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Twitter Moments And What It Means For Us

If you are active on Twitter, you might have already noticed the addition of a tiny lightning bolt icon up in the menu bar where you can find your mentions or direct messages. Last week, Twitter launched Moments, a new feature that makes it easier for users to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in…


Added by Paul Potratz on October 21, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A Day In The Life Of A Digital Performance Manager

I sat down recently with one of our Digital Performance Managers, Kelly, to get an inside look an inside look at her daily life and best practices.

Kelly was asked what she feels as the most important aspects of her job, which she stated, “I think the most important part of my job is…


Added by Paul Potratz on October 13, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Using Animation To Catch Their Attention


         My generation was fortunate to grow up during an era of emerging technologies and we were able to experiment with them as they came to the surface. The most prominent of these technologies, without a shadow of a doubt, would be computers and the Internet.



Added by Paul Potratz on October 1, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments

Cut Wimpy Words

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me, right? Wrong. Weak, or, wimpy words are an epidemic that needs to be put to rest.

            Respect is something we all want to gain within our every day lives and within our professional lives. Eliminating any aspect that could take…


Added by Paul Potratz on September 19, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Beating The Stock Market; Do You Have A Plan In Place?

Currently, the automotive industry is at an all time high for vehicles sold.  Yet, as the old saying goes, what goes up must come down.  Our team is confident not only in ourselves, but our clients as well. We are watching the stock market closely in anticipation of a curveball headed our way.



Added by Paul Potratz on September 10, 2015 at 6:17am — No Comments

Best Practices For Gaining New Business

Our team has outlined 10 tips, tricks, and best practices for sales and gaining new business.

  1. Don’t Hear; Listen: Most times, your prospective client will clue you in on exactly what they need.  It is important that you listen to what they are saying and look beyond your immediate scope to…

Added by Paul Potratz on August 29, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

How Retaining Customers Will Increase Sales

No doubt you have heard the saying “happy wife, happy life”, right? Of course, I think we all have. The same concept holds true for your customers. We live in an age where word of mouth, reviews, and referrals can make or break a company. When you make a customer happy, your chances of them coming back time…


Added by Paul Potratz on August 28, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to Achieve an Empty Inbox on a Daily Basis


           For many of us email management isn’t always a top priority, but perhaps that is something we need to change. By doing so, you can cut the clutter; reduce your stress and delegate tasks to your employees and coworkers.

            One of our team leaders utilizes a method he calls the…


Added by Paul Potratz on August 9, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Filming With Drones

                       As you know, we are constantly researching technology, trends, and best practices for our clients. This includes finding the best way to film dealership footage.

            Our team is use to attaching their cameras to a jib crane system in order to achieve a wide shot for our clients.…


Added by Paul Potratz on August 8, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Embracing the Social Media Evolution

Running a successful social media campaign in the automotive industry, or any industry for that matter, involves keeping an eye on the website updates and improvements. With that said, Facebook has recently released its update on the comments plugin which can offer you some exciting features for your dealership's business page. 

These features include threaded comments, moderation controls, and being able to sync comments to your Facebook page. The ability to synchronize your comments… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on March 3, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Promoting Your Service Department with Location Based Marketing

Service department marketing is something that often falls by the wayside in most dealership's and dealer group's marketing campaigns. However, with today's location based marketing applications and social media networks it's easier than ever to give your back end of the dealership the attention it needs. Here are a few quick ways you can utilize these new media elements:

1. Set Up Facebook Places and Deals for your Dealership Business Page - We've just actually completed a webinar on… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on February 9, 2011 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Increase Open Rates for Your Automotive Email Marketing Campaigns

Increase Open Rates for Your Automotive Email Marketing Campaigns

The shotgun approach to automotive email marketing is the best way for your dealership’s message to end up being marked as spam.  Working with our dealers we have found that targeting email messages to customer based on their specific vehicle models tend to have higher open rates than those blanketed approaches do.  Below are three ways your…

Added by Paul Potratz on January 13, 2011 at 8:43am — No Comments

Mobile Marketing at Your Dealership

Mobile Marketing at Your Dealership

Does your dealership have a Mobile Marketing Campaign in place yet? Cell Phones have become necessities in every day life and are beginning to replace the more traditional land lines. Your dealership now has the power to get your Sales & Service Incentives directly into your customers hands via their cell phone.

The most pivotal ingredient of any Mobile Marketing campaign for Car Dealers is Text…


Added by Paul Potratz on December 21, 2010 at 7:44am — No Comments

QR Codes for Automotive Text Message Marketing Campaigns

QR Codes for Automotive Text Message Marketing Campaigns

Text Message Marketing with QR Codes

Text Message Marketing is a great way for an Automotive Dealership to promote inventory and service to your valued customers. Much like E-Mail Marketing, Text Message Marketing requires customers to opt in before they are given updates from your Dealership. Starting a Text Message Marketing Campaign for your dealership is a bit easier when using a QR Code.

QR Codes…


Added by Paul Potratz on December 17, 2010 at 11:29am — No Comments

Yahoo! Local for Auto Dealers

Yahoo! Local for Auto Dealers

Yahoo! Local has created an algorithm to gather content from local blogs, newspapers and local retailers to create another great opportunity for Auto Dealers. Although this service remains as a Limited Beta there are more cities being added rapidly. This is an attempt by Yahoo! to aggregate deals from sites like Living Social and Groupon with content from authors writing in the community.

For those Automotive Dealers that already optimize…


Added by Paul Potratz on December 13, 2010 at 8:32am — No Comments

Mobile Marketing for Car Dealers

Mobile Marketing for Car Dealers

Mobile Marketing comes in many forms and each can be beneficial to your Car Dealership. Text Message Marketing (also known as Short Message Service Marketing or SMS Marketing), Mobile Websites and Smartphone

Apps are the three dominate forms that Mobile Marketing comes in.

Considering 85% of Americans own a cell phone, while only 80% have a

land line, it seems that Mobile Marketing is worth looking…


Added by Paul Potratz on December 1, 2010 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Mixing Up Your Automotive Marketing on Facebook

Automotive Marketing on Facebook creates the possibility to build relationships in your local community. We say that “Facebook is a cocktail party” and urge dealerships treat it as such. It is important to build the number of likes that your public page has, but that doesn’t mean that you have to do it on your own.

Creating social relationships with other businesses such as restaurants, not-for-profits, colleges and other local businesses and…


Added by Paul Potratz on December 1, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

What Dealerships Can Expect from Facebook's "Modern Messaging System"

Automotive Dealers looking to connect with Car Buyers using Email Marketing or Social Media Marketing might want to take a look at Facebook’s "Modern

Messaging System." This new Messaging Platform uses

addresses to allow users to send messages to people using conventional

e-mail and Facebook urges that their new messaging system is…


Added by Paul Potratz on November 23, 2010 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Ford’s Social Media Fiesta

The Ford Motor Company’s large Social Media footprint coupled with their “One Ford” philosophy has helped the company come back from potential

bankruptcy. Ford just announced their Best Third Quarter Ever, which

marks their sixth consecutive quarterly gain. Currently the company is

on track to paying off their debt by the end of 2010, one year ahead of

schedule, and…


Added by Paul Potratz on November 18, 2010 at 7:59am — No Comments

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