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3 Clever Ways Dealers Can Protect Buyers From Car Theft

By Skip Soucie on Aug 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Dealerships that set themselves apart from the competition are ones that take care of customers long after they sell them a car. One underutilized technique to do this is to educate and equip customers on the important topic of car theft and how to prevent it.

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Consumers Demand Transparency in Pricing

By Hale Soucie on Jul 22, 2019 10:22:40 AM

It's no secret that the internet has changed how consumers research, shop for, and buy products. Our industry is no exception, as shoppers are more informed than ever before about the vehicles they want to purchase.

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Used Vehicle Sales Climb, While New Plateaus

By Hale Soucie on May 5, 2019 11:44:12 PM

Used vehicle sales are on the rise due to climbing interest rates and prices. The price gap between new vehicles and comparable 3-year old models has widened to an average of $14,000 (up from $11,000 in 2013.

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How One Dealership Is Using Uber to Build its Word of Mouth Reputation

By Hale Soucie on Apr 21, 2019 8:17:59 PM

Car dealerships are constantly looking for innovative ways to put their name out in the marketplace. One dealership has developed an interesting strategy benefiting from the popularity of transportation networking company, Uber.

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How Do You Reach Service Customers You Have No History With?

By Hale Soucie on Apr 8, 2019 12:58:05 AM

How many people in your local market drive your brand? How many of those local same brand owners are in your CRM?

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Google Maps Advertising Drives More Shoppers to Dealers

By Hale Soucie on Mar 22, 2019 11:26:04 AM

Dealers are already aware of the importance of advertising on Facebook and Instagram and for a good reason: your shoppers spend a lot of time on there. But what other apps do your prospects use?

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How to Increase Customer Engagement with Creative.

By Hale Soucie on Feb 14, 2019 12:39:17 PM

There's a lot that you can do to ensure that you have the best creative, and to extend its shelf life. Today we are focusing on the three most important practices to ensure your best ad delivery, increase customer engagement, and extend the life of your ads.

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Does Demand for Your Brand Dictate Your Market Share?

By Hale Soucie on Jan 5, 2019 1:30:14 AM

Yes and No.

Yes, less demand for your brand means less of your brand might be sold in relationship to other brands in your market area.  That's a given. However, the demand for your brand does not have to limit your individual dealership’s performance.

Your dealership can increase market share even when demand for your brand is down in a couple ways:

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2019 Auto Industry Forecasts and What They Mean for Dealers

By Hale Soucie on Dec 29, 2018 4:02:17 AM

The automotive market will continue along its 2018 pace in the coming year according to many analysts in the industry. Used vehicle sales show potential for significant growth as average transaction prices continue to rise.

Some analysts remain wary and project a potential “flattening” in the market, but this in itself is good news in a sense.

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