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Click-to-Call [Infographic]

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  Most dealers understand the importance of making it easy for customers and prospects to find contact information. Websites often have prominent &…

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Car dealers have a terrible reputation. It's such a negative experience for so many that people are electing to make a major purchase like a vehicle fr…

The Biggest Mistake Dealers Make When It Comes to Customer Retention

The Biggest Mistake Dealers Make When It Comes to Customer Retention

Jim Roche is the Divisional VP of Marketing & Managed Services at Xtime. We asked him to tell us the biggest mistake he sees dealers making today when …

Is 2018 the Year of Customer Convenience?

Is 2018 the Year of Customer Convenience?

It seems that every year has a theme attached to it in terms of where dealerships’ focus will be. Which themes or buzzwords will dominate 2018? We…

Upcoming Webinar: Show with Your Showroom, Sell with Your Website

Upcoming Webinar: Show with Your Showroom, Sell with Your Website

Today's customers walk into your showroom better-informed than ever before. Because they've done their research ahead of time, 89% walk into t…

Automotive Advertising Should be as Close to Perfect as Possible

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It really should go without saying, but we've seen so many of low effort attempts at advertising over the last few months that it became necessary to bring the topic up. Your advertising should be amazing every time.

We've seen poor creative being passed off as banner ads, poor-quality ads being posted to YouTube and even broadcast on television, and weak messages being sent out through direct mail, social media, and other places. It didn't used to be like this, but as the automotive ad agency world gets saturated, the quality level seems to be dropping.

You're paying your ad agency good money and they need to put forth their full effort on every single piece of advertising you do. From the dealership's perspective, you need to expect more and demand as near to perfection as possible. There is no room for thoughts like, "It's not the best but let's run with it this month."

That's not how successful dealers do it. They never mail it in. They make certain that the quality level is exactly where it needs to be, that the creative is perfect, and that every aspect of the ad is as good as it can possibly be.

Your advertising should be a masterpiece every time, especially if you're working with an ad agency. It's their job. There's a reason that the cars on your showroom are shiny, why you won't let fingerprints linger on the windows, and why it should be sitting at the perfect angle. It's that type of attention to detail that separates the best from the rest in our industry and your ad agency should not be allowed to offer anything less.

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