We all know that just having a website, no matter how great, is not enough to make sales in the automotive industry. LEARN MORE
This is just a short rant, but I see this all the time. If you go to a dealer's website, and look at the "Meet our Staff" page you might see something like this: A single name and phone number, and possibly an email address, with a big black silhouette where a photo should be. Sometimes there will be just a single person as a contact, sometimes you can see multiple black silhouettes filling the page. How have you not gotten around to adding a photos yet? My guess is that some dealers do not think that is important. I think this sets the stage for how you view digital marketing. One of the ground rules to succeed in digital marketing, is to treat digital customers the same as "real world" customers. Don't give them less service, don't wait to respond to them, or treat them as any less important than customers who stop into your dealership. Having photos on your website is part of this as well. It is hard enough to establish a personal connection with someone by email or text, but please, at least put a face to go with the name. How much nicer is it for a customer to walk into a dealership, and see that same friendly face they have been talking to online? This is an easy fix too. You don't need to hire a professional photographer, your iPhone will do if that is all you have. Find a light wall in the dealership, where you have good lighting (no shadows on faces) and shoot the photos. At the very least you should have photos of Sales and Service Managers, sales people, and other customer facing employees. I think it would be challenging to market your dealership as "friendly" or "personal" if the only images of your team are faceless black shapes.