Notifications & Messages

Jared Hamilton
From: Jared Hamilton
Hey - It’s time to join the thousands of other dealer professionals on DrivingSales. Create an account so you can get full access to the articles, discussions and people that are shaping the future of the automotive industry.
×
Ashley Mabery

Ashley Mabery Director | Retail Performance

Exclusive Blog Posts

2017 Presidents Club Insights - Patrick McMullen

2017 Presidents Club Insights - Patrick McMullen

Listen to what Patrick McMullen from MAXDigital has to say about the future of automotive, what dealers can do today to prepare, and how DrivingSales Presi…

Five Tips for Selling Used or Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Five Tips for Selling Used or Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Selling used or certified pre-owned vehicles can be daunting task. With prices, laws, and competition varying across the country selling a pre-owned car fo…

What Motivates Your Employees to Perform?

What Motivates Your Employees to Perform?

Sorting through resumes, you find applicants who show potential. There are some with experience to walk on the job and set your service department abla…

How to Recruit the Best Talent for Your Dealership

How to Recruit the Best Talent for Your Dealership

Employee turnover can cost a dealership approximately $400,000 per year through lost sales, service offerings, new hire search, and training expenses even …

2017 Presidents Club Insights - Mark Brown

2017 Presidents Club Insights - Mark Brown

Hear from Mark Brown, sales director at Grappone Auto, about what he thinks is coming for the auto industry, how dealers can prepare, and how the DrivingSa…

Consumer Marketing

In the race to have the best website with the most trafficked marketing channels and the best ROI, many businesses forget what is ultimately at the heart of their business - the consumer.  Keeping the consumer at the center of the marketing strategy with smart consumer marketing can ultimately help drive business.  The consumer's persona, journey and experience should be what influences a business' marketing efforts.

One way to master consumer marketing is through context. This comes down to knowing and understanding a buyer at any point in the sales cycle - the who, what, where, when and why the consumer wants to purchase.  Zero Moment marketing focuses on delivering a business' message to a shopper when they are ready to buy with the appropriate messaging.

Another oft-misunderstood way to get Zero Moment customers via consumer marketing is through engaging content.  The context mentioned above is what should influence this content so that clients are seeing the correct message at the correct time for maximum impact.

An aligned set of data-driven messages gathered through well-designed technology that connects across a business' whole organization can ultimately stop any confusing mixed messages that can arise from multi-channel consumer marketing.  An enterprise has to, in a way, behave as the customer might expect them to and deliver a consistent experience that goes with both the consumer experience and the business' messaging.

Finally, making something easy to buy seems like a no-brainer.  But in industries such as automotive, it becomes tough to convince a shopper with a preconceived notion about the buying process that the experience will be better than what they expect.  If a business can anticipate a buyer's needs and make it easy and fast to purchase, convenience will ultimately win over a new client.

There are a number of ways to market, but ultimately putting the consumer at the center of the marketing will be what drives results and loyalty from shoppers.  What are some ways you all can think of to help put customers at the center of marketing efforts?

Angie Phares
Social media for sure because people love using social media! I know I do :) By engaging with them and allowing them to engage with you in these types of forums, you give them the feeling of knowing your business & it's employees on a more personal level. Your business becomes more relatable & human and less cold & corporate.

 Unlock all of the community & features  Join Now