For many automotive retailers, the importance of your website has never been clearer than during COVID-19. As economic shutdowns and social distancing measures prevented your customers from visiting the store in person, people turned in record numbers to the digital retail experience. Your website should function as your virtual showroom ─ the foundation of your dealership’s … [Read more...] about What Does Website Downtime Actually Cost Your Dealership?
If there is a lesson to be learned from the first half of 2020, it's that things can change—fast. The COVID-19 pandemic has left an undeniable impact on the automotive sector, but we know that, as an industry, we will move forward and succeed. As we navigate the weeks and months ahead, every aspect of the dealership will have a role to play. As marketers, our role is … [Read more...] about Embrace the Change: Analyzing Your Market to Effectively Adapt to COVID-19
If you have been managing ads for your dealership on Facebook, Google, or other sites, you have likely heard the term "in-market buyers." However, the concept of targeting in-market buyers gets thrown around a lot, to the point where many advertisers are not really sure what this audience is and how it is defined. For example, is a consumer "in-market" if they intend to buy in … [Read more...] about A Facebook Ad Secret to Find Your “Next Ready to Buy” Customer
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