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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

Is Your Email Marketing Strategy Putting You Above The Rest?

Email Marketing is an important strategy, which when performed properly and effectively, it will set you above the rest of the competition. Our team has outlined their Best Practices, which formulate and structure our Email Marketing.




Added by Paul Potratz on August 22, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 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

Revolutionary Social Media

Social media has been featured a lot lately in the headlines but not as we might have suspected, either as an advertising tool or because a celebrity reveled some shocking personal information.   No instead it is being credited with helping spread freedom of speech and creating revolution.

Recent events in Egypt have proved without a shadow of a doubt that social media reaches far beyond entertainment and advertising.  In the past traditional media was the only way to infuse public… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on February 17, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments

New News on Newspapers

Warren Buffet recently announced he is leaving the board for the Washington Post Co. after almost a 40 year run.  On another note Rupert Murdoch's News Corp just launched the first i-pad only newspaper last week which it plans to charge 99 cents per week or $40 per year to read.  There has also been talk that the New York Times, the most visited news publication on the internet, will also start charging for it's on-line paper.

Dealers and agencies both know traditional newspapers have… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on February 10, 2011 at 12:02pm — 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

As Superbowl Spots Near, It's Time to Extend Your TV Conversation

As the Super Bowl draws near, the creativity of television campaigns are at its yearly high. In every workplace across America, Monday's water cooler talk will be dominated by the commercial spots that run during the nation's biggest event. Extending a brand's conversation past that :30 second TV spot is a big challenge that most dealerships and dealer groups struggle with when they decide to run a television campaign. Now more than ever, your dealership can utilize new media to provide an… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on February 2, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments

Trending the technology wave

Technology is constantly changing the playing field in business; especially advertising.  Most people in the industry are always looking for the next big thing and automotive dealers are always looking for the next "silver bullet".  But sometimes you have to take a look backwards to keep ahead of the curve.

As new advertising tools are introduced it effects older technologies. Most people regard these older platforms as becoming obsolete... but are they in every case?  A good example… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on January 27, 2011 at 7:34am — 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

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