Scarcity Marketing Gets Smarter

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Automotive is getting smarter about applying a traditional approach to retail: scarcity marketing. Both dealers and customers stand to benefit. Retailers have relied on scarcity marketing for decades to attract customers, whether a dealership promotes a sale for a limited time or a clothing store...

What Garden Hoses & Cars Have in Common: Conversational Commerce

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Ever think you’d be competing with a garden hose? In a sense, you are...because the same people buy both products. And as IBM’s Bridget van Kranlingen has said, “The last best experience that anyone has anywhere becomes the minimum expectation for the experience they...

Why the Automotive Industry Needs Diversity

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Diversity continues to be a hot-button topic across many industries including automotive. You don’t have to look very far to find insights addressing this important issue, an example being a recently published blog post on the National Automobile Dealers Association website that discusses some of...

What It Costs Your Dealership to Miss Incoming Chats & Texts

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Did you let almost $14,000 in gross profit slip away last month? Let’s assume your dealership offers web and mobile messaging options like text or chat. After all, messaging can generate additional leads and improve the consumer experience with convenience. But if you’re not answering...

How Dealerships Can Leverage Organic and Paid Content on Facebook and Instagram

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There is no slowing down for Facebook and Instagram. By 2019, Facebook, the world’s largest social network with 2.2 billion monthly active users, will account for 11.3 percent of all U.S. ad spending (compared to 10 percent for print). Instagram recently zoomed past the 800...

A Dealer’s Key to Success: Realizing Everyone is a Salesperson

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The consumer buying experience has seen rapid changes in the past two decades. In years past, customers could only purchase items in a physical store. However, with the advent of online marketplaces like Amazon, consumers can buy goods at the drop of a hat....

Are You Getting the Message?: Connect With Consumers the Way They Want

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In today’s mobile-driven society, consumers have an array of different channels at their fingertips to reach out to businesses and providers. Most people think of these common options: 1-800 number (if you’re desperate), email (if you want to wait) and live chat. While the...

Service Retention: How online culture is slowly killing your service drive – Total Customer Connect

Most Americans shop on Amazon or eBay and the negative impact on brick and mortar retail outlets is far-reaching. Customers have proven they want to shop and order goods and services online, and are leaving the traditional consultation style establishments behind. When we shop on...

Using CRM to Get a Raise

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Do you know anyone who would not say that they would like to make more money? I know I don’t! This does not surprise me, as I believe that money is a motivator for us all. Those who don’t admit it are lying about...

Welcome to the New 4Ps of Automotive Marketing

Automobile shoppers’ behaviors have changed; they do so much of their research online that more than half never contact a dealership before their walk on the lot. Their experiences on sites such as Zillow.com have made them expect more transparency and personal service from...
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Combating Rising Interest Rates, Managing Vehicle Inventory, and Reducing Your Margin Compression – Brian...

Every dealer knows that as your vehicle assets depreciate, your profit margins begin to shrink. The two major causes of inventory depreciation? Age and...
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Your Dealership Could Sell More Cars During Tax Season Than You Would Imagine

Let’s face it: taxes are rarely anyone’s favorite topic. Few people look to tax season with anticipation, with the exception of accountants… and dealerships? That’s...
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What Cadillac’s Announcement Means for the EV’s in 2019

One of the hottest automotive trends of recent years has been the rise of the Electric Vehicle (EV). With companies like Tesla setting the...
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Two Standard Oil Companies to Usher in an Age of Electric Vehicles

If you’ve been on the fence about introducing Electric Vehicles (EVs) to your customers, now is the perfect time to get on board. Previously,...
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Four Automotive Research Reports You Should Be Reading For 2019

It is no secret that there is a substantial amount of market information out there, especially concerning the automotive industry. There is always a...

Updating your “Why Buy Here” Proposition

  On this week's episode of On the Mark, Mark Tewart tells you what you can do to update your "Why Buy Here" proposition.

Focusing Less on Conversions and More on Outcomes

On today's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch challenges dealers to focus less on conversions and more on outcomes.

Proven Menu Selling Techniques

 On today's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek discusses how over-complicated menu selling can be detrimental to your success, and how being consistent and...

Selling in the Service Drive

On this week's episode of Straight Talk, David Lewis tells you how you can sell more vehicles by selling to customers who dropped off...