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Stop being so irresponsible with your business! Sure, you can look up to experts for strategies, ideas, and marketing tools, but don't let them take the wheel. It's ultimately up to you to start the conversation with your customers from the content on your website to the content posted on social media.
Don't let your marketing strategy become all about selling your product. Make sure you're providing a solution to the…
Added by Paul Potratz on July 22, 2016 at 7:25am — No Comments
Customer expectations are continuously evolving, and for businesses, it’s a matter of keeping up or getting passed by as shoppers look for opportunities that meet their needs in the most efficient and affordable ways. Dealerships are seeing the changes that have been brought on by technology as they see less foot traffic in their dealerships, yet still sell vehicles to consumers who are more educated about what they’re buying. Now, more than ever, it’s essential to meet shoppers’…Continue
Added by Joey Little on July 22, 2016 at 7:11am — No Comments
Sick of hearing about Pokemon Go?
You might be, or you might just be itching to get back to your own game while watching this week's Think Tank Tuesday. Kristin and Ali take over for Paul and explain why Pokemon Go may actually be a good tactic to try out for your business.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 19, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Communication and engagement go together like biscuits and gravy, like macaroni and cheese, like bacon and eggs. Most of the time, it’s pretty hard to have one without the other. (Who wants a dry biscuit anyway?) Now that everyone is hungry, it’s time to take a look at the many ways communication is at work in your dealership and…Continue
Added by Joey Little on July 13, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
While lead generation is important, according to this article on Inc.com, many companies would see far greater results (and better, more-qualified leads) if more emphasis were placed on nurturing,…Continue
Added by sara callahan on July 13, 2016 at 5:21am — No Comments
What’s your website doing while you’re not looking?
This week on Think Tank Tuesday, I reveal the steps you should be taking to increase conversion and traffic on your landing pages, and it’s more than just a "Thank You" page. After watching this episode of Think Tank Tuesday, your website will be successful in no time!…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 12, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
If you want to capture the attention of shoppers in today’s market, communication should be one of the sharpest tools in your toolbox. Remember the days of desk phones and tangled cords? The me-to-you approach of salespeople who told customers all about the cars on the lot? The…Continue
Did you know subject lines framed as questions get fewer open rates and replies?
Most people assume you SHOULD ask questions in your subject line in order to get more open rates when that’s not the case. You can also increase the…Continue
Social media platforms increasingly give video content preferential reach and content producers have adjusted their strategies accordingly.
In retail automotive, video is used very…Continue
Search engine marketing is valuable tool when used correctly. But it's not the be all, end all of digital marketing. You need to be able to step outside of your comfort zone if you want to achieve digital marketing success.
If you haven't already begun experimenting with other tools; now is the time. The first tool you should start with is email marketing. Tap into your current database and gather more information about your customers.…
Added by Paul Potratz on June 28, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Hopefully you’re already convinced social selling has a lot to offer your dealership. In fact, dealerships that want to win in today’s marketplace will need to get social—and fast—if they want to keep up with the competition. In addition to building…Continue
Added by Joey Little on June 28, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
Unique social engine lets shoppers select, build common ground with sales associate of choice before store visit
TAMPA, FLA, June 28, 2016 –…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on June 28, 2016 at 6:58am — No Comments
Are you testing your emails before you send them?
More than 80% of the population use smartphone and other mobile devices. Over 60% of people…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 24, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
Are you looking for fast and easy ways to speed up the success of your business?
This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul will go into detail about techniques you need to use to brand your business and become successful in no time. The first step? Ask yourself these questions.
Why are you unique?
What do you do as a business owner that is…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 21, 2016 at 11:27am — No Comments
Comparing yourself to competitors in the same market...is it really such a good idea?
In this week’s Hard Facts, Samantha explains why it's not always ideal to compare your business to a competitor's, but how to do it properly in the right circumstances. Watch now!…
Added by Paul Potratz on June 17, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
Attention to detail can lead to fewer car accidents. In this week's Think Tank Tuesday, Paul explains how being dumped into an automated voicemail system can make it extremely difficult for customers to access your business.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 14, 2016 at 11:38am — No Comments
Has your blog reached its greatest potential?
Your blog can boost traffic to your website, create demand for your products and services, and position your business as a credible resource for information. If you’re not utilizing your…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 10, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Could it be time to switch more budget away from paid search on Google to social media? You asked - I listened!
Switching to using only social media platforms for promotions could hurt you in the long run, seeing as Google is a "destination place" for many users. Increase your brand awareness by using both in your marketing campaign!
In this week's Think Tank Tuesday, Paul will answer this question and explain how you can use both Google's…
Added by Paul Potratz on June 7, 2016 at 12:47pm — No Comments
I'm re-launching my Think Tank Tuesday series next week. Until then, I've been encouraging business owners, entrepreneurs, and dealerships to watch the last 4 episodes on branding.
How important is a brand? Critical. Without a brand, your business will lack trust in its followers and won't gain loyal customers or increased sales.
Added by Paul Potratz on May 31, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
There have been countless studies about employee engagement and how, when engaged, employees tend to be happier, more productive and deliver a better customer experience. With a 70 percent annual turnover rate in sales, this is an area that the auto industry – at least on the sales side – has a problem with. Don’t…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on May 31, 2016 at 5:04am — No Comments