Happy Friday, Auto Dealers! As always, ActivEngage has the top 10 most interesting automotive articles from around the web --RIGHT HERE!
In this week’s post you’ll learn why you might be annoying your sales leads, what space station droplet tests could mean for the auto industry, and much more! Check them out!Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on August 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Cedar Falls, IA, August 18, 2014; Team Toyota was featured in the cover story of the June 2014 Edition of AutoSuccess Magazine titled, “Winning The Loyalty Game! The Retention Strategy That Added $3 Million To Team Toyota’s Bottom Line.”
Paul Muller’s Team Toyota Auto Group includes Team Toyota Princeton, Team Toyota Langhorne and Team Toyota Glen Mills. All three of these highly respected operations have collectively received 70 Toyota Excellence Awards for…Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on August 25, 2014 at 6:05pm — No Comments
It has long been considered a best practice in search engine optimization and search engine marketing to use deep linking to take searchers to the exact content they are searching for, rather than simply directing them to your home page. If the searcher is not taken directly to the content they are seeking, they are…Continue
Added by Brian Cox on August 25, 2014 at 7:15am — No Comments
Finding a lost earring in the jewelry box, discovering the old autographed Tom Seaver baseball card when you clean out the attic, and learning that the shirt you are about to pay retail for is discounted, are all pleasant surprises. How about walking into your bank and having the ATM talk with you and then give you a…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on August 21, 2014 at 8:01am — No Comments
Ever since the first car dealership opened, dealers have understood the emotional impact of “the walkaround.” As consumers move through the buying cycle, they get to a point where they don’t just want, but need to experience a vehicle that they are interested in. In the past, most consumers would visit the dealership…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on August 19, 2014 at 8:48am — No Comments
A recent article on the Huffington Post asked why consumers are still buying GM vehicles despite all of the recent recalls. There’s no question that there are many concerned owners of GM…Continue
Today's Daily Tune Up @CarBizToday http://bcove.me/lahzhkit on the effects of being negative around customers.
Added by Jeff Cowan on August 15, 2014 at 6:40pm — No Comments
There’s no doubt that customer satisfaction is important to all car dealerships. Whether a dealership actually cares about making the customer happy, or merely wants to ensure that their CSI scores stay acceptable to the OEM, these scores play a major factor in the overall health of a dealership. Poor online reviews can…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on August 14, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments
Uncle Carl, who owned a chain of stores in Indiana, said it best. "Show up to work right on time and set yourself up for mediocrity. Show up 5 minutes early and you create job security; 15 minutes early and you will likely someday be in management; 30 minutes early and you will likely own the company someday."
Uncle Carl's advice is sound. How many times have you shown up early and had people waiting, or witnessed someone pulling in at quitting time, as the rest of the staff…Continue
Added by Jeff Cowan on August 13, 2014 at 12:27pm — No Comments
There are many things that companies can do to earn a customer’s loyalty. However, e-mail marketing isn’t typically high on the list. Consumers get barraged continuously with marketing messages via e-mail. As you go through your in-box, how many do you delete without even reading them in order to get to those you are…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on August 12, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments
Every once in a while the old tired debate of whether cell phones cause brain tumors or not arises. It usually ends with two sides split; one saying they have proof that they do, while the other says they have proof that they don’t. Personally, I can tell you I do not know who is right or wrong in this case. But one thing I do know is that cell phones do cause severe cases of rudeness.
I cannot believe how many people will stop in the middle of a sale, presentation, meeting…Continue
Added by Jeff Cowan on August 11, 2014 at 12:57pm — No Comments
There’s no doubt that video marketing, in general, has become increasingly important in today’s world. Google has the search market cornered which is why, as marketers, it is important to pay close attention to the changes they make. However, did you know it’s even more important to pay attention to the second largest…Continue
As a sales and marketing professional, you probably learned a long time ago that the best way to present your products is by using words that paint a picture. Not just any picture, a picture that puts each shopper in the picture; helps them visualize owning your product; and then mentally experience the emotional…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on August 8, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments
The adage “two brains are better than one” has long been used to think through matters and solve problems. And to take it even further, excluding the human element, often two computers with different programming can solve problems more effectively than a single device.
As an example; the government has…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on August 7, 2014 at 9:23am — No Comments
Do you remember the last time you were excited to watch a commercial on television? If you're like most people, that probably never happens. Over 50% of new automotive shoppers are more likely to watch your commercials when you use…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on August 5, 2014 at 10:43am — No Comments
Basic text email absolutely stinks for many of the applications we typically use it for in the automotive industry. There, I said it! Do I have your attention now?
There’s a reason I’m saying this and I think you’ll agree after hearing me out. The fact of the matter is, text communication causes fights. When is the last time you sent your wife, girlfriend, husband, or boyfriend a text message that was completely taken out of context? For me it’s daily, sometimes, even…Continue
So you won the customer and you made the sale, but now what? For most businesses, this is where the relationship falls apart. There is more you need to be doing after the customer drives off of your lot. On this week's…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on August 1, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
In May I wrote a blog article explaining how employee retention in service will become increasingly important due to many factors. Apparently, that’s becoming true faster than even I…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on July 31, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
Stop valuing quantity over…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 30, 2014 at 11:51am — No Comments
You can't expect to see an increase in overall sales if you're afraid to put money towards your advertising budget. Freeing up budget is easier than it sounds, especially if you know how your current allocation of funds should be laid out.
On this week's…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 25, 2014 at 12:37pm — No Comments