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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'Marketing' (646)

Straight to Inventory versus Landing Pages for PPC

There have been several studies in the automotive industry that have conclusively answered this question with hard data and compelling reasons why it is the way it is. Unfortunately, these "conclusive" studies often point in opposite directions and always seem to be conducted by companies that lean in…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on July 3, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

AutoMarketer Problems Using Social Media Analytics

5 Big Problems with #AutoMarketing Professionals using Social Analytics

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Added by Ralph Paglia on July 1, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Difference Between Content Marketing and Digital Marketing and Why You Need Both

by Dana Detrick-Clark

Whether you're a high level, seasoned marketing professional within your organization, a beginner learning how to create marketing…

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Added by Dana Detrick-Clark on June 30, 2015 at 1:33pm — 5 Comments

Why Social Media Is Actually Good For Your Dealership

Are you one of the few that blasts Social Media as a form of marketing? Maybe you just don’t believe that it works. Maybe you think it’s a huge waste of time. Well the good news is that you’re not alone. The bad news is that the numbers of non-believers are rapidly dwindling.

Let’s say that you’re on…

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Added by Willis Williams on June 23, 2015 at 6:25am — No Comments

How Major Auto Makers Use Fathers and Daughters to Turn Features into Benefits

It's a timeless story: a dad watches his little girl grow into an independent young woman. But no matter how many times a major auto maker tells it, we still can't help but grab the tissues to wipe our tears while we hit “share” on social media.…

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Added by Dana Detrick-Clark on June 21, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Guerrilla Marketing in 2015

You Can Start Selling More with the Right Guerrilla Marketing Tactics

Guerrilla Marketing has made a lot of changes in the last year alone. If you're not utilizing this marketing tool properly, you are losing sales. On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday:

  • Learn how often you need to…
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Added by Paul Potratz on June 16, 2015 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Read Between The Lines - Reviews

Reviews - reputation and financial viability are being held in the balance.

I once sat in a business meeting with a company representative pushing their reputation management program. He stated that it was only necessary to answer bad…

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Added by Tom Gorham on June 14, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Boost Sales with Social Media Marketing

Want to Boost Your Sales? It's Easy

Knowing the difference between social media and social media advertising will save you thousands and help you sell more cars. On this week’s Think…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 9, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Time For Car Dealers To Reconsider Landing Page Microsites

The tried and true landing page — an automotive marketer’s best friend

In the ‘old’ days of the web, all of a…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on May 27, 2015 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Is Your Dealership Losing Google's Trust?

Over the last month, there has been a lot of noise about the lack of transparency between some SEM companies and their automotive clients.

Showroom Logic founder Patrick Bennett provides an insightful look at why it's critical for a dealer to have access to have more than just access to their Google Analytics account - they need access to their Google Adwords and Bing Ads accounts, as well.

He discusses why Adwords tools such as Quality Score need to be actively monitored by…

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Added by Robert Monson on May 27, 2015 at 8:48am — No Comments

How to Generate More Positive Reviews

80% of prospects are checking reviews before they even consider making a purchase according to the Ipsos Open…

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Added by Ashley Weidner on May 26, 2015 at 5:23am — No Comments

How to Become a 5 Star Dealership Part 4: Keep Them Coming

How to Become a 5 Star Dealership Part 4

Keep Them Coming

By now, most of you know that more than 50% of the gross profit from a dealership comes from its service and parts…

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Added by Ashley Weidner on May 18, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Why Search and Social are so Closely Tied Together (and why they're not)

When you have two people who have combined for over two decades of working with automotive website providers, you would think that they the company they would build together would be another website provider. It wasn't. There's a reason for this.

Search and social are the marketing venues we…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on April 13, 2015 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

Tim James to Present a "Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Video Marketing" at Digital Dealer 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Urbandale, IA--April 6th, 2015--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com), the industry's leading video marketing provider, announced today that Tim James, Vice President of Sales with Flick Fusion, will present a "Step-by-Step Guide To Successful Video Marketing: How to Implement and Maintain a Scalable Video Marketing…

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Added by Brian Cox on April 6, 2015 at 7:50am — 1 Comment

Edmunds.com Belittles a Dealer’s Intelligence for the Second Time Around (Only Worse)

edmunds2 I am not sure the folks at Edmunds.com would want you to remember, but most dealers still recall back in October the advertisement Edmunds launched on YouTube, entitled “Absurdity of Haggling” which, with no disguise, belittled car dealers by showing a grocery clerk trying to gouge shoppers on items such as bread and squash.  Dealers quickly recognized this and tagged it in social and conventional industry media, and, after…

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Added by Elena Ciccotelli on March 16, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments

A Vendor's Top Priority Should be Helping to Sell More Cars

"We can't sell the cars for you, but we can help get you more opportunities."

I've heard that line dozens of times from many different vendors. I've actually said it myself at times over the last two decades on the vendor side of the automotive industry.…

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Added by Tyson Madliger on February 25, 2015 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Saving Money is Often a Matter of Saving Time

In the car business, we often look to increase sales while decreasing spend. We're a budget-conscious industry, so that normally means spending less money and doing things manually. In many cases, that's fine. In some instances, the money saved by doing things manually actually costs a dealership more in…

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Added by Jim Jabaay on December 9, 2014 at 10:48pm — No Comments

From the Trenches - Measuring and Managing your Reputation

Part 2 of "Can You See The Forest For The Trees?"

If reputation is the forest and reviews are the trees, I begin again by…

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Added by Tom Gorham on November 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why Sending Bad Emails Hurts Your Business

Way too often we see dealerships handing over databases to vendors to facilitate a mass email campaign to an entire unfiltered list of customers. Vendors certainly have a stake in larger email campaigns since the odds that a dealer obtains business from the campaign increases - due to sheer numbers. A…

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Added by Scott T. Joseph on November 12, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Influencer Marketing: How It Can Make Your Dealership's Brand More Powerful

Influencer Marketing: How It Can Raise The Value Of An Auto Dealership's Regional Brand 

I have seen automotive digital marketing emerge from being a curiosity in the minds of most car dealers, and become the generally accepted "Smart…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on October 26, 2014 at 5:02am — No Comments

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