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
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With the company’s announcement in January that it plans to eliminate the third-party cookie from its browser by 2022, Google has now joined the ranks of Mozilla and Apple in charting a new course for consumer security and privacy standards moving into the future. Now, depending on who you ask, this is either catastrophic news or a big “meh.” As a refresher, remember that … [Read more...] about What Does Google’s Elimination of Third-Party Cookies Mean for Your Advertising?
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
Have you ever considered that setting up your dealership for success could be as simple as examining your habits? It may sound farfetched, but it's true. Our habits have a big impact on daily life, both in and out of work. Habits have been researched extensively for many years. In fact, this year marks the 31st anniversary of Stephen Covey's best-selling book, … [Read more...] about 4 Steps to Set Your Dealership Marketing Up for Success
Your dealership hours might be 9-to-5, but your customers’ lives are 24/7. Car shopping happens everywhere—in line at the grocery store, sitting at the kitchen counter after the kids have gone to bed, or on the phone over lunch. According to the 2019 CarGurus Buyer Insight Report, 73% of car shoppers research and compare exhaustively to find the right vehicle for them. And … [Read more...] about Three Digital Ways to Convert After-Hours Leads Into Sales