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Google+ makes Internet Search Social

Where Google Wave and Google Buzz fell short before, Google+ presents a new take on social media and looks to prevail.  One of the things going in Google’s favor is the familiar site design.  Does the below picture look similar to you at all?  Notice how Mark Zuckerberg’s profile is laid out in a similar fashion to Facebook

Bing has recently taken a social approach by using…

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Added by Paul Potratz on July 6, 2011 at 6:33am — No Comments

Barking up a different tree

Approximately 63 percent of all US household own a pet. Now how many of those households have cars? On a recent episode of Top Gear on BBC, Jeremy Clarkson (one of the hosts) says about a quarter of British households have a dog, and a car that can’t handle a dog is basically useless.  That means there is a lot of opportunity for you the dealership to expand your marketing. Why you ask? Well many of these customers take their animals into consideration when purchasing a… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on July 4, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Charging into the Electric Car

As of right now California has the most electric car charging stations. But other states are not far behind. In fact, a key legislative committee in Connecticut is about to act on legislation intended to improve the infrastructure for electric cars. Basically it will require an update to state building codes to address electric car needs, develop a plan to promote electric car use, and encourage installation of charging stations. The bill would create a sales tax exemption for hydrogen fuel… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on July 3, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hey Buddy, Wanna Buy an Online Review?

Did you know there are people all over the world who’ve had a 5-star buying experience at your store?  Yep, there are literally thousands of fake “customers” getting $10/hour to write glowing reviews for dealerships.  I feel compelled to tell this story because the result of this practice… Continue

Added by Kathi Kruse on July 3, 2011 at 8:09am — 1 Comment

How Green is your Dealership?

A lot of car advertising is now focusing on “green” cars. Hybrids, electric, hydrogen all of these vehicles help the environment and help the wallet.  When purchasing goods consumers are also looking at the company itself. They want to support “green” companies.



Consider becoming an Energy Star rated building/dealership. This way as you focus your automotive marketing campaigns on the “green” cars you can… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on July 2, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Facebook app to BranchOut on its own

The Facebook app BranchOut is shaping up to become a new venue for professionals to connect. What can this mean for the automotive marketing field? Well, this app could help increase professional network connections and boost discussions between the customers and the automotive marketing industry. By understanding your customers background and work environment you can better tailor your automotive marketing and advertising to fit their passion points. 



BranchOut is an app that enables… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on July 1, 2011 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

There Might Be An "App for That"

Applications (apps) for phones are big right now and we see them being advertised for various goods and services in almost every industry. Essentially, there are apps for just about anything; there is even a restroom locator app for those long car rides. The question is, how can an app affect you, the dealership and your automotive digital advertising campaign?



Currently Kelley Blue Book and cars.com both offer apps for the iPhone and Android. These apps allow car buyers to research… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on July 1, 2011 at 6:40am — No Comments

+1 Button Comes To Google Adwords for Dealers

The +1 button which has been added to organic search results is now coming to your Adwords campaign. I love how Google continues to "socialize" SERP pages and it also changes the game in regards to being on Google Page One.

18 months ago being on Page One was the goal of most Automotive SEO strategists. Today, you need to make sure your online reviews, social media "likes", and now "+1's" also show…

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Added by Brian Pasch on June 28, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

CarFinance Capital Rolls Out in Texas

 

Following successful launch in CA, CarFinance Capital brings specialized non-prime financing services to auto retailers in nation’s second largest car market 

 

Irvine, CA – June 28, 2011 – CarFinance Capital LLC (www.CarFinanceCapital.com), a new, specialized provider of non-prime auto financing for automotive dealers, today announced that it has launched in Texas.…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on June 28, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

What does basketball have to do with automotive marketing?

 

Here’s a lesson from Sports Illustrated that will explain (and sorry, it doesn’t involve the swimsuit models)…

In February 2009, the editors of Sports Illustrated asked the players in the National Basketball Association this question: “With a game on the line – where one shot will win or…

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Added by Malinda Terreri on June 28, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Dealer Feedback from PCG Pitstop in Chicago

I wanted to share some feedback I received from our Chicago Pitstop.

