoppers turn to. Even though it may feel like activity has come to an … [Read more...] about Brand Building Tips for Dealerships During COVID-19
In my last article, the message was focused on running more Facebook Ads campaigns, and to put your focus on targeting: the right message, the right audience, with the right goal. The goal was not to create just one ad campaign that would appeal to absolutely everyone. The logical follow-up question then would be: “So how many campaigns are you saying I should run?” Let’s work … [Read more...] about Facebook Ads for Your Dealership: 10 Ideas To Get You Started
From nationally-known shows like Joe Rogan and Ben Shapiro to niche programs catering to a specific audience, podcasts are officially a thing. As of fall 2019, 51% (144 million) of the US population had listened to a podcast, and 21% listened weekly. While podcasting has largely been a national play, it's now reached the point where an increasing number of opportunities are … [Read more...] about Podcasting Provides New Opportunities for Local Auto Dealers
When it comes to the secret for business success, the tried and true answer is location, location, location. When it comes to the secret for advertising success, the answer should be target, target, target. Especially when running Facebook Ads, where I would say that the ability to target your message to very specific audiences is one of the platform’s greatest strengths. When … [Read more...] about For Better Facebook Ads Results: Target, Target, Target!