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social media ads.....what works?

social media ads.....what works?

 Lets talk a little about social media. The dealership that I have worked at has always focused on Facebook in this area. We would do a dail…

3 Proven Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

3 Proven Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

One of the most important things that small businesses need is a marketing strategy that is affordable and produces a high return on investment. There are …

Be More Than A Salesperson

Be More Than A Salesperson

Ease the anxiety and create an experience that is stress-free, encouraging and hopefully ends with sending them home in a new set of wheels. Leverage the …

Car Sales Advice For New Salespeople

Car Sales Advice For New Salespeople

When I started selling cars five and a half years ago there were 3 pieces of advice given to me that have helped me succeed in this business. I want to sha…

5 Avoidable Ways that Car Dealerships Can Reduce Staff or Customer Injuries and Liability

5 Avoidable Ways that Car Dealerships Can Reduce Staff or Customer Injuries and Liability

The National Automotive Dealer Association (NADA) data for 2016, revealed that there are 16,708 franchised dealerships in the United States, who sold a rec…

Using Facebook as a CRM for Auto Dealers

Using Facebook as a CRM for Automotive Sales

Facebook is an intelligent Customer Relations Management Tool for auto dealers, allowing you to group your friends into lists. Automotive Sales Professionals can use Friend Lists to manage their relationships with past customers as well as potential leads.

Facebook allows a more personal level of marketing than email or direct mail while still letting you potentially reach thousands of people in your market. You can divide your friends into lists, such as leads and past customers, broken down by brands or models. The more specific the categories, the better you can microtarget each group with a fine-tuned message. For example, one list could include Customers that have Purchased the 2011 Ford Fiesta, and another, leads interested in the 2011 Ford Fiesta.

Once you have these lists set up, you can add all new friends to the proper list going forward. Successful automotive sales requires reaching people where they are. Right now, people are on Facebook constantly, and your sales department can build relationships and send messages to keep in contact. Ultimately, an organized social media campaign yields more leads and more sales for your dealership.

For a detailed walkthrough of using Facebook as a CRM, click here to watch our tutorial video! Also see this Think Tank Tuesday episode about using Facebook as a CRM.

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