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My generation was fortunate to grow up during an era of emerging technologies and we were able to experiment with them as they came to the surface. The most prominent of these technologies, without a shadow of a doubt, would be computers and the Internet.
Added by Paul Potratz on October 1, 2015 at 11:50am — No Comments
The automotive internet world in the late '90s and early 2000s was still in its formative development and there was a feeling of discovery and creativity. We who worked as Internet Managers at that time often took initial pay cuts to do so and faced the uncertainty of a position that…Continue
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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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…Continue
High School Player’s Postgame Interview Is Adorably Inspirational!
Apollos Hester: One of the most inspirational high school football players you'll ever meet.…Continue
Added by Manny Luna on September 22, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Todd Morgan Beamer (November 24, 1968 – September 11, 2001) was an American software salesman passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 93 which was hijacked as part of the September 11 attacks in 2001. He was one of the passengers who tried to reclaim the aircraft from the hijackers, leading them to crash it into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.…Continue
Added by Manny Luna on September 11, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s the case, what is a video worth? 46% of people say they’d be more likely to seek out information about a product or service after seeing it in an online video. As an Auto dealer, are you leveraging the use of video to help sell more vehicles each month and engage your customers? Video marketing and YouTube in particular, can…Continue
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Google is always changing, we say that darn near every day on this blog. The thing is, usually those changes are so small, or so buried on the backend of the whole shebang that the world at large doesn’t notice. It’s not often they bust out the big, forward facing guns (the carousel being the last example I can think of offhand) but when they…Continue
How's your public image looking? Are people associating the right things with it?
Developing your public image can sometimes feel like throwing time, effort and money into an endless black hole. With so many ways to project your desired image, from advertising and social media (and then again which one?) to print and media outlets, it can seem like you can't keep all the plates spinning. That's why its important to use a bit of public image jui-jitsu and use certain…Continue
Added by Joshua Pullan on November 5, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments
It's not for everyone. Some people just don't like to hear their voices played on audio or video. I know. I used to be one of them.
If you can get over that fear and if you want to get your YouTube channel some watches while helping to get your content seen and heard, it's a quick and easy way to kill a couple of birds with a single stone. The concept is pretty simple. Write a blog post,…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on October 23, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
WHAT'S WITH ALL THE CHANGE?
Companies are always trying to get you to do new things, change things, saying that it will ‘improve things’. What you think is that that means new systems, IT problems and those ‘improved’ things not working.
The question is why you can’t do things the old way, the ways that you know work. Why are these new-spangled, life-complicating, headache-inducing, hair-loss-causing products forced on you, un-needed…Continue
When something is as hot as an iconic automotive legend hitting dealerships across America, it often doesn't need very much additional buzz created for it. Some would say that this is the case for the new Corvette C7 Stingray, just now landing at showrooms.
I think they're making a mistake by not blasting this machine out there to everyone in the…Continue
Added by Joshua Pullan on October 9, 2013 at 8:04am — No Comments
There’s just no excuse for car dealers to not be on Pinterest. Some would say it’s worthless. Some would say it’s hard to understand. Some might even say that it’s a fad. They might all be valid arguments under normal circumstances, but there’s on thing that trumps them all.
It takes no time, almost literally. You can maintain a very strong, daily-updated Pinterest presence…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on June 1, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
Ad execs think online video ads are equally or more effective than television…Continue
"Second place is a set of steak knives."
When Alec Baldwin's character lectured the sales team in Glengarry Glen Ross, he made it clear that the winner was the one on top, that everyone else was lucky to have a job, and that if they continued to perform the way they did they wouldn't have a job for much longer. The same holds true in social media. If you're not…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on May 27, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
I’m not a broken record, at least I’m not trying to be. It seems that I’ve covered this topic from different angles a lot lately, but it’s simply that important to understand. In business in general and in automotive marketing in particular, getting more Facebook fans is a very low priority compared to reaching more people.…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on May 20, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments