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Consumers have grown tired of the countless vanilla marketing messages many companies keep sending (and yes, that includes OEMs and dealers.) However, the marketing tactic that is enjoying success is relevant marketing directly aimed at a specific individual. Relevance is the key to winning today’s consumers. But, it’s not only about relevance, it also…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on October 25, 2019 at 7:18am — No Comments
Today's consumers want marketing that is personalized to them. In the past, marketing has always been about broadcasting the same message to everyone. Attempting to catch as many "fish" as possible. That strategy no longer works in today’s modern world of consumer shopping behavior.
To truly capture a customer’s attention and win their…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on July 26, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
As more dealers turn to fixed ops to grow profits, it's important not to overlook the power of video. Video is a great tool for building customer trust because it allows you to address the perception that dealerships charge too much or try to sell customers unnecessary repairs.
An effective video marketing strategy for your service department…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on December 5, 2018 at 7:15am — No Comments
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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
I’ve spoken many times about the types of video a dealership should produce outside of inventory videos to create an emotional connection to your brand, dealership and…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on February 15, 2018 at 4:54am — No Comments
Virtual Reality has been quite a craze recently with video gaming and other consumer electronics.
However, the high cost of entry and expensive units limited its reach. Even Google’s cardboard VR glasses required smartphones that cost upwards of $700. The Oculus Rift Goggles were even more expensive…
Added by Timmy D. James on December 15, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
The first thing most people do when meeting someone new is to introduce themselves. This first meeting can quite easily dictate the future outcome of the relationship. If you come off as insincere or indifferent, the other party will probably not engage you again. However, greet someone with genuine interest and sincerity and you just might…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on May 13, 2016 at 1:02pm — No Comments
This worked pretty well for a while. However, with the rise in the importance of reviews, some companies chose to act unscrupulously and falsely boosted their reputation by posting…Continue
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
In video marketing, many people think that to simply start making videos is enough. While it’s certainly a great start, there’s actually a lot more to it. In fact, I’d even go so far to say that simply beginning to make video at your dealership is more like showing up for your first day of football practice. The coach didn’t simply split everyone into two teams and have a…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on March 10, 2016 at 6:56am — No Comments
Social media is a great place for brands to get their message out to the masses using video. Not only are more people watching video on Facebook, but the platform itself is also giving it extended reach in order to entice marketers to publish more video on Facebook. Another really great (for marketers) feature of video on Facebook is that it autoplays in a user’s…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on August 17, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments
Digital Marketing plays such an important role in a business’s success today that it is easy to forget how young this medium truly is. It has, in fact, experienced a growth explosion that is historically unparalleled. A new innovative marketing product seems to emerge almost on a daily basis. And everyone promises that if you use this new “insert buzz word here,” then you…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on July 13, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments