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We live in a world where we're tricked into thinking we know the bigger picture. In reality, we don't!
Nan Mossey takes over for Paul in this week's Think Tank Tuesday to debunk a few common misconceptions about the marketing and advertising world. From getting more PDP views to customer reviews, Nan will teach you how all of these busted myths can affect your business.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 26, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
Let's get serious.
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
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
I am a reluctant mechanic at the best of times. I hate fiddling under the hood of my car and I am sometimes tempted to give it to the mechanic to top up my water and oil. I know, I know – fairly pathetic, right? But, I guess there are more of us than you think.
When it comes to headlights – I have no great desire to have any look or to go beyond the safety offered by my cheap little halogen filament bulb (mostly because the mechanic changes this when I put the car into…
Added by Fisk Automotive on July 17, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments
Get a vehicle repossessed is a tragedy for a lot of people, but for the new buyers, this can be a deal! Repo vehicles, particularly boat repo are quite cheaper than the actual vehicles. They offer people the opportunity to save thousands of dollars. At the same time, they are mostly in…Continue
Added by Olivia Grey on June 11, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments
Email marketing continues to be one of the most effective online marketing strategies that dealerships can conduct. In fact, nearly 75% of adults say that email is their preferred method of communication (Apogee…Continue
Added by Larisa Bedgood on May 24, 2016 at 4:36am — No Comments
Your employer is obligated to provide all the medical benefits that are required to relieve and cure effects of an occupational disease or injury that you have suffered. All these medical benefits should be provided without any deduction, co-insurance, co-pay or any other financial obligation. There are four major types of benefits that you can receive if you are injured while on the job. These advantages include:
Added by Leona Zoey on May 15, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments
Purchasing a car is a dream for most people as it incurs investing a huge amount to get a high end model. Of course, some people find it difficult even to purchase a basic model. While this being the case, there are some individuals who want to trade in their car or truck for a high end vehicle. If you are one among them, just keep reading this…Continue
Added by Rahul Paul on May 6, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments
If you live in a cold weather area you know that you need to keep your car ready for the cold weather months. In any winter, you car can get slammed with snow, ice and even rain. Add to that, the wear and tear that salted roads and potholes have on your vehicle and you know that your car goes through a lot. There are thankfully a few tips you can take to keep your car running smoothly in the cold.
Added by Rich Blogger on January 13, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments
Community is the foundation that keeps our cities standing tall.Feldman Automotive realizes this and believes it’s important to…Continue
Added by Joey Little on October 30, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
We live in an age where information, services, products, and data are at our fingertips. It is expected that there will be 2.16 billion smartphone users by 2016. Many of these users use their devices as a primary internet browser. This means the amount of people using traditional desktop browsers is beginning to diminish and mobile devices are becoming the norm.…Continue
Added by Nick Jakubowski on August 20, 2015 at 7:40am — No Comments
Over the past few months, my team and I have been figuring out a way to effectively communicate the benefits of mobile advertising to auto dealers. Our answer finally came in the form of an infographic. Let me know what you think!…Continue
At ActivEngage, we’re not just at the cutting-edge of chat technology, we also eat, sleep, and breathe live chat strategy. Our unique methods have helped us become the most trusted live chat provider in the automotive industry.
Today, we want to share some of our best-kept chat secrets that will undoubtedly increase your…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on April 1, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
I am not sure the folks at Edmunds.com would want you to remember, but most dealers still recall back in October the advertisement Edmunds launched on YouTube, entitled “Absurdity of Haggling” which, with no disguise, belittled car dealers by showing a grocery clerk trying to gouge shoppers on items such as bread and squash. Dealers quickly recognized this and tagged it in social and conventional industry media, and, after…Continue
Added by Elena Ciccotelli on March 16, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments
Jiffy Lube. Valvoline. Pep Boys. Midas. These are the names your shoppers see when they search the Internet for service and parts options.
Because although dealers have made great strides in digital marketing, the majority of their online efforts are geared towards moving inventory, not fixed operations.
To help your service and parts get to the…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on March 11, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: not all chat providers are the same. Vendor priorities vary, software technology can be user-friendly or not, not all providers hire chat teams within the US, and the quality of managed chat conversations are not equal.…
Added by Lisandra Ramos on February 27, 2015 at 7:48am — No Comments
I was actually reading a Contently article called “…Continue
Social media kicked off the New Year with some interesting updates geared toward increasing content exposure and diversifying communications tools. While some automotive professionals have expressed thatsocial isn’t selling cars, these updates may yet give us hope!
So far, here are 2015’s five social media updates your dealership…Continue
In a previous blog post, I discussed the importance of using live chat conversations to build rapport with your online shoppers -- and how this can help improve your dealership’s follow-up processes.
But what about the trackable data acquired through live chat outside of the content in a conversation -- such as consumer click path and the…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on January 15, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
People buy from businesses they like, trust, and know -- which is a big reason why establishing rapport is so important in the sales process, both on the showroom floor and on your dealership’s website.
The number one reason live chat will fail at your dealership…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on January 6, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments