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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 technologically advanced, and we really don’t know much about them…Continue
Added by Gina Reuscher on August 11, 2016 at 8:06am — No Comments
While lead generation is important, according to this article on Inc.com, many companies would see far greater results (and better, more-qualified leads) if more emphasis were placed on nurturing, engagement, and providing value through content…Continue
Added by sara callahan on July 13, 2016 at 5:21am — No Comments
Businesses today can no longer count on passive consumers; in fact, it’s a given that shoppers will enter your dealership empowered with more information and technology than ever before.
In order to build trust in your brand and win over savvy shoppers, it’s important to keep up with what’s important to them in the marketplace. While…
Today, it’s a content-drive world.
There is so much content in existence there’s simply no way any person could ever truly absorb all of the messages being thrown their way. Consumers have to get picky about what messages they choose to pay attention to and which to ignore. Frequently, that decision is made in…
Dealers are in for a wild ride. The next 5+ years will be filled with revenue from recall work; a shortage of technicians; shop capacity that can’t keep up with demand; parts availability issues; and, as a result, irate customers.
Recalls certainly challenge consumers’ patience and dealers can find themselves in a constant battle, fighting to put out fires,…Continue
When most people think about what public relations agencies do, they picture media relations, industry exposure and … well… lots of press releases.
The reality is that the public relations industry has been transforming itself as new technologies and strategies become available that help us gain optimum exposure…
Added by sara callahan on April 27, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments
Chapel Hill, N.C., March 31, 2016 - 3 Birds Marketing is proud to introduce its enhanced and expanded enterprise-level marketing and…Continue
Added by Paul Mirek on March 31, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
In an effort to gain exposure and effectively reach Facebook fans, one of the obstacles dealerships face in social media marketing is the continuous battle against Facebook’s algorithm. Facebook rolled out its ad platform attempting to monetize its platform and satisfy shareholders. As a result, businesses experienced an extreme decline in reach and were forced to either pay…Continue
Added by Paul Moran on March 25, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
In my last blog I discussed micro-moments – the critical moments, as defined by Google, in a customer’s car buying journey. I also covered the importance of having a strategy that caters to and attracts a customer’s attention at each touch point.
The 5 moments Google defines as important are: Which car is best? ; Is it right for me? ; Can I afford it? ;…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on March 24, 2016 at 5:55am — No Comments
So here is your blog tip for the week. Religiously watch normal media…Continue
So, you’ve decided that you want to send video responses to internet leads, but you don’t quite know where to begin. Well, first, congratulations! You have made an excellent decision that will engage more of your customers, build rapport faster and elicit increased responses. Now to the nuts and bolts of how best to do this:
Technology – The simplest…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on February 25, 2016 at 5:31am — No Comments
You’ve finally realized that you need to make some noise to get attention and implemented a content marketing strategy. You’ve rallied the troops. You’ve started social media postings. You’re working with a PR company to get press releases written and posted, and to coordinate blog and article strategies. Today is the day. Your first press release is sent. And you wait for…Continue
It’s been a week now since the seventh installment in the Star Wars franchise hit theaters, breaking all box office records along its way. I’m sure that there is much more money in Disney’s future. That’s the ending of this story. Now for the beginning...
Think about the many months leading up to the release of the latest movie. About how much Star Wars we…Continue
As 2015 comes to a close, it’s time to examine trends in digital marketing and predict what dealers should be prepared to consider and focus on in the upcoming year. 2015 has seen so much innovation and change, there’s no doubt 2016 will see even more.…Continue
Added by David Metter on December 18, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
You faithfully promote your Facebook page to your audience through your marketing efforts, e-mail signatures and website. You’ve enlisted employees or executives in your organization to start creating unique…Continue
Added by sara callahan on December 17, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
High-quality educational content has many great benefits... However, is it better to keep the content on…Continue
Added by sara callahan on November 11, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
While this content creates a great visual experience for web browsing and researching, it’s important to keep in mind copyright and intellectual property right laws if you wish to utilize any content on a website,…Continue
What's the best way to generate more leads from your website? Contrary to popular opinion, the answer isn't to "get more website traffic." Although a comprehensive digital marketing strategy is key to driving appropriate traffic levels to your website, unless those visitors convert into leads, that's money down the drain.
Before you spend more on search engine…Continue
As more content is posted online, in emails, and presented in webinars to clients every day, it is becoming quite a challenge to reach and create an impact on any target…Continue
As far as content marketing goes, the most popular types of content educate and help your audience make informed decisions. It’s not enough, however, to simply write a blog article and slap it on your company’s website. All content (great or otherwise) needs syndication of some sort. This could be through newsletters, via social media, or other avenues.…Continue
Added by sara callahan on August 5, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments