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The expanding role internet plays in marketing has made online marketers to evolve useful strategies for marketing their products and services online. Contents play vital roles in creating information about any product or services for internet users. Video marketing helps create powerful contents…Continue
Added by Manny Luna on August 21, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
|by James Fabin, Sr. Product Marketing Manager|
Over the last two years we’ve been hearing more and more about the importance of watching VIN activity. The proof is out there – the more activity a vehicle receives, the faster it moves off your…Continue
Added by Cobalt on August 20, 2014 at 9:08am — No Comments
Closed Loop Analysis
|by Dave Hollander, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager|
Tired of listening to the marketing mumbo jumbo that everyone loves to use but hates to explain?…Continue
Five Proven Ways to Win
the Hearts and Minds of Car Buyers...
Approach your life as you would your game....
...when you make a mistake, learn from it, correct it, and get ready for the next point. Life moves too fast to sulk and dwell on the past.
...when you're down, fight harder to get back on top. Life is full of hardships. Fight hard against those feelings of despair.…
Added by Manny Luna on August 7, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
|by Katy Scheck, Director of Interactive Marketing/Marcom|
I’m a typical Seattleite when it comes to baseball— a rainy…Continue
Added by Cobalt on August 5, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments
As a PR professional, my primary goal is to assist my clients in achieving the most exposure possible and build top-of-mind brand awareness among their potential customers. To help better understand how to best position my clients for success, I did a little research on how dealers perceive vendors and their…Continue
For nearly two decades, most dealers have been divided in the way that they advertise. There is normally a budget for "traditional" advertising and a separate budget for "digital" advertising. While more dealers are consolidating their budgets, it's more than that. Should we be looking at it all as one…Continue
Cross Channel Advertising Optimization
|by Dana Fornasar, Sr Product Marketing Manager, Advertising & Business Intelligence & Part-time Digital Demystification Delegate at Cobalt.|
Are you tired…Continue
If there's one thing that gets me riled up when talking to dealers, it's finding out that there are two completely different strategies being applied to their traditional and digital marketing. It made sense a decade ago when the digital age was first coming into existence in automotive marketing. It…Continue
There is a ton of confusion out there when it comes to digital and traditional marketing. Despite the rise of the "savvy dealer" over the last few years, it is still clear that many of the offerings companies are putting out there focus on intangible results.
Don't get me wrong. I know that there are…Continue
Added by Jon Lamb on June 8, 2014 at 2:03am — No Comments
25 Things Veteran Managers Need to Hear
(But don’t want to…)
In life, we all need someone to just tell us the hard truth. Even when it’s something we really don’t want to…Continue
Last week, AutoPoint headed to the 16th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition in Atlantic City, NJ. We were very excited to see many new faces that were able to attend the Digital Dealer Conference for the first time as it visited the Northeast. Sessions were all well attended &…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on May 15, 2014 at 6:09am — No Comments
Contrary to popular belief, advertising isn’t just about creating brand awareness, though that is one step of the process. Actually, advertising’s goal is to create customers, or so says Daniel Newman, digital marketing contributor to Forbes Magazine.
In a recent article, he explained, “With the proliferation of digital marketing, social media, and the hyper-aware consumer . . . the role of marketing has evolved. . . . Having said that, the growth of new channels hasn’t changed the…Continue
Added by rubyjadesmith on May 3, 2014 at 4:19am — No Comments
A recently released white paper based on a collaborative study between Cars.com and GFK, reported that consumers are leaving dealership service in favor of independents due to a…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on April 24, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
Many dealers, however, outsource much of their digital marketing to…Continue
In a recent announcement by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, it was revealed that Yahoo will soon stop allowing its users to login using their Facebook or Google credentials. This move is an effort by Yahoo to better control its…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on April 8, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments
Yesterday as I traveled home from Digital Dealer Workshops in Chicago this was the question that was weighing heavy on my mind. I spoke with a lot of Dealers and Internet Managers there and not many had very good things to say about their marketing partners.…Continue