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You can't have a successful business unless everyone is on board with the process. Learn how to spot the gaps in your company's strategy on this week's Think Tank Tuesday.
Added by Paul Potratz on April 1, 2014 at 7:39am — No Comments
Philip Zelinger, the host of the blog talk radio show - Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising - is scheduled to review a new Social Marketing Initiative being introduced by Driving Loyalty in the second quarter of 2014. The show will air on Monday, March 31st, 2014…Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on March 30, 2014 at 5:47pm — No Comments
A recent interview with former Apple VP of Worldwide Marketing, Allison Johnson, offered up some interesting insights into the legendary businessman Steve Jobs.
In her interview, she explained how the two words that Jobs hated most…Continue
Yesterday as I traveled home from Digital Dealer Workshops in Chicago this was the question that was weighing heavy on my mind. I spoke with a lot of Dealers and Internet Managers there and not many had very good things to say about their marketing partners.…Continue
Does your website make shoppers feel good about their purchase? What is the advantage of buying from your brand instead of one with a better price? Learn how your website can help shoppers justify a purchase on this week’s Think Tank Tuesday.
Added by Paul Potratz on March 25, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments
There has been a question that has popped up over the years ever since the rise of the internet as a valid marketing venue for car dealers. Should dealerships and vendors teach automotive industry people about marketing or should they teach marketing professionals about the car business?
An interesting article on the Forbes website shared the results of a recent study by Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends. The study was the result of an extensive…Continue
In a world filled with loyalty programs, it’s always interesting when I talk to a dealership that harbors doubts. The cost involved in having a loyalty program is minimal compared to the revenue generated. However, at times it seems as if dealers are intimidated by the effort it would take to…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on March 18, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
On March 9, the popular television show “60 Minutes” aired a segment titled “The Data Brokers: Selling Your Personal Information”. In the segment, Steve Kroft interviewed various privacy experts who explained how…Continue
Automotive advertising agencies have adjusted to accommodate consumer preferences that have shifted from shopping at their local auto row in favor of a growing number of online options.
The shift from conventional radio, T.V. and print media to digital advertising including websites, banner ads, S.E.O./S.E.M strategies and even email vs. direct mail has matured into even more consumer centric social…Continue
Forward thinking automotive advertising agencies understand that most changes in the auto industry are driven by technology; however, all of them are powered by human nature. The evolution from word of mouth referral systems relying on relationship based sales processes to today’s consumer driven social marketing messages can be traced to their common element; people like to do business with people that they like.…Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on March 13, 2014 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Data security is becoming an increasingly public concern as databases from large retailers continue to be breached and consumer information exposed. Congress is holding hearings this week with top data security professionals to discuss how best to prevent future breaches. The concern is so high that Congress is…Continue
Added by Scott T. Joseph on March 12, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments
Automotive advertising agencies must constantly reinvent themselves to keep up with consumer preferences. When customers discovered the internet automotive advertising agencies were forced to follow them online. New tools like web sites, conversion applications to capture customer information, banner ads and S.E.O./S.E.M. strategies were developed to replace radio, T.V., and print production services. …Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on March 9, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Automotive advertising agencies and marketing consultants often leverage their resources to maximize the R.O.I. from their auto dealer client’s advertising investments. Since social marketing is powered by customers sharing their experiences online throughout their shopping, buying and ownership cycle it is logical that advertising agencies should rely on this viral media.…Continue
Do you want to grow your business without working more? Find out ways to move the rocks in the road that are stopping you from moving forward. That's this week's tip on Think Tank Tuesday.
Added by Paul Potratz on March 4, 2014 at 8:49am — No Comments
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “Work your pay plan.” It doesn’t matter whether you held a position in sales, service, or parts, this advice has always been considered good. Towards the end of the month, when Sales Managers need those extra units sold on the weekends in order to hit bonuses from the…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on March 4, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments
Social marketing may be the next best thing but, like all successful next generation solutions, it is built on the foundation of proven old school wisdoms. Word of mouth advertising pre-dates today’s technology driven social marketing as a proven way to build a business. The fact that people like to do business with people they like and that trust is the foundation for any transaction is a reflection of human nature which is the basis for long term business…Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on March 2, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments
Many dealers are intimidated by the concept of “customer loyalty.” The simple attempt at trying to design and implement a strategy that creates lifetime customers is certainly a daunting one. It takes a lot of work and effort to accomplish this, for sure. However, just like you train your sales…Continue
Do you think you are doing everything you can but can't figure out why more money isn't coming in? There may be one key component missing. Find out what you are missing to reach your goals this week on Think Tank Tuesday.
Added by Paul Potratz on February 25, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments
As reported by Automotive News, Audi has begun integrating iPads into their franchise dealer’s sales force. With their iPad tablets, which they’ve named, Sales Assist, they believe that young consumers…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on February 20, 2014 at 6:09am — No Comments