Dealer Showroom Presentation

July 29, 2015 / Dealership, Featured, Sales / 0 Comments /
Drone Shoot

Over the past several months we have videotaped over 20 dealerships using a drone – an exceptional way to present a store whether in broadcast or web videos. And one thing has really jumped out after talking with our on-location producers: Keep the SHOW in showroom!

The duration of the drone shoots required being at many dealerships from sunrise to well after closing,  so our crews had interaction with dozens of shoppers and service customers. Whether the customer was waiting for a salesperson or for their vehicle’s service to be completed, they wandered into the showroom to take a look. Yes, kicking tires, opening doors, releasing trunks, getting behind the wheel, touching the dashboard and taking that glance out the rearview mirror. When a salesperson would join these showroom visitors, the conversation was always very relaxed and surprisingly two-way, especially with service customers.

One other note on showroom vehicle display: The brightest colors drew the most curiosity – reds, blues, and yellows. Gotta love the show!

About the author

John Paul Strong: For someone who spends an average of 135 days outside of the office meeting with clients, John Paul Strong remains the driving force behind his Birmingham-based advertising agency, Strong Automotive Merchandising. Strong began his career as a fresh-faced account executive at Martin Advertising. Learning much, but never satisfied, he convinced his father to partner with him in reopening their own advertising agency in 2004, catering exclusively to the automotive industry. The company started strong but humble. The original roster of 10 employees and eight clients has exploded today, growing to 100 full-time employees and more than 220 automotive dealers. And it hasn’t gone without notice. Along the way, Strong Automotive Merchandising has been recognized as a perennial winner in Birmingham’s Best Places to Work contest and as a Top 20 Agency among Google’s National Ad Partners. Yet, Strong still finds time to share what he’s learned along the way. As an avid writer, he has published two books in the Next Day Traffic series, along with more than 1,000 automotive-focused blog posts. He is also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, and his success has been recognized in the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2013 “Top 40 Under 40” feature and the 2017 CEO Awards. The foundation for Strong’s career began at the University of Montevallo where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and advanced public speaking. Always staying ahead of the competition, Strong later went on to study in Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program. Amid all of his endeavors, Strong always makes time for what matters most – his family. He is a proud husband to Amy, and father to Lilly Grace, Anne Charlotte, Hudson, and Ford.


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