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Sales and marketing change quickly these days. The strategies and tactics that seemed cutting-edge only yesterday seem to have become obsolete overnight. At the core of every successful and resilient strategy though lies a timeless concept: the importance of building trust. Why is trust so important to grow a successful business? How do you build trust with customers? Why are there so often gaps between how you view your trustworthiness, and how you customers do? Read on to find…Continue
Added by jon nigbor on December 11, 2018 at 11:30am — 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
Quite simply, it's about reach. Most dealerships can reach about 50 percent of their customers…Continue
Added by Kevin Winter on November 28, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
Balancing customer engagement and the cost of advertising is your key to increasing your marketing return on investment (ROI).
Sounds simple, right? It is – and it starts with a digital-first strategy. This variation on multi-channel marketing uses digital media channels (such…
Added by Kate Spangler on November 26, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
As dealers face mounting pressure to exceed sales and service quotas for the year, the ability to find new customers is key to reaching goals. But conquesting is never easy, primarily because you have to rely on third-party data instead of the first-party customer data in your DMS.
Partnering with the right marketing vendor is the first step.…Continue
Added by Kevin Winter on November 16, 2018 at 7:12am — No Comments
As a marketer or decision maker in your company, you’d love to find a lucky break. Something your competitors aren’t taking advantage of. So what if there were a platform hiding in plain sight, broadly overlooked within your industry? Here’s the thing: there is.
To examine this situation, let’s meet Jeff. Jeff is a B2B marketer at Hypothetical Business Corporation of America (HBCA). Like nearly two out of three marketers these days,…Continue
Added by jon nigbor on November 12, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calf., November 5, 2018 - fusionZONE Automotive, LLC, the automotive industry’s highest-performing dealer website solution, today announced that company founder and popular speaker, Brett Sutherlin, will present a session titled, Increasing Online Conversion is not as Hard as You Think!” at the upcoming…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on November 5, 2018 at 7:20am — No Comments
Running an online business is an increasingly popular and lucrative idea. Many people have started online businesses out of their house, and they have used the Internet to reach consumers around the world. This is a cost-effective way to operate a business, but you will still need to invest in infrastructure and technology. Because your business will operate online, you will need several web-based…Continue
Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 1, 2018 at 5:07pm — No Comments
Columbus, OH (October 30, 2018) -…Continue
Added by Steve White on October 30, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments
Not just another third-party listing site, Facebook…Continue
Added by Todd Smith on October 30, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
But no ideas come to you. The more you think about it, the more frustrated you get, until you…Continue
Added by sara callahan on October 30, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
In our industry, conversion rates are horrible. A great dealer “might” convert at a higher rate, but many are missing the boat on the majority of their website visitors. There are many reasons why this is true. However, the sad fact remains that it is.
Imagine making some simple tweaks to your website…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on October 29, 2018 at 7:27am — No Comments
Business is established with hard work and lots of efforts which are significantly time-consuming and make you work hard on it. Creating a land-based activity, it is the very first thing that requires your consideration. After that, you have to focus on the online business and marketing. Building a good website or web design helps in various manners.
It is necessary that you focus on the selection of best web design which must be responsive and thoroughly optimized. It will help in to…Continue
Added by Karen Anthony on October 29, 2018 at 2:44am — No Comments
If you are tasked with the management of a smaller or larger team of experts or professionals, you understandably need to ensure that each member of your team stays on task and does quality work. The timely completion of excellent work may be essential, and it may be something that you could be held accountable for. However, some bosses have a tendency to interfere with employees’ efforts…Continue
Added by Brooke Chaplan on October 25, 2018 at 4:09pm — No Comments
I actually wanted to flip the title of this blog to “why use one word when a hundred will do?” People tend to use FAR too many words these days in PR and marketing material – they simply don’t know how to keep it short and relevant.…Continue
Marketing your business these days may seem less straightforward than the TV ads of the past, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be easy. In fact, with the right mix of video content you can attract customers more effectively and more economically than ever before. Read on to learn the best ways to use video content in your marketing.
1. Ads on Social Media
As we covered in…Continue
Added by jon nigbor on October 23, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
Companies and organizations involved in the design, development,…Continue
Added by Cynthia Madison on October 16, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments
Latent semantic indexing, or LSI, influences SEO marketing more and more as Google does a better job understanding search intent.
To be effective with SEO you have to know how LSI influences how a consumer searches for a car…
Added by Jon Hedges on October 12, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
It hasn’t been that long ago that customers were only able to handle customer service issues in person or by phone. Now, of course, there are many options for customers including social media, chat or through reviews. What would you do if a customer were standing in front of you paying you a compliment? Hopefully, you…Continue
Added by Todd Smith on October 12, 2018 at 7:10am — No Comments
Arguably, one of the most important marketing channels any dealership has is their website. Think about it. How much money do you spend simply to get customers there? When you combine all marketing efforts including, but not limited to, SEO, SEM, some third-party listing sites and…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on October 12, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments