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When Macy’s Inc. was established as a national brand in 2004, its leadership insisted that each store stay connected to its local community. The resulting “My Macy’s” localization initiative gives stores the latitude to be good corporate citizens in their communities while selecting…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on June 13, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Most people know that I'm generally not a proponent of social media for most dealerships simply because the fact is that the ROI for either a) exposure, b) brand equity, or c) sales simply can't be justified relative to other dealership marketing expenditures. I've debated people on this topic in ADM and other forums because, well, that's what these forums are for...to discuss/debate/ideate different solutions to help dealers be more successful in the market place (as an aside, bless KK's…Continue
Autofusion is one of the leading providers of website management and internet marketing solutions in the United States. We offer complete website solutions, from custom website design, creation and active management. To help car dealerships maximize their engagement with a wide customer base, our company creates and…Continue
Added by Richelle Farley on June 13, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments
You are always looking for ways to differentiate your dealership from the others in your area. You pass out flyers and run commercials on the local networks, and the other dealerships do the same. You post banners and have specials, and the other dealerships follow, sometimes with bigger signs and even a mascot dancing on a corner. What else can you do to break away from the pack? You must do what the competition is not doing, and one thing that can set you ahead is having…Continue
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We hear it a lot – “Wouldn’t it be better to use a QR code rather than a text message call-to-action?
QR codes are so cool!”
It’s easy to get sucked into the “whiz-bang” factor of QR codes, but before you start printing them everywhere, let’s put SMS and QR codes head-to-head for 5 rounds. Ding ding ding!
SMS marketing targets the largest audience of mobile phones users – those who know how to send a text message. Nearly every phone in the Canada…
Added by Julia Spivak on June 13, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments
75% of automotive customers use Facebook. This should come as no surprise considering Facebook has more users than the population of almost every country in the world, including the United States. But are these customers important for your business? The answer is yes. Not only are they important, but the future of your business depends on them. In fact, active Facebook users represent your best customers – the ones who make up 60 to…Continue
Added by Stacy Mueller on June 13, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments
Added by Ken Beam on June 13, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments
I recently left a sales meeting where one of the participants likened the sales process to dating. I got to thinking, about how that thought could actually be expanded to include your entire Dealership Marketing program. Taking that thought one step further, if your dealership’s online marketing…Continue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida – June 13, 2011 – AutoUSA announced today the launch of ShowProSM powered by HookLogic, an incentive product for auto dealers that is proven to increase incremental sales by turning more Internet leads into “shows.” ShowProSM allows dealers to offer a financial incentive to in-market customers, motivating them to visit the dealer’s showroom. ShowProSM also provides dealers with territorial exclusivity,…Continue
Added by Holly Forsberg on June 13, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
I wanted to share my PCG Pitstop experience since this is my first experience with the educational process and expertise as part of PCG Digital marketing. The workshops, advice and guidance that is offered to not only dealers but someone like myself that visits dealerships daily has been exceptional. The attendees of the workshops are given the ideas and tools to implement these great strategies and ideas so that individuals can leave these workshops with the ability to do this…Continue
Added by Lizelle Landino on June 12, 2011 at 1:57pm — No Comments
It’s odd how, in the fortnight that passes between these lite essays, the theme for the next one always appears out of recent dealer visits. For example, if I write about lead response times it’s because, unexplainably, LRT became an issue multiple times in my visits during the two weeks prior.
The issue that revealed itself this time is Over-Thinking The Lead. I had some poor mystery shops, and from stores that should know better and do better. When we looked for a…
Added by Trace Ordiway on June 12, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments
After the creation of Facebook’s brand tagging feature, automotive marketing has a new tool at their disposal. Starting on May 11, Facebook users were able to tag more than just their friends in a picture – they could tag pages for brands, products and people. What does this mean for car dealer marketing?
Many dealerships already call for users and fans to submit pictures of their vehicle; brand tagging allows this without the call to action. After…Continue
Added by Stacy Mueller on June 10, 2011 at 8:14am — No Comments
Added by Ken Beam on June 10, 2011 at 4:29am — No Comments
Added by Keith Shetterly on June 9, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Google has now launched its latest venture, Google Offers, its entrance into the world of online deals. Sites like Groupon and LivingSocial have seen incredible success with offers that people buy into and then invite their friends via social media, and Google is now providing some competition. Dealers seeking fresh automotive marketing ideas can look to a tool like this to market service…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 9, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments