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Are TV and Radio Still Enough for Car Dealers?

By Hale Soucie on Oct 19, 2018 11:01:25 AM

When I talk to car dealers about their digital marketing strategy, a lot of times I hear something along the lines of, “We’ve gotten along just fine doing radio spots, TV ads and direct mail, why do we need digital marketing now?”

They do make a good point. What they’ve been doing was good enough in the past, so it should still be enough… right?

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3 Tips When Selecting a Marketing Agency For Your Dealership

By Hale Soucie on Sep 29, 2018 8:46:01 AM

So, you’ve decided you want to step up your digital marketing game and bring in some outside help to reach more customers and sell more cars. You’ve seen ads for, and received dozens of emails from companies that claim they can help you do just that, so how do you choose one?

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Behavioral and Contextual Targeting: What's the Difference and Which is Better?

By Hale Soucie on Sep 20, 2018 3:34:08 PM

As a car dealer you have more than likely heard about Behavioral and Contextual Targeting when it comes to marketing, but if you’re like a lot of the dealers I have spoken to, you may not be entirely clear on the difference between the two.

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Analyzing Your Google Analytics Traffic: Direct/None

By Hale Soucie on Sep 13, 2018 5:39:19 PM

Google Analytics is an invaluable source for car dealers as it provides a lot of data and information about visitors to your website. However, sometimes the analytics program can leave you with more questions than answers.

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How to Offer Coupons and Not Lose Money

By Hale Soucie on Aug 11, 2018 9:16:35 PM

In a previous blog post we discussed Convenience as a Pricing Strategy. In that post we talked about how instead of discounting your services you can actually charge premiums by making your dealership more convenient for customers.

One of the most common questions we get from dealers (especially in response to that post), is whether or not they should be using coupons to incentivize customers with cheap oil changes and other services they offer. In the previous post we were not saying that coupons or discounts are a bad thing. Coupons can be extremely effective when used the right way.

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Optimizing Google My Business for Better Traffic

By Hale Soucie on Jul 20, 2018 6:06:16 PM

Two weeks ago we did a blog post on the importance of managing your online reviews such as ones on your Google My Business Listing. After some feedback and seeing that some dealers were having issues with optimizing their My Business Listing, we thought it would be helpful to walk through some ways to optimize your listing, or if you haven't set one up already (very important), how to do so.

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How to Increase Foot Traffic by Managing your Online Reviews

By Hale Soucie on Jul 6, 2018 6:55:58 PM

Shoppers spend more and more of their time online every year before ever making their way into a dealership. This has made managing your online presence more important than ever before.

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Why Americans are Cutting the Cable and What This Means for Dealers

By Hale Soucie on Jun 29, 2018 7:40:26 PM

In 2017, a total of 22.2 million U.S. adults ditched their cable, satellite or telco TV service. Subscriber-based services like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube are now the primary “TV” sources for an increasing number of households.

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Convenience: A Strategy for Higher Profits Part 2

By Hale Soucie on Jun 15, 2018 12:39:07 PM

Picking up on our discussion of convenience as a pricing strategy let’s examine the results of the convenience audit we provided and address one of the major issues it most likely revealed.

If you did not complete the audit or read part one, you can find those here:

Part One                Open the Audit

Most likely your audit revealed long wait times to get into the F&I office, as this is a common complaint among customers. 

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What are your Goals? What are you doing about them?

By Hale Soucie on May 14, 2018 11:00:00 AM

We’ve seen huge changes in the industry in the last 15 or so years that have forever changed how customers shop for cars, and in turn how dealers should be engaging and selling to them.

Now more than ever it is important to have a Marketing Strategy.

DON’T CLICK AWAY JUST YET.

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