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Anyone who has worked on any Volkswagen business knows that they have some of the strictest – if not THE strictest advertising guidelines, of any automotive manufacturer.
From their dealer guidelines:
“Volkswagen Corporate Design is not a question of…Continue
Added by charles bayer on June 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Suddenly out of nowhere “content marketing” has emerged as the absolute hot new thing that will make your brand or dealership a household name.
All the marketing gurus are spruiking this phenomenon in their blogs, webinars, social media pages and wherever they can…Continue
Added by charles bayer on May 27, 2013 at 7:06pm — No Comments
Just as many industry observers are predicting that in 2022 car sales in China will top 35 million units annually, the U.S. Public Research Interest Group (PIRG) is saying that America’s love affair with the car is cooling.
Their data indicates that while all demographics…Continue
Added by charles bayer on May 16, 2013 at 4:44pm — No Comments
Exciting news from my colleagues at Creativa…YouTube is moving to One Channel!
So what does it mean to your videos and business? Well as a YouTube Channel Owner the first thing you will notice is that your channel design will change. I bet you’re thinking – but that’s not fair… I just got it all…Continue
Spike the Rhino is an award winning Australian advertising campaign created by Yarra Trams to encourage pedestrians to look, listen and be alert around Melbourne trams – which can weigh as much as 30 Rhinos.
The other day I was in a dealership speaking with an owner. He said to me "I have 315,000 VDPs" to which I responded "wow, that it is great". He then said to me "however, VDPs do not cash checks, sales do". I was so happy to hear that because here is someone that really gets it. I am not saying that focusing…Continue
Added by Stan Sher on April 14, 2013 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Experian recently released a white paper titled, “E-Mail…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on January 23, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
Peter Martin, CEO…Continue
True that the majority of the 11 are aimed at B2B marketers, there ar several that I find relevant to all of us - if not entertaining. I particularly like 1, 2, 8, 9 and 11. Which infographics appeal to you?
Shared from our friends at Eloqua.
Well made infographics have a way of clearing up clutter, organizing stray bits of data into a coherent narrative.
For marketers this kind of visual organization is invaluable for one simple reason:…Continue
Added by Joe Schwartz on December 31, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
One of the first leads we received when we first started the Internet Department was from 3 hours away on a new Pathfinder. After an initial back and forth via email and a productive phone call, the salesperson went to the manager for some availability and pricing information. “Just get them in,” was the answer.…Continue
D on’t fight it dealers. Mobile email is here to stay, "According to a study by Litmus, more email is now read on mobile (36 percent) than on a desktop (33 percent) or via webmail (31 percent), and opens in mobile devices have increased a full 80 percent in…Continue
Added by Ketty Colom on November 8, 2012 at 6:41am — No Comments
I've written a lot about the importance of having a mobile friendly auto dealership website given the increase in smart phone usage, but when your dealership sends emails, are you also taking mobile into consideration?
A recent study by Knotice, an…Continue
An alarming trend has arisen on the Internet side of automotive sales and it is called "Email Template Theft" (ETT for short). This may be happening to your Internet sales team right now or your team could even be the guilty party. Have you ever received an…Continue
A/B and multivariate testing is a proven email optimization strategy that can drastically improve open rates, click rates, the user experience, and ultimately sales and service conversions that impact your marketing ROI.
Added by Amanda Meuwissen on September 17, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Are you missing out on sales because your marketing message is focused only on price points? If you're only focused on price, you are not connecting with customers…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on September 5, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Like many people, worthless emails reach our inbox every single day. Recently, there has been one common theme that every piece of spam or advertisement email has in common. That is the email Header.
It is very commonplace to insert a Header into all dealership emails. The majority of mystery shop responses we receive include the dealership’s header emblazoned across the top. While we understand that it immediately brands your dealership to the person opening the email, we believe…Continue
It is highly likely that the vast majority of emails that your dealership is sending to customers and prospective clients are being opened on a mobile device. Reports show that mobile email clients are set to surpass desktop and webmail client usage by the end of 2012.
The reports also show that mobile email usage jumps on weekends, when most people are away from work computers. What is…Continue
Added by Rob Fontano on June 9, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments
Sending out a monthly email newsletter is not only a cost-effective method for nurturing leads, but also keeps your dealership top-of-mind, builds trust and loyalty, and encourages the right buyers to engage with your sales team at the right time. According to the Marketing Sherpa 2012 Lead Generation Benchmark Report, “On average, organizations that nurture their leads experience a 45%…
Added by Aaron Hassen on June 7, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments