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Revving Up Your Auto Shop Marketing with Programmatic Advertising: A People-Based Approach

Posted by Adam Kushner on Wed, Mar 06, 2024 @ 15:03 PM

In geofencing, programmatic, geotargeting, direct mail

Introduction to Programmatic Advertising in Auto Repair Marketing
In the competitive auto repair market, capturing the attention of potential customers at the right time is crucial. Imagine the impact of showcasing your auto shop's ads across every device a potential customer uses, especially after a disappointing dealership or national chain service experience. This level of marketing precision is achievable for your auto repair shop through what's known in the industry as geo-fencing or geo-targeting by leveraging Programmatic advertising. At Business Actualization™, we call it People-Based Marketing.
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Understanding Programmatic Advertising
At its core, Programmatic Advertising represents a shift from traditional, broad-spectrum broadcast marking and direct mail to a targeted, data-driven strategy. Utilizing advanced algorithms and big data, programmatic advertising automates the purchase of digital ads across a vast network of platforms, ensuring your auto shop's ads reach the right audience at the right time and at a fraction of the cost of traditional broadcast marketing or direct mail.

Programmatic advertising comprises over 90% of US digital display advertising. - eMarketer

Comparing Programmatic to Direct Mail
Direct mail has long been a staple in local auto shop marketing, but its effectiveness is waning. The cost-benefit analysis leans heavily in favor of programmatic advertising, not only for its cost efficiency but also for its superior targeting capabilities. While direct mail casts a wide net, programmatic advertising uses precise targeting, reaching potential customers based on their behaviors, interests, and even their likelihood of needing auto repair services. Targeting is not static, limited to targeting households based on income or the types of vehicles owned. It is dynamic, continuously adjusting the audience based on the targeting guidelines.

Platforms for Programmatic Ad Placement
Programmatic ads are not limited to a single network, like Google Ads or Facebook Ads. They span across 350+ ad networks, including but not limited to major sites like CNN, Spotify, and Hulu. This extensive reach ensures that your auto shop's ads can be seen on a variety of platforms, from news sites to streaming services, maximizing visibility.
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Targeting Tactics for Maximum Impact
The targeting capabilities of programmatic advertising are its most significant advantage. Strategies include geofencing competitor locations, targeting households with digital versions of direct mail pieces, recruiting ads targeted at technicians, and B2B marketing for specialized auto services like fleet and diesel truck repair. These tactics ensure that your marketing efforts are seen but seen by the right people.

The Business Actualization Advantage
Choosing the right partner to manage your programmatic advertising campaigns is crucial. Business Actualization offers automotive-specific digital marketing expertise, a custom approach tailored to each client's unique market, and a transparent strategy that demystifies programmatic advertising. Our commitment to clarity and customization sets us apart in the automotive marketing space.

Programmatic advertising represents a significant leap forward for auto shop marketing. By leveraging targeted digital ads, auto repair shops can achieve a level of market penetration and customer engagement previously unattainable through traditional marketing methods like direct mail. With the right strategy and a skilled partner like Business Actualization, your auto shop can not only compete but dominate in today's digital age. Learn more about how Business Actualization™ can help you lift all of your auto shop's marketing.