Among the many ways that COVID-19 has changed our lives is the rapidly rising profile of the smartphone as an automotive marketing and selling tool. Certainly, American consumers relied on their phones long before the pandemic reared its ugly head. But in the midst of the health crisis, the smartphone has become the one indispensable tool in an era when personal interaction has … [Read more...] about Smartphones Becoming an Essential Marketing Avenue
When Covid came crashing onto the scene at the start of 2020, it brought disruption across almost every industry, including automotive. Dealerships were forced to close their doors to in-person visits, OEM plants shut down, auctions moved online, and consumers stayed home. Nine months later, dealers have shown incredible resilience and flexibility in adapting their … [Read more...] about How COVID Is Reshaping Car Shopping and What It Means for Your Dealership
Today’s automotive marketers face a unique challenge: They need to market cars to a growing audience of consumers who are eagerly anticipating the day that they no longer have to drive cars. As more self-driving car pilot programs take to the streets, the promise of this category of vehicle is rapidly taking hold with many of today’s car shoppers—despite the fact that such … [Read more...] about How Today’s Auto Marketers Can Connect With Tomorrow’s Self-Driving Car Owners
Indianapolis — August 8, 2018 — PERQ, experts in online consumer engagement and shopping behavior, has released new analysis of consumer call-to-action (CTA) data with key learnings for websites of brick and mortar businesses who sell (or lease) high-consideration, big ticket items—especially in the automotive, home furnishing and multifamily leasing verticals. The research, … [Read more...] about Consumer Behavior Study Upends Common Misconception That the Vast Majority of Online Shoppers are Ready to Buy
You cannot negotiate with a storm. Once it’s upon you, it dictates to you what you have to do. But knowing that the storm is coming means you have choices to make to prevent catastrophe. And when the weather forecaster and the umbrella salesperson work together, storms become something different altogether. We are living in a moment of climate change in the way car … [Read more...] about Are You Ready for the Climate Change Coming to Your Dealership Ecosystem?