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Combining Online & Offline Data in Automotive – Part Three

In the past two posts I explored the topic of automotive companies merging online and offline data to build better customer profiles and better understand their consumer base. In the first post, I discussed the data landscape in automotive and the overall need to combine online and offline data. In the second post, I focused […]

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Combining Online & Offline Data in Automotive – Part Two

In a previous blog post, I discussed the need and importance of combining online and offline data in the automotive industry. Now, in part two of this blog series, I will discuss some of the basic tools needed for combining online and offline data, as well as give some high-level examples of the types of […]

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Combining Online and Offline Data in Automotive – Part One

As technology advances, new ways to gather customer data and new ways to use that data in marketing and customer outreach have emerged. This has created a new need for many companies in various industries. The need to combine offline data with online data in accurate and intelligent ways, allowing the organization to gather more […]

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Address Data Privacy Challenges and What Future Laws to Expect

Previously, I discussed the compliance hurdles that will come with the California Consumer Privacy Act. This final blog of the series addresses data privacy challenges and highlights a few future laws that will be enacted soon. In order to overcome these data privacy challenges, you can implement automated data scanning/discovery and correction tools, or data […]

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Compliance Hurdles You Can Expect With the CCPA

My last blog introduced the CCPA and discussed how it will impact automotive companies. This blog examines compliance hurdles that will come with the California Consumer Privacy Act. The vast majority of the issues that you will face when working towards CCPA compliance are technical ones. You will need to create a “compliance portal” to […]

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[Perspective] California Consumer Privacy Act’s Impact on Automakers

Data privacy laws, specifically the California Consumer Privacy Act, continue to be a hot topic of discussion across industries. The automotive industry is no exception. As original equipment manufacturers (OEM) improve their ability to collect, house, and make sense of customer data, they must also improve their ability to adhere to laws and regulations. As […]

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Will Ecommerce Guide the Future to Direct-to-Consumer Sales?

Previously, I examined eCommerce functionality in the automotive industry and the benefits of a direct-to-consumer sales model. This blog follows up and discusses how to find a reliable technology partner, functionality aspects, and aspects of this new direct-to-customer sales method. Finding a technology partner that specializes in digital transformation is key. That doesn’t simply mean […]

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[Perspective] Is eCommerce the Future of Auto Sales?

Since 1898, the automotive industry has largely relied on the dealership network approach to sell its products. However, the concept of a direct-to-consumer sales model has become a bigger topic of conversation lately. The majority of the discussion hasn’t been about automotive companies opening physical locations or stores of their own to replace the dealerships, […]

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Drive More Business with Video Advertising in Automotive Part 2

One of the fastest-growing digital advertising tactics in the automotive industry is video advertising as dealers begin to see the value of the medium, while others are simply getting on board because they see their competitors doing it. Keeping up with competitors is never a bad thing, but you should always take the time to […]

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Drive More Business with Video Advertising in Automotive

One of the fastest-growing digital advertising tactics in the automotive industry is video advertising as dealers begin to see the value of the medium, while others are simply getting on board because they see their competitors doing it. Keeping up with competitors is never a bad thing, but you should always take the time to […]

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How Auto Dealers Should be Using Third Party Websites

As auto dealers increase their interest, knowledge, and investment in various digital marketing tactics, the discussion on how to best utilize third party auto sites is growing. If you are asking yourself, “what exactly is a third party auto site?”, no worries, let me take my best attempt at defining it. Third party auto sites […]

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Changing the Perception of Auto Dealers

A big problem in the automotive industry is distrust of auto dealers. This is an issue that is highly discussed but almost never addressed. 87% of Americans dislike car shopping at dealerships. 61% feel they’re taken advantage of while there (Jazel Automotive). I bet this percentage would be even higher if all of these shoppers […]

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Should Auto Dealers Use Chatbots On Their Websites?

The growth of chatbots in the auto industry is undeniable. They have flooded the industry and are being used in multiple ways. Some of the uses are positive and others are negative. One of the negative, and most controversial, ways these chatbots are being used is occurring at the dealership level. Almost every dealer has […]

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Automotive Brands are Digitally Cannibalizing Themselves

Digital marketers, working on behalf of the same brand across all three tiers in the automotive industry, are competing with each other. They are driving up costs for each other and providing inconsistent messaging and pricing to consumers. To give you a specific example, let’s use Paid Search marketing, as this is the marketing channel […]

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Rethinking the Automotive Website

Auto manufacturers need to rethink their entire approach to their websites. The typical content that every OEM displays on their website is getting stale and boring. Yes, you should still have a vehicle details page, and all the shopping tools that go with it, but why not start including different types of content outside of […]

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The Auto Industry is Unique, Marketers Should Take Advantage

Digital marketers in the automotive industry need to take advantage of the uniqueness of the industry. There are two specific factors I want to discuss that make the industry so unique. First, the auto industry is required to report industry-wide sales to the government and the public. Second, its transactions are done entirely in-person rather […]

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Marketing to Millennials in Automotive

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Pew Research Center, millennials are defined as those born between the years of 1981 and 1997. That would make those between the ages of 21 and 38 millennials (up to this point in 2019), for those of you looking around the office wondering […]

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The Role of Automotive OEM Websites: Drive Sales or Leads?

Since the dawn of digital, the consensus has been that the Tier 1 OEM site should drive leads for the dealer group, and the sales conversion should be the responsibility of the dealer. That line of thinking has been accepted as the standard, as the generation of a lead was the furthest down the funnel […]

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Automotive Companies Need to Take Back the Online Shopping Space

Why are automotive companies allowing third-party auto sites to control and dominate the online car shopping process? Next time you are sitting on your couch watching TV or online streaming video, pay attention to the automotive commercials. One thing you may notice is that none of them tell you to go to their website in […]

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Self-Driving Trucks Will Deliver Mail to the Southwest

The United States Postal Service (USPS) looks forward to a two-week trial using self-driving freight carriers supplied by an autonomous trucking firm. As the Old Saying Goes… “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” This is the motto of the USPS. […]

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