Automotive dealers around the Valley adjusting their business practices during the coronavirus pandemic can join several webinars this week intended to help them shift their strategy under new conditions brought on by measures to stop the spread of the virus.
The webinars — made available through a partnership of General Motors, Automotive News and Scottsdale-based Digital Air Strike — will cover tactics on social distancing, technology and ways for dealerships to offer services at a distance through no-contact contracting, at home test drives, concierge delivery for service and more.
Sessions will focus on immediate actions as well as opportunities to take steps to address future growth and demand, according to an announcement.
The webinars will be led by Alexi Venneri, Digital Air Strike’s cofounder and CEO, at the following times:
- March 24 at 11 a.m.: “Help Your Dealership Thrive During Covid-19” in partnership with Automotive News, co-moderated by Dave Versical, chief of Editorial Operations for Automotive News Group. Reserve your spot here.
- March 26 and April 7 at 10 a.m.: “Top Tips for GM Dealers to Thrive During Covid-19” in partnership with General Motors. Reserve your spot here.
- Daily: Digital Air Strike is providing helpful tips on how to use video, artificial intelligence and social media to communicate with customers online and sell more in an easy-to-consume webinar format. View the schedule and reserve your spot here.
“As people are being directed to practice social distancing, and even if physical retail locations need to close, dealerships still have essential services such as vehicle repairs, they can offer,” Venneri said in a statement. “They are also presented with a great opportunity to do things differently and embrace technology.”
Digital Air Strike is a social media and consumer engagement company helping businesses increase consumer response and engagement in digital and social media environments.