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Paul Potratz
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Does Your Brand Have Standards?

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 11:37am 0 Comments

What Makes You Unique?

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:09pm 0 Comments

Is Direct Mail Relevant?

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:39pm 0 Comments

You're Being Watched

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:35am 0 Comments

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Does Your Brand Have Standards?

Whether your business is up-and-coming or well established, there are still certain rules every brand needs to follow in order to achieve peak brand recognition and identity. But creating a brand identity can be difficult if you don't maintain a certain level of standards across all of your channels. On this episode of the Hard Facts, learn how to increase your brand recognition by…See More
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What Makes You Unique?

Does your brand have a unique image, or are you forced to market by price in order to compete with other dealerships? Advertising by price will get people in the door, but it can't be sustained over time if you ever expect to increase profits.I explain how you can use video to establish a creative image for your brand on this week's Think Tank Tuesday!See More
Sep 16
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Is Direct Mail Relevant?

Direct Mail Is Alive And WellWhen used correctly, direct mail has the ability to double response rates among shoppers. It has withstood the test of time and is an effective marketing tool in delivering targeted, personalized messages to specific audiences. Samantha explains some of the benefits of using direct marketing for your sales strategies on this episode of Hard Facts!See More
Sep 12
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How to Make Your Sales Staff More Efficient

What if you could have a one-on-one relationship with every single lead on your website? Imagine being able to understand every potential customer's wants and needs without endless hours of work. Have your sales staff spend time on valuable leads instead of wasting hours chasing after people who aren't interested. All of this is made possible with a smart technology that streamlines the entire sales process. I explain this technology and the potential it has for your brand and your sales team…See More
Sep 10
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You're Being Watched

Your potential shoppers are watching video to influence their buying decisions. Studies show that 1 in 4 people are watching at least one hour of video about products they are interested in. If you aren't already using video to increase your business, then you're missing out on potential leads. On this episode of Hard Facts, Samantha discusses how you can use video to drive and nurture leads.See More
Sep 5
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Am I Doing This Right?

Like most people, you've seen your fair share of video testimonials. But what separates the good ones from the bad ones? Most people aren't aware of some basic practices that can make your video testimonial look professional instead of cheesy. Stefanie and I give simple advice that you can use for your video testimonials on this week's episode of Think Tank Tuesday.See More
Sep 2
Jeff Glackin commented on Paul Potratz's blog post What's More Important Than Open Rates?
"How true. I recently did my own email to a small group of 130 people. I got a 48% open rate but very little action or response. Its definitely an art. I'm obviously no Picasso "
Sep 1
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What's More Important Than Open Rates?

Your emails have high open rates. But is it the most telling measurement of your email performance? It's time you broke away from the old industry standards and started considering what's really important.On this episode of Hard Facts, Samantha explains how you should be measuring the success of your emails.See More
Aug 29
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It's Time to Pop the Question

You could have the most talented team on paper, but how can you know they're the right fit? Many businesses struggle with this issue when hiring new team members and promoting current employees. There's one question you may need to ask your team: "Are you committed?” On this episode of Think Tank Tuesday, I explain why. See More
Aug 26
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Where are they coming from?

Facebook just added new advertising features for businesses looking for more return on their investment. The new features allow for improved lead attribution and device reporting.  What does this mean for your brand? Samantha explains how you can use these new features for your Facebook advertising!See More
Aug 22
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Are You Ahead of The Curve?

Chances are you've heard of digital marketing. You may use it in your current marketing strategy. But are you really ahead of the curve? Is your dealership actively engaging shoppers who have visited your website? There's a cutting-edge tool now available to change the way your brand does business online. On this week's Think Tank Tuesday, I explain this new technology and how you can use it to engage with…See More
Aug 19
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Do you have distracted shoppers?

