Marketing expert Phil Sura of UnityWorks Media, and three of the most effective dealership leaders in the country, Wayne Ussery, Internet Director for the Jim Ellis Group, Lonnie Decker, chief marketing officer for The Auto Gallery, Potamkin Automotive Group, and Kevin Mize, dealer principal for O’Hare Honda and O’Hare Hyundai, are sharing their expertise with automotive dealers and managers.
As Internet sales and marketing directors, Ussery and Decker do a tremendous job driving unique visitors/visits and conversion rates, selling units and making their dealer groups some the highest performers in the country.
Mize saw the importance of transforming his operation to a digital focused dealership out of necessity as his dealerships are not located on an automotive row. Mize believes that the Internet and a strong digital focus are a requirement for success.
You will have an opportunity to take away specific concepts that can be implemented at your dealership that will help you to drive stronger results! Phil Sura and these dealership leaders are sharing their expertise with you.
What will you learn and what action items will you take back to the dealership?
1. Learn how to drive unique visitor count to the website.
2. Learn how to drive visibility with both organic and SEM focuses. What focus does mobile play?
3. Learn how to leverage video to drive website conversion and organic search results.
4. Learn about processes to get the entire sales team involved with embracing the digital space.
Phil Sura started the automotive division of UnityWorks Media, a web video company supporting over 1,500 automotive dealers. UnityWorks Media is recognized as the video pioneer in the automotive space. Sura previously worked as a general manager for one of the top 100 Ford dealerships and spent 13 years with Pat Ryan and Associates. Sura has been a regular contributor to Digital Dealer magazine and always receives top scores when he speaks at Digital Dealer Conferences. His Best of the Best panel discussions provide a chance for the audience to hear from some of the top producers in the nation.
Lonnie Decker is the chief marketing officer for The Auto Gallery, Potamkin Automotive Group, selling Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Porsche and Audi in Los Angeles. Decker is also the general manager for the Lamborghini operation, which allows him to test digital concepts at one location before rolling them out across all dealerships. He started his career selling cars and has also worked for Mercedes Benz Corporate. In his current position, Decker’s focused approach has accomplished the following: monthly unique visitors went from 9,000 to 60,000, profits doubled and sales increased 150 percent.
Kevin Mize is the dealer principal for O’Hare Honda and O’Hare Hyundai. He is the Past Chairman of the Chicago auto trade association and currently serves on the ebusiness subcommittee for Acura and Honda, which focuses identifying e-commerce initiatives that are producing results. Mize has embraced digital technology by using traditional media (radio) to drive customers to his website and leverages video to drive both organic searches with Google and website conversion. He thrives on testing the newest ideas from a digital perspective to see which ones produce great results and his team does a great job of vetting new concepts, calling for references and tracking results. Mize doesn’t rely on anyone to figure out the Internet – he’s a student of it!
Wayne Ussery started the Internet team for the Jim Ellis Group 14 years ago. Since that time they have moved from zero to over 675 Internet sales monthly. Ussery accomplished this by driving 100,000 unique visitors to the website each month while managing SEO. He is very progressive with utilizing video applications to drive organic search and website conversion. Ussery does a tremendous job tracking metrics so that he can evaluate which initiatives are producing results. The Jim Ellis Group is recognized as one of the strongest e-commerce dealer groups in the nation.
We’re building out the agenda, selecting speakers and topics for more than 100 sessions that are laser-focused on all things digital.
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