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4 Mistakes Dealers Make with Online Video Marketing

When starting any new venture, it’s a good idea to learn from the mistakes of others. In the world of online video marketing, there are plenty of mistakes to learn from. Here are four common errors that dealers often make when entering the online video space:

1. Not Using Video at All

The biggest mistake is choosing to avoid video altogether. Using video for your business is…


Added by Joe Schwartz on December 28, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

New American Spending Record Set on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday 2012 Ranks As Biggest Online Spending Day in History 

American spent $1.465…


Added by Ralph Paglia on November 28, 2012 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Lindsey Stone Sparks Facebook Rage With Photo At Arlington National Cemetary

Over the last couple of days, a major controversy has been brewing regarding a specific Facebook post made by a woman by the name of Lindsey Stone, and the online…


Added by Timothy Martell on November 21, 2012 at 4:30am — 6 Comments

Can Your Dealership Really Benefit From the Parts and Accessories E-Commerce?

Your dealership is a physical store. You sell actual cars and trucks, and other products and services such as parts and customization items, accessories, and routine maintenance plans. You even provide extended warranty options for new and previous buyer. What if someone told you that you could provide just about all of these same services online? What if you were also told that you could reach people across the country, and no longer be limited to your local market?



Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on October 18, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Yes, QR Codes Do Work

See our QR Code in action. Scan the above QR Code to visit our Digital Dealer 13 site.

QR codes are all the rage, but do they…


Added by CDK Global on October 3, 2012 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Mobile: Time Spent Watching Online Video Jumps

Share of Time Spent Watching Online Video on Mobile Devices Jumps in Q2

The share of time spent…


Added by Ralph Paglia on September 11, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Opinion about Google+, Reviews, and Online Reputation Management

Everyone has an opinion about how to use Google+ and posting reviews.  We see the extreme from hoping your customers post a good review to allowing the “real experts to post your reviews”.

Those of you, who finish reading this blog, will receive information many companies don’t want to tell you or just don’t know how to do.  Furthermore, your sales both repeat and referrals will increase, your branding will…


Added by James Schaefer on August 28, 2012 at 7:18pm — 23 Comments

Make a Mark and Establish Your Business Online

The Importance of Training Executives for Social Media…


Added by Bob Garlick on August 7, 2012 at 6:06pm — 3 Comments

Video Advertising Growing in Effectiveness and Use by Auto Industry

Online Video Advertising Views and Engagement Continue to Reach New Heights in the Auto Industry

Americans viewed more than 11 billion video ads in June,…


Added by Ralph Paglia on July 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Maintaining a Stellar Online Reputation for your Dealership

You’ve read article after article about the wonders of an online presence and what it can do for your dealership.

While that’s undeniably true, there are liabilities that come with the territory, as well. Your brand’s online identity is a crucial element among your company’s marketing…


Added by Jim Fitzpatrick on July 11, 2012 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Online Reviews (Good & Bad) can help sell your vehicles…or Not

Today, more than ever, online reviews can make or break your month selling vehicles.  We can search for online reputation management companies and we will get hundreds if not thousands of opinions on how to manipulate the system of posting positive reviews.  Many of these companies state that they have a secret to help your dealership look like they are flawless.  This is done utilizing a lot of smoke and mirrors.

Studies by consumer behavior and search experts say that 7 out of 10…


Added by James Schaefer on June 25, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

Share Your Customer Feedback

I was struck by the simplicity of a sign in a hospital cafeteria the other day that said,

“You asked, we listened. Here are changes to our menu based on the spring survey. Keep your feedback coming.” I loved that.

The climate has shifted over the past two years where businesses are…


Added by Glenn Pasch on June 23, 2012 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Still not Getting Reviews?

I opened up the latest Automotive News over breakfast today and noticed a teaser for an article inside. 

"Warning: Ratings Count for Shoppers".  Of course after teaching Reputation management and customer service workshops for the last 2 years in the automotive industry I am always drawn to this type of article.

Well before I get to what the article said, I…


Added by Glenn Pasch on June 20, 2012 at 4:31am — 1 Comment

Did GM Make a Wise Decision Dropping Facebook as an Advertising Medium?

General Motors has long been a staple of the American automotive industry.  Facebook is the latest billion dollar IPO.  Why is GM pulling ten million dollars a year in advertising from Facebook?

On the surface, this looks like GM is retreating saving advertising dollars.  When you dive into the issue, many wonder if the government run company is staying away from investing in the publically traded company for other reasons.  GM states that the risk to advertise is not worth the reward…


Added by James Schaefer on May 21, 2012 at 8:18pm — No Comments

DeliveryMaxx introduces DigitalMaxx 2.0

DeliveryMaxx has been the industry leader in creating innovative solutions to help Automotive Dealerships converting the one-time customer into a life-time customer.  

However, never one to rest on their laurels, DeliveryMaxx has made it possible for dealerships to talk to the world utilizing the most up-to-date technology.  Just imagine, a dealership customer leaves finance and gives a review talking about how great the experience has been in purchasing a new…


Added by James Schaefer on May 17, 2012 at 6:41am — No Comments

You have a Beautiful Dealership…Now what?

You have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to build or beautify your dealership.  Your advertising budget equals or exceeds that amount.  Your inventory has been posted online, and there are plenty of choices for potential customers to make a great selection.  CSI scores have never been higher at the dealership than they are right now!

So why are your salespeople standing around wondering why there are not any customers to sell a vehicle to?  Is there grumbling going on in the…


Added by James Schaefer on May 10, 2012 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Online Advertising Growth - Because It Works!

Online Ad Revenues Hit Record $31.7B in 2011, Surpass Cable TV

Internet advertising revenues reached a record $31.74 billion in 2011, representing a 21.9% increase from $26.04 billion in 2010, …


Added by Richard J Bustillo on May 10, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Online Video Advertising: Completion Rates More Important Than CTR

When Considering Online Video Advertising, Consider This: Video View Completion Rates Are More Important for Advertising ROI Than Click-Through Rates (CTR)

Automotive Consumers who watch an online…


Added by Ralph Paglia on April 13, 2012 at 9:04pm — 1 Comment

More ZMOT!....Really?

ZMOT its everywhere seems like these days. With Google as the general session at Digital Dealer this year I thought I would talk about how we see the execution of ZMOT for dealers. Below are the slides from my presentation. I think these numbers will add up to a pattern if you look at the slides closely.

There is not ONE ZMOT in Automotive there are TWO

  • People spend as much time consuming online media as they do off
  • Targeting is getting better & faster online,…

Added by Larry Bruce on April 8, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

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