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In my travels, I've found that dealers are often complacent about their past customer database marketing. It's usually not a flaw in their strategic thinking. It's confidence that they are treating their customers properly and that they see plenty of return business. I'm not going to argue that point today…Continue
Added by Jon Lamb on August 20, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments
Is life just happening to you or are you living it on purpose? Does your life and…Continue
CAN THE LINCOLN FRANCHISE SURVIVE?
uh-oh! This promo video I cut today accidently got released all over the Twitterverse before the article actually came out. I never dreamed when I put it on YouTube that people would pick it up and re-broadcast it on Social Media. it wasn't until the phone calls started coming in…
Yet in “To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others,” Daniel H. Pink contends that most of us, regardless of job title or…Continue
Added by Bill Cosgrove on July 13, 2013 at 12:09pm — No Comments
It is always difficult when we have something that can be used for both personal and professional gain. Since many of us began using social media to connect with friends, family and like-minded people, we forget that it is not the same application for business.
Understanding that there needs to be a difference is where your success can begin. Applying…Continue
Blogging is the engine that drives your digital marketing activities. It is the content generation that bolsters your SEO, the posts you share to your social media accounts, and the voice of your company on the internet. If you don't pay the proper amount of respect to your blog, you're going to suffer for it in the long run. A truly successful digital marketing strategy involves…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on June 5, 2013 at 6:26am — No Comments
Written by: Jeremy Anwyl
A quick look at the current state of auto retailing would suggest that things are good. Tough times (and a couple of notable bankruptcies) have thinned dealer ranks. Although pressures are mounting, the manufacturers are still demonstrating discipline around production volumes. Most importantly, customers are returning to showrooms.
Add all factors together and the result is that volumes and margins on both new and pre-owned vehicles are…Continue
Added by Garry House on May 21, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Written by: Thomas Bear
Realizing the dealer/general manager’s day is full of interruptions, if you could wave a magic wand and create the perfect day, what would you do during this day?
Which activities do you wish you did every day? Which activities are the top ten for you to do every day? Here’s an exercise we use in our 20 Group meetings from time to time that might be helpful for you to realign your daily priorities.…Continue
Added by Garry House on May 7, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
Twitter Says Promoted Tweets Are Working for Businesses, Including Car Dealerships...…Continue
New Report Shows That Discounts and Freebies by Business Are Creating Stronger Relationships With Customers Who Are Online Followers...…Continue
Those guys are always updating things and sending out alerts. In fact, the sultans of search send out hundreds of thousands of messages to Webmasters every single month. Until recently, we weren't sure how these messages…Continue
Google's newest patent will prove to be both beneficial and terrifying to users, which is just about par for the course for the search engine juggernaut. It involves tracking you wherever you go and then collating and analyzing that data for personal identification trends. Creepy? For sure. Useful for …Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on February 12, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Blogging is the new writing medium for the masses. Some people lament the fact that anyone can go about publishing content for the world to see, but those people are probably the great-great-grandchildren of the guys who threw rocks at Gutenberg. I honestly believe…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on February 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
We know everyone in this community loves Business SEO. We work at it all day, poring over analytics data and tweaking this or that to stay in Google's good graces. Honestly, it never gets old. Just between you and me, when we lay our heads down at night, we have beautiful dreams of Matt Cutts.
Still though, we're not going to argue that it's the most exciting…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on February 4, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Stumbleupon is one of the most interesting social media sites around, and by interesting, I mean it is a complete and total time-sink. Essentially, it's a toolbar that has a "Stumble" button you can press that will bring you to a random page on the web based on your interests. You can also upvote and downvote pages, which is how Stumbleupon gets better at finding stuff that you'll like. If something isn't already ON Stumbleupon when you vote on it, you'll be given the option to add it. This…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on January 31, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The great part about digital marketing is that there is no shortage of advice to be found. No matter what corner of the web you land on, people are telling you how they have cracked the Google algorithm or how they can read pagerank in their Starbucks tea leaves. The only problem is that digital marketing advice, by its very nature, has a short half-life. It…Continue
Currently, the biggest problem with using Bing for SEM and Business SEO is the lack of search volume. Sure, they came in with roughly 20 percent of the total U.S. searches by the end of last year, but Google is still dominating them, essentially getting the rest of the market share (ignoring the pittance of Yahoo, AOL, and ASK.com). Optimizing for Bing hasn't…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on January 24, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
We talk a lot about the importance of a blog. As Google's updates progress, the old adage "content is king" is becoming ever more true. It's not enough to simply have content though, that content needs to be unique to your site and valuable to the reader. In the rush to keep up with the content volume being demanded by industry best practices, it's too easy to forget…Continue