Let’s start with a few recent consumer sentiment and behavior data points. Some good news, some bad news for OEMs and Auto Dealers. IBM recently conducted a consumer sentiment survey in the U.S. to assess current and future forecasted feelings and behavior across many topics, including comfort in returning to a work office, healthcare, travel, movies, and more. We also … [Read more...] about Post Covid-19: You “Sell” Online, Now What?
It’s no secret that every car buyer is different. They have specific tastes. Some look for a particular model and make, and some prefer buying their vehicles from local car dealers. The list of preferences each buyer has is quite vast. However, these buyers have one thing in common, and that is, most of them search their preferred vehicles on the internet. With technology … [Read more...] about Using “Search” for Car Dealers
I’ve heard third-party listing sites described as a necessary evil in automotive. They provide valuable information to consumers and valuable leads to dealerships but many argue that these connections should happen without the third-party and their additional cost to dealers. Everyone is right here: some organic customer/dealer connections do happen, but I believe the … [Read more...] about The Real Value of Third Parties in Automotive
It's no secret that online reviews hold more clout with potential customers than ever before. Digital word of mouth is having an outsized impact on your dealership, whether you like it or not. But, it is absolutely possible to use online reviews to your advantage. Dealing with customer reviews of your dealership boils down to two essentials: engaging with those customers in … [Read more...] about Essential Things to Know About Handling Customer Reviews
It's no secret that there is a revolution happening in the automotive industry that, in many ways, has already impacted other industries: Applying automation to every aspect of your business, and more specifically, your digital advertising. You're either buried behind your desk creating specials, or investing thousands of dollars with your agency to do this, and you may or … [Read more...] about Why Automating Your Google Ads is the Future of Your Dealership