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Steve White's Blog Posts Tagged 'analytics' (17)

Are Processes Getting in the Way of Profit?

I recently read a great blog  about our industry by thought-leader Seth Godin. It explains how manufacturers and dealers do things very differently. Godin shares that manufacturers have worked for hundreds of years to refine and create more efficient ways to produce a quality product;…

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Added by Steve White on July 23, 2018 at 6:38am — No Comments

Facebook Journeys: What Makes Customer Journey Data Valuable?

At the recent 2018 F8 Developers Conference, Facebook introduced Facebook Journeys, a new enhancement to their Analytics, which will reportedly give businesses an omni-channel view…

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Added by Steve White on May 21, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

There’s a War Going On: Is Your Digital Marketing in Danger?

In the digital marketing world, only a couple of things are important – deliverability and tracking. Deliverability is simple: if the customer cannot see your display ad, it’s useless. Tracking, perhaps not quite so simple, is a cookie placed on the…

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Added by Steve White on February 27, 2018 at 6:39am — No Comments

When Knowing What You Don’t Know Slays the Marketing Dragon

A massive amount of data is now available on every potential car buyer, with a multitude of ways to use it. And, when it comes to targeting your audience, most ad platforms try to make it easier for you. The thought process is usually something…

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Added by Steve White on January 26, 2018 at 6:55am — No Comments

Are Dealers Really Ready for Multi-Touch Attribution?

By Steve White 

First, let me be…

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Added by Steve White on November 27, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Attribution: Do Auto Dealers Really Know What’s Happening?

Things have changed considerably with the state of marketing measurement and we wanted to know how dealers are adapting to new measurement tools like Multi-Touch Attribution. So, in April 2017, we decided to ask and surveyed approximately 120 dealers for our State of Automotive…

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Added by Steve White on August 4, 2017 at 6:48am — No Comments

Clarivoy’s 2017 Attribution Study Reveals What’s Really Going On With Auto Industry Marketing Measurement

Columbus, OH, August 2, 2017 -- …

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Added by Steve White on August 2, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Don’t Be Fooled: New Google Attribution Announcement is NOT a Silver Bullet

I’m sure many of you have heard about Google’s new attribution offering as there has been much buzz about it lately – but don’t be fooled as this is not a silver bullet for auto dealers – in fact, FAR from it. Let me explain:…

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Added by Steve White on May 25, 2017 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

Dear Paid Search, the Party is Over

Dealers have leveraged paid search for years – and some spend significant budgets on it.

However, whether they do it by themselves, or work with a vendor, I find many misunderstand some of the strategies, analytics and the method to the madness that is paid search.

I’d like to explain a few…

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Added by Steve White on April 7, 2017 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

The Black Hole that is your Marketing Data

Per Wikipedia, a black hole is a region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing – not even light – can escape from inside it. For many dealers, trying to make sense of the data provided by a vendor’s dashboard can be like trying to escape from a black hole. Most don’t understand what the data means and have to access ten or more portals to get a…

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Added by Steve White on March 7, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Is Google Analytics Your #1 Competitor?

Consumers have gravitated to the Internet for – well – just about everything. So, when it comes to digital marketing, it’s more important than ever for marketers to know what’s working and what’s not. Everything from SEO, to content, to social media and display ads contributes to the lure which brings consumers into dealership showrooms.

 

Currently, the single…

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Added by Steve White on February 28, 2017 at 6:02am — No Comments

There’s a New Kind of ADD in Automotive - “Another Damn Dashboard”

When talking to dealers about measuring marketing results from their various vendors, I often hear them bemoaning the fact that they have to log into multiple dashboards, I refer to this as “ADD.” Perhaps not the ADD you’re thinking of – here it stands for “Another Damn Dashboard!” What dealer isn’t fed up with too many dashboards making it impossible to focus on the data?…

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Added by Steve White on February 23, 2017 at 5:21am — No Comments

There’s a New Kind of ADD in Automotive - “Another Damn Dashboard”

When talking to dealers about measuring marketing results from their various vendors, I often hear them bemoaning the fact that they have to log into multiple dashboards, I refer to this as “ADD.” Perhaps not the ADD you’re thinking of – here it stands for “Another Damn Dashboard!” What dealer isn’t fed up with too many dashboards making it impossible to focus on the data?…

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Added by Steve White on February 23, 2017 at 5:18am — No Comments

The Amnesia Effect of Google Analytics

Your dealership undoubtedly sees a lot of customers each day. Let’s say that each customer who walks into your showroom wears a different color shirt. Over the course of time, you see a trend in that every single customer who purchased a vehicle wears a red shirt. You’d probably start getting excited when you see a customer come onto the lot wearing a red shirt. In fact, you…

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Added by Steve White on December 16, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

The True Cost of Google Analytics

A question that often arises in talking about Multi-Touch Sales Attribution, one of Clarivoy’s core products, is: “How are you doing anything different from what Google Analytics already does for me?”

 

Well, Multi Touch Sales Attribution incorporates offline sales data and connects ALL the online AND offline marketing touchpoints on a consumer’s purchase path to…

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Added by Steve White on November 18, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments

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