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Timmy D. James
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  • Ankeny, IA
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  • Dealer Dimensions
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Don’t Let Your “House Of Cards” Get Knocked Down By Your Competition

“We work too hard to come within arm’s reach of the prize only to have our hands cut off just before we seize it. For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there is but one rule – hunt or be hunted.” – Frank Underwood, as played by Kevin Spacey in the Netflix television series, House of Cards. This quote epitomizes the…See More
Mar 16
Alexander Lau commented on Timmy D. James's blog post Marketing Trends Illustrate the Importance of Video
"Yes, that's why I left WorldDealer for CLC Automotive. Video is their forte.  Give me about a year and watch the major web providers come calling on our Lifestyle Footage. Hey Dealer Inspire, want to license our video footage through a…"
Mar 5
Big Tom LaPointe commented on Timmy D. James's blog post Marketing Trends Illustrate the Importance of Video
"great piece"
Mar 4
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Timmy D. James posted a blog post

Marketing Trends Illustrate the Importance of Video

If you still aren’t sold on the importance of video marketing, it only takes a brief glimpse into recent news to illustrate just how important video is in marketing. There are many news stories relating to acquisitions, statistics and trends, which highlight the increasing importance – and value – that platforms of all kinds are…See More
Feb 24
Ken Kolodziej liked Timmy D. James's blog post The Most Important Metric In Gauging Video ROI
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Timmy D. James's blog post was featured

The Most Important Metric In Gauging Video ROI

The question most pondered by businesses when advertising is perhaps the most important: “What is my ROI?” It doesn’t matter whether we’re discussing television ads, radio, 3rd party leads,that gorilla on top of your building, or the contest you’re running on social media; all roads lead back to the ability to answer that one simple…See More
Feb 17
Timmy D. James posted a blog post

The Most Important Metric In Gauging Video ROI

The question most pondered by businesses when advertising is perhaps the most important: “What is my ROI?” It doesn’t matter whether we’re discussing television ads, radio, 3rd party leads,that gorilla on top of your building, or the contest you’re running on social media; all roads lead back to the ability to answer that one simple…See More
Feb 16
Timmy D. James posted a blog post

Playing to Customers Emotions in Marketing Works

I have long preached the fact that including video in your marketing is an effective way to get customers emotionally connected to a specific car on your lot. This visual connection to the senses serves to enhance the appeal of a vehicle to an online shopper. If there was some technology that allowed consumers to touch, feel and smell…See More
Feb 4
Timmy D. James's blog post was featured

Forget MORE Leads. Focus On More QUALITY Leads.

In the world of automotive retail, dealerships are always searching for ways to increase leads. Whether they choose to pursue that goal through third-party lead providers, increase page rankings through better SEO, or various other ways, if there is a customer in their market who wants to buy a car, dealers want an opportunity to…See More
Jan 15
Timmy D. James posted a blog post

Forget MORE Leads. Focus On More QUALITY Leads.

In the world of automotive retail, dealerships are always searching for ways to increase leads. Whether they choose to pursue that goal through third-party lead providers, increase page rankings through better SEO, or various other ways, if there is a customer in their market who wants to buy a car, dealers want an opportunity to…See More
Jan 12
Timmy D. James posted a blog post

Using Emotions To Excite Customers: Honda’s Brilliant Holiday Marketing

To promote their brand this holiday season, Honda is pulling out all of the stops by incorporating just about every feeling and sentiment it can into a series of commercials featuring toys. Consider their “Happy Honda Days” commercials that published around Thanksgiving. Every one of them featured a toy covering many demographics –…See More
Dec 23, 2014
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Dec 10, 2014
Timmy D. James posted a blog post

Why “Just Do It” Is A Waste Of Time

In this high tech age, there are numerous tasks that an Internet or eCommerce Director has to tackle in order to correctly market their dealership and its inventory. In the past, you were doing a great job if you were writing custom detailed vehicle descriptions and taking multiple photos of your pre-owned vehicles. You were a…See More
Dec 8, 2014
Timmy D. James's blog post was featured

Building Rapport Before the Lead Is the Way to Win the Sale

In my last blog article, I discussed the importance of building rapport with leads through the use of “Why Buy From Me” and “Lead Response” videos personalized for each customer. Now I would like to take this one step further -- Building rapport should in fact start much earlier than simply upon the receipt of a lead. Think about…See More
Nov 25, 2014
Timmy D. James posted a blog post

Building Rapport Before the Lead Is the Way to Win the Sale

In my last blog article, I discussed the importance of building rapport with leads through the use of “Why Buy From Me” and “Lead Response” videos personalized for each customer. Now I would like to take this one step further -- Building rapport should in fact start much earlier than simply upon the receipt of a lead. Think about…See More
Nov 24, 2014

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Don’t Let Your “House Of Cards” Get Knocked Down By Your Competition

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments

“We work too hard to come within arm’s reach of the prize only to have our hands cut off just before we seize it. For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there is but one rule – hunt or be hunted.” – Frank Underwood, as played by Kevin Spacey in the Netflix television series, House of…

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Marketing Trends Illustrate the Importance of Video

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 5:00am 2 Comments

If you still aren’t sold on the importance of video marketing, it only takes a brief glimpse into recent news to illustrate just how important video is in marketing. There are many news stories relating to acquisitions, statistics and trends, which highlight the increasing importance – and value – that platforms of all…

Continue

The Most Important Metric In Gauging Video ROI

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments

The question most pondered by businesses when advertising is perhaps the most important:

 

“What is my ROI?”

 

It doesn’t matter whether we’re discussing television ads, radio, 3rd party leads,

that gorilla on top of your building, or the contest you’re running on social…

Continue

Playing to Customers Emotions in Marketing Works

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 5:30am 0 Comments

I have long preached the fact that including video in your marketing is an effective way to get customers emotionally connected to a specific car on your lot. This visual connection to the senses serves to enhance the appeal of a vehicle to an online shopper. If there was some technology that allowed consumers to touch,…

Continue

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