Marketing using consumer data can be valuable for dealerships. Following up with vehicle buyers on routine maintenance, notifying customers of finance specials, and post-sale benefits are all ways dealerships use consumer data. When done properly, marketing with consumer data leads to more sales and increased customer retention.

APC, the leading database marketer for Vehicle Services Contracts (VSC) in the Automotive Industry announced it has achieved SOC 2 Type II certification, the gold standard for data security and compliance.

With a whopping 78% of car shoppers turning to third-party online websites to begin their vehicle purchasing journey, dealerships need to try and combat this by attracting those buyers into their showrooms.

The competition for customers between automotive dealerships is fierce. Consumers are more involved than ever before in purchasing processes and are easily able to compare dealerships to find the best fit. With access to the internet for online research, recommendations, dealership comparison, and even vehicle purchases, customers can change dealerships easily, and dealers are feeling the pressure of learning how to keep customers returning to their store.

If you’re an agent working with automotive dealerships, you already know that ensuring customer satisfaction and retention while boosting revenue is a challenge that dealership principals face on a daily basis.

We’ve all had our phone ring and look at the number on the screen, only to realize it’s a spam call. Effective communication is integral to the success of any marketing campaign. In a world where a consumer is spammed, how do legitimate offers and communications from businesses stand out?

In today’s world, digital marketing ads dominate. Most of us can’t turn on our phone or desktop browser without seeing a myriad of notifications and ads for a product or service. Many businesses are under the impression that digital marketing is more effective due to the level of saturation we see every day on our devices. However, the exact opposite is true: direct mail is still the top performing marketing method.