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Added by Paul Potratz on July 30, 2014 at 8:52am — No Comments
The answer for the question of whether or not to have a top-notch live chat on your dealership is the same as having a sharp website: to convey information to your prospects in a manner that generates quality leads and ultimately sells more cars. It's really that simple. In the mid 90's, you could get away with a cut-rate website and impress your 20 Group with it when the technology was new. At that point, putting inventory…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on July 26, 2014 at 10:02pm — No Comments
You can't expect to see an increase in overall sales if you're afraid to put money towards your advertising budget. Freeing up budget is easier than it sounds, especially if you know how your current allocation of funds should be laid out.
On this week's…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Still not making more money?
Have you tried everything but still can't increase your profits? If you're struggling to bring in more money--even with all of your current marketing…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 22, 2014 at 8:26am — No Comments
Recently, certain companies have faced major scrutiny for poor handling of customer concerns. How you treat customers is a reflection on how your business operates as a whole.
This week on Hard…
Added by Paul Potratz on July 18, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments
|by Heidi Suke, Account Advocate|
Are you leveraging all of the tools your website vendor offers to highlight specials on your dealership's site? No?! Why?! Nailing your…Continue
Added by Cobalt on July 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
If you haven't started employing digital marketing then you're missing out on tremendous potential. Digital is generating excellent return for the brands using it to promote their business—your competitors included.…
For nearly two decades, most dealers have been divided in the way that they advertise. There is normally a budget for "traditional" advertising and a separate budget for "digital" advertising. While more dealers are consolidating their budgets, it's more than that. Should we be looking at it all as one…Continue
The overall turnover rate for the automotive industry is 35%—and as high as 76% for female sales consultants. It’s clear from the numbers that there’s an issue that needs to be addressed.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 11, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments
Cross Channel Advertising Optimization
|by Dana Fornasar, Sr Product Marketing Manager, Advertising & Business Intelligence & Part-time Digital Demystification Delegate at Cobalt.|
Are you tired…Continue
Are you making the right decisions with your dealership’s advertising budget? If you’re focusing on what’s cheap and not what’s smart, you could be neglecting key components of your marketing strategy.…
Added by Paul Potratz on July 8, 2014 at 9:08am — No Comments
Last week, Samantha covered video pre-roll and how you can develop your content strategy for optimal effectiveness. This time around, she discusses the various ways in which you can target people to achieve more success from your video pre-roll campaigns.
On this episode of …Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 4, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
As more companies in every type of industry add live chat to their website and more consumers prefer using text to communicate, chat use continues to rise. Here are just a few places people CHAT socially:
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
Added by Misti Miller on June 30, 2014 at 5:17am — No Comments
There are multiple factors to consider when developing a strategy for video preroll. The first area of focus should be your content. Without a solid strategy for video content, there is no way to ensure consistency in your message.
This week on Hard Facts, join Samantha in part one of this two-part series, and learn how to optimize your video content to achieve the best results. …Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
What do consumers want from mobile marketers? It’s obvious that prospective customers want a lot less spam and a lot more ham.
A recent industry study, examining consumer attitudes and perceptions about mobile marketing, indicated that 66 percent of consumers say they have received a text message or mobile alert from a brand. However, consumers complain that the…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 24, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
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|by Joe Tarell, Performance Improvement Consultant|
Ask 25 people you know how they feel about buying a car.
Ask them to just give you a one word feeling, a straight off the hip emotion that they associate…Continue