With millions of consumers turning exclusively online in the recent months, dealerships were forced to acknowledge their aging digital infrastructure. Outdated solutions, like traditional marketing agencies, simply didn’t cut it anymore. And for dealers, relying on intuition, and ‘what worked last month’ quickly became a thing of the past. While many dealerships … [Read more...] about The Pandemic’s Ripple Effect: AI Marketing Tech Trumps Traditional Marketing Agencies
“You could never know what it's like - Your blood like winter freezes just like ice - And there's a cold lonely light that shines from you - You'll wind up like the wreck you hide behind that mask you use.” For those of you not as familiar, these are the beginning lyrics to a song by Elton John called I’m Still Standing. We got knocked down hard over the last 6 months … [Read more...] about I’m Still Standing
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?
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
They are coming in scared. They are wearing gloves. They are wearing masks. For the first time in history, they aren’t stealing our pens! In fact, they are bringing in their own. We are all in similar situations. We are interacting with customers in a very different fashion than we are used to. The playing field has once again been leveled. We have a tremendous amount of common … [Read more...] about Conquering the Corona!