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The most amazing part about the internet and social media is that it has opened up communication between people and businesses that was never possible before. We now have the ability to talk to our customers and for them to talk to us in an interactive fashion, allowing for clear lines of engagement that can be…Continue
Added by Erika Kay Simms on October 21, 2014 at 4:34pm — No Comments
Facebook’s Boost Post button can be a powerful tool to target people close to your dealership at a very low cost. Let me show you 7 ways you can use this button with results from other…Continue
Added by Rob Hagen on October 3, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
Let me start off by stressing the word social, these are going to be topics, events and days of interest that you can use to be conversation pieces with people in your online communities. None will be car specific but instead topics that might stimulate two-way conversations and recognition. People are pretty smart, they know ABC Toyota sells Toyota’s, you don’t have to tell them every day.
These topics will fall into the fun section of my 4-3-2-1 Rule of Facebook Posting. Each month,…Continue
Added by Rob Hagen on October 1, 2014 at 7:55am — No Comments
As social media continues to grow, it’s about time it gets its own line item on your advertising budget. I’m not saying you need to totally replace other advertising means, but just that you need to trim a small portion off and dedicate it to social media.
As an example, I want to share with you a case study of a Valentine’s Day contest we did with…Continue
Let's call it what it is. This is a post about active digital marketing versus passive digital marketing. It's one that covers two of the types of marketing disciplines that are near and dear to my heart, but more importantly it lays the groundwork for an understanding of the various marketing styles…Continue
Earlier this month, the New York Times reported that a crime ring in Russia has “amassed the largest known collection of Internet credentials,…Continue
When social media started picking up steam in the automotive industry in 2008, the idea was that since more people were getting social and communicating on these public arenas, it would be a great medium through which to get more customers. Fast forward to today and we’ve found that it can be more…Continue
Added by Jim Jabaay on August 18, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments
When we hear the word "engagement", most dealers and vendors instantly think about social media. The term has been overused in more social media presentations, articles, and sales pitches than just about any other word. You hear "engagement" more often than you hear "leads" or "sales" when the gurus…Continue
When it comes to social media marketing, the last site you’re probably thinking of adding to your repertoire is Pinterest. The site is known for its…Continue
Your Facebook page is a lot like a sports car. It's got a lot of moving parts, requires some dedicated maintenance to stay in working condition, and can be unreliable depending on who made it.
But how do I do all of this? What maintenance do I have to perform? How do I know my page is in good…Continue
Each year, the web becomes more and more dominated by social media. But with the rise of Facebook, Twitter, and the social web came a big question: Does social media affect search rankings?
The answer: Absolutely. If you've incorporated social media into your existing SEO strategy, you're likely seeing…Continue
Key Tools to Navigate in the Social StratosphereContinue
Long sales cycles, endless follow ups via email and phone and no-after-no cannot only be brutal on the morale of a salesperson; it is often not much fun for the buyer…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on April 29, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments
Added by Manny Luna on April 4, 2014 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Neil is engaged in his Certification Program, he cares about his customers and his business.
Great job Neil.
Independent Regional Manager
Added by Penny Krisko on March 31, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
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If imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, there's little doubt that Twitter is smitten with Facebook. Or at the very least, the 140-character service loves aping Mark Zuckerberg's creation.
But in the cut-throat social sharing world, where Facebook literally is the 800…Continue
Our Friends at Marketo Created a "Social Marketing Success Kit"
Discover how to drive new and used car business opportunities along with growing service department revenue through…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on March 25, 2014 at 8:22pm — No Comments
Over the last few weeks, Facebook has been buzzing as it rolls out new features and updates. Some are aimed at creating a better experience for users, like the updated look of the timeline, while others, such as the identification of which administrator posted on a page are useful for page owners.
I rather enjoy the look of the new timeline. The larger images and grouping of similar items side-by-side do improve the experience from my perspective.
We spend a lot of time trying to differentiate the Sales Process and Social Media Marketing. Yet, as a "seller by nature" I can't help but wonder, "Are the two really all that different?"…Continue