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Jim Jabaay
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The Unpopular Perspective: Social Media is a Zero-Sum Game for Dealers (but it doesn't have to be)

Sometimes, you just have to call a spade a spade. The promise of automotive social media has been a zero-sum game for the majority of dealers. To get the most out of it, you have to give a lot, whether it's in the form of time, money, or both. This is not the case in most other forms of digital marketing, but social…See More
Mar 13
Alexander Lau commented on Jim Jabaay's blog post Gallery View: How Craigslist Continues to Become More Shopper-Friendly
"Yes sir, I'm using http://www.autofusion.com/car-dealer-craigslist.html (ask for Carl) now, however, Jim's company LotVantage is a good one as well."
Mar 5
Mike Elliott liked Jim Jabaay's blog post Gallery View: How Craigslist Continues to Become More Shopper-Friendly
Feb 21
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Gallery View: How Craigslist Continues to Become More Shopper-Friendly

For over a decade, Craigslist has been one of America's favorite ways to shop for cars. It has the raw subtlety of old newspaper classified ads while maintaining the digital benefits such as keyword searches and dense amounts of information on the vehicle, particularly through images.Now, the platform is gaining even…See More
Feb 19
Jim Jabaay liked Rebecca Kon's blog post Automotive Marketing: How to Win Over Multitasking Shoppers
Feb 19
Jim Jabaay liked James A. Ziegler's discussion CRM DOMINATION IN AUTO RETAILING
Feb 19
Jim Jabaay liked J.D. Rucker's blog post If You Build It, They Won't Come (unless you support it)
Feb 2
Jim Jabaay posted a blog post

Hyper-Local Classifieds: The Most Important Trend in Automotive for 2015

The automotive industry has been abuzz for the last couple of years with the rise of hyper-local marketing. It's a trend that has helped to bolster the importance of search and social, but most 3rd-party sites have had to use filters to localize their listings. That is changing in 2015.Craigslist has always been…See More
Feb 2
Jim Jabaay posted a blog post

Saving Money is Often a Matter of Saving Time

In the car business, we often look to increase sales while decreasing spend. We're a budget-conscious industry, so that normally means spending less money and doing things manually. In many cases, that's fine. In some instances, the money saved by doing things manually actually costs a dealership more in the way of time…See More
Dec 9, 2014
Mark Frost commented on Jim Jabaay's blog post 3 Reasons Dealers Should Post Inventory on Social Media
"The biggest mistake dealers make is not turning inventory into content! Sure, people's primary purpose on social media is not getting ideas for any purchase, but it does happen. On my Newsfeed, I'm shown products and services all of the…"
Nov 6, 2014
Mark Frost liked Jim Jabaay's blog post 3 Reasons Dealers Should Post Inventory on Social Media
Nov 6, 2014
Jim Jabaay posted a blog post

3 Reasons Dealers Should Post Inventory on Social Media

Social media has been a hot topic of discussion for car dealers even before Facebook overtook MySpace. There are plenty of gurus, vendors, experts, and in-store personnel who have different opinions on the topic of posting inventory. To us, the answer is very clear.Studies show that people do not go to social media to search for…See More
Oct 31, 2014
Jim Jabaay liked Jon Lamb's blog post Social Media Didn't Invent Customer Engagement
Aug 19, 2014
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The One Time that it’s Okay to Automate Social Media

When social media started picking up steam in the automotive industry in 2008, the idea was that since more people were getting social and communicating on these public arenas, it would be a great medium through which to get more customers. Fast forward to today and we’ve found that it can be more challenging than…See More
Aug 18, 2014
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The Unpopular Perspective: Social Media is a Zero-Sum Game for Dealers (but it doesn't have to be)

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 9:38am 0 Comments

Sometimes, you just have to call a spade a spade. The promise of automotive social media has been a zero-sum game for the majority of dealers. To get the most out of it, you have to give a lot, whether it's in the form of time, money, or both. This is not the case in most other forms of digital…

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Gallery View: How Craigslist Continues to Become More Shopper-Friendly

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 8:07pm 1 Comment

For over a decade, Craigslist has been one of America's favorite ways to shop for cars. It has the raw subtlety of old newspaper classified ads while maintaining the digital benefits such as keyword searches and dense amounts of information on the vehicle, particularly through images.

Now,…

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Saving Money is Often a Matter of Saving Time

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 10:48pm 0 Comments

In the car business, we often look to increase sales while decreasing spend. We're a budget-conscious industry, so that normally means spending less money and doing things manually. In many cases, that's fine. In some instances, the money saved by doing things manually actually costs a dealership more in…

Continue

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