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Jim Flint's Blog Posts Tagged 'advertising' (13)

The Experience, Dream, and Reality

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.

The Experience

Most executive decision-makers…

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Added by Jim Flint on January 31, 2020 at 8:24am — No Comments

Automotive Advertising Podcast - Episode 16: Reputation Management

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

3 Keys to Sharing

What is your market share telling you?

Added by Jim Flint on January 28, 2020 at 7:45am — No Comments

The Automotive Advertising Podcast: Episode 13 - Houston Auto Show

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

Strobe Light Marketing

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.

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Added by Jim Flint on November 22, 2019 at 8:17am — No Comments

Average Page Position on Google Ads Now Gone

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…

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Added by Jim Flint on November 8, 2019 at 6:15am — No Comments

Facebook’s Focus on a Full-Funnel Approach for Automotive Retailers

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…

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Added by Jim Flint on October 31, 2019 at 2:46pm — No Comments

The Sales Funnel Turned Upside Down and Now Inside Out

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…

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Added by Jim Flint on October 25, 2019 at 12:09pm — No Comments

KISS to KICK -- A New Acronym for Today’s Workforce

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…

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Added by Jim Flint on October 11, 2019 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

Rethinking Possible – Super Bowl Ads

$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…

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Added by Jim Flint on February 4, 2019 at 6:56am — No Comments

Common Currency

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…

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Added by Jim Flint on January 22, 2019 at 7:08am — No Comments

Value and Values

We’re known for knowing the value of advertising, and through the years, we’ve become very familiar with our values.

 

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…

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Added by Jim Flint on January 18, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Impression Share Bidding

Of all the recent changes made by Google, Impression Share bidding is one of my favorites. And its importance can’t be understated.

 

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…

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Added by Jim Flint on January 15, 2019 at 7:09am — No Comments

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