Experts believe sales of new vehicles will close 2020 down approximately 15%, which would mark one of the industry’s worst annual declines since at least 1980. In any typical year, this type of ending would illustrate a significant disaster. However, in 2020 there are more than a handful of industry executives thanking their lucky stars it wasn’t worse. There is new hope … [Read more...] about Digital Advertising & Marketing Technologies are Helping Dealers Acquire Inventory Entering 2021
Growing up in Wyoming, I learned many lessons about the value of being in a secluded place and not being surrounded by a crowd. One memory that standouts in my mind, was when I was in Yellowstone National Park. There is a really terrific tourist bridge on the north end of Yellowstone Lake that funnels countless cutthroat trout into the Yellowstone River. From … [Read more...] about Are You Fishing in a Crowd?
New cars have all the signature marks of a commodity product: a 2020 black Corolla LE is the same regardless of the dealership you buy it from. While your experience at each dealership and the subsequent service may be different, the actual product is always the same. On the other hand, a 2016 pre-owned black Corolla LE is unique, as the mileage, condition, and history of that … [Read more...] about Modernize Your Website: Treat New Cars Like The Commodity Product They Are
What will be the business model and value of dealers in the future? In order to get a perspective on the future of auto retailing, we must first be clear on the definition and elements of retailing today and going forward. “Retail” is not merely the in-store experience or the physical presence of a brick-and-mortar dealership. It is more than just the online shopping … [Read more...] about The Future of Auto Retail—A Future Perspective
For a long time, we all feared that machine learning and AI would take our jobs, diminish work, and leave us unemployed. But we’re over that. Now, across every industry, we see that data actually enhances businesses and makes us more efficient. It’s official: computers are not taking our jobs. According to the Harvard Business Review, companies who have adopted … [Read more...] about Why Your Ad Budget Should be Optimized by AI and Not Humans