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If you take downward pricing pressure at high inventory levels in the automotive industry to mean that we are in a commodity environment, then keep reading. Otherwise, stop.
Here’s how 2020 stacks up.
Most executive decision-makers…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 31, 2020 at 8:24am — No Comments
How does reputation drive gross?
When it comes to your online reputation, the good will inevitably outweigh the bad. Learn how on episode 16!
Added by Jim Flint on January 29, 2020 at 7:36am — No Comments
What is your market share telling you?
Added by Jim Flint on January 28, 2020 at 7:45am — No Comments
Step aside Detroit, Houston is on the move. With the Detroit Auto Show moving to the summer months, the Houston show now is looking to step in and up to this amazing opportunity. Tune in this week's episode as we're joined by RoShelle Salinas, the Executive VP of the Houston Automobile Dealers Association.
Added by Jim Flint on January 8, 2020 at 7:24am — No Comments
This could—more or less so – be the right time. Or now. Or turn it on now. Or off now.
Except it doesn’t work because you’re on again and off again.
Added by Jim Flint on November 22, 2019 at 8:17am — No Comments
If you hadn’t heard, Google removed the Average Page Position from reporting.
As Google’s intent-based advertising platform reaches issues with “scale,” the departure does make sense. When a demand model meets its logical limit, it has to maneuver to different supply-side metrics.
What do I…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on November 8, 2019 at 6:15am — No Comments
If half of Facebook is the “Face” of the people in society then what’s the “Book” part all about? 15 years after inception we are starting to find out. The Feds and Attorney Generals are starting to throw the “Book” at Facebook. Facebook knows quite a bit about the people as the advent of privacy laws come into…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on October 31, 2019 at 2:46pm — No Comments
The internet, if not the information age, changed the sales funnel. Forever. Previously marketing goals such as Awareness or Consideration could be delivered via tactics such as Broadcast TV or Direct Mail. With the internet, you jump from top to middle to lower funnel at your…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on October 25, 2019 at 12:09pm — No Comments
For those with a tendency to make things more complicated than things really are “Keep It Simple, Stupid” served as a consistent concept that kept Advertising meetings from turning into Geek Speak aka Information Technology (IT) sessions. Instead of discussing advertising…Continue
There are a huge number of travelers on domestic flights each year. Southwest Airlines, not unlike others, offers these passengers paid wi-fi, but, more importantly, in-flight entertainment. The standard of that entertainment has changed immensely over the years. In the not too distant past, flight attendants collected discarded newspapers and magazines and…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on September 5, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
Netflix is one of the most successful disruptors of the digital age. How did they do it?
By developing a business model built on customer obsession and personalization at scale. So take note of their strategy: here are three takeaways from Netflix’s meteoric…
Added by Dean Martin on June 27, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
$5 million for a Super Bowl spot in 2019. That’s what the big brands are paying for huge visibility. There is arguably no better way to reach 100+ million people.
All in, there were 5 automotive OEM’s in the mix. Audi delivered details…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on February 4, 2019 at 6:56am — No Comments
The concept of common currency is such a great idea. Except that for the most part, people want their own currencies. Dealership employees want their own pay plans. 180 currencies are used in 195 countries across the world. And even Bitcoin is trying to establish a different currency at some level.
The common currency for marketing metrics for…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 22, 2019 at 7:08am — No Comments
Value and Values. Two different things.
Local Search Group’s values do much more than establish the monetary worth of something. Our Values--summed up in the 7 C’s below--help govern our thoughts and beliefs-- and…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 18, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
Especially so if you believe in the common currency of CPM’s (cost per thousand impressions). Sure, Google’s helped us bid on time of day, type of device and geography for the longest. All of this tells us where…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 15, 2019 at 7:09am — No Comments
When it comes to social media advertising, Facebook reigns supreme with Instagram a close second. These are ideal platforms on which to raise brand awareness, bring customers down funnel and generate leads.
For dealers, a presence on Facebook and Instagram is essential, because quite simply, this is where your customers are spending their time.…Continue
Added by Courtney Evans on January 11, 2019 at 7:58am — No Comments
Quite simply, it's about reach. Most dealerships can reach about 50 percent of their customers…Continue
Added by Kevin Winter on November 28, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
I actually wanted to flip the title of this blog to “why use one word when a hundred will do?” People tend to use FAR too many words these days in PR and marketing material – they simply don’t know how to keep it short and relevant.…Continue
Marketing your business these days may seem less straightforward than the TV ads of the past, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be easy. In fact, with the right mix of video content you can attract customers more effectively and more economically than ever before. Read on to learn the best ways to use video content in your marketing.
1. Ads on Social Media
As we covered in…Continue
Added by jon nigbor on October 23, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
Did you know the customer data sitting in your DMS is the most valuable asset you own—even more valuable than your real estate and inventory combined? Yet I don’t know any dealers that have a budget or defined strategic objective to invest in, increase and maintain the value of this asset.
When you have comprehensive customer data, you know something…Continue
Added by Scot Eisenfelder on October 5, 2018 at 7:12am — No Comments