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Steve White's Blog Posts Tagged 'attribution' (41)

Traffic Attribution vs Sales Attribution: What’s the Holy Grail of Marketing Measurement?

Part 2: Sales Attribution …

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Added by Steve White on September 11, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Traffic Attribution vs. Sales Attribution: What’s the Holy Grail of Marketing Measurement?

Part 1 of a 2-part blog discussing the value and pros and cons of Traffic vs. Sales…

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Added by Steve White on August 31, 2017 at 7:00am — 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

How to Accurately Measure and Track your Customer’s Full Journey

Creating an Attribution Infrastructure 

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Added by Steve White on July 28, 2017 at 6:30am — 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

Ad Blockers: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

In the great wide world of online, display ads are everywhere. Top of the page, right, left, bottom – and, sometimes even popping up and floating in your face. Many consumers find these ads intrusive, especially when they are irrelevant. So, they simply ignore them – or, stop visiting the sites on which they appear

In fact, consumers have become so annoyed with…

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Added by Steve White on May 23, 2017 at 6:43am — No Comments

Don’t be so Quick to Judge

A question I often get asked is, “When is the right time to cut a marketing source if it does not seem to be working?”

 

Almost every vendor and/or marketing source requires time to perform – whether that’s PPC, SEM, SEO, TV, radio, newspaper, email, lead providers or third-party listing sites – it’s all the same. Give any source a mere 30-day judgement call…

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

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

A Simple Way to Test CRM Sourcing by Your Salespeople

When it comes to marketing attribution, there’s one vital activity that even the most advanced algorithms and technology cannot interpret – inaccurate human input. While no CRM system can provide you with accurate marketing attribution, it contains data that is invaluable to the process. Because getting accurate data into your CRM is the first step toward attribution,…

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Added by Steve White on March 29, 2017 at 7:08am — No 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

Clarivoy Announces Native Integration of Multi-Touch Sales Attribution Solution into Google AdWords

For the first time auto dealers can have total certainty how many vehicles AdWords sells

 

Columbus, OH (November 9, 2016)Clarivoy today announced the native integration of its industry-leading Multi-Touch Sales Attribution solution…

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Added by Steve White on November 9, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

How Will You Stay Competitive in a Down Market?

With automakers expecting a slow-down in sales we should soon see how each manufacturer chooses to respond.

 

Typically, when looking to boost sales, OEMS add incentives or special lease deals. However, that may not be the right strategy. These types of campaigns tend to end up starting a domino effect that creates a catalyst for competing manufacturers to offer…

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Added by Steve White on November 3, 2016 at 7:21am — No Comments

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