Proof in the Percentages: GM SFE Reputation Case Study

Dealership Reputation Case Study

The need for dealership reputation management is undeniable. It is a crucial part of the customer service process that helps bring back current customers, and gives prospects a favorable first impression of your dealership.

OEMs know the importance of reputation management and how dealer reputations reflect on their brands. Several, including GM, now make reputation management a requirement for certain co-op and bonus program eligibility.

As a provider in the GM SFE Reputation Management Program, Naked Lime accepts responsibility for providing a good return on investment for the dealers who have chosen to work with us.

To illustrate this, we analyzed year-over-year data for dealerships new to Naked Lime to see how their reputation metrics were impacted by our services.

Naked Lime offers two service levels for GM SFE Reputation Management. We measured the review activity across the four main review sites for dealers in each program level.

The Identify package is a dealer-managed monitoring tool designed to meet basic program requirements. It helps dealers monitor review sites, forums, blogs and social sites and gives daily feedback. It also publishes customer-approved survey results to the dealer’s website.

Identify Results:

Naked Lime Identify Reputation Package Results

The Fortify package takes the service a step further by providing a dedicated reputation specialist to handle all activities. The specialist investigates negative reviews, writes and posts personalized responses to all reviews with approval, and pushes on-site reviews to dealership social media.

Fortify Results:

Naked Lime Fortify Package Reputation Results

With Fortify, we also measured the rate at which dealerships responded to customer reviews. Using our dedicated specialists to respond to review activity, Google, Yelp, and Facebook responses all increased by well over 100%.

Naked Lime Reputation Response Results

Dealers saw increased review activity using the base level Identify package from Naked Lime. However, customers expect two-way communication as part of good online customer service. Using a specialist to respond to reviews and communicate with customers, as provided in the Fortify package, produces better results and stronger benefits than monitoring alone.

To start reaping the retention and acquisition benefits of an improved dealership reputation, call 855.NKD.LIME or email today.