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Added by Paul Potratz on July 14, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Social media can be somewhat of a battlefield, and, to some degree, companies are being attacked from all sides. On the one side, there’s a battle being waged with social media platforms as they attempt to monetize themselves by reducing the organic reach in an effort to make businesses pay for exposure. On the other side, companies fight for eyeballs with the content they pay for posting.
However, the content that most social media users really care about is user-generated content.…Continue
Added by Paul Moran on April 14, 2015 at 5:44am — No Comments
An interesting article published in the Harvard Business Review by a Harvard professor makes some claims that many would argue against. Senior Lecturer, Frank Cespedes, argues that social media doesn’t affect the bottom line for companies and, due to that, is a waste of time.
Perhaps the most compelling reason for his conclusion is that the available metrics focus mainly on “likes, tweets,…Continue
Video testimonials are an excellent way of displaying your brand's authority, and can directly influence a purchasing decision for a potential shopper. Viewers of your testimonials want answers to specific questions about previous shopper experiences. If your dealership currently does video testimonials or if you are considering them, then you may be interested to know that there is as a wrong way and a right…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 1, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments
I am excited to announce that effective May 4, 2012, I embarked on a new journey, and resigned from the re:member group. I will be heading back to the corporate world to assist United Health Group in developing its Member Experience Strategy. Many of you assisted me during my transition period, and I am so thankful for all the help I received. I am very excited about this position—it’s exactly what I was looking for when I started my job search: To be able to enhance the Customers’…Continue
Last month I had the good fortune to attend 2 major digital automotive events, Digital Dealer 11 and PCG Pitstop. I guess I can consider myself somewhat a veteran of the show circuit seeing that I have attended half a dozen events in the past year alone so I thought I’d drop a few observations on both shows now that the dust has settled.
Digital Dealer 11 – Las Vegas – Oct 5th to 7th, 2011
I always look forward to this conference as I have…Continue
Added by Brent Wees on November 1, 2011 at 8:07am — No Comments
If you were able to increase your monthly sales from last year by 30% without increasing advertising costs, how would that affect your bottom line? Would it make you happy? If that increase happened in January, would it make you happier? If your answer is "Yes!", you've just been "incentified." Read on, grasshopper, to learn the art of being "incentified."
Everyone knows that in the car business, January is a dog for vehicle sales. Most of the…
Added by Paul N. Long on March 3, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
Many dealers ask me for help in retention measurement, and statistics surrounding Customer Loyalty Indicators.
Two important indicators of Automotive Dealership customer loyalty are the purchase of additional service after the sale by Members and multiple vehicle purchases.
In the automotive dealer sector, these are also sources for the greatest margin, so they’re critical not just as indicators of customer satisfaction but as profit…
Added by Paul N. Long on February 28, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments
Rat: Press on the bar, get some food.
Human: Buy or service your car at a dealership with a rewards program, earn some points.
One of the most influential behavioral psychologists of all time, B.F. Skinner, discovered in his groundbreaking radical behaviorism experiments that the rate with which the rat pressed the bar depended not on any preceding stimulus (as Pavlov had insisted), but on what followed the bar…
If you stuck around for the final General Session at the 9th Digital Dealer…Continue
Added by Paul N. Long on February 1, 2011 at 8:06pm — No Comments