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Video has historically played a major role in car dealerships; from training with VHS tapes, to video messaging, text and Live Video Calling. As 2019 draws to a close and we approach 2020, it is clear that when it comes to consumer…Continue
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There are a huge number of travelers on domestic flights each year. Southwest Airlines, not unlike others, offers these passengers paid wi-fi, but, more importantly, in-flight entertainment. The standard of that entertainment has changed immensely over the years. In the not too distant past, flight attendants collected discarded newspapers and magazines and…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on September 5, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
Videos are essential for effective marketing and will continue to rise in importance in the future. They are engaging, and consumers would rather watch a video than click through a bunch of photos. I've talked plenty of times about the different types of videos. But for this blog, let’s get off VDPs for the moment. Some of the video content I recommend for…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on June 18, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments
Stitched photo videos have been around awhile. I’ve had many people ask me lately if they are still relevant, do consumers really watch them, and why dealers should have them when they already have a large number of photos and vehicle description on the VDP. My response is to remove personal opinions out of the equation and let the “data” do the…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on May 22, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
Consumers increasingly use mobile devices to view content online. Study after study cites the fact that mobile devices are on a continued rise as the preferred medium for content. They surpassed desktops not too long ago and will undoubtedly continue to rise in dominance.
Mobile devices are always at hand, can be used almost anywhere, and are…Continue
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Flick Fusion COO Tim James shares his advice on how auto dealers can start adding video to their marketing strategy in part 1 of this 2 part video…
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Tim James shares why simply having video content isn’t enough in the second video blog in this series.
Added by Timmy D. James on April 30, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
Live video is taking over. If you have been on social media anytime lately, you probably noticed the barrage of streaming Facebook Live videos.
In addition, videoconferencing has replaced boring teleconferences on just about every major platform. Why? Because, while we supposedly…
Added by Timmy D. James on March 16, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
To quickly review, the fundamental basic blocks of a video marketing strategy include:
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In my last blog, I shared the five types of video content you must have when beginning your video marketing initiative. To recap, they include: New Model Test Drive, Inventory, Value Proposition, Testimonials and Lead Follow-up.
Hopefully you’ve begun the process of…
Added by Timmy D. James on September 15, 2016 at 6:16am — 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, 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
If you still aren’t sold on the importance of video marketing, it only takes a brief glimpse into recent news to illustrate just how important video is in marketing. There are many news stories relating to acquisitions, statistics and trends, which highlight the increasing importance – and value – that platforms of all kinds are placing on video content. The common thread…Continue
In this high tech age, there are numerous tasks that an Internet or eCommerce Director has to tackle in order to correctly market their dealership and its inventory. In the past, you were doing a great job if you were writing custom detailed vehicle descriptions and taking multiple photos of your pre-owned vehicles. You were a superstar if you were also doing these things for…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on December 8, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
For many car owners, their vehicles become an extension of their lives, a partner, and something that they have a true emotional bond with. In most places, cars are necessary to life. We use them to get to work, visit friends and family and take our kids to football practice. According to…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on November 3, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
In 1991, a 5’2” 125-pound cowboy stared into the face of Wolfman Skoal. a young 2,000-pound bull with a bad reputation. So bad, in fact, that a $500 bounty existed for any rider that could tame the beast and ride a full 8 seconds. Wade Leslie accepted the challenge. As he mounted the bull in preparation for his ride, the bull promptly lay down in the pen. He considered…Continue
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In a recent article published on Marketing Land, an author used the famous concept of Moneyball and applied it to content marketing. If you aren’t familiar with the Moneyball concept, it began when Billy Beane became manager of the 2001 Oakland Athletics. Mr. Beane hypothesized that…Continue