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
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Simply put, in times of crisis, we look to the experts. We turn to the voices that will provide us with actionable support to help us navigate through uncharted waters. We want to make smart business decisions during this time so we can thrive in a post COVID-19 world. In response to the pandemic’s impact, Google has compiled a variety of best practices for … [Read more...] about A Roundup of Google’s Latest Best Practices for Your Dealership
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?
For the past 30 years I have owned an advertising agency that specialized in television advertising for mostly auto dealers. For the past 15 years, I have also owned the magazine you are reading now. In that time, like you, I’ve seen the automotive industry change and develop. As I approach retirement, I want to suggest to auto dealers that “you ain’t seen nothing yet.” I … [Read more...] about The Future of the Automotive Industry Is Electric
Automotive sales can be a competitive and cutthroat business. With most salespeople working on commission, grabbing a sale whenever possible becomes necessary. While many dealerships are eradicating the commission-only model due to workplace tension that can arise as a result, there’s no doubt that when it comes to the sales floor, it’s every person for themselves. Or is … [Read more...] about 4 Team-Building Strategies for Your Sales Staff