In this edition, learn what 3rd party vendor is changing its brand identity, how to get ready for Google’s newest mobile update, why your Facebook page should lose…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on March 20, 2015 at 4:17pm — No Comments
Happy Friday, Auto Professionals! As usual, your friends at ActivEngage have compiled the latest, most interesting automotive news stories and blogs from around the Web!
In this edition of the Top Ten, learn why dealerships should welcome customer complaints, how to win over millennials for service, need-to-know trends found in a new study on dealer reviews, and much more!…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on March 13, 2015 at 4:32pm — No Comments
Jiffy Lube. Valvoline. Pep Boys. Midas. These are the names your shoppers see when they search the Internet for service and parts options.
Because although dealers have made great strides in digital marketing, the majority of their online efforts are geared towards moving inventory, not fixed operations.
To help your service and parts get to the…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on March 11, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments
We meet again, Friday! It’s been a busy week, and you’re probably closing those end-of-the-month sales… but that’s no reason to fall behind on the latest happenings in the industry! As usual, we have the latest automotive news and blogs from around the web to share with you before the weekend kicks in.
In this edition of the…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on March 2, 2015 at 12:23pm — No Comments
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: not all chat providers are the same. Vendor priorities vary, software technology can be user-friendly or not, not all providers hire chat teams within the US, and the quality of managed chat conversations are not equal.
In fact, a bad managed chat service can be detrimental to…Continue
I was actually reading a Contently article called “…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on February 16, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments
Social media kicked off the New Year with some interesting updates geared toward increasing content exposure and diversifying communications tools. While some automotive professionals have expressed thatsocial isn’t selling cars, these updates may yet give us hope!
So far, here are 2015’s five social media updates your dealership…Continue
In a previous blog post, I discussed the importance of using live chat conversations to build rapport with your online shoppers -- and how this can help improve your dealership’s follow-up processes.
But what about the trackable data acquired through live chat outside of the content in a conversation -- such as consumer click path and the…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on January 15, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
People buy from businesses they like, trust, and know -- which is a big reason why establishing rapport is so important in the sales process, both on the showroom floor and on your dealership’s website.
The number one reason live chat will fail at your dealership…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on January 6, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
As you prepare for a new year at your dealership, you’re probably on the lookout for innovative, measurable ways to effectively engage your shoppers. That’s why we’ve compiled 4 customer-centric infographics to help you improve your marketing strategy and proactively engage the modern shopper in 2015.
Check out these…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on December 29, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments
Automotive marketing as we know it has changed. The Internet now forces dealerships to have an online presence and build relationships with consumers in the digital world. Why? Because the modern shopper expects it.
In a perfect world, shoppers would be able to find your dealership’s unique selling points, such as your amenities, “why buy” statements, and your specials on your website.
However, that’s not always the case. Many times websites have too much or too little information, or shoppers are just too lazy to navigate the pages and find a reason to buy from you.
If you aren’t providing an effortless online shopping experience, chances are these shoppers…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on November 13, 2014 at 12:51pm — No Comments
Happy Halloween and TGIF, Auto Professionals! It’s been a busy week, but that’s no reason to fall behind on the latest auto industry news and blogs. As always, we’ve got your back.
In this week’s Top 10, you’ll learn about mobile search and video, zombie cars, how you can decrease turnover at your dealership, and much more!…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on October 31, 2014 at 4:32pm — No Comments
It got me thinking about today’s post and how lead…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on October 24, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments
Hey Auto Professionals -- catch up on last week’s latest and greatest automotive news stories and blogs from around the Web! In this edition of the Top 10, we’ve got articles about the best tips to streamline your dealership’s internal processes, how using multisource data can help automotive marketers, a hands-free Cadillac, and much more. …Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on October 20, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments
Investing in self-managed live chat can be a big, yet profitable step for your dealership. It saves you money and allows you to connect with your online shoppers in a way that builds trust and starts lasting relationships before they even reach your physical store.
However, in-house live chat can be a bit challenging if you’ve never done it before. That’s why I’m sharing some quick tips to help any first-timers get started.
Last week, I mentioned 6 important social media updates you should look out for on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This week, it’s all about the recent changes to Pinterest -- and boy, there are quite a few. SPOILER ALERT: Some of these update launches are in the works, but it is good-to-know information for planning your dealership's marketing strategy on this…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on October 9, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments
According to Hubspot, emotional intelligence is the ability to absorb emotional cues and use it to guide behavior. It’s essentially the combination of personal and social competence(which are then divided into 4 skills: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management),…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on September 25, 2014 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Agent, you've been recruited on a mission to activate your dealership’s website and convert more browsers into buyers. There are three immediate tasks you must complete in order to do so. There’s no time to waste.
When your dealership’s website opens on a browser, what is the first thing customers see?…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on September 15, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments
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