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Your dealership website: why should I choose you?

When was the last time you conducted a sanity check on what you think you offer as a dealership, against what your customers want? I’m not talking about your products - most car buying websites look the same these days, don’t you think? Here are a few quick thoughts that I hope will help you as a car dealership along the way: Why you? Display your reviews prominently. Have a regular flow of pictures of customers collecting their cars from you in your social media feeds - and update them often. Make sure you’re listed on Google My Business. Showcase [...]

2020-01-26T10:54:20+02:00January 22nd, 2019|Automotive Digital Marketing|

Be Clear.  Be Precise.  Be Transparent.

Isn’t it amazing just how much choice we have available to us now?  On one hand it’s great - but lately, The car dealership, in fact most car dealerships struggles to manage the speed of this change.   I’m talking about ‘time-served’ car dealers who know how to retail.  Now many a car dealership struggle to ‘keep the pace’ with digitally-demanding car buyers of today - but it made me worry.  I don’t want to see these guys miss out on valuable business. Our industry (and the economy) really doesn’t want to lose their really valuable experience. Trust me when [...]

2020-01-26T11:02:07+02:00January 15th, 2019|Automotive Digital Marketing|

5 Tips to win in today’s digital world

5 Tips dealerships can use to win in today’s digital retail world We all know consumer buyer behaviour is changing. Your digital forecourt is more important than ever. But, as buyers spend more and more time online and less time in our physical forecourts I know some dealers are finding the change a struggle.   The problems You only have to think back to how your website looked 5 years ago to see just how much Automotive websites have improved, but there’s still so much more we can do to improve. One of the things i’ve noticed is that dealers [...]

2018-10-14T21:19:27+02:00October 12th, 2018|Automotive Digital Marketing|

Why SA car dealers need to embrace Digital Marketing

Many South African car dealers still swear by traditional means of advertising and marketing. Without discrediting the importance traditional marketing still has, I swear by the power of all-things-digital. This is why I think dealers should also adopt digital marketing: Convenience and Wider Reach of digital marketing It not only helps to reach a more varied and broader audience but also brings in new customers. Digital marketing channels don’t only refer to mobile and social media, but websites, banner ads, and email also assist in reaching a larger part of the audience. This form of marketing allows the convenience of easy contact [...]

2018-08-12T17:27:40+02:00July 6th, 2018|Automotive Digital Marketing|