We all know that unlike most things, wine gets better with age. This is because of a complex chemical reaction among sugars, acids and substances known as phenolic compounds. In time, this chemical reaction can affect the taste of wine in a way that gives it a better flavor with the years. But what do wine and marketing have in common? Well, aside from the fact … [Read more...] about Why Automation Is Like Fine Wine – and the Data Thereto
During the COVID-19 lockdowns, numerous automotive dealerships radically cut back their general ad expenses to maintain as much of their bottom line as possible. Furthermore, in April, the annual pace of sales dropped steeply to 8.47 million, a dramatic drop from the 17.05 million level it was pacing earlier in January. Nonetheless, dealers have seen significant recoveries … [Read more...] about How Dealers Today Leveraged Fixed Ops and Digital Advertising for Quicker Recovery
If there is a lesson to be learned from the first half of 2020, it's that things can change—fast. The COVID-19 pandemic has left an undeniable impact on the automotive sector, but we know that, as an industry, we will move forward and succeed. As we navigate the weeks and months ahead, every aspect of the dealership will have a role to play. As marketers, our role is … [Read more...] about Embrace the Change: Analyzing Your Market to Effectively Adapt to COVID-19
As lockdowns around the country ease and the economy begins its slow reopening, dealers everywhere are looking forward to a return to normalcy – or as close to normal as we can get. While it's true that some restrictions will likely be in place for a while (social distancing, face coverings, contactless purchases, and service, etc.), it's also true that as the economy gets … [Read more...] about Did You Learn the Right Lessons From COVID19?
As the world continues to watch and see exactly how the COVID-19 outbreak unfolds, everyone involved in the automotive industry is also eyes wide open on the topic. The outbreak has had a sweeping and profound impact in a short amount of time, and it has been a striking blow to what was a magnificent run of sales dating back to the recession of 2010. How Bad Will Things … [Read more...] about Where the COVID-19 Outbreak Is Impacting Dealers’ Marketing Strategies