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Behind every screen, device, or smartphone in today’s consumer economy resides something that has perhaps gotten lost in the unstoppable avalanche of digital noise. Are we as an industry starting to focus too much on the device, and not enough on the person behind it? All we hear…Continue
Added by David Metter on January 7, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Most of the time, businesses wrongfully perceive the concept of creating a “Personal Brand at Work” to be self-serving for the employee and not having any form of positive outcome for the business.
But the reality is there is no downside to having employees who are positively representing themselves to the world around…
Added by Joseph Little on January 5, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
It’s been a week now since the seventh installment in the Star Wars franchise hit theaters, breaking all box office records along its way. I’m sure that there is much more money in Disney’s future. That’s the ending of this story. Now for the beginning...
Think about the many months leading up to the…Continue
Facebook recently introduced new Page plugins for Messages and Events, allowing users to message your…Continue
Added by Joseph Little on December 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
By now, pretty much everyone has heard about the power of social media and the effect it can have on businesses that are leveraging it to enhance their bottom line. What may or may not be known—even by the businesses that are using social media to their advantage—are the…Continue
Added by Joseph Little on December 8, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
Consumers put an endless amount of information online about themselves, often daily. However, several marketing strategies don’t use that information to their advantage. If online users are taking the time to educate brands about their behavior, likes, dislikes, wants, habits, etc., it…Continue
Added by Joseph Little on November 6, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments
The multiple ways businesses can communicate with customers are constantly expanding - from telephone, to e-mail, to text messaging. With today’s technology, communication methods continue to evolve at unprecedented speeds. As smartphones have gotten smarter, the rise in the development of apps has…Continue
Added by David Metter on November 5, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments
Today, social media platforms - Facebook, in particular - offer in-depth analytics and data that dealers can use to market to car buyers. Dealers who understand how to use and leverage Facebook ads frequently see wildly successful campaigns for very little spend. On the other hand, there are many dealers…Continue
Added by Paul Moran on October 30, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
What's the best way to generate more leads from your website? Contrary to popular opinion, the answer isn't to "get more website traffic." Although a comprehensive digital marketing strategy is key to driving appropriate traffic levels to your website, unless those visitors convert into leads, that's money down the…Continue
Customers agree that the quality and timing of your emails matter. Learn how to use customer match campaigns on Facebook and Google to find your highest value customers this week on Hard Facts.
Added by Paul Potratz on October 2, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Hosted FOR dealers, WITH dealers, this Keynote Panel will feature leaders from some of the most progressive dealer groups across the country and also include technology frontrunners like Google and Facebook. Moderated by our very own PureCars CEO…Continue
We sat down recently with our Social Media Manager, Tori, to find out exactly how she spends her day. Does she spend it on her phone surfing Instagram and Pinterest? Or, is she busy helping to build a brand, researching trends and changes?
When asked what she finds to be a best practice and…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on September 17, 2015 at 1:01pm — No Comments
Written by PureCars CEO and Co-Founder, Jeremy Anspach
(As published in Dealer Marketing Magazine)
In the marketing world, not all tactics are created equal. What works for one industry or brand won’t necessarily work for another. Automotive marketing can take many forms because cars mean…
Added by Lindsay Kwaselow on September 15, 2015 at 1:14pm — No Comments
Dealers struggle all of the time trying to find value in social media marketing - Facebook in particular, and hesitate when deciding whether Facebook (or social media marketing in general) is worth their time, effort or money.
Perhaps it’s because they don’t see…Continue
Google has said they are testing their self-driving car prototype this summer on the streets of California. Are we, as humans,…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on August 21, 2015 at 1:33pm — No Comments
Social media is a great place for brands to get their message out to the masses using video. Not only are more people watching video on Facebook, but the platform itself is also giving it extended reach in order to entice marketers to publish more video on Facebook. Another really great (for marketers)…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on August 17, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments
Much like the rest of the social media world, Facebook is continually changing. One aspect they have been working on and improving is their approach to videos.
Thankfully, the days of scrolling through your news feed and…Continue
If you have been looking at today's online marketing through the eyes of your vendors then you need to take off your rose colored glasses and read about the things that they you may not be hearing.
This article is not meant to scare you although it may shock you and make you angry but to give you alternatives that do work. And please point out where anything that you will read here is wrong.
You will be presented with how today's online marketing may be working more against you…Continue
Added by Bill Cosgrove on June 27, 2015 at 5:55am — No Comments
“When Coca-Cola changed their secret formula in 1983, loyalists were outraged. Coca-Cola received 1,500 calls per day and more than 400,000 angry calls and letters. A psychiatrist Coke hired to listen in on calls told executives that customers sounded as if they were discussing the death of a loved one.” […Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on June 17, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
I've been lucky to have the opportunity to guest blog at Paradux Media about my passion: audio! And most importantly, the three pieces of branding audio that my experience has show every business should be using in their marketing.
This is all extremely applicable to my friends here in the auto industry, whose dealerships can absolutely benefit from having a direct conversation with…Continue
Added by Dana Detrick-Clark on June 3, 2015 at 12:58pm — No Comments