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7 Ways Dealerships Can Drive Sales Online

  1. Facebook Marketing
    Facebook is still one of the most widely used social media platforms – and for very good reason. You can target your consumers with tailored ads, links to your website, and sponsored content. For car dealerships, this could create a broader network of customers thanks to your existing client base sharing, liking and commenting on your content.
  2. Twitter Updates
    Unlike Facebook that relies on longer, more detailed posts to drive traffic, Twitter is a one-stop news and events platform that keeps your audience updated on your sales, events and news. Have a vehicle auction coming up? Tweet about it! More often than not, your audience will remember those short bits of information instead of simply scrolling past.
  3. The Power of Instagram
    Instagram might just be the best platform to target new and young drivers. You can create a narrative for your brand that’s transparent, engaging and customer-centric. While you might not sell thousands of cars through Instagram, you can build a reliable and interested audience that’s more likely to come to your dealership than your competitors’.
  4. YouTube Videos
    Video marketing has and always will be a highly effective way of getting your brand’s message across. This is because it doesn’t require your readers or followers to focus for extended periods of time. A vehicle review of a new model could make an incredible impact on a customer that isn’t quite sure about your brand yet. Having high-quality videos and content shows that you not only care about vehicle sales, but you also care about keeping your clients and followers engaged and informed.
  5. Use High-Quality Imagery
    Nothing puts a potential customer off faster than low-quality and shoddy photography. You could have fantastic products and customer services, but if the photos you show on your website or social media aren’t up to par, you could be losing out on dozens of potential buyers. Remember, for many of these customers, your online presence is the only interaction that they’ve had with you.
  6. Create a Dialogue with Your Clients
    Allow your customers to not only read or view your content but also interact and engage with it. They should be able to share, review, and critique the content that you share. This lets them know that you’re not simply pushing a product, but actually opening the door for feedback and conversation between you and your valued customers.
  7. Take Reviews to Heart
    People care about what others think. Word of mouse could make or break your brand. Positive reviews from customers create a sense of authority and trust, whereas negative reviews could turn away the majority of your business. Even negative publicity could be valuable if you can show that you’re willing to resolve issues, apologise or rectify any problems you encounter.

If you want to find out more about how you can market your dealership online, feel free to reach out to us at Mobility-Online or Silver Fox Digital Disrupt. We look forward to working with you.

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New cars coming to South Africa in 2020

This year, you can expect even more incredible vehicle releases than last year. Here is a list of new vehicle models, face-lifts and variants coming out in 2020. Germany seems to be leading the way with Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW all releasing new vehicles this year. Here are some of the releases you can look forward to in 2020:

Golf 8
You can expect to see the Golf 8 in the fourth quarter of 2020 and its teched out! Its interior emphasises the ease and style of intuitive operation. The sporty and powerful Golf 8 is the first derivative introduced in South Africa and is expected to be sold with DSG transmission.
Renault Clio
The all-new Clio 5 has an E-Tech hybrid engine and arrives in South Africa in April 2020.
Toyota Corolla
Compared to previous models, the new Corolla sedan is the most stylish. It’s also a best-seller in the South African market. The Quest is also making headlines thanks to providing drivers and passengers with a comfortable, practical and stylish driving experience.
The Toyota Corolla Quest is expected in the first quarter, while the Toyota Corolla Sedan is expected in Q2.
Mini Cooper SE
The MINI Cooper SE is an all-electric version of the iconic Cooper and will reach South Africa in the second quarter of 2020. Despite its lower than average driving range compared to other electric cars, it still packs a punch and is luxuriously comfortable.

Jaguar Land Rover
The new Land Rover Defender will arrive in South Africa in the second quarter of 2020. The new Defender will come with greater capabilities than any other Land Rover before it.

Porsche Taycan
The Taycan is an all-electric car expected to arrive in South Africa in the second half of 2020. It was named by combining two Turkish terms that roughly translate to “soul of a spirited young horse.”

GLS Maybach
The Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC, according to Mercedes-Benz, will showcase an all new level of SUV luxury in its segment.
“It extends the portfolio of the Mercedes-Maybach brand by combining the body design and technical basis of the GLS with the luxury of a top-class saloon car.”

Audi e-Tron
The Audi e-Tron, a battery-powered crossover, will also be released in the fourth quarter of 2020. This fully-electric, mid-size luxury crossover SUV was released as a concept car at the 2015 Frankfurt Motorshow.