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Topic: Marketing — Make connections that count with these tips for effective dealership marketing, including best practices in email marketing, data mining
Every dealership is different, and there’s no magic wand for creating good marketing. But there are two areas that you should be taking advantage of to make the most of your marketing time and money: nurture campaigns and metrics. Automated nurture campaigns and metrics that matter can make a world of difference in your marketing ROI.
Your customers are busy. They don’t want to have to read lengthy emails or take voice phone calls from your dealership when they could be receiving and sending convenient text messages instead.
With margins shrinking, dealerships need to get maximum value for their marketing dollars. You can use the information in your CRM to view your customer interaction records, but how do you decide which customers are the most valuable?
One of the trends that came across loud and clear in several of the sessions at this year’s VinWorx user summit is that video is an increasingly useful way to reach customers. Videos can be your opportunity to show people what makes your dealership different and why customers should buy from you.
When you spend each day immersed in CRM processes and focused on data capture, you can sometimes lose sight of the fact that your primary job is to build relationships with the human beings who may want to buy from your dealership. Here are some things you can do to help you achieve better customer relationships.
Customer retention is more vital than ever, but many dealerships still focus more on gaining new customers than on getting more value out of the ones they already have. A great way to encourage retention is to create a formal loyalty program for your customers to join. Here are a few reasons it's worth your time.
Personalized. Customized. Targeted. These are key attributes of marketing campaigns that drive customer retention. And creating personalized, customized and targeted campaigns is a more attainable goal than you might think if you have the right tools – and know how to use them correctly.
Women make 65% of new car purchases, yet dealerships often struggle to connect with women. Lori Wittman, General Manager of VinSolutions and Senior Vice President of Retail Dealer Solutions at Cox Automotive, recently shared her top tips for selling to women with Dealer Marketing Magazine. Read on for Lori’s insights on what women want when buying a vehicle.