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Added by Paul Potratz on July 30, 2014 at 8:52am — No Comments
You can't expect to see an increase in overall sales if you're afraid to put money towards your advertising budget. Freeing up budget is easier than it sounds, especially if you know how your current allocation of funds should be laid out.
On this week's…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
This photo cracks me up because it looks as if the guy wants to make sure that you've noticed how good he looks in the reflection of the car!…Continue
Added by Michael Cirillo on July 24, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
It's as cliche as it comes. The best defense is a good offense. The best offense is a good defense. We've heard it a dozen times in different contexts, not the least of which are sporting events like football. As strange as it may seem, the saying has its most profound meaning when it pertains to car…Continue
Still not making more money?
Have you tried everything but still can't increase your profits? If you're struggling to bring in more money--even with all of your current marketing…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 22, 2014 at 8:26am — No Comments
That is the very definition of Automotive Inbound Marketing.
Have you ever noticed that the vendors in the automotive marketing space who are…Continue
Recently, certain companies have faced major scrutiny for poor handling of customer concerns. How you treat customers is a reflection on how your business operates as a whole.
This week on Hard…
Added by Paul Potratz on July 18, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments
When we think of mobile marketing, we are usually thinking in terms of two primary areas of concern.
1) We are thinking about whether a dealership has a mobile optimized website, and
2) We are thinking about whether or not the dealership is suited well for a text messaging campaign.
In the case of needing a mobile optimized website, it doesn’t really matter what your business sells, your location will benefit on a local level from having a mobile optimized website. …Continue
Added by Mike Maggs on July 17, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
As a PR professional, my primary goal is to assist my clients in achieving the most exposure possible and build top-of-mind brand awareness among their potential customers. To help better understand how to best position my clients for success, I did a little research on how dealers perceive vendors and their…Continue
If you haven't started employing digital marketing then you're missing out on tremendous potential. Digital is generating excellent return for the brands using it to promote their business—your competitors included.…
Auto Dealerships are now taking advantage of SMS Text Message marketing to build a more profitable business. What text messaging offers the dealership is the ability to construct a contact database from the mobile telephone numbers of their patrons. Of course, having a contact database is not significantly different from having an email or newsletter list, except for people’s response to receiving text messages. Currently, according to multiple research firms, SMS messages are opened and…Continue
Added by Mike Maggs on July 14, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
The overall turnover rate for the automotive industry is 35%—and as high as 76% for female sales consultants. It’s clear from the numbers that there’s an issue that needs to be addressed.…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 11, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments
The fact that people are spending more times using their mobile devices can be either an enormous opportunity, or an enormous headache, for your business. The headache comes as a result of the new questions that mobile device use causes business owners to ask:
1) Will customers and prospects still visit my website? If so, how can they see it on that little screen?
2) If they are on the phone and not at their computer, will they read my emails?
At the same…Continue
Added by Mike Maggs on July 11, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Cross Channel Advertising Optimization
|by Dana Fornasar, Sr Product Marketing Manager, Advertising & Business Intelligence & Part-time Digital Demystification Delegate at Cobalt.|
Are you tired…Continue
As an Auto Dealer, you know that one of the most important parts of your business is marketing and promotion. Reaching people with the right message about what you do is crucial to getting prospects to try you and getting customers to come back to you. In just the last two decades, there has been a dramatic shift from reaching people by newspapers, radio and broadcast television to reaching them on their personal computers. That does not mean that the need to advertise in newspapers,…Continue
Added by Mike Maggs on July 10, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
[This is part 6 in the “What’s the Big Deal With Data Anyways?” series. Click here to read part 5]
The whole goal of this series is to help dealers…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on July 9, 2014 at 5:02am — No Comments
Are you making the right decisions with your dealership’s advertising budget? If you’re focusing on what’s cheap and not what’s smart, you could be neglecting key components of your marketing strategy.…
Added by Paul Potratz on July 8, 2014 at 9:08am — No Comments
It is clear that people are spending more time than they used to, accessing the Internet from their mobile devices. As a matter of fact, according to a report in E-Marketer, a leading marketing news and research company, as of mid 2011, people are on average spending at least one hour engaged on their mobile phones throughout the day. In the United States, that is a 30% increase over the calendar year in 2010. It is safe to say that for the near future, businesses will have to be…Continue
Added by Mike Maggs on July 7, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Last week, Samantha covered video pre-roll and how you can develop your content strategy for optimal effectiveness. This time around, she discusses the various ways in which you can target people to achieve more success from your video pre-roll campaigns.
On this episode of …Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on July 4, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
We installed our “Text Quote Button” at a Ford dealership and we continue to see an increase in mobile activity off their desk top website each month. Since the install of the Web To Text Lead Generator, consumer mobile leads almost doubled in 3 short months.
Consumers surveyed say, it makes it easier to negotiate and found the text option refreshing.
One consumer who came to the Florida area from Tennessee on vacation opted in for a text quote on a new truck and…Continue
Added by Mike Maggs on July 2, 2014 at 6:15am — No Comments