28 May 2018
have been the hot topic in many industries for quite some time now. Everyone in
business seems to be discussing on how best to appeal to them, and the auto
industry is no different.
Auto businesses are rapidly coming up with new ways
to get millennials to buy from them, especially since this group seem to be moving away from buying their own cars and instead choosing to use
cabs, car pooling services, and rentals.
is only the younger lot of millennials who fall into this category. The
older ones have built up sufficient reserves that they indeed use to
purchase new cars. Research has shown that even if many
millennials aren’t buying new cars right now, more than three quarters of them
actually intend to buy one.
Here are some pointers to keep in
mind when marketing auto dealerships to millennials.
Millennials are Technology Dependant
It’s quite well known that millennials use smartphones for navigation to research and everything in between. Mobile
devices aren’t their only gadgets either, a vast section of them use multiple
secondary devices too - these may be smartphones, tablets, or laptops.
Millennials have been known to spend hours on thorough
research before purchasing a new vehicle. This includes large amounts of time
spent in reading online reviews and receiving word of mouth recommendations
from their contacts and over social media.
Since most millennials use their smartphones and other
mobile devices for research, it becomes very crucial that your auto business
runs campaigns designed specifically for mobile. The content published by your
company should look good on a small screen and, for this, it should have
responsive design built into it. Also don’t forget to regularly
keep tabs on your mobile analytics.
Millennials are Image Conscious
Millennials go more by their individual expression than
previous generations. Their taste and style is very important
to them, and apart from that, millennials also want their choices to reflect
their personal beliefs and values. There have been several instances where they
choose items that are more expensive in order to keep up their image, even when
faced with financial constraints.
That's why it makes sense to analyze and predict the
behavior of your website visitors so that you can offer them the exact content that they want to see, and when they want to see it. The basic idea is
that when millennials use your auto dealer website, they should feel
as though they are having a personalized conversation at your dealership.
Provide Valuable Content
While we agree that the offers you provide your
prospective customers are very important, keep in mind that millennials want to
connect with your dealership on a deeper level when researching or purchasing a
vehicle from you.
Publish content that makes the car buying process smoother
and hassle free. Your posts can include explanations of vehicle features,
comparison of different cars, car shopping checklists, information on
financing and so on. Be sure that you include lots of high quality images as
For more information on how to market to millennials and
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