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LinkedIn is making moves to be one of the largest social media platforms for professionals. The shift is growing toward more members who are looking for freelance work and members who are growing into entrepreneurship.
LinkedIn has capitalized on this with Profinder. But how does this relate to you as a business or a job seeker? Watch this week's Hard Facts with Samantha for more information on how this will help you find the right career…
Added by Paul Potratz on August 26, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments
Chapel Hill-based provider of digital marketing platform, data analysis, and client support services named to 2016 Inc. 5000
Chapel Hill, N.C. – August 26, 2016 – For the second year in a row, 3 Birds Marketing has been named to the Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking of America’s fastest growing private companies. This list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small…Continue
Added by Paul Mirek on August 26, 2016 at 8:05am — No Comments
Customer loyalty is something every business needs and desires. Some companies are spectacular at accomplishing it, while others struggle.
According to a study by DMA, perhaps we’re missing an important fact… not all loyal customers are the same.
DMA’s “Customer Engagement 2016” study, takes customer loyalty a little further. It narrowed the pool…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on August 26, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Think about the value propositions most dealerships present to consumers. Free car washes, fast transactions, oil changes, low prices, etc. They’re all so similar that, in reality, they cease to differentiate one dealer from another. The simple fact that they aren’t unique just about negates the offer for consumers…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on August 26, 2016 at 5:26am — No Comments
Smartphones are responsible—in a BIG way—for how the automotive market is changing. Not only are consumers more mobile, they’re also empowered to access more information than ever before while on the go. They have the power of Google in their pockets, and they aren’t afraid to use it. Everything from vehicle comparisons to consumer reviews to feedback about specific dealerships is available…Continue
Added by Joey Little on August 25, 2016 at 10:07am — No Comments
Is your phone ringing off the hook? Probably not.
In this week's Think Tank Tuesday, Paul reveals that by sending a simple ringless voicemail drop, you can start the conversation with potential customers that may not have answered an email or other advertisement. Grab more leads and build your business by utilizing this low cost, lead generating strategy.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on August 23, 2016 at 8:24am — No Comments
And, when both are presented on the same page, consumers would rather watch a video than read text. For that simple…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on August 18, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments
Part II: Generation Z, the Mobile-First Generation
In Part I of this series, The Millennial Mindset, the focus was on millennials and their impact on the marketplace—and not without reason. The fact that they are over 75 million strong in the U.S. alone gives them…Continue
Added by Joey Little on August 17, 2016 at 8:37am — No Comments
With some of the largest advertising budgets in the world, auto manufacturers also represent one of the biggest consumer markets. So what we can learn from these…Continue
Added by Ljuben Georgiev on August 15, 2016 at 4:05pm — No Comments
The Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” has become a cultural phenomenon in our country. Sharks are relatively mysterious and most people don’t know much about them. Cars are very similar in nature. We know that we need them and which ones are cool, but most people don’t really know how they work. And not only that, as…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on August 15, 2016 at 7:27am — No Comments
These days, online reviews are a big part of that decision process. If managed incorrectly, these reviews can easily flip your prospective customer away from your dealership and into the lap of your…Continue
Added by sara callahan on August 11, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
In the classic movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, we received a filmmaker’s glimpse into what humanity would experience in the event of a U.F.O encounter and actual physical contact with an alien. To many dealers, Millennials are very similar. They’re very different from past generations, are far more…Continue
Added by Gina Reuscher on August 11, 2016 at 8:06am — No Comments
If you’ve ever worked in automotive retail, you know that there are constant internal struggles going on between employees and their departments. The structure of most dealerships actually encourage this – similar to how a salesperson’s pay plan incents them to sell cars.
The most obvious friction…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on August 9, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
With the downturn in the economy looming large over everyone's head dealers are turning towards social selling and trying to generate leads on the social media platforms.
However, there's a few mistakes I see just about every dealer make so if you're struggling to generate leads on social media here's why...
FACT #1: Publishing content is not going to get people to buy.
Sure you will get likes and comments but that does…Continue
Added by Gus Skarlis on August 2, 2016 at 9:13am — No Comments
With all of the recent epiphanies that thought leaders in ours and other industries that businesses should be spending time and effort cultivating relationships, spending money and basically treating customers right, I thought it time to re-visit this whole “customer loyalty” phenomenon. Customers don’t really care…Continue
Added by Arnold Tijerina on August 2, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Have you seen these 2 features that Google has slowly been rolling out? Both relevant to your business, these features will increase your click-through rate, your mobile site traffic, and your conversion rates.
Price ad extensions are the most useful to every business because it has…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 29, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Do you remember the days when your mailers were based on actual sales events? Let’s go back in time: back to the days when the sale ran for eight hours only or was valid for just two days—not five. The idea was to crowd the showroom and create a buying atmosphere with a real sense of urgency, as…Continue
Added by Alexia Henson on July 29, 2016 at 8:07am — No Comments
A little over a year ago, the founder of a credit card payment processing company made an unorthodox move that resulted in some very mixed reactions and a whole lot of media attention. Dan Price, founder of Gravity Payments, cut his own salary by 93% (from $1 million to $70,000 per year). He did this so he could pay…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on July 27, 2016 at 6:13am — No Comments
Added by Larisa Bedgood on July 26, 2016 at 11:14am — No Comments
We live in a world where we're tricked into thinking we know the bigger picture. In reality, we don't!
Nan Mossey takes over for Paul in this week's Think Tank Tuesday to debunk a few common misconceptions about the marketing and advertising world. From getting more PDP views to customer reviews, Nan will teach you how all of these busted myths can affect your business.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 26, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments