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Ready to make your Facebook Live game even stronger? As a business, it’s important to have brand ambassadors or other individuals to help promote your products and content. With this latest Facebook update, you can do just that.
Facebook has given business pages the ability to add individuals as contributors without giving full admin access to the page. This will allow them to go live on behalf of your business page right through the Facebook…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on April 28, 2017 at 11:25am — No Comments
Have you ever misinterpreted the tone of an email that a colleague wrote to you? Perhaps you thought a tersely…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on April 27, 2017 at 6:55am — No Comments
According to an article in Tire Business, it is essential for automotive service repair facilities to adopt and embrace technology. Last year was the first year…Continue
Added by Tim Clay on April 26, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
At the recent Adobe Summit, executive vice president and general manager, Brad Rencher, advised businesses that if they wish to survive in the future, they have to become “experience…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on April 25, 2017 at 6:49am — No Comments
Do you measure up? We spend so much money on television, radio, coupons, and other broadcasting for our marketing campaigns that we don't have a ton of attribution for.
So how do we track these results?
On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha is giving you a tip to better measure how your campaigns are performing. By using UTM codes and Google Analytics, you'll be able to decipher where your traffic is coming…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on April 21, 2017 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Convenience is one of the biggest factors that influences customers when choosing where to take their vehicles for service. For the younger generation it even trumps price. Independents know this and it is one of their key marketing messages, along with speed of service.
Dealers tend to fall behind in this…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on April 20, 2017 at 6:28am — No Comments
It’s time to start getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. So many times we avoid networking opportunities and meeting new people because it can lead to uncomfortable situations.
But, on this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, I give you 3 easy ways you can meet your new and potential customers. …Continue
In the wake of the backlash from the recent United Airlines incident, it has been widely reported that many airline CEO’s salaries are, at least in part, connected to customer satisfaction scores. In the case of United’s CEO Oscar…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on April 18, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments
Are women smarter than men? On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday, I discuss leadership and communication styles with Ali and Nicole, Marketing Communications Managers at Potratz.
See how different communication styles can affect your team, leadership, and work environment. …Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on April 11, 2017 at 2:27pm — No Comments
The title of this blog post originated from a thought-provoking interview with Chad Mitchell, senior director of digital communications at Walmart. In the interview he lays out a philosophy that every industry – especially…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on April 11, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
Will the Trump administration lower taxes, deregulate the industry and usher in an economic boom time? Or, will the auto…Continue
Added by Josh Blick on April 10, 2017 at 5:39am — No Comments
Chalk this up as a win! YouTube TV has finally been released. It's something you may have heard about for a while, and now you can see it in action in California, New York, and Philly. But why is it so important for your dealership? Your YouTube ads will play on TV!
Added by Paul Potratz on April 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Imagine feeling ill enough to visit the local hospital. Most of us identify the hospital as the one place that has the combination of diagnostic technology, patient history, the knowledge and the skilled clinicians in one location. In order for physicians to accurately diagnose your ailment, they take blood samples…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on April 7, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
As a business or a marketer, you can’t afford to be late to the game. Pay attention to where the market is moving and where the attention is at, and move with it!
Watch this week's Think Tank Tuesday to find out why Dan Allen thinks marketers ruin everything in relation to product…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on April 4, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Some dealership personnel tend to do things that really boil down to just CYA stuff. A customer comes into the service drive and is made to wait while their vehicle is inspected for scratches, dents or dings, which can take a few minutes --- time a customer doesn’t have.
The most valuable currency on the planet…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on April 4, 2017 at 6:38am — No Comments
Why do I ask? Well, if you work in a dealership, chances are good that you either review or are responsible for creating reports on a regular basis. For principals and managers, reports reveal important information such as how many units your dealership has…Continue
Added by Josh Blick on April 3, 2017 at 5:52am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Steve White on March 29, 2017 at 7:08am — No Comments
So many times business owners focus on the conversion or lead factor of their analytics. While this provides some insight into how successful your marketing campaign in, there's one crucial piece that you should be looking at.
Watch this week's Think Tank Tuesday to figure out what you've been missing in your analytics.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on March 28, 2017 at 11:13am — No Comments
A recent article in Automotive News tells the story of Carlos Liriano, a car dealer from New Orleans who migrated his dealership to Texas and brought with him a passion – gumbo. Initially, it started as a way…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on March 28, 2017 at 7:04am — No Comments