Reaching Consumers Where They Are — Literally!
Whereas in the past, dealers had to rely mainly on commercials and flashy billboards to entice customers into their stores, today they have the added benefit of being able to reach consumers in real time right when they're in the neighborhood. As consumers continue to spend more and more time on mobile devices, it's important to reach them where they are — not only where they'll be most likely to see your message, but where they'll be the most receptive to respond to it. That means using targeted display to serve ads in social networking apps, Web browsers and other mobile applications to target consumers who are close by your dealership. You can target consumers while they are out car shopping and serve them a deal right when they're in your neighborhood.
Leveraging the Power of Rich Media Display Ads
Aside from looking at where to place your ads, you'll also want to consider the types of ads you place. Rich-media ads featuring video, audio, animation or other interactive elements are a must for reaching consumers. While simple text-based or static image ads can inform consumers about a specific car or promotion, rich-media ads give them the chance to really visualize the promotion in a way that isn't possible with other media. Pre-roll video can also be used in digital marketing for automotive dealerships as a way to attract consumers at the top of the purchase funnel and raise awareness about your brand.
Identifying Customers via Retargeting
If you're looking to attract a specific type of consumer, you may want to consider using retargeting as a powerful tool. By utilizing retargeting, you can identify consumers who are most likely to be receptive to your message, increasing your chances of making a sale. For example, if you're a Honda dealership looking to sell new-model Accords, you can use retargeting to target consumers who have previously visited your website or searched for Honda cars on other websites. Additionally, you can even target people who are searching for comparable vehicles from competitors, such as Camrys or Passats. This approach allows you to zero in on customers who have already shown interest in a product like yours, giving you a better chance of closing the deal.
With CMG Local Solutions, you can take advantage of our expertise in digital marketing to help you make the most of retargeting and other strategies. We can help you create a customized plan that meets your unique needs and goals, so you can reach the right customers at the right time. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you grow your business!