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Consumers have grown tired of the countless vanilla marketing messages many companies keep sending (and yes, that includes OEMs and dealers.) However, the marketing tactic that is enjoying success is relevant marketing directly aimed at a specific individual. Relevance is the key to winning today’s consumers. But, it’s not only about relevance, it also…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on October 25, 2019 at 7:18am — No Comments
Today's consumers want marketing that is personalized to them. In the past, marketing has always been about broadcasting the same message to everyone. Attempting to catch as many "fish" as possible. That strategy no longer works in today’s modern world of consumer shopping behavior.
To truly capture a customer’s attention and win their…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on July 26, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
As more dealers turn to fixed ops to grow profits, it's important not to overlook the power of video. Video is a great tool for building customer trust because it allows you to address the perception that dealerships charge too much or try to sell customers unnecessary repairs.
An effective video marketing strategy for your service department…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on December 5, 2018 at 7:15am — No Comments
Added by Timmy D. James on July 12, 2018 at 8:15am — No Comments
Live video is taking over. If you have been on social media anytime lately, you probably noticed the barrage of streaming Facebook Live videos.
In addition, videoconferencing has replaced boring teleconferences on just about every major platform. Why? Because, while we supposedly…
Added by Timmy D. James on March 16, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
I’ve spoken many times about the types of video a dealership should produce outside of inventory videos to create an emotional connection to your brand, dealership and…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on February 15, 2018 at 4:54am — No Comments
Virtual Reality has been quite a craze recently with video gaming and other consumer electronics.
However, the high cost of entry and expensive units limited its reach. Even Google’s cardboard VR glasses required smartphones that cost upwards of $700. The Oculus Rift Goggles were even more expensive…
Added by Timmy D. James on December 15, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
In video marketing, many people think that to simply start making videos is enough. While it’s certainly a great start, there’s actually a lot more to it. In fact, I’d even go so far to say that simply beginning to make video at your dealership is more like showing up for your first day of football practice. The coach didn’t simply split everyone into two teams and have a…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on March 10, 2016 at 6:56am — No Comments
Ever since cellphones gained video recording capability, people have insisted on shooting video vertically. Despite all the harassment and corrections received from peers when sharing a vertical video - “Hold the phone sideways!” - Some things never change. Those black bars that bookend the video when taken vertically certainly aren’t the most attractive. They…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on August 12, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
In determining the effectiveness of video marketing, perhaps the metric most used is views - How many views did this video get? In fact, in a recent study by Yahoo-owned video platform Brightroll, 31 percent of polling respondents from over 70 ad…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on July 27, 2015 at 6:14am — No Comments
As a sales and marketing professional, you probably learned a long time ago that the best way to present your products is by using words that paint a picture. Not just any picture, a picture that puts each shopper in the picture; helps them visualize owning your product; and then mentally experience the emotional pleasure that results from that…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on August 8, 2014 at 6:22am — No Comments