 

One of the dealers said to me that not only was the education some of the best he received, but the fact that he could bring multiple people from his dealership for less that the price of going to a larger conference was priceless.

His team was able to attend all 12 workshop session and he was so excited for the knowledge his team will be able to bring back to their dealership and impact production…

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Added by Glenn Pasch on June 27, 2011 at 12:27pm — 3 Comments

AutoUSA Becomes Authorized Agent for AVA Virtual Sales Assistant for Auto Dealers

Fort Lauderdale, FL – June 27, 2011 – AutoUSA announced today it has become an authorized representative for the AVA Virtual Sales Assistant by AutoFerret.com. Designed to augment efforts of Internet sales staff in auto dealerships, AVA engages…

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Added by Holly Forsberg on June 27, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

Mobile app for automotive industry

As a dealer, your main business is automobiles so you may ask, “What is mobile marketing?” Well, it can be summed up as follows: providing permission based, relevant, targeted and easy to use branded content and offers to millions of consumers. The best way for you to tap into this market is through mobile applications that are designed to keep you in constant contact with your customers while allowing them to access you and your inventory at any… Continue

Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on June 22, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Learn Your Online Clout with Klout

You send out your direct mail, place newspaper ads and get radio spots all for your car dealer marketing efforts. In the end, what you really want to know is your ROI, and for a good reason. If you’re going to spend the time and money, you want to track the results that are being produced and know that your marketing plan is effective.

But how do you…

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Added by Stacy Mueller on June 22, 2011 at 8:14am — No Comments

PSCars.com Licenses Tools to Enhance Auto Dealer Websites and better Showcase Stores to Sell more effectively to Online Vehicle Buyers

 

Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and the host of the blog talk radio station WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time, announced today that he accepted Practical Systems as a new vendor client.  Practical Systems hosts a new consumer centric marketing platform with some unique perspectives on how automobiles should be purchased…

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Added by Philip Zelinger on June 20, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

How To Sell A Car on Facebook: Automotive Social Media In Action

It's one thing to set up a great company Facebook profile for your automotive dealership. It's another thing entirely to start seeing car sales out of your social media presence. Our digital agency recently came across a great example of an auto dealership brilliantly handling a customer question on their Facebook page. Check out how their social media skills lead them several steps closer to a conversion.

 

As internet marketers, we spend a lot of time helping clients with…

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Added by Dave Buesing on June 20, 2011 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Top 6 Facebook Marketing Mistakes Dealerships Make

Social Media marketing is on the rise in the dealership world and many stores are struggling to manage the basics.  Using content to generate leads is tricky business.  It’s not something a dealer can hand off to a subordinate easily.  There are lots…

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Added by Kathi Kruse on June 20, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments

Knowing (and Conquering) SEO in Your Car Dealer Marketing

By now, we all know the value of SEO, or “search engine optimization,” and we potentially use it in our arsenal of automotive marketing.  But to many of us, including those who work with it, SEO is a big mystery. According to Google, there are over 200 SEO factors that go into search results. No one individual can know all of these.

We all want our page to be at the top of the results whenever somebody does a Google search and we are likely…

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Added by Stacy Mueller on June 17, 2011 at 7:18am — No Comments

Introduction to the Autofusion Company Blog

Autofusion is one of the leading providers of website management and internet marketing solutions in the United States. We offer complete website solutions, from custom website design, creation and active management. To help car dealerships maximize their engagement with a wide customer base, our company creates and…

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Added by Richelle Farley on June 13, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Importance of video presentations for auto dealers

You are always looking for ways to differentiate your dealership from the others in your area. You pass out flyers and run commercials on the local networks, and the other dealerships do the same. You post banners and have specials, and the other dealerships follow, sometimes with bigger signs and even a mascot dancing on a corner. What else can you do to break away from the pack? You must do what the competition is not doing, and one thing that can set you ahead is having…

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Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on June 13, 2011 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

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