Showing posts from August, 2015

Auto Sales are booming - More advertising coming.

Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 1:15 am Those two sounds—the “ka-ching!” of cash registers and the “vroom!” of new autos being sold—are favorites for radio, and with auto sales hitting record levels, it’s vital for radio to keep a close eye on its No. 1 advertiser, and find the best ways to keep the dealership ad money flowing. Automotive sales will account for $1.75 billion in radio ad spending this year, according to BIA/Kelsey. Estimates from Kelly Blue Book and Edmunds call for monthly new vehicle sales for July to reach 1.47 million units, and an annual adjusted rate of 17.1 million. For July, the eight major manufacturers are expected to show year-to-year gains. Analysts credit a healthier economy and demand for trucks, SUVs and luxury vehicles with fueling the positive gains . Indeed, as the overall economy has improved and unemployment drops, observers say consumers have started to make big-ticket purchases again, including new vehicles. Particularly in an off-election