Are your shoppers spending more time on their phones than with your sales team? Studies show that 63% of shoppers are actively searching for other dealerships while they're in your showroom. How can you compete with other dealerships on that mobile device? Samantha discusses some strategies you can implement to make your dealership more mobile friendly.See More
Aug 15
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Aug 13
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Make Your Recalls Work For You

Lately, vehicle recalls have been a major issue for manufacturers. That doesn't mean it has to be a major issue for your dealership. When a recall occurs, there are several ways your dealership can become a resource. They can also be a great way to generate potential new leads. On this episode of Hard Facts, Samantha discusses some ways you can use vehicle recalls to your advantage.  See More
Aug 8
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Finally, Something Worth Watching

Do you remember the last time you were excited to watch a commercial on television? If you're like most people, that probably never happens. Over 50% of new automotive shoppers are more likely to watch your commercials when you use this tactic. What tactic? Tune in to this week's Think Tank Tuesday, and I'll explain what it is and how you can get your commercials in front of the…See More
Aug 5

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REQUIRED: Auto Industry Business Segment or Affiliation (check all that apply):
Dealership Marketing Professional - Tier 3, OEM Marketing Professional - Tier 1, Dealer Advertising Association - Tier 2, Advertising Agency, Marketing Services Provider, Consultant, Technology Professional, Fixed Operations Professional, Dealership Solution Provider
REQUIRED: Your Business Phone Number
518-478-2039
REQUIRED: YOUR Business Website URL (ie; www.CourtesyChev.com)
http://exclusivelyautomotive.com
YOUR Email address for business contacts
paul@ppadv.com
Your Mobile Phone Number, Direct Business Line or Alternate Number
518-788-4724
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-Acura..., -Audi..., -BMW..., -Buick..., -Cadillac..., -Chevrolet..., -Chrysler..., -Dodge..., -Ford..., -GMC..., -Honda..., -Hummer..., -Hyundai..., -Infiniti..., -Jaguar..., -Jeep..., -Kia..., -Land Rover..., -Lexus..., -Lincoln..., -Lotus..., -Mazda..., -Mercedes-Benz..., -Mercury..., -MINI..., -Mitsubishi..., -Nissan..., -Pontiac..., -Porsche..., -Saab..., -Saturn..., -Scion..., -Smart..., -Subaru..., -Suzuki..., -Toyota..., -Used Cars..., -Used Trucks..., -Volkswagen..., -Volvo...
ADM is a Professional Network, describe YOUR Value Proposition... "Why should anyone do business with you?"
I grew up in the Automotive Retail business as my Dad was a Chevrolet Dealer and have spent my entire adult career in the automotive sector from fixed operations, sales and management to marketing, Public Relations, New Media Technology and Social and Behavioral Marketing.
My firm POTRATZ has some of the best talent in the country to ensure our dealers reach new levels of profits through one integrated approach to advertising and marketing. We combine traditional and new media advertising to accomplish the goals at a much lower cost per sale in the front end and backend. Our dealers are our best story tellers of how we are different than any other firm in the country.
See what they have to say and then let's talk
http://exclusivelyautomotive.com/testimonials/
What will YOU contribute to the ADM Community?
I have been in the automotive business my entire life and what drives me is the challenge to be do more, learn more, be an problem solver for our dealers, and provide solutions for our dealers to surpass all goals. I am not as concerned with how our dealers perform compared to other local dealers but how our dealers over perform on a national level.
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Social Media, Network or UGC site you recommend (ie; www.AutomotiveSocial.com)
http://exclusivelyautomotive.com/blog
INVENTORY MERCHANDISING or listing site you recommend (ie; www.Cars.com)
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DEALER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DMS) You use
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Used Car Inventory Management Solutions You Use
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At 8:43am on December 7, 2010, Donna Barradale said…
Hi Paul, thanks for the note!
At 6:41am on October 27, 2010, Ray Lovett said…
Welcome aboard Paul! I am glad to have you as a friend! I am at your service at Daniels Long Chevrolet in Colorado Springs. Check us out on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/DANIELS-LONG-CHEVROLET/131059406935142?v=wall
 
 
 

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