The world is changing rapidly. The influence of social media on everyday purchases cannot be ignored.
Research has shown that social media website developers have a critical role in deciding which car dealership clients visit, and ultimately their clients’ purchase. The report of the 2014 CNO Council revealed closely related results.
This means that for a car dealership to succeed in this social media age, it must invest in a trustworthy social network development company and apply its strategies. Here are 7 essential social strategies that car dealerships can benefit from:
Strategy 1: Target Facebook Consumers
One way to do this is by creating a branding video. Facebook makes it simple to bring awareness to local brands.
The branding video should be professionally made, informative about your car dealership, and creative to attract viewers. You can choose to commit to the campaign for a year and change the creative direction every three months.
The best branding videos target:
- The people in the city
- A link to your website
- The “Reach” campaign type
- Ages 20-65+
Strategy 2: Use Real Customers For Your Ad
The best advantage of this strategy is engagement. Ask customers if they would like to be featured in a promotion ad. It reduces costs for you, and it makes your customers feel valued and excited.
Real testimonials attract people on social media. It is relatable. You can get your customers to:
- Answer real questions about what they love the most about your dealership
- Film test drives, and getting service at your dealership
- Post funny, real, behind-the-scenes clips
Strategy 3: Get Active On LinkedIn
LinkedIn has many professionals. It is a more effective strategy for real sales, especially for luxury vehicles.
The secret to LinkedIn is to grow your network. Get an effective social media development company to help you grow your network and target the right audiences. Join a group. Contribute to conversations. Create ads on platforms.
Your ad featured on LinkedIn should be concise, high quality, and the prices should be featured as cost per click.
Strategy 4: Improve Your SEO
Improving your SEO increases your search presence online. It is closely related to your social media presence. The higher your domain authority and SEO score, the more effective your social platforms will be.
Remember to create unique and professional content to increase your SEO score and the traffic on your website.
Strategy 5: Cohesive Ads Across Social Media Channels
Consider every social media platform for your ads. Then, create cohesive ads for all social media platforms. Your message should stay essentially the same. This contributes to cohesiveness.
Consider what you want your car dealership ad to portray, and use the same marketing idea across platforms.
Focus on display advertising, social media marketing paid social and paid search ads.
Strategy 6: Create A YouTube Channel
There are almost 5 billion videos viewed daily on YouTube. Customers go to YouTube for more information on the car features, available colors, safety equipment, test drives, caring for the vehicles, financing options, etc.
There is so much content to add to a YouTube channel. You can do a run-through of various departments in the dealership and daily interactions with customers.
Keep videos short, informative, and engaging. The more informative your videos are, the more trustworthy your dealership will be perceived to be.
Strategy 7: Explore Two Way Conversation
Remember to interact with your viewers. A very easy way to lose customers is to take one week to respond to interactions. Thank people who share your videos, respond to tweets, answer questions, apologize politely to complaints.
Consumers like to be acknowledged and responded to. Monitor all interactions closely and continuously so as not to lose valuable sales opportunities.
Encourage honest reviews from your customers, and publicly respond positively to the reviews you receive.
Social media can dramatically grow your car dealership, but you must be fully committed to the process. As more people follow your brand, you must increase brand visibility and maintain close customer interactions.