Top Trends of Today’s Car Buying Journey Shoppers today looking for vehicles have more information at their fingertips than ever before. By now, it is standard practice to start the purchase journey online and most dealerships and manufacturers have made the necessary changes to their marketing plans to capture the attention of online shoppers. With...Read More
Free eBook: Automotive Marketing Tactics and Strategies to Boost Growth Discover ways automotive brands and dealerships are adapting to rising consumer demands for seamless omnichannel experiences and personalized communications Trends and statistics on how consumers shop for cars including offline and online channels How data is fueling the automotive industry An overview of marketing challenges...Read More
When a millennial steps onto your lot, chances are that they are ready to buy. In fact 48% of 17 to 24-year-olds intend to buy a car on their first visit to a dealership according to research by Auto Trader. They have done their research and know what type of car they want, although according to...Read More
Despite the digital disruption and new ways to research and shop online, the dealer is still an integral piece of the sales process. Consumers may do the majority of their research online, but they still want to head into a dealership to take that test drive. This means there is plenty of opportunity to influence...Read More
Personalized emails targeted to the right buyer and at the right time can drive traffic to your inventory page and prospects onto your lot. Email is a highly effective customer acquisition channel and for the last ten years in a row, email is the category generating the highest ROI for marketers (Campaign Monitor). Email marketing...Read More
90% of car shoppers seek a dealership where they can start the buying process online. This is according to a new survey released by CDK Global. According to the report, “New research from CDK Global found that car shoppers are willing and likely to start the car buying process online. In a recent survey, CDK found that...Read More
Today’s auto consumers are in-market longer than ever, with the majority of shoppers in market for 2 months or longer. These longer purchase journeys translate into more opportunities for auto brands. 80% of consumers start their search with a different manufacturer in mind than the manufacturer brand they ultimately end up purchasing. With so many car...Read More
As more and more vehicles tout a range of exciting features, better safety, connectivity and the next best thing in car design, manufacturers and dealers will need to compete on a different sphere – the customer experience. The customer experience is increasingly becoming the most important factor as consumers choose between brands and dealerships.Read More
Vehicles are evolving to meet consistently increasing consumer demands for convenience, interactivity, and connectivity. In 2015, 15% of new vehicles were considered connected and by 2020 research expects that 75% of new vehicles and 22% of all cars on the road will be equipped with connectivity tec. PWC estimates in that same time frame the connected car industry will...Read More
Car shoppers today are online before they ever step onto your dealership’s lot. And while this trend is not new news, a study commissioned by Cox Automotive through IHS Automotive confirmed that this is new normal for car shopping. Although dealerships may understand this, many have not made the switch from traditional marketing strategies to those that...Read More
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