As the world continues to watch and see exactly how the COVID-19 outbreak unfolds, everyone involved in the automotive industry is also eyes wide open on the topic. The outbreak has had a sweeping and profound impact in a short amount of time, and it has been a striking blow to what was a magnificent run of sales dating back to the recession of 2010. How Bad Will Things … [Read more...] about Where the COVID-19 Outbreak Is Impacting Dealers’ Marketing Strategies
Several of the DealerScience tools integrate directly into dealership websites. This means that throughout the process of discussing our products with a dealer, installing and onboarding that store, and then ongoing account management, we see a lot of different website setups and digital retail integrations. As a fresh set of eyes on a dealership’s website, we can often offer … [Read more...] about Diminishing Returns: How Many CTAs Should You Have?
‘Tis always the season for a sale. Most of us who work in the retail industry recognize that any time of year there is a reason to have a sales event centered around it. This month it might be the “December to Remember” or the “Red Tag Event”. Next month it is going to be “New Year, New Car” or “New Year’s Savings Event “. Whatever the sales event, most … [Read more...] about How to use Dynamic Photo Overlays: Set Your Dealership Apart from the Competition
I’m out having lunch with a friend when an ad comes on featuring Seattle Wide Receiver Tyler Lockett for local dealer Auburn Volkswagen. My friend turns to me and says ‘How in the world did you guys get him to do that? It must have cost a fortune!”. Surprisingly, the answer is ”it wasn’t that hard and (don’t tell anyone) it cost a lot less than you think.” Done right. … [Read more...] about Professional Athletes Score Big Wins: At Surprisingly Modest Costs
Refining your marketing strategies heading into the new year sets you up for success in 2020 and beyond. The New Year is an exciting time at a dealership—new models, incentives and updated sales benchmarks. Often, in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and new year, it can be tempting to rinse and repeat marketing strategies. But, with those new models and incentives, … [Read more...] about Three Steps to Level up Marketing Strategies in 2020