New Data Shines Light on SMS Marketing Best Practices

Amidst quarantine-induced Netflix binges and the rising infamy of Tik-Tok, studies are reporting a 14% increase in mobile usage by consumers. Marketing gurus often state to “meet your customers where they are.” During a Covid-19 lockdown, Friendemic encourages dealers to meet them metaphorically with the help of 1:1 video, website chat and SMS marketing. Recently,…

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Friendemic Study: 4 and 5 Star Dealer Reviews Have Accelerated In Last Two Years

SALT LAKE CITY – UT – November 3, 2020 – Friendemic, providers of the only onlinereputation solution built specifically for the needs of the automotive industry recently shared that it is seeing a growing trend in positive reviews of franchise car dealerships over the past twoand a half years.  Friendemic analyzed over 4.2 million franchise…

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Do Consumers Really Dislike the Dealership Experience?

The dealership experience as explained by critics and industry outsiders (and sometimes even insiders) portrays automotive retailers as questionable in their intentions and the dealership experience worse than going to the dentist. Just last month, Vroom launched a commercial typifying a dealership visit like a trip to the circus, with car salespeople depicted as clowns.…

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Friendemic Announces Integration with CARFAX, Helping Dealers Respond to the Growing Number of Sales and Service Reviews on CARFAX Properties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY – UT – September 14th, 2020 – Friendemic, providers of the only online reputation solution built specifically for the needs of the automotive industry, recently announced they have integrated CARFAX reviews into their industry leading Reputation Accelerator solution.  The integration of CARFAX reviews will make it even easier for…

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Seasoned Automotive Executive Denise Chudy Joins Friendemic as Chief Growth Officer and Board Member

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Seasoned Automotive Executive Denise Chudy Joins Friendemic as Chief Growth Officer and Board Member SALT LAKE CITY – UT – July 22, 2020 – Friendemic, providers of the only online reputation solution built specifically for the needs of the automotive industry, is thrilled to announce that industry veteran Denise Chudy has joined…

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Not Advertising on Facebook? Here Are Some Alternatives

Many dealerships have reduced or stopped advertising on Facebook during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now, several big-name brands, including Ford Motor Co., Volkswagen, Honda Motor Co.’s U.S. division, and more are boycotting Facebook as part of the #StopHateForProfit campaign, and some dealerships may consider following suit. If you have reduced your Facebook advertising spend, you…

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Friendemic Advertising Updates May 2020

Friendemic is proud to announce its upcoming partnership with industry leader, Force Marketing. Force Marketing is one of the nation’s leading providers of technology-enabled, data-driven multi-channel marketing services for automotive clients. As of June 1st, 2020, Friendemic will be transitioning its managed online advertising services to Force Marketing. This transition follows a long-standing partnership between…

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