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Added by Paul Potratz on May 21, 2014 at 9:19am — No Comments

What Is Your Personal Image?







With everything going digital in recent years, we often forget that some things can use a personal touch. That's why it's important to work on your individual image to increase customer experience. Find out how you can make yourself more marketable.



Get the Hard Facts from Samantha Cunningham at POTRATZ, and learn strategies for improving your own… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on May 16, 2014 at 10:43am — No Comments

Facebook Changes and How They Affect You



Facebook is an ever changing medium for social discourse with more than 750 million active users. On September 21st, the Facebook algorithm changed to no longer broadcast the most recent posts of friends and groups an individual is associated with. Instead Facebook now displays the most recent posts in response to… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on September 21, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments

Enhance Your Dealership's Facebook Page with Custom Tabs

In today's Potratz online workshop, Dan talked about ways to enhance the look and features of your auto dealership's Facebook business page. One way to give a page a true "custom" feel is to add custom tabs with branded images, content, etc. In our experience with automotive advertising on social media, we find that the more customized the page, the more people like…

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Added by Paul Potratz on March 17, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments

Focus on the Goal in Your Dealership's SEM



What’s your ultimate goal in running a search engine marketing campaign for your car dealership? To get more clicks on your ads? To lower your cost per click and get the most for your money? To get more conversions when people fill out forms to get a quote? All of these things work step by step closer to your ultimate goal: to sell more cars. That’s what it comes down to.



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Added by Paul Potratz on February 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Grading Your Dealership’s Competition

In marketing for auto dealers around the country, we spend time analyzing their competition to see how they’re doing with everything from social media marketing to website lead management. In order to beat your competition out in sales, your dealership needs to take the time to look at what competitors are doing. Here are a few quick tips to analyze…

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Added by Paul Potratz on February 14, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New News on Newspapers

Warren Buffet recently announced he is leaving the board for the Washington Post Co. after almost a 40 year run.  On another note Rupert Murdoch's News Corp just launched the first i-pad only newspaper last week which it plans to charge 99 cents per week or $40 per year to read.  There has also been talk that the New York Times, the most visited news publication on the internet, will also start charging for it's on-line paper.



Dealers and agencies both know traditional newspapers have… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on February 10, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

The Time is Here, and It is Growing at Mach Speeds

Auto Dealership Website Analytics This weekend, I was comparing website analytics for 2010 vs 2009 for one of our dealers, which got me to thinking about how 2009 compared to 2010. Before I knew it, I was digging into analytics for 2008 and 2007.



Limiting myself to just one dealer's analytics could taint my findings with the improvement of the website, lead generation, SEO, SEM, etc. So to ensure the most accurate…

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Added by Paul Potratz on February 8, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Engage Mobile Users with Your Dealership's TV Ads

Automotive Marketing to Mobile Users While watching your dealership's TV ads, people with smartphones are probably using their phones and more than likely are online. In fact, according to a recent article by Engadget, a study by Nielsen and Yahoo! found that 86% of mobile internet users are browsing on their phones while watching TV, whether using mobile apps, browsing the internet, accessing social networks like Facebook or Twitter, or…

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Added by Paul Potratz on February 7, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments

Measuring Social Media Campaigns for Auto Dealers

Social media campaigns for auto dealers should be designed to deliver performance and ROI for dealerships and dealer groups. Not all campaigns should be evaluated the same, nor should the same metrics be used. In order to track the success of a campaign, dealers should set objectives upfront to help identify key performance indicators.



First, dealers should determine what their campaign sets out to…

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Added by Paul Potratz on February 4, 2011 at 8:28am — No Comments

Trending the technology wave

Technology is constantly changing the playing field in business; especially advertising.  Most people in the industry are always looking for the next big thing and automotive dealers are always looking for the next "silver bullet".  But sometimes you have to take a look backwards to keep ahead of the curve.



As new advertising tools are introduced it effects older technologies. Most people regard these older platforms as becoming obsolete... but are they in every case?  A good example… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on January 27, 2011 at 7:34am — No Comments

Potratz Welcomes Justine Cervenka

Potratz is pleased to welcome Justine Cervenka, an experienced advertising professional who has joined the team as Media Director. Originally from Cobleskill, she has returned to New York after working for multiple agencies in Arizona since 1992.



Justine has handled accounts for a variety… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on January 25, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

Drive Conversions with Your Dealership's Facebook Business Page

You can increase leads and conversions through your dealership's Facebook business page. However, you need to take an approach different from hard-sell methods you may have used in the past with traditional advertising. Social media marketing is all about building relationships with your…

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Added by Paul Potratz on January 14, 2011 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

Planning an Automotive Mobile Marketing Campaign

 

Perhaps you’re aware of all the hype…

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Added by Paul Potratz on January 12, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Marketing your Dealership's Service Center

How much of your dealership’s advertising budget goes into promoting your Service Department? Often times it seems that Car Dealers put so much time into getting the Front End ready for Lights, Camera and Action that the Back End gets neglected. Promoting your Service and Parts Center as well as the Body Shop is a healthy way to keep Car Buyers coming into your Service Bay even after their warranty is up.



Consider the age of the average vehicle on the road in your market. All of…

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Added by Paul Potratz on January 7, 2011 at 7:28am — No Comments

Couch Potatoes Go Social

Social media gives you the opportunity to talk to the world in real time about what you're watching on TV. By posting to Facebook or Twitter on your smartphone, you can reach far beyond the world of your ugly upholstered couch and tell the world what you think about what you see. Positive words about a show can encourage your friends to watch it, and vice versa.

Now, think about the millions…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 10, 2010 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Fording the Stream: Traditional to Social

So you're managing PR for an automotive brand rolling out a new model, and you're ready to reveal specs that the public is waiting to hear. How do you announce those specs? Traditional PR guidelines would say to write a press release and send it out to major media outlets. Well, for the new 2011 Ford Explorer, Ford has bypassed traditional media and revealed the vehicle step by step over social media.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on December 8, 2010 at 11:57am — No Comments

MyFace or Spacebook? MySpace Links with Facebook

MySpace, attempting to regain its former popularity as a social network, is now letting people sign up with existing Facebook credentials. This new MySpace Mashup feature will supposedly encourage Facebook users to get on, or back on, MySpace. Whether…

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Added by Paul Potratz on November 23, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Think Tank Tuesday: Innovation for Automotive Digital Marketing



Starting this week, Potratz will produce a short weekly video highlighting the latest trends in digital automotive marketing. Think Tank Tuesday will be a fun and informative source of advice…

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Added by Paul Potratz on November 16, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments

It’s Best to Stay with the Gorilla-Facebook for Automotive Advertising

The social networking and media jungle is constantly changing, and sometimes automotive dealers get lost trying to cut through the bush to

stay ahead of current trends. Although it’s beneficial to stay

knowledgeable in the shifting social media arena, using the 1,000 pound

Gorilla (Facebook) to its maximum potential will provide a dealership

with the biggest return on investment.



As we already know, Facebook is the world’s largest social networking…

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Added by Paul Potratz on November 15, 2010 at 7:55am — No Comments

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