The amount of work thrust upon the contemporary Internet agent has increased dramatically over the past five years. It’s not enough to simply email and call a potential customer after they had just submitted a lead submission form. Now they need to text, shoot walk around and intro videos, then text and email those videos, not to mention still confirm pricing and availability. … [Read more...] about Remember to Be Human
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?
COVID-19 blind-sided us with an uppercut, right hook and hard hit to the gut. We may be down and a little dizzy, but we are not out for the count. I'm so proud of this country and multiple industries for answering the call of duty. Our manufacturers have switched over entire assembly lines. Dealerships have created new processes to accommodate online sales and employees working … [Read more...] about The Road to Recovery
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
Many of us lived through the 2008-2009 recession. For those of us that were in some of the hardest-hit industries like real estate, banking, or automotive, we emerged with a different sense of how to navigate life. The impact of COVID-19 will be exponential when compared to the 2008/09 recession. Instead of only a handful of industries being hardest hit, this time around … [Read more...] about In the Quiet, Listening Becomes Easier