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A brand-new functionality that’s initially rolling out for iOS, Twitter is now making it possible for users…Continue
Behind every screen, device, or smartphone in today’s consumer economy resides something that has perhaps gotten lost in the unstoppable avalanche of digital noise. Are we as an industry starting to focus too much on the device, and not enough on the person behind it? All we hear…Continue
Added by David Metter on January 7, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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…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
There’s little doubt that the experience provided by auto dealerships in the past has jaded consumers into a stereotype and perception that isn’t necessarily accurate any longer, yet continues to persist. Because of this perception, companies such as Beepi, Carvana and more are creeping into the automotive space…Continue
Added by Joe Orr on December 9, 2015 at 6:42am — No Comments
Consumers put an endless amount of information online about themselves, often daily. However, several marketing strategies don’t use that information to their advantage. If online users are taking the time to educate brands about their behavior, likes, dislikes, wants, habits, etc., it…Continue
Added by Joseph Little on November 6, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments
Car manufacturers and dealers have historically focused on product quality and the driving experience to acquire new customers and encourage brand loyalty. However, product…
If you have a smartphone, chances are you have Apple Wallet (formerly Passbook) or Google Wallet. These applications are mobile wallets that store, among other things, applications like Apple Pay that enable people to purchase things with their phones. Of course, it's very unlikely that anybody is going to purchase…Continue
Knowing your target audience is essential to squeezing the absolute most out of your dealership’s marketing content. It’s often even more important than the product or service you provide. Your content can easily get lost if you aren’t targeting the correct audience, or content…Continue
Added by Joseph Little on October 12, 2015 at 11:45am — No Comments
Car shopping 20 years or so ago involved checking out ads in the local newspaper, taking a day to drive from dealer to dealer, and learning about hot deals through television advertising.
Fast forward to today.…
Added by Larisa Bedgood on October 8, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Comprehensive digital marketing solution offers new tools to measure marketing effectivenessContinue
Added by Paul Mirek on October 5, 2015 at 7:07am — No Comments
Today’s World Has Gone Mobile
It’s no secret, the world has gone mobile. Today, nearly two-thirds of all Americans are now smart phone owners, and for many these devices are a key entry point to the online world. Unfortunately, many websites are still not mobile friendly creating a frustrating experience when consumers try to navigate using their smart phones or other mobile devices. Mobile…Continue
Added by Owen Moon on September 28, 2015 at 12:47pm — No Comments
Hosted FOR dealers, WITH dealers, this Keynote Panel will feature leaders from some of the most progressive dealer groups across the country and also include technology frontrunners like Google and Facebook. Moderated by our very own PureCars CEO…Continue
We sat down recently with our Social Media Manager, Tori, to find out exactly how she spends her day. Does she spend it on her phone surfing Instagram and Pinterest? Or, is she busy helping to build a brand, researching trends and changes?
When asked what she finds to be a best practice and…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on September 17, 2015 at 1:01pm — No Comments
We as a society tend to focus on instant satisfaction and accomplishing your goals, or, workflow as quickly as possible. This becomes so much of our focus that we often don’t realize that what we are trying to optimize really only saves us milliseconds of our day. This holds true for many job roles, including…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on September 16, 2015 at 9:06am — No Comments
Written by PureCars CEO and Co-Founder, Jeremy Anspach
(As published in Dealer Marketing Magazine)
In the marketing world, not all tactics are created equal. What works for one industry or brand won’t necessarily work for another. Automotive marketing can take many forms because cars mean…
Added by Lindsay Kwaselow on September 15, 2015 at 1:14pm — No Comments
According to a 2013 survey by Google, in-market shoppers are researching more than ever before buying a car. In fact, on average, car buyers research 24 touch points during the process, including search engines, OEM sites, third party sites, and more. Need less to say, digital plays a big role leading up to purchasing a car!
Added by Larisa Bedgood on September 10, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
Today’s consumers are more modern, digitally-connected and always on-the-go. To target today’s auto shoppers, dealers must also follow suit – which means being on-line and becoming just as digitally connected. And dealers are listening. In fact, according to research by eMarketer, digital spend is on the rise and will only continue to climb over the next 5 years.…
Added by Larisa Bedgood on September 3, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Much like the rest of the social media world, Facebook is continually changing. One aspect they have been working on and improving is their approach to videos.
Thankfully, the days of scrolling through your news feed and…Continue
The automotive internet world in the late '90s and early 2000s was still in its formative development and there was a feeling of discovery and creativity. We who worked as Internet Managers at that time often took initial pay cuts to do so and faced the uncertainty of a position that…Continue