How to Improve Your Dealership’s Marketing Strategy
- October 9, 2017
- Posted by: Kari Jones
- Category: Tips For Dealers
Having a good marketing strategy is important for the development of any dealership however big or small, but what exactly makes a good strategy? This post should help to answer this question and provide some handy tips that you can apply to your business’s marketing plan.
Keep your Strategy Focused
The car dealership industry is highly competitive and you are bound to want to outperform the leader in the region. However, it is important not to shape your marketing plan too much around what others are doing, as you could lose sight of what truly matters to your business, which is what makes you stand out.
Rather than making sudden changes to your marketing plan in an attempt to compete with other dealerships, it is more beneficial to identify clear targets for your company to work towards until they are achieved.
You may even want to put these targets onto a document that you and your team can constantly refer to, so that you remain focused on your dealership’s goals and values.
Empathy is Key
A key method of improving your strategy is to tailor your marketing to each of your customers on a personal level.
Every vehicle in your showroom will have been designed with a with a specific group of people in mind and you would be missing a trick if you did not target marketing for certain vehicles towards their intended demographic.
There are a lot of things for customers to take into consideration when purchasing a car, and they should be able to find everything they want to know on your website! Empathise with the customer and deliver information that you would want if you were in their position. This provides value to them as well as adding value to your business.
Don’t Make It All About Money
Your marketing strategy should revolve around your company’s purpose. So many businesses’ primary goal is to make money but if money is your focus, this is likely to be reflected when you are dealing with customers.
You must ask yourself the question, ‘What do I want to achieve?’ and hopefully the answer will not just be money related. If you strive to achieve something that you believe in, money is likely to follow.
Reflect and Grow
When you set yourself a goal with a marketing strategy, make sure you see it through. Although it might get tough, do not give up before you have reached your objective, and when you have, reflect upon the experience.
It is important to identify what worked well with your plan and what did not and the reasons for this. This way, when you create a new, updated strategy, you will have a better idea of techniques to change or refine. Remember, failure is par for the course, it only contributes to your development.
Creating a strategy might seem like a lot of effort and sticking to it will be difficult at times, but patience is crucial. Using the tips in this article should help you start to form a clear strategy which will lead you towards your definition of dealership success!
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