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When was the last time you tried calling into your own--or another--dealership? Chances are high that the phone went unanswered, you were put on hold, routed into voicemail or were told that the sales or service person you're trying to reach is out to lunch.
The latest data collected from our call center agents is overwhelming: car dealers are missing way too many sales and service opportunities from lost phone leads. Behind showroom ups, these are the highest value inquiries…Continue
Added by Patrick Kelly on October 16, 2014 at 10:41am — No Comments
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Urbandale, IA--October 13th, 2014--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com), the industry's leading video marketing provider, today launched AutoflicksTM for auto dealers, live action videos that provide car shoppers with a virtual test drive experience for every vehicle in a dealer's inventory. Autoflicks are available for nearly every make and model and are designed to drive customers to a…Continue
Added by Brian Cox on October 13, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments
Last week, I mentioned 6 important social media updates you should look out for on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This week, it’s all about the recent changes to Pinterest -- and boy, there are quite a few. SPOILER ALERT: Some of these update launches are still in the works, but it's good-to-know information in planning your dealership's marketing strategy on this…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on October 9, 2014 at 6:42am — No Comments
Facebook’s Boost Post button can be a powerful tool to target people close to your dealership at a very low cost. Let me show you 7 ways you can use this button with results from other…Continue
Added by Rob Hagen on October 3, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
Let me start off by stressing the word social, these are going to be topics, events and days of interest that you can use to be conversation pieces with people in your online communities. None will be car specific but instead topics that might stimulate two-way conversations and recognition. People are pretty smart, they know ABC Toyota sells Toyota’s, you don’t have to tell them every day.
These topics will fall into the fun section of my 4-3-2-1 Rule of Facebook Posting. Each month,…Continue
Added by Rob Hagen on October 1, 2014 at 7:55am — No Comments
Many have felt that consumers better trusted product information and reviews written by neutral persons. According to new research by Vibrant Media, however,…Continue
U.S. auto sales have been racing ahead on the fast track, rising by 1.5 million in the last three years. Fueling the auto industry's acceleration is the 50-plus population, which…Continue
Added by Manny Luna on October 1, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments
As social media continues to grow, it’s about time it gets its own line item on your advertising budget. I’m not saying you need to totally replace other advertising means, but just that you need to trim a small portion off and dedicate it to social media.
As an example, I want to share with you a case study of a Valentine’s Day contest we did with…Continue
We are creatures of habit. Unfortunately, the habits of the general population has changed over the last decade to create a separation between where they buy cars and where they have them serviced.
What's more unfortunate is that dealers have really started pushing in the same…
Added by Jon Lamb on September 28, 2014 at 2:37pm — No Comments
|by Joe Tarell, Performance Improvement Consultant|
When the Internet caught hold in the 90’s, consumers became more educated about what they should pay…Continue
Message - Check. Email list - Check. Sent - Check. Successful email campaign - not checked.
That's the scenario that happens at way too many dealerships across the country. The problem isn't that they don't work. The problem is that they do work. I'll explain.
Email marketing, despite what so…Continue
Throughout history, public relations professionals have assisted companies in gaining exposure and getting the right message to the right audience at the right time. In the past, PR agencies relied on connections with journalists, media contacts and industry publications to relay relevant company news. With the…Continue
Added by sara callahan on September 17, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
Recently, Dataium, the world’s largest compiler of online automotive shopping behavior, released a guide on the top 7 ways dealers can improve their online marketing. We’re going to look at 3 that we feel are top priority.
“During major shopping seasons, 1/3 of all dealer traffic came from mobile…
Bob visits a website searching for a new vehicle. As he filters down to the model he is considering, he is confronted with a seemingly endless list of stock photos with similar prices. Frustrated at the lack of information, he leaves and attempts his search on another site just to get the same…Continue
Added by Brian Cox on September 16, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
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Urbandale, IA--September 15th, 2014--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com), the industry's leading video marketing provider, today introduced Timeline Marketing, a powerful tool that allows auto dealer personnel to update new and existing videos with dealership marketing messages in the form of banners and overlays. With a few simple clicks, inventory and dealership videos on both the dealer's website and on…Continue
Added by Brian Cox on September 15, 2014 at 8:48am — No Comments
Normally I would answer this in an instant and say that your list of customers and prospects as well as your relationship to that list is your most important business…Continue
Added by Bobby Hunt III on September 11, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
|by Dana Fornasar, Senior Product Marketing Manager|
There’s been some buzz recently regarding…Continue
Our industry has grown as one that is based upon now. Today. This week. This month. We rarely look forward to what's happening next quarter and we only look back to what we did…Continue
Added by Jon Lamb on September 8, 2014 at 1:50pm — No Comments
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Urbandale, IA--September 8th, 2014--Flick Fusion (www.flickfusion.com), the industry's leading video marketing provider, today announced the availability of VidMail, a video email marketing tool that makes it easy for auto dealer personnel to create customized videos for lead inquiries without ever having to leave their desk. Video emails are a proven way to increase open rates, click-throughs and…Continue
Added by Brian Cox on September 8, 2014 at 8:05am — No Comments
In 1991, a 5’2” 125-pound cowboy stared into the face of Wolfman Skoal. a young 2,000-pound bull with a bad reputation. So bad, in fact, that a $500 bounty existed for any rider that could tame the beast and ride a full 8 seconds. Wade Leslie accepted the challenge. As he mounted the bull in…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on September 8, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments