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Russ has more than 11 years of experience in auto sales, dealership digital marketing and technology product sales. In his current job, he leads the sales and marketing of automotive apps powered by FATWIN for PERQ, a consumer engagement technology provider.
physical location

Why Your Physical Location Matters and How It Can Be Leveraged Online

If we’ve learned anything over the last few years, it’s that consumers still enjoy visiting a physical dealership to sign on the dotted line....
online guided shopping

Online Guided Selling as a Website Strategy

Almost 2 years ago, I wrote an article discussing the death of static lead forms. Although they were (and still are) being used by...
consumer experience

Creating a Connected Experience for Website Visitors

Many automotive dealerships strive to boost the level of connectivity between the lead generation elements of the website and the other products and services...

Decoding the Digital Retailing Puzzle

Balancing the eCommerce Versus Showroom Experience By: Russ Chandler For the longest time, consumers who were ready to buy a car physically went to your dealership....

Optimizing Your Website for Top-of-Funnel Buyers

Helping the Undecided Become Decided By: Russ Chandler If you’re like most dealerships, you likely focus a lot of your marketing and sales efforts towards the...
annual partnerships

Annual Partnerships for Dealerships

Relationships Bring Value Added Benefits By Russ Chandler Most, if not all dealerships have different providers that they work with to ensure things run smoothly. There...
creating websites

The Value of Creating Websites For Dealerships

Third Party Shortcuts May Not Be the Answer To Creating a Website BY Russ Chandler Whether you realize it or not, there’s a tremendous shift occurring in...
ad clutter

Too Much Ad Clutter Hurts Online Searches

Is a Website Personalization Strategy for You? By Russ Chandler In this day and age, your website is, arguably, the most important aspect of your dealership’s overall...
auto sales

Tumultuous Auto Sales Forecast for Remainder of 2018

After a seven-year run of consecutive annual auto sales increases in the United States, the final sales figures for 2017 showed a regression of...
talent

Five HR Tools to Find the Best Talent and Streamline the Onboarding Experience

It’s hard to find good people these days. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately three million employees have left...
content

The Best Ways to Drive Traffic And Get People Talking About Your Dealership

Blogging, social media marketing, newsletters, and other methods of digital marketing can feel like an unnecessary add-on to a marketing strategy. If you have...
augmented reality

VR, AR and MR in the Workplace: A Thing of the Present (Not Just...

Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) are quickly becoming mainstream technologies in our world. While we have become accustomed to...
successful people

7 Choices Highly Successful People Make Daily

Some consider success the luck of the draw, subject to fate and the constellation they were born under. However, the truth is that success...

Being An Unconditional Performer

Many people can have a good day after a good night's sleep or if they're feeling 100 percent. That's called being a "conditional performer."...

Being Smarter When Running Your Dealership (Part 1)

On today' episode of Kain & Co., David Kain interviews his brother Bob, Dealer Principal at Jack Kain Ford in Versailles, Kentucky. The two...

Moments of Truth

Moments of truth define you as a salesperson. The way you handle certain things the customer throws at you has a direct effect on...

Doing More With Your Website Visitors

On this week's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch talks about using data sources to understand who is visiting your website and how...