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Paul Potratz's Blog Posts Tagged 'Car' (10)

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

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

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…
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 1, 2010 at 2:41pm — 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 @facebook.com

addresses to allow users to send messages to people using conventional

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

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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…

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